48 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, 78 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 48: The North Avenue Character Actresses (w/ Craig Filar)

    Episode 48: The North Avenue Character Actresses (w/ Craig Filar)

    The North Avenue Irregulars is an admittedly obscure 1979 Disney family film, and an unlikely source of nuance. But not only is the movie teeming with double entendre and a delightfully 70's color palette, it's filled to the brim with wackadoo set pieces featuring pitch-perfect comedic actressing from like Cloris Leachman, Kim Valentine, Virginia Capers, the infamous Patsy Kelly, and patron saint of the podcast herself, Barbara Harris, as a ragtag group of church ladies banding together to bring down organized crime in their town. I'm joined this week by Craig Filar, a longtime listener who is responsible for bringing this movie and Barbara Harris into my life.

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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 47: A Tearful Goodbye to Schitt's Creek (w/ Nick Kochanov!)

    Episode 47: A Tearful Goodbye to Schitt's Creek (w/ Nick Kochanov!)

    Canadian cult favorite "Schitt's Creek" went out on a high--not only with a satisfying final season but a post-series documentary/love letter "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards." (I spend the whole episode calling it "Best Wishes, Warm Regards," I know.) My Best Supporting Podcast co-host Nick Kochanov joins me this week to queen out on the most emotional moments, from the filming of Ted and Alexis's final dinner to The Letter from the moms to the heartbreaking Sarah Levy. We discuss the ways in which we both identify with David on an emotional level, our appreciation of the appreciation of Moira Rose as a gay icon and the sheer Canadianness of it all.

    Follow Nick on Twitter/Instagram:
    Nick: @NickKochanov
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    Get in touch with me!
    Email: inthedetailspod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @colindrucker
    Instagram: @colindrucker_

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 46: Channeling My Inner Brenda Vaccaro

    Episode 46: Channeling My Inner Brenda Vaccaro

    Strange times call for strange content! This week I'm queening out on some recent favorite nuances that have found their way into my life in lockdown. From a perplexing Sylvia Miles in "Midnight Cowboy" to some really wackadoo Italian horror movie soundtracks to Best Supporting Actress winner compilations on YouTube, this is an odd sampling of what's keeping me sane these days. (And that includes Brenda Vaccaro.)

    BSA Playlist: https://youtu.be/qOBkVJYbRnQ

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

    • 34 min
    Episode 45: I Am Trapped in Small, Private Elevator!

    Episode 45: I Am Trapped in Small, Private Elevator!

    I'm certainly empathetic to poor Mrs. Hilyard in 1964's sweaty, sleazy "Lady in a Cage"--trapped like a caged animal while the world outside seems to go mad. This week I queen out on some of my favorite acting choices from star Olivia DeHavilland, who sinks her teeth into one of the better "mature lady in peril" roles of the 60's and 70's. Plus: a swarthy James Caan, a blousy Ann Sothern and an overly-ambitious indictment of society at large. In these strange times, it's somehow exactly what I needed.

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

    • 35 min
    Episode 44: Debbie Does Bayonne (w/ Leanne Kubicz)

    Episode 44: Debbie Does Bayonne (w/ Leanne Kubicz)

    Hysterical Blindness is a lesser-known HBO original movie from 2002, directed by Mira Nair and featuring a Golden Globe winning performance by Uma Thurman as the occasionally delusional Debbie Miller, looking for love in all the wrong dive bars. From the pitch-perfect depiction of 1987 Bayonne to the prestige casting of Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara to the quintessential Best Supporting Actress work from Juliette Lewis, this is an unsung gem of a movie. Leanne Kubicz joins me again to celebrate both our shared Jersey roots and our shared love for this movie.

    Follow Leanne at @lianemarieK!

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

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 43: On My Bobby Baby 35th Birthday

    Episode 43: On My Bobby Baby 35th Birthday

    Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical "Company" snuck up on me at the perfect time in my life. In the months before I turned 35, I discovered (a)musical theatre I genuinely liked and (b)a deep understanding and appreciation of the central character of Bobby. And not for nothing, the music is full of nuances, from the over the top opening number to Beth Howland's breathless vocal acrobatics to the best supporting actress that is Elaine Stritch to the honky 70's-ness of it all. This week, we're diving into some of my favorite moments.

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

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

FNP ABCDE ,

Terrific

Surprisingly insightful and entertaining commentary on one of TV’s greatest comedies, The Comeback. Keep them coming!

TMcG87 ,

Such important work

This podcast is SO MUCH MORE than a deep-dive into Lisa Kudrow's incredible subtext. I can't say enough good things. Colin has somehow validated the socially-isolating interest I had with Supporting Actresses as a gay preteen. And I need to feel that I am being heard.

Lincoln97 ,

SO GREAT

I’ve really enjoyed Alright Mary but was resistant to In the Details because of the only-one-man-talking-format. I didn’t see how even someone as interesting and smart as Colin Drucker could sustain interest in a 30 minute monologue. Boy was I wrong. Now this handsome middle aged woman would run full speed knocking over barricades to hear a new episode of In the Details.
And please Mr. Drucker, take your Brenda Vaccaro screaming Lypsinka performance on the road.

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