Episode 324 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E03 The Education of a Magician

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the guys are currently watching, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the BBC production Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Jonathan's experience in war as he offers his services to Lord Wellington in the battle against the French. Arabella faces a number of obstacles in her attempt to free Lady Pole from the confines of her bedroom.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave recommends the first Swedish Netflix series Quicksand, and Wayne laments The CWs decision to go overboard with its superhero shows and the associated crossover episodes.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands asks about the identity of the man in Lady Pole's tapestry and whether we think Childermass dies as a result of his gunshot wound.

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Episode Grade: B+

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Episode 323 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E02 How is Lady Pole?

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the guys are currently watching, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the BBC production Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss The Gentleman’s role in the return of magic to England and how Lady Pole’s predicament will affect not only her but those around her as well. Jonathan begins to make a name for himself, much to Mr. Norrell’s consternation, but it’s Arabella that confounds the senior magician.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave indicates he's not totally thrilled with Season Four of The Magicians.  Wayne praises Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance but may have watched his last episode of The Walking Dead.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands points out the visual similarities between The Gentleman and Sting.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 322 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E01 The Friends of English Magic

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the guys are currently watching, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the BBC production Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we begin our discussion of the seven part mini-series based on a novel by Susanna Clarke in which magic returns to England after a 300 year absence. A prophecy states that two men will bring magic back to England, but there will be costs. 

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave indicates he's completed three seasons of The Magicians but highly recommends the podcast Through the Looking Glass: A Lost Retrospective. Wayne explains his love of Peaky Blinders and its return for a new season.

Fred from the Netherlands hopes the Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell gets better in Listener feedback.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 321 Dark S01E09-10 Revisited

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the guys are currently watching, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode revisit of the German Netflix production Dark, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss whether old Helge actually tries to stop his middle age self from working with Noah by causing the car crash that ultimately kills him. While time traveling young Jonas certainly plays a key role in the battle between Adam and Claudia, The Stranger's actions come into question. And though they're not committing to a full season run, Dave and Wayne will take a look at the BBC series Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell next week.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave and his wife near the end of Mad Men, but it's the return of SyFy's Van Helsing and Amazon's Undone that really have him excited. Wayne continues to enjoy the Russian series Better Than Us.

In Listener feedbackFred from the Netherlands wonders about the romantic connection between Agnes Nielsen and Doris Tiedemann.

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