Seeds Pod. Episode V.
"The year of Donald Glover"
Seeds contributors Mitch and Greg return to the mic after almost a month of breaks, holidays, and finals. Don’t let the episode name fool you, we get hot-n-heavy into discussing the year-long grind of sifting through all the garbage. Seeds brought you the Top 11 Films, Games, Albums, and TV Shows of 2011, only to be added onto with an Honorable Mentions episode of Seeds Pod! Holy insatiable recommendation snobbery, Batman!
Elsewhere on the episode you’ll find bountiful recommendations and other nuggets of Seeds knowledge to gobble up before the year is through. However, we’re clearly rusty coming off our break because you’ll also be able to hear a few chair squeaks, random finger snaps and even a cell phone going off! But bear with us because it’s also our most entertaining and information-filled episode yet! It’s punny! It’s opinionated! It’s got music samples aplenty! It’s Seeds Pod episode numero cinco!
Download the full Seeds Pod Episode V here: “The year of Donald Glover”…And “like" us on Facebook.Honorable Mentions
DJ Quik - “The Book of David”Li’l B - “I’m Gay (I’m Happy)”Danny Brown - “XXX”Justice - “Audio, Video, Disco”Of Monsters and Men - “My Head Is An Animal”Tabloid by Errol MorrisInto the Abyss by Werner HerzogThe Skin I Live In by Pedro AlmodóvarHANNA by Joe WrightAttack the Block by Joe Cornish
— lineup includes —
- Quick breakdown of Seeds’ Top 11 of 2010- Our Ticketmaster ticket woes- Discussion on the red tape reviewers dance around when dealing with genre labeling.- Amazon vs Record Stores: Buy albums online or physical copies or *buy* at all?- In-depth discussions on our Honorable Mentions, plus Bon Iver!!!- A Netflix update- Loving on Spotify- Hating on Pitchfork
Recommendations:
HBO’s ‘Talking Funny’
Louie C.K. - Live at the Beacon Theatre (https://buy.louisck.net/)
Bon Iver - “Bon Iver" (selected tracks "Wash." "Holocene" "Beth / Rest")
Terriers (on Netflix)
Attack The Block
Suburgatory
Revenge
Planted Seeds:- Does Terriers fill the masculine comedy/drama hole left by Rescue Me?- One perfect season or multiple mediocre seasons? (a la Terriers, Party Down)- How does Greg’s sister text SO FAST!?!?- Is Attack the Block your favorite movie, too!? ;)- Have you seen Louie at the Beacon, yet? Because you should.Email us with questions, comments, or topics you’d like to see in future segmentsmitchmccann7@gmail.com

Seeds Pod. Episode V.

"The year of Donald Glover"

Seeds contributors Mitch and Greg return to the mic after almost a month of breaks, holidays, and finals. Don’t let the episode name fool you, we get hot-n-heavy into discussing the year-long grind of sifting through all the garbage. Seeds brought you the Top 11 Films, Games, Albums, and TV Shows of 2011, only to be added onto with an Honorable Mentions episode of Seeds Pod! Holy insatiable recommendation snobbery, Batman!

Elsewhere on the episode you’ll find bountiful recommendations and other nuggets of Seeds knowledge to gobble up before the year is through. However, we’re clearly rusty coming off our break because you’ll also be able to hear a few chair squeaks, random finger snaps and even a cell phone going off! But bear with us because it’s also our most entertaining and information-filled episode yet! It’s punny! It’s opinionated! It’s got music samples aplenty! It’s Seeds Pod episode numero cinco!


Download the full Seeds Pod Episode V here:
The year of Donald Glover

…And “like" us on Facebook.


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Honorable Mentions

DJ Quik - “The Book of David”
Li’l B - “I’m Gay (I’m Happy)”
Danny Brown - “XXX”
Justice - “Audio, Video, Disco”
Of Monsters and Men - “My Head Is An Animal”
Tabloid by Errol Morris
Into the Abyss by Werner Herzog
The Skin I Live In by Pedro Almodóvar
HANNA by Joe Wright
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

— lineup includes —

- Quick breakdown of Seeds’ Top 11 of 2010
- Our Ticketmaster ticket woes
- Discussion on the red tape reviewers dance around when dealing with genre labeling.
- Amazon vs Record Stores: Buy albums online or physical copies or *buy* at all?
- In-depth discussions on our Honorable Mentions, plus Bon Iver!!!
- A Netflix update
- Loving on Spotify
- Hating on Pitchfork

Recommendations:

  • HBO’s ‘Talking Funny
  • Louie C.K. - Live at the Beacon Theatre (https://buy.louisck.net/)
  • Bon Iver - “Bon Iver" (selected tracks "Wash." "Holocene" "Beth / Rest")
  • Terriers (on Netflix)
  • Attack The Block
  • Suburgatory
  • Revenge


Planted Seeds:
- Does Terriers fill the masculine comedy/drama hole left by Rescue Me?
- One perfect season or multiple mediocre seasons? (a la Terriers, Party Down)
- How does Greg’s sister text SO FAST!?!?
- Is Attack the Block your favorite movie, too!? ;)
- Have you seen Louie at the Beacon, yet? Because you should.

Email us with questions, comments, or topics you’d like to see in future segments
mitchmccann7@gmail.com





Weeds and Louie | TV Catch Up

At the end of what was originally supposed to be its final season, Weeds left us with Nancy surrendering herself for the good of her family. It was the perfect end to a very uneven season (to put it lightly) and really was the perfect way to end the show, Nancy taking the fall for something she didn’t do, to save her family, because in the end, Nancy is always trying to protect her family, much to the chagrin of her family. But alas, here we are in season 7 and 2 episodes in, it has been much like the 6th, trying just a tad too hard.  

 

Instead of showing us the trial, we start three years later and with Nancy getting released from prison. In it’s first scene, the show has already copped out. Instead of showing us the fun of a trial and how the rest of the family copes without having Nancy around to guide them, we just start when they are reunited three years later, and Nancy is able to, you guessed it, sell marijuana again. 7 seasons in, murder, imprisonment, you name it, Nancy has been a part of it, hell she’s been a part of a Mexican drug cartel and yet all she wants to do is sell marijuana? It’s amazing how little Nancy has developed. She has gone from one of the finest actresses on TV to an annoyance.  

 

If you’re like me, you’ll keep watching, hoping for the moments, flashes really, of the old brilliance of the show, but if you’ve just been watching on Netflix, I urge you to stop at season 5, its final great season. 

 


On the surface, Louie should be a horrible show. It’s about a fat, balding white single father who doesn’t really do much except raise his children, and be depressed when they aren’t around. But yet it’s one of the best and funniest shows on TV and it all comes back to Louis C.K who directs, writes and edits every single episode himself. He has no interest in sugar coating anything. His daughter tells her she likes living with her mom more, so when she turns her back he flips her off. It’s absurd yes but really it’s what he wants to do. He knows it’s not her fault, she’s just being honest but god damn it it hurt him, so he takes it out on her when she isn’t looking.   

 

It’s absurd but honest, and that’s what the show is all about, venting the frustrations of being a shitty but loving single father. All the headaches that come with it, the financials concerns, other kids’ parents, the depression, and the loneliness. It’s all there, and since it’s Louis C.K. you know he’ll make it as funny as humanly possible. A show that is not to be missed.

Reviews by Greg Bright

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