The films of Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Before Patty Jenkins and the blockbuster-budget Wonder Woman, there was Kathryn Bigelow.
Griffin and David are fascinated by the themes of Bigelow's films. But how did an artist and house-flipper journey through film school to eventually become the first woman to direct a $100 million dollar budget picture? Where does her later professional alliance and then marriage to James Cameron fit in with the social and psychological issues she examines in her movies? Which of her movies are secret masterpieces? After her blank check movie flopped at the box office, how did she recover to become the first woman to win a Best Director and Best Picture Academy Award, for The Hurt Locker? #TheTwoFriends investigate.
This miniseries welcomed the most guests of any Blank Check miniseries to date, with twelve featured in ten episodes.
This miniseries was also the first in Blank Check history to incorporate advertising into any episodes, beginning in the Blue Steel episode. Nearly every ad read takes the form of an improvised sketch of some kind, with characters and vocal impressions and bits aplenty.
In a Twitter poll to decide the name of the miniseries, "Pod-19: The Widowcaster" narrowly edged out "Zero Pod Casty".
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|128||Near Dark||🔊||Mani Lazic||No||1:48||9/24/2017|
|129||Blue Steel||🔊||Jordan Hoffman||No||1:47||10/1/2017|
|130||Point Break||🔊||Lux Alptraum||No||1:51||10/8/2017|
|131||Strange Days||🔊||Emily Yoshida||YEP||2:09||10/15/2017|
|132||The Weight of Water||🔊||Karen Han
|133||K-19: The Widowmaker||🔊||Richard Lawson||No||1:50||10/29/2017|
|134||The Hurt Locker||🔊||Sonia Saraiya||No||2:18||11/5/2017|
|135||Zero Dark Thirty||🔊||Demi Adejuyigbe||No||2:06||11/12/2017|
Ranking Their Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Griffin and David shared their rankings on the Avatarland/The Second Blank Check Mailbag episode, rather than the usual last episode of the miniseries.
- The Blankies rankings were compiled from the Reddit voting thread found on the r/Blankies sub-reddit. Due to timing, the results did not factor in Griffin and David's rankings.
|1||Blue Steel||Strange Days||Strange Days|
|2||The Hurt Locker||Point Break||The Hurt Locker|
|3||Point Break||The Hurt Locker||Zero Dark Thirty|
|4||Zero Dark Thirty||Blue Steel||Point Break|
|5||Strange Days||Zero Dark Thirty||Near Dark|
|6||Near Dark||Near Dark||Blue Steel|
|7||The Loveless||The Loveless||The Loveless|
|9||The Weight of Water||K-19: The Widowmaker||K-19: The Widowmaker|
|10||K-19: The Widowmaker||The Weight of Water||The Weight of Water|