Author Archives: Bates Podcast

Yes Mother: WWBW-COVID October Edition

It’s an unprecedented time, where many stressful things are culminating and converging….Welcome to Fall 2020! Em and Sue discuss what they are watching to get through and we read your feedback and discuss that. Join us if you want some recommendations that veer towards happier times and/or self care. Maybe after the election is over we can handle something a little darker or stressful (or we will all be forced to join in a civil war) Who knows? Anything goes in 2020.

Incidentally- if you are interested in a deeper dive into Emily’s AFI watches or Asian dramas, you can head to her new blog set up for that purpose with an old friend of hers (it’s called Cov-did you you see this yet?).

Yes Mother: What We’ve Been Watching September

Hey guys! We’re back and getting better at this recording and posting in a timely manner. I’m even going to list what we discussed and where to find it! I know, I’m shocked too.

Em: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Hulu), The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Goblin or Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Rakuten VIKI), Crash Landing on You (Netflix). Sue: In The Dark (Netflix), Upload (Prime), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBOmax).

Brief discussions prompted by feedback: Lovecraft Country (HBOmax), The Great (Hulu) and probably countless others. Hey! I’m not perfect. But improving.

Yes Mother: What We’ve Been Watching COVID style

Wow– hey guys! Sue and I made an attempt at podcasting again. We talked about how we’ve been keeping ourselves busy these days especially in the world of streaming. I have no idea what I’m doing anymore and it’s been a small miracle that I’ve gotten this podcast to this point. It’s amazing what being away from something for 2 + years can do! Oh and It’s amazing what that time can do to a cheap mic- I had no idea my audio would sound so bad, if I had I would have waited until I’d ordered a new headset (which I literally did in the first 10 minute of editing this podcast, so the next one will sound better- I promise! I moved our 25 minute catch up on what we’ve been doing these past years to the end. Ok- we’ll be back soon. Happy to be back!

Yes Mother: Bates Motel Commentary (No, not that one- the OTHER one)

Now I can’t stress this enough- THIS IS NOT A COMMENTARY OF THE BRILLIANT A&E SHOW BATES MOTEL! It is a commentary of the lesser known, less….uh….good pilot show called Bates Motel made in 1987. It didn’t get picked up, I know– we were all shocked and you will be too after you watch it. Hey! Watch it with us– I can almost guarantee a good time, because Em and Sue spent the evening watching it with Matt A, so you know there were good times and giggling had by all.

We* even made it easy for you: Go to this link:

*By “we” I mean Matt A. who proved himself to be the best podcast guest ever by recording and editing the whole podcast.  And just by being Matt.

Yes Mother: What We’ve Been Watching February

Em and Sue once again talk about what we watched.  (Feedback episode to follow shortly).:

11:15 – The Handmaid’s Tale

28:45 – 11/22/63

38:00 – It

47:50 – The Last Jedi (Spoilers!)

1:07:20 – Retribution

1:12:20 – The Farthest Voyager in Space

Sorry about the music quality at the end- I don’t know why and it’s way too big a pain in the butt to fix.

What We’ve (Individually) Been Watching, Jan 2018 Edition

Here’s part two!

La Mante 0:12
Psych 6:20
Black Mirror (S3&4) 12:38
Iron Fist 26:38
Anne With An “E” 31:40
The Code 44:44
The Good Doctor 51:03
The Tunnel 57:02
Alias Grace (brief mention really) 1:02:46
The End of the Fxxxing World 1:06:03
The Night Of 1:08:45

Yes, Mother: What We’ve (Both) Been Watching Jan 2018 Edition

Long time no chat! Em and Sue missed podcasting and missed you guys, so we are back and discussing a few things we’ve been watching. In this episode (there will be another soon) we discussed some shows we both saw, then we went on to each pick a few shows the other hadn’t seen and talk about those. I decided to break it up into two podcasts, so you’ll have to wait a few days for that.  (10 points if you understand the music reference at the end.)

Shownotes if you want to skip around (we didn’t go into anything I’d consider a spoiler, so you should be safe on that regard):

6:35- The Crown S2
16:35- Glitch S2
23:05- Broadchurch S3
30:05- Little Big Lies
44:05- Mindhunter
54:00- Lore
1:02:30- This Is Is (Us)
1:09:05- Riverdale

Sidebar: My laptop refused to acknowledge my new headset’s mic, so I had to use earbuds for this one, but the good news is- I ordered an honest to goodness podcasting mic that will be here before we record next, so I (Em) should sound better next time (Now I feel like I need to get myself a messy desk, sunglasses and learn to smoke).

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E10 FINALE “The Cord” Recap

The long awaited recap of the finale.  You can’t blame us for taking so long, it’s kind of like if we don’t post this, it’s not really over.  Or maybe I’ve just been busy and recovering from a bike accident.  At any rate– here you go, we recap this beautiful episode of television.  (And then we laugh about being called old ladies for about 10 minutes.)  Enjoy!