Episode 24: Realistic Fantasy and um Fantastic Reality…
This episode of the cast got even more delayed while I swanned off on a camping trip – the antithesis of television and all technology really but so very pleasant.
1m42s Rosemary has been watching (and tweeting/ facebooking incessantly about) Game of Thrones
03m06s One of the characters described this new epic drawma from HBO as a cross between Lord of the Rings and The Sopranos. Rosemary doesn’t agree.
04m51s As Rosemary rambles on about Targarians and zzzzz I begin to fear that we have lost our one listener!
05m50s Rosemary is smitten with Jason Momoa. Elle a raison! (Pic) She recommends Game of Thrones which is on Sky Atlantic
06m33s Based on a series of books by George RR Martin. Honestly.
07m49s I currently have a big issue with dead people coming back to life. In fact they’re giving me nightmares thanks to The Walking Dead
08m32s Rosemary announces she is cancelling her television subscription and hints that her treatment at the hands of UPC has something to do with it. We don’t get into it on this occassion… The axe may be ground in the future.
09m41s We discover that Rosemary is too young to recognise Andrew Lincoln who plays the lead character, Rick Grimes, as Egg from This Life. I’m getting my Officially Ancient Cert in the post next week.
12m05s I’m dubious that the pathology of the virus would allow to spread so quickly. I don’t say it quite so succinctly in the podcast of course.
13m91s My mind is kind of boggled by how representative the group of survivors he happens upon happens to be. I’d be suspicious.
13m57s I admit to not being completely immune to Andrew Lincoln’s charms
15m04s It’s a very stressful programme, The Walking Dead.
15m30s No bones about it I reckon I’d be a zombie. There’s no way I’d have the marksmanship skills to last jigtime
16m36s Rosemary asks me to nail me colours to the mast: do I like The Walking Dead?
17m21s This podcast haz it all: Huckle the cat haz tings to say about Ze Walking Dead
18m47s I’m not sure how they’re going to sustain it for the second series although the scientist Jenner’s whispering obviously has a lot to do with this. Eyeroll.
18m56s I also reckon it’s a very cheap series to make. Small ensemble cast, few locations, some money spent on make-up and stunts but no crazy special effects.
19m24s I demonstrate my zombie squidgy sounds. Foley obviously runs in families.
19m51s And I’m loving it even though I HATE zombies. Hate them.
21m24s So in one fell swoop Rosemary RUINS True Blood Season 3 for me. Bah!
21m32s True Blood Series 3 Spoiler Alert
22m58s Rosemary is unhappy with the direction that the Tara character is taking. She used to be sassy.
23m42s What Rosemary objects to is the manner in which TV represents homosexuality as an alternative, a choice, an antidote to heterosexuality.
24m14s Not only is Tara a lesbian; she’s also a cage fighter. Sigh.
26m17s Rosemary bemoans the fact that Sookie has also lost her sassiness and has gone all doe-eyed in S04.
27m08s We agree to disagree on Eric’s attractiveness
28m27s Rosemary says she loved True Blood but really the shine has gone off it somewhat
28m37s I ask Rosemary if they are still adapting the Sookie Stackhouse books for the TV series or have they departed to their own storylines?
28m59s I wonder has Rosemary ever read any of the bookes? She hasn’t read a full book but what she has she thinks is a little rubbish.
29m44s Nobody calls “fluffy” books for men what I mistakenly calls mick lit.
30m09s Come Dine With Me Ireland started recently
30m32s We wish we’d invited Alan back to talk about CDWMI
31m54s Rosemary shares more of her own homegrown wisdom…
32m37s I haven’t done my homework “Reality Bites Back: the shocking truth about Reality Television”
32m50s I have a particular, not uncommon I’d say, problem with reality tv in Ireland
36m07s I admit that I didn’t love His & Hers but as this is a TV podcast rather than a movie one we don’t dwell on it.
37m06s Maybe we’ll do a podcast about TV interiors…?
37m10s Rosemary has also been watching real life. If you’re Made in Chelsea
42m26s We didn’t get a chance to talk about Google Baby or Season 4 of Mad Men so look forward to that.