Taking It Down

Taking It Down

Time to watch TV from a different angle: get your recommendations and examinations for television from thinkers who ensure zero spoilers until a vote has been cast on if the series or movie is worth taking down from the cluttered, streaming shelf. Then stick around for the analysis which unpacks episodes of TV or movies from the Southern thinkers out to destroy Alabama stereotypes. Every Tuesday morning, editor-in-chief of The Alabama Take Blaine Duncan is joined by Adam Morrow, Donovan Reinwald, and others to discuss, dissect, and dive into TV and streaming. You deserve your time, so let Taking It Down decide for you.

How Many Versions of You Are in 'Dark Matter' and 'The Sympathizer'; 'Shōgun' News
Taking It DownMay 21, 202452:32

How Many Versions of You Are in 'Dark Matter' and 'The Sympathizer'; 'Shōgun' News

This week, Blaine checks in on 'Manhunt' from Apple TV+ (1:23) before pondering why people are missing 'The Big Door Prize' (3:15). When the entire crew joins, they toss ideas for the upcoming 200th ...

When Spoilers Find You: Vulture Should Be Ashamed
Taking It DownMay 14, 202414:36

When Spoilers Find You: Vulture Should Be Ashamed

Blaine flies solo this week, but not without a lot to say. This week's episode begins with some of the latest from The Alabama Take (0:16) before he gives brief and non-spoiler thoughts on the fourth...

Direction of 'The Challenge' and Dualities in 'The Sympathizer'
Taking It DownMay 07, 202449:18

Direction of 'The Challenge' and Dualities in 'The Sympathizer'

This week, Blaine begins with various TV shows without spoilers, including final thoughts on 'The Gentleman' on Netflix. From there, it's a brief opinion on the most recent episode of 'Under the Brid...

Satisfying Finale of 'Shōgun' and Heavy Themes of 'Baby Reindeer' Four Episodes Deep
Taking It DownApril 30, 202448:37

Satisfying Finale of 'Shōgun' and Heavy Themes of 'Baby Reindeer' Four Episodes Deep

This week, Blaine begins with a few non-spoiler thoughts on the Netflix sensation 'Baby Reindeer' (0:42) before he laments all the shows that seem worth watching, from 'The Sympathizer,' 'Under the B...

Previewing 'Baby Reindeer'; Plus, Hot Chemistry in 'Shōgun' and a Promising 'Sympathizer'
Taking It DownApril 23, 202450:47

Previewing 'Baby Reindeer'; Plus, Hot Chemistry in 'Shōgun' and a Promising 'Sympathizer'

This week, Blaine starts with an entire bundle of television. First, he lets listeners know how to leave the podcast a voice message (1:30) as well as how to sign up for The Alabama Take 's newslette...