We temper our earlier praise for Stranger Things as the season comes to a close while remembering to give credit where it's due. In various digressions and mess-arounds, Jon spoils several modern film classics, Megan flirts with starting a cult, and we discuss X-Man Jubilee's social circle.
Stranger Things makes a big critical leap in the middle of its second season, and we're back to discuss the resonant themes and new character pairings. Ashli goes into minute detail about the shower scene, we speculate about next season's pregnancy subplot, and whoever can spot Ghost Shane wins a to-be-determined prize.
Stranger Things is back, and so is the MMC to discuss the latest boo-gans and scare-em-ups. As Jon, Ashli, Bobby, and Superfan Megan get reacquainted, sans spoilers, with the endearing kids and boring teens of Hawkins, Megan gets further away from officially joining the group, Jon refuses to add bleeps, and we talk about hated Halloween candies for about a half an hour.
Jon and Phil discuss Blade Runner 2049, Ex Machina, and Her, while also finding time to give some financial advice and keep the MMC-FML rivalry going.
Our third episode in our WHYBW series brings Jon, Shane, and Bryan together to talk about their recent media consumption. Movies and TV discussed include Chef, Indie Game, The Walking Dead (Season 7), Watermark, Nocturnal Animals, Big Mouth, Saving Private Ryan, Central Intelligence, Stray Dog, How to Train Your Dragon, Buster's Mal Heart, Christmas Again, Alien, A Monster Calls, and Up.
Drew sits down for an interview with Jon. Pulp Fiction is praised as a foundational moment, Vera Drake and Imelda Staunton are singled out, and Jon admires the career of Adam Sandler (just kidding).
We say goodbye to Game of Thrones for the foreseeable future. Some are more happy with the farewell than others. Shane's games finally break through, we spend way too much time talking about old Daario, and Phil and Bryan get Sass-y.
For the GoT season finale, the crew gets a little contentious about some of the choices made by ol' Benny and Weiss. We're reminded that Joe really does not like Theon, that Cersei got a sweet deal at the wagon store, and that the fantasy game is very serious and that the winner is deserving of admiration and praise.
The latest Game of Thrones episode asks too much of us, as it pushes us past our patience level. Amidst the irritation, we think about some potential pregnancy combinations, change Ashli's opinion about Milo and Otis, and we figure out where Ghost has been hiding
Our What Have You Been Watching series continues, as Bryan, Jon, Riley, and Bobby discuss their recent viewing habits, which include:
Wentworth, Nymphomaniac, Rick and Morty, Ozark, The Handmaid's Tale, Dunkirk, Jackie, Arrival (spoilers), Swiss Army Man, Edge of Winter, Two Days One Night, GLOW, and Happy Feet.