#29 is BREAKIN’ THE LAW! BREAKIN’ THE LAW!

Breakin’ the law! Breakin’ the law!

Hey everyone! We’re back, and we’re breaking all of our rules with #29! 

This time we decided to break out of usual format and do some cult TV, some cult ALMOST-TV, and a movie we’ve both seen already (we’ve broken that rule before, but whatever; it’s still rule-breakin’).

My pick this time around is the notorious Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video, the scandalous 1979 TV pilot by the incomparable Michael O’Donaghue.  This program was intended as a “week off” show for Saturday Night Live way back in it’s second season, but the network guys only watched about five minutes of this bizarro oddity and said no way are going to air this on network television…

Mr. Mike and one of his illustrious guest stars…

For my viewing pleasure Paul chose Crime Story, the 1980’s TV series by 80’s mainstay Michael Mann.  Starring Dennis Farina, this 60’s period piece is part film noir throwback, part social commentary, and part great 60’s playlist.

 

A screenshot of Dennis Farina relaxing…

Our third choice this time around comes courtesy of our special guest Christine Adams: the homage to 80’s materialism American Psycho, starring Christian Bale in his star-making turn as Patrick Bateman. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, this film blew my mind when it came out in 2000, and all three of were thrilled to break our rules to talk about this very polarizing film…

The 80’s were such a mellow time…

We had a blast recording this episode, as always, but it was a special treat to break out of our usual routine and discuss these three oh-so-different programs.  We also talk about what we’ve been watching lately (IT, anyone?) and we announce what we’ll be doing for episode #30…

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Crime Story – 1986-1988
American Psycho – 2000

 

 

 

 

 

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