#KillerSerials: PREACHER, “El Valero”

This week, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of PREACHER on AMC TV, Odin's spiritual & theological crises, the last stand at the Alamo, and Jesse's willingness to sacrifice his power for Eugene. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: PREACHER, “He Gone”

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss this week's episode of PREACHER on AMC, the role of Cassidy as moral conscience, the brilliance of Ruth Negga (be sure to check out the trailer for LOVING), and what the hell Quincannon's up to. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: PREACHER, “Monster Swamp,” “The South Will Rise Again,” & “Sundowner”

After a brief hiatus due to travels, tragedies, and holidays, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss the last three episodes of Preacher on AMC. In this episode, they discuss the nature of Genesis and its effect on Jesse, the loss of humility as a preacher's downfall, and Eugene's insight into guilt, forgiveness, and penance. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

BLOODLINE, Season 2: Confession and the Pasts that Haunt

In my reflections on the first season of Bloodline, I highlighted themes of unresolved grief, guilt, and the desire for revenge. I also argued that Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), the black sheep of the Rayburn family, functioned equally well as a ghost that haunted the family and a sacrificial lamb on which the family projected their fears and failings as he did an actual real, living character. While the second season "corrects" some of my misreadings of Danny's intentions on returning home in the f … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: PREACHER, “The Possibilities”

This week, Craig Detweiler (professor of communications at Pepperdine University) joins Ryan Parker to talk about the latest episode of Preacher on AMC. They talk about divine complexities, reading John Muir in a slaughterhouse, and how the series captures the best of Bonnie and Clyde and No Country for Old Men. Listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: PREACHER, “See”

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker continue their discussion of Preacher on AMC, which is shaping up to be every bit the character-driven drama as it is supernatural, thriller, Western. They get nit-picky about the presentation of religion, but love the struggle at the heart of Jesse's character. And how about that chainsaw scene?! Listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: PREACHER, Pilot

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker tackle a new show on #KillerSerials, AMC's Preacher. Adapted from Garth Ennis' cult classic comic series, this new killer serial promises loads of religious talking points with a colorful cast of characters and a narrative that revolves around themes of revenge, sin, forgiveness, and the presence/absence of God. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, Ep. 10

This week, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the season one finale of The Path on Hulu. They also interview series creator Jessica Goldberg to talk about developing characters, crafting a religion, and what the series is really all about. Listen after the jump and subscribe on iTunes. … [Read more...]


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