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Nirvana In Fire: Episode 7

Ant attacks and lack of caffeine are just some of the challenges Meredith and Andrew overcome as they discuss Episode 7 of Nirvana In Fire! This episode there’s romantic tension, some *light* swearing (oh my!), the beginning of Law & Order: Prince Jing’s Unit, and CSI: Lang Ya Bang!

 

Bonus Episode #1: Meredith Merrily Mersplains

Our first bonus episode! Meredith shares some background on the book and TV Show Nirvana In Fire, as well as the difficulties in researching shows/authors/books that are entirely in Chinese…

 

Nirvana In Fire: Episode 6

Nirvana 6 is here! It’s…. a little slow until the end, to be honest. Meredith forgets Aaron Sorkin’s name, but there’s lots of talking while NOT walking, and Andrew shows off his understanding of the intricate plot and character relationships.  Bonus points if you catch the eunuch reference this episode!

 

Nirvana In Fire: Episode 5

Diving into episode 5! Meredith continues to Mersplain WAY too much to Andrew… meanwhile the day of the challenge is here! 3 kids vs. the Northern warrior BaiLi Qi! The plot against Ni Huang moves forward, and the Studio Bathroom sessions continue…

 

Nirvana In Fire: Episode 4

The story continues as Lin Shu makes a daring challenge to the warrior Baili Qi. A dangerous plot against Princess Ni Huang is discovered, and General Meng’s eyebrows become even more impressive! Join us as Meredith Mersplains the episode to Andrew and we speculate about the depths of Lin Shu’s plotting… Please rate and review us on iTunes, write to us at TeaCastNetwork@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter at @cast_tea!

 

Nirvana In Fire Episode 3

Check out our recap of Episode 3! The plots get plottier, the characters get charactier! The fun gets funner!  Join Meredith and Andrew as we discuss the Servant Boy, the status of Eunuchs, the Princess Ni Huang Marriage Tournament’s surprise participants, and of course, the ever-aloof man-of-too-many-aliases, Lin Shu as he furthers his plans to do…. something!

Nirvana In Fire: Episode 2

 

Meredith and Andrew’s recap of Episode 2 of Nirvana In Fire.  The Crown Prince and Prince Yu’s rivalry intensifies, Fei Liu makes a strong impression on the courtiers of Liang, and Lin Shu makes bold moves towards Princess Ni Huang.

Nirvana In Fire is a Chinese drama in a historical fantasy setting.  If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll love the political intrigue and plots of Nirvana In Fire!

Kimmy Schmidt & the Breakable Truth

[Spoiler alert for anyone who has not watched the last episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Do NOT keep reading.]

Watching the last two episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was a somewhat painful reminder that the truth is subjective.  We all live in our own realities, and the Reverend was doing a great job convincing the courtroom that his version of reality was the same as theirs by positioning himself as someone who shared their values:

Last time I checked, faith wasn’t a crime in this country…so why am I being tried for my belief that the Apocalypse is coming?  …the only thing I’m guilty of is trying to save these girls from the End of Days! I just done goofed up and got the date wrong! Now, if being bad at math is against the law, well then lock me up! -Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, Episode 11: “Kimmy Rides a Bike!”

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Boys Over (Blood-Spattered) Flowers

Anger frequently plays a major role in conflict, especially violent conflict.  In one of my favorite stories of all time, Boys Over Flowers, almost every conflict that occurs throughout the story is driven by one character’s inability to express his anger in ways that do not involve assaulting people and/or punching walls.   Continue reading