Dan & Kenton gear up for the new TV season by running down their fave and not-so-fave new & returning shows. Then, the Nerds make their Emmy picks. Spoiler alert: Kenton predicts a disastrous hosting job by Andy Samberg
Brian Williams returns? Hannibal leaves? NBC seems to be adding to it’s long list of bad decisions. Kenton & Dan talk about the irony of such a good show being cancelled prematurely, as well as Obama’s appearance on WTF, why Jurassic World is still a shitty movie, and the Canadian stereotypes of Tusk.
00:22 – Police chopper broadcasts “blowjob” conversation
02:22 – Kenton saw Tusk and was thoroughly disgusted (spoilers)
11:20 – Weekend box office numbers are bullshit; Jurassic World still sucks
17:00 – Maclean’s is the foremost authority on racism in Canada
22:00 – Obama uses the “n-word” on WTF
29:15 – BIG tangent on gun control in the United States
36:00 – Brian Williams is back!
44:15 – Hannibal is dead, long live Hannibal! (spoilers)
1:06:50 – Media recommendations for the week
Dan & Kenton talk about what media they’re thankful and not thankful for, as they break down the Jurassic World trailer and discuss why Blade Runner should NOT have a sequel. Plus, a preview of the Media Nerds: Special Edition episode that will be posted tomorrow in reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser.
In this episode, Dan and Kenton hearken back to the first Media Nerds episode by discussing a mix of different stories. And it’s a great mix – YouTube, The Beatles, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Tonight Show, the Olympics and the Oscars! That’s a lot of media to cover in an hour, but somehow they do it.
Kenton and Dan have been on a bit of a TV kick lately. Ok ok, its been a lot of a TV kick. It’s been Apple TV in episodes 1 and 2, Late Night in episode 3, and not a week has gone by that they haven’t discussed Netflix in great detail. You’re probably starting to feel like they’re beating a dead horse. But the horse isn’t dead quite yet, despite how much the networks and cable companies are trying to kill it. Television is still very much alive and it’s evolving towards something very cool. It’s just a matter of how long it’ll take to get there.
And here’s Kevin Spacey with the speech that kicks off the discussion: