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Screens in Focus is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Diana and friends, who spotlight their favorites and review the latest. They dig into shows like The Walking Dead, Cobra Kai, Stranger Things and films such as Top Gun: Maverick, West Side Story, Genre films, and more! They also discuss TV shows and movies currently on their weekly radar and pose a question of the day, so join in on the fun every other Tuesday! Subscribe to our website: http://www.screensinfocus.com You can find all episodes ...
 
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Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial ...
 
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Yeehaw! We’re talking Yellowstone Season 5! Walma and Michelle join Diana as they break down the first half of the season, episodes 1-8. They dig into John’s protection of the Dutton Ranch, Rip and Beth's relationship, Kayce and Monica’s heartbreak, the sibling rivalry between Jaime and Beth, and so much more!! If you’re a fan of Yellowstone, you w…
 
Dead To Me final season is full of laugh out loud situations, outrageous happenings, and heartfelt moments. Debbie joins Diana as they breakdown the season and discuss the dynamics of Jen and Judy’s friendship and why it works. They talk about the authentic portrayals by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. They share their reaction to the wri…
 
Nowhere is safe for June Osborne or Serena Waterford for that matter in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5. Jenn Trepeck, host of Salad with a Side Of Fries Podcast, joins Diana Leathers, as they breakdown the episodes of season 5. They discuss how the roles have changed between these women, and how motherhood has shaped their choices. They talk about Ju…
 
What did you think of the series finale of The Walking Dead? Margaret and Diana break down the action-packed and emotional final episode of The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 24 “Rest in Peace”, Ep. 178. While they have different perspectives on some of the resolutions that occurred in the finale they both agree on some of their favorite moments and ap…
 
Diana and Margaret discuss The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 23 “Family”, Ep. 177. They talk about Judith’s story and the choices she makes as a child in an apocalypse. Negan’s heartfelt conversation with Ezekiel, Lydia’s tragic situation, and our whole group facing the hoard of walkers!!! Q of the day: What is your favorite movie about “Family” TV/Mo…
 
Who is your all-time favorite villain on The Walking Dead? That is the question of the day in The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 22 “Faith”, Ep. 176. Avery and Margaret join Diana in breaking down the episode as they talk about Negan’s evolution, Eugene’s speech, Ezekiel’s actions, and Mercer’s perfect timing. They also share recommendations on Black A…
 
We dish on the explosive season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12. Judith Weigle, the host of The Amicable Divorce Expert Podcast, joins Diana, as they discuss the news, gossip, and speculation. They talk about Erika’s Jayne’s $750K earrings, The blowout between Kathy Hilton and Lisa Rinna, the strained relationship between Kyle Ric…
 
Diana and Margaret discuss The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 21 “Outpost”, Ep. 174. They talk about the heartbreaking moment between Maggie and the child walker, Carol’s sage advice to her friends, their favorite moments, and which character from the past they could have seen in this episode. Q of the day: Which past episode gave you the most hope for…
 
House Of The Dragon Season 1 came to a grand conclusion with a shocking season finale that left us hanging wondering how Rhaenyra Targaryen will react after receiving unimaginable news. Debbie joins Diana as they break down the season and discuss King Viserys Targaryen, his children, the relationships, and the battle for the Iron Throne in the epic…
 
Diana and Margaret discuss The Walking Dead season 11, Ep. 20 “What's Been Lost”, Ep. 172, They talk about Carol and Daryl’s strengths and attributes, Hornsby's demise, Pamela's plans, and Yumiko's decision. They share their thoughts on past characters and answer the Q of The Day: Who is your favorite duo on The Walking Dead? Tell us yours through …
 
Diana and Margaret talk about the “Variant” walkers in The Walking Dead Season 11, Ep. 19, “Variant”, Ep. 171, and how intense the scenes were with this type of walker. They answer the question of the day: What about the variant walker scares you the most? They also discuss the powerful performances by Princess, Rosita, Max, and Pamela Milton and r…
 
Diana and Sam discuss The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 18 “The New Deal”, Ep. 170. They talk about the events that happened at Founder’s day and the actions taken by Max, Eugene, Sebastian and Mercer. They share the moments that made them emotional and answer the question of the day: Which TWD character would make a great wrestler? Tell us yours! The…
 
Diana and Sam discuss The Walking Dead Season 11 Ep. 17 “Lockdown”, Ep. 169. They talk about how badass Daryl and Maggie are. How inept the stormtroopers can be. They talk about which previous characters they would have liked to have seen in this episode. Plus, their share their answers to the Question Of The Day: Who is your favorite villain? They…
 
Who is your favorite fighter in Cobra Kai Season 5? That’s the question of the day in Cobra Kai S5, Ep. 168. Grog Hayden joins Diana as they discuss who their favorite fighter is along with breaking down the major points this season. They talk about the relationship, the rivalries, the fights, and how the characters have evolved. They discuss what …
 
Shay Fernandez* joins Diana as they discuss Nope, along with Jordan Peele’s previous films, Get Out, Us, and Keanu. They dig into the themes, characters and actors portrayed in these movies and share their admiration for Jordan Peele. They share their TV and movie recommendations on The Deep End, Sandman, LOTR: Ring of Power, GOT: House of the Drag…
 
Diana teams up with the super cool Squawking Dead podcast (who cover TWDU), to dig into Tales of The Walking Dead S1 E2 Blair; Gina. They discuss the Groundhog Day theme and how it impacted Blair and Gina They talk about, Folie à deux disorder, their thoughts, and theories on the anthology series, and what made them laugh out loud. Yes, even in a z…
 
The "Westworld" Season 4 finale brings us to our final Telegraph of the year (and possibly ever), with listener email and voicemail taking aim at Christina, Hale, Olympiad security, HBO budgets and hosts done dirty. "Westworld" fans unloaded on "Que Sera Sera," made their predictions for Season 5, asked how transcending actually works and noted how…
 
For a straightforward "Westworld" Season 4 finale, we decided to do a straightforward recap of Episode 8. Ash is gonna tell you exactly what happened; Gene is gonna discuss different characters' senses of identity, and both will dig into what a potential Season 5 could hold. In this "Que Sera Sera" Deep Dive, the Shat Crew also will cover Season 4'…
 
The "Westworld" Season 4 finale propelled us headlong into The Test of Season 5, wiped out some key characters and cranked up the body count. In this Instacast, Gene cheers for Clementine; Ash evokes "Return of The King;" and Big D feels like he's seen this one before. Listen to find out how The Shat Crew felt about "Que Sera Sera" and what we'll b…
 
It's our longest listener-mail podcast of the season! "Metanoia" was a hit with Westworld fans, triggering voicemail and email about The Sublime, Teddy, Maeve and Christina. In this episode, the full Shat Crew responds to questions about Clementine, learns the difference between worms and snakes, nerds out on social contract philosophy, theorizes o…
 
Our "Westworld" Deep Dives are always dense, but this one truly is a thicc-ass boi. In this breakdown of Season 4, Episode 7, Gene and Big D compare simulations to reality, dissect William's conversation with himself and ask why Bernard would leave The Door open. "Metanoia" also leads the Shat Crew to explore who Bernard's video message was for, wh…
 
Cindy and Devin join Diana as they discuss Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2! They break it all down and discuss all the actions, motivations, and heartfelt moments between the characters. They discuss the relationships between Will and Mike, Dustin and Eddie, Eleven and papa, Joyce and Hopper, and more. They share their favorite moments along wit…
 
Gene and Ash crown "Metanoia" the best episode since "Westworld" Season 2 in this instant-reaction episode of Shat on TV. Season 4, Episode 7 gave us gripping dialogue, heartbreak, big reveals and, most importantly, the old-school pairings we'd been craving. Was this this payoff for the previous six episodes? Will it build into an explosive season …
 
Caleb is the star of this "Westworld" Telegraph as listeners call and write to discuss what makes him special, how outliers work and what Caleb #279 is all about. Email and voicemail also focus on freeze tag, the Red Queen Theory, why Bernard couldn't ID the mole and whether horses are extinct. The Shat Crew also explores hope and rats, grief, Halo…
 
Caleb fans got a dark and juicy episode this week as "Westworld" Season 4, Episode 6 peered into why Charlores hostified him, why love matters and how hope can be weaponized. "Fidelity" also illustrated Charlores' growing frustration, her cruelty, problems among the ranks of The Cause, and a bit more Westworld geography. In this Deep Dive edition, …
 
In Westworld Season 4, Episode 6, "Fidelity," Caleb gets to live out his best Die Hard fantasy, while Frankie lets herself be guided into the park so Bernard can reboot Maeve since she’s apparently the weapon that will help save humankind. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode and previews what we'll cover in the upcoming …
 
With Gene away on vacation, Ash and BigD gathered for this week's Telegraph of Westworld Season 4 and respond to the top18 voicemails and emails about Episode 5: "Zhuangzi." Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Episode 5 Summary:Charlotte notices that several hosts she has assigned to eliminate "outliers" …
 
Westworld used Season 4, Episode 5 to flesh out the notion of "outliers" and introduce us to hosts "transcending." Viewers learned the extent of Charlores' control and the nature of Christina's role as The Storyteller. "Zhuangzi" brought us questionable action scenes, uncomfortable choreography and the knowledge that, even in Charlores' utopia, hos…
 
"Westworld" gave us a look behind the curtain as New York City's facade crumbled in Season 4, Episode 5. "Zhuangzi" was a massive shift in style and pace from the previous two episodes, featuring far more exposition, mustache-twirling and awkward action scenes. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and previews what we'll…
 
The full Shat Crew has gathered for its first three-host Telegraph of Westworld Season 4, responding to a record 20 voicemails and emails about Episode 4: "Generation Loss." In this listener-mail episode, we cover outlandish theories on Christina, frustrated opinions on Caleb and detailed looks at the ruins of Prohibitionworld. Listeners Jenn and D…
 
Episode 4 put the puzzle pieces together for "Westworld" Season 4, giving us a clearer picture of what's happening and what's to come. In this Deep Dive episode, the Shat Crew looks into the series' central question: What is it to be human? Gene digs into what makes Caleb special and why Charlores would desire a fidelity-tested version of our hero.…
 
In this bonus episode, Diana and friends share 11 of their recent TV & Movie Recommendations from previous episodes with NEWLY added commentary from yours truly. Joe, Leigh, and I share recommendations on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Moon Knight, Tick,Tick...BOOM!, and Stranger Things Season 4 from Tom Gun: Maverick Ep. 158: https://bit.ly/3tdTLwU Margaret shar…
 
So many answers! So many deaths! So much Caleb! "Generation Loss" built on Episode 3's momentum and paved the runway for an exciting second half to Season 4. What some saw as "yeah duh" moments, the Shat Crew considered sorely needed solid ground for building a stable story. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and previ…
 
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