Ep 17 – Are you ready now?


Not a lot was watched this week, as TV has been very slow lately…. But Dhani still managed to come up with a handful of things she wanted to talk about.

Starting with Peppermint.  You just can’t beat Jennifer Garner kicking butt and getting revenge.

Next was a Netflix teen movie called Sierra Burgess is a Loser.  It wasn’t super entertaining, but perhaps kids would like it better?

Moving on to TV, Dhani and John discuss the finale of Making It and their wish for it to return with another season very, very soon!  Then Dhani discusses a bit of disappointment in the Better Call Saul season so far.  Next, a new show called The Purge started this past week and Dhani explains that she liked the start of it and compares it to the movies.  And finally, John watched the Hannah Gadsby special Nanette and we discuss his thoughts it.

Since the new TV season is starting, Dhani ran down a list new shows starting this week that she is looking forward to, including:  You, Kidding, Rel, AHS: Apocalypse, The First, and Forever.

Actor’s Corner:  Dhani and John discuss their favorite and not-so-favorite Jennifer Garner movies.

Peppermint (2:00) ★★★★

Sierra Burgess is a Loser (14:04) ★★1/2

Making It (22:53)

Better Call Saul (25:46)

The Purge (29:56)

Nanette: Hannah Gadsby (32:59)

New Shows Starting This Week (40:32)

Actor’s Corner (46:15)

PROMO: Piecing It Together Podcast   @PiecingPod

Ep 16 – On The Seat Of My Pants

9-2-18We’re back after a week off!  During the downtime, Dhani took John to see Crazy Rich Asians so he could feel the love… and he did!  Listen as he praises this fantastic movie and adds his two cents.

Then Dhani braved Hereditary… however, there was no bravery needed as it wasn’t scary at all.  Bummer.

Moving on to TV, Dhani talks about Jack Ryan, Sharp Objects, and Queen Sugar.  Then we visit the genre of comedy specials and discuss Bert Kreischer : Secret Time and Hannah Gadsby : Nanette.

Finally, we revisit Amy Adams and discuss her movies we love, like, hate, or haven’t seen.

Also… Dhani managed to make up another word this week!  Listen to find out what it is!

Crazy Rich Asians (1:59) – Dhani ★★★★★   John ★★★★★

Hereditary (10:50)  ★

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (13:42)

Sharp Objects (19:10)

Queen Sugar (22:27)

Bert Kreischer : Secret Time (23:28)

Hannah Gadsby : Nanette (32:12)

Amy Adams (35:40)

Ep 15 – Take 2

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Our first recording of this week’s show was horrible quality and deemed not usable.  So… this is Take 2 on this week’s topics.  It was strange to redo it, but we hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

First, Dhani saw Crazy Rich Asians and loved it so much that she almost has a tough time getting the words out about how wonderful it was!  Next, she tells John about TAG, Adrift, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

When they get into TV, they first discuss their mutual affection for The Great British Bake Off.  Then Dhani watched Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence on Amazon Prime.  Next, Dhani summarizes the TV shows she is currently watching and enjoying.

And finally, to celebrate Jennifer Lopez receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Monday, we discuss our favorite JLo movie.

Crazy Rich Asians (1:40) ★★★★

TAG (14:28) ★★★1/2

Adrift (18:20) ★★★

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (22:58) ★★★1/2

Great British Bake Off (28:09)

Ordeal By Innocence (31:16)

Shows I’m Watching (34:07)

Favorite Jennifer Lopez films (41:27)

PROMO:  Shooting Breezes


Ep 14 – Installated isn’t a word!


This week Dhani shows off her language skills and invents a new word!  Maybe this is why she spends most of her time watching TV and movies?!?!

Listen as she explains watching The Meg and not being able to see the end as there was a fire alarm evacuation with 20 minutes left to go in the movie!!!!!  Then John joins in as he finally saw Deadpool 2.  Dhani will explain her disappoint in Book Club and happiness in watching Lily James in The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Pie Peel Society.

Next, John and Dhani have found their new TV show to watch together in Making It!  Something for the kids… Disney has a new remake of Freaky Friday… which Dhani watched because it’s a musical and she simply can’t stop herself.

We dive into the new Oscar category of popular film and found that we might not agree this new addition to the Academy.

Lastly, Dhani gives a fast rundown of the TV shows that she is currently excited about.  (The Sinner, Castle Rock, The Affair, Fear The Walking Dead)

The Meg (2:02) – can’t rate due to not seeing the end

DeadPool 2 (19:20) – Dhani ★★★★★  John ★★★★1/2

Book Club (25:43) – ★★★

The Guernsey Literacy & Potato Peel Pie Society (31:10) – ★★★1/2

Making It (37:35)

Freaky Friday (44:42)

Oscars New Category (46:37)

What I’m Excited about this week…. (59:53)


Genuine Chit -Chat

Pop Culture Nickel

TV Tangents

A Special Episode with Mom – Talking Real Housewives!

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This is a special off-schedule episode with my Mom, Peggy.  As we all know, John does not like to watch or talk about the Real Housewives, so I enlisted my Mom to discuss the drama!  First we dive into some general questions about our favorite and least favorite housewives are as well as our favorite moments in the past and who we would like to return to the franchise.

Then we discuss the current seasons of The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Orange County, and then we saved the best for last and talked about The Real Housewives of New York.

My mom and I tend to disagree on most of these women and situations… so what better way to explore shows about arguing women than with listening to two more women debate those arguments???


Ep 12 – You’ve Ruined Movies For Me Forever!


What a week after returning to normal life after vacation.  Dhani still managed to see The Spy Who Dumped Me.  Then she made John watch Avengers: Infinity War.  Listen to him describe his frustration with that ending!  Then Netflix takes over the conversation as Dhani talks about the movie Like Father and series Orange is the New Black.  And finally Dhani recommends The Sinner to everyone while John recommends the trailer for The Nun for some fun scares.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (6:50)  ★★★★ 1/4

Avengers: Infinity War (17:30)  Dhani ★★★★1/2      John ★★★★

Like Father (34:21) ★★★★

Orange Is The New Black (42:30)

The Sinner (56:30)

The Nun trailer (58:15)

Also, I was a guest on the podcast Let’s Talk TV with Charis!  We talked about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and NY.  Check out her show and subscribe!

Ep 11 – Vacation = Lots of Movies


When Dhani and John go on vacation, apparently it means that Dhani spends even MORE time watching TV and movies.  First, Dhani generously took John to see Mission Impossible: Fallout for his birthday.  Good thing he loved it!  Then Dhani was able to see Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Breaking In, and Tully.  Dhani also talks about some streaming specials and TV shows that she has started watching too.

Another topic they talk about is the length of trailers before movies these days.  Does anyone else think it’s too much?

Mission Impossible: Fallout (3:00) – John ★★★★★   Dhani ★★★★

Ant-Man & the Wasp –  (24:55)  ★★★1/2

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – (35:15)  ★★★★1/2

Breaking In – (42:45)  ★★★1/2

Tully – (48:20)  ★★★

Iliza Schlesinger : Elder Milennial – (55:45)  ★★★★

Ballet NOW – (57:55)  ★★★★

Castle Rock – (1:00:45)


Ep 10 – Stalker With A Heart of Gold


This week Dhani rants about a new movie on Netflix called How IT Ends.  Listen to her frustration about the name of the movie never explaining how it actually ends!  Then Dhani tried to explain to John about The Handmaid’s Tale and why it is the best show, with the best cast, with the best characters… even if it is a cautionary tale for our current times.

Then John joins the conversation in discussing our favorite movie lines that we quote the most often.  And finally, they discuss their favorite Sandra Bullock movies and why.  John chose Speed, always a good choice.  While Dhani chose Hope Floats and While You Were Sleeping.


Ep 9 – We Hope 1 Million People Are Hating You


This week Dhani and John talk about the movie I Feel Pretty.  Then Dhani explains how her feelings for some characters changed after re-watching Downton Abbey.  And finally, Dhani gives her thoughts on the 2018 Emmy nominations.  She gives examples of who she wishes had been included, and then goes through the major categories and gives her choices for winner.




  • 2:30   I Feel Pretty – Dhani ★★★★   John ★★★1/2
  • 19:15  Downton Abbey
  • 32:30  2018 Emmy Nominations



Ep 8 – Not My Cup Of Tea

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This week Dhani welcomes very special guests! She speaks with her cousin Courtney, and Courtney’s husband Brian.

All of us watch a lot of everything so we always have great conversations about what we are watching.  We start off with getting Courtney and Brian’s fav movies and tv shows.  Then Brian breaks down Legion and Westworld in an effort to convince Dhani to watch both.

They saw Fallen Kingdom, so that is talked about a bit.  Then we were able to discuss what their kids are watching or what is good for family viewing.

And finally, you will hear us just ramble about different things at the end as they usually do.  But as always, there are movie quotes thrown in for fun!  See if you catch them all!