Tag Archives: Stephen King

Ep. 146 The Dead Zone, chapters 13-16



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, Chapters 13-16.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:49)
  • Johnny and Sarah make love (01:07)
  • The Castle Rock Strangler (08:41)
  • The horror of Johnny’s power (16:22)
  • Connections (20:04)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (24:24)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (26:11)
  • Fun Stuff (26:36)
  • Other Worlds than These (29:41)
  • Outro (32:34)

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Next Episode: The Dead Zone, chapters 17-23.


Ep. 145 The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Man out of time (01:36)
  • Curse or Duty of Responsibility? (10:17)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (19:37)
  • Yuck-King it Up (22:57)
  • Fun Stuff (26:13)
  • Other Worlds than These (31:59)
  • Outro (36:25)

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Next Episode: The Dead Zone, chapters 13-16.


Ep. 144 The Dead Zone, chapters 1-5



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, the Prologue and chapters 1-5.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Publication history (02:07)
  • Structure and timing of book (06:34)
  • King’s treatment of women, especially mothers (16:35)
  • Fate and (wheel of) Fortune (22:19)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (25:57)
  • Yuck-King It Up (29:47)
  • Fun Stuff (32:53)
  • Other Worlds Than These (40:03)
  • Outro (45:50)

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Next Episode: The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12.


Ep. 139 Doctor Sleep, “Prefatory Matters”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, “Prefatory Matters.”

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Publication History (01:26)
  • Connections and continuations from The Shining (04:25)
  • Overcoming trauma (09:39)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (16:44)
  • Yuck-King it Up (17:38)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (19:32)
  • Fun Stuff (20:18)
  • Other Worlds than These (23:05)
  • Outro (25:52)

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Other Worlds Than These topics:

  • Night Sky, Amazon Prime, starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. Show is about Franklin and Irene York, a couple who years ago discovered a mysterious chamber buried in their backyard. 
  • Penguin Classics Marvel Collection series: Captain America; Black Panther; Amazing Spider-Man. 

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Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 1 “Abra.”


Ep. 137 The Shining, Part 5, “Matters of Life and Death”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 5, Matters of Life and Death.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Surprisingly happy ending (01:23)
  • Why Jack? (12:00)
  • Death makes life worth living (19:29)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (25:03)
  • Yuck-King It Up (28:08)
  • Fun Stuff (30:32)
  • Final thoughts (38:46)
  • Other Worlds Than These (45:23)
    • Sean: Better Call Saul
    • Jay: Strange New Worlds
  • Outro (47:56)

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Next Episode: The Shining (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick.


Ep. 136 The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part Four: Snowbound.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Sins of the father (01:52)
  • Jack’s gaslighting (12:37)
  • Shit just got real (16:50)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (21:36)
  • Yuck-King It Up (23:38)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (27:10)
  • Fun Stuff (27:54)
  • Other Worlds Than These (34:53)
    • Jay: “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell
    • Sean: Saga, the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Outro (37:04)

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Next Episode: The Shining, Part 5: Matters of Life and Death.


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. 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 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.