Episode 8: Fate of the Furious

In the Season 1 finale, the girls take an uncharacteristically serious look at what, exactly, makes the Fast and Furious franchise so successful – and which parts of that might have been missing in F8. They’ll talk hacking wars, babies ex-machina, and [SPOILER] why Fast 9 should be a Shaw Family spinoff movie. * *…

Episode 7: Fast & Furious 7

The girls watch FURIOUS 7 in the second-to-last episode of Season 1. They’ll ponder why the franchise likes to build their female characters up only to tear them down, whether Michelle Rodriguez will be even more front and center in the future, and how the Paul Walker tribute sequence can be so perfect and so…

Episode 6: Fast & Furious 6

The end is in sight as the girls turn to FAST & FURIOUS 6. With production values at an all-time high, the girls will ask (again): how can you have three great female characters, but still manage to make a sexist movie? Does Brian’s peace of mind really require breaking into and out of prison?…

Episode 5: Fast 5

Like a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport shooting off a cliff, FAST 5 catapulted the Fast and Furious franchise into the era of B-movie goodness. The girls discuss parallels between the film and Ocean’s 11, why Giselle suffers so much workplace harassment, and why Han doesn’t have a solo movie already (Tokyo Drift doesn’t count). Plus:…

Episode 4: Fast & Furious

In Episode 4, it’s back to business as usual as Sarah and Kelly forge onwards in their quest to find meaning, or at least a decent plot, in the Fast and Furious franchise. In a stunning twist, FAST & FURIOUS turns out to be pretty dang watchable, and includes such gems as a real plot,…

Episode 3: Tokyo Drift

In Episode 3, the girls tackle The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. They’ll ponder why Han wasn’t just the main character, why the Peruvian love interest is portrayed as Japanese by way of Australia, and whether drifting in muscle cars is possible or just a weirdly-coded message about buying foreign vs domestic. PS: this…

Episode 2: 2 Fast 2 Feminist

In Episode 2, the girls watch 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS – so you don’t have to! From Miami street racing to Eva Mendes’ questionable outfits (and storyline, and everything), Kelly and Sarah delve into the dark world of thugs-for-hire, torture by rat and of course, boat stunts.