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!
Comic Book TV is back in force, True Believers, and Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) work their way through the 6 shows that aired last week. First they look at a little casting news and the Million Mom boycott on Lucifer, which is really just an excuse to allow John to talk about the pilot of the new FOX show. Then they do deep-ish dives into The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, where they will make foolish predictions about just who is in that grave. The Things They Found Interesting include looking at what happens when your show loses its title character and at some old school TV.
Volume 2 of the Changing Panels Podcast continues apace, True Believers, as Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) take a time out to talk about their favorite comedies from 2015. They’re each talking about their top 10, and there is only one show that is on both lists. So truly, a little something for everyone. Over the course of the podcast they will talk about Black-ish, Big Bang Theory, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn 99, Catastrophe, Community, Galavant, Getting On, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Review, Silicon Valley, Sirens, South Park, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Undateable, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Veep, and You’re the Worst.
Volume 2 of the Changing Panels Podcast begins anew, True Believers, as Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) their way through the 10 comic book TV shows from this fall. Ten shows means that this is a long one, as they discuss what they thought of the fall episodes of Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, iZombie, Arrow, Heroes Reborn, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead and Jessica Jones. And at no extra charge, they’ll touch on Daredevil. They wrap it up, as always, with the Things They Found Interesting this week, which was just to briefly look at some of their favorite shows this fall.
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
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.
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.