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Hollywood Casting Director Lisa Zambetti is joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

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Hollywood Casting Director Lisa Zambetti is joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

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English


Episodes

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 6 Finale !

2/21/2024
She IS awake ! ... and so are we! Well folks it is time for all one-eyed polar bears to make their way off to that ice cave for a big long snooze, because Issa, Jodie, Kali, Finn and team … including Fiona ( I gut coyotes and polish my rifles on New Year’s Eve for fun) Shaw are delivering us from the darkness of our wildest conspiracy theories, into the light (see what I did there?) of clarity. Well, maybe ...did this most watched season of True Detective of all time tie up all the loose ends flapping around the Ennis permafrost? Almost! Listen to Lisa and Dean break it all down for you. But wait ! This week we are joined by fellow podcasters Sarah Callen and Jennifer Han. Like Lisa and Dean, Sarah and Jen have been recapping this series on THEIR fantastic podcast titled ‘TV & Us. Check them out here https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/tv-us/id1681955735 or wherever you get your pods. Your Dynamic Duo (squared) will dig into the finale like one of Qavvik's pups eating their reindeer kibble .. and reassemble it in one easy to digest TV dinner of explanatory goodness. I could go on here with the Shownotes (sez Dean) but why not just ‘go on’ on the pod ! Holy rolling oranges Batman ... to the Ice Cave ! 🎶 Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah naaaaah ... LINKS TV &Us The podcast created by today’s guests Jennifer Han and Sarah Callen https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/tv-us/id1681955735 https://open.spotify.com/show/0dTz1JYqqoQ8S8UbcVFOVO?si=61329f4da3934c97 “Lawless,” a ProPublica Local Reporting Network project by the Anchorage Daily News that reveals how indigenous people in Alaska are denied public safety services, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and Public Service https://www.propublica.org/series/lawless Is this Navarro ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3srZfRSUf0 Joel Montgrand’s own podcast on First Nations talent in tv and film is called ‘Actors and Ancestors’ check it out here https://www.actorsandancestors.com/ Issa deconstructs the Finale episode https://slate.com/culture/2024/02/true-detective-season-4-night-country-finale-ending-explained.html?fbclid=IwAR1pc5s7SE-js62VcK1aLr2IUWKjTtCOXRL5gGp-w0BK6BtEEqmsXvHgXrg#lsthmfese5rflf1a92e Screenrant ask: Is Wind River better than True Detective ? 😱 https://screenrant.com/true-detective-night-country-wind-river-movie-taylor-sheridan/ RECAPS https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46820836/true-detective-season-4-ending-explained/ https://www.vulture.com/article/true-detective-night-country-recap-season-4-episode-6-part-6-finale.html https://screenrant.com/true-detective-night-country-episode-6-finale-recap/#navarro-leaves-but-keeps-her-promise-to-danvers https://www.slashfilm.com/1519971/true-detective-night-country-finale-spiral-reveal/ https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/true-detective-season-4-episode-6-finale-release-time-and-recap/ https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-recaps/true-detective-night-country-episode-4-recap-otis-heiss-jodie-foster-john-hawkes-1234959256/ https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/arts/television/true-detective-season-4-episode-6-recap-stories-are-stories.html https://www.theringer.com/2024/2/18/24076909/true-detective-night-country-season-4-episode-6-finale-recap

Duration:01:22:45

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 5 Recap

2/13/2024
Well that was unexpected ! Issa and crew certainly delivered a shock ending. Farewell Hank ... thanks for the cool tune on the way out. Lisa and Dean cover off on all the aspects you'd imagine ... and some you wont expect. Peter and Liz have worst New Year’s Eve ever (though it must be said, it was even worse for Hank and Heiss. We're still being kept in the dark (see what I did there?) about whether there truly is supernatural stuff going or are the visions just trauma associated with tke case and the unnatural eternal darkness. Hank showed his true colours, but so did Kate and Connolly. Will they get their just deserts Will Issa give us closure on the whole Holden/Jake backstory? All will be revealed ! Links Great interview with John Hawkes. https://www.gq.com/story/true-detective-night-country-episode-5-john-hawkes-interview Recap away https://www.vulture.com/article/true-detective-recap-season-4-episode-5-part-5.html https://screenrant.com/true-detective-night-country-story-recap-whats-going-on/ https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46686629/true-detective-season-4-episode-5-recap/ https://collider.com/true-detective-season-4-episode-5-recap/ https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/09/arts/television/true-detective-season-4-episode-5-recap.html https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46686629/true-detective-season-4-episode-5-recap/ https://www.avclub.com/true-detective-review-season-4-episode-5-part-5-1851235960

Duration:00:59:07

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 04 | Recap

2/7/2024
QUESTIONS: Are Rose, Liz and Eve actually seeing these ghosts or is it a mental illness ? Is it Danvers or Navarro that executes William Wheeler ? Has Hank accepted his inner Catfish? Will Liz and Ted find an even MORE uncomfortable ways to have sex ? Where do all these tropical oranges come from in the Arctic tundra ? Can Peter find even more ways to toast his marriage to the exceedingly patient Kayla? Why is Ted’s motel room painted like a green screen ready for the next Avatar film ? Since we are now at Christmas Day, can we officially rank Night Country alongside Die Hard as a Xmas movie ? ANSWERS: You want the truth ? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH ! Okay, well, the truth is: How the hell do we know ? That’s why it’s called a ‘mystery’. We’ll all have to keep watching for two more hours peoples. Seeya later alligator for Episodes 5 and 6. L+D

Duration:00:55:36

LEAH MCKENDRICK IS "SCRAMBLED". Writer, Director and Star of Lionsgate's new film joins us.

2/2/2024
LEAH MCKENDRICK - WRITER, DIRECTOR AND STAR OF THE NEW LIONSGATE MOVIE “SCRAMBLED”. One day you are an actress in Los Angeles, grinding away, trying to get that first TV co-star credit, fast forward through some bloody, sweaty and tearful years and BOOM you are STARRING in a feature film for Lionsgate that you WROTE and also DIRECTED. Please welcome my guest actor/director/writer Leah McKendrick whose new feature film “Scrambled” hits theaters this week. This movie is based on Leah’s true personal story of her journey freezing her eggs, a process that turned out to be scary and painful, but also wildly funny and full of absurd ironies as she (in her character of Nelly) faced some major milestones in her life. Leah shares what it took to get her script on the screen, the twists and turns she’s had as a Hollywood studio writer and how she has finally found artistic freedom. "Scrambled" also stars Andrew Santino (I’m Dying Up Here), Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live), Laura Ceron (ER), and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) as well as other very special cameos. Get out there, take your gal pals, you guy pals, your gramma, your mamma and your sisters and go see this wonderful film. Check out the trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ3T3Yr6B54

Duration:00:56:16

True Detective | Episode 3| Recap

2/2/2024
Lisa and Dean delve into the depths and profundity ofTrue Detective: Night Episode 3. How is Kali Reis in her third only role SMASHING it, up against the legend that is Jodie Foster ? Peter wants to know ‘Who is Mrs. Robinson ?” (Snicker) WT ACTUAL F is going on with Liz and Eve at William Wheeler's crummy, homicidal shack ? When Navarro slips on the ice and has a vision of Liz’s son Holden, why is he reversed/flipped horizontally ? Why …. Oh FMD … too many questions and not enough answers! Tune in to get our take on what we think so far. Credit to the following; BrainPilot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyb8SPoZHFU https://www.vulture.com/article/true-detective-recap-season-4-episode-3-part-3.html https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-recaps/true-detective-night-country-episode-3-recap-jodie-foster-kali-reis-issa-lopez-1234953858/ https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46553371/true-detective-season-4-episode-3-recap/ Pete Peppers YT recap (the best !) https://youtu.be/5yeyJ4jT6wM?si=ixXDk5ObhFMpsskf Think Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0vU8pOU1AI https://collider.com/true-detective-season-4-episode-3-recap/ Sedna Mythology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedna_(mythology) Oranges in The Godfather as a harbinger of death https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/67749/were-oranges-an-intentional-use-of-symbolism-by-filmmakers/67756#67756

Duration:00:50:38

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 02 | Bonus with Dean

1/24/2024
We all know how much Dean likes to run his mouth and be a smarty pants, especially with all the minutiae that he jazzes on joining dots hither and yon. There was SO much to unpack in Episode 2 that even though we spent an hour with the legend Joel Montgrand, we still couldn’t cover all the twists and turns in that episode. So if you don’t dig the digging deep, give this one a miss. But of you like getting down and dirty (or frosty) with all the easy-to-miss connections and fan theories looking ahead … then dive in ! Let us know what you think and ask Dean followup questions on our True Detective: Night Country Fan page on the Book of Faces here https://www.facebook.com/groups/3518353335092244 Episode 3 Preview/Trailer https://youtu.be/st_dixIqonc?si=Wz0Ow4kEH_yt92YQ REPEAT OF LINKS FROM PREVIOUS EPISODE Joel’s own podcast on First Nations talent in tv and film is called ‘Actors and Ancestors’ check it out here https://www.actorsandancestors.com/ Here’s a terrific interview with Jodie Foster and Showrunner Issa Lopez https://www.gamesradar.com/true-dectective-night-country-interview-exclusive-jodie-foster/ All about Kali Reis the astounding actress playing Evangeline Navarro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Reis A wonderfully readable article on the locations used in this seasonhttps://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/entertainment/a46439515/true-detective-night-country-filming-locations/ Here’s a Buch of RECAPS from the likes of vulture, NYT, Variety and more … https://www.vulture.com/article/true-detective-recap-season-4-episode-2.html https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/21/arts/television/true-detective-recap-episode-2.html https://www.theringer.com/2024/1/21/24046238/true-detective-night-country-season-4-episode-2-recap https://screenrant.com/true-detective-night-country-episode-2-recap-story-reveals/#the-researchers-have-spirals-on-their-foreheads https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46410144/true-detective-premiere-recap-season-4-episode-2/ https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/true-detective-night-country-episode-2-recap-spoilers-questions-theories-1235880441/ A brilliant resource called TuneFind which lists all the music used in tv and film and most importantly WHERE it occurs in the show ! https://www.tunefind.com/show/true-detective/season-4/246030 All about The Tuttle Cult as er Season 1 … and now introduced to this Season 4 https://true-detective.fandom.com/wiki/Tuttle_Cult Horrific true life inspiration for the ‘Corpsicle’ of scientists from Tsalal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident And finally the IMDB page for Night Country with the complete cast list for this season, in case you need to remind yourself who is who … lord knows we do ! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt29314270/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm

Duration:00:20:31

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 02 with Joel Montgrand !

1/24/2024
You knew that Lisa and Dean were already VERY excited about True Detective: Night Country … but today that excitement was ramped up to level infinity because we are joined in the pod today by one of those actors who despite their role being nominally a recurring co-star, they simply steal your eyeballs in every scene they are in. And don’t take our word for it … after his filming was finished and he was back Stateside, Showrunner Issa López thought so much of his performance that she wrote extra dialogue for him and flew him back for more filming. Today, we are talking about the amazing actor Joel Montgrand ! Better known to viewers as Qavvik, Navarro’s hunky, convenient, sex toy and proprietor of the local brewhouse called … err … Qavvik’s. Joel covers his scarcely believable path to acting, his background as a proud Cree man from Saskatchewan and we dive into his experience on this season with some cool stories of his time in Iceland for principal filming. That’s right folks, it was shot in Iceland not Alaska ! Wanna know why ? Just listen along to find out. And when you are done with all that ear candy from Navvaro's eye candy, then (like Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop) you can go deep, deep DEEP! undercover … with the extensive links below: OK, deep breath … and away we go: Joel’s own podcast on First Nations talent in tv and film is called ‘Actors and Ancestors’ check it out here https://www.actorsandancestors.com/ Here’s a terrific interview with Jodie Foster and Showrunner Issa Lopez https://www.gamesradar.com/true-dectective-night-country-interview-exclusive-jodie-foster/ All about Kali Reis the astounding actress playing Evangeline Navarro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Reis A wonderfully readable article on the locations used in this season https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/entertainment/a46439515/true-detective-night-country-filming-locations/ Here’s a Buch of RECAPS from the likes of vulture, NYT, Variety and more … https://www.vulture.com/article/true-detective-recap-season-4-episode-2.html https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/21/arts/television/true-detective-recap-episode-2.html https://www.theringer.com/2024/1/21/24046238/true-detective-night-country-season-4-episode-2-recap https://screenrant.com/true-detective-night-country-episode-2-recap-story-reveals/#the-researchers-have-spirals-on-their-foreheads https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a46410144/true-detective-premiere-recap-season-4-episode-2/ https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/true-detective-night-country-episode-2-recap-spoilers-questions-theories-1235880441/ A brilliant resource called TuneFind which lists all the music used in tv and film and most importantly WHERE it occurs in the show ! https://www.tunefind.com/show/true-detective/season-4/246030 All about The Tuttle Cult as er Season 1 … and now introduced to this Season 4 https://true-detective.fandom.com/wiki/Tuttle_Cult Horrific true life inspiration for the ‘Corpsicle’ of scientists from Tsalal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident And finally the IMDB page for Night Country with the complete cast list for this season, in case you need to remind yourself who is who … lord knows we do ! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt29314270/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm

Duration:00:54:17

Fargo Season 5 Finale | Recap

1/18/2024
Aaaaaaaand that’s a wrap folks ! To breakdown the operatic finale of Fargo Season 5, Lisa and Dean are ecstatic to be joined by the man, the myth, the legend himself, renowned acting coach/teacher Terry Knickerbocker. From his incredible Brooklyn based studio, Terry has worked with actors from beginners, all the way to Hollywood A-Listers such as; Chris Messina (Newsroom, I Care A Lot, The Mindy Project), Oscar Winner Sam Rockwell (Moon, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Seven Psychopaths), Abbie Cornish (Somersault, Sucker Punch, Jack Ryan) Yul Vasquez (Severance, Magic City, Whitehouse Plumbers) Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire, Life on Mars, Manchester By the Sea) and so many others. Lisa, Terry and Dean wrap up this wild season by discussing the overarching main themes, the fate of various characters, the performances of this stellar cast and where this season sits in terms of the Fargo universe. Join us! Subscribe and please take a moment to leave us a 5 star review wherever you get your pods. You can learn more about Terry here https://terryknickerbockerstudio.com Here are some recap/breakdown links to further your Fargoddiction for rounding out this excellent Season Five. https://www.vulture.com/article/fargo-finale-recap-season-5-episode-10-bisquik.html https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/16/arts/television/fargo-recap-season-5-finale.html https://tvline.com/recaps/fargo-recap-season-5-finale-episode-10-ending-explained-1235113875/ https://www.avclub.com/fargo-season-5-finale-review-bisquik-1851169777 https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-recaps/fargo-season-5-finale-fx-jon-hamm-maga-sheriff-juno-temple-noah-hawley-1234947475/

Duration:00:51:48

True Detective: Night Country | Episode 01 Recap

1/17/2024
Lace your snow boots up nice and tight, snuggle into that down parka and scrunch your hat on good and proper because Lisa and Dean are leading you into their recap of the first episode of the much awaited fourth season of True Detective. After three series by Nic Pizzolatto, new Showrunner Issa Lopez has some big boots to fill ... can she do it? What sensibilities will her esoteric Guillermo del Toro-esque magical realism and horror bring to the table and will it resonate with viewers like Season One ... or puzzle and frustrate as Series Two and Three did for some viewers ? Season One famously had Rust and Marty as the primary investigators, Seasons Two and Three were mixed. Here in Season Four we have two very strong female leads in Jodie Foster and the astounding Kali Reis. What will they make of it ? A fist ? Or a dog's breakfast ? So many questions ! Listen in for the answers. LINKS Recaps referenced: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/jan/15/true-detective-night-country-review-a-blazing-jodie-foster-makes-this-show-better-than-ever-before https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/14/arts/television/true-detective-recap-season-4-episode-1.html Vulture'True Detective' Premiere Recap, Season 4, Episode 16 hours ago Collider'True Detective Night Country' Episode 1 Recap — "She's Awake"6 hours ago Trailer for Issa Lopez's most recent film 'Tigers Are Not Afraid'. WATCH IT ! https://youtu.be/KyoE0mSJXO8?si=3c5cIBfgeNQ_x55b Need to kill an entire weekend by going down more rabbit holes than Alice and a White Rabbit ? Lose yourself in hypertext land with the whole 'King in Yellow' thing here https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/26/king-in-yellow-true-detectives-hbo-weird-fiction

Duration:01:09:19

Everyday Superheroes - Meet 3 Extraordinary Actors who Perform with Disabilities

1/16/2024
Lisa is thrilled to be joined by three wonderful actors who you need to know about! Carey Cox recurs on “The Handmaid’s Tale” as Rose Blaine, Joseph Kibler has acted on shows like “Criminal Minds” “Good Trouble” “Chicago Med” and Leah Rachel is model, dancer, actress performing all over London on both stage and screen. What do these three artists have in common? In addition to being talented, they are all performers with disabilities and advocates in their own unique capacities. Carey, Joseph and Leah have so much to share with us, not just about their career challenges but also about their wins and their view of the changing landscape of visibility, accessibility and inclusion for performers. Joseph’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_wSQDC60FRxjUxdrjGRHVA Joseph’s Insta https://www.instagram.com/josephakibler/ TikTok - Josephakible Joseph Kibler’s blog - www.fancywalker.blog Carey’s Insta https://www.instagram.com/careyleighcox/?hl=en Leah’s Insta https://www.instagram.com/leahrachel99/ Leah’s other Socials @LeahRachel99 Website: https://www.leahrachelcaplan.com Leah Rachel is an Access Coordinator, Disabled Actress, and a Medical Ethics Researcher currently based in the UK Carey Cox is a New York based actor. Originally from El Paso, TX, Carey has a BFA in Musical Theater from Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and an MFA in Acting from UNC Chapel Hill. Carey has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theater. She was a writer and performer for the 2022 Viacom/CBS Diversity Showcase, and she plays Rose Blaine on The Handmaids Tale. She also stars in the upcoming Indie feature Where Did the Adults Go?. Other passions include visual art, playwrighting, stand-up, singing, guitar, and volunteering. Carey has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and advocates for disability inclusion. She has three cats and one dog with her husband Joe. Joseph Kibler is a born disabled and HIV positive actor/writer/content creator living in New York, NY. Joseph has appeared on shows such as Chicago Med, Good Trouble, Criminal Minds and CSI Cyber along with several National commercials from brands like Wells Fargo, Toyota, National Association of Realtors & United Healthcare. He was a long time member of Upright Citizen Brigade as an improviser & sketch comedy writer and was on the MessHall Team Fetch. Joseph has also produced and was the subject of an Award Winning Documentary called Walk On. Walk On follows Joseph's journey training to walk 6 miles in the LA AIDS Walk. It was produced by Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson, Hugh Jackman, Steve & Nancy Carell and won best documentary at Burbank International Film Festival & Timecode: NOLA. Alongside his HIV & Disability activism and writing his own spec films/tv shows, he enjoys his days with his spouse, Carey Cox and their four senior pets. Here is the rundown: 01:29 The Reality of Being a Disabled Actor 02:29 The Importance of Authentic Representation 07:23 The Struggle for Equal Opportunities 09:52 The Isolation of Disabled Actors 12:57 The Role of an Access Coordinator 15:35 The Challenges of Accessibility on Set 27:48 Carey's Character in The Handmaid's Tale 29:58 Character Research and Backstory 30:27 Wheelchair Barbie 31:47 Impact of Representation on Younger Generations 32:28 The Struggle for Representation in Children's Media 35:49 Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Disability in Performance 37:04 The Importance of Representation and Accessibility in Media 40:49 The Need for Disabled Creatives in the Industry 55:00 Future Projects and Hopes for Increased Representation

Duration:01:02:24

FARGO SEASON 5 | EPISODE 9 The Useless Hand Recap

1/12/2024
Here we are in the penultimate episode of the season and the forces are amassing for the big showdown. Tillman’s lost his mojo and maybe his mind as all the chess pieces make their final moves. Lisa and Dean break it all down. One of us thinks the tension is delicious, one of us thinks the episode may have lost the plot in some key moments. Join us for the conversation. Subscribe and share! Please leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. #tvrecap #podcast #actors #acting #directors #directing #wardrobe #wallpaper #screenwriting #streaming #casting #castingdirectors #jonhamm #junotemple #noahhawley #hulu #fx #joekeery #davidrysdahl #lamornemorris #jenniferjasonleigh #richamoorjani #davefoley #Fargo

Duration:01:00:16

FARGO SEASON 5 | Episode 8 "Blanket" Recap

1/4/2024
FARGO SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8 “Blanket” Recap TRIGGER WARNING: Due to the graphic depiction of domestic violence and coercive control in Episode 8, our discussion contains equally graphic descriptions that may be upsetting. Please exercise caution when listening. Lisa and Dean react to this traumatizing and powerful episode which delivers the confrontation we all knew was coming: a death match showdown between Dot and Tillman. As Tillman’s obsession with Dot increases, so does her desperation to escape his control. We analyze Tillman’s malevolence and the amazing writing of this character. We also breakdown the metaphor of Dot being chained in the barn which symbolizes so tragically the literal chains that many victims of domestic abuse carry with them, no matter how far away they get from the abuser. Can a survivor ever really be free of these binds, psychologically, spiritually free? We certainly hope so for Dot's sake. Lisa and Dean also shout out Lamorne Morris’ portrayal of good Trooper Witt Farr, whose decency and depth elevate the show. Join us for so much more discussion on this complex episode. Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you listen. Here is the Run Down: 01:51 Upcoming Special Guests and Future Podcast Plans 03:38 Discussion on Podcast Rankings and Reviews 05:08 Analysis of Fargo Episode 8 09:49 Discussion on Domestic Abuse and Power Dynamics 17:43 Indira's Discovery 32:25 Dot's Escape Attempt and MacGyver Skills 32:51 The Debate and the Mockery of Tillman 33:51 Tillman's Humiliation and Loss of Control 34:39 The Strategy Against Tillman and Its Consequences 36:08 Dot and Gator's Emotional Exchange 37:17 The Reality of Dot's Dream and Gator's Transformation 42:50 The Fate of Danish Graves 58:00 Dot's Hopelessness and the Bleak Ending of Episode #tvrecap #podcast #actors #acting #directors #directing #wardrobe #wallpaper #screenwriting #streaming #casting #castingdirectors #jonhamm #junotemple #noahhawley #hulu #fx #joekeery #davidrysdahl #lamornemorris #jenniferjasonleigh #richamoorjani #davefoley #Fargo #DomesticAbuse #CoerciveControl #Murder #TV #Series

Duration:01:02:53

BONUS EP! Dean's Twixtmas Movie List - "Just in the St. Nick of Time" things to watch before New Year!

12/28/2023
Just in the St. Nick of time! Whilst we are still enjoying our “twixtmas” haze on the couch lounging around scrolling for something fun to watch with family and friends before the New Year is upon us and we are back from holiday break (if you were lucky enough to have one!) here is THE DEAN’S LIST of holiday movies to enjoy before all is said and done. Dean has listed from “Nice” to “Naughty” his recommendations of Christmas movies to watch, starting with his favorite classics, moving to the the “middle” era of holiday fare, on through some worthy Christmas musicals to be on the look out for as well as “Christmas ADJACENT” films set at the holiday time, wrapping up with some truly dark and twisty takes on Santa. Add these to your queues and enjoy. In this episode, hosts Lisa and Dean Laffan discuss a wide range of Christmas movies, from traditional classics to alternate, horror, comedy and Christmas-adjacent films. They delve into films like 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Die Hard', 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas', 'A Christmas Horror Story', and 'Bad Santa', among many others. They also chat about some obscure choices such as 'Tangerine' and 'Violent Night'. The conversation also includes Lisa's reluctant watching experiences and Dean's detailed reviews and recommendations. Here is the Run Down: 01:00 Family Switch Movie Review 04:39 Four Christmases Movie Review 07:51 Muppet Christmas Movie Review 08:28 Elf and Scrooged Movie Review 09:08 A Christmas Story Live and Christmas in Connecticut Movie Review 11:22 Discussion on 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' 12:28 Opinions on 'Miracle on 34th Street' 12:48 Christmas Adjacent Movies: 'Die Hard' and Others 16:43 Alternative Christmas Movies: 'A Christmas Horror Story' and More 20:31 Christmas Slasher Movies: 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' and Others 20:52 Unique Christmas Movie: 'Tangerine' 21:47 Conclusion and Sign Off #classicchristmas #Christmasmovies #Holidayfilms

Duration:00:22:48

FARGO Season 5 | Episode 7 LINDA Recap

12/28/2023
Life is a dream, well at least for Dot much of this episode IS which causes Lisa and Dean to have MANY thoughts about the story telling conventions that Fargo Season 5, Episode 7 is putting us through. We are on the road with Dot (Juno Temple) as she desperately searches for the one person she thinks can help her stop Sheriff Tillman (Jon Hamm) , that being his first wife, the mysterious Linda. (Kari Matchett) We’ve been speculating all season, where is Linda? What happened to her? Is she dead? Is she also hiding under a false identity with a new family? Or is she a sensibly dressed, pseudo cult leader-therapist of an all female domestic abuse survivor commune living in an alternate Linda-verse? Join us as we discuss all the revelations in this topsy turvey ep. Want to talk about this ep? Follow us on Insta @killercastingpodcast or on our Facebook Page Killer Casting KILLER CASTING is proud to support “WE AUDITION” the incredible website and app for professional actors to help them find a self tape reader ON DEMAND. A tool that no actor should be without. No more asking your mom or your roommate to read with you for your auditions. On We Audition, there are readers available 24/7. All around the world, whenever you need them. So you could pick the right reader for the genre or the type of role (age, gender, accent) you're reading for. And it's so simple. You just click onto the website or the app, select the reader that you want to use, and they'll come right up on video chat. This is a company run by actors, for actors. Right now Killer Casting pod listeners can get a 25% off discount code. Just use the code word “Killer” when you sign up at https://www.weaudition.com Here’s the Run Down: 01:53 Introduction to Episode 7 03:01 Discussion on the Episode's Plot 03:04 Analysis of Key Scenes 05:15 Exploring the Episode's Homages to Original Movie 05:38 Exploration of Easter Eggs and Symbolism 12:11 Exploring the Episode's Musical Choices 21:12 Discussion on the Episode's Dream Sequence 26:09 Handmaid's Tale Comparison 27:06 The Matriarchy of the Patriarchy 28:11 The Cult of Lindas 29:46 Wayne and Scotty's Heartbreaking Scene 33:06 Gator's Preparation for Revenge 37:22 Dot's Puppet Show: A Disturbing Backstory 46:35 The Truck Accident and the Return to Reality 49:10 The Aftermath and Predictions for the Future

Duration:00:52:26

Fargo Season 5 | Episode 6 Recap (The Tender Trap)

12/21/2023
AGENT JOAQUIN is in the house! Joining Lisa to breakdown Fargo Season 5 Episode 6 “The Tender Trap” is none other than actor Nick Gomez who recurs as FBI Agent Joaquin this season and who got a front row seat up close and personal in the Jon Hamm in the Hot tub scene. Before we dive into this episode, Lisa talks about casting Nick on Criminal Minds as a Detective and the behind the scenes process. Nick then reveals how he landed Fargo and his first day on set as well as giving us his unique insights on the series. Nick and Lisa analyze the shifting power plays in this week’s episode, the revelations and the deepening relationships between all of these incredible characters. Oh and Lisa floats the Wizard of Oz theory past Nick. Join us, subscribe and be sure to leave us a review. You can follow Lisa on Insta @lisazambetticasting and weigh in on what you thought about Fargo’s Ep 6. KILLER CASTING is proud to support “WE AUDITION” the incredible website and app for professional actors to help them find a self tape reader ON DEMAND. A tool that no actor should be without. No more asking your mom or your roommate to read with you for your auditions. On We Audition, there are readers available 24/7. All around the world, whenever you need them. So you could pick the right reader for the genre or the type of role (age, gender, accent) you're reading for. And it's so simple. You just click onto the website or the app, select the reader that you want to use, and they'll come right up on video chat. This is a company run by actors, for actors. Right now Killer Casting pod listeners can get a 25% off discount code. Just take a listen to today’s ep (at minute 18.36) and hear the special code for 25% off. Check out “We Audition” at https://www.weaudition.com Here’s the Rundown: 01:45 Nick's Audition Experiences 06:06 Nick's Role in Fargo 10:58 Nick's First Day on Set 19:37 Discussion on Episode Six 23:42 The Dynamics of Deputy Olmstead's Marriage 24:12 Deeper Dive into Characters' Personalities 25:52 Exploring the Scene with Sheriff Tillman 26:58 Analyzing Wardrobe Choices 27:33 Exploring the Scene with Wayne 28:03 Sheriff Tillman's Increasing Violence 28:41 Analysis of the Scene with Gator 30:46 The Wizard of Oz Theory 32:12 The FBI Agents' Interrogation 36:34 Sheriff Tillman's Deal with Ole 39:47 Discussion on the Scene with Lorraine and Deputy Indira 43:37 The Final Scene at the Strip Club 45:03 Thoughts and Future Expectations

Duration:00:49:01

Fargo Season 5 | Episode 5 (The Power Suit)

12/13/2023
("The Tiger" aka The Power Suit Episode) Helping them cover Fargo Season 5, Episode 5, Lisa & Dean are thrilled to be joined by special guest Scott Winant, a two-time Emmy award-winning director and producer who has worked on high-profile shows like Breaking Bad, True Blood, Yellowjackets and …Season 1 of FARGO! (How many people get to say they’ve directed Key and Peele as FBI Agents? Well Scott has!) Scott shares his unique insights on the Fargo series given his former director of photography was none other than Dana Gonzalez who directed this week’s episode “The Tiger”. As usual, we dissect the cinematic choices, the wardrobe (Lorraine and her intricate power suits), the unfolding origami of the story and the showdown between our two favorite villains. We also take a moment to remember the wonderful actor André Braugher who sadly we lost this week. Scott directed him in the pilot of “Men of a Certain Age” and shares his remembrance of this powerful performer. KILLER CASTING is proud to support “WE AUDITION” the incredible website/app for professional actors to help them find a self tape reader ON DEMAND. It is a tool that no actor should be without. No more asking your mom or your roommate to read with you for your auditions. On We Audition, there are readers available 24/7. All around the world, whenever you need them. So you can pick the right reader (age, gender, accent) for the genre or the type of role you're reading for. And it's so simple. You just click onto the website or the app, select the reader that you want to use, and they'll come right up on video chat. This is a company run by actors, for actors. Right now Killer Casting pod listeners can get a 25% off discount code. Just take a listen to today’s ep (at 23.54) and hear the special code for 25% off. Check out “We Audition” at https://www.weaudition.com #Fargo #FX #Hulu #Recap #JunoTemple #JenniferJasonLeigh #JonHamm #NoahHawley #DavidRysdahl #DaveFoley #RichaMoorjani #JoeKeery #LukasGage #WizardofOz The Rundown: 01:13 Discussion on Scott Winant’s Career and Projects 02:17 Scott's Insights on the Changing Industry 02:55 Scott's Family Background in the Film Industry 03:59 Remembering Andre Braugher and Discussing 'Men of a Certain Age' 06:53 Scott's Experience Directing 'Fargo' Season 1 15:14 Discussion on Character Wardrobe and Set Design 21:21 Discussing Juno Temple’s “Dot” Character 21:40 Lorraine’s Ambition and Power 23:54 “We Audition” Advertisement 24:55 Anticipating Lorraine and Sheriff Tillman's Confrontation 27:18 Lorraine's Meeting with Deputy Olmsted 28:40 Dot's Protective Instincts 28:47 The Wizard of Oz Theory 29:56 Dot's Relationship with Wayne 32:15 Dot's Escape and Deputy Indira's Dilemma 36:09 Final Thoughts on the Episode

Duration:00:44:15

Fargo Season 5 | Episode 4 Recap

12/7/2023
Hosts Lisa Zambetti and Dean Laffan dive into 'Insolubilia’. Dot’s confrontation with Gator goes down pretty much as expected, but how is she going to explain her way out of a burned down house, an electrocuted husband and a pesky State Trooper who is convinced she is the gas station ninja angel who saved his life? And how did she get Wayne and Scotty to go up into the attic in the first place? Lisa and Dean pick it all apart including the significance of all the Nightmare Before Christmas symbology. Cue the disastrous consequences of trying to become something you are not and desperately trying to change the world into what you want it to be. Will Dot’s philosophy she imparts to her daughter Scotty work?: basically “If we can’t see the bad guys, they can’t see us? If we don’t talk about them, they don’t exist? ” And Lisa has to shout out the extraordinary work of David Rysdahl’s “Wayne” who’s layered sweet, sad vulnerability as the hapless husband gives this hard candy show the soft center it doesn’t want to need. Join us! #jonhamm #junotemple #noahhawley #hulu #fx #joekeery #davidrysdahl #lamornemorris #jenniferjasonleigh #richamoorjani #davefoley #Fargo #NightmareBeforeChristmas #Halloween 00:35 Discussing the Episode Title 06:28 Discussion on the House Invasion Scene 15:06 Sheriff Roy Tillman's Monologue 17:51 Dot's Philosophy and Survival Strategy 19:33 State Trooper Wit's Investigation 20:22 Analyzing Film Techniques 20:41 Character Analysis: Lorraine Lyon 21:19 Exploring the Use of Audio and Video Overlap 22:01 The Power Dynamics in the Show 22:28 Lorraine's Reaction to Family Crisis 22:57 Hospital Scene Analysis 24:49 Dot's Manipulation and Gaslighting 28:07 FBI Investigation into Sheriff Tillman 37:36 Sheriff Tillman's Visit and Confrontation 41:42 Final Thoughts and Predictions KILLER CASTING is proud to support The Hollywood Winner’s Circle, a fantastic Business Academy for Actors founded by manager and acting coach Wendy Alane Wright. If you are just starting out as an actor and are unsure where to turn, HWC will give you concrete steps and a support system toward a future as a professional. You can find out more here: https://hollywoodwinnerscircle.com

Duration:00:47:14

Fargo Season 5 Episode 3 (The Yellow Sweater)

12/2/2023
Cheese Puffs, a 44 Magnum and The Yellow Sweater Before we delve into the third episode of Fargo Season 5 first we side bar into a review of the latest David Fincher movie “The Killer” starring a very enigmatic Michael Fassbender playing a rather bungling hired assassin. Then we get on to analyzing this (in Dean’s words) audacious episode 3 where wagons start to circle around our brave heroine Dot and her family. When your grocery list includes juice boxes, cheese puffs and shotguns, you know things are about to pop off. Lisa also has some good wallpaper talk and the gives a special shout out to some excellent sweater work by Dot’s yellow cardigan. #jonhamm #junotemple #noahhawley #hulu #fx #joekeery #lamornemorris #jenniferjasonleigh #richamoorjani #davefoley #Fargo #recap #streaming #Hulu #tvpodcast #nipplerings #yellowsweater 00:52 The Struggles of Waiting for New Episodes 01:21 Personal Anecdotes and Casual Conversation 02:27 Discussion on the Theme of Running Away 04:49 Discussion on Alien Franchise 09:13 Review of 'The Killer' 18:04 Discussion on Fargo Episode 3 Continued 28:50 Analyzing the Artful Editing and Visual Storytelling 30:06 Exploring the Character's Wardrobe Choices 31:29 Unpacking the Intense Bedroom Scene 37:35 Diving into the Intriguing Flashback Sequence 45:46 Discussing the Tense Confrontation at the Gun Shop 49:46 Breaking Down the Climactic Halloween Night Scene 55:41 Reflecting on the Episode's Themes and Revelations

Duration:01:01:09

Fargo Season 5 | Episode 2

11/25/2023
Reviewing Fargo Season 5 Episode 2: Hamm in a Hottub Lisa and Dean dive into the second episode of Fargo's Fifth season dissecting the big entrance of Jon Hamm's character, the powerful Sheriff Roy Tillman who rules his North Dakota county with an iron fist. Lots of great revelations in this episode as the true identity of Juno Temple’s “Dot” is unmasked. This ep also has tons of callbacks to the original Fargo feature film. And of course we have to talk about the hot tub scene. Join us. #jonhamm #junotemple #noahhawley #hulu #fx #joekeery #lamornemorris #jenniferjasonleigh #richamoorjani #davefoley #lukasgage #Fargo

Duration:00:51:21

Fargo Season 5 | Episode 1

11/24/2023
Hosts Lisa Zambetti and Dean Laffan reunite for a review of the opening episode of Fargo's fifth season now streaming on FX Hulu. They discuss the key characters, the various plot directions and themes, providing deep insights into the roles, potential narrative direction and analyzing the alignment with the original Fargo movie. They also talk about casting choices and performance dynamics. The two hosts scrutinize the plot's development from the opening sequence, the intertwining storylines, down to the episode's culmination. They give a detailed blow-by-blow analysis of the episode while pointing out their areas of discontent, predictions, and highlighting exciting moments. 00:00 Introduction of the Hosts 00:52 Discussion on Recent TV Shows 03:16 Introduction to the Main Topic: Fargo Season Five 03:57 Initial Impressions on Fargo Season Five 04:23 Deep Dive into the Characters and Plot 08:04 Continuation of the Fargo Season Five Analysis 09:38 Further Discussion on Fargo Season Five 18:47 Exploring the Connections in Fargo Series 24:11 The Chase Begins 24:16 Analyzing the Scene 24:21 The Unexpected Twist 24:35 The Classic Trip and Tumble 25:09 The Surprise Attack 25:55 The Kidnapping Plot 26:20 The Call Interruption 26:21 The Aftermath 26:29 The Pause and Reflection 27:05 The Husband's Return 27:32 The Kidnapping Aftermath 27:43 The Unconcerned Mother 30:14 The Cop's Home Life 35:09 The Convenience Store Standoff 44:57 The Aftermath and Return Home 48:29 The Episode Wrap-up

Duration:00:55:53