We continue our Rome recap with talk about curses and pederasty and Varsity Blues. For MMC repeat listeners, Bryan still doesn't get references and Shane is one day going to perfect that Slavic accent.
Here at the MMC, we've been a little more serious in our podcasting as we talk about the best the previous year had to offer in movies and TV. That ends with our discussion of our 2017 Catch-Up Trio of Schlocky Movies. Not even a ten minute digression on Juggalos can quiet Shane's ire over Megan Leavey.
Jon, Blair, Drew, and eventually Joe sit down to talk about notable TV shows that aired in 2017, singling out some bonkers moments from shows like The Young Pope and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We also drop a sick burn on an obscure basketball player for the Evansville Aces, so watch out for that.
Jon, Bryan, and Drew continue the MMC's discussion of noteworthy movies from 2017 by praising Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in spite of themselves, fawning over Lady Bird, and still not understanding the critical love for A Ghost Story.
We kick off our recap of the HBO series Rome with the first three episodes. Bryan, Jon, Shane, and Bobby discuss the social morality of the show, get sidetracked by Glenn Youth Basketball, and bring it back around with a game of How Dirty Should These People Be?
The MMC gets together to discuss some of the highs and lows in the year in movies. We write some pull-quotes for the Shape of Water poster, Jon is demoralized by the success of the latest xXx movie, and Shane devises a rating system fit for a haughty Frenchman.
Jon, Bryan, and Sean discuss our latest movie trio, The Big Sick, Morris From America, and Dances With Wolves, about culture clashes. Bryan is not great at answering Jon's questions and we make uneducated guesses about arranged marriages.
Jon, Shane, and Bryan talk about their media consumption in another WHYBW. We talk about LEGO Batman, Centurion, Ratatouille, Wind River, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Cars 3, The Dark Tower, Lovelace, Mindhunter, Lore, Lady Bird, and The Revenant. In between all that, Jon can't think of a second Russian female name and Shane puts forth an absurd theory about serial killers.
Bryan, Jon, and Drew discuss their recent movie/TV exploits in the 4th episode of our WHYBW series. We talk about Elf, Together, Justice League, The Mummy, Jane, Jim and Andy, How to Train Your Dragon (again), Last Flag Flying, Wonder, Valhalla Rising, Samantha Bee, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Stations of the Cross
Shane and Jon discuss the three movies in our Denzel Washington Trio (The Magnificent Seven, Mo' Better Blues, and The Pelican Brief) while also analyzing Ray Allen's legal career and the place that Eat, Pray, Love occupies on their watchlists.