Killer Serials

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In the latest episode of the podcast, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the second episode of the HBOMax limited series, Beartown. They talk about the portrayal of sexual assault, the many problems with Kevin, and the impact of hockey success on the rest of the town.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the first episode of the HBOMax limited series, Beartown. They talk about delaying the inciting incident, small town similarities between Sweden and Minnesota, crazy hockey parents, and all the side eye.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the final episode of the Netflix docuseries, Murder Among the Mormons. They talk about "the big reveal," false narratives and proto-Trumpism and proto-Qanon implications, and the death penalty.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the second episode of the Netflix docuseries, Murder Among the Mormons. They talk about what the serialization of this story says about how we consume content; how they wish it would've been a feature-length dramedy (in the vein of War Dogs); the detectives' search for the bomber; Shannon Flynn's poker face; and Mark Hofmann's liver.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker turn their attention to the new Netflix limited docuseries, Murder Among the Mormons, directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom. They welcome Jana Riess, Killer Serial's resident Mormon, to discuss all things LDS and to give some context to what we've seen (and will be seeing) in this series.
In the latest episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the season one finale of WANDAVISION, now streaming on Disney+. They talk about why it felt a little like a let down even though there were more beautiful moments between Wanda and Vision, how COVID impacted the storytelling, and where we go from here.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode 108 of WANDAVISION, now streaming on Disney+. They talk about Wanda's ghosts of tragedies past, American exports of sit-coms and bombs, and that line from Vision...you know the one.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode 107 of WANDAVISION, now streaming on Disney+. Side note: Tony's finally watching Ted Lasso and, spoiler, loves it. But for the series at hand, they talk about the lack of a clear protagonist within Westview, the "surprise" Agatha reveal, the weaponization of fear and anger, how to disarm fear, and how all of this is intersecting with our pandemic moment. The article on the Agnes/Agatha character in comics history: https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/19/22291025/wandavision-agnes-agatha-harkness-mephisto-theory.  
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode 106 of WANDAVISION, now streaming on Disney+. They talk about what the TV aesthetics of this episode might say about Wanda's control; Vision's vision of reality; Agnes' imprisonment; and the ways in which Westview mirror what often happens at megachurches when things get out of their leaders' control.
In this week's episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker break down episode 5 of WANDAVISION, streaming on Disney+. They talk about Wanda's agency and grief and the effect that this has on the residents of Westview...and herself. They also talk about simulation theory and whether or not we're just all brains in a vat.
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode 4 of WandaVision, now streaming on Disney +. They welcome Tommy Hall on the show to talk about what might be going on in the world of Westview, the series as it relates to Wanda and Vision's past appearances in comics and film, and how we are surrounded by a host of individuals fighting to preserve their own created worlds in the face of chaos and uncertainty.
Tony Jones and Ryan Parker dive into the new world of WANDAVISION, now streaming on Disney+. They talk about the boldness of putting these characters into such diverse settings with each new episode and why it's the perfect series for our anxious and uncertain times.
In the latest episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker turn their attention to a recent Netflix film, Dick Johnson is Dead (2020). What better way to celebrate the holidays than to gather with family and friends and watch an acclaimed documentarian stage her father's death over and over again? Kirsten Johnson's documentary is a beautiful, heart-felt, and heart-breaking reflection on family, love, memory, death, and grief. Tony and Ryan dive into these topics and more.
It's all come down to this. In the latest episode of the podcast, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the series finale of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about where the series fits in the pantheon of great television, Daniel's revelation, Janet and Judy's visit, new details of the case, and the Talbot family's possible expansion to include Billy and Melvin.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the penultimate episode of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about Daniel's therapy, Teddy's independence, Bobby Dean's apology, Sheriff Pickens' confession, and Tawney's revelation.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss season 4, episode 6 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix, and welcome Luke Kirby (who plays attorney Jon Stern) to talk about his role in the series and his larger career. 
In this episode, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode 5 of season 4 of Rectify with writer/director Scott Teems. They talk about, among other things, writing an episode of television when you know the end is in sight; directing that heartbreaking scene with Teddy and Tawney; and Ted and Janet's unravelling.
On this week's episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode four of season four of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about the miracle of Chloe, Amantha and Billly's hunting trip (Tony approved), Daniel being stuck, and where Teddy and Tawney go from here.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss season 4, episode 3 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. Before digging into the episode, we suggest some other killer serials, specifically Ted Lasso, streaming on Apple TV+. In terms of Rectify, they talk about all the decisions that the members of the Holden family face: what will Amantha do about Billy; how will Daniel respond to Avery's suggestion that he seek PTSD counseling and Chloe's offer of a platonic friendship; and will Janet take the deal?
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss season 4, episode 2 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about the tension at Janet's house, Talbot date night, Billy and Amantha, and why all this feels like a '90s sitcom.
In this episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the first episode of Rectify season four. They talk about Daniel's new job, his halfway house, and the community reaching out to him there. They also reflect on the ways in which he has come to (or is coming to) terms with what happened to him, spiritually speaking, on death row.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the third season finale of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They discuss Tawney's theological crisis, Daniel's goodbye to Amantha and Janet, Sheriff Carl's interrogation of Chris and Trey, and John's visit to Senator Foulks. They also welcome Sean Bridgers to talk about his work on the series as our favorite dipper, Trey.
In the latest episode of the Killer Serials podcast, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss season 3, episode 5 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about Teddy's clarity, Tawney's uncertainty, Amantha's progression, Sheriff Carl's determination, and Trey's predicament.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome back writer/director Scott Teems to discuss season 3, episode 4 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They discuss shifting character sympathies, fraying relationships, Daniel's static nature, and the challenges and opportunities of writing and directing for television vs film.
In the latest episode of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss season 3, episode 3 of Rectify, streaming on Netflix. They talk about changing attitudes towards Daniel, Amantha's healing, the growing rift between Janet and Ted, and what Trey may or may not be up to with Sheriff Carl.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Tony Jones and Ryan Parker
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 4th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 12th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
100
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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