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Punch Drunk TV 113: American Horror Story: Kathy Bates Robocop

In this week's episode of Punch Drunk TV, we stuff our faces with rolled-up meats while asking the important questions, like: Which John Leguizamo is the best John Leguizamo? Is it the clown from "Spawn" or Benny Blanco From the Bronx? Choose wisely... NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: "Game of Thrones'" final season will premiere in April of 2019.Stan Lee died on November 12 at the age of 95."The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" will release a special holiday episode to Netflix, titled, "A...


Punch Drunk TV 112: Die Rick Grimes Die!

Has it been two weeks or three weeks since we last recorded? Jack and Aaron disagree on these numbers (it's been two weeks, but whatever). Still, it doesn't really matter because we are back! Jack is back from Japan, Aaron has left his couch, there's a bunch of interesting TV news worth discussing, Rick Grimes didn't die, and somehow witches are once again all the rage! NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: After Sunday's episode aired, AMC released the news that three "Walking Dead" TV movies are in...


Punch Drunk TV 111: Hill Houses Be Haunting

Being that we're smack-dab in the middle of October, you best believe there is a "fuck-ton," as Jack likes to say, of horror goodies available to peruse on the small screen. And more are coming. Not only do we end up highlighting some of those items to look forward to, but we also go almost three hours in this episode -- because Jack's going to Japan for Halloween leaving me in my baby poop bunker just 'a shaking my fist. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: In its second episode of Season 9, "The...


Punch Drunk TV 110: Better Call Saul Better Win Big

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: The Walking Deadhad its lowest ever ratings for a season premiere on Sunday with Season 9's premiere bringing in 6.08 million viewers. That's a 50% drop compared to Season 8's premiere.The debut of Jodie Whittaker as the newDoctor Whodrew 1.37 million viewerswhich was a 48% increase in viewership of the series. In the UK, the BBC simulcast brought in 8.2 million viewers, beating the first episodes of both Matt Smith's and Peter Capaldi's runs as the Doctor.Damon...


Punch Drunk 109: American Horror Story: Dumbpocalypse

After a longer-than-normal hiatus, we have returned. And Aaron is now a father. Lacking sleep, but not alcohol, we catch you up on the weeks you've missed and then dive back into TV's craziness. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Norman Reedus says he never wants to leave "The Walking Dead."James Wan and New Line Cinema have teamed with Warner Bros. digital content creator Stage 13 for "Night Vision," a unique competition horror reality series. For the series, 13 filmmakers will be chosen by a...


Punch Drunk TV 108: Ozark in the Dark

Aaron here. I'll just cut to the chase: my baby is coming any day now. That said, Jack and I recorded this new episode a bit early in the week. As I type this, it's almost midnight on Wednesday and I'm prepping to schedule this to post on its own. Because who knows where I'll be!? Breakfast Pruner is almost here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: "Dark Tourist" is being investigated by Japan's Reconstruction Agency and Fukushima Prefectural Government. Henry Cavill will star in Netflix's new...


Punch Drunk TV 107: Lethal Weapon Gets Riggs'd

Did you want a three-hour episode? Well, your wish has been granted. Maybe it's due to Jack's fluid work schedule. Maybe it's because Aaron's unsure if his baby will be born before next Friday. At any rate, we hope you enjoy Episode 107. Who knows when Episode 108 will happen?!? NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: "The Walking Dead" has cast Ryan Hurst, better known as Opie from "Sons of Anarchy," to play Beta, one of the new villains in Season 9.Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott are reprising...


Punch Drunk TV 106: Power Rangers: Stranger Danger

After a few weeks of exploring the netherworld, where we battled three-headed Trump-beasts and drank from the fountains of Cola Mountain, Jack and I have finally returned to bellow our opinions into the TV chasm. Didja miss us? In all seriousness, Jack started a new job at CryptTV and was in heavy production mode which had us go dark for a time. I can only assume that'll be happening more frequently as Baby Pruner touches down. But until then ... NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: CNN is doing a...


Punch Drunk TV 105: Castle Rock, Castle Roll

Welcome back, Clinkers. We took a bit of a hiatus after San Diego Comic-Con. Basically, things have been a bit busy over here in Punch Drunk world. Jack got a new job at CryptTV. Aaron's been buried in his school-work and the current Television Critics Association Summer Tour. But finally, we're back. And we missed you. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: The final season of "Parts Unknown" will premiere to CNN in the fall. AMC has completed its investigation against Chris Hardwick and is letting...


Punch Drunk TV 104: Somebody Feed Phil with Emmy Noms at Comic-Con

We have officially begun counting down till San Diego Comic-Con! So, of course, that means Aaron and Jack spend a good portion of the episode talking about the TV goodies (or lack there-of) happening next week. The Emmy nominations were also announced this week, so we not only try to figure out who will win in this insane race but dig through some of the snubs (ie: No Twin Peaks or Last Man on Earth!) For shame! NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage scored his seventh...


Punch Drunk TV 103: Luke Cage Takes a Walk

We're back after a week off and boy has summer TV really taken root! From bad reality shows to even worse reality shows, we sure do have our work cut out for us! NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Yvette Nicole Brown will replace Chris Hardwick at Comic-Con as the moderator for "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead "panelsClive Barker is rebooting "Nightbreed" as a TV series for SYFY.Jordan Peele is developing a Sci-Fi anthology series titled "Weird City" for YouTube.Co-created and written...


Punch Drunk TV 102: Gordon Ramsay Goes to Hell

Another week, another set of bombshells to discuss. We do our best to talk about this Chris Hardwick scandal, but truth be told, we're both a bit too close to the drama to come at this story with unbiased clear eyes. Still, we do our best to not only explore both sides of the story, but also our own dealings with harassment allegations over the years and how they relate here. Aaron's best friend is dealing with a lot in Hawaii, due to the lava flow which wiped out his entire property....


Punch Drunk TV 101: Anthony Bourdain

Welcome to Episode 101 of Punch Drunk TV. We wish we started the show off on a lighter note, but due to the unfortunate death of Anthony Bourdain, we do their best to unpack our own emotions regarding the man's legacy and impact on the world, while also recalling some low points in our lives that led to some self-destructive actions. Mental illness, suicide, and the way the media and social media impacts these things are all touched on ... and then 50 minutes in, the show gets into its...


Punch Drunk TV 100: Strike a Pose

It's Episode 100! We've done this whole celebration thing once before, back when we were that other podcast on that other website that doesn't even exist anymore. But anyway ... we're having tacos to celebrate! You guys, there are so many new good shows this week! How did this happen? It's not even the summer yet. Holy moly! NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: After the end of Season 9, Andrew Lincoln will officially be leaving "The Walking Dead." Lauren Cohan will also be leaving the series...


Punch Drunk TV Ep. 99: Never Binge The Handmaid's Tale

It's our 99th episode! To celebrate coming in shy of the big hundred, Jack and Aaron brought their wives along for a very special episode. Here, we discuss our "couple shows" and how our significant others affect the shows we watch. We recorded this one a bit early this week (on Memorial Day, to be specific), which means there's no talk of the "Roseanne" fiasco that went down on Tuesday. Who needs more "Roseanne" talk, anyway. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: New Episodes of "Queer Eye" is...


Punch Drunk TV 98: Who'll Watch The Watchmen?

It's that time again. Episode 98 of Punch Drunk TV is here and we start off with an apology from Aaron who clarifies his stance on the legality and morality of raping and murdering robots in Westworld. Because, for some reason, last week he just couldn't communicate his argument properly. Also, the whiskey ... it be strong. It's Memorial Day Weekend, what are you all doing? Besides listening to this new episode, of course...? NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Damon Lindelof says his "Watchmen"...


Punch Drunk TV Ep. 97: Stiffler Weapon

We're now at that weird time between show seasons. With Summer shows around the corner and most shows coming to an end, what sorta batshit crazy things are we going to be watching over the next month? That is the question. In the meantime, The Network UpFronts are done and it seems that the Red Wedding has come to Fox. The network almost killed all of their comedies. But at least Stiffler is coming to "Lethal Weapon" ... right? NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Clayne Crawford has been replaced...


Punch Drunk TV Ep. 96: Adult Swim's Rick and Morty Fake-out

Aaron here, I'm back from Budapest and I have stories. Also, Jack and I watched enough shows to talk for two hours ... which was something I was really concerned about. I'm typing this as Jack is ordering Jet Blue pizza. It's 12:30 am. What is life? NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Clayne Crawford has been fired from "Lethal Weapon."Fox has canceled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Last Man on Earth."Netflix has ordered six more episodes of "Somebody Feed Phil." The new episodes find Phil in Venice,...


Punch Drunk TV Ep. 95: Westworld is better than Legion

We took a week off and now we're back, a day early! Why? Well, long story short: Aaron's life has been super crazy and he's heading off to Budapest this week for a set visit. Living the high life, or something. Enough small talk, let's get into it. THIS WEEK IN TV HISTORY: April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on televisionMay 2, 1972, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was bornMay 3, 1991, 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to...


Punch Drunk TV Ep. 94: Lost in Space, Found on Netflix

We took a week off but now we're back ... and badder than ever! How is it that after one week of not recording, there seems to be even more TV shows we are behind on? Is it even possible to stay up to date on everything when a new show is constantly premiering? Damn, do you remember how shitty TV entertainment used to be before LOST, Mad Men and Breaking Bad? Well, do you? NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: "The Walking Dead" Season 8 finale brought in 7.9 million viewers — it was the highest...