We talk about the hard-to-watch but essential boy-and-his-horse story, Lean on Pete, and think about non-U.S. directors takes on American culture.
Also discussed: Sue Grafton, Y the Last Man, Handmaid's Tale, and Prince's just-released original version of Nothing Compares 2 U.
THERE MAY BE SPOILERS FOR ANYTHING WE TALK ABOUT
This week, we're talking about 2 new TV shows that tackle theater communities, the earnest Rise and the dark Barry. We also share a few favorite examples of pop culture dealing with theater.
Also discussed: Ready Player One, The Tag-Along, Iron Shoes, The Alienist, Bosch
This week we review A Quiet Place and the season 2 premiere of Legion, and we also talk about Unsane, The Trade, Don’t Knock Twice, Dream House, Nashville, Real Housewives New York, Unfriended and the Brisbane band Confidence Man.
We review the fascinating cult documentary Wild Wild Country, the Netflix series about the Rajneesh/Osho takeover of an Oregon town. We also share some our favorite cult-related pop culture, talk about Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, Hop Along and, uggh, the Roseanne reboot.
We review Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, and also talk about the premiere of Drag Race Season 10, a Wrinkle in Time, Santa Clarita Diet, and an amazing country singer, Courtney Marie Andrews.
We review 2 completely different teen movies, Love Simon and Thoroughbreds, and also share our favorite underrated movies about teenagers.
Also discussed: Love Season 3, Camp Midnight, Drag Race All-Stars, Car Seat Headrest, Rise, Camp So and So, Nailed It, The Witch
We delve into our most anticipated pop culture coming this spring, including movies, TV, books & music. Plus trainwrecks!
Other topics: The Arrangement, My Favorite Thing is Monster, Educated, David Bowie Is, Tune-yards, Edward Albee's Homelife & Zoo Story.
We talk about the Oscars, some of our wishes for winners and who we think will win, and then we see how did after the broadcast. We also review Annihilation, and talk about Game Night, The Ritual, Everything Sucks, Unreal Season 3.
Fanny's amazing son, Parker, joins us for a review of the Oscar-nominated film A Fantastic Woman and a talk about trans representation across pop culture.
We also chat about the Crazy-Ex Girlfriend season 4 finale, Drag Race, and the hilariously bad Winchester.
We share our not-quite-the-usual romantic pop culture picks for Valentine's Day, including picks for worst chemistry and couples that should've been.
Also, we review the Cloverfield Paradox, which was a thing that happened.
Also discussed: The Woods
BEWARE OF SPOILERS
3 new high-profile sci-fi shows recently debuted. We give our thoughts on Altered Carbon, Counterpart & Electric Dreams
Other topics: Dunkirk, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Dirty Money, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Good Place, Death Cure, Sense8, Xenia Rubinos, Cloverfield Paradox, Twitter threads, David Letterman's beard
HERE BE SPOILERS
What kinds of comedy still lands in the age of Trump? We talk about some of our favorite current funny pop culture, and also the not-so-funny stuff. Plus, Phantom Thread, the return of The Path, and Brazilian singer Jorge Ben.
We debut our new format, in which we drop the TV recaps, but talk about more fun stuff. This week we're talking talking our most anticipated movies, tv, music and books of 2018, plus we review our week in pop culture.
SPOILERS AS ALWAYS:
Call Me By Your Name: 0:00-8:45
I, Tonya: 8:45-10:33
The Chi, Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, Runways, SMILF, Grown-ish, Fire & Fury: 10:33-16:32
Most Anticipated Pop Culture of 2018: 16:32-48:07
House With the Clock in Its Walls
If Beale Street Could...
We rant about about biggest pop-culture disappointments of 2017, review new episodes of SMILF & Runaways, and end with a surprising Nix.
0-10:35 Pop culture this week: Black Mirror, The Good Place
10:35-29:44 Biggest pop-culture disappointments of 2017
29:44-32:20 Runways 1.7 & 1.8
32:20-35:40 SMILF 1.7
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ingrid Goes West
History Is All You Left Me (Adam Silvera)
All the Crooked Saints (Maggie Stiefvater)
The Florida Project
The Big Sick
Women complicating pop: SZA, St. Vincent, Lorde, K. Flay, Lizzo, LPX, Kero Kero Bonito, The Preatures, Tove Lo, Princess Nokia
It Comes at Night
Master of None
Switched on Pop (Podcast)
In our 10th episode (woo-hoo!), we review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Coco, Runways, The Mayor and SMILF.
SPOILERS FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING
0:00-13:08 Pop Culture this Week (including Coco, American Vandal, Broad City, Red Oaks):
13:08-29:10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
34:40-40:00 The Mayor
We review Crazy-Ex Girlfriend 1.7, The Mayor 1.8, Runaways 1.5, SMILF 1.5, and chat about The Disaster Artist, Personal Shopper, The Rift and the original ending of Get Out.
Crazy-Ex Girlfriend 13:48
The Mayor 24:04