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 #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 #17–Constantine Casts its Last Spell? Hmnh

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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.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

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

Issue #15–Gotham and Agent Carter Are Aces

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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.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

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

Issue #14–DC Shows Are Admirably Fine

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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.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

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

Issue #13–Agent Carter and Constantine Enchant Again

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Yes, True Believers,we’ve drunk the Constantine Kool-Aid again.  But before they get to that, Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) discuss more of the news and renewals coming out of the the Television Critics Association winter tour.  This includes Gotham‘s renewal and interviews with Stephen Amell and Tom Cavanagh.  In casting news, Chuck finds a new job, young Dexter becomes the young Trickster and Mama Smoak is booking a return trip to Starling City.  They then discuss Agent Carter and the mid-season premiere of Constantine.  The Things That They Found Interesting include pasty, Alabama soul musicians and dating turmoils in 20th and 21st centuries.  And while that should be enough for any show they talk about FX’s The Americans for 6 minutes and ABC’s Galavant for 10.  Because you should.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:49)  Batman Jim Gordon will continue to prowl for at least another year.  Zach Levi leaves Nerd HQ for more super pastures; some kid we don’t know plays a trick; Charlotte Ross returns.  John calls BS on both Ollie not using the Lazarus Pit and Dr. Wells being the only Reverse Flash.

Marvel’s Agent Carter (11:32) “Time and Tide”

Constantine (21:38) “Saint of Last Resorts (Part 2)”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (30:53)  St. Paul and the Broken Heads are more than just Men Seeking Women

Bonus:  The Americans Minute (38:40) Blow out on how great both seasons of the show are.  Both are available on Amazon Prime and the third season starts next week.

Double Bonus:  Galavant (44:13) Because they’re both musical theatre junkies, Nick and John just had to gush on the how for a bit.

Issue #12–Gotham Returns and Agent Carter Premieres

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We’re back, True Believers, just like a few of our shows, thought this issue has taken a lot longer to post than it should have.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) first discuss the news and renewals coming out of the the Television Critics Association winter tour.  This includes Daredevil hitting the streets, iZombie setting its first course, Supergirl definitely taking flight and Vixen going on the prowl.  In casting news, Spartacus creates a storm, Admiral Adama takes up a new SHIELD, and Hector Salamanca makes a deal with the devil, and perhaps Nightwing gets a new face.  They then discuss the mid season premieres of Gotham and Agent Carter plus a bit on the Ant-Man trailer.  They each end by picking a Thing That They Found Interesting, which really is just a way to talk about all the shows they binge watched over the holidays, which included shows from HBO, FX, Cinemax, The CW, ABC, BBC, Amazon and Netflix.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:54)  Everything gets a renewal, and we get some more premiere dates.  Supergirl and Vixen come to the fore, and a bunch of favortie faces take new roles.

Gotham (15:25) “Rogues Gallery”

Marvel’s Agent Carter (33:36) “Pilot” & “Bridge and Tunnel”

Ant-Man Trailer (49:22)

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:05:40)  Let’s binge watch:  Friends, Newsroom, The Americans, Castle, Banshee, The Fall, BoJack Horseman, Mozart in the Jungle, Black Mirror, and The 100.

 

Issue #9

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We’re back with our 9th podcast, True Believers, and we’re saying goodbye to some of our favorite shows for a few weeks.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) first talk a little casting news, then have some Titan talk and then explore the similarities between Krypton and Caprica.  They then discuss the mid season finales of The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and Constantine.  They each end by picking a Thing That They Found Interesting, which explore new girls and librarians.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:54)  Agent May gets and ex and the Beastmaster to lead the Creature Commandos?!?  Dick Grayson wings over to TNT.  Superman’s Pap-Pap lives on a doomed planet but not one to be destroyed by Cylons.  Probably.

The Flash (15:25) “The Man in the Yellow Suit”

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (33:36) “What They Become”

Arrow (49:22) “The Climb”

Constantine (58:24) “The Saint of Last Resorts”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:05:40)  New Girl and The Librarians.

 

Issue #8

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We’re late again, True Believers, but we’re still celebrating #Flarrow in all its glory.  And just in time for our 8th podcast.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) wallow in the news this week after the Thanksgiving drought.  They then discuss last week’s epic crossover of The Flash and Arrow, as well as Agents of Shield and Constantine.  They each end by picking a Thing That They Found Interesting, which touch on new takes on the familiar.  Also, they’re both recovering from illnesses both great and small, so there’s sinus drainage, labored breathing and rampant use of cough buttons.  Enjoy!!

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:54)  Agent Carter conquers more airspace; Deathstroke books a return trip to Starling City; Mark Hamill dons an old familiar costume again; Jessica Jones moves into Apt. 2B perhaps with Lemont Bishop; AMC is gonna let Seth Rogen preach it; Cumberbatch gets a job as does Will Smith; #Flarrow brings record ratings to Arrow.

The Flash and Arrow (24:47) “Flash vs. Arrow” & “The Brave and the Bold”

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (41:17) “…Ye Who Enter Here”

Constantine (54:25) “The Rage of Caliban”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:01:45)  Toy Story:  The Toy that Time Forgot and Christmas programming.