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Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, Music, and Other Stuff by the Geek Grls

By Onna Carr and Bob
This podcast features short, reviews of books, movies, and music in a round table discussion between Onna and Bob, two Geek Girls with a desire to share their informative and fun reviews with the world. Join us at Check it at the Round Table!
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Love by Chance 2 Ep10: a Thai BL Series in Review
Ae
21:04
October 29, 2020
Onna Does Uber Eats
A
07:33
October 24, 2020
Plans and How They Can Awry
A
05:03
October 21, 2020
Filter by BTS: a Song in Review
A
14:32
October 19, 2020
On by BTS: a Song in Review
A
14:01
October 19, 2020
Enola Holmes: a Movie in Review
A
11:31
October 19, 2020
What the BL/Why the BL????
1
28:03
October 18, 2020
Routines and Digressions
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses honoring routines.  Onna discusses her Friday morning routine with Korean face mask, retinal/lotion face treatment, Youtube playlist, and caramel/mocha iced coffees.  Onna considers her shopping haul which has hand towels, more Korean face masks--(fancy that!), sleep cycles going AWOL with Covid, whipped lotions, doing your hair treatments at home (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Henna-Hair-Color-Powder-100-Organic-Free-From-AMMONIA-PPD-METALLIC-SALTS/113470822366?var=413683711255&hash=item1a6b6357de:g:pykAAOSwa3lcG3u0) and hair oil/mayonnaise treatments, facial cleansing brushes, the irresponsibility of bath bomb kits,   why Onna uses retinal and eye cream,  zip ties, etc.   Onna considers her spontaneous purchase of a bike which is totally out of character and why Onna does not drive a car and why she is among 82% of the World's population who does not own a car and her unenthusiastic upcoming driving lessons.  Onna considers the steps to get to driving lessons:  bike, electric scooter, moped and THEN car--it's about progression and attainable goals.  Onna considers if she is avoiding something, like driving lessons, then she should face those things--hence the upcoming driving lessons and attainable steps to them.   Onna explains her type-A chord control philosophy and how she hates smudges on screens, elaborates on new books on a journey and persistence and fixing everything,  gives a shout-out to lavender oil, and procrastination on tablet purchases.  Onna confesses to her issues with exercising and existential thoughts on avoiding things just because you don't like and have asthma.   Onna considers her core and shrewd business-women tactics regarding ab machines.  Arm exercise video, https://youtu.be/uveZX-71OUw.  Thigh and leg exercise video, https://youtu.be/1vzvXVbbVlU.  Onna's bundle of exercise stuff unboxed.  Onna concludes with why shoes stay at the door in her house, her vacuum schedule, how she cleans the bathroom weekly,  does laundry, her issues with the bedroom/closet that will be conquered this weekend, and dinner Friday night.  It's all here.  It's all real.
27:38
October 17, 2020
Why R U Ep13: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why R U Ep13  and how Tutor asks Why RU here to Fighter as he awakes at the beach condo he is at vacation at to find Fighter there.  Instead of answering Tutor's  question, Fighter asks why Tutor did not tell him about his "Dad Problem" and they resolve this misunderstanding and Fighter's dad apologizes to Tutor for his behavior.  Fighter then tells Tutor that Tutor no longer has to handle things all on his own as they will be together and can handle issues together as they are together and will continue to be so.  At the end of this episode, both Tutor and Fighter and Si and Zon realize that they write their own stories and that by finding your own happiness you can also in the process someone else finds their happiness too--which is sort of Tutor's life in a nutshell and why Onna liked Tutor's character in the series.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Link to theme song to series:  https://youtu.be/I_ZATwALNSc.  Link to episode playlist, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5.
10:44
October 15, 2020
Why R U Ep12: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why R U Ep 12 Onna discusses why she appreciates the interplay between Tutor and Fighter in this episode as Fighter tries to understand Tutor and why he has decided to break up with Fighter because he feels it will be best for Fighter and his family, which leads Fighter to go to Tutor's condo and after a fight, come to the realization and admittance of liking Fighter for a long while and that he was finally OK to admit that and that that led him on the path to become a couple with Tutor, which led to both their happiness'.  Onna digresses to how Fighter assumes that he did something wrong  or Tutor would not be upset, which is a very human, albeit wrong approach to disagreements and misconceptions.   As the episode progresses, Si and Zon decide to go to the beach and to bring Tutor with them.  Before the trip, Tutor gets extremely ill because he is working hard and knows he did not handle the issues with Fighter well and Fighter takes care of him as he recovers and his walls are down because Tutor has a high fever.  In this process, Tutor discovers what is really wrong after seeing a text from Zon on Tutor's phone, and Fighter calls Zon and finds out what really happened.  This leads Fighter to go discuss this issue with his father and though this scene involves two angry adults, Fighter does handle the situation well as he takes responsibility for his relationships and where they may lead, good or bad.   This episode ends with Tutor lugging his luggage up to his beach condo for the vacation and konks out because Tutor is on vacation, and then wakes to find that Fighter is there as well.  Onna concludes by saying that she did like the interjection of Anime with the live action and the idea of dreams becoming a reality, though this series didn't really follow things through linear-ally.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Link to playlist of series:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5
15:24
October 15, 2020
Why RU Episode 11: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why R U episode 11 and how life coming back from the beach is not so great for Tutor and Fighter because they have to deal with Other People.  Onna considers how both Tutor's mom and Fighter's dad handle the situation poorly by being sneaky and trying to buy off Tutor to get him to break up with Fighter.  Tutor then decides to break up with Fighter to keep him from having issues with his dad and this leads to a bunch of misunderstanding.  Onna considers how if in a relationship, decisions should be made with both parties included in those choices, although not always easy this is always a good rule of thumb.  Onna concludes by adding that Zon finally showed his non-annoying side by being there for Tutor to talk to about his issues, and though not offering any advice, helped Tutor by letting him know he had someone he could trust with his troubles.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Link to playlist of episode, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5.
09:53
October 15, 2020
Love By Chance 2, Ep7: a Thai BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Love by Chance 2, Ep 7 and why this is Onna's favorite episode so far because  Ae really shines in this episode and because of the issues brought to light and how Can deals with those issues.  This episode opens with Tin asking Can to go steady with him, and Can is not sure about this development and his honesty in not wanting to be in relationship with Tin because he fears that he and Tin would break up, ending up sad like Ae.  Ae then comes to Can as this show progresses and addresses these fears of Can with a simplicity and honesty that Can can understand, which is again, another "Ode to Ae," moment.  Onna considers how Tin's response to why he likes Can is because Can "helps him breathe," which is kind of true on an emotional level as Can is the only one Tin feels comfortable being emotionally honest with.   Onna considers that as this episode progresses, Ae is looking at Tin and Can and their "avoidance issues"  and though he realizes that they are definitely not the ideal couple he realizes that they are both going a bit crazy and in their case, unlike Ae, both parties are still present, and can have that conversation with the other parties even though they may not understand what they are feeling and going through.  Onna really likes Ae in this scene as he points out how the present allows for change and also does not sugar coat things by telling Can this will resolve everything as honestly, even if Tin and Can do get together, they are bound to have a great many problems to work through, just like everyone else on the planet.   The concluding scene where at the suggestion of Ae, Tin comes to Can's soccer/football game because Ae states to Tin that though Can may not be able to verbalize his emotions Tin needs to be there for him.  At the end of the game, Can is crying because the game was lost as Can is trying to deal with his emotions and weeping and Tin gives him a hug and has to figure out, similarly to Can, how to express his care as both have to deal with things they both don't know how to handle and they deal with them well.  Viewers also have a throwback scene to Love by Chance when Pete and Ae become a couple in the same place Can admits he really does like TIn.  Onna considers how though the timeline for Tin and Can's relationship timeline is totally different than Love by Chance, the interesting thing is in Love by Chance Pete is instrumental in Tin and Can's relationship and in Love by Chance 2, Ae is instrumental in Tin and Can's relationship.   Onna finishes this podcast with a digression concerning why people block certain things, and how it is not always for the obvious reasons the other party may think as sometimes people block/avoid things because they are trying to protect the other party because they don't want the other party to be hurt and they don't know how to handle that any way but to block, and would rather have the other party mis-perceive their actions because if they understood, they might jump the block and potentially come to harm.  And how the BL genre does ask questions such as this that other genres don't ask.   It's all here.  It's all real.   
26:55
October 15, 2020
Bromance 2014 Thai BL Drama: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Bromance the Thai 2014 BL Drama, https://youtu.be/zywzVne5CDI, and why she watched this film because Natouch Siripongthon plays a lead role in this film.  Onna elaborates on the plot line in this film featuring the lives of Golf and Bank who are step-brothers as their parents abruptly get married and the two boys have to deal with the changes that ensue.  Onna considers how the two boys are both still grieving over the loss of their mother and father, respectively and how Banks does what he can to ease the growing pains that Golf is experiencing because of their parents new marriage and the adjustments involved and the realization that Golf starts to like Banks more than he thought he would and how Onna thinks Banks, despite all logic against it, seems to have liked Golf more than expected from the day he walked in the door.    Onna then has a diatribe on the importance of couple rings in Asian drama and the good, the bad, and the humorous aspects of this fact shown in I Need Romance 3 and the fact that the main character in that series has a jar full of couple rings from her poorly ended relationships until she ends up with Sweet Potato, https://www3.dramacool.movie/drama-detail/i-need-romance-3.  Onna considers how in relationships miscommunications can literally choke a horse and curiosity really won't kill the cat when it comes to relationships and figuring things out regarding relationships and would save a lot of time in getting to where they perhaps should go.   Onna considers yet again why the BL dramas seem to be the only genre that the couples involved tend to commit to one another for the long-term Onna elaborates on how Golf and Banks ended up together because they came from similar backgrounds and had to navigate the pieces left by their families and the upheaval they were left to handle.  Onna considers how this film and the family's response to Banks and Golf's relationship is so terrible because if family members don't invest in people's lives, you don't have the right to judge or try to destroy their relationship and how the family is really missing the whole point because the only reason they were interfering in Golf and Banks' relationship was because their relationship was not the status quo and they were worried what others would think about Golf and Banks' relationship.  Onna considers how when it comes to eighteen-year-olds, using the argument that they shouldn't do something because of what others will think isn't going to work as they still have enough moxie to see through that and say that they should not make decisions based on what others think, which is one of the many cool things about young adults.  Onna considers an opposite scenario that if the aunt had walked in and just sat down and asked what was going on and they could discuss Golf and Banks' relationship and see not only the negative possibilities and what society would think and instead see the positive aspects of their relationship--no fighting between family for who they have holiday dinners with for example.   Onna concludes with the aspect that the farewell scene in the classroom between Golf and Banks where Golf tells Banks that he was never ashamed that he cared for him though they were both guys.  Onna considers that the one thing that sets Thai BL apart from American BL, for example is the fact that sexual orientation is secondary to personal appreciation for the individual and their qualities as a person.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Reunion short film, https://youtu.be/G7xNFAf30RY.
30:52
October 11, 2020
Flipped: a Rob Reiner Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Rob Reiner's film, Flipped, https://youtu.be/q40GxY5n2Dg, and why she watched this film because it was the character, Third in the Theory of Love Thai BL  drama series.  Onna considers how this film, though well made, is solidification of why she doesn't like most American films with the level of self-absorption of lead characters, such as Bryce and Bryce's dad.  Onna considers how Julie's dad with his consideration with the fact that the question is is a person more or less than the sum of their parts and how the quietness between people who care for one another can actually be better than the talk between them.  Onna also reviews why she liked how when Bryce finally realized how cool Julie was but by the time he had, he had insulted her family, yard, her chickens, and even her chickens' eggs and she realized that he was not the sum of his parts and he has to improve his character and plant a tree before she will give him a second chance--or a hundredth chance.   Onna considers how the interplay between Julie and her dad and Chet and Bryce shows familial mentoring in a positive way, which is very rare in film.  Onna also reviews how the scene involving conflict between Julie's mom and dad actually shows that conflict can be resolved well by people who love and care for each other and their family well.  Onna considers how this film truly shows that people change, both in good and bad ways and how it shows you should be your own filter and to not take things in all at once with your initial presumptions because often, they are not the right assumptions.   Onna concludes that Bryce may indeed have been 1/2 the person Julie was, but she helped him to be a better person. It's all here.  It's all real.  
16:57
October 8, 2020
Love By Chance 2, Ep6 Thai BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Love By Chance 2, Ep6 Thai BL Drama Series and how this episode revolved around Tin and Can as Tin has finally met a person who he can tell about his life and how it sucks in Can and how Can though not knowing  how to commiserate with him certainly gets an A for effort.  Onna considers how Can, though a not smart guy, has these moments of unintentional brilliance in this case by using popcorn to bring together people who otherwise would not connect.  Onna then launches into an ode to Ae and how he really is one of the coolest characters in film--ever, because he just doesn't really think about anything but caring for those he loves.   Onna considers that the fact that Ae has lost the person he loves and cares about and he doesn't know how to function without the ability to care about that person. but how he starts to figure things out as his T-shirt says, 365 Days, 365 Chances.   Onna considers though Can may not be the sharpest, he does ask good questions as he is trying to figure out what love is and asks Ae what love is and how for Ae, love is his partner and how that answer helped Can as he is trying to navigate his own feelings.  Onna concludes with how Perth Tanapon tends to play characters who look at the world differently in a really cool way and that is why she likes his film works. It's all here.  It's all real. 
14:17
October 8, 2020
Why R U Episode 10: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why R U Episode 10 the Thai BL drama series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5 and why this episode had the only really hilarious scene involving Si and Zon and how Zon is tired and likes his head rubbed.  Onna considers how the interplay between Tutor and Fighter is fun to watch as they are funky people who care about each other and drive each other crazy.  Onna concludes by adding an addendum to episode 8 of this series in this podcast where she considers the fact that Fighter asks if Tutor can see their relationship at the end and Tutor is completely honest and says he doesn't now because of his analytical mind and also the fact that he doesn't want to pressure Fighter with the possibility of a long-term relationship.   Onna considers how this moment solidifies her belief that having an end in mind and an endgame plan is the thing to do for the relationships between couples, friends, and just human interactions so that when people do end up at the end, they have left the other parties with the tools the other party needs to move forward with their lives.  It's all here.  It's all real.   Link to playlist of episodes:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5.
12:02
October 6, 2020
Why R U Episode 9: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why R U Episode 9 the Thai BL drama series, https://youtu.be/YCjv-VkNlAM and https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5 and how she likes this episode and Tutor's idea of vacation involves mainly napping and eating--a lot like Onna.  Onna also considers how Tutor and Fighter are an interesting couple because they fill in each other's discrepancies as Tutor has had life dump on him but continues to get back up and Fighter has a tendency to fall and then freak out and Tutor helps him get back up and realize there are do-overs.  Onna also elaborates how this episode was completely Si and Zon free!  It's all here.  It's all real.
05:59
October 6, 2020
Why RU Episode 8: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why RU Episode 8, https://youtu.be/XkgEGHGX4yE and why this episode was pretty hokey as Si and Zon were the main storyline leads in this episode.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Complete playlist of Why RU, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5
04:34
October 5, 2020
Why RU Episode 7: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Why RU Episode 7 the Thai BL drama series https://youtu.be/1Xn95rNMMGU and why this episode had some great points, and some not-so-great points, it was the best of episodes, it was the worst of episodes. . ..  Onna goes into a positive review of how Tutor's sister is super cool as she just evaluates things in a really cool way that helps Tutor reach his decisions in a calmer, more rationale way and asks to be introduced to Fighter.  Onna considers how the scene where Fighter and Tutor's sister meet and the fun interactions and helpful tips Tutor's sister gives Fighter and her request that he looks after Tutor.  Onna considers how life is short so really do just say what you need to say and do what you need to do in spite of our fears and that way we get maybe, just maybe 80% of this life right and 20% wrong.  Onna concludes with the consideration that Tutor may have gravitated toward Fighter because he helped Tutor realize that sometimes you don't have to be serious and sometimes darting rather that a straight line in life may actually be better.  
09:12
October 5, 2020
WHY RU Episode 6: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses WHY RU Episode 6 the Thai BL drama series, https://youtu.be/kufe6untb_w.  Onna considers how this episode covers the fact that Tutor and Fighter are finally getting to the point when they are admitting that they do like one another with a scene where Fighter is trying to see where Tutor's head is at regarding their relationship where Fighter states "if you plan on being with me, you need to stay for a long time" and Tutor is trying to figure out if he is in jest or in earnest or regarding tutoring.  Onna considers how Hwah vs. Tutor is really a no contest with character taken into account as Fighter is considering his relationship possibilities because Hwah is not a dragon slayer and when it comes to relationships because when looking for a good relationships it is best to be the type of person who slays their own dragons and helps to slay the person you care about slay their dragons.   Onna continues on with how the interplay of Tutor and Fighter's will is interesting to watch and how Tutor's question to Fighter, "Are you sure you know what you are doing?" because Tutor realizes that their relationship could cost Fighter and he wants to make sure Fighter realizes that and how Tutor does this because he thinks about others, more than himself, is an important question to ask Onna concludes with how parenting skills can go super wrong when parents berate their children as Fighter's dad does.  Because as kids grow, they need to know your motivation is not self-interest or the status quo, which won't really work on young adults with a moral compass and an analytical mind that knows self-interest and status quo are stupid things to be motivated by.  Onna considers how assumptions are often wrong and if you don't know the whole story, you shouldn't posit things because it is self-destructive because we really should be our better selves before we sit down and discuss things with out kids.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
18:38
October 4, 2020
WHY RU Episode 5: an Thai BL Series Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses WHY RU Episode 5 the Thai BL drama series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5 and how this episode was funny as Fighter decided that the way to get Tutor to like him is to drive him nuts at work and how it concludes with Fighter dressing in a Koala suit because it helped Tutor in a roundabout way and it leads Tutor to go back to Tutor tutoring Fighter.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
06:58
October 4, 2020
Why RU Episode 4: a Thai BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Why RU Episode 4 the Thai BL Drama Series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5, and how Tutor is left trying to find a new job because Fighter will not pay attention and therefore Tutor refuses to teach him.  This episode also includes Si and Zon getting Zon a bracelet to hold his precious guitar pick.  Onna concludes with this episode is Onna's least favorite episode of the series so far because of the overall zaniness of this episode.  It's all here.  It's all real.
03:37
October 4, 2020
Mr. Heart a Korean BL Drama Series
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the Korean BL drama series Mr. Heart in total.  Onna has done an episode by episode review of this series that you can see in previous recent podcasts.  Onna considers how Korean BL dramas are subpar compared to other countries' BL dramas because the projects' compatriots seem to not put their heart in the production--pun intended.  Onna considers that this story follows a collegiate runner and his pacemaker and how when the runner, Jin Won, realizes that he can't buy his pacemaker and how his pacemaker, Sang Ha, has invested in Jin Won over the years in a way no one Jin Won's life had before over a series of years.  Onna concludes with the one consideration she took away from this series in the ending scene with Jin Won meeting Sang Ha when he hits Sang Ha and Sang Ha sits up and finally retorts and faces some issues he had been keeping inside and Jin Won states he is not upset about the race results and is upset because Sang Ha changed his door code and asks him to be his rival rather than his pacemaker because you cannot be in a relationship well if you are not equals.  The series concludes with a hilarious bit about the two lead characters' first date and how neither character knows what to do on a first date.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
13:17
October 4, 2020
What About Bob?
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Bob and her integral assistance as co-host to this podcast since it's inception and to honor her in her work on this podcast and to honor her for her amazing life and qualities as a colleague, person, and friend and a shout-out of gratefulness for getting to know her and have shared a part of her life and to have the honor and privilege of knowing her.  Onna discusses how Bob will put on her sneakers and keep walking when others would just stop and her profound heart of empathy for others.  Onna considers how Bob mounts every challenge and excels every expectations and her absolutely off the wall humor that is just so Bob.  Onna considers how this past month as Bob moved, and she considers how sometimes in life, you don't see things coming and how, in the midst of this upheaval of the past few weeks, she considered quitting this podcast, but Onna realized that Bob, in her truest self, would want Onna to put on her sneakers and keep walking in regards to this podcast, and so this podcast will continue, but for the present time, without Bob due to here current absence.  Onna concludes with the fact that this podcast is a shout out to Bob's life and amazing qualities and with the hope that Bob has taken those qualities and is using those qulaities as she continues to tie her sneakers and continue to surmount any obstacles in her path because that is just who Bob is.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
09:16
October 4, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep8 a Korean BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Mr. Heart S1, E8, and how she liked this episode as Sang Ha has a crisis of goals as he realizes that winning the race did not improve his relationship with Jin Won though he was able to get rid of the loan sharks/related debt and he ends up leaving his condo, changing his door code, and continuing his job as a milk delivery person.  Onna reviews how Jin Won met up with Sang Ha, punched him, and THEN Sang Ha finally said what was on his mind and the two could move forward after a few awkward moments when Jin Won is upset about door codes and consistency and Sang Ha is trying to figure out why.  Onna elaborates on the da-da-da-duh and da-da-da-duh moment is entertaining between these two characters as they remind Onna of two kids and how adults never really do grow up--we just want to think we have.  Onna continues the review with the hilarious first date as neither knows what to do on a first date as neither has ever been on a first date and they conclude they will just go for a run because "love is like a marathon, once you start you can't stop" (which Onna debates).  Onna adds that the quote during Jin Won's and Sang Ha's conflab, the quote about having to be equals in order to have a relationship work is something to consider and how BL movies are usually littered with little gems of quotes and this is what she likes about BL dramas.  Onna considers that this series was unfortunately typical of South Korean BL and though right about this, she wishes she wasn't.  It's all here.  It's all real.
09:48
October 4, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep7 a Korean BL Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses Mr. Heart S1, Ep7 Onna discusses how Sang Wa won the race by his own mettle to prevent signing the pacemaker contract that would have put Jin Won and Sang Ha relationship on a different playing field.  Onna digresses that South Korean BL 's lack Mojo and Moxi as they seem to be making BL dramas just for the sake of making another BL drama and why motivation is everything and South Korean BL's seem to lack a good motivation behind them and then gives a tangent on how to not define South Korean drama by poorly made Korean dramas but by the high quality Korean productions. It's all here.  It's all real.  
06:47
October 4, 2020
Onna Cleans the Fridge
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna gives a play-by-play of cleaning her fridge and how even though you can try, you sometimes don't know yourself and you get sliced bread when you don't eat it????  Oh well.  Onna considers stirfry, coleslaw, potato salad, and chicken salad are staples in her diet.  Onna elaborates on Omlette Rice, History 2:  Right or Wrong, the drop egg egg test, and how she knows more about chickens then anyone probably wants to know.  Onna continues on with why cottage cheese is awesome and how she moves things forward according to expiration date and if the container is open, or not.  Onna realizes she has 3 lbs. of butter because it was on sale and if you know you are going to use it anyway, why not stock up and how a whole house fan can drive you insane--especially if you are recording a podcast.  Onna considers how she eats less than most people, but has a fuller fridge that if the Prussian Army would descend, she could feed them at least twice.   Onna elaborates on pre-made salad and why the dressing  in the mix is imperative for a salad kit ending up in Onna's fridge.  Onna gives a shout out to Icelandic yogurt and the recent the Hand Network video of make ahead cherry vanilla yogurt cups, https://youtu.be/5NRHJCtH3OY.  It's all here.  It's all real.
37:23
October 3, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep6 BL Korean Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Mr. Heart S1, Ep6 and how Jin Won tries to pay Sang Ha to be his pacemaker and how Sang Ha will not accept the money as he won't be bought.  Onna considers how Jin Won has a conversation with a friend of his who asks him what is stopping Jin Won from being with Sang Ha, not necessarily so he can be with Sang Ha, but so he figures out what is stopping him.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:36
October 2, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep5 BL Korean Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Mr. Heart S1, Ep5 which Onna considers overall a pretty uneventful with marathon training and Jin Won spilling milk all over Sang Ha's face.  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:01
October 2, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep4 BL Korean Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Mr. Heart S1, Ep4 and how this episode features an interesting truth that people are usually bothered because: A.  They are just bothered. B.  They are bothered about something because it has triggered an emotional response that is from past experiences and uncertainty and they don't know how to handle it and they are bothered by being bothered.   This episode of Mr. Heart featured Jin Won being upset at Sang Ha because Sang Ha said he liked Jin Won and this bothers Jin Won who finally confronts the fact that he is bothered, which is why he comes with Sang Ha on his daily milk delivery run.  During this run, Sang Ha explains to Jin Won why he liked him from the start was because Jin Won reminded Sang Ha that life was worth living.  After this discussion, Sang Ha is back to being Jin Won's pacemaker.  It's all here.  It's all real.
04:45
October 2, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep3 BL Korean Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Mr. Heart S1, Ep3, Onna discusses how this episode is hilarious as it tells the story of Sang Ha and his liking of Jin Won and the hilarity of his attempts to show Jin Won he cares about him via a container of milk on Jin Won's locker.  Onna digresses with a diatribe on why on earth would Jin Won just took the milk as a matter of course for three years without asking who in the world left it there???!!!  Onna concludes with queries on why only 11  minute episodes---seriously?!  It's all here.  It's all real.
04:06
October 2, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep2 BL Korean Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Mr. Heart S1, Ep2 and how Jin Won enjoyed marathons and winning marathons in high school because he won by his own mettle rather than his status, etc.  but how Jin Won does not like winning marathons in college and has not since he started college because he fears being alone at the finish line in both marathons and in life.  Onna considers how in this episode Jin Won wins his first race in college because his pacemaker, Sang Ha, comes in for the final lap and helps him realize he is not alone, which leads him to finish and win the race.  Onna concludes with though she is not overall too impressed with this series overall, she is glad South Korea is making some BL dramas which may help reduce astigmatism for homosexuality which seems to be a problem there.  It's all here.  It's all real. 
05:34
October 2, 2020
Mr. Heart S1, Ep1 a Korean BL Drama: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Mr. Heart Ep1, of the Korean BL drama and how it follows the life of Jin Won and Sang Ha, two runners in college.  Onna considers how the episode opens with Jin Won not being able to sleep, running at night to get sleepy, drinking a carton of cheer up milk, and then going to Sang Ha's condo and flopping beside him to sleep, which is funny in general and in the fact that the only response Sang Ha has when he wakes up, is that Jin Won should thank him for being there and helping him catch some zzzs and be better able to run a marathon that day.  It's all here.  It's all real.
04:10
October 2, 2020
Love By Chance 2, Ep5 Thai BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Love By Chance 2, Ep5, and elaborates on how this is Onna's favorite episodes as Tin's idea of hitting on Can is bloody hilarious as Can drops the biscuit as he sees Tin is waiting to take him to school and this interaction is their relationship in a nutshell.  Onna considers how Tin's idea of getting Can's number is to break Can's phone and to tell Can the phone was broken by a 10-wheeled truck and when Can get's the new phone he is upset--so upset he leaves the coffee shop and his iced cocoa where Can tells Tin he doesn't need to buy a phone, he just needs to say he is sorry for breaking Can's phone.  This leads Tin to apologize, which is the hardest and easiest relationship thing Tin has quite possibly ever done.   This episode concludes with Tin having a meltdown and calling Can to tell him what has happened regarding betraying Tin and how Can responds after a L-O-N-G pause asks where Tin's brother is so he can punch him and ends up having Tin come to see him to let Tin know he will be OK and also with the two stepbrothers and a momentary discussion they have concerning the one brother's possible trip home and also how Tin's brother actually though married is in a  longstanding relationship with a servant.   Onna considers how honesty in your life and honesty with yourself makes relationships so much less confusing because you are living as true as you can and as real as you can. It's all here.  It's all real.
13:36
October 1, 2020
Last Love: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Last Love featuring Michael Caine and why this film doesn't even get a 0 out of 10 as the moral of the film is life sucks and then you die.  Onna considers how there may be times when life sucks, but as long as there is breath, there are people who need your help and there are things to do.  Onna considers how Michael Caine's character meets a dancer who helps him see life in a different way but still decided to overdose and die, which seems a pathetic end for this character.  Onna concludes with how the dancer did inherit the house and ended up with the lead character's son and how she found this film to be about selfish and rather short-sighted individuals because people are on this planet for a reason and you might as well live well and get done your destiny:  the fact that we are alive, the fact that we are breathing, is a rare gift. It's all here.  It's all real
05:52
September 29, 2020
Love By Chance 2, Ep4 a Thai BL Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Love by Chance 2, Ep4, and how this episode follows Tin horns-waggling Can and Lemon, and finding out how the siblings arrived at their nicknames, takes the two home, and steals a kiss from Can, which drives Can up a wall.  Can awakes the next day and rushes out of the house to find Can is waiting to take him to school which leads to an impasse where Can is trying to figure things out and to figure out if Tin is messing with him and Tin declares he is hitting on Can and will continue to hit on Can, although he has no clue on how to do that.   Ae turns a corner in this episode thanks to a friend who pulled him up and gets him to volunteer and this, for some reason, makes Ae upload a status update on social media for some reason--possibly to reach Pete???  Ae seems to turn a corner in this episode, Ae seems to realize things may get better as things go on and he learns to breath. Onna adds the fact that though Tin and Can are indeed a weird ball of wool, Can teaches Tin to play, and this "ability to play" is perhaps what is helps nurture their relationship, which though maybe not the best of reasons to end up together, is not a bad reason as reasons go.  Onna considers how Can is a weird, honest, kind individual and as Tin states in a previous episode, Can acts "Like a five-year-old."  Onna concludes with how curiosity about life and the ability to play is what she hopes is the last thing to leave her because curiosity and the ability to play is what allows us to cross the line or erase the lines we create and the people who help us stay curious, to play, and to erase those lines because they ask us questions about our lives may not help our lives be easy, but help us as we create a meaningful  life.  Onna considers that reevaluating our lines that we are comfortable with and having friends who help us see the world differently and who help us questions our reasoning , like Can asks Tin, helps us be who we need to be.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
21:34
September 27, 2020
Love by Chance 2, Ep3 Thai BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Love by Chance Ep3, Onna considers how Ae loses it, gets very drunk, is found by a girl friend at a bar and Ai Pond and a friend of Pete and Ae's also come and drag an angry and drunk Ae to a Soccer field to get him to realize life will go on in this episode.  Onna considers that there is always a third way to handling issues that arise because when the flames are burning and the fires up, maybe that is the time take a pause and think about what happened in the past.  Onna evaluates that the third way in the case of Ae and Pete, two options that were not taken were the fact that three years is not a long time in the grand scheme of things if the two of them agreed to three years and then getting back together or Pete deciding to finish his education by getting a job and paying for it without familial funds.  Onna considers that though Ae does lose it, he loses it because Ae was in his relationship with Pete for the long haul and though his reaction to Pete's absence is not healthy, his reasons behind his reaction is noteworthy.   Onna continues with a segue into how there is a very poignant scene involving Tin and his nephew, whose name actually means "a father's love"  as Tin realizes how his nephew is having a childhood just like Tin had.  In this scene there is a part where Tin's brother comes home and thanks Tin for taking care of his love.  This makes Onna consider a scene earlier in this episode where Can tells Tin that his main problem is that he is the unloved child and his lack of love is why he is the way he is.  This episode concludes with Can and his sister, Lemon, meeting Tin at the mall and Can trying to pretend he has a girlfriend and his sister absolutely crashing that idea in front of Tin.  It's all here.  It's all real.
08:26
September 27, 2020
Love By Chance 2, Ep2 Thai BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Love By Chance 2, Ep2 and how this episode dealt with Ae trying to handle the loss of Pete and the unconscionably of that loss, which Onna can relate to as she and her friends and family are going through a similar , unconscionable loss so she does understand Ae's feelings on a visceral level, though not the romantic facet, but the friendship facet.  Onna considers how Ae is hitting the wall of "Why" with cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine to put a bandage on his emotions but despite the understand-ability of Ae's actions, it is better to feel the pain and be present because it is better to deal with things as they come up rather than later.  Onna elaborates on how Can is always hungry and how there is a hilarious yet poignant scene between Can, Tin, and an annoying girl and how Can salvages the situation because Tin has no filter and Can, though not a diplomatic individual, has somehow, the ability to provide Tin with a filter through his actions.  Tin reciprocates this assistance by buying Can dinner and at the end of the dinner Tin declares Can is "Dirty but Cute," and Can and his sister, Lemon, try to unravel the conundrum of the meaning of Tin's comment.  It's all here.  It's all real.
11:59
September 27, 2020
Love by Chance 2, Ep1 Thai BL Drama Series: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Love by Chance 2, Ep1, and how this series includes some flashbacks from Love by Chance and mainly features Tin and Can as they develop their relationship along a timeline that is not the same as the one shown in Love by Chance and also features Ae as he deals with a break-up with Pete.  Onna considers that the reason Pete left might be valid, but it should have been considered as a decision made together with Ae rather than Pete just making the decision alone to break up with Ae, however noble his intentions, in execution just, well, sucks in its one-sided delivery and leaves Ae beside himself with the confusion of if the break-up is just three years, or is a more permanent condition and that uncertainty is sending him into a spiral  because Ae is really just a one-person person and if it can't be Pete, it is not going to be anyone.  Onna considers how she finds the face that Can will just stand there and tell Tin that because someone is a person, they deserve to be valued and therefore, they deserve respect, and for some reason, Tin finds this extremely attractive.  Onna continues by discussing the scene involving Can when he spills a drink all over Tin's shirt, and then saying that even though he can't stand Tin he will remedy the situation because when you mess up, you fix it, which is a shocking concept to Tin, and Onna concludes with what she thinks is a flashback at the beginning of this episode where Techno is injured, and Can blames himself and is met by Tin, who he tells should be there for him--guessing this is because a predictable schism between these two that develops as the series progresses.   It's all here.  It's all real.   
08:10
September 27, 2020
Love by Chance: a Thai BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews the Thai BL series, Love by Chance that Onna puts up the caveat this is not a kid-friendly show but may be appropriate for 14-15+ (in Thailand it is rated for 17+) but why she is still reviewing this series is because, similarly to History 2:  Right or Wrong because it features very sweet and thoughtful characters who don't plan on ending up with each other, but over time, their relationship develops.  Onna considers that this series is like a lot of films/series that have become Onna's favorite that typically initially thinks she won't like because of a less than steller first impression via a preview or clip, but in time, Onna ends up watching the movie or series and finds them to be stellar after all.  Onna considers how this series features Saint as Pete and Perth Tanapon as Ae, and this couple are what make the series interesting to watch because of the care shown in their friendship and then romantic relationship.   Onna considers how Ae puts care into things that most people wouldn't from taking Pete to the hospital, to suggesting to Pete that he should tell his mom he is gay before someone else does.  Onna delves into the mom's response to finding out her son is gay before he had a chance to tell her, she cooked up her son's favorite meal and pretends she did not know from another source and how awesome her response is as a mom. As the story progresses, Pete is slightly feeling alienated because of his sexual orientation and Ae points out that that should not be a consideration as people are just people and their friendship continues as Can, a funny soccer dude finds Pete has been beat up and left in the rain and is just able to say "Ae, engineering" and calls Ae to find out what is going on.  Ae then comes to assist and during this process, Ae begins to realize that he cares for Pete and in that realization tries to build a wall of care because he does not want to hurt Pete because of what Pete has already been through and just because of who Ae is as a person.  Simultaneously, Pete tries to sabotage his and Ae's possibility of relationship because Pete does not want Ae to have the astigmatism that he would receive if they were a couple.   As the series progresses, Ae and Pete resolve their difficulties and decide they can be friends and possibly more and also Ae realizes that he likes Pete because Pete is Pete, not because he is a guy, just because he is the person he is. In this series, Tin and Can are also an interesting facet that add some levity because Tin is from a moneyed, political family and Can is from a middle class family and is the only person Tin has who will tell can he is being a jerk and to stop being an. . . that word you are thinking will work . . .and for some reason Can's loathing of Tin's behavior leads Tin to like Can and then, for crazy reasons Tin then tries to date Pete and this causes Pete and Ae  to officially become a couple and Tin to pursue a quirky off-the-wall Cantaloupe.  Onna concludes with how in essence, the care shown by Ae and Pete overall to each other, their family, and their friends is why Onna gives it a 10 despite several disadvantages found in Ai Pond's behavior, which solidify why Onna will never have her Boyz in a dorm with a roommate of totally questionable behaviors are just some of the take-aways Onna took from this series.   Onna adds in the sneak peek to Love by Chance 2 and why ultimatums should not be given to grown children by parents, especially if the parent has not been a part of that person's life.  Onna considers how this sequel also shows that even Ai Pond can do some things right as Ae is spiral out of control because he has, at least temporarily lost Pete who really was a large part of his life.   It's all here.  It's all real. 
29:14
September 27, 2020
Ready Player One: a Spielberg Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Ready Player One, and how this film is definitely not for kids, Onna still enjoyed this movie because of the comradely of the lead characters and how it shows that all battles are battles of ideology with the concluding battle on Planet Doom.  Onna elaborates on how she loved Aech--a super cool techy girl from Detroit and Su, an awesome 11-year-old Ninja.  Onna considers how Toshiro waits until his moment when he dons another avatar and knows he may indeed be destroyed in Oasis but he is waiting for his moment because even though his avatar may end, he will calculate his final moves well so that he leaves the game ready for Sam to destroy Nolan's avatar.  Onna continues with how when Sam arrives, and Nolan declares, "oh -----it's her,"  Is one of the best things that can be said about someone who is doing the right thing--may not want to have that engraved on one's tombstone--but there could be worse things engraved on a tombstone.  Onna concludes with how she loves how in the end Wade upon winning the Easter Egg, decided to share that prize and the things it represented with his friends and a trusted advisor and how this film shows how humans survive, do the right thing, make the right decisions, and positive things happen through that process.  Onna adds that at the end of the day, it is about honoring what brings us together as human beings and this is what she really appreciated about Ready Player One.  It's all her.   It's all real.  
10:34
September 26, 2020
Persuasion 2009: a Jane Austen BBC Mini Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Persuasion the mini series by Andrew Davies and her appreciation for Jane Austen and all her finished works and most her unfinished works since the age of 15.  Onna delves into why Anne Elliot is one of the few characters in literature who does the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time and is so level headed--which is super, super, cool.  Onna continues this review with the fact that Jane Austen re-wrote the ending for this novel while dying, and her published and alternate ending show us a lot about Jane, and about truths in relationships in general that this quiet observer of life captured and passed on to her readers for over 200+ years.  Go Jane!  Jane changed the ending to include the incorporation of a scene regarding how people deal with distance that is created in a relationship.  In the story, Anne turned down a dashing navy officer because she was 18 and her family and friends told her it was a bad decision because he would not advance.  However, 10 years later, Anne is 27, unmarried, and the dashing navy officer pillaged the 7 seas--which is what the British Navy did, and he is very well off and her family is bankrupt.   The dashing young officer,  Captain Wentworth, is now slightly older decides that because he is upset at Anne for turning him down and is an ungracious jerk--strong words for Onna.   Onna considers how the scene between Captain Wentworth's friend and Anne about how men don't remember the women in their lives like the women remember the men in their lives because she believed that women love longest after all hope and possibility are gone.  Onna considers how this is the part that Jane added in as she was dying was this interesting segue into how people handle loss and how Jane Austen's work is timeless as some things don't change with the years, including inequality among the genders. Onna concludes with Persusasion is that this work really shows how people tick and also how oftentimes what individuals think has occurred hasn't at all and trying to second guess people and trying to figure it alone isn't the best, but being honest as you see it is.  In this final scene change Jane Austen wrote, after Anne declares that if we are going to judge individuals, then we should judge on something the individuals in question have equal footing in and it is at this point that Captain Wentworth confesses that he does like Anne, he's just been hacked and misunderstood her.  Onna digresses into how this version ends with Anne getting her family house which encapsulates the fact that most people long for home, not adventure as the Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root adaptation of this work that was done in the 90's.  The house and it's gifting to Anne by Captain Wentworth shows that he really does, in the end, understand her well and know what her goals in life are, which is why Onna had to concede that though a bozo, had his problems but at the end of day he did know Anne well and try and succeed in making her life a lot better once they figured out was what really going on between them and they resolved their misunderstandings and made her like him a bit better.   It's all here.  It's all real.    
16:11
September 25, 2020
Emma 2010: a BBC Miniseries in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the Emma BBC miniseries by Andrew Davies and why the height of Mr. Knightly verses Emma made her upset and led to a Shrek cake.  Onna observes how this version of Emma, Emma is shown in her raw naivety but the walking style was not a fit for her status but still seems overall a better fit for Emma as Romola Gerai gives a more honest version of Emma than Gwyneth Paltrow's version of Emma with a veneer of perfection that just doesn't seem as real.  Onna considers how Jonny Lee Miller and Romola Gerai get into a bickering fit and how Jonny Lee Miller's character ends up speechless because there really are no words for Emma's behavior and how when Mr. Knightly swings over his grounds and realizes he is there and present in that moment.  Onna segues into how this series considers how kids really do add to life in ways that are seriously so stupendous and amazing in how they think and see the world as they are younger and are "a weird adult" as the J Drama, A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love, shows because often when people pass their 20's, they quit being curious, but some of us keep being curious, and that is what makes them awesome Weird Adults.  Onna continues on with how there are so many people in this world need a home and it is so often to provide that for some people if you have that opportunity to impact people for the better and to grow yourself in the process and the process of finding balance.  Onna considers how having your own kids is not a checklist of duty, but a really cool thing in your life, and a really cool thing in other peoples' lives as you bring the care and love together between you and the family you have.  Onna brings these thoughts back to this version of Emma as Emma and Mr. Knightley consider their entire family as they enhance their family as a cohesive whole and avoid chicken thieves in the process.  Onna concludes with a shout out to Martin Phipps, the godson of Benjamin Britten, and his amazing talent and his awesome score for this series as well several other Austen works done for the screen by Andrew Davies and what makes Emma irredeemable and why this is why Emma is Onna's least favorite heroine of Jane Austen's novels because instead of legitimizing Miss Bates, she humiliates her.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
23:21
September 25, 2020
1950's Sherlock Holmes Collection featuring Ronald Howard: a series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the 1950's Sherlock Holmes Collection starring Ronald Howard, the son of Leslie Howard and how this is her favorite series because Sherlock is shown to be the fun, smart, humorous fellow he is in the original stories and the noir style it is filmed in.  Onna explains why she loves the range of expression Ronald Howard brings to this collection and how she digresses into how though Benedict Cumberbatch does a great job portraying a type of HFA, but he is not as personable as Sherlock was in the books and stories and how Cumberbatch's Sherlock is really quite the opposite of a high-functioning sociopath, though he says he is throughout.   Onna considers how this series is good for all ages and discretion regarding this series.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
06:50
September 25, 2020
Pygmalion 1939: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses why she likes this film over the 1960's My Fair Lady and why Onna thinks Gone with the Wind is truly a big blow over.  Onna explains why Dame Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard make this film because Dame Hiller brought so much to the character of Eliza because of her inner mojo and how her interplay with Leslie Howard has more comradely and equality than the 1960's version.  Onna concludes with why the final scene is the wild card that makes this film such a gem because the professor's vulnerability and attempt to backtrack because he does not want his childlike nature and how that flash of vulnerability is what makes this production better than My Fair Lady because he is a proud snot you can laugh with.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
05:26
September 25, 2020
California Solo: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses the film California Solo and Robert Carlyle's stellar portrayal of a man who has lost his way after the death of his brother followed by his marriage's breakup and his life in the aftermath.  Onna discusses how Lacklan knows he is a scumbag, which sets him apart, as he does indeed know he is a scumbag.   Onna discusses how you really can't blame yourself for another's choice, even if you may indeed have been the one to instigate that choice, as it was still another's choice.  Onna considers the character of Beau, and why she roots for this character, who sees the possibility in Lacklan and doesn't write him off despite his failings.  Onna assesses the drunken phone call confession of Lachlan to Beau and who despite his wild idiocy and the nugget of truth that his message had that may have indeed have helped her move forward in her life and even helps her make better choices herself as he makes decisions to make his life better.  Onna observes essence of California Solo is that people, even in their darkest days, do have potential and that friendships are often best if they are friendships that help each individual become a better person.  Onna concludes with why she loves the character of Lachlan's ex-wife and how she reminds her of the nanny in the 1990's Parent Trap who is Onna's hero and how his ex-wife has grace in spite of the issues and to see what caused Lachlan's failures and to understand him and give him a chance in spite of his failings because she realizes that even though Lachlan may fail 100 times, he still has the desire to get back up and try again and maybe just maybe not all is lost for him, his daughter, his ex-wife, and his friend.  Because oftentimes in life, it is not the things that go well in life, but the things that side wind you that help you not to fail or to rise again, because once you know how things go wrong, you don't have to repeat the failures.   Because history does repeat itself, it does so because it has to until it is redeemed.  In essence, though California Solo may not be about outright redemption, it is about the moment when an individual is on the cusp of redemption.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
15:21
September 25, 2020
Theory of Love: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna gives an in-depth review of the Theory of Love Thai BL drama series.  Onna also explains why she likes some Thai BL drama because the people who end up together are drawn to one another for better reasons (like conversation, character traits, and consideration) than those shown in Rom Coms (physical attraction, etc.) and because they deal with individuals who often are dealing with the after effects of sexual abuse as children, PTSD, etc. and how to move forward in life and with relationships with these issues.  Onna reviews why Two, despite his faults, has the awesome ability to be a good friend to Third, Khai, and Bone and to just "be there" for those he cares about.  Onna considers why she really relates to Third and his thought-processes concerning his liking of Khai and the impossibility of that relationship; but also, his inability to consider being in relationship with someone else.  Onna critiques Khai and how he develops similarly to the character of Tom Paris from being a stupid ingrate to being slightly less so by the end of this series.  Onna juxtaposes the difference in relationships between roommates and a dating partner.  Onna discusses how you can tell where a film is filmed in Asia by the hairstyle of the actors and how crushes are based on ideals rather than actualities and how you should go after specific people--not an idea.  Onna considers the main quote from the series that serves as a turning point is "opportunities sometimes only come once."   After the turning point of Khai deciding to pursue Third, after Third has given up on the possibly of being with Khai and this situation is poignant because Khai has to figure out his own individuality and be responsible for his past as well as his present.  Onna also points out how kissing a random person because you are heartbroken is a bad reason to kiss someone and how rearranging your condo and watching anime just because they know the other party likes organization and anime, is kind of charming in a blundering, idiotic way.  Onna describes the bloody hilariousness of the first date of Khai and Third and the text convo with Two and Bone.   Onna concludes this review with the last episode and the creation of a production company and a commercial on the Theory of Love based off of Khai's failed relationships and how 4 years later, P'Un and Two are still together and Khai and Third are still together and how Khai should never be responsible for turning off a camera and the romantical mayhem and plethora of comments that ensue.  Onna also considers how this series asks how do you deal with the misunderstandings and the understanding in relationships and also how it also shows how life and relationships do indeed have relationships.  Onna also admits to watching this movie while dealing with some personal issues and how this series helped her re-frame those issues and consider how to apply some of the Theory of Love's truths in her own life with the issues she's facing with similar feelings to that of Third in the ability to compute in difficulty and how to handle the misunderstandings and the miscommunication in her own life.  It's all here.  It's all real.  Link to series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVsizYwoQ6B3LsKmcDDMNtHGXnjG88i4C.  Link to music video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJwCwbk3YVw&list=PLNLPr8sHZ4dUtptE2ra3Ixo0aFS4cCvej&index=3.  
53:45
September 20, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1, E10--Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1, E10--Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2 and why this series of Start Trek overall was simply awesome with the avoidance of an android Ragnarok.  Onna considers how, at the end of the day, even when at the very brink of the precipice people change their mind and do the right thing, that really is what matters.  In the end, it is the burning ember that is the possibility of hope in the ashes that does indeed turn into the beautiful phoenix.  Picard then dies after doing what he was supposed to do, and then had his mind transferred to a synthetic body.  Onna considers if Picard is still Picard though now a synthetic and how you are your memories in a way and the whole consideration of mind to synthetic transfer and how Seven of Nine is finally back in a group rather than as a loner.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
10:14
September 20, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1, E8--Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1, E8--Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 and how the synths on their planet are bent on self-preservation just as their human counterparts are and how that human quality of self preservation is rather lame-o.  Onna considers how the synths and thought processes are those of tweens not thinking things through and how though not kids, they are not adults because they aren't trying yet and are just bent on the easy way out that is not a good option.  Onna also considers how Picard is kind of like the dad you wish you had to his crew and the synths from a locked room and how when you are down at the bottom, you really can only go up.  It's all here.  It's all real.
07:39
September 20, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1, E8--Broken Pieces: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses how the roboticist is evil and Onna always knew she was as she was just too . . . churchy and how some characters really don't have any redeeming qualities and how even bad characters should have at least a reason that is valid for their bad-ness.  Onna also considers how the fear of history is a valid fear, has a mild discussion on the Great Courses by Prof. Rufus Fears, and how despite the fear of history repeating itself, you still, despite your fears, should move forward with the right course of action, and that, will change history because you have done the unbelievable--you have learned from history!  Onna considers how you really need to deal with the immediate danger before dealing with the non-immediate problem.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
06:08
September 20, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1, Ep 7--Nepenthe: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1, Ep 7--Nepenthe and why she likes this episode with Diana Troi and Rick and their life on a beautiful planet in a log cabin with super futuristic security.  Onna also likes the character of Troi and her ability to consider the androids point of view, Rick's ability to understand Picard and to cook a good stone-fired pizza, and the touching on the poignancy of grief with the loss of a child and moving forward with your memories and through their loss.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
08:11
September 20, 2020
Reminders Ep3: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Reminders Ep3 and why it is her 2nd favorite of the series because it brings some poignancy to the issues that the characters are facing.  Onna explains why she likes how the Lovesick couple get sorted out that it is not about the fact that one of them could end up with someone better, and they face that question and determine that is still a question that is off the table.  Onna discusses why she thinks the 2nd grade exam, pierced ears by mom, and hair die decision pales in serious for Wish to the fact that he wants 2 to be his boyfriend.  Onna concludes with the fact that the confusion led up to a bunch of misunderstanding for all couples concerned and all got resolved by admitting vulnerability.  It's all here.  It's all real.   Link to Reminders Ep3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoz8rKgOYfk&list=PLNLPr8sHZ4dXR1_ikdnis4f6VJFdbM1dQ&index=3
06:20
September 18, 2020
Reminders Ep2: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Reminders Ep2 and why this episode is her favorite of this series because 2 and Wish make this episode of the series bloody hilarious with 2's atonement that includes a special order breakfast with 3 street vendors, cleaning the house, laundry, a light bulb being changed, a sprained ankle, and a cafluffle with the two dingle-berries.  Onna also evaluates the Lovesick couple who have been together for around 10 years by this point and how confusion and jealousy are still a problem.  It's all here.  It's all here.  Link to Reminders Ep2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-QVAoK-yL8&list=PLNLPr8sHZ4dXR1_ikdnis4f6VJFdbM1dQ&index=2&t=1s
06:23
September 18, 2020
Reminders Ep1: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the Thai BL series, Reminders, that is a addendum to the Lovesick S1 and S2 Thai BL series' and a prequel to the 2Wish BL Thai drama series and why this series is confusing because the same actors that play Pete and Ae and Tin and Can play different couples in this series in a same setting but different story than the Love by Chance series, which is pretty confusing.  Onna discusses how the lack of communication and trust really plays a big part in this episode and why if you really do worry about a partner, you should sit down and talk about those trust issues.--and why surprises are just not a good thing overall.  Onna also discusses why 2 and Wish are funny in their relationship and knowing each other since 2nd grade.  Onna also explains why though not a kid show, this show would be good topic material for preteens and why sometimes, discussion films are a good thing.   It's all here.  It's all real.  Link to Reminders Ep1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxesuKVKJlc&list=PLNLPr8sHZ4dXR1_ikdnis4f6VJFdbM1dQ&index=1
06:38
September 18, 2020
2 Wish: a Taiwanese BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses why she likes 2 Wish, the Taiwanese BL series, that follows the life of Two and Wish from the unfortunate escapades of cookery and the workaholism. It's all here. It's all real. Here is a link to the series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpYVLpdhdTlIpegOQsbHnIyQwcERmb_Yf
06:55
September 13, 2020
Modern Love S1 E4--Rallying Around the Game: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table. Onna does a late night podcast on why she does not like Modern Love season 1 episode 4, Rallying Around the Game, because of the bickering of the couple and the fact that is just not a good thing to spend one's life bickering with the person they say they care most about. Onna also also discusses how this couple had to turn around once they realized that they were going to call it quits because they do they had nothing else to lose so they could be honest with one another. It's all here. It's all real.
01:31
September 7, 2020
Modern Love S1 E3--Take Me as I am Whoever I am: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Modern Love Season 1, Episode 3, Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am, and how Anne Hathaway does a fabulous job portraying the difficulties of bipolarism. Onna also discusses why she has always liked the work of Anne Hathaway in such Productions as Princess Diaries, https://anchor.fm/onnabob/episodes/Princess-Diaries-a-Movie-in-Review-eaur74, which is one of Onna's personal favorite shows of all time. Onna described the hilarious musical number in the grocery store and the flash mob in the grocery store parking lot and how that and the closure of the film with the Peach on the counter were good grace notes to this episode and its difficult subject matter. It's all here. It's all real.
02:22
September 7, 2020
Modern Love S1 E2--When Cupid is a Prying Journalist: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Modern Love, S1 E2--When Cupid is a Prying Journalist, affairs, short attention spans, and how sometimes even though it's not ideal if someone's decided someone is perfect no one else is going to do. It's all here. It's all real.
03:41
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1 E6--the Impossible Box: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses the Borg and why Borg-Related PTSD that Picard has is totally understandable.  Onna also discusses why Sohji's boyfriend/Romulan spy is just a...yeah....that.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:38
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Pickard S1 E5--Stardust City Rag: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna  discusses Star Trek Pickard S1 E5--Stardust City Rag and why Seven of Nine is her favorite female character in Star Trek other than Be'lanna Torres because she will finish what she starts and the showdown scene where she takes vengeance and shoots her way out of an intergalactic pub--so Seven of Nine.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
04:35
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1 E4--Absolute Candor: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1 E4--Absolute Candor and its ties to the story of Esther.  Onna elaborates on how the planet of Vashti reminds her that Vashti maybe had it a lot better than Esther, who got stuck with a crazy king who dressed up trees and why martial art nuns are super cool.  Onna digresses on why Elron is a pretty obvious tieback to Elrond in LOTR and why binding one's sword to lost causes is a pretty food thing to do.  Onna also explains why she admires Picard because he binds his sword to the lost cause and doesn't care if it is a lost cause because it is the right thing to do.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
05:30
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1 E3--the End is the Beginning: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1 E3--the End is the Beginning.  Onna elaborates on how the news game is kind of a prophecy thing but really prophecy fulfilled is really just news when you think about it and how the Romulan spy/boyfriend is just a "L" word.  Onna also describes how life really sucks for an ensign stuck in the dessert with the intergalactic version of a marijuana bush and alcohol but even then they can rise to the occasion by finding Picard a captain and a ship.  Onna elaborates on why Rio has the best reason for his issues out of everybody and why the multiple holograms of Rio are utterly hilarious in this episode and how it shows we all have different aspects of ourselves that would be interesting to watch if sitting on the couch as different aspects of ourselves.  It's all here.  It's all real.
06:07
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1 E2--Maps and Legends: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Picard's ongoing search for answers regarding the synthetic life-form Android who came to him for assistance, known as Dahj. Onna also discusses the brilliant writing of Akiva Goldman and Michael Chabon on this production and how they both executive-produced this work along with the actor who played Picard. It's all here. It's all real.
03:21
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Picard S1 E1--Rememberence: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Picard S1 E1--Rememberence and why she ended up binge-watching this series and how she came to like the character of Picard and Data because they have literal minds and don't get most humor.  Onna discusses vinters and wine,  and why ultimatums aren't maybe the best, but are sometimes understandable.  How Picard can't shake his feeling of incompleteness, and how he goes about resolving it for the greater good.  Why if you do ask a direct question about something to Picard, he will answer, and eloquently so.  How memories are transferred via a memory link that is unknown to Dahj.  Onna also explains why she loves the personhood of Akiva Goldsman and his amazing interview on Finding Joe and his work on this series with Michael Chabon.  It's all here.  It's all real.
06:14
September 7, 2020
Modern Love S1 E1--When the Doorman is Your Main Man: an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Modern Love S1 E1--When the Doorman is Your Main Man and how the doorman in the show makes this episode makes the show get one of Onna's rare 10 on 10 review points because he is an absolutely Charming spot on relationships, ex- sniper. Onna also explains how she loves the last scene where the passing of the test for the doorman is if the woman is comfortable with the guy and how she looks at him, not how the guy lioks at her. It's all here. It's all real.
03:21
September 7, 2020
Star Trek Nemesis: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Star Trek Nemesis and why she has always had a lifelong love of Data and this film just solidified that further. Onna also discusses Picard and his conundrums regarding his true self and his clone self and if they would have made the same decisions given the same circumstances but that also at some point you just have to do the right thing and deal with the therapy later. It's all here. It's all real.
04:12
September 6, 2020
Saturn Apartments Book 4 by Hasae Iwaoka: a Manga Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Saturn Apartments Book 4 by Hasae Iwaoka and how this book in the series featured Mitsu's friend/fellow window cleaner and how to adjust to life when plans change and how to face that.  Onna also discusses the plot-holes still a constant in this series and why the questions regarding them still exist and a sidenote on Mitsu's age in the series.  It's all here.  It's all real.
02:49
September 4, 2020
Saturn Apartments Book 3 by Hisae Iwaoka: a Manga in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna elaborates on her opinions of Saturn Apartments Book 3 by Hisae Iwaoka and why the everyday and communal aspect of the aspect is cool but there remain some MAJOR plot issues with this series including both racial and technical issues, and how Mitsu is developing into a very cool and indignant against injustice/unkindness.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
03:58
September 3, 2020
The Book Rescuer: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews The Book Rescuer:  How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst on the founder of the the Yiddish Book Center, https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/language-literature-culture/yiddish-literature, why she loves Yiddish, and how she gives a rare 10+ score to this book.  It's all here.  It's all real.
03:36
September 3, 2020
WHYRU Episode 3: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna inquires if some people have two arms are just useless appendages when it comes to picking up their own paperwork?, how Tutor and Fighter trying to be tough on a bench when sleepy and how people really just three and taller, how the the yuck/yuck or myuck/myuck is really bad and an ongoing issue with this series, and how a FF button is good when observing people who really want to aggravate the H---- out of someone because they know how to push buttons.  Link to series:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5.  It's all here.  It's all real.   
04:36
September 3, 2020
WHYRU Episode 2: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses the fact that boys can be zany but usually get over disagreements within a short period of time, unless they are Tutor and Fighter, rants on sound effects and yuk-yuk/myuk myuck moments in Thai drama, gets her observational psychologist hat on to muse on how Zon just overthinks things he fears and then they occur--like Tutor suggests and the Book of Job declares, and why people can make poor decisions with and without alcohol and then realize their attempt at revenge does not turn out the way they thought it would sometimes a.k.a. kissing anyone to annoy them is a bad idea all around--just sayin'.   Link to WHYRU Playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5.  Link to song from the series, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWX3poVSeU&list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b&index=73&t=0s.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
05:01
September 3, 2020
To Rome with Love: a Woody Allen Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna rants on the Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft__aQSrHqE,  with it's short attention span relationships, an opera in the shower, and how didactic-ism is not attractive in film-or anywhere for that matter.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
04:35
September 2, 2020
Knock Knock by Lenka: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the song "Knock Knock" by Lenka from her and Bob's "Pep Talk" playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b. Onna discusses the music video featuring this song and outtakes from the Kdrama, Pinnochio, https://youtu.be/i2WDMQXymI. Onna elaborates on the acting ability and entrepreneurship of Lee Jon Suk, how he seems A though-full and cautious person, and why this song reminds us that we do need one or two people to turn to but not be dependent upon when things in life do knock us down, and why stepping outside of ourselves Eun-Ho-with-glasses-Romance-is-a-Bonus-Book-style is a good activity. A Link to Onna and Bob's review of Romance is a Bonus Book, https://anchor.fm/onnabob/episodes/Romance-is-a-Bonus-Book-a-Korean-Drama-in-Review-eat9go. It's all here. It's all real.
05:40
August 31, 2020
If Today was Your Last Day by Nickleback: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the song, "If Today was Your Last Day" by Nickleback https://youtu.be/TkLHTZIl0GA. Onna delves into a lengthy discussion on this song and how it relates to the comradery found by Joe Flannighan's and David Hewlett's characters in the Stargate Atlantis series and how this song is a reminder/mantra to live well in every moment and how that looks different at different times with different people. It's all here. It's all real.
11:10
August 31, 2020
I Got You/Hey Boyfriend Card: a Chinese Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews the Chinese series, "I Got You/Hey Boyfriend Card" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgiGFuYZ5P8y705M_IJ-8ZotKIBtBJb5I via a music video highlighting clips from this series https://youtu.be/QZPa0PLAqjg featuring "I Knew You Were Trouble." Onna dives into how the CGI in this series was awesome and the premise interesting though execution less so, why she liked the lead guy character's acting ability and a philosophical discussion on what hidden values we really appreciate in others. It's all here. It's all real.
06:11
August 31, 2020
Why RU Episode 1: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna rants on why the only degrees in Thai film seem to be engineering, on how stealing girlfriends is NOT a way to attract someone, and questions Sound effects galore. It's all here. It's all real. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODPUdV-nWFUC6qx6mJMegfRv4nhX7Jd5
08:20
August 31, 2020
King by Lauren Aquiliana: a Song in Review
In this Episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the song "King" by Lauren Aquiliana, https://youtu.be/oA7KP7DRX8s, Kimi Wa Petto, both the older and newer version, why "all" may be already there and how the status quo is not always the best and what success really is may not be what you think it is. It's all here. It's all real.
07:39
August 31, 2020
DNA by BTS: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses BTS' song, "DNA," and why she likes it and the music video dispute the use of primary colors that begin with Y and R. Here is a link to the music video https://youtu.be/leLckqIIJ0o. It's all here. It's all real.
03:13
August 28, 2020
It's You By Henry: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses the song, "It's You" by Henry from the Kdrama, "While You Were Sleeping, why she must live to be 130 rather than 120, and why she does not, has not, will not do the "D" word. Link to music video https://youtu.be/yGHFCWRKoc0. It's all here. It's all real.
02:17
August 28, 2020
Stand by You by Rachel Platten: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses "Stand by You" by Rachel Platten and why this song encapsulates the values she cares about and she gives nod to her previous 2 part review of the J Drama, "Today's Kira Kun" https://anchor.fm/onnabob/episodes/Kira-Kun-Part-1-a-Japanese-Movie-in-Review-eac1mp and https://anchor.fm/onnabob/episodes/Kira-Kun-Part-2-a-Japanese-Film-in-Review-eac1vq. Here is a link to the music video, https://youtu.be/fKQRTnT-_zM. It's all here. It's all real.
01:51
August 28, 2020
Superhero by Lauv: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses "Superhero" the song by Lauv, why she likes this film, how it led to Honey, https://anchor.fm/onnabob/episodes/Honey-a-Japanese-Film-in-Review-eas2ki, one of the two J drama films she and Bob actually like, and how it brings back the memories. . .from last week. Here is a link to the music video, https://youtu.be/SuOK0mPt8Dc. It's all here. Its all real.
03:24
August 28, 2020
All We Know by the Chainsmokers featuring Phoebe Ryan
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna breaks down "All We Know" the song by the Chainsmokers featuring Phoebe Ryan and why being able to fall apart and yet stay together so you can chase forever is not too bad of a thing and why the J drama Evergreen Love, https://youtu.be/Z3W0wSKjiDQ, is one of two J drama movies she and Bob like. Here is a link to the music video, https://youtu.be/LQ0OvmTp6Ps. It's all here.  It's all real.
02:59
August 28, 2020
Feel Good by Gryffin and Illinium featuring Daya: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews the song "Feel Good" by Gryffin and Illinium, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZjDjamSn9I&list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b&index=6&t=0s, and why it is complimentary to the main characters' in the JDrama, Daylight Shooting Star.  It's all here.  It's all Real.  
02:43
August 28, 2020
Speechless by Naomi Scott: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses "Speechless" by Naomi Scott, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw5VIEIvuMI&list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b&index=4&t=0s, and why this song really speaks for itself and why everyone should have this song playing in their home--a lot!  It's all here.  It's all real.  
00:59
August 28, 2020
Anywhere I Go by Vicetone: a Song in Review
In this epsiode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses the song, "Anywhere I Go" by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsCmUCIshkk&list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b&index=3&t=0s, and why sometimes knowing what is in the darkness helps you to stay in the light--especially when you are a character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and why being able to trust someone even though you don't know what they are thinking because you know their character.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:46
August 28, 2020
Where We Come Alive by Ruelle: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna explains why this song from the Pep Talk Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_OvN67avcSjnnOjSkFSd8b, is one of her favorites because of it's reminder to be brave and come to the light when the darkness is surrounding reminescent of Winston Churchill's, ". . . we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."   Just sayin'. Here is a link to the music, https://youtu.be/AcTsUej2Azo. It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:05
August 28, 2020
Together With Me the Next Chapter--Episode 4: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna reviews Together With Me the Next Chapter, episode 4.  Onna rants on why this series is just getting more complicated with each episode because Korn  is having honesty issues because he is afraid his dad will disown him, and she wonders and being disowned would be bad because????!!!!  Onna discusses why knock really doesn't have a drinking problem but a dealing with the dishonesty of his partner problem,how these are NOT the same thing, and how fake girlfriends NEVER work out--especially without a rehearsal dinner.   How Kred Island looks REALLY cool, and Cho and Yihwa have communication issues that could be resolved with a "yo" and a cup of coffee and a nice discussion.  Onna also uses the "S" word with regard to Dr. Bright and he and Farm's relationship and her addendium on the actor Porsche and his spouse', Arm's super cool cooking and travel videos, bakery, and that Toyko tea shop she MUST visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvxh-6_pEL5Q5tObGtc5Tw/videos.  Here is a link to the episode, https://youtu.be/FwKb2qbKWb4. It's all here. It's all real.
08:18
August 28, 2020
HIStory 3--Trapped: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses HIStory 3--Trapped, how she liked the mobster, and why, how Jack was not what he appeared, and her appreciation of the character trait of justice. Link to theme song:https://youtu.be/opSBOCyJuis and with English Captions https://youtu.be/KcUXQFxigNk. It's all here. It's all real.
06:27
August 26, 2020
My Brother Likes Me Too Much: a Japanese Drama in Review
In this epsiode of Check It/Round Table, Onna discusses the Japanese film, My Brother Likes Me Too Much, why she likes the main lead guy charater and does not like the lead female character. and her playlist from the show on YouTube, He's my Brother, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8r6pVNu9v2-wyRR7kUFQ8w48fv12xqJd  Watch part 1, https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fh4vr and part 2, https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fh6zw on Daily Motion with English subtitles.  #TaoTsuchiya #RyotaKatayose
05:54
August 26, 2020
Together with You the Next Chapter--Episode 3: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Together With Me the Next Chapter Episode 3 https://youtu.be/G2KjkfsW_NU and why her reaction overall to this episode was in a word, whaaat!!  Onna brings up points like the unwritten rules of not kicking people out of apartments for bad reasons, how pastry chef's have good arms and generous spirits, and how some people need help with their psychological frame of mind.  It's all here.  It's all real.  #TulPakornFamily #MaxDiloknawaritThanasrivanitchai #tanshibumrungkit
03:33
August 26, 2020
Together With You the Next Chapter Episode 2: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses what she liked about this episode and mainly what she didn't like and how biceps are not what most of those who are proud of them think they are--thank goodness.  Link to episode discussed, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Df8E-Opqc&list=PLCx1bZZ8vz0wU9S6BdaX5rmzKx9O_LPZt&index=4&t=0s.  It's all here.  It's all real.  #TulPakornFamily #MaxDiloknawaritThanasrivanitchai #tanshibumrungkit
08:26
August 26, 2020
One in a Million by BTS: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna gives her review of BTS's song, "One in a Million," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jORjjQ9o6E&list=PL8r6pVNu9v28dyxkVcDsqY_QaF7MAQRLN&index=3&t=0s.  Why just a million?--there are billions of people out there, the reason she likes watching this music video--good laughter material with the zany boyz, and why being tiny is not a good reason to quantify for liking somebody.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:36
August 25, 2020
Love is Coming Home by Five Alarm: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Five Alarm's song, "Love is Coming Home" and why this makes a great "formal speed walking" in the words of Megamind song and why it also has a good point--that the things that you need and are good for you in life, come home to you, you don't have to go looking for them.  Here is the link to the song, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZiiPpFdh0.  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:36
August 25, 2020
Together with Me the Next Chapter-' Episode 1--Part 2: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Together with Me the Next Chapter Episode 1, https://youtu.be/W6Z0Jz8EuY0. with her addendum on focus in relationships, couple rings thrown at partners as a V day gift, and how if you are trying to be inconspicuous in a relationship maybe couple rings you wear everywhere you go aren't the best of plans. . .just sayin'. It's all here. It's all real.  #TulPakornFamily #MaxDiloknawaritThanasrivanitchai #tanshibumrungkit
03:52
August 25, 2020
Together With Me the Next Chapter--Episode 1: a Taiwanese BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Together With Me the Next Chapter--Episode 1. Onna ruminates on why it's best just to be honest for both yourself and as a way to show you care about those closest to you, how if you post to social media people do actually see it, on bossy tomboys who can't bake, and why Art just isn't a work of art but a piece of work and Yihwa isn't far behind. It's all here. It's all real. Link to full episode https://youtu.be/W6Z0Jz8EuY0.  #TulPakornFamily #MaxDiloknawaritThanasrivanitchai #tanshibumrungkit
08:26
August 25, 2020
HANDSIGN ⁄ Boku ga Kimi no Mimi ni Naru (I'll be Your Ears) Music Video the Drama Version
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses HANDSIGN ⁄ Boku ga Kimi no Mimi ni Naru (I'll be Your Ears) music video the drama version.  Onna is almost speechless, which doesn't happen very often and glad to know there are some really, really cool humans out there in a band called Handsign.  HANDSIGN ⁄ Boku ga Kimi no Mimi ni Naru (I'll be Your Ears)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx8_ImULQDE&t=2s and the music video which led her to the original, https://youtu.be/XpGUMtWyqSk.   Onna could not find the website for Handsign, so is including a link to their TedXToyko performance: http://archive.tedxtokyo.com/en/talk/handsign/  It's all here.  It's all real.
03:09
August 24, 2020
BTS Dynamite: a Song in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses why she didn't like this new song and how it is similar in style to Rab ne Bana di Jodi's "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte." Also why confidence is good but self-assurred is not--its an "Arthur" thing. It's all here. It's all real. Link to Dynamite music video https://youtu.be/oxoWhyS9buA and Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte music video https://youtu.be/jDErhADhhmg
03:29
August 24, 2020
The 100th Episode!!
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob give a shout out to their listeners from around the 🌎. They also discuss upcoming episodes on Music, Movies, and Stuff. It's all here. It's all real.
07:15
August 24, 2020
HIStory 1--Episode 2--Stay Away From Me: a Taiwanese BL Drama Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses HIStory 1--Episode 2--Stay Away From Me: a Taiwanese BL Drama and how one corny character can throw off an entirely good storyline otherwise. It's all here. It's all real. Link to songs from show, https://youtu.be/H6HTwIt7wy8 and https://youtu.be/D0ik4j_efOk
03:07
August 18, 2020
HIStory 1--Episode 1--My Hero: a Taiwanese BL Series' Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses why she did not like HIStory 1--My Hero: a Taiwanese BL Series' Episode and why, from weird after death segues to dishonesty in relationships. It's all here. It's all real.
01:59
August 18, 2020
HIStory 2--Crossing the Line--Episodes 4-8: a Taiwanese BL Drama Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses why she didn't like this volleyball oriented BL Series but did think the senior character was admirable and the younger "stepbrothers" relationship just might have lasted--theoretically. It's all here. It's all real.
04:45
August 18, 2020
Saturn Apartments Book 2 by Hisae Iwaoka
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses appreciating thoughts not gestures and hair ribbons' journeys as well as plotholes. It's all here. It's all real.
02:05
August 18, 2020
광해: 왕이 된 남자; Hanja: 光海: 王이 된 男子; Masquerade: a Korean Drama in Review
In this Episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses 광해: 왕이 된 남자; Hanja: 光海: 王이 된 男子; Masquerade the 2012 Korean Drama set in the Joseon era and how it is like the 1990's American film Dave starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. It's all here. It's all real.
04:17
August 17, 2020
Lars and the Real Girl: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Rould Table Onna discusses Lars and the Real Gurl the movie. Onna explains why she likes this movie though not kid- friendly because of the community's response to the lead character's delusion and the "try to do right" concept plus the films overall lack of annoying female characters. It's all here. It's all real.
07:11
August 17, 2020
Where Your Eyes Linger: a Korean BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Where Your Eyes Linger, Korean BL Series. Why she did not like the petulance and found the hug at the end unrealistic. Its all here. It's all real. Link to soundtrack on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8r6pVNu9v2_tY_db08i48LmhrtZHOweX.
05:00
August 17, 2020
Because of You 2020: a Taiwanese BL Drama in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Because of You 2020: a Taiwanese BL Drama. Why she thoughts the short episodes set up was charming, but the character development--and the bangs--were not. It's all here. It's all real.
03:51
August 17, 2020
Inside Out: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table. Onna and Bob discuss this wonderful Pixar film on emotions and why the genre of boy band should be changed to Musical Pop Group. Get you MPG shirts at the Imaginary Store...we just made 3M in imaginary sales...whaat? It's all here. It's all real--mostly.
03:35
August 13, 2020
The Closet: the Ongoing Saga
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Bob provides commentary and advice on how to avoid frumpdom and almost loses it over a recent awesome blue shirt acquisition of Onna's. It's all here. It's all real.
07:26
August 12, 2020
Spiderman--into the Spiderverse: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Spiderman into the Spiderverse, why they liked it, why Onna's favorite superhero is Spiderman/Peter Parker, and which Spiderman shows are Faves, and which are not, and why. It's all here. It's all real.
06:29
August 12, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 7, The Pilot an Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 7, The Pilot.  Onna provides the synopsis for this episode, her disgust with the Better Babies Group of 1920's Canada and those who support it and an interesting judgement for attempted infanticide.  It's all here.  It's all real.  
02:04
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 6, Whisper Sister Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses prohibition and her curiosity as to why America apparently did not have enough alcohol that they had to ship it in from Toronto--really??!!  It's all here.  It's all real 
01:46
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 5, Out of Focus Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 5, Out of Focus Review and why she is not into silent movies for the most part and the unbelievably of 1920's silent movies and this episode.  Masterpiece Theatre really????  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:30
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 4, Healing Hands Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses this episode of why faith healers don't always have a nice life and disappear into the night to be a jazz singer, counterfeiters, and unbelievable plot lines and why it fits in with the rest of the series--at least so far in its predictable ridiculousness.  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:40
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 3, Summer in the City
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1,  Episode 3, Summer in the City and how you can't categorize Frankie Drake's guys as a boyfriend because they don't stay together long enough and why you should always check the trunk of a car you win in a dubious poker match.  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:43
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 2, Lady and Red: and episode in review.
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 1, Episode 2, Lady and Red.  Onna reviews why polygamy doesn't work out too well and why communistic fears were definitely unrealized.  It's all here.  It's all real.
01:11
August 8, 2020
Frankie Drake Season 1, Episode 1, Mother of Pearl: a Series' Premier Episode in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Onna discusses the premier episode of the Frankie Drake Mysteries Season One with synopsis, commentary on why you shouldn't steal  your own jewelry for insurance as it can cost both your image and marriage and Onna's dislike of  the cavalier attitude depicted in this 1920's show.  It's all Here.  It's all real.
01:59
August 8, 2020
The Skeletons' Dance: Cleaning Out Onna's Clothes Closet
In This Episode of Check It/Round Table Bob provides advice and commentary to Onna in a live recorded clothes closet cleaning session. It's all here. It's all real.
04:31
August 6, 2020
The Skeletons in the Closet: a Closer Look at a Coat Closet
In this episode of Check It/Round Table, Bob provides advice and commentary on Onna's coat closet and discovers Onna's plushy coat.... It's all here. It's all real.
05:40
August 6, 2020
Love~~Life on the Line: a Japanese BL Series in Review
In this Episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss the Japanese Viki Rakutan Original BL series, Love~~Life on the Line. From lines, to honesty to oneself and others, to musical scores and cinematagraphy, to food--did we mention food?? Links to music videos from the film https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=RDC1NxZsJ9s5o&feature=share&playnext=1 and https://youtu.be/ziZiiPpFdh0 and https://youtu.be/_xkA70pk1jI
11:04
August 6, 2020
HIStory 2--Right or Wrong--Episodes 1-4: a Taiwanese BL Series in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss this BL series and its highlights such as why children are plushie, the benefits of omelette rice, and what make relationships tick. It's all here. It's all real.
07:46
August 5, 2020
The 76th Podcast: Thank you listeners!!!
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna gives a shout out to the people who make our podcast Rock--the listeners from all over the globe! With over 300 plays, we are on our 76 podcast peeps! It's all here. It's all real.
01:20
August 2, 2020
Your Name: An Anime in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round table Onna discusses Your Name the anime film and why she does not like American versions of Japanese manga-turned-into-anime movies. It's all here. It's all real.
02:33
August 2, 2020
Merai: an Anime in Review
In this episode of Check It /Round table Onna discusses Mirai, the third anime she has seen what she liked about it what she didn't and why. It's all here. It's all real.
02:15
August 2, 2020
American Dream: a Journey on Route 66 by Shing Yin Khor--a Book in Review
I this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses American Dream: a Journey on Route 66 by Shing Yin Khor with its nuggets of truth and beauty along the way. It's all here. It's all real.
02:30
July 30, 2020
Blended: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Blended starring Adam Sadler and Drew Barrymore and what she mainly did not like about this film, except for when Barrymore parasail snowplowed into Sadler--that was fun;). It's all Here. It's all real.
01:41
July 30, 2020
Melancholia: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses why, after watching the end of this show, she did not watch the rest of it. It's all here. It's all real.
01:16
July 30, 2020
Basmati Blues: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round Table on it discusses the film Basmati Blues and how it leaves much to be desired from odd musical moments to disturbing plotline segues. It's all here. It's all real.
03:18
July 28, 2020
Saturn Apartments Book 1 Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table on the discusses Saturn Apartments Book 1 of the manga series by Hisae Iwaika. It's all here. It's all real.
02:17
July 28, 2020
Howl's Moving Castle: a Movie in Review
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff features a deep and probing convo (as deep and probing as a 5 minute or less convo can be) with Onna and Bob on the anime Howl's Moving Castle.  Bob and Onna consider if Studio Ghibli was influenced by Oz and what they really think of wicked witches and boy toys and the attributes of a calm voice.  It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
04:55
July 23, 2020
Going in Style: a Movie in Review
Onna and Bob review Going in Style the film starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Christopher Lloyd and why they give it a 15 out of 10. It's all here. It's all real.
02:22
June 30, 2020
Bolt: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round table on it and Bob discussing Bolt the film for starring the voice talents of John Travolta. And one very cranky interesting cat. It's all here. It's all real.
02:05
June 30, 2020
Wild Hogs: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table on it and Bob watch Wild Hogs and go hog wild. It's all here. It's all real.
02:28
June 30, 2020
Terminator Genisys: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss why Terminator Genisys is their favorite Terminator film so far. It's all here. It's all real.
04:19
June 30, 2020
Terminator Salvation: a Movie in Review
Check it at the Round Table episode 65: in this riveting episode Onna and Bob review Terminator: Salvation. They discuss strong women, Stout hearted cyborgs, there problems with modern-day film couples, and and other sundry feelings related to this Terminator film.  It's all here.  It's all real.
06:21
April 12, 2020
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss the scintillating riveting climactic sequel to Terminator. In this installment of the epic thrilling Terminator series, there's more than one new Terminator in town. Are they good? Are they evil? Or are they simply programmed? Is there even such a thing as destiny, and can we change hours? It's all here. It's all real.
07:02
April 11, 2020
Terminator: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss the original Terminator movie and all its many and diverse facets. Onna discusses Peter Kent's amazing stunts as Schwarzenegger's double and Bob discusses why we shouldn't have weepy women and one night stands with Onna. It's all here. It's all real.
08:07
April 11, 2020
A Putt About Day by Onna Carr: a Book in Review
This episode of Check It /Round Table features a reading of A Put About Day by Onna Carr qaany discussion of the book and its illustrations and life in general. Book available via these links: A Putt About Day https://www.amazon.com/dp/1687568731/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Zn1FEbWAKGM5K and https://www.amazon.com/Putt-About-Day-Onna-Carr-ebook/dp/B07WRD23MJ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=putt+about+day+onna&qid=1585402863&sr=8-1. It's all here. It's all real.
14:45
March 28, 2020
Ghostbusters: a Movie in Review
Onna and Bob disgusting recent production of Ghostbusters starring Chris Hemsworth and Melissa McCartney in this review. Onna and Bob discuss try this film is so terribly funny and perfect for this time of quarantine and other interesting tidbits. It's all here. It's all real.
05:01
March 22, 2020
Passengers: a Movie in Review
This episode of checketts roundtable features and review of passengers the sci-fi film. Anna and Bob discuss why they liked the robotic bartender in this show and why men need both have both razors pants. It's all here. It's all real.
05:56
March 22, 2020
Jab We Met: a Movie in Review
Anna and Bob discuss one of their favorite bollywood's what it means to learn to play and what their pole dance team fantasy couple is. It's all here. It's all real.
10:40
March 21, 2020
Batman 1989: a Movie in Review
In this episode of check it / round table Onna and Bob that discuss the 1989 Batman with the excellent score by Prince. We discuss why Bob enjoys the Batman, does not like either the joker or Vicki Vale, and why Onna has no memory of this film at all. It's all here. It's all real.
04:41
March 16, 2020
Darcy Swipes Left: a Book in Review
Anna and Bob review Darcy swipes left a book by Jane Austen and Courtney Carbone it sets pride and prejudice the classic piece of Victorian literature to text messaging formatin this episode of Check It/Round Table. Onna and Bob explain why this book is so terribly funny and what makes it a must-read for any Austen lover. It's all here. It's all real.
02:55
March 15, 2020
Maleficent--Mistress of Evil: a Movie in Review
This episode of Check It/Round table features a review of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Anna and Bob discuss why they love Maleficent and don't think she's evil, why they do not like every other character in this movie save one, and why Onna has such an issue with female heroines and their possible love interests. It's all here. It's all real.
11:18
March 15, 2020
Bladerunner: a Movie in Review
in this episode of Check it/Round table Onna and Bob discuss a not so kid-friendly movie because they just needed to get this off their chests literally. Unlike some of the characters in this movie. It's all here. It's all real.
10:08
March 15, 2020
Te Amo Corazon: a Music Video in Review
In this riveting episode of Check It /Round Table Onna and Bob discuss the wonderful world of Prince music videos in this case t Amo Corazon and the wonderful world of bookworms with crushes on cooks. It's all here. It's all real. Link to Music Video Te Amo Corazon: https://youtu.be/wsCHG_GLwxM
06:48
March 7, 2020
What Your Food Says About You: Relationships and Food
There is no description for this podcast because you must simply listen and learn. It's all here. It's all real.
06:25
March 7, 2020
The Secret Life of Pets 2: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round table Anna and Bob discuss The Secret Life of Pets 2 and how Harrison Ford's character Rooster is still a scruffy-looking nerf-herder amongst many other interesting factoids and opinions on this film and why tasers should not be in a film for 3 to 5 year old children.
07:32
March 7, 2020
Pirates--Band of Misfits: a Movie in Review
In this riveting episode of Check It/ Round Table Onna and Bob discuss the pirate way of life. They also discuss Austen, barnacles, the the importance of an accomplice, and. . . beard glossiness! It's all here. It's all real.
06:36
March 3, 2020
Skyward Volume 2: a Book in Review
Onna again gives her honest review of Skyward: Volume 2 and why it sucks bugs--literally while Bob suggests pirates be on the horizon--ahoy! It's all here. It's all real.
02:59
March 3, 2020
Skyward Volume 1: a Book in Review
Onna gives her unbridled opinion on why she doesn't particularly like most graphic novels and this one follows suite. Bob provides fabulous interjections along the way. It's all here. It's all real.
03:47
March 3, 2020
Yesterday: a Movie in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table features a review of the film Yesterday and why the moments were lost in the ephemera of life in this movie, in Onna and Bob's humble opinions. It's all here. It's all real.
10:01
February 24, 2020
Transformers Last Knight: a Movie in Review
Onna and Bib share what they did and did not like about Transformers Last Knight movie in this episode of Check It/Round Table. What is with the dress comments? How Anthony Hopkins and his butler robot rock. And what was up with the zany conclusion? It's all here. It's all real.
06:03
February 24, 2020
Bumblebee: a Movie in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table features Bob and Onna's unbridled honest opinions on Bumblebee the Transformers film. How is Bumblebee adorably cute? Why should the girl have run away from home? What is up with the lack of linearity in the timetable of the Transformers movies, and why Bob Wants a Camaro. It's all here. It's all real. Link to "I'm not Cool" song https://youtu.be/1471cCpGAFM. Link to "Beautiful People" song music video https://youtu.be/mj0XInqZMHY.
05:57
February 24, 2020
Princess Diaries: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss one of Onna's favorite films, Princess Diaries and why she's watched it 30 times--literally. Bob provides fascinating options for if your heating pad breaks and you want eco friendly options. It's all here. It's all real.
10:21
February 20, 2020
Romance is a Bonus Book: a Korean Drama in Review
Onna and Bob go all out in one of their longest podcast yet on Romance is a Bonus Book, the 16 episode Korean drama starring Lee Jong-Suk and Lee Na-Young. Onna and Bob discuss Eun Ho and how a jerk can indeed prove less jerky and how you should never ask a woman "if that is the best she can do?" when avoiding you and throwing various kitchen objects in your direction, and why this series truly is awesome!  It's all here.  It's all real.
20:28
February 18, 2020
Pacific Rim: a Movie in Review
Onna and Bob provide their humble and conceited opinion on the movie Pacific Rim and why there were too many whys. It's all here. It's all real.
04:53
February 18, 2020
Jupiter Ascending: a Movie in Review
In this episode of Jupiter Ascending: a Movie in Review Onna and Bob discuss why the last five minutes make this show https://youtu.be/hVj4Zkx4adA and again, why everyone should wear shirts. It's all here. It's all real.
05:02
February 18, 2020
Becca and the Sneaky Violinist by Onna Carr: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Bob's favorite book Onna has written, Becca and the Sneaky Violinist, available on Amazon in ebook Becca and the Sneaky Violinist https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WSY8KTG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AcnsEbP2P8687 and paperback Becca and the Sneaky Violinist https://www.amazon.com/dp/1687772185/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CdnsEb5PFCZAG and Becca and the Sneaky Violinist https://www.amazon.com/dp/1687774609/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zensEbQ14ZD54 full color and black and white illustration formats. Bob provides theme music and Onna discusses who the star of this graphic novel really is. It's all here. It's all real.
15:59
February 16, 2020
Honey: a Japanese Film in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob review the 2018 Japanese film Honey and have many divergent segues ranging from Onna's upcoming sequel novel, to cuddles, to relationship advice. It's all here. It's all real.
15:45
February 16, 2020
Lake House: a Film in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Lake House a film starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. From the question of how can you resist a guy who plants you a tree?, to politically incorrect pep talks and why Korean Dramas always have the upper hand, it's all here. It's all real.
11:25
February 15, 2020
One in a Million by Astro BTS: a Music Video in Review
In this episode of check it / round table on the end Bob discuss the one in a million music video https://youtu.be/6jORjjQ9o6E by Astro / BTS. Onna and dog have a lovely ramble through musical Lane as they discuss One in a Million, why Onna and Bob have a major problem with YouTube subtitle policy, what is up with Lyft drivers, and the worst pick-up lines in the universe right before the Valentine's Day. It's all here. It's all real.
13:39
February 13, 2020
Not Today Astro BTS: a Music Video in Review
This episode of check it/Round Table goes into deep and probing conversation about not today by Astro BTS official music video https://youtu.be/9DwzBICPhdM. Onna and Bob delve deep into such scintillating offshoot subjects from not today music video to Korean dramas, what sound effects are appropriate for this podcast, why it might be worth the trip to see Seoul Korea to see the rocks, and Bob's beautiful blog post featuring the video https://medium.com/@pelvequest/pelvequest-not-today-c391daf8329c?_branch_match_id=753562427585328781. It's all here. It's all real.
11:03
February 11, 2020
Megamind: a Movie in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob provide their sweeping review if Megamind and why they can't recommend this film highly enough. From blue heads and intergalactic fish to fermented shark meat from Iceland and Brad Pitt being typecast it's all here. It's all real.
09:37
February 10, 2020
Shape of You: Ed Sheeran Music Video in Review
In this scintillating episode of Check It / Round Table Onna and Bob review Ed Sheeran's music video "Shape of You." This discussion leads to Onna's unbridled opinions on Eddie's poetic brilliance when it comes to his talent and freak out potential, just in case he hears this episode and wants to get a big head, and why she gave him a second chance after Living Out Loud thanks to Bob's encouragement. Bob discusses the many faces of Ed's tattoos and their changing natures--where is the lion?? Here is the link to the video for your viewing enjoyment https://youtu.be/JGwWNGJdvx8. It's all here. It's all real.
06:49
February 6, 2020
Time Freak: a Movie in Review
This episode of Check It / Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Time Freak starring Asa Butterfield. Onna goes on a haltingly analytical rant on disagreements vs. Fights, cocoa vs. yelling, and why Bob wants Asa to be an adopted brother. It's all here. It's all real.
09:47
February 5, 2020
Kira Kun Part 2: a Japanese Film in Review
Onna continues her scintillating discussion of Kira Kun in part 2 while Bob provides fascinating factoids on bizarre and rare interests, such as otters wrap their babies in kelp kelp kelp! It's all here. It's all real.
05:51
February 4, 2020
Kira Kun Part 1: a Japanese Movie in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna discusses Kira Kun, a Japanese foreign film based off of a popular manga series and why she still does not get manga girls, why she did enjoy the show, and Bob supplies helpful and informative tidbits along the way. It's all we real. It's all here.
05:50
February 3, 2020
Then Came You: a Movie in Review
In this episode of check it/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Then came you a comedy/drama starring Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, and Nina Dobrev about a young hypochondriac who faces his fears with a crazy girl and her death list. It's all here. It's all real. And yes, we did go over or 5 minutes on this one folks because of donuts--amongst other things.  It's all here.  It's all real.
08:07
February 2, 2020
Your Name Book One: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss Your Name Book One: Why is Onna having issues with manga girls? Why Bob is explaining cheesecake to Onna and she still doesn't really get it. What Onna and Bob have learned and why they think they should go on a tour of Japan so they can actually get the movies that are available with English subtitles in a region that they can watch and review. It's all here. It's all real.
05:14
February 1, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: a Movie in Review
In this episode Onna and Bob showcase Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland with all its evaporative qualities from Johnny Depp's dance and Scottish accent to why Alice should have just stayed with the hatter.
05:23
January 31, 2020
Harry Potter--the Sorcerer's Stone: a Movie in Review
What's up with Hogwarts? What makes this show so cute? And why does Onna feel bad that she missed it all these years? All this and more on this episode of check It/Round Table. It's all here. It's all real.
05:11
January 30, 2020
Tales of the Perculiar: a Book in Review
Onna explains her thoughts in Ransom Riggs' Tales of Peculiar in this compilation of "Ripping good yarn" to Bob. It's all here. It's all real.
05:02
January 29, 2020
Doo-Wops and Hooligans: an Album in Review
In this exciting episode of Check It/Round table Onna and Bob discuss one of Bob's new favorite artists and albums Bruno Mars doo-wops & Hooligans and why his music is magical and what kind of dog would this artist be if he were one.
05:17
January 28, 2020
The Funny Thing Is...: a Book in Review
Onna and Bob review Ellen Degeneres' book, The Funny Thing Is... In this fascinating episode featuring conundrums on ranch dressing, goats, and mindfulness. It's all here. It's all Real.
05:13
January 27, 2020
The Invisible Kingdom: a Book in Review
In Onna and Bob's shortest episode ever (because what can you really say when a book really sucks this bad) Onna gives her honest and unplugged opinion of The Invisible Kingdom by G Willow Wilson and Christian Ward. It's all Here. It's all real.
03:03
January 26, 2020
Castle in the Sky--a Movie in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round Table Onna and Bob do a review of Castle in the Sky, a lovely Studio Ghibli anime about a boy, a girl, a necklace, and why Mark Hamill is an orangutan ?! listen to find out more. It's all here. It's all real.
05:37
January 25, 2020
Le Luna Che Non C'e from Andrea Bocelli's Romanza Album
In this episode of check it at the Round Table Onna and Bob discuss nicknames for women, relationship advice, why Onna does not think women should be compared to the Moon, and why Bob thinks they should, and why Andre Bocelli rocks in any language. It's all here. It's all real.
07:38
January 24, 2020
La Boheme: an Opera in Review
In this episode, Bob and Onna discuss the depths of why Onna is never to be allowed access to opera stages, why Villazon and Netrebko are Bob's fave opera power duo, why La Boheme is one of Bob's fave opera's, Bob and Onna sing a mini duet, and why Onna will never be allowed to have apples in her possession when near opera singers. It's all here. It's all real.
15:12
January 23, 2020
The Big Bang Theory: Season 1
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff showcases a communique with Onna and Bob on The Big Bang Theory with answers to such questions as: 1. How Sheldon rocks, paper, scissors, Spock. 2.  How Leonard became less like-able mid-season and never regained his higher ratings (spoiler alert, it involves the Winkle wrinkle).   3.  How Bob wanted to like Raj but he just too much of a pervy-boy. 4.  How Onna chooses not to find the words to describe Howard as this podcast is kid-friendly. It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
05:20
January 22, 2020
The Girl from the Other Side: Book Seven
Onna and Bob review The Girl from the Other Side Book Seven in this Episode and why this book SUCKED and why questions are not always better than answers. It's all here. It's all real.
04:43
January 22, 2020
The Girl from the Other Side Book Six: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob discuss The Girl from the Other Side Book Six, why ink pens can be a #!$@*, and upcoming podcast reviews! It's all here. It's all here.
04:49
January 22, 2020
The Girl from the Other Side Book Five: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check it/Round Table we discuss Shiva and her fate, sleep deprivation, which is yes a word, and many other wonderful and sordid subjects. It's all here. It's all real
04:49
January 22, 2020
The Girl from the Other Side Book Four: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check It/Round Table Onna and Bob explore different fan theories on who and what Shiva is and the core fight for the soul it's all here. It's all Real.
04:50
January 22, 2020
The Girl from the Other Side Book Three: a Book in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table discusses The Girl from the Other Side Book Three (yes we know it's not in order but that is what the library had in). Onna and Bob discuss what the girl really is, how awful is Auntie?, and why goats are far less freaky than an auntie on the loose that is cursed. It's all here. It's all real.
04:46
January 20, 2020
Girl from the Other Side Book One: a Book in Review
In this episode of Check it/At the Round Table Onna and Bob explore this fascinating manga series called Girl from the Other Side and go into very interesting little rabbit holes concerning Shiva, Ireland, and how learning Hebrew does indeed come in handy in real life if you are manga lover. It's all here. It's all real.
06:17
January 18, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--Lethe: an Episode in Review
This episode of check it/Round Table Onna and Bob set phasers to fascinating factoids such as Spock having an adopted sister, Logic Fanatics, Sarek not being honest, scary couples, and good closing quotes in Star Trek Discovery--Lethe. It's all here. It's all real.
04:50
January 16, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad: an Episode in Review
This episode of Check It/Round Table reviews Star Trek Discovery: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad. Onna and Bob discuss time loops, why on Onna thinks time loops are a writer's way to save on writing a script, why Bob loves time loop episodes, and funny romantically awkward turbolift interactions throughout the history of Star Trek. It's all here. It's all real.
06:43
January 15, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--Choose Your Pain: an Episode in Review
This episode of check it at Check It/Round Table Bob and Onna geek out beauty of Klingon blasters, character trait surprises, and roly poly's released back into their natural habitat. It's all here. It's all real.
06:00
January 14, 2020
Star Trek Discovery-Butcher's Knife- an episode in Review
In this episode of check it at the Roundtable on it and Bob delve into Star Trek Discovery: the Butcher's Knife Cares not for the Lambs Cry and how Ripper should actually be renamed the Rollie Pollie and why they were so happy to see the head of security go although they wish it hadn't been such an unpleasant business. It's all here. It's all real.
05:06
January 12, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--Context is for Kings: an Episode in Review
Onna and Bob talj about Star Trek Discovery: Context is for Kings. How spores are awesome and how physics paired with Biology can be both interesting and absolutely freaky--just saying. it's here we keep it real we keep it here. It's all here. It's all real.
04:26
January 11, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--Battle at the Binary Stars: an Episode in Review
In this episode of check it at the round table Bob and Onna check out the Star Trek Discovery Battle at the Binary Stars and discuss what makes this episode really pulse. It's all here. It's all real check it at the Round Table.
05:08
January 10, 2020
Star Trek Discovery--the Vulcan Hello: an Episode in Review
This series is "fascinating". Great CGI, special effects, and strong women! This series boldly goes where no Star Trek has gone before! It's all here. And it's all real.
05:00
January 9, 2020
Aladdin: a Movie in Review
In this episode of check it at the round table Anna and Bob review in detail why Aladdin the new reproduction of the original 1990s film is so cool with discussion on the singing it is either really good or really bad, how Will Smith is such a good dancer and what sheep cheese and yak napkins have to do with a good relationship it's all here. It's all real. Check it at the Round Table.
05:10
January 8, 2020
Spiderman--Far From Home: a Movie in Review
In this episode Onna and Bob discuss the attributes of Spiderman: Far From Home from why Spiderman is Onna's favorite superhero to how Black Dahlia girl is so super awesome. It's all here and it's all real!
05:00
January 6, 2020
The Age of Adeline: a Movie in Review
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff features a chat with Onna and Bob on the charm of The Age of Adeline and why this film is one of Onna's favourites of all time with the class act and fashion style of Blake Lively's character, the terrible jokes of Michiel Huisman's character, the redemption of the past and the perfection of the present.  It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
04:31
January 5, 2020
The Perfect Man: a Movie in Review
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff features an entertaining analysis of The Perfect Man with Onna and Bob on why they like this movie though the name really is not the best choice for the film and how the true gem in The Perfect Man is the truth that it is better to be the perfect you than to look around for the perfect dude.  It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
04:48
January 4, 2020
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: a Movie in Review
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff features a mental walkabout with Onna and Bob concerning Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children where they discuss the attributes of the various characters, the fine acting combination of Asa Butterfield and Ava Green, and why we loove Claire.  It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
04:57
January 2, 2020
Lord of the Rings--the Fellowship of the Ring: a Movie in Review
Today's episode of Check IT/Round Table: Reviews of Books, Movies, and Music. . . and Other Stuff features a discussion with Onna and Bob on the attributes of Peter Jackson's first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Who are the most favourite characters in the show?  Gandalf?  Frodo? Legolas?  Aragorn?  Sam? What is up with Onna's staunch belief in British actors?  Why does Bob endorse Arwen?  And why can't we compare Tauriel and Arwen?  It's all here, where we keep it real and funny. . . in five minutes or less.:)
04:54
January 1, 2020