Ep. 135 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 19-25



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, chapters Part 3, Chapters 19-25.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Descriptive chapter names (02:12)
  • Jack’s self-sabotage (04:35)
  • Danny is a lot like his father (16:33)
  • Amping up the gothic (22:13)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (24:49)
  • Yuck-King It Up (26:01)
  • Fun Stuff (28:53)
  • Other Worlds Than These (39:14)
  • Jay: Julia (HBO Max)
  • Sean: Severance (Apple TV)
  • Outro (41:57)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound.”


Ep. 134 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Great writing, not so good exposition (1:30)
  • Is Jack a madman? (12:05)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (23:52)
  • Yuck-King It Up (27:41)
  • Fun Stuff (30:06)
  • Other Worlds Than These (36:05)
  • Outro (40:54)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 19-25.


Ep. 133 The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day.”

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • The Shining (01:34)
  • The players (06:14)
  • Gothic table setting (14:10)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:01)
  • Yuck-King It Up (21:05)
  • Fun Stuff (22:53)
  • Other Worlds Than These (30:37)
  • Outro (33:40)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 3 “The Wasp’s Nest,” chapters 14-18.


Ep. 132 The Shining, Part 1, “Prefatory Matters”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 1, “Prefatory Matters.”

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Book Introduction (1:38)
  • Our coverage (7:09)
  • Prefatory Matters (9:55)
  • Autobiographical? (21:22)
  • Influences (29:00)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (30:26)
  • Yuck-King It Up (33:58)
  • Fun Stuff (35:53)
  • Other Worlds Than These (43:13)
    • Sean: Winning Time on HBOMax
    • Jay: Landscapers on HBOMax
  • Outro (48:36)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day.”


Ep. 131 Christine, Chapters 48-51 & Wrap-up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 48-51 and the Epilogue.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • This story ends in tragedy (01:47)
  • The LeBay resolution ? (09:06)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (19:00) ← what!?
  • Yuck-King it Up (21:15)
  • Fun Stuff (23:05)
  • Reviews and wrap-up (28:22)
  • Final thoughts (31:37)
  • Other Worlds than These (33:20)
  • Outro (35:37)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 1, “Prefatory Matters.”


Bonus Episode 32 – “Christine” Movie (Patreon Clip)



A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the 1983 movie adaptation of Christine, directed by John Carpenter.

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Directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, and Harry Dean Stanton.


Bonus Episode 31 – “The Green Mile” Movie (Patreon Clip)



A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the 1999 movie adaptation of The Green Mile, directed by Frank Darabont.

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Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks in The Green Mile
John Coffey pointing at Cassiopeia

Starring: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson, Harry Dean Stanton

 


Ep. 130 Christine, Chapters 43-47



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 43-47.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Another narrative switch (01:34)
  • Dennis is a cypher (06:38)
  • Making connections (11:37)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (19:19) WHA!? Look at the time!
  • Yuck-King It Up (24:10)
  • Fun Stuff (27:21)
  • Other Worlds Than These (34:46)
    • Jay: Euphoria on HBO Max
    • Sean: Summer of Soul on Hulu
  • Outro (40:37)

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Next Episode: Christine, chapters 48-51 and Epilogue.


Ep. 129 Christine, Chapters 35-42



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 35-42.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • The Darnell character is cool (01:21)
  • Character motivations (08:18)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:20)
  • Yuck-King It Up (23:12)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (24:54)
  • Fun Stuff (25:30)
  • Other Worlds Than These (30:44)
  • Outro (35:01)

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  • Billions (TV series), starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, and Asia Kate Dillon
  • Maus, by Art Spiegelman 

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Next Episode: Christine, chapters 43-47.


Ep. 128 Christine, Chapters 20-34



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 20-34.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Change in narrative structure (01:42)
  • Christine is a hell of a drug (08:18)
  • Is it the car, LeBay, or both (16:25)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (22:18)
  • Yuck-King it Up (22:40)
  • Fun Stuff (26:04)
  • Other Worlds Than These (36:04)
  • Outro (41:46)

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Next Episode: Christine, chapters 35-42.