This week, we catch up with some recent fannish news and give an intensely spoilery review of the BBC Sherlock Christmas special — or what NYC HQ can remember of it, anyway. And then we get knotty with special guest Nora Bombay to talk about Alpha/Beta/Omega, that trope that you hadn't heard of before, but seems to be everywhere now. We discuss where we think it comes from, why it seems to have sparked such interest, and share a few recs along the way, too.
We put the I, and Eff Bee Ihhh---ncoherant wailing, because this is our episode about one of the seminal shows of recent memory and modern fandom: The X-Files. Hoyden and Xenakis join Pru to talk about Mulder, Scully, how they found the series, what might have made it such a phenomenon, and how we feel about the upcoming six-episode miniseries. Chaneen also drops by for a non-spoilery quick chat about the first of the new episodes. We talk conspiracy, romance, shipping, the relative uselessness of Fox Mulder through the lens of an adult female viewpoint, and whether Skinner is getting hotter with time. (Yes.) Strap in, and for God's sake -- don't drop your service weapon.
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How many times can you say the word lovely in an hour and a half? We test that out this week as we delve into our favourite (or favorite) cooking competition shows. Tune in for Great British Bake Off spoilers, Masterchef Australia, Masterchef Junior, Masterchef, Top Chef, Barefoot Contessa, Paula Deen, and more. And then we get de-railed by One Direction and take a detour into fandom meta, because of course we did. Come on, listen to us wax poetic. Bring a snack.
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How creepy can we be about a cannibalistic serial killer and fetishizing his gorgeous dinners before the NSA comes after us? Find out, by tuning into our post Season 3 conversation with Raz and Kit. We talk the two arcs of S3, we talk the passionately bonkers Hannibal fandom, and we talk where we think those two crazy kids ended up...after ending up at the bottom of a cliff.
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- A Conversation With Dr. Lecter on the Strange New Season of Hannibal
- Grace Cafe by loghain
- Chine by gryvon
- Entertainment Weekly's "Everything Hannibal Wore"
- (Bonus rec!) Fanmix: "I have seen all the things you have seen"
- Consenting to Dream by Emungere
- In Keedysville by becks
- Vid: Silver Linings Playbook by Mental Rebellion
- Vid: Blank Space Hannibal edition by Sam