Show Notes for Episode 331, “Green Around the Gills”


  • Intro / Banter (00:00 – 16:42)
  • Main Topic NON-SPOILERS (16:42 – 35:38)
  • Main Topic SPOILERS (35:38 – 1:45:15)
  • Outro / Next Week (1:45:15 – 1:48:15)



  1. “‘The Shape of Water’ Has Been Accused of Plagiarism Again” by Germain Lussier, iO9
  2. “Why ‘The Shape of Water’ is the most relevant film of the year” by Nicholas Barber,
  3. “The Genre-Fluid Fantasy of ‘The Shape of Water'” by Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
  4. “Smells Like Fish Sticks: This ‘Shape of Water’ Drama Is Heating Up” by Aimee Lutkin, Jezebel
  5. “The Shape of Water” Review by Sheila O’Malley,
  6. “Strong color pallette brings a long-held vision of ‘Shape of Water’ to life” by Ramin Zahed, Los Angeles Times
  7. “How visual effects studio Mr. X helped create ‘The Shape of Water’ and its lovable merman” by Anthony Ha, Techcrunch
  8. “From ‘Buffy’ to ‘The Shape of Water’: The Career of Doug Jones, Our Favorite Eerie Tall Guy” by Roxana Hadadi, Pajiba
  9. “Guillermo del Toro Explains How The Shape of Water Is About ‘The Beauty of the Other’” by Scott Huver, Vulture
  10. “Guillermo del Toro on Why the Masturbation Scene in ‘The Shape of Water’ Is so Vital: Awards Season Spotlight Profile” by Jude Dry, IndieWire
  11. “Guillermo del Toro: ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Almost Kept Me from Pitching ‘The Shape of Water’ Star Sally Hawkins” by Jenna Marotta, IndieWire
  12. “Sally Hawkins & Octavia Spencer on How ‘Shape of Water’ Is a Love Letter to Old Hollywood” by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub, Collider
  13. “’The Shape of Water’: Sally Hawkins on the Art of Romancing a Fish-Man” by Alex Suskind, Rolling Stone
  14. “From ‘Shape of Water’ to Silver Surfer: How Doug Jones Created His Creatures” by Gina McIntyre, Rolling Stone
  15. “‘The Shape of Water’ Novel Does Much, Much More Than Adapt the Movie” by Germain Lussier, iO9
  16. “Michael Shannon explains how his name became a slang term on the Shape of Water shoot” by Tasha Robinson, The Verge
  17. “What is the meaning of the color green in The Shape of Water?”, Stack Exchange
  18. “‘The Shape Of Water’ Composer Alexandre Desplat On The Sounds Of Love & Water” by Matt Grobar, Deadline
  19. The Shape of Water: How Guillermo del Toro Designed His Latest Monster” by Joseph Bien-Kahn, Wired
  20. “Explaining the end of THE SHAPE OF WATER, the origins of Elisa, the similarities to PAN’S LABYRINTH, and whether or not Elisa actually died” by Chris Lambert, Film Colossus
  21. “Is MoviePass Here to Stay?” by David Sims, The Atlantic


  1. “You’ll Never Know (feat. Renee Fleming)” by Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water (2017)
  2. “Gone Fishin’” by Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby (1951)