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This week, Alli and Mary are discussing Lucifer season 5B's Resting Devil Face and Dan Espinoza: Naked and Afraid. First, God takes a page out of Lucifer's learn-from-humanity playbook and abandons his powers for a couple days. To his credit, he "gets it" much faster than Lucifer, and manages to fix most of his problems and relationships in one day…
 
Alli and Mary are back to talk Lucifer season 5B! This week we're getting to know the source of all of Lucifer's problems (or is he?): God! We're talking episodes Family Dinner and Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam. As everyone recovers from their 5A-related trauma, new trauma in the form of trauma waltzes right in. Team Celestial has daddy issues, Dan …
 
We've made it to the end of Fringe season 2, and it is a jam-packed ride from start to finish. Olivia has finally Had It and is heading to the other universe to save Peter from certain doom, and if she has to sacrifice a couple of childhood friends on the way, well so be it. We also get to spend some time with the Alt!Fringe team, who are on the wh…
 
First up this week, we're getting high with Walter and listening to him work out his issue through noir steampunk narrative. Brown Betty is a beautiful and fun episode, but in terms of plot and character development nothing much changes. We discuss once again the specialty episode gold standard that is Once More With Feeling. Next, Peter solos a ca…
 
This week on Fringe, Walter's doing the hard work of being the first person to forgive him on "White Tulip" and Peter finally freaking finds out in "The Man From the Other Side". Poor oblivious Peter is truly living in his own world this week as Walter and Olivia clumsily "play it cool" with their life-altering news. We do get some dope time travel…
 
This week's we're watching Peter and Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver and... oof. "Peter" is a masterclass from John Noble, who succeeds in doing what should not be possible in the middle of two episodes revealing Walter's most heinous crimes: forcing the view to empathize with him. Meanwhile, in present day, poor Peter is truly baffled as to …
 
After a rather rote and distasteful Nazi episode, we finally, FINALLY get there. We've talked about it all season. At Last. It's Jacksonville! We finally get to the other side of the Olivia's Trauma coin this week, as we take a trip to the Florida Center for Scientifically "Necessary" Child Abuse. Poor Olivia has to pull out all the repression stop…
 
This week on Fringe, it's some hardcore "the X-files did it category" with a mutant town, and then we get a little too close to home as our second episode is all, hey guys, isn't it crazy to have a rogue virus? The eps are trope-y as hell, but still fun in their own ways, and our heroes get to save the day, which is always nice. Then Walter drops s…
 
This week we've got a gross but fun squid-alien bursting through the mouth episode of the week to start off. Although it doesn't have much meaningful impact, it's full of horror and good character work. After that, we've remembered we're dealing with a major problem: frozen head guy is back and causing trouble. He's going around de-braining people …
 
Fringe treads a bit of water again this week as we claw, slowly, to when the show kicks into gear. Broyles gets a chance to shine, but unfortunately the whole thing plays out in a bit of a dull cliche. After that we get an angry sociopathic kid with superpowers who turns out to be a clone. Finally, we get a peak into Observer society and their mont…
 
This week on the podcast, Alli and Mary discuss that maybe by the time this episode goes up, Lucifer 5B would be out... JOKES. Man alive, did Netflix delete the film for those? What is UP with that? But anyway, back on Fringe, we've got a group of a couple decent episodes surrounding a truly good one. Momentum Deferred contains all sorts of goodies…
 
This week on Fringe, Olivia is laid up in the hospital post-universe-hopping, so we welcome the once and future princess, Meghan Markle, to the cast! Don't get too attached, she's not long for the show. We say RIP to Charlie, who's been unceremoniously ganked by a shapeshifter. Olivia's commitment to intense repression goes into the overdrive, and …
 
We're finally entering the ZFT endgame, which ends up being a bit of a bust: Nina is shot, but she's fine. Everyone is looking for William Bell, who we now think is the ZFT leader. Walter yoinked by the Observer, mostly so he can reminisce on the """something""" he lost and check out the grave of ... Peter? ZFT is stopped and Olivia is off to meet …
 
This week on Fringe we knock out the required mid-2000s animal rights episode, which is meh at best, but then we get back to the real shit: Olivia's messed up childhood! We meet with Nick Lane, who is like Olivia but less functional, which is saying something since Olivia spends a large portion of this episode convinced she's dream killing people. …
 
This week on Fringe, we're going through another big chunk of season one. We reminisce a bit on the benefits of a weekly schedule vs. binging, and how a "see what sticks" mentality can lead to awesome, discussable benefits but also frustrating dead ends. Back in the Fringe universe, we get Fringe's first really great overarching plotty episode in A…
 
Things get meta here on MBT's Fringe 4, as we discuss not knowing when to release Fringe and also guessing Lucifer might not be out until... February, gasp! Lol forever, what optimism. Anyway, back on Fringe, Peter's got some dull issues because his character hasn't been totally figured out yet and Olivia is still focused primarily on our pal JOHN …
 
This week on the Fringe, we've electromagnetism, RF bursts, heart parasite monsters, and Britta from Community. Additionally, we're still working through the mystery of JOHN SCOTT and he and Olivia's special merged consciousness bond. Was he good? Was he bad? Once you get past season one will you even remember him? Meanwhile, we finally get some re…
 
We continue easing into Fringe this week, which is at this point just barely dipping its toe into the weird scifi universe it's destined to become. These episodes tread and re-tread ground: hey, did you know Walter used to be in a mental institution? Did you know Olivia had a thing with her former partner, John Scott (drink!)? Did you know Peter is…
 
So here at MBT we really thought Lucifer 5B would be out by now, & that our Fringe eps would drop after that. But, it's not to be since as far as we can tell Lucifer 5B may never release (jokes! ... unless?). Anyway, we're thrilled to be back on our bullshit discussing female-led shows. Fringe is the spiritual successor to the X-Files and, in many …
 
This week on the pod we're predicting the fate of each of the characters. We don't know any spoilers, so it's all speculation on our end. The big questions: how long is Ella going to have be the odd man out celestial info-wise? Can Maze finally progress? Are we being foreshadowed about Lucifer's potential mortality, or is it just a red herring? Wil…
 
All this talk about getting mojo, losing mojo, stealing mojo... how could we not make an Austin Powers reference? Anyway, powers and their meaning are the talk of the episodes here; misunderstandings abound and Chloe tragically assumes Lucifer knows what the f*ck he's talking about. Meanwhile, Amenadiel angsts about human baby Charlie, Ella's bonin…
 
Would that I could attach gifs to this description section, so you will just have to imagine the gif of Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine yelling BOOOOONNNNNEEE??? Because that's where we're at! Finally! But before we can get there, we have to have the celestial himbo squad confusing poor Chloe about her ostensible "gift" status, Amenadiel pulling an expl…
 
**LUCIFER 5B SPOILERS**: we briefly discuss the genre of an episode in 5B from 2:00 to 5:30. If you've watched the promo for 5B this will not spoil you. This week we're discussing two episodes that are admittedly not our favorite of the season. Lucifer's back, but things are not as copacetic with his friends in LA as he might have hoped. After we t…
 
We are back and pumped to be talking about Lucifer's long-awaited S5! This week we've got our cocktails ready to discuss Chloe's bangs, celestial "genius", Maze's growth and kind of specifically none of the episode of the week stuff. The Mars plot was cool & all, but but there's so much more going on, especially with our new season villain: twin br…
 
Well, we recorded this about three days before the promo dropped, so feel free to listen in on our guesses good and bad. Obviously, this episode contains NO SPOILERS, but does contain speculation about where season 5 might go, and what we hope to see out of our main characters. When will Lucifer escape hell? How is Chloe going to react? Will Dan an…
 
Hey guys! In May we had the pleasure of speaking with Sheri Elwood, a writer and executive producer for season 1-3 of Lucifer. We had cocktails and chatted about the show via zoom, from behind the scenes writers room action to what she hoped might one day make it into the show. If you like getting into the heads of the people that bring you TV, lis…
 
Lucifer works on forgiving himself just in time for everything to fall apart: adorable baby Charlie is kidnapped, and hell has come to Earth. Everyone needs to work on their decision making and communication in these eps, but that's ok, the drama is pretty fun. We get a musical number (meh), a fight scene, and Lucifer going full devil. Hard to comp…
 
On today's episodes, Lucifer breaks up with Eve and begins to define himself outside of his relationship with her or Chloe. After going to bat for humanity, Amenadiel is faced with his first experience with systemic racism and police brutality. During the course of this discussion, the movie Mary mentions is The Hate U Give and the case Alli discus…
 
After Chloe puts her life on the line to save him, Lucifer realizes that he's maybe, not quite ready to be done with their partnership. This leads to an attempt to split his life in half: relishing in his devilish ways outside of work via partying with Eve and responsibility/maturity via his work with Chloe. Go back to therapy, Lucifer! You need it…
 
This week we're introduced to someone I like to think of as the anti-Cain: a side to a love triangle that doesn't suck. Welcome to the show, Eve! Chloe and Lucifer's relationship implodes after Chloe considers poisoning Lucifer, lies to him and remains generally freaked out by his devil-ness. Linda, Maze and Amenadiel have a wonderful B plot involv…
 
After discussing what it means to be an admittedly imperfect & blithe podcast about a (supernatural) police procedural, we have decided to continue on with Lucifer. That being said, we will be discussing the implicit pro-police bias that a show like has a byproduct of its heroes being cops. Dissecting this bias is something we should have been doin…
 
Hello listeners! We had planned on releasing our interview with Sheri Elwood this week, but circumstances in the United States being what they are, we did not feel it's the appropriate time for our general lighthearted discussion, when the focus should be on the protests and Black Lives Matter. Television is a reprieve, but there are times when we …
 
Things are AMPED for the season three Lucifer finale: Pierce is exposed as a dick and Lucifer is exposed as the devil. Other big changes are afoot as Charlotte shuffles off this mortal coil to heaven, with Amenadiel regaining his angel wings to escort her. RIP girl! These episodes are a wall to wall blast. Also, stay tuned for a special ep next wee…
 
This week on the pod, we discuss the semi-dreaded Chloe/Cain relationship, which goes from 0 to 80 back to 0 to 100 and finally back once again to 0. While Chloe is dealing with the emotional whiplash, Lucifer is off losing his sh*t during an attempt at an emotional breakthrough. Maze is still pissed, Charlotte and Amenadiel are friends now, and Da…
 
Season three continues its own little hell loop for Lucifer, as he gets close to chloe-->get scared and push chloe away-->oops she's too far away--->looks like I've blown it. Unfortunately for him, Pierce/Marcus/Cain is there to pick up the pieces as Chloe semi-reluctantly agrees to date him. Meanwhile, Maze takes a dive off the deep end and Charlo…
 
Lucifer and Chloe work through their issues while Pierce/Cain becomes moderately more interesting this week, but that's sure to change again soon enough. Amenadiel is on fire this week: he kicks Cain's ass, successfully predicts the end of the season and avoids getting dumped. Congrats pal! Cheers.By Alli and Mary
 
Lucifer S3's first arc comes to an end, & while it's not exactly a whimper, it's also definitely not a bang. The sinnerman is just some guy, working for Cain, who is Pierce & actually the Sinnerman, except we don't really care about the sinnerman now. Linda & Amenadiel are horny & Maze notices; she's displeased. Chloe agrees to an Ocean's 11-style …
 
Lucifer season three continues it's flirtation with an overall plot; this week, we're in the playing hard-to-get phase. Sinnerman who? Never heard of him. Instead, we're spending some time getting to know the real Charlotte Richards while Lucifer regresses to his early season two emotional state. Still, there are some great eps and moments here so …
 
We're getting into Lucifer season 3 this week by talking about the first four episodes. The season plot isn't much more than a blip on the radar: we're briefly introduced to the concept of the sinnerman, but it's mostly dropped for episodic murders. Lucifer has wings, but no devil face; Chloe's got problems with Pierce, the new boss; and everyone e…
 
We've reached the end of Lucifer season two, and the end our time with Mum, long may she reign in her own universe. Chloe investigates mum's various accidental crimes while team supernatural is deciding what to do with mum and the blade. Linda gets caught in the crossfire, with Amenadiel to the rescue. Lucifer boots mum out of our reality, and prom…
 
Week two of remote recording continues as we near the end of Lucifer season 2. Lucifer, in what we discuss as misguided attempt to protect Chloe's power of choice, gets married to someone else. Chloe is endlessly forgiving, so they return to being work partners. Later, in one of the show's best one-off eps, we meet God. Or do we?? Send us your thou…
 
To start, we want to acknowledge the audio quality for this ep is not up to our usual standard. Due to COVID-19, we are under a safer in place order here in LA & are working through recording remotely. Things will improve every ep. Thanks for sticking with us! Over on Lucifer, things have escalated greatly. Deckerstar is basically a go, until Chloe…
 
As we talk about constantly on the show, Lucifer is great for a Netflix binge. We suspect with the goings-on in the world currently and various quarantines this will be more true than normal. Join us, you'll have a blast! This week, we've got Chloe and Lucifer growing closer, much to Mum's chagrin. Dan gets it on with the goddess of all creation. M…
 
This week on Lucifer we meet a new member of the celestial family, and he is not out here for fun times and wacky hijinks. In fact, he wants Lucifer to choose: send mum back to hell, or chloe will die. Lucifer chooses option three, killing his bro, sending him into a misery spiral that ends with him twinning Dan. Meanwhile, Linda is fully looped in…
 
Mum's here! Is she good, is she bad, is she played by Battlestar Galactica's Number Six? The answer is yes, and she (along with bubbly Ella) makes an excellent addition to Lucifer. Luci, Amenadiel and Maze deal with the mum problem, as Chloe and Dan get back to work and we wave goodbye to Palmetto: RIP, you were basically meaningless. Chloe and the…
 
This week's Lucifer finale meets with the end of Palmetto, which rapidly loses any real relevance to the story. Lucifer is out and about, trying to figure out what the deal is with Chloe and having a genuinely terrible day. Amenadiel makes the smart choice of taking on a new personality and helping Lucifer out of his myriad troubles. A kidnapping, …
 
After a set of episodes last week that dealt with Lucifer's personal growth, this week we have a trio of episodes that focus on the Chloe/Lucifer relationship. First, Lucifer makes and loses a new friend, then Chloe gets dumped over text and finally we get the focus on a word that will repeat so much over the show you won't believe it: vulnerable. …
 
Alli and Mary chat episodes 4-7 of Lucifer season one this week. What's amazing about these eps is the clear beginning of an arc that culminates in Netflix's season 4: who is Lucifer? Who has he been? Who does he want to become? These episodes deal with the protection and then rejection of his wings. Meanwhile, Chloe's ghosts come back to haunt her…
 
Alli and Mary are back, and for our new season we're discussing Lucifer, your traditional male/female cop show with a biblical twist. Can this show be a little cheesy, a little sleazy and a touch formulaic? Well, sure, but it's also a ton of fucking fun. A silly premise is presented with an earnestness and care. The cast is dope. The music is a bla…
 
This episode, obviously, contains SPOILERS. Listen at your own risk. This week, Alli and Mary talk Rise of Skywalker, yet another controversial piece of a trilogy marred by wonky behind-the-scenes machinations. We discuss the breakneck pacing, Ben Solo, our lovely trio, and how the whole thing fits together, Phantom Menace to present. Remember, the…
 
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