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

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.

Issue #20–Cocktail Parties, Extra Cookies and Fish Eyes

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The snow is melting, True Believers, and we’re doing another podcast before we take a week off.  Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) start as always with the news: Walking Dead spinoff gets more than a pick-up, while the Fish is thrown out and the CW DC Universe hunts for some new heroes.  They then discuss Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, and The Walking Dead.  This week’s Things That They Found Interesting were both tied to cults.  They end with the Americans Minute where they aren’t grossed out as much as skived out.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

News (0:58)  Walking Dead spins off for at least 2 seasons, Fish swims away after one; the DC television universe expands its hero roster.

Gotham (14:04) “Everyone’s Cobblepot”

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (33:22) “Aftershocks”

The Walking Dead (48:00) “Forget”

That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:01:29) Kimmy leaves a cult just not Joe Carroll’s.

The American Minute (1:08:21)  Water, water everywhere.

Issue #18–The Joker’s Wild but You Should Really Watch Agent Carter

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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.

Episode Breakdown:

Intro

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.

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