Amanda’s ongoing Captain America feels open up a sore spot for Matt, and the whole gang weighs in on how grown adults should act in Disney World. Since we’re keeping score on recs now, the whole gang tries to pad their numbers. Dak’s recs lead us down an Instagram rabbit hole, and leave Amanda clutching her pearls, while Jesse’s leave her speechless. Stranger Things Season 3 gives us untold delight, and has us all speculating on where we go from here. We can’t agree on Hopper’s story but one thing is sure: he’s is the hero we need, and deserve.
Comparing the dulcet tones of the Bawlmer and Philly accents leads the gang into wishing for the days before the YouTube algorithm. Matt’s got an idea for a new segment, so we revisit some old recs and start keeping score. We spend far too long sorting out Skarsgards and Sarsgaards. Dak ticks off a whole new demographic. We’ve all seen Spider-Man: Far from Home, and our reactions run the gamut: Dak is both worried and excited for the future, but Amanda sees a lot to love. Jesse doesn’t want to be the Comic Book Guy, but finds himself fact-checking anyway. Is this the Endgame hangover or an entry point to a whole new MCU? We wrap up by digging into Aziz Ansari’s comeback attempt. Can you have an apology tour without an apology?
The internet goes looking for someone to root for, and finds that Keanu has been here all along. Amanda and Dak refuse to talk about Dark Phoenix. Matt saw a movie! In the theater! And liked it! Jesse is not impressed by money; he’s here for the art. And the weird sex. Amanda loves on Sam Worthington, but loses the guys by bringing up the Scottish Play. Dak is working on The Office and wonders what it says about humanity in general. Good Omens is a good time. We weigh in on this year’s Best Picture noms five months later, and try to figure out why Eddie Murphy is doing anything at all.
Matt gets existential and Dak gives his own review of the BPS before we dive in on Toy Story 4. If you’re avoiding spoilers, pick us up at the 25 minute mark, where we try to figure out what Tom Hanks has been up to. We’re working on filling the Game of Thrones void, so Jesse is recommending weird movies Amanda talks the guys into checking out Mrs. Maisel, and Dak gets euphoric on Euphoria. Jesse reflects on kids today and the value a misspent youth. Matt gets hooked in by the aliens and Dak is worried we’re falling behind, so stay tuned for a conspiracy intervention on a future Very Special Episode.
We’ve all been watching dark, murder-y television lately, if our recs are anything to go by. Amanda is digging serial killers, Dak is hot on assassins, and Matt is doing time for murder. Jesse has an addition to the Hack Watch List. Amanda and Matt find some common ground at Downton Abbey. Dak gets critical on John Wick, and sings the praises of Booksmart. Amanda abuses the recommendation system to get in a few extra and dodges Jesse’s inappropriate asides while fighting Matt’s hot takes on lady friendship movies and Dak’s attempts to reign her in.
The gang reflects on eight seasons of prestige TV and the conclusion of Game of Thrones. Dak dips a toe in the shallow end, and Amanda and Matt are ready to dive in to the deep end, getting out all of their GoT reactions and feels. Amanda reflects on the history of elected monarchies, dream sequences, sacrifices, and lazy story-telling. Matt explores the extra stabby-ness of the season, why he could have used even more, Euron Greyjoy’s lameness, and challenges Bran’s credentials. Dak celebrates the greatest gifts of GoT: Peter Dinklage and a legacy of great television. Jesse is still looking for HBO. Could someone check on Gilly for him?
We’re going off teleprompter for 45, in a weird stream of consciousness rant of mispronounced names, disconnected thoughts, braggadocio and offensive comments. We bounce from a round of recommendations to a few of our latest indulgences. Dak has been revisiting his childhood with Cobra Kai, the guys plan a big birthday for Amanda, Matt goes whale hunting. Amanda wants to apologize to an entire audience, and owes an apology to Jesse and Iggy Pop. Jesse ranks Chris Hemsworths and Amanda ranks jawlines. We hit on bad dates, first concerts, sexual harassment, and what we’re looking forward to this summer. Many people are calling it our best episode yet. Fake News!
We're assembling the squad to work through all our Endgame reactions: what made us cheer and what will keep us up at night, what we loved and what just didn't work. Can Jesse unravel the timeline? Will Disney break Matt's heart again? Did any of Dak's theories pan out? Someone pass Amanda the tissues, we're in the endgame now. Here be spoilers.
The BPS gets political, finally taking a stand on . . . gerrymandering? Matt goes up Schitt’s Creek with his love for Catherine O’Hara. We weigh the pros and cons of bingeing the MCU for profit and fame, and how Iron Man 3 stands the test of time. But before we get to Endgame, we get to know the newest hero in the MCU family. Jesse renews his stake in the Skrulls, Dak doesn’t dig on a young Nick Fury, but Matt is feeling that 90s vibe. The guys give Amanda free reign to get all of her Captain Marvel feels out and boy are there a lot feels. We get our Endgame anxieties out in the open. All of this, plus Jesse’s psychedelic folk guitar pick of the month.
We’re dishing on the latest flood of amazing trailers, and why we’re looking forward to a summer of great movies, and not. Amanda is hate-loving and love-hating on Quentin Tarantino, again. We lament the loss of Luke Perry. Matt wonders if Hellboy can satisfy while the rest of the gang gets excited for Shazam!. Jesse gets wrapped up in his Sandra Bullock and Winona Ryder daydreams, while Amanda’s waxing poetic on sandwiches. Matt plans on getting his yearly cry in with Toy Story. Dak finds his own doppelganger while watching Us, and wonders if he’s actually been a horror fan all along.