60 episodes

Each week, I explore micro-moments, acting choices and all of the magic in the minutiae--the nuances, if you will--that make a scene great. Take a drink every time I talk about a Best Supporting Actress nominee.

In the Details: a Celebration of Nuance Colin Drucker

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

Each week, I explore micro-moments, acting choices and all of the magic in the minutiae--the nuances, if you will--that make a scene great. Take a drink every time I talk about a Best Supporting Actress nominee.

    Episode 60: The Undoing of the Enlightened Flight Attendant

    Episode 60: The Undoing of the Enlightened Flight Attendant

    I was quick to write off both "The Undoing" and "The Flight Attendant" only months ago, but after finally bingeing both, I found reasons to appreciate both shows--specifically, some fine actressing from Nicole Kidman, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet and most of all, Kaley Cuoco. Expect plenty of spoilers of "The Undoing" and no spoilers of "The Flight Attendant" as I queen out on some prime acting choices and micromoments, before giving some long overdue love to "Enlightened," a show I deeply identify with and greatly appreciate as a sort of companion piece of "The Comeback."

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 40 min
    Episode 59: Cherishing Valerie - Part 7: Valerie Loses It

    Episode 59: Cherishing Valerie - Part 7: Valerie Loses It

    The much anticipated next chapter of "Cherishing Valerie" is here! This week we're breaking down Val's biggest meltdown, the Season 2 desert monologue. And perhaps it's perfect timing--never more have I identified with a woman in a track suit making beef rollatini and completely losing her shit.

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 25 min
    Episode 58: The 3rd Annual Nuancies

    Episode 58: The 3rd Annual Nuancies

    Awards season has officially begun this year! My fake award show looking back at a years' worth of episodes, plucking out the highlights, then ranking them on a purely emotional basis is back for a third year. The Nuancies are bigger than ever, even if my episode output in 2020 was smaller than ever. We're not just counting down the top five acting choices and micro-moments, but celebrating some hall of fame favorites from years past and honorable mentions that didn't make the list. Plus: musical breaks that can't get their shit together, a melodramatic guest montage, a decidedly strange memorial and the third recipient of the Beatrice Straight Award for Excellence in Nuance is announced! Brace yourselves.

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 59 min
    Episode 57: A Visit From Mrs. Daigle

    Episode 57: A Visit From Mrs. Daigle

    Few actors can play drunk as convincingly as Eileen Heckart does in 1956's "The Bad Seed." Heckart won the Golden Globe and was nominated for both the Oscar and a Tony in the Broadway production a couple years earlier for her heartbreaking portrayal of Mrs. Daigle, grieving the death of her son and in desperate need to find out what happened to that penmanship medal. This week I'm going practically beat by beat through her two scenes to break down why this is such a pitch perfect performance. Plus we get a little more of the marvelous Nancy Kelly as the profoundly overwhelmed Christine Penmark!

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 56: The Exquisite Agony of Christine Penmark

    Episode 56: The Exquisite Agony of Christine Penmark

    1956's "The Bad Seed" is most well-known for being a pioneer of the "killer kid" horror sub-genre. But it also features three Oscar-nominated female performances--Patty McCormack as the pigtailed psycho Rhoda Penmark, the brilliant Eileen Heckart as drunk, grief-stricken Mrs. Daigle, and Nancy Kelly as Rhoda's poor suffering mother Christine. Kelly, who previously won the Tony in the original stage production, brings a Broadway-sized performance to the movie that is fascinating, over the top, and teeming with bold acting choices. This week I pick out a few choice meltdowns that are giving me that Toni Collette in "Hereditary" vibe I love.

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 38 min
    Episode 55: The Stepford Best Friend

    Episode 55: The Stepford Best Friend

    One of my favorite things about "The Stepford Wives" is the dynamic duo of Joanna and Bobbie--two former city girls turned suburban moms who find refuge in each other's humanity in the sinister utopia of Stepford. This week I'm queening out on Paula Prentiss's wacky charm as Bobbie before breaking down my favorite micro-moments during Joanna's desperate confession to her psychiatrist in the third act. Plus: some strong feelings on the 1978 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," including a total spoiler of the infamous ending.

    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

nkochanov ,

Nuance with a capital N

Colin has found the perfect marriage of niche references and reverence that we have been looking for with this podcast. I continue to be impressed with his careful choosing of subject matter and the consistency in the quality of his content week after week. Brava!

saxman481 ,

Perfection

To alter a line from 1981’s The Fan: 🎼 A remarkable podcast 🎶 ten and a half out of ten 🎵

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So nuanced

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