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.
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.
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!!
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.