Issue #30–iZombie Takes a Bow

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Summer is here, True Believers and Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are discussing the final episodes of the first season of iZombie.  First though, they get their news on with some work for Jon Berenthal, a name change for Jessica Jones, a look at the Duh File and some possible Flash spoilers for season 2.  After the iZombie talk, they rank all seven comic book shows they watched this season, with little guesswork about both their least and most favorite of the shows.  They then begin their summer dive into the first season of The X-Files.  They wrap it up, as always, with the Things They Found Interesting this week, which was just excuse to look at their summer viewing schedules.

Intro

News (2:14)

iZombie (11:56)

Ranking of the Seven Comic Book Shows This Season (24:05)

The X-Files–pilot episode (35:23)

That Thing They Found Interesting (1:06:35)

Issue #28–Season Finale of Flash and an iZombie Catch-Up

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We’ve had a major malfunction, True Believers.  Computers crashed mid-recording, but we were able to save a bit of what we were planning to do.  What you’ll hear is Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) discussing the trailer for the new CW show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, as well as the last several episodes of The Flash and iZombie.   What you’re missing is their picks for the best and worst of the new trailers that came out of recent broadcast upfronts.  Maybe, they’ll cover those on the next podcast.

Issue #27–Season Finales of Gotham, SHIELD and Arrow

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We’re nearing the end of the TV season and three of our regular shows have run their finales.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are only discussing  Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, and Arrow this week.   But first they tackle the upfront news from 4 of the 5 broadcast networks, including renewals, cancellations and new comic book shows.  This week’s Things That They Found Interesting looks a tiny bit at one of the new showsfor next fall and the universe changing in the worlds of the floppies.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

The News (1:01)  Upfront mania with Comic Book TV news from ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC and a little TNT.

Gotham (32:45)

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (47:16)

Arrow (1:24:00)

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:41:15) The Convergence of the Secret Muppet Wars.

Issue #26–SHIELD Proves Its MCU Worth While the DCU Shows Shine

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Even after taking a week off, there was no news this week, True Believers; not because there wasn’t anything to discuss, but because we had a technical difficulty.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) jump right into the shows including hot takes on recent episodes of  Gotham, The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, and Arrow.   They wrap up their Americans Minute with a lot of frustrated sighs.  This week’s Things That They Found Interesting looks a tiny bit at the upcoming upfronts and one of TV’s best underrated comedies.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

Gotham (1:53)The Flash (9:53)

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (17:25)

iZombie (35:35)

Arrow (44:06)

The American Minute (56:01)

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:02:10) The Undateable Upfronts

One Shot: Avengers Age of Ultron

It’s time for our first One Shot, True Believers.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) devote this special issue to the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe offering, The Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  They talk about what they love about the movie and what they wish had been a little different.  There is much praise heaped on Jeremy Renner and Hawkeye and much confusion about some of those fight scenes.  And because they can’t give up their regular beat, they break down what the movie might mean for the ABC show, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Issue #25–Gotham Returns While Hell’s Kitchen Burns

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Yes, this is late.  Super late.  No excuses, True Believers.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) kick off with some news including some interesting castin that may effect a second season of Agent Carter and the return of NBC’s cancelled series RevolutionGotham, The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and Daredevil more than fill the review section. This week’s Things That They Found Interesting says a justifiable cheers to a parting and a long gone series..  They end with a eulogy (?) for Martha in the Americans Minute.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:55) Dominic Cooper and Elizabeth Perkins join AMC’s Preacher.  NBC’s revolution bucks everything that the series stood for by continuing on in a digital comic book.

Gotham (4:29) “Beasts of Prey”

The Flash (18:36)  “All Star Team-Up”

iZombie (27:25) “Flight of the Living Dead”

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (32:46) “Melinda”

Arrow (49:46) “Nanda Parbat”

Daredevil (1:03:05) Spoilertalk on the first eight episodes with some thoughts on the ending.

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:32:48) Cheers to Justified.

The American Minute (1:40:30)  The horrifying power of wig removal.

Issue #24–Welcome to Netlfix, Daredevil

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Quieter week for comic books on TV, True Believers.  Only iZombie and Agents of SHIELD had new episodes, but Neflix unleashed Daredevil.  But first, Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) discuss a little news:  ABC wants more SHIELD and the X-men want more Olivia Munn.  After their reviews, they launch into this week’s Things That They Found Interesting shows that they were either ready to give up or surprised by the quality.  They end with the Tom and Jerry version of the Americans Minute.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (1:02)  SHIELD is spinning off–maybe; Psylocke gets yet another new face.

iZombie (11:41) “Liv and Let Clive”Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (20:59) “One Door Closes”

Daredevil (36:04) Spoiler-ish talk on the first three episodes with a little bit about the next two.

That Thing That We Found Interesting (53:44) Once Upon a Corden.

The American Minute (58:45)  Cat and Mouse and Mouse and Mouse.

Issue #23–4 Out of 4 Ain’t Bad

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Great week for comic books on TV, True Believers.  But first, Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) lead with the news:  Luke Cage finds a show runner and Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter are going to get some screen time.  They then discuss The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD and Arrow.  This week’s Things That They Found Interesting include unheralded shows on MTV and CBS.  They end with the Americans Minute where something happens that they weren’t expecting–go figure.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (1:23)  Coker gets a job and the Flash-Arrow spinoff gets even bigger.

The Flash (11:21) “Tricksters”

iZombie (19:46) “The Exterminator”

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (26:22) “One Door Closes”

Arrow (36:49) “Public Enemy”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:08:35) Not-so-Guilty Pleasures.

The American Minute (1:18:44)  Paige knows.

Issue #22–Goodbye, Walking Dead

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It’s April, True Believers, and but we’re not fooling about the podcast.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) start as always with the news: Walking Dead spinoff gets a name, while Masi Oka and Daniel Cerone wish to work more.  They then discuss The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and The Walking Dead.  The truth is out there and we won’t be taking any sky in this week’s Things That They Found Interesting.  They end with the Americans Minute where they wonder why Keri Russell doesn’t have an Emmy.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (1:23)  Walking Dead spins off for at least 2 seasons, Fish swims away after one; the DC television universe expands its hero roster.

The Flash (11:21) “Rogue Time”

iZombie (19:46) “Brother, Can You Spare a Brain”

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (26:22) “Love in the Time of Hydra”

Arrow (36:49) “Suicidal Tendencies”

The Walking Dead (44:38) “Conquer”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:08:35) You can take my land but you’ll never take the truth.

The American Minute (1:18:44)  Parallel structure in overdrive.