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Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show and thought: 'Is this going to be worth my time?' Well, let Armchair Critic and Armchair Referee help you to answer that question before you waste your valuable time watching something that will leave you unsatisfied. Whether you agree with us or not (even we rarely see eye to eye), our engaging, lively, and frequently explosive discussions will not only entertain you, but also help you to answer the question: 'Why watch that?'

Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show and thought: 'Is this going to be worth my time?' Well, let Armchair Critic and Armchair Referee help you to answer that question before you waste your valuable time watching something that will leave you unsatisfied. Whether you agree with us or not (even we rarely see eye to eye), our engaging, lively, and frequently explosive discussions will not only entertain you, but also help you to answer the question: 'Why watch that?'
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Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show and thought: 'Is this going to be worth my time?' Well, let Armchair Critic and Armchair Referee help you to answer that question before you waste your valuable time watching something that will leave you unsatisfied. Whether you agree with us or not (even we rarely see eye to eye), our engaging, lively, and frequently explosive discussions will not only entertain you, but also help you to answer the question: 'Why watch that?'

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Episodes

Episode 62 – Spider-Man: Homecoming, A Ghost Story, and More!

7/4/2017
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Welcome to Episode 62 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Sneak Peek: A Ghost Story Check out our review page here! 2. Did You Know? Which American artist has been nominated for a SAG award twice and a Pulitzer for drama and won a Pulitzer and a Tony award as an actor and a playwright? 3. Sneak Peek: Spider-Man: Homecoming Check out our review page here! 4. Pick of the Week: Younger on TV Land The post Episode 62 – Spider-Man: Homecoming, A Ghost Story, and More! appeared...

Duration: 00:29:40


Episode 61 – The Beguiled, The Big Sick, and More!

6/24/2017
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Welcome to Episode 61 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Sneak Peek: The Beguiled Check out our review page here! 2. Did You Know? Which classic comedy movie turns 30-years-old on June 24 and used a blue screen that scared the film crew and cast? 3. Sneak Peek: The Big Sick Check out our review page here! 4. Pick of the Week: I, Daniel Blake Check out our review page here! The post Episode 61 – The Beguiled, The Big Sick, and More! appeared first on Why Watch That.

Duration: 00:31:46


Episode 60 – Rapid Fire TV!

6/13/2017
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Welcome to Episode 60 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Rapid Fire (Part 1): New & Returning TV Shows The Last Kingdom I Love Dick Twin Peaks Bloodline House of Cards Nashville Fear the Walking Dead I’m Dying Up Here Queen of the South Orange Is the New Black 2. Did You Know? Which well-respected actress, who stars in a hit show that recently returned, threatened to go public if she didn’t receive the same pay as her male co-star? 3. Rapid Fire (Part 2): Recent TV Series...

Duration: 00:36:19


Episode 59 – The Heartbeat of Why Watch That

5/23/2017
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Welcome to Episode 59 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Why Watch That Insider: Who We Are: The Heartbeat of Why Watch That The Critic and the Referee take a stroll down memory lane to discuss the origins of our show and the driving force behind it. 2. Did You Know? Which actress refused to return to an iconic ‘80s show without a pay raise and missed the first episode of its fifth season as a result? She did this knowing that the fourth season of the show ended with a...

Duration: 00:27:54


Episode 58 – Alien: Covenant, TV Renewals & Cancellations, and the Return of Lawrence Saint-Victor!

5/16/2017
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Welcome to Episode 58 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Sneak Peek: Alien: Covenant 2. Did You Know? Which TV show was canceled after its first season, then brought back for another 11 seasons after it achieved popularity in syndication? 3. The Why Watch That Talk: TV Renewals & Cancellations with Lawrence Saint-Victor To access The Hollywood Reporter’s updated list, click here! 4. Pick of the Week: Gomorrah on SundanceTV The post Episode 58 – Alien: Covenant, TV Renewals...

Duration: 00:48:17


Episode 57 – Our TV Bonanza feat. The Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Reasons Why & Much More!

5/9/2017
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Welcome to Episode 57 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Rapid Fire: Our rapid takes on TV shows that have premiered or ended recently Season Finales The Magicians The Path Crashing Legends of Tomorrow Outsiders Catastrophe Premieres Harlots Class The White Princess Girlboss Mary Kills People American Gods 2. Did You Know? What’s the highest-grossing comic book movie of all time? 3. The Why Watch That Talk: Our lengthier takes on TV shows that have premiered or ended...

Duration: 00:44:28


Episode 56 – The Fate of the Furious, The Lost City of Z & More!

4/14/2017
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Welcome to Episode 56 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Our reviews of The Lost City of Z, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, and The Fate of the Furious! 2. Did You Know: Which revered actress campaigned to appear in the Fast & Furious franchise? 3. Pick of the Week: Homeland Season 6 (Showtime) The post Episode 56 – The Fate of the Furious, The Lost City of Z & More! appeared first on Why Watch That.

Duration: 00:36:45


Episode 55 – Recent TV Finales, Get Out & More!

4/4/2017
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Welcome to Episode 55 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Recent TV Finales: The Critic and the Referee discuss just how successful the season finales of This Is Us (NBC), Baskets (FX), Legion (FX), and The Walking Dead (AMC), and the ending of miniseries Big Little Lies (HBO) were. 2. Did You Know: Meryl Streep was crowned “The Next First Lady of the American Screen” by which iconic actress who’s come back to prominence recently? 3. Sneak Peek: Their Finest 4. Pick of the...

Duration: 00:31:59


Episode 54 – Oh So Much TV + A New Giveaway!

3/30/2017
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Welcome to Episode 54 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. New & Returning TV: The Critic and the Referee give you the goods on the new seasons of The Americans (FX), Underground (WGN), The Catch (ABC), American Crime (ABC), and Into the Badlands (AMC); the series debuts of Trial & Error (NBC), Snatch (Crackle), Iron Fist (Netflix), and Shots Fired (FOX); the returns of Designated Survivor (ABC) and Empire (FOX); and the recent TV movie, To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters...

Duration: 00:42:24


Episode 53 – A TV Catch-Up & The Future of Cable

3/13/2017
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Welcome to Episode 53 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: 1. Our TV Catch-Up: We give you our take on the current states of The Collection (Amazon Prime), The Missing (Starz), The Walking Dead (AMC), Girls (HBO), The Good Fight (CBS All Access), Billions (Showtime), Crashing (HBO), National Treasure (Hulu), Making History (FOX), and Feud: Bette and Joan (FX). 2. The Future of Cable TV: The Critic and the Referee discuss how to navigate the vast landscape of TV offerings without...

Duration: 00:36:00


Episode 52 – The Sense of an Ending’s Jim Broadbent, The Ottoman Lieutenant, and Raw!

3/10/2017
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Welcome to Episode 52 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: Our Sneak Peek reviews of “Raw,” “The Ottoman Lieutenant,” and “The Sense of an Ending.” Snippets of our interview with Jim Broadbent (the “Harry Potter” series, “Iris,” the “Bridget Jones” series), the Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning star of “The Sense of an Ending.” THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (For our review page, click here! For our interview page, click here!) THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT (For our review...

Duration: 00:37:52


Episode 51 – Common, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen, Personal Shopper, and More!

3/7/2017
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Welcome to Episode 51 of Why Watch That Radio! This episode includes: Snippets of our interviews from this year’s Sundance Film Festival with the cast and producers, including Common and Alfre Woodard, of Netflix’s “Burning Sands” Snippets of our interview with stars Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) and writer-director-producer Joey Klein of “The Other Half” Our “Sneak Peek” reviews of “Burning Sands,” “Personal Shopper” (which stars Kristen Stewart), and...

Duration: 00:47:22


Early Release: Episode 50 – Our Reaction to Oscars 2017 & Logan!

2/27/2017
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Whoa, listeners! After handing out awards fairly predictably, last night’s Oscars ended with a shocker! “Moonlight” emerged victorious after a mix-up that will go down in history. So, we just couldn’t wait until Tuesday to release our reaction! In this episode, the Critic and the Referee provide their takes on the festivities. Are they pleased with the Academy’s decisions? How good was this year’s ceremony? Take a listen to their entertaining conversation to find out. But, that’s not all!...

Duration: 00:39:54


Episode 49 – Our Picks for the Best of 2016: TV and Film

2/23/2017
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Hey, there, listeners! Welcome to a very special episode of Why Watch That! Before the Oscars are held this Sunday, we want to give you our final take on last year’s best releases. Normally, the Critic and the Referee make their recommendations based on who should watch specific movies and TV shows and how. But, this time, they’re giving you their personal picks for the best movies and TV shows of last year. What excited them the most? Listen to this candid episode to find out! Our...

Duration: 00:41:30


Episode 48 – We Predict the Oscars!

2/14/2017
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Since the Oscars will air on Sunday, February 26, the Critic and the Referee decided to say “Happy Valentine’s Day!” by predicting the winners in this year’s major categories and by giving you their own favorites in those categories. Do they get it right? Listen to this episode, then tune in to the festivities on the 26th to find out. Also, do they agree or disagree with the Academy’s nominees and the odds-on favorites? At times, their responses to that question are explosive, indeed....

Duration: 00:39:40


Episode 47 – Special Edition – John Wick Chapter 2 & The LEGO Batman Movie

2/10/2017
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In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO® Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice...

Duration: 00:19:20


Episode 46 – TV Bonanza! January 2017’s New & Returning Shows

2/7/2017
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In this episode, the Critic and the Referee say “Happy New Year!” to recent TV shows (both new and returning) that premiered last month. The “new” includes “Star,” Lee Daniels’ second musical show on FOX; “Taboo,” Tom Hardy’s foray into television on FX; “Sneaky Pete,” which was co-created by Bryan Cranston; “The Young Pope,” starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton; and much more. The “returning” includes “Nashville,” which now airs on CMT; “Homeland,” Showtime’s perennial favorite; “Sherlock,”...

Episode 44 – Goodbye “Rectify” & Recent TV Finales

12/27/2016
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In this episode, the Critic and the Referee say goodbye to one of their favorite TV shows, “Rectify.” In addition, they discuss where a bunch of shows left us after their recent season finales. Those shows include “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Westworld,” “Pitch,” “Poldark,” “Younger,” “Insecure,” “Atlanta,” “Masters of Sex,” and “The Exorcist.” Enjoy! Goodbye RECTIFY Rectify (series finale, four seasons, Sundance TV) Recent TV Finales Mozart in the Jungle (season 3, Amazon) Westworld (season...

Duration: 00:40:19


Episode 43 – Hidden Figures, Paterson, 20th Century Women, and Silence

12/23/2016
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Hey, there, listeners! This is the third and final episode that is chock full of movie reviews only! If you missed the previous two episodes, be sure to check them out! Since there are so many movies coming out around the holidays, we wanted to make sure that we shared our reviews before you hit the theaters. In this episode, we review “Hidden Figures,” “Paterson,” “20th Century Women,” and “Silence.” (Don’t forget to visit whywatchthat.com for even more reviews, as well.) Enjoy! Hidden...

Duration: 00:44:31


Episode 42 – Assassin’s Creed, Passengers, and Patriots Day

12/20/2016
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Well, well, well, listeners! Welcome to the second episode of a three-episode series that we’re releasing for the holidays! (The third and final episode in the series will be released Friday.) So, we’re continuing to share our reviews of movies that are releasing during the holiday season. If you missed the first episode in this series, check it out! Also, be sure to visit whywatchthat.com for even more reviews! In this episode, we review “Assassin’s Creed,” “Passengers,” and “Patriots...

Duration: 00:33:03

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