Dan and Kenton travel to Barley Brothers to sample some awesome stouts, have a sausage party, and pregame for the One Direction concert (just kidding!) They also discuss Emmy noms, OITNB, Ernest Cline’s new novel and why Philadelphians don’t know what Star Wars is.
Famed Couch Potato Brett Megarry joins Kenton and Dan for the final show of the year to talk about his favorite movies and TV shows. Brett co-hosts the All News Drive on Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB and is one half of the illustrious Couch Potatoes, a weekly radio talk show that features news and reviews off all the top media properties. The consensus: it was a great year for entertainment, but 2015 is going to be even better! (ageofultronstarwarsageofultronstarwars…)
With the series finale coming up this Sunday, Dan finally admits that HBO’s The Newsroom is. Just. Awful. To Kenton, it’s like a bad car wreck – he can’t look away! Plus, the nerds review the new Mad Max trailer, discuss #Sonyhack, and pledge to re-watch the entire Star Wars saga over the holiday break.
Dan & Kenton engage in a spoiler-filled discussion about The Walking Dead mid-season finale, and about the series in general. In Nerd News they talk about the newly-announced Bond film, Spectre. And yes, Star Wars does work its way back into the podcast once again. I have a feeling that’ll happen quite a bit over the next year…
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.
U.S. Netflix will no longer be available in Canada, but you can get all the MST3K you want on Vimeo! Meanwhile on traditional TV, another crop of crap is ready to be canc-wups, I mean go to air.
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: