Welcome back, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are here to talk about form on television, which is a fancy way of saying which is better a self-contained episode or ongoing storytelling. But first, they’ll start as always with a look at the news, which this week is really just the announcement of a new AMC series for Kevin Smith. In the Plot Points Corner, they touch back to the death of Astra on Supergirl, then forage on to Earth 2 on The Flash, Felicity’s papa on Arrow and the bloodbath that is The Walking Dead. Then, it’s forward to the Topic of the Week: how does format affect television watching. They end as always with The Things They Found Interesting, which include Better Call Saul and Downton Abbey.
We’re a tad late, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) ran into a touch of “technical difficulties”, so our podcast is a bit shorter this week. First, they’ll start as always with a look at the news,which had a touch of Riverdale casting. The Plot Points Corner is what took the hit, and is–alas–forever lost to us, but they’ll catch up next week. The topic for the week was lying: who does, why do they do it and what does it mean. The Things They Found Interesting include Daily Show Runaways and the past lives of our podcast hosts.
We’re shaking it up, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are trying on a new format. First, they’ll start as always with a look at the news; today they re-examine DC not wanting to quit the Titans television show and Grant Gustin appearing on Supergirl. Then they introduce the new Plot Points Corner, where they will look at some of the noteworthy happenings in the comic book TV shows of the past week; this time they look at the death (?) of Hawkman, watch the iZombie women get their groove back and wonder what the hell dark matter is. Next, they introduce a topic of the week, and apply all the comic book TV shows past and present to it; this week’s topic is The Other, the opportunity for an actor to play a dual role and literally meet themselves in a scene. The end as always with The Things They Found Interesting, which include The Muppets and Grease Live!
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.
Ranking of the Seven Comic Book Shows This Season (24:05)
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.
The News (1:01) Upfront mania with Comic Book TV news from ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC and a little TNT.
Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (47:16)
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:41:15) The Convergence of the Secret Muppet Wars.
Constantine may be gone, True Believers, but the podcast isn’t. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) start as always with the news: Kara Zor-El gets more cast mates, as does Jessica Jones; Jim Starlin signs a new productions deal for Dreadstar; and Baymax meets Oscar. They then discuss Gotham, The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow, and The Walking Dead. This week’s Things That They Found Interesting were both TV and other media related. They end with the Americans Minute where they aren’t grossed out as much as skived out.
News (0:58) Benanti and Flockhart take flight; Starlin sets his sites on bigger formats; Big Winner Six.
Gotham (14:04) “The Blind Fortune Teller”
The Flash (27:38) “Fall Out”
Agent Carter (33:22) “Snafu”
Arrow (42:44) “The Return”
The Walking Dead (48:00) “The Distance”
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:01:29) Follow Shows and Empire
The American Minute (1:08:21) Phillip hangs around the playground.
The podcast buds a fond farewell to Constantine, True Believers. But first, Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) take a pass at the news: Mockingbird gets a promotion while a Soprano joins the enemy; Kirkman’s Outcast is accepted at Cinemax, Spidey gets a new/old boss, and Gale Ann Hurd rocks the boys fragile little minds. They then discuss Gotham, The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow, the season (or is it series finale) of Constantine and The Walking Dead. This week’s Things That They Found Interesting were live from Brooklyn it’s Saturday nine-nine. They end with the Americans Minute where they ponder the intimacy of basement dental work.
News (0:59) Palicki goes regular while de Matteo hooks up with Cal on Agents of SHIELD; Outcast gets picked up; Marvel gets some control over Spider-Man; Gale Ann Hurd shops her new zombie series publicly.
Gotham (13:48) “The Scarecrow”
The Flash (23:47) “The Nuclear Man”
Agent Carter (34:39) “A Sin to Err”
Arrow (38:52) “Canaries”
Constantine (51:15) “Waiting for the Man”
The Walking Dead (57:19) “Them”
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:11:40) 40 Years of SNL and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The American Minute (1:18:10) Slow Car Chases and Dentistry with Loved Ones
The podcast is late again, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) start off looking at the news: two of comic books oldest characters get new faces, and we get to see the first Fantastic Four teaser. They then discuss Gotham, The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow and Constantine. The Things That They Found Interesting include some of the great things NBC has broadcast to us in the last 20 years. They end with their first The Americans Minute where they go on and on and on about how great the show is.
News (0:55) Mechad Brooks applies for a press pass and Rachel Taylor gets some claws.
The Fantastic Four Trailer (6:08)
Gotham (13:49) “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”
The Flash (20:521) “The Sound and The Fury”
Agent Carter (30:57) “The Blitzkrieg Button”
Arrow (42:44) “Midnight City”
Constantine (56:43) “The Whole World Out There”
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:05:54) Friends and Parenthood
The American Minute (1:15:14) Okay, more like The Americans 12 Minutes
The podcast is back, True Believers, and quickly, too. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) start off looking at the news: Supergirl gets a face as does The Purple Man; Fox wants their XTV; Tyrese wants a job; Stannis moves on Gotham. They then discuss Gotham, the mid-season premieres of Flash and Arrow, and then the latest Constantine. The Things That They Found Interesting include more USA comedies and all things Gillian Anderson.
News (0:54) Melissa Benoist, David Tennant and Colm Feore get cast; Tyrese only wants to be. FOX plans on staying in the X-Men business
Gotham (19:37) “What the Little Bird Told Him”
The Flash (32:41) “The Revenge of the Rogues”
Arrow (41:06) “Left Behind”
Constantine (50:14) “Quid Pro Quo”
That Thing That We Found Interesting (59:54) Sirens and The X-Files and The Fall