It’s been a great year for television, or serialized storytelling, or streaming content, or whatever you want to call the stuff you watch on your screens at home. The delivery systems have multiplied and the shows are often amazing. It’s a LOT. Ronald, Steve, and John take a closer look at some favorites from 2019.
The guys take a look at the current state of Star Wars in light of the recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a sprawling film that caps the sequel trilogy and marks the end of the first phase of the saga’s existence under the Disney banner. It’s frankly a lot to parse, so we’re sending out a distress signal to all neighboring planetary systems. If you could find it in your heart to arrive at the last second with reinforcements, saying “yahoo” in a joyous manner, that would be great. (Bonus: The first half hour is remarkably spoiler-free.)
Steve, Ronald, and John look back at the show's weirdest year, taking time to celebrate the high points—and complain about the low points—of being a pop culture addict in 2019. (Warning: Contains spoilers for the first ten minutes of Terminator: Dark Fate.)
With the arrival of potential Netflix-killers Disney+ and Apple TV+, and with HBO Max just around the corner, the streaming wars are about to get ugly, so thank goodness Ronald, Steve, and John are around to sort through it on your behalf. Who has the best content? The best delivery system? The best price point? And most urgently, what’s that New Kids on the Block song that John likes? Questions are answered.
Steve, Ronald, and John take on a good old-fashioned episode topic: Their favorite robots from cinema history. John also catches up on a classic genre film that has eluded his grasp until now. You’ve been programmed to listen to this podcast and also NOT to kill any humans. Please don’t get those instructions mixed up!
It's been a minute but Ronald, Steve, and John haven't forsaken you. In this episode the guys reconvene in John's still-unfinished basement to engage in face-to-face conversation about the recently released trailers for some big upcoming movies. The whole thing is speculative af. Try it! You'll like it.
Now that the ashes have settled on the series finale, it's time for Ronald, Steve, and John to offer some parting thoughts on HBO's "Game of Thrones," including some favorite character arcs, the difficulty of tying up such a giant story, and the cultural impact of this landmark show.
After years of hype and preparation, and with the help of the many A-list creatives hired by the MCU, we've finally arrived at the pivotal moment of discovery, when the world will find out... who won the Movie Schmovie Avengers Ice Cream Wager? Ronald, Steve and John reveal all as they discuss Avengers: Endgame. As a bonus, we also follow-up on last week's intense episode of Game of Thrones.