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Nirvana In Fire: Episode 9

At long last, TeaCast is back! Host Andrew and Host Meredith are thrilled to finally be back after many near-death experiences (and in spite of Meredith’s apparently permanent cold). Mei Chang Su has an extremely important conversation with Prince Yu, he schemes with Prince Jing, and he throws snow balls at Fei Liu! Come for the Nirvana In Fire recap, stay for the #podcats!

Nirvana In Fire: Episode 8

After the horrifying find from episode 7, Lin Shu’s plots and schemes move forward.  Will the Crown Prince or Prince Yu be able to outsmart him? Will Chandler/JingRui recover from a shocking realization about his family? Will Andrew actually let Meredith put a laugh track in our podcast? We find out this week in episode 8!

 

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…

 

Ripper Street: My Imaginary Friendship

One of these days I will actually write about a book, comic book, or movie, instead of just TV show after TV show… but for now I’m going to talk about Ripper Street (starring Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Bronn from Game of Thrones, and this guy)

I watched the first three episodes on Netflix, and instead of focusing on the societal tension between a police force that failed to find Jack the Ripper and citizens who really wanted to not get murdered, I got distracted by the interpersonal conflict between Inspector Reid, the main character, and a journalist named Mr. Best (I didn’t catch his first name, and frankly it’s a miracle I figured out his last name since I cannot tell skinny white men with mustaches apart from each other). Continue reading