512

Daredevil S3E4 Review: “Blindside”

Daredevil

Here we go the episode that caused panelists to hate Guy English almost as much as Moze. It’s time for the trademark long-take fight scene that Daredevil set the bar for so long ago. Was it as good as seasons past? Per the usual format, Guy and Moze step away from the episode and discuss events that impact our red friend and postulate when we will see him again. If we do, will it be the cast we have grown to love?

Get Up Matty

Philip Mozolak with Guy English


511

Review: “Elseworlds”

Arrow

Worlds collide and strange things are afoot at the Circle K! The Speedy Arrowcast convenes with a daunting task, taking on the entirety of the CW’s three-part superhero crossover, Elseworlds. We discuss why it’s great to see Ollie lighten up, a long-awaited reveal about the STAR Labs pipeline, and many, many Batman references. Plus, a teaser of next year’s crossover has us wondering what is in store for DC’s multiverse cosmology. And, to round it all out, we cross over to the Marvel universe for Superhero Sweep as we dissect every frame of the Avengers: Endgame trailer.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 9

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


510

Legends of Tomorrow S4E8 Review: “Legends of To-Meow-Meow”

Legends of Tomorrow

Don’t worry if you forgot to bring your bananas—this episode is full of them. We venture into our time-traveling crew’s midseason finale, which covers everything from Zari turning into a cat to a Legends crew populated entirely by puppets. Plus, how many John Constantines is enough John Constantines? Only one way to find out.

Legends of Tomorrow, Season 4, Episode 8

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


509

Supergirl S4E08 Review: “Bunker Hill”

Supergirl

Plot points:

  • Nia Nal’s powers are revealed.
  • Manchester Black’s creepy horror movie home invasion
  • Agent Liberty’s poor choice of secret hideouts on his own property
  • The new President isn’t evil, but is a bit of a populist ass.

Discussion points:

  • What does “Cards up” mean?
  • The possibility of weaponized shouting and/or spit in the right Superhands.
  • The incredible durability of Lockwood Steel (nicely surviving a Super drop test)
  • Supergirl winning the battle but losing the PR war.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


508

The Good Place S3E9 review: “Janet(s)”

The Good Place

In Janet’s void, everyone is D’arcy Carden. Think Funny Tatiana Maslany in a blank, white space. It causes Eleanor to have an identity crisis, which is calmed by a momentous smooch. Michael and Janet pull the gang through to Accounting, then send them up a pneumatic tube to the ACTUAL FORKING GOOD PLACE!

Javier Matusevich and Sarah Gardner


507

The Good Place S3E8 Review: “Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By”

The Good Place

Michael and Janet discover the system is rigged by spending time in Canada with miserable, point-confined Doug Forcett (and kicking Shawn/demon butt). Eleanor expresses her love to Chidi just as the gang absconds to Janet’s void. By dying! NBD.

Rachel Addleman with Sarah Gardner and Marcos Huerta


506

Doctor Who S11E10 Review: “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”

Doctor Who

The Series 11 finale is here! Annette Wierstra joins Jason to discuss the season as a whole and the final episode in particular. How does Graham’s story arc resolve? Does the plot matter? Is the villain particularly villainous? Can dimensionally transcendent beings be impressed by a TARDIS? It’s the last Doctor Who Flashcast of 2018, but the moment has been prepared for. See you on New Year’s Day!

Jason Snell with Annette Wierstra


505

Legends of Tomorrow S4E7 Review: “Hell No, Dolly!”

Legends of Tomorrow

Not unlike the Legends themselves, the Legendscast takes a somewhat non-linear approach to episodes, returning from their travels to cover the latest episode of the time-traveling misfits, which includes a surprisingly interesting look at resident criminal Mick, a murderous puppet, and a mustache that no one will soon forget.

Legends of Tomorrow, Season 4, Episode 7

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Lisa Schmeiser with Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar


504

Arrow S7E7-8 Review: “The Slabside Redemption/Unmasked”

Arrow

This week, we three Green Arrows have returned with a double whammy and plenty of big developments for our favorite Emerald Archer. Key discussion topics include not-so-secret identities, what to do when your wife shoots someone in your living room, the mystery of the disappearing Dig, and how archery trick shots can make up for so many woes. Then, in our Superhero Sweep, we run (haha) down the teaser for this year’s Elseworlds crossover and get pumped up for the arrival of Captain Marvel.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 8

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


503

Supergirl S4E07 Review: “Rather the Fallen Angel”

Supergirl

This week, the episode is all about plans!

  • Lena trying to give Subject-0331 powers
  • Agent Liberty trying to kill Supergirl and blow up the “Statue of Liberty for Aliens”
  • Manchester Black’s trading Supergirl’s life for a chance to kill Agent Liberty.

Do the plans all make sense? We’ll leave it to you to decide. (But the answer is no.)

Trish Matson with David Schaub


502

Doctor Who S11E9 Review: “It Takes You Away”

Doctor Who

As the season nears its end, we discuss an episode featuring a blind girl, a cabin in the woods, a mysterious mirror, and a missing father. There are also, surprisingly, a creepy Farscape-style labyrinth, flesh moths, and a nigh-omnipotent talking frog whose name is disappointingly not Calgon.

Jason Snell with James Thomson


501

Supergirl S4E06 Review: “Call to Action”

Supergirl

In this episode, Lena makes a discovery while failing to cure cancer, Manchester Black takes to torture, Ben Lockwood takes to TV, and Supergirl talks down a dragon. Meanwhile, Brainy is still mostly comic relief but does get to have one great operatic fight.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


500

Daredevil S3E3 Review: “No Good Deed”

Daredevil

Welcome to the 500th episode of TeeVee, Woot Woot! For this grand occasion, Moze reached deep into our pocket of talent to give the listeners The King of Scotland, James Thomson. We gathered our thoughts on just who is the best Bullseye and the impact it may have on Marvel canon. We also pose the question, “Will you pay for Disney Streaming?” As per usual Moze has predictions for the season and James neither confirms nor denies his mystical powers of narrative. Capping off James and Moze give “homework” to each other and to you, our powerful listeners.

No Good Deed

Philip Mozolak with James Thomson


499

Doctor Who S11E8 Review: “The Witchfinders”

Doctor Who

“Doctor Who” ventures to Lancashire’s Pendle Hill this week for a story of King James, witch trials, and alien mud zombies. Jason’s guest is Lancashire’s own Antony Johnston (writer of Atomic Blonde, Wasteland, and The Fuse), who gives this episode a bit of a fact-check. But most of the time we’re just talking about how much we enjoyed Alan Cumming’s performance, the logistics of a three-companion TARDIS, and the merits of Chris Chibnall’s very different vision of the show.

Jason Snell with Antony Johnston


498

Arrow S7E6 Review: “Due Process”

Arrow

This week, team Speedy Arrowcast is in and out of prison. We discuss why humanity is always on the line, weird decisions in cybersecurity, questionable law practices, and the lightheartedness that only an international mob boss can bring. In our Superhero Sweep segment, it’s a preview of this year’s DC crossover event, as well as some anticipation for the final season of Gotham.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 6

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


497

Doctor Who S11E7 Review: “Kerblam!”

Doctor Who

We’re going to be honest: We really didn’t like this week’s “Doctor Who” episode, which looked like it was going to be a clever critique of Amazon and turned out to be an episode with a lot of ambition that collapsed into a confused heap. If you liked this episode, you might want to skip our podcast! But if you want to listen to two guys tear this episode apart, you’ve come to the right place.

Jason Snell with James Thomson


496

Daredevil S3E2 Review: “Please”

Daredevil

Much apologies for the delay on episodes, but fear not, we are back on schedule for your listening delight. Sean and Moze look at where this episode digs into the characters and where this season will begin to shape what they will become. We also digress to the overall Netflix universe and what will happen to the Marvel Television Universe.

Please

Philip Mozolak with Sean Schbley


495

Supergirl S4E05 Review: “Parasite Lost”

Supergirl

Brainy continues to be the butt of jokes! Kara is truly terrible at journalism and it mystifies our panel how the writers get this so wrong so often. There were also things our panel enjoyed.

Trish Matson with Alan Yu


494

Arrow S7E5 Review: “The Demon”

Arrow

The whole team’s headed down to Level Two this week, as we continue our search into Diaz’s mysterious connection…the Demon. We discuss the excellence of logical but surprising twists, how to correctly describe technical endeavors, and where our villain of th season might be headed. In our Superhero Sweep segment, we pay homage to the late Stan Lee and educate John about an important Batman villain.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 5

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


493

Star Trek: Discovery Short Treks #2 Review: “Calypso”

Star Trek: Discovery

Is it Taco Tuesday yet? Scott and Jason return to discuss CBS’s plan for endless “Star Trek” and the latest “Short Trek”, a delightful retelling of a part of “The Odyssey”—or is it “Wall-E”?—with an injured spaceman and a lonely artificial intelligence who really loves old movies.

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


492

The Good Place: S3E6-E7 Review

The Good Place

The ladies of Team Cockroach talk Eleanor, Tahani, mothers, sisters, life lessons and technical difficulties.

Sarah Gardner and Rachel Addleman


491

Doctor Who S11E6 Review: “Demons of the Punjab”

Doctor Who

This week “Doctor Who” returns to difficult moments in 20th Century history, this time during the partition of India. There are (unnecessary?) aliens, but of course, the real monsters are the human beings. Jason welcomes Jean MacDonald to break down an emotional episode.

Jason Snell with Jean MacDonald


490

Supergirl S4E04 Review: “Ahimsa”

Supergirl

  • Feelings!
  • Alex and J’onn give pep talks;
  • J’onn teams up with Manchester Black to find Fiona;
  • Brainy and Lena use nanites to clean the air;
  • Pies are eaten;

Trish Matson with David Schaub and Brianna Taeuber


489

Arrow S7E3-4 Review: “Crossing Lines/Level Two”

Arrow

It’s a two-fer this week, as our hearty band of inmates discusses the most recent pair of Arrow episodes. Our important discussion topics include why lying is bad (especially between spouses), never trusting the person who tells you to trust no one, a Jeffrey Wright-esque performance, and why you should definitely avoid recursive algorithms. Plus, in this week’s Superhero Sweep segment, a take on the recent episode focusing on the villain from this season of Supergirl.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 4

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


488

Supergirl S4E03 Review: “Man of Steel”

Supergirl

The DEO doesn’t understand what an atmosphere is. Meanwhile, we get a back story for how Agent Liberty became radicalized. Does the explanation work? We’ll leave it to you to decide, but we still applaud the effort to make the villain compelling.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


487

Doctor Who S11E5 review: “The Tsuranga Conundrum”

Doctor Who

This week’s “Doctor Who” features an alien junkyard, a medical spaceship with gleaming white walls, a legendary general, an ode to antimatter, and an adorable alien menace. Jason discusses “The Tsurunga Conundrum” with Liz Myles of the Verity podcast!

Jason Snell with Liz Myles


486

The Good Place S3E4-5 Reviews

The Good Place

We meet Donkey Doug and guest Cockroach Marcos! We dive into episodes four and five, cope with the fun of existential dread and get rich quick in Florida. And if you can’t figure out how to break up with us, keep on snapping!

Andrew Pontious with Sarah Gardner, Javier Matusevich and Marcos Huerta


485

Legends of Tomorrow S4E2 Review: “Witch Hunt”

Legends of Tomorrow

Bringing magic to the Salem witch trials? What could possibly go wrong! We reconvene our Legends flashcast this week for the season’s second episode, with an appreciation of odd couple roommates, Pig Latin fluency, and our first—but certainly not last—Oh, Gary moment.

Legends of Tomorrow, Season 4, Episode 2

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Lisa Schmeiser with Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar


484

Doctor Who S11E4 review: “Arachnids in the UK”

Doctor Who

I am an arachnid
I am in Graham’s attic
Don’t know what I want
Don’t know why I’m big
I want to web the passerby
‘Cos this episode’s arachnidy

Dude! There was a new episode of “Doctor Who” with lots of great character stuff, a surprisingly funny appearance by Chris Noth, and a whole lot of spiders. Also, I call people “dude” now.

Jason Snell with Jeff Gamet


483

Supergirl S4E02 Review: “Fallout”

Supergirl

Our panel shares their thoughts on topics including the alien-haters’ plots, rookie reporter Nia’s bravenesses, LCorp’s continuing poor security, and Lena’s nigh-inevitable realization that her BFF Kara is that lying alien Supergirl.

Recap by David Schaub, editing by Deanna Chapman.

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber


482

Legends of Tomorrow S4E1 Review: “The Virgin Gary”

Legends of Tomorrow

We’re back on the horse—the horse with a horn that gores hippies, that is! After a long break, we’ve come to a surprising discovery: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow had a terrible first season, but eventually found its groove as a hilarious, irreverent offering in the DC TV universe.

Lisa Schmeiser assembles her own motley crew of well-meaning rogues, including her former fellow Flash Flashcast co-host Tony Sindelar and Speedy Arrowcast co-host Dan Moren to discuss the delights of the team-up show’s fourth season debut and what made them stick around for more.

Legends of Tomorrow, Season 4, Episode 1

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


481

Arrow S7E2 Review: “The Longbow Hunters”

Arrow

We’ve got a brand new trio of villains this week, and, surprisingly, none of them are our hosts. Our discussion topics include Ollie showing off some appropriate skill, ridiculous flamethrowers, silent but deadly fights, and more time with a delightfully grizzled character. Then, in our Superhero Sweep segment, we talk about the cancellation of Luke Cage and the most recent season of Daredevil.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 2

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


480

Doctor Who S11E3 Review: “Rosa”

Doctor Who

Better late than never, we’re back to discuss a trip to the Jim Crow era with “Rosa.” Did this episode manage to thread the needle and do justice to a key moment in the Civil Rights movement? Will Costco—or is it Krasko—return, and would anyone care if he did? And how is Jodie Whittaker shaping up after three episodes? We break it all down.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms


479

Daredevil S3E1 Review: “Resurrection”

Daredevil

Back from the dead, Matt Murdock returns to Hell’s Kitchen. Badly beaten, he stays in hiding to heal and decide if he will live as Matt or die as Daredevil. Unknown to him, Wilson Fisk would like to make a deal with another kind of devil. We also discuss breaking news in the Netflix / Marvel Streaming Universe. (Uh, what do we call that, the NMSU?)

Philip Mozolak with Jason Johnson


478

Supergirl S4E01 Review: “American Alien”

Supergirl

Supergirl is back for Season Four! Under discussion by our all-listener panel this week:

  • Kara’s white/human lookalike privilege
  • Possible future ramifications of J’onn’s disarming of the DEO
  • The delight at seeing Kara be, well, Kara Danvers, and discovering another of her kind in Nia
  • The literal other of her kind punching a tunnel in Kasnia for some reason
  • Lena one-upping her mother in the manipulation department
  • Brainy being kind of useless so far

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber, Alan Yu and Jess Viator


477

Arrow S7E1 Review: “Inmate 4587”

Arrow

Prison walls can’t hold us! The Speedy Arrowcast team is back and we’re diving in to the season 7 premiere. Our discussion topics include the nature of prison chalk, the virtues of a soft reboot, investment in new sets, and the introduction of the show’s brand new narrative device. Plus, in our new Superhero Sweep segment, we discuss the cancellation of Netflix’s Iron Fist.

Arrow, Season 7, Episode 1

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


476

Doctor Who S11E2 Review: “The Ghost Monument”

Doctor Who

Shannon Sudderth joins Jason to discuss the first planetary trip for the Doctor’s new crew, featuring shout-outs to past eras, a restatement of the Doctor’s philosophies about brains and bullets, the hint of a story arc, and a delightful reunion with a wheezing blue old friend with a new look.

Jason Snell with Shannon Sudderth


475

The Good Place S3E3 Review: “The Snowplow”

The Good Place

The new Good Place episode is out and Team Cockroach reactions are mixed: can the writers get us there already? Walk through the inter-dimensional door, but be careful where you step, because season 3 has some surprises up its sleeve.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Javier Matusevich and Sarah Gardner


474

Star Trek: Discovery Short Treks #1 Review: “Runaway”

Star Trek: Discovery

The Vulcan Hello podcast returns with a dissection of the first of four “short films”—didn’t we used to call these Webisodes?—running up to second season of “Star Trek: Discovery.” In “Runaway,” Tilly—we love Tilly!—discovers a mysterious and dangerous stowaway alien monster that might actually just be a grumpy teenager. Also we share our reactions to the new season 2 “Discovery” trailer, featuring hunky Spock! Deal with it, people.

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


473

Doctor Who S11E1 Review: “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Doctor Who

She’s here! It’s back! “Doctor Who” returns, with a new Doctor and a new showrunner. Jodie Whittaker takes up the TARDIS and sonic screwdriver with “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” In truest Lazy Doctor Who style, we gather around our living room coffee table to break down the Sunday-morning airing of the newest “Doctor Who” episode. Is crane operator Carl bound for greatness? Are Ryan’s YouTube optimization skills weak? What’s the verdict on the new sonic and costume? And… is this season going to be like “Murder, She Wrote”? We break it all down, live from our living room, in our pajamas.

Jason Snell with Lauren Snell, Jamie Snell and Julian Snell


472

The Good Place S3E2 Review: “The Brainy Bunch”

The Good Place

The mighty cockroaches gather once again to discuss the merits and greatness of The Good Place and its writers. It’s business as usual in an episode full of bad Australian accents, parodied Americans, and sweet sweet lemon bars.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


470

Game of Thrones S1E10 Rewind: “Fire and Blood”

Game of Thrones

We wrap up our rewatch of season 1 of “Game of Thrones” with a look at the aftermath of Ned’s death, how the centrality of Jon and Dany to the story are pretty obvious in hindsight, and the morality of Catelyn Stark’s beating a prisoner—even if the prisoner is Jaime Lannister and his family just killed her husband. And that final scene! It’s not nearly as impressive as we remembered it—which might be the most impressive thing about it, after all.

See you next year!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


469

Game of Thrones S1E9 Rewind: “Baelor”

Game of Thrones

Ned’s dead, baby! This is the big moment. Arya and Sansa witness Ned’s confession that he’s a traitor, and in the end it doesn’t matter—Joffrey says “off with his head.” Also, Jon has a conversation with the show’s most interesting character, Dany fails to deal with the impending death of Drogo, and Tyrion makes a lousy warrior.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


468

The Good Place S3E1 Review: “Everything Is Bonzer!”

The Good Place

Team Cockroach recaps the season 3 premiere. Our gang is back on Earth! But they revert to their old patterns, so Michael resorts to unauthorized “nudging” to stop their backsliding and get them to team up. MRI proposals! Terrible disguises! And…a Taco Bell and a Pizza Hut!

Andrew Pontious with Sarah Gardner, Rachel Addleman and Javier Matusevich


467

The Good Place Rewind: S1E12-13

The Good Place

In a surprise twist that will change everything, Incomparable impresario Jason Snell joins Team Cockroach to discuss the final two episodes of Season 1 and speculate about season 3. Who is Mindy St. Claire? What is Michael’s gambit? Can all your problems be solved with a Molotov cocktail? (No. The answer is no.) Bortles!

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner, Javier Matusevich and Jason Snell


466

The Good Place Rewind: S1E10-11

The Good Place

Strap on your snorkel, sidestep that falling air conditioner, steal the eternal judge’s train, and listen to Team Cockroach talk about the second-to-last pair of episodes from Season 1, with special guest Brian Hamilton.

Andrew Pontious with Sarah Gardner, Rachel Addleman, Javier Matusevich and Brian Hamilton


465

The Good Place Rewind: S1E7-9

The Good Place

Are you facing an imminent “retirement”? Have you been murdered recently? Do you wish we’d all stop calling you “Fake Eleanor”? Let the cube glow green to confirm your story and listen to Team Cockroach recap a record-breaking three, count ‘em, three episodes. Here’s your cactus!

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


464

Game of Thrones S1E8 Rewind: “The Pointy End”

Game of Thrones

We continue our hindsight-tinged look back at season 1 with an episode that really sets you up to think that Ned might get away with all of this. Arya claims her first victim. Sansa just wants to be a pretty princess. Robb is on the move. Jon kills his first zombie. And Khal Drogo gets a cut that definitely won’t linger, nope, no sir.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


463

The Good Place Rewind: S1E5-6

The Good Place

Relax at the spa with your soul-friends, have one of a zillion new frozen yogurt flavors, and listen to Team Cockroach chat about another two episodes of Season 1.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


462

Game of Thrones s1e7 Rewind: “You Win Or You Die”

Game of Thrones

Kelly Guimont joins us once again, this time to discuss the episode where it all goes south. (Though to be fair, from the perspective of the wildings, everything’s south.) Tywin guts a symbolic stag! The assorted rapists and friendless wretches of the Night’s Watch get a pep talk and take an oath! Drogo seriously khalsplains to Dany. Ros auditions for Littlefinger in the show’s most eye-rolling sexposition scene yet. And King Robert is dead, long live… uh, Ned, are you sure you want to make this bad decision?

Jason Snell with Kelly Guimont, Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


461

The Good Place Rewind: S1E3-4

The Good Place

Is your friendship plant catching on fire? Think good thoughts and listen to Team Cockroach continue recapping season 1 episodes, joined by special guest Dan Moren.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner, Javier Matusevich and Dan Moren


460

Game of Thrones s1e6 Rewind: “A Golden Crown”

Game of Thrones

Kelly Guimont joins Brian, Monty, and Jason to discuss an action-packed first-season episode (with spoilers for the rest of the run of show, of course). In this episode, Tyrion participates in a SNL sketch that may lead to his death in one of many different ways, but instead he survives a Trial By Combat that seals this show’s ultimate character pairing: Tyrion and Bronn. Ros the prostitute heads south. Dany tries to cook an egg and eat a horse heart. Viserys gets what’s coming to him. And Jason, gray of hair, watches in horror as Ned very laboriously figures out that Joffrey is really a Lannister.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Brian Hamilton and Kelly Guimont


459

Voltron: Legendary Defender S7 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

We’re not sure whether Moisés is flying the Black Lion or the IGF-Atlas, but either way it’s his turn to lead our largest panel ever as we dissect Voltron’s darkest season. We discuss the Garrison’s unfortunate approach to succession planning; the merits of Garfle, Warfle, AND Snick; the Paladins’ shipping forecast; and more!

Moisés Chiullan with Shannon Sudderth, Chip Sudderth, Antony Johnston, Alyssa Franke and Kyle Anderson


458

The Good Place Rewind: S1E1 and S1E2

The Good Place

Open your eyes, follow the nice white-haired man into his office, and listen to Team Cockroach’s first season 1 recap episode. Clowns, the joke machine, Florence Nightingale, and more. Join us!

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


457

The Good Place Rewind: S2E3-4

The Good Place

The thought of eternal death getting you down? Don’t despair, listen to Team Cockroach as they finish up the very last recaps of season 2, joined by David J. Loehr.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner, Javier Matusevich and David J. Loehr


456

Game of Thrones s1e5 Rewind: “The Wolf and the Lion”

Game of Thrones

Here’s where it all really gets started. The assassination of Jon Arryn leads the Starks and Lannisters into conflict. Varys and Littlefinger plot their individual plots, and joust with one another (verbally) while the Mountain and the Knight of Flowers joust with one another (literally). Robert and Cersei have a cold, clear conversation. And is killing Dany and her unborn child the right move for a thoroughly Peter Principled King Robert to make? We break it all down.

(Spoilers for seasons 1-7 are inside. Don’t listen if you’re a first-time viewer!)

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


455

Game of Thrones S1E4 Rewind: “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things”

Game of Thrones

Kathy Campbell joins Jason and Monty in our spoiler-filled rewatch of season one of “Game of Thrones.” In this episode, we stay on brand by frustrating pedantic fans with our utter failure to recall what Littlefinger is up to or why he had Jon Arryn assassinated. Also, it’s the triumphant debut of sexposition; debuts for Sam, Bronn, Gendry, and the three-eyed Raven; Arya stays true to herself; and we pay tribute to Ros, the hardest-working whore in Westeros.

Jason Snell with Kathy Campbell and Monty Ashley


454

Game of Thrones S1E3 Rewind: “Lord Snow”

Game of Thrones

Our (spoiler-filled) rewatch of Season 1 of “Game of Thrones” continues with the incredibly dense third episode, in which Ned arrives at King’s Landing, Jon arrives at Winterfell, and Dany finally realizes that she’s got way more authority than her stupid brother.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


453

“Game of Thrones” S1E2 Rewind: “The Kingsroad”

Game of Thrones

Our re-watch of the first season of “Game of Thrones” reaches its surprisingly key second episode, where Ned tells Jon he’ll explain his parentage later, Joffrey decides to have a bit of fun with the butcher’s boy, Dany gets some intimacy tips from a handmaiden, and the direwolves have perhaps the most screen time they’ll ever get. RIP Lady.

(Note that if you’re looking for a spoiler-free look at “Game of Thrones”, this isn’t it. We discuss where the series is going up to the end of the penultimate season.)

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


452

“Game of Thrones” S1E1 Rewind: “Winter is Coming”

Game of Thrones

Jason, Monty, and Brian fill the massive gap between seasons by going back to the beginning. Yes, it’s time for a re-watch of Season 1 of “Game of Thrones”, beginning with the pilot. Hey, that guy dies! So does she! But not him! Maybe we’ll remember what happens this time.

(Note that if you’re looking for a spoiler-free look at “Game of Thrones”, this isn’t it. We discuss where the series is going up to the end of the penultimate season.)

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


450

Voltron: Legendary Defender S5-6 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Going through bad guys like a Blazing Sword through butter, seasons 5 and 6 of Voltron: Legendary Defender featured high stakes and serious consequences for the entire cast, culminating in three perfect words. Did it make sense to split the 13 episodes into two seasons? How heavy can a kids’ show get? How many RPG references did YOU catch during “Monsters and Mana”? And what the heck happens next?

Chip Sudderth with Shannon Sudderth, Moisés Chiullan and Kyle Anderson


449

Supergirl S3E23 Review: “Battles Lost and Won”

Supergirl

Finale it’s the Season Finally! Wait, was that confusing? So is this episode. Things happen, few of which make logical sense, except perhaps James’s decision to come out as Iron Man/Guardian.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


448

Luther S3E3-4 Rewinded

Luther

Clearing the case load with the final episodes of series 3, we got the return of Alice, a fraught cat-and-mouse chase with a compelling villain, and a fitting ending. There was no let-up, and no padding. It also provided a highly satisfying end to the Luther story. How can series 4 stack up? Stay tuned.

Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Sean Schbley, Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


447

Westworld Reaction S2E10: The Passenger

Westworld

For the last time (for now), your “hosts” Kelly and Don get together for an initial reaction to an episode of Westworld, this one specifically being the Season Two finale. Join them for a slightly longer reaction since it includes 50% more episode than normal and some thoughts on the reaction shows this year.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


446

Supergirl S3E22 Review: “Make it Reign”

Supergirl

While discussing the penultimate episode of season three, our hosts are flummoxed by Sam’s seeming Kryptonian as Reign but Human as Sam nature, since she totally came from Krypton as far as anyone can tell. What did the Goth Powerpuff Girls do to her?

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber


445

Westworld S2E9 Reaction: Vanishing Point

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don barrel through the penultimate episode and discuss where we are as we head into the season finale.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


444

Westworld Season 2, Episode 8 Analysis: Kiksuya

Westworld

Once again your “hosts” Kelly and Don are joined by Tom Bridge as they step into analysis for Episode 8. Kelly finally gets her Ghost Nation episode, now she just has a squillion other questions about them instead.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


443

Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 Analysis: Les Écorchés

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don come to you LIVE from WWDC! No really! They’re in the same place at the same time!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


442

Supergirl S3E21 Review: “Not Kansas”

Supergirl

The Supercast crew is very pro-Murderbot as long as they’re just interrupting potential love triangles. Our panel is also quite underwhelmed by yet another CW show attempting to solve gun violence in one episode, especially given that the DEO moving to non-lethal weapons very much depends on the definition of non-lethal for different alien species.

Trish Matson with David Schaub, Brianna Taeuber and Alan Yu


441

Westworld Season 2, Episode 8 Reaction: Kiksuya

Westworld

Well it finally happened. Your “hosts” Kelly and Don ended up a few minutes over time after this monumental episode. Most of the overage is Kelly being super excited about finally getting this particular episode, and then even more excited to actually be right about something.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


440

Supergirl S3E20 Review: “Dark Side of the Moon”

Supergirl

Back with another installment of Alex lies to Ruby, in an episode that shows Reign can actually border on interesting, and that Kara’s mom is still alive but not a hugger. And Winn and Ruby bond over having supervillain parents.

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber and David Schaub


439

Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 Reaction: Les Écorchés

Westworld

Your “host” Kelly has to tag in two other Westworld theorizers since Don is in the body shop at the moment. Welcome Curtis and Christopher to a completely improvised setup after they finish watching near WWDC using Kelly’s iPhone and some number of adapters.

Kelly Guimont


438

In The Village: Teaser - The Prisoner (2009)

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika are back for a quick “thank you” to all our listeners and to tell you a bit about our thoughts on “Arrival”, the first episode of the 2009 AMC miniseries. We also point you over to the First Class Lounge feed for Incomparable members, where you can hear even more!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


437

Westworld S2E6 Analysis: Phase Space

Westworld

This week, “hosts” Kelly and Don are joined by fellow Westworld fan Tom Bridge, who discusses the evolution of the season so far, thoughts on Shogun World, and we watch Don wave from the station as Kelly and Tom hop on board a theory train.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


436

Supergirl S3E19 Review: “The Fanatical”

Supergirl

Once again the questionable tactics of lying to one’s friends, or lying to protect one’s friends, is discussed, along with (gasp) an actual good reason for James to want to be Guardian. And there’s a weird cult with funky rocks that create Worldkillers. Because that makes sense.

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber


435

Luther Rewind: S3E1-2

Luther

It is time to kick off a new series of Luther and this starts out hard and fast. Snitches abound from the inside and out. Dirty Harry ain’t got nothing on DCI John Luther. Grab your overcoat and have a cup of tea with the Broken Boys as they look at the first half of the series.

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Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Jason Johnson, Eric Scott and Sean Schbley


434

The Good Place Rewind: S2E1-2

The Good Place

Our crack team of podcasting cockroaches gather once again together with special guest extraordinaire Glenn Fleishman to cover the first two episodes in the back catalog of “The Good Place” season 2.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner, Javier Matusevich and Glenn Fleishman


433

Westworld S2E6 Reaction: Phase Space

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don react to yet another ho-hum episode of Season 2 of Westworld and wonder if we’re ever going to get any more actual plot advancement.*

*This is what the young people call “sarcasm.”

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


432

Westworld S2E5 Analysis: Akane No Mai

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for S2E5 of Westworld! They dig deep into theories, discuss what happened, and ponder the halfway point of Season Two.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


431

Supergirl S3E18 Review: “Shelter from the Storm”

Supergirl

Much discussion this week about how deception is maybe, just maybe, the wrong policy most of the time, especially when talking to the daughter of a supervillain. And Supergirl continues to cede the moral high ground to Lena in the “No one should be allowed to have Kryptonite” debate.

David Schaub with Brianna Taeuber


430

Arrow S6E23 Review: “Life Sentence”

Arrow

As season 6 draws to a close, the Speedy Arrowcast team puts their differences aside for one last mission. We discuss the questionable persistence of some villains, the sad unrealized fate of Quentin Lance, and why you should always be suspicious when Oliver Queen wants to shake your hand. Plus, our overall thoughts on this season and where we rank it (or not) compared to what has come before.

Thanks for tuning in for this season of the Arrowcast—you, readers, are why we do this. See you next fall.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 23

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


429

Westworld S2E5 Reaction: Akane No Mai

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don flip out, theorize, and give their impressions S2E5 of Westworld after seeing it once. Hear them race the clock to get all their thoughts into twenty minutes!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


428

Westworld S2E4 Analysis: Riddle of the Sphinx

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don discuss the latest episode of Westworld at length with friend of the show Jim Truher! Come for the theories, stay for the brain velvet cupcakes!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


427

Supergirl S3E17 Review: “Trinity”

Supergirl

It’s all Super Science and Meanwhiles this week on the podcast as an eclipse for some reason affects Supergirl more than night does. Lena is suddenly mistrusted again because she used (gasp!) Kryptonite to contain Reign. Supergirl hates exercise! James chooses Lena over Supergirl. Winn gives Alex a Supersuit with magnets!

Trish Matson with David Schaub


426

Arrow S6E22 Review: “The Ties That Bind”

Arrow

It’s the penultimate episode of season 6, and the Speedy Arrowcast puts aside their differences to take on the real threat. We discuss the poor aim and deliberative tactics of Ricardo Diaz’s thugs, some puzzling decryption methods, and why you should always consult experts when showing cooking onscreen.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 22

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


425

Westworld S2E4 Reaction: Riddle of the Sphinx

Westworld

“Hosts” Kelly and Don give their initial reactions to the latest episode of Westworld, the aesthetic of the (hatch) “apartment,” and Kelly coins the phrase Brain Velvet Cupcakes much to Don’s delight.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


424

Westworld S2E3 Analysis: Virtu E Fortuna

Westworld

Your “hosts” Don and Kelly take a deep dive into the third episode of Season Two, pondering what it all means and discussing a couple of the answers given in this episode. It goes without saying this might be a bit of a bummer if you haven’t seen the episode first…

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


423

Supergirl S3E16 Review: “Of Two Minds”

Supergirl

Team Supergirl is out to stop Pestilence, while Lena works to determine how to remove Reign from Sam. You know, by electrocuting her repeatedly. Meanwhile, social media evidently doesn’t exist in the future.

Trish Matson with David Schaub, Brianna Taeuber and Michael Gabriel


422

Luther Rewind: S2E3-4

Luther

When D&D dips into the Luther-Verse, the game is forever changed. The boys find themselves sifting through the ashes of Luther and Ripley’s investigation. We ask the question, was this a satisfying season? And what will become of the world’s greatest detective?

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Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Eric Scott, Jason Johnson and Sean Schbley


421

Arrow S6E21 Review: “Docket No. 11-19-41-73”

Arrow

Twists and turns and legal mumbo-jumbo this week as Team Speedy Arrowcast sets in for the trial of the century season. We discuss the inherent legal issues of a witness who jumps through a skylight, some long overdue acting like adults, and where this season might end up leaving our good friend Oliver Queen.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 21

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


420

Westworld S2E3 Reaction: Virtu E Fortuna

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don race the clock to talk about all the things they did (and didn’t) see in the latest episode. Does it sound like anything to you?

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


419

Westworld S2E2 Analysis: Reunion

Westworld

After their initial reaction, your “hosts” Kelly and Don had some time to review and ponder and spin up their own personal theory machines including a couple that get created in the middle of recording the episode!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


418

Supergirl S3E15 Review: “In Search of Lost Time”

Supergirl

M’yrnn J’onzz attempts to mend his failing mental faculties but succeeds in putting the whammy on most of the DEO. Kara learns some cape-fu from Mon El but gives vent to a lot of her problems with him, under the influence(?) of the whammy. And Lena tries to find the dividing line between Sam and Reign.

David Schaub with Brianna Taeuber and Deanna Chapman


417

Arrow S6E20 Review: “Shifting Allegiances”

Arrow

Threads start getting tied up as the season hits its final stride. We discuss why it’s always important to ask your Russian gangster friends before you try to help them out, the bizarre command structures of a quasi-military intelligence apparatus, and of course, that weirdly familiar Chinese restaurant. And check out the post show for some bonus conspiracy theories about next week’s shocking episode.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 20

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


416

Westworld S2E2 Reaction: Reunion

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don discuss Episode Two which answered a half ton of questions, but generated a ton more. Listen to them race against the clock!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


415

Supergirl S3E14 Review: “Schott Through the Heart”

Supergirl

Supergirl is finally back, and under discussion this week are evolving Worldkillers, killer toys, Pa J’onzz’s deteriorating mental faculties, and Team Supergirl’s skills at Karaoke.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


414

Westworld S2E1 Analysis: Journey Into Night

Westworld

You got the quick reaction episode, now see how your “hosts” Kelly and Don feel about the second season premiere after a few days of introspection and more viewings of the first episode.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


413

Arrow S6E19 Review: “The Dragon”

Arrow

You wanted to know more about this season’s Big Bad, Ricardo “The Dragon” Diaz? Well, be careful what you wish for. Topics of discussion include perfect smarmy casting, what constitutes a healthy pour of scotch, and how weird it is when Oliver is the only joyful spot in an episode.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 19

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


412

Westworld Reaction S2E1: Journey Into Night

Westworld

Your “Hosts” Kelly and Don are back for Season Two, with their attempt at a quick episode immediately after watching the season premiere. Really, they tried.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


411

Luther Rewind: S2E1-2

Luther

Luther is back and series 2 has changed “the state of play,” as our lovely Alice would say. Luther becomes a man over a barrel while trying to solve a horrific copycat of British murder. Join us as we slice the series in half to see what is beating on the inside.

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Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Sean Schbley, Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


410

Arrow S6E18 Review: “Fundamentals”

Arrow

Hop yourself up on some Vertigo, because this week’s episode is a real trip. (See what I did there?) Discussion topics include drawing bad conclusions, the murder of cabbages, and what’s real and what’s not, man.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 18

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


409

Westworld Rewind, S1E4: Dissonance Theory

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you some news and some discussion of the fourth episode of Westworld along with “guest” Jim Truher making his podcasting debut! Come for the rewatch, stay for the theories.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


408

Arrow S6E17 Review: “Brothers in Arms”

Arrow

There’s plenty of wrasslin’ going on in this week’s episode, which has both Team Arrow and Team Speedy Arrowcast divided. Accusations are thrown! The gloves, which were never on, come off! And when the dust clears, things will never be the same. We discuss loyalty miscalculations, why you should always move glass display cases full of superhero outfits before you get into a fight, and how sometimes an arrow full of ball bearings is actually a metaphor.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 17

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


407

Luther Rewind: S1E4-6

Luther

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Season one is over already? Do not fear, season two is just a murder case away for the great DCI Luther. First, we need to see how John deals with a new case file of a serial killing cabbie. Then there’s the double cross that had our panelists making sure their glasses were not smudged.

Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Sean Schbley, Jason Johnson and Eric Scott


406

Arrow S6E16 Review: “The Thanatos Guild”

Arrow

We bid adieu to an original character on the Speedy Arrowcast that week, but everybody agrees it was time for them to move along to something better. Other areas of discussion include the definition of mathematician, Roy’s sweet ball cap, and why the League of Assassins and its offshoots might want to hire us as brand consultants.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 16

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


405

Westworld Rewind Bonus: Full S2 Trailer

Westworld

We officially got a Season Two Trailer. So of course your “hosts” Kelly and Don watched it many times, obsessed over it, spun up a bunch of theories, and then tried to stuff two hours of analysis into a 15 minute sack.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


404

Team Cockroach: Season 2 Wrap-up

The Good Place

Team Cockroach wraps “The Good Place” season 2 up like an eternal burrito. We talk about our favorite and not-so-favorite moments and where things are going for Season 3.

Andrew Pontious with Javier Matusevich, Rachel Addleman and Sarah Gardner


403

Arrow S6E15 Review: “Doppelgänger”

Arrow

This week, a fan favorite returns to Arrow. But that doesn’t stem our questions: Why do you train fighters on a disco dance floor? What kind of plan involves getting arrested by the police that you may or may not control? And when you’ve seen a character switch sides three or four times, can the stakes get any lower?

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 15

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


402

The Alienist S1E06 Review: “Ascension”

The Alienist

Stakeouts, chases, false starts, disappointments, and still we learn new things. We learn that Stevie makes an awful girl. We learn that Moore may be turning over a new leaf. We learn that Sara understands why men will never be good at typing. Yeah, typing. And we learn a little more of the truth behind Kreizler’s childhood. J. P. Morgan issues a veiled threat. And we learn who the murderer most definitely is not…

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


401

The Alienist S1E05 Review: “Hildebrandt’s Starling”

The Alienist

We come to the halfway point in the series, and Kreizler’s more puzzled than ever. Moore proposes to Sara—in jest? What if he were serious? But she doesn’t answer that question. After a visit to character actor David Warner, Kreizler takes Moore on a trip to Sing Sing. But it’s only after a visit to an Episcopal church that Kreizler realizes the murderer’s pattern isn’t the numbers of the dates…and Roosevelt rides into action to catch the killer…or does he?

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


400

Westworld Rewind, S1E3: The Stray

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you some news, some in-depth discussion of #NoFrameWasted, and continue to amuse themselves (and hopefully you) with theories about what happens in Season Two. (Insert spoiler warning here)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


399

Arrow S6E14 Review: “Collision Course”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team is at odds this week as we discuss when characters act like adults or not, why assuming your very public doppelganger’s identity may not be the best idea, and whether bringing the spitting image of your deceased daughter to a remote cabin in the woods crosses the old “too creepy” line.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 14

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


398

Luther Rewind: S1E1-3

Luther

After a small hiatus the Broken Boys are back with a rewatching of the BBC’s Luther starring Idris Elba. With the upcoming new season of Luther within reach, the boys decided to take a hard look at Luther to discuss the intricacies of this acclaimed show.

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Philip Mozolak and Devin Higgins with Eric Scott, Jason Johnson and Sean Schbley


397

Supergirl S3E13 Review: “Both Sides Now”

Supergirl

Team Supergirl goes after Purity with all the subtlety of Johnny Weir’s hair! The show gets a villian who’s as interesting as her alter-ego for a change, Mon-El and Imra carry the CW drama for the week, and Alex seems to be prone to drastic changes in behavior from one scene to the next.

Trish Matson with David Schaub and Jess Viator


396

The Alienist S1E04 Review: “These Bloody Thoughts”

The Alienist

Everyone is watching someone this time around. Kreizler meets an old patient and discovers some simplistic psychology. Sara observes a young mother with an empty perambulator. Moore asks Mary out to a moving picture show. The Issacson brothers are looking to the sky and discover how the killer climbs up and down. And by the end, the killer is perhaps watching the entire group as they wonder why Kreizler has called them all together—as does Kreizler, who did not. Surveillance takes its toll…

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


395

Arrow S6E12-13 Review: “All For Nothing/The Devil’s Greatest Trick”

Arrow

With Dan finally done being trapped on an island, the team reconvenes for a two-fer. We discuss important questions like why a genius super-hacker has really bad password hygiene, when you shouldn’t get in a car with Quentin Lance, and why kids make nonsensical decisions when the plot forces them to.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 12-13

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


394

Westworld Rewind, S1E2: Chestnut

Westworld

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you a bit of news, their thoughts on what they want aside from the television episodes, and introduce you to the Patron Saint of the Uncanny Valley.

Note: Discussion of the Super Bowl ad happened in a bonus episode you can hear separately.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


393

Supergirl S3E12 Review: “For Good”

Supergirl

Multiple assassination attempts! The reappearance of Lena’s annoying mother, who has the virtue of at least being more interesting than Edge. Oh, and what’s up with Sam/Reign’s physiology?

David Schaub with Brianna Taeuber


392

Star Trek: Discovery S1E15 Review: “Will You Take My Hand”

Star Trek: Discovery

So we reach the end! We say a Vulcan Goodbye to this first season of “Star Trek: Discovery” with a look at a shocking final scene, a rushed ending, a surprising conversion by Admiral Cornwell, some abrupt goodbyes, and Tilly’s “just say no” moment.

Scott McNulty with Joe Rosensteel and Jason Snell


391

The Alienist S1E03 Review: “Silver Smile”

The Alienist

There’s another murder, we sort of but not quite discover what happened to Moore after the last episode’s fade out, we wonder why he isn’t more shaken by it, and then there’s another murder. But this time, Kreizler and his Victorian Scooby Gang are able to process the crime scene before the police department. And curiously, we find the one on one conversational scenes far more thrilling than the vibrant action scenes.

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


390

The Alienist S1E02 Review: “A Fruitful Partnership”

The Alienist

After discovering a new way to light a darkened morgue, David and Jess take a closer look at how the story develops and diverges from the novel. Also, is there a need for an eyeball counter? This show really loves close-ups of eyeballs. And Kreizler questions whether or not Moore has served his purpose already, sending Moore off on his own…which might not be a great idea…

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


389

The Good Place S2E12 Review: “Somewhere Else”

The Good Place

Michael and Janet arrive to save the day! More than one person says “hot diggity dog!” 3/4 of Team Cockroach return to discuss the season 2 finale’s twists and turns, and what may be on tap for season 3.

Andrew Pontious with Sarah Gardner and Rachel Addleman


388

Westworld Rewind, Bonus Episode: Season Two Trailer

Westworld

Kelly and Don spent a couple of afternoons geeking out on the Super Bowl ad and the companion extended trailer. Kelly set a timer and they both work against the clock to tell you all the good parts (narrator: they’re all good parts).

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


387

Westworld Rewind, S1E1: The Original

Westworld

Kelly and Don return at last for some news, a recap of the first episode now that we Know What Happens, and try not to deviate too far from their loops.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


386

Supergirl S3E11 Review: “Fort Rozz”

Supergirl

In the course of discussing this episode, our panel inaugurates a new segment called “Super Science!”, in which eye-roll inducing scientific whoppers are properly called out. In this case, gender-deterministic stellar radiation is chief offender, but there are several other contenders. All in service of a solid episode, funnily enough.

Trish Matson with Michael Gabriel and David Schaub


385

Star Trek: Discovery S1E14 Review: “The War Without, The War Within”

Star Trek: Discovery

The penultimate episode has arrived, and with it, we discover the fall-out — tactically and emotionally — of the Discovery’s return to the Klingon-Federation War. Ash Tyler grapples with his security wristband and identity crisis! Tilly shows her human decency! Sarek and the Emperor are the universe’s weirdest mom and dad! And Admiral Cornwell returns to assert her authority with a few choices that we have serious questions about.

Scott McNulty with Erika Ensign and Jason Snell


384

The Alienist S1E01 Review: “The Boy on the Bridge”

The Alienist

Taking a look at TNT’s new adaptation of the novel “The Alienist”, a story of a serial killer in 1896 New York City, contrasting the poorest sections downtown with the Gilded Age uptown. David and Jess puzzle over why the crime reporter who narrated the book is suddenly a newspaper illustrator, why the production design is excruciating in its historical detail and supposed accuracy while this version of Teddy Roosevelt is not, and what is with the eyeball soup?

David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


383

In The Village: “Fall Out”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven fall out over the way The Prisoner ends, but have enjoyed doing this podcast very much indeed.

Be seeing you?

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


382

The Punisher War Journal: Episodes 10-13

The Punisher

It has been too long, my brothers and sisters in arms, but the final three and finale are here. The “Broken Brothers” close out the final installments of Frank’s journey. We deliberate and expound on the Marvel Television Universe. Strap in… this one is a doozy.

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Philip Mozolak with Sean Schbley, Jason Johnson, Devin Higgins and Eric Scott


381

Arrow S6E11 Review: “We Fall”

Arrow

We pour one out for a dearly departed minor character this week, who gets offed in a most disrespectful fashion. Also up for discussion are whether you should let your pre-teen son watch you fill people with arrows, Chekhov’s amazing nerve-damage-repairing chip, and the return of the Tech Z Team.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 11

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


380

Star Trek: Discovery S1E13 Review: “What’s Past is Prologue”

Star Trek: Discovery

This week wave goodbye to the mirror universe and… certain… characters… as we ride a mycelial shockwave back to somewhere near our point of origin. Joining Scott and Jason on the ride this time are two representatives of Scotland. We discuss why Burnham is great, what the motivations of Georgiou are, and parallels between “Game of Thrones” and “Discovery.” Two more episodes to go!

Scott McNulty with Liz Myles, James Thomson and Jason Snell


379

The Good Place S2E11 Review: “The Burrito”

The Good Place

Who will the judge be? Turns out it’s not a burrito, it’s Maya Rudoph, and she’s here to tell you how cute your british accent is! Aluminium, testing, and hilarity ensue in this episode of Team Cockroach.

Sarah Gardner with Andrew Pontious, Rachel Addleman and Javier Matusevich


378

Supergirl S3E10 Review: “Legion of Super-Heroes”

Supergirl

The effectiveness of glasses and masks as disguises in the Berlantiverse is discussed, along with the general “Meh” opinion of Reign as a character. Also, maybe an explanation of Legion Rings would’ve been nice?

Dan Drusch with Kelly Guimont, Brianna Taeuber and Alan Yu


377

In The Village: “Once upon a Time”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika have made it to the penultimate episode of The Prisoner. Once upon a time, Erika enjoyed this show…

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


376

Arrow S6E10 Review: “Divided”

Arrow

The team gets back together just in time to fall apart. As we pick up our story after the winter hiatus, we’ve got a lot of important issues to talk about, including why you should pick your shots carefully, thinking through your whole trap plan, and, of course, the responsible use of other people’s money to build expensive prototype chips to stop your friends suffering from nerve damage. We wrap up with our brief, spoiler-free impressions of the CW’s newest superhero offering, Black Lightning.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 10

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


375

Star Trek: Discovery S1E12 Review: “Vaulting Ambition”

Star Trek: Discovery

The conspiracy closet has blown wide open! Our wildest speculations come to pass in this episode, which sees a mycelial mind-meld, the most dangerous Golden Snitch ever, some Klingon laser-finger surgery, disturbing Terran Empire cuisine, fast thinking by Burnham, and the revelation of just what the heck is going on inside the mind of Captain Lorca.

Scott McNulty with Aleen Simms and Jason Snell


374

The Good Place S2E10 Review: “Rhonda, Diana, Jake and Trent”

The Good Place

We’re finally here at the Bad Place Headquarters, and our friends are having trouble looking the part. Will they reach the portal or will they get caught by Shawn?

Rachel Addleman with Andrew Pontious, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


373

In The Village: “The Girl Who Was Death”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven DISAGREE. Like, a lot. Mostly because Erika doesn’t like fun.

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Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


372

Star Trek: Discovery S1E11 Review: “The Wolf Inside”

Star Trek: Discovery

The U.S.S. Discovery is still in the Mirror Universe and we meet more counterparts to people we know. Burnham agonizes over major ethical questions while Lorca is agonized. A lot. Plus what happens when a not so secret Klingon meets himself? Nothing good!

Scott McNulty with David J. Loehr


371

The Good Place S2E9 Review: “Best Self”

The Good Place

Hot air balloons, confessed secrets, and a dance party. Team Cockroach discusses the latest “Good Place” episode, where our friends reminisce about their past and wonder about their future, before going to a place the show (literally) has never gone before. All aboard!

Javier Matusevich with Rachel Addleman, Andrew Pontious and Sarah Gardner


370

In The Village: Nicholas Briggs Interview

The Prisoner

In November, 2017, Steven and Erika attended L.I. Who (Long Island’s Doctor Who convention) and took the opportunity to sit down with Nicholas Briggs. You may know Nick as the voice of the Daleks, but he is also executive producer at Big Finish Productions. We grill him about Big Finish’s audio re-imagining of The Prisoner and his personal history with the show.

Two words: Orange Rover.

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign with Nicholas Briggs


369

The Good Place S2E8 Review: “Leap to Faith”

The Good Place

Team Cockroach, a podcast from Incomparable listeners about NBC’s “The Good Place”, is back after the winter break! Shawn shows up to reward Michael for his good work. Should the team trust that Michael is helping them secretly, or are they heading to the Bad Place for real this time?

Sarah Gardner with Andrew Pontious, Rachel Addleman and Javier Matusevich


368

Star Trek: Discovery S1E10 Review: “Despite Yourself”

Star Trek: Discovery

The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has returned to our screens, but they find themselves in a different universe. In this episode we revisit the Vulcan Hello, open the porous door that once separated us from the Conspiracy Closet, express excitement about numerous references to previous Star Trek series, and bid farewell (or do we? it’s “Star Trek”) to a recurring character in a moment with a lot of dramatic impact but some unfortunate resonances to some modern TV tropes.

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


367

In The Village: “Living in Harmony”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika go on for quite a while about this unique episode of a unique series. Welcome to the old west — a place Erika doesn’t generally like to find herself, but The Prisoner breaks all the rules!

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


366

Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special Review: “Twice Upon a Time”

Doctor Who

Christmas means more Doctor Who! Time to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi, hello and goodbye to David Bradley’s First Doctor, to Pearl Mackie as Bill, and maybe some other familiar faces will show up. Plus, this episode marks the end of the Steven Moffat era! So much to talk about… so we do.

Jason Snell with Moisés Chiullan, David J. Loehr and James Thomson


365

In The Village: “Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven dig into what’s almost an AU episode of The Prisoner. It doesn’t really fit the continuity of the show, but does that matter? Not when it’s an episode this interesting.

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


364

The Punisher War Journal: Episodes 7-9

The Punisher

This episode of the War Journal we put ourselves in the “Crosshairs” of Frank’s .50 cal to relish the “Cold Steel” of his rifle only to find ourselves standing “Front Towards Enemy.” It is a sticky situation for sure, but this team knows how to clip the right wire and make it out alive.

Philip Mozolak with Devin Higgins, Sean Schbley, Jason Johnson and Eric Scott


363

“Mr. Robot” Season 3 wrap-up review

Mr. Robot

It’s time to break down the highs and lows of “Mr. Robot” season three. What does Whiterose want? How scary is Bobby Cannavale? Where was Tyrell? Are we supposed to like Phillip Price? From duality to longing to rewind time, we break down an exciting and tumultuous season.

Jason Snell with Stephen Hackett and Federico Viticci


362

Supergirl S3E9 Review: “Reign”

Supergirl

Our panel discusses the Season 3 mid-season finale, covering Sam’s lack of work/super-villain balance, the possibility of finding a non-spiked beverage at Kara’s Holiday Party, and Supergirl’s failure to take her fight with Reign to somewhere other than a city full of people.

David Schaub with Brianna Taeuber and Dan Drusch


361

Arrow S6E9 Review: “Irreconcilable Differences”

Arrow

Everybody loves a wedding! But what everybody loves less is sowing discord and mistrust among your team members. The team assembles for the midseason finale, and discusses important topics like why maybe you don’t give away your boss’s identity to a crazy vigilante, the importance of checking your lair regularly for bugs, and who thought it was a good idea to let your henchman stand next to all the big bads.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 9

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


360

In The Village: “A Change of Mind”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika watch another episode of The Prisoner. There was no change of mind for Erika since the last time she watched this one. Sadly.

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


359

The Punisher War Journal: Episodes 4-6

The Punisher

It is time for a resupply and to get the gun wall in order and looking pretty. Get your equipment ready and join us as the super team goes deep to find out how our broken characters find a reason to survive.

Philip Mozolak with Sean Schbley, Devin Higgins, Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


358

In The Village: “It’s Your Funeral”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven discuss multiple theories about multiple number 2s. And Erika disagrees with received fan wisdom (to no one’s surprise). She also gets to use the word “oleaginous”, which is always a good time.

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


357

Supergirl S3E8 Review: “Crisis on Earth-X”

Supergirl

Our panel discusses the 4-part crossover in a slightly jumbo episode. Topics under consideration are the fact that the bad guys get the best lines, Snart is entirely awesome, and who decided on the Earth numbering scheme, anyway?

Michael Gabriel with Trish Matson, David Schaub, Brianna Taeuber and Jess Viator


356

Supergirl S3E7 Review: “Wake Up”

Supergirl

Our panel briefly discusses Martian bladder capacity, Mon-El’s evasiveness, and Sam’s disappointing “waking” to become Reign.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


355

Voltron: Legendary Defender S4 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

What probably should have been the second half of Season 3 was released in October as Season 4, but the status quo changes kept on coming! Four brave rebels in the Voltron Coalition debate the merits of Power Rangers tours, muse upon the challenges of marrying Action for Kids with Complex Political Storytelling, and wonder just what the hell Lotor is up to.

Shannon Sudderth with Chip Sudderth, Dan Moren and Alyssa Franke


354

Arrow S6E8 Review: “Crisis on Earth-X”

Arrow

A time like this comes only once per year: it’s crossover season. Team Speedy Arrowcast assembles to discuss the entire four-way crossover of DC’s TV universe (Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and fields live questions from readers. At the end, only one co-host will be left standing.

Important topics of discussions include DC’s stellar job at inclusivity and diversity, John Diggle’s superpower, why superheroes should never get married, our delight over the return of a familiar face, and our frustration over the story’s major death. Plus, we review reader suggestions for our new rating rubric.

Crisis on Earth-X

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


353

In The Village: “Hammer into Anvil”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika enjoy seeing our hero succeed at something for a change. And to do it so deviously? Lovely. Lovely enough to forgive the lack of cosplay options.

And Steven was right; “It’s Your Funeral” is the next ep.

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


352

Arrow S6E7 Review: “Thanksgiving”

Arrow

It’s the time of the year when we give thanks. Even when the episode in question raises important issues like “when is it okay for vigilantes to beat up fake cops?” And “should you really be fighting about your startup name while there’s a bomb threat?” And, perhaps most significantly, “Billy Joel?!” But, hey, at least we got a character back!

(Note that this episode does contain minor discussion of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover, which will itself be covered more fully in the future.)

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 7

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


351

The Punisher War Journal: Episodes 1-3

The Punisher

It is time to punch and claw our way through the new Marvel Netflix series, “The Punisher.” We met Frank Castle during Daredevil Season 2, now we meet the man behind the trigger and pain. A special elite hit squad of Incomparable listeners join Moze for a mission to discuss how The Punisher falls inside the Marvel Universe.

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Philip Mozolak with Devin Higgins, Eric Scott, Jason Johnson and Sean Schbley


350

In The Village: “Checkmate”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven discuss one of the more straightforward episodes of The Prisoner. Straightforwardly.

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Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


349

Supergirl S3E6 Review: “Midvale”

Supergirl

Our panel questions why the kids at Midvale High are oddly meh about the murder (or even just death) of a student, the fact that apparently of everyone at the DEO, only J’onn J’onzz owns a car, and the vagaries of Alex and Kara coming to terms with their recent relationship trouble.

Also, Trish is clearly not over the Maggie-Alex breakup, because she just can’t stop calling Alex “Maggie.”

Trish Matson with Alan Yu, Brianna Taeuber and Scott Grizzle


348

Arrow S6E6 Review: “Promises Kept”

Arrow

This week on the Speedy Arrowcast we discuss the conclusion of the two-part Deathstroke arc. Hot topics include why you shouldn’t put your gang’s hideout in a high school gymnasium, the old “throw a grenade and run away” trick, and the odd choice of revealing that you were a child psychopath and that you have a secret sibling in one fell swoop.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 6

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


347

In The Village: “Dance of the Dead”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika try (and largely fail) to make sense of “Dance of the Dead”, but we have many reasons why this episode should be earlier and later than “Many Happy Returns” (not to mention many other eps).

At least there are lovely costumes to look at!

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


346

Supergirl S3E5 Review: “Damage”

Supergirl

Our panel discusses the polysyllabic chemicals and Morgan Edge’s questionable plans to profit from causing death and destruction in his city, along with Alex and Maggie’s breakup as an example of grownups behaving like grownups, something the CW doesn’t always specialize in.

Trish Matson with Brianna Taeuber, Jess Viator and David Schaub


345

Arrow S6E5 Review: “Deathstroke Returns”

Arrow

This week, the Speed Arrowcast is off on a secret murder mission camping trip, as they discuss why it’s important to have as many murder words in your codename as possible, why Vigilante has gone purely SSD for his computers, and the inevitable future where Ollie will have no choice but to bust out his cooking skills to take down bad guys.

We also talk about the recent news regarding an Arrowverse producer who’s been suspended pending an investigation of sexual harassment, and why we believe and stand with the women.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 5

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


344

Star Trek: Discovery S1E9 Review: “Into the Forest I Go”

Star Trek: Discovery

Grab your phaser — it’s time for the fall finale of “Star Trek: Discovery!” Jason and Scott break down the Klingon action, the drama back on the Discovery, and venture behind the Gorn skeleton once again as we enter Conspiracy Corner. Into the forest we go!

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


343

The Defenders S1E8 Review: “The Defenders”

The Defenders

We have reached the end of the season and now it is time to talk finale with an eye over our shoulder to see how we got here. Was this Marvel team-up good enough? We found some shiny points, as well as some holes 30 ninjas couldn’t fill. Join us as we blow up a building and sift through the wreckage.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


342

In The Village: “Many Happy Returns”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven return to The Village to talk about one of their favorite episodes of the whole series. Does it accomplish anything? Does that even matter?

We also uncover “the flapjack agenda”. We’re going way down the rabbit hole on this one.

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


341

Arrow S6E4 Review: “Reversal”

Arrow

Buckle in, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. While John is off on a solo story, Dan and Guy discuss the subtle nuances of character and carefully crafted plot that make this epis—nope, just kidding. This week’s episode of Arrow has technology take the foreground and we try to explain where it all went wrong.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 4

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Dan Moren with Guy English


340

The Good Place S2E7 Review: “Derek”

The Good Place

Team Cockroach, a podcast from Incomparable listeners about NBC’s “The Good Place”, returns! In this episode, Tahani and Jason take a big step, Eleanor comes clean with Chidi, and Michael tries to keep Janet and her new boyfriend Derek from blowing the team’s cover with Vicky and Shawn.

Sarah Gardner with Rachel Addleman, Andrew Pontious and Javier Matusevich


339

Supergirl S3E4 Review: “The Faithful”

Supergirl

Our panel tries, unsuccessfully, to untangle the logic of Coville’s Cult of Rao/Supergirl, comparing them to the Appalachian snake handlers. (The Supergirl Supercast does not endorse throwing snakes at people.) They also mull possible ways for Maggie and Alex to get past the whole having children or not having children thing.

Trish Matson with Mandy Self and Brianna Taeuber


338

Star Trek: Discovery S1E8 Review: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

Star Trek: Discovery

Brush up on your Latin, put on your running shoes, and scream for the guard outside the door! It’s time for our report on the latest episode of “Star Trek: Discovery”, in which a landing party comes into an unexpected contact with spore aliens, the Klingon plot gets some real forward momentum, and Stamets reveals that all is not well at the heart of the Spore Drive.

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


337

In The Village: “The General”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika get very specific about “The General”. Down with scary computers and rote learning! Up with drapes and top hats and sunglasses!

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


336

Supergirl S3E3 Review: “Far from the Tree”

Supergirl

Martians do what Martians do. Join a trio of Incomparable listeners as they break down the latest “Supergirl.” Topics discussed: Weaponized Britney Spears music, shape-shifting technology, which isn’t a thing, and Maggie and J’onn J’onzz’s daddy issues.

Michael Gabriel with Dan Drusch and David Schaub


335

Rock Facts: “The Unknown”

Over the Garden Wall

We’ve come to the end. The final episode of Over the Garden Wall focuses on the final showdown between Wirt and The Beast, but Brian and Truj focus on the developing relationship of the brothers, how terrifying The Beast is and why they’ve never Googled what he looks like, and the incredible series of vignettes that closes the show.

Finally, your cohosts get very emotional about the end of Rock Facts. Thank you so much for listening.

Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton


334

The Defenders S1E7 Review: “Fish in the Jailhouse”

The Defenders

There be dragons on this game of heroes? Wait, what?! It is time for a penultimate recap of our Defenders getting down and dirty before the fall of everything we know. Tony, Lisa and Moze explore the finer details of how a team up deals with a less than adversary. Dive into the hole under New York City with us to maybe find the real narrative hole.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


333

Arrow S6E3 Review: “Next of Kin”

Arrow

There’s a new sheriff Green Arrow in town, and his name is John Diggle! This week, the team discusses whether you should (or can?) turn a proposed bill into a referendum, why cool sunglasses solve all of our problems, and whether you should jump in slow motion only to land and talk to your friends.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 3

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


332

Supergirl S3E2 Review: “Triggers”

Supergirl

Our listener-led Supergirl crew is back with a recap of the latest episode. This podcast is free of psychic attacks.

Trish Matson with David Schaub, Jess Viator, Scott Grizzle and Alan Yu


331

Rock Facts: “Into the Unknown”

Over the Garden Wall

We take a trip back in time, before the series started, to establish how Wirt and Greg arrived in The Unknown. Meanwhile, Truj and Brian ponder cassettes, make jokes about The Used, and do their best Jason Funderberker impressions.

Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton


330

The Good Place S2E6 Review: “Janet and Michael”

The Good Place

It’s time for Team Cockroach, a podcast generated by Incomparable listeners about NBC’s “The Good Place”! This week, Michael investigates Janet’s glitches and comes to an unexpected discovery.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


329

Star Trek: Discovery S1E7 Review: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”

Star Trek: Discovery

This week Scott is joined by David Loehr, perhaps not for the first time, to discuss twists in time and in the plot of this week’s episode of “Star Trek: Discovery.” (Yes, we know, there are issues with Scott’s audio. He was caught in a time loop during the recording of this episode and we can’t go back and change it now.)

Scott McNulty with David J. Loehr


328

In The Village: “The Schizoid Man”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven are pretty sure who they are, but not entirely sure how and why everything in this episode happens as it does. Ready for some headcanon? Because we have some to spare. Just like with number 6’s, two headcanons are better than one?

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


327

Rock Facts: “Babes in the Wood”

Over the Garden Wall

Nathan Alderman joins Truj and Brian for a very special episode of Rock Facts! We break down the bizarre yet poignant Cloud City sequence, what it means for Greg’s character, and how it sets up the final episodes of the series. Music, classic animation, depression allegories, and a slew of creative influences are also discussed.

Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj with Nathan Alderman


326

Arrow S6E2 Review: “Tribute”

Arrow

Oh no, Oliver Queen has been unmasked as the Green Arrow…again. We discuss that, plus what it means to have honor as a gangster, Oliver’s bad parenting advice, and—finally!—the in-depth investigation of the team’s finances that we truly deserve.

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 2

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


325

Star Trek: Discovery S1E6 Review: “Lethe”

Star Trek: Discovery

This week Sarek returns and gets a Vulcan goodbye from a logic extremist, Burnham learns a surprising secret about her past and how she ended up in Starfleet, Lorca proves himself an adept manager and an unstable sleeping companion, and Tilly has a run-in with a snide food replicator. Scott mispronounces names and we try to correct him. Also, we inaugurate a new segment of the show, the Conspiracy Phaser! (If you don’t want to hear our wild spoilery speculation about where the show is going plot-wise, we will give you full warning so you can bail out.)

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell and Joe Rosensteel


324

The Good Place S2E5 Review: “The Trolley Problem”

The Good Place

It’s time for Team Cockroach, a podcast generated by Incomparable listeners about NBC’s “The Good Place”! In this episode, Michael takes the trolley problem out of theory and into real life, and Chidi doesn’t like it. Meanwhile, Tahani and Jason start having relationship issues, and turn to Janet to be their therapist, with far-reaching results.

Andrew Pontious with Rachel Addleman, Sarah Gardner and Javier Matusevich


323

Rock Facts: “The Ringing of the Bell”

Over the Garden Wall

In discussing the brothers’ misadventure with Lorna and Auntie Whispers, Truj and Brian discuss turtle symbolism, teenage love, and closet logistics. Just goes to show you stuff!

Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton


322

In The Village: “Free For All”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika provide a PSA on the importance of checking your microphone input fully and thoroughly before recording. Just because you’re hearing your voices through headphones that are plugged into the mic, it doesn’t mean that mic is the one picking up the voices.

But we stayed on brand (lazy) and didn’t re-record — just switched to the proper mic as soon as the problem became apparent. It required slightly less laziness to piece those bits together and make them usable, but as fancy professional podcasters, this didn’t take a terribly unreasonable effort.

Please feel free to call an election for alternative podcast hosts if you’d like. We here In The Village are all about fostering democratic choice. Just be careful about whom you choose to run against us. Some candidates have ideas of their own and are distressingly hard to control.

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


321

The Defenders S1E6 Review: “Ashes, Ashes”

The Defenders

“The Defenders” takes a dive at the dynamics of what makes a superhero team-up… well, super! Lisa, Tony and Moze start to cut through and analyze this episode with our special brand of fine-toothed comb. We look at how power levels and pairing off teammates works inside of the story up to now.

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Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar with Lisa Schmeiser


320

Rock Facts: “Lullaby in Frogland”

Over the Garden Wall

Your hosts’ favorite episode of Over the Garden Wall is Lullaby in Frogland, which means that Brian gets emotional about one particular song and Truj has thought a lot about embouchure.

Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj


319

Supergirl S3E1 Review: “Girl of Steel”

Supergirl

Supergirl is back and so is our listener-led podcast breaking down each episode! It’s finally here… the season premiere!

Trish Matson with David Schaub


318

Arrow S6E1 Review: “Fallout”

Arrow

Last season, on the Speedy Arrowcast…an island exploded, leaving most of our beloved characters’ fates hanging in th—never mind, they’re all fine.

We’re back for the premiere of season 6. Hot topics include how you know when it’s probably time to move your lair, whether plaid and a beard can soften even the toughest villain, and whether 10 year olds are grown-ups. (Spoiler: They are not. Stop listening to Guy.)

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 1

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


317

Rock Facts: “Mad Love”

Over the Garden Wall

As we discuss the brothers’ adventures in Quincy Endicott’s giant mansion, Brian and Truj discuss more about Fred the Horse’s motivations, the significance of the two pennies necessary to ride the ferry, and several live demonstrations of how fainting affects love.

Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj


316

Star Trek: Discovery S1E5 Review: “Choose Your Pain”

Star Trek: Discovery

Harry Mudd appears and hard choices must be made! Breaking down this week’s new episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” is only logical.

Scott McNulty with Jean MacDonald


315

In The Village: “A. B. and C.”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven finally talk about one of the most important aspects of the entire show: the font. Also, about the deep insight we get into the mind of our hero — without actually learning anything beyond how formidable an opponent he can be.

And Erika remembers her segment in which she determines the outfit she’d most like to cosplay from this episode. Lots of party dresses to choose from in this one, but her selection may surprise you. It sure did Steven!

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


314

Rock Facts: “Songs of the Dark Lantern”

Over the Garden Wall

Time for a little musical break! Truj and Brian discuss the Songs of the Dark Lantern, why they’re sung the way they are, and how they relate to the rest of the citizens of the Unknown. Also, Amazon purchasing logistics are discussed and Brian doesn’t know music.

Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj


313

Star Trek: Discovery S1E4 Review: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry”

Star Trek: Discovery

Dan Moren joins Scott to discuss an episode featuring a surprise death at the hand of a not-so-monstrous monster, a whole lot more Klingon dialogue, a Special Guest Hologram, and the series’ first successful spore-enabled jump.

Scott McNulty with Dan Moren


312

The Defenders S1E5 Review: “Take Shelter”

The Defenders

Lisa, Tony, and Moze continue on to episode 5!

We chat about confusion of the various character’s power levels (a classic nerd debate!), whether Bakuto is credible as a villain, and of course: character wardrobe analysis.

Also we mix up “Black Sky” and “Black Hand” a lot, sorry about that!

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


311

Rock Facts: “Schooltown Follies”

Over the Garden Wall

Truj and Brian finally get to Schooltown Follies, the iconic Over the Garden Wall episode featuring catchy tunes and sweet animals going to school. Topics include a layer cake of anachronisms, extended versions of songs from the show, and how tasty molasses actually is.

Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton


310

Arrow Flashback S1E21-23: “The Undertaking”, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, and “Sacrifice”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team wraps up its Flashback coverage of season 1 as it discusses episodes 21, 22, and 23.

As we watch the season’s final arc, we discuss important topics like the importance of using your dying words to taunt your foe, how many extra bows you should keep on hand, and why you should trust the writers of the show to remember fine details and not three goofs like us.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 21-23

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


309

In The Village: “The Chimes of Big Ben”

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika are homesick (visitor-sick? tourist-sick?) for London. Though maybe not as much as our hero. But look where that gets him.

The controversy over the “proper” viewing order for The Prisoner are starting already. Erika has feelings about this episode’s placement and does not hold back. Do you know where it slotted in the Canadian run? You’ll plotz.

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


308

The Defenders S1E4 Review: “Royal Dragon”

The Defenders

Lisa, Tony, and Moze are back together to dish on perhaps the best episode of the Defenders: “Royal Dragon.” We finally get the info dump on what the Hand’s org structure is, get to see the defenders get on each other’s nerves, and ask the eternal question: where have all the ninjas gone?

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


307

Rock Facts: “Hard Times at the Huskin’ Bee”

Over the Garden Wall

As Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice journey into Pottsfield, Truj and Brian discuss skeleton logistics, the distinctly American institution of Fall activities, and some surprising facts about Chris Isaak.

Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton


306

Star Trek: Discovery S1E3 Review: “Context is for Kings”

Star Trek: Discovery

This week Scott is joined by two Scots to discuss Michael Burnham’s arrival on the USS Discovery. Vulcan martial arts! Gorn skeletons! The horrors of creepy alien monsters and perky roommates! This episode has it all… even a zipper and a Tribble.

Scott McNulty with Liz Myles and James Thomson


305

Rock Facts: “The Old Grist Mill”

Over the Garden Wall

Welcome to Rock Facts! In this inaugural episode, Truj and Brian discuss the first episode of Over the Garden Wall, The Old Grist Mill. When do people start paying attention to the show? Who is organizing lots of bones? And what Easter Eggs did Brian miss until now?

Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj


304

In The Village: “Arrival”

The Prisoner

Erika and Steven find themselves in The Village, along with a dashing, confused, bemused, resourceful super-spy. The 60s are swinging, and so is our hero’s sense of whom he can trust.

Your hosts, however, know we can trust this series to entertain them right out of their socks. We are thrilled to be rewatching and even more thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Happy 50th anniversary to this beloved programme!

Be seeing you!

Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


303

Arrow Flashback S1E19-20: “Unfinished Business” and “Home Invasion”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 19 and 20 of season 1.

As we launch into the home stretch, we discuss important topics like killer guest stars who are gone too soon, the inadvisability of arming security guards at local tourist attractions, and how perhaps not to talk to kids about the loss of a parent. Plus, a special announcement of a new Biff Book Club feature.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 19-20

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


302

Star Trek: Discovery S1E2 Review: “Battle at the Binary Stars”

Star Trek: Discovery

We’re back to discuss the second episode of “Star Trek: Discovery!” Burnham has to deal with her mutinous actions. We get too many Klingons, including a flashback. Ensign Head Wound meets a confused end. Sarek sends a long-distance mental pep talk. And Captain Georgiou meets the fate of all Special Guest Stars. Onward to the dark Starfleet chamber of justice!

Scott McNulty with Brianna Wu and Jason Snell


301

Star Trek: Discovery S1E1 Review: “The Vulcan Hello”

Star Trek: Discovery

Hello, humans! A new Star Trek series has appeared and in this episode we review the one hour premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery.” We discuss the comportment of bridge officers, the “Star Trek: Shenzhou” prequel series we never saw, the appearance of the Star Trek Sound Effects pack, why Vulcans are kind of jerks, and the validity of using small caps in your caption font. And much, much more!

(Note: This episode only contains spoilers for the very first hour of “Star Trek: Discovery.” In fact, we made a point of recording it immediately after viewing. In our next episode we’ll discuss the second hour.)

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell and Aleen Simms


300

The Defenders S1E3 Review: “Worst Behavior”

The Defenders

Lisa, Tony, and returning special guest Nathan Alderman break down episode 3 of the Defenders miniseries. We chat about the layers of Jessica Jones, super hero costumes, and of course we are still annoyed with Danny Rand.

Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Nathan Alderman


299

Preacher Season 2 wrap-up: Episodes 9-13

Preacher

James and Moze had the best of intentions how they wanted to review the second season of Preacher and then things got messy. In this episode they cover the final 5 episodes in the way only they can. It wasn’t because the show disappointed, it was because it needed to be looked at with a different perspective and altitude. We have now reached the end of the road.

Philip Mozolak and James Thomson


298

Arrow Flashback S1E17-18: “The Huntress Returns” and “Salvation”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 17 and 18 of season 1.

John returns from an island to reunite with Dan and Guy as we discuss why the Starling City Police Department very nearly had a good idea, Ollie’s wildly vacillating competence at certain junctures, and why we love Roy even when he isn’t the brightest.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 17-18

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


297

The Defenders S1E2 Review: “Mean Right Hook”

The Defenders

Lisa, Tony, and special guest Nathan Alderman take apart episode 2 of the Defenders miniseries. We chat about how Luke Cage is the Captain America of the Defenders, how much ancient ones are allowed to remind you of their ancientness, New York’s proliferation of billionaires and ninjas, and our ongoing disappointment in Danny Rand.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Nathan Alderman


296

Arrow Flashback S1E15-16: “Dodger” and “Dead to Rights”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 15 and 16 of season 1.

While John heads off to Nanda Parbat for the week, Dan and Guy discuss important issues like Ollie’s magical MacGyver-like skill set, some slightly odd but much needed romantic levity, and why you shouldn’t bring a knife to a sword fight.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 15-16

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Dan Moren with Guy English


294

Arrow Flashback S1E13-14: “Betrayal/The Odyssey”

Arrow

After a brief hiatus, the Speedy Arrowcast team is back in fighting form for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 13 and 14 of season 1.

Important topics this week include the voice-changing magic inherent in Malcolm Merlyn’s office, Laurel Lance’s fighting skills, and why to check for off-by-one errors in your arrow counts. Plus, a special heartfelt message from Guy.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 13-14

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


293

The Defenders S1E1 Review: “The H Word”

The Defenders

Lisa, Moze and Tony dive into episode 1 of the Defenders miniseries. Episode 2 of the podcast, Episode 1 of Defenders, could we make it more confusing? We chat about Elektra, what infuriates us about Danny Rand, and much more!

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


292

In The Village: Introduction

The Prisoner

Steven and Erika of Lazy Doctor Who fame(?) launch a new effort covering the colourful, psychadelic, trippy, wtf-is-happening spy-fi series that is 1967’s The Prisoner.

The world premiere of The Prisoner happened 50 years ago today — in Canada, of all places! Despite this bit of our national heritage, we’ll release our episodes 50 years after each one aired in the UK. So expect the first proper In The Village ep to cover “Arrival” on the 50th anniversary of its UK premiere: September 29.

Yes, we’ll be watching in the original UK airing order. Do you have a problem with that? Well, you’re not alone. Don’t worry. We’ll cover this additional odd aspect of an already odd show.

We hope you’ll join us and enjoy. If you don’t, then blame the Lazy Doctor Who listeners who asked for it. Be careful what you wish for!

Be seeing you!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


290

Voltron: Legendary Defender S3 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

The Netflix series about five young pilots who have been swept up into an intergalactic war continues with a new season that dropped in early August. The team is in disarray after the events at the end of last season and there are new opponents to contend with. And then there’s the fact that this season was just a bit shorter than the previous two. Shannon and Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson are back and joined by Tony Sindelar to talk it all out.

Shannon Sudderth with Kyle Anderson and Tony Sindelar


288

Game of Thrones S7E7 Review: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

Game of Thrones

Here we are, at the end of the abbreviated penultimate season of “Game of Thrones.” This week we’re talking about sibling bonds (and other, closer bonds between blood relatives), serious looks between characters who share histories, and things to do in Eastwatch when you’re dead.

See you next year! Or the year after! Or whenever the show comes back!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


287

The Defenders: Origins!

The Defenders

Sometimes you just want to watch a superhero team-up. There are other times you want your favorite team reunited. Lisa, Moze and Tony give your ears both! We all come out of our separate worlds to fight the Netflix Binge-O-Matic machine and both tame and recap the latest offering… “The Defenders.”

Get a feed at feeds.theincomparable.com/defenders.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


285

Game of Thrones S7E6 Review: “Beyond the Wall”

Game of Thrones

In “Beyond the Wall,” Game of Thrones takes us - where else? - beyond the Wall. There’s lots of walking, talking, some more walking, and then a few things happen. No big deal. Meanwhile, down south, Arya reminisces about archery, Sansa does some Raven Reconnaissance, and Tyrion tries to rein in Dany. Plus, we make fun of a terrible Dana Carvey comedy, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert actors are confused for each other, and Monty makes the Yu-Gi-Oh! joke to end all Yu-Gi-Oh! jokes.

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


284

Preacher Review: S2E6-8 “Sokosha” to “Holes”

Preacher

James and Moze take a look at the mid season arc of Preacher to find backstories on new characters. We offer up some predictions of the inevitable cliffhanger on the road to find God. As per usual, we are dismayed at how many people we know are not watching this fantastic show.

Philip Mozolak and James Thomson


282

Arrow Flashback S1E11-12 Review: “Trust But Verify/Vertigo”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 11 and 12 of season 1.

While Dan is on an island, John and Guy are joined by special guest Tony Sindelar, professor at Batman University to discuss whether the eyes are part of the face, how the Count’s back story is a bit dumb, and the unveiling of Green Bearow.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 11-12

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John Moltz with Guy English and Tony Sindelar


281

Game of Thrones S7E5 Review: “Eastwatch”

Game of Thrones

Hey, it’s Gendry! Gendry’s back, everybody! Remember Gendry? He’s back!

Okay, that’s probably something that’s going to pay off farther down the line. We also got to see Tyrion have a secret meeting with his brother Jaime, and they haven’t talked in a long time. And Jon Snow gathered up all the tough guys he could find and took them up north so he could grab Tormund Giantsbane and the surviving members of the Brotherhood of Fire and go marching north to kidnap a wight to show to Cersei Lannister. That’s the plan, anyway, but it’s probably going to break down into a bunch of fighting and screaming. The important part is that they looked real cool walking north from the Wall.

Arya and Sansa are back to arguing with each other, but they’re doing it in an adult way, and it’s about whether they should be cutting people’s heads off. Arya is on the pro-decapitation side.

Monty Ashley with Kelly Guimont


279

Game of Thrones S7E4 Review: “Spoils of War”

Game of Thrones

This week on “Game of Thrones”, not very much happened. Oh, sure, Jon lured Daenerys down to the beach to look at his cave etchings. And Missandei explained to Jon and Davos why Daenerys has so many followers—and why the best rulers are the ones you choose. And there was a reunion of three Starks in Winterfell, as Sansa and Arya were reunited at last and were joined by their brother Bran and his awesome new dagger. Between getting beaten senseless, Pod reminded Brienne that a major part of her promise to Catelyn had finally been fulfilled. Arya revealed to everyone at Winterfell that she’s an incredibly dangerous fighter. Bronn reminded us why we love him. Sam’s dad reminded us why we hate him.

Oh yeah, and then a Dothraki horde and some dragons showed up. I suppose we could talk about that too, if we have enough time…

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Erika Ensign


277

Game of Thrones S7E3 Review: “The Queen’s Justice”

Game of Thrones

Jon and Daenerys finally meet—but resurrection talk is strictly outlawed. Jon and Tyrion are reunited, as are Sansa and Bran! Tyrion knows all the plumbing in Casterly Rock, but Euron has gifts for the queen and a sound strategy to waste the efforts of the Unsullied. And Jamie gets an earful from Olenna Tyrell, who is going to make her last scene her best one. Plus: Sam doesn’t do anything gross! We break it all down.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


276

Arrow Flashback S1E9-10 Review: “Year’s End/Burned”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 9 and 10 of season 1.

Important issues of discussion include why it’s important that Ollie gets the crap kicked out of him, “military grade technology,” and why you should always sit down at a fancy dinner party, even when you’re not invited. Plus, stay tuned for a few minutes of very special bonus content.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 9-10

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


274

Game of Thrones S7E2 Review: “Stormborn”

Game of Thrones

Daenerys and company correctly identify which Jon Snow has taken over the North; Cersei uses a fear of immigrants and eunuchs to turn lords against Dany; Sam performs surgery without a proper anesthetic; Jon checks his raven-mail and fails to learn a lesson about meeting prep; Arya ponders if she can go home again with the help of Nymeria; and some Sand Snakes die as Theon lets down his sister. Oh, and most importantly, HOT PIE IS BACK!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


273

Preacher Review: S2E3-5 “Damsels” to “Dallas”

Preacher

The road is long… time to take a three-episode pitstop in the “Big Easy.” Jesse and crew begin a bar by bar search for God. James and Moze pick up a hitchhiker along the way. Tony Sindelar put out his thumb and we just couldn’t say no.

James Thomson and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


272

Arrow Flashback S1E7-8 Review: “Muse of Fire/Vendetta”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 7 and 8 of season 1.

This week, the guys are joined by special guest Lisa Schmeiser to talk about this two episode arc involving the Huntress. Important topics include creepy father-daughter relationships, how there’s no cure for bad (or no) chemistry, and why the heck nobody has yet dug up a Tommy Merlyn doppelgänger. Also, Lisa shows the team how you REALLY do a recap.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 7-8

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Dan Moren with John Moltz, Guy English and Lisa Schmeiser


271

Game of Thrones S7E1 Review: “Dragonstone”

Game of Thrones

Serve yourself some stew and fill up those chamber pots! “Game of Thrones” is back and so are we, as we discuss Sandor Clegane’s religious conversion, agree to the awesomeness of House Mormont, dispute Cersei’s ultimate motivations, and address the final moments when Dany sets foot back on Westeros at last.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


269

Arrow Flashback S1E5-6 Review: “Damaged/Legacies”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 5 and 6 of season 1.

This week, we talk about the inadvisability of arresting someone as a vigilante on really very thin evidence, what is perhaps the best Dig move ever, and weirdly knowledgable ghosts. Plus we introduce our new rating system for these episodes.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 5-6

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


268

Preacher Review: S2E1-2 “On the Road” and “Mumbai Sky Tower”

Preacher

The pulpit has been abandoned in the wake of Annvilles’ untimely demise. Now, James and Moze take to the road to follow Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy in the journey to find God.

Philip Mozolak and James Thomson


267

Arrow Flashback S1E3-4 Review: “Lone Gunmen/An Innocent Man”

Arrow

Team Speedy Arrowcast returns for another Flashback installment, covering episodes 3 and 4 of season 1.

We discuss the social justice roots of Oliver’s crusade, the at-times unfortunate Hood/Ollie/Laurel triangle, the show’s first real mythology episode, and, of course, how everything is always coming up Diggle.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 3-4

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


266

Doctor Who S10E12 Review: “The Doctor Falls”

Doctor Who

We wrap up this season of Doctor Who with a discussion of the finale, notes about Steven Moffat’s bag of tricks, an appreciation of Pearl Mackie and Michelle Gomez, and speculations about where the Christmas Special will take us.

Jason Snell with James Thomson


265

Arrow Flashback S1E1-2 Review: “Pilot/Honor Thy Father”

Arrow

You asked for it, and boy are you gonna get it. The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for their first Flashback installment, covering episodes one and two of the first season of Arrow.

We discuss John’s extensive Diggle head canon, what things don’t quite add up after five seasons, and of course the hair stylings of Quentin Lance.

Arrow, Season 1, Episode 1-2

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


264

Doctor Who S10E11 Review: “World Enough and Time”

Doctor Who

So it’s come to this. The penultimate episode of the season. A pre-credits regeneration tease. An enormous spaceship where all is not what it seems. The adventures of Doctor Who, Exposition, and Comic Relief. A surprise inside a surprise. A return to good ol’ Body Horror Cybermen. And a shock ending magnified by its placement at the end of an era, when all bets are off.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms


263

Doctor Who S10E10 Review: “The Eaters of Light”

Doctor Who

Scotland, monsters, Roman soldiers, and the return of Rona Munro to “Doctor Who” after nearly thirty years—that’s what we have in “The Eaters of Light.” Jason and David appreciate the sparkling dialogue, while trying to ignore some of the plot mechanics. And finally, we spend some time talking about Missy’s story arc and the best role of The Master in a modern version of “Doctor Who.”

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr


262

Doctor Who S10E9 Review: “Empress of Mars”

Doctor Who

The Ice Warriors return, as does (somewhat controversial) writer Mark Gatiss, in “Empress of Mars.” This episode felt like classic series “Doctor Who”, and piled on the old-series references too. How did we feel it measured up to this season, and to Gatiss’s previous work? How convenient was it that the TARDIS and Nardole disappeared? And was it a nice respite before we dive into late-season drama?

Jason Snell with James Thomson


261

Supergirl S2E22 Review: “Nevertheless, She Persisted”

Supergirl

The Supergirl Supercast wraps the season with coverage of the finale! Nevertheless, they persisted.

Michael Gabriel with Scott Grizzle, Mandy Self and David Schaub


260

Doctor Who S10E8 Review: “The Lie of the Land”

Doctor Who

The Zombie Monks have taken earth! Now it’s time for Bill to save the world—with the occasional help of Nardole—so long as the Doctor doesn’t keep getting in the way. Plus, Missy is trying to be good—but is it the wrong kind of good? Rachel Donner joins Jason to talk about this week’s “Doctor Who”, plus “Wonder Woman” (no spoilers), and even a little bit of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Jason Snell with Rachel Donner


259

Arrow S5E23 Review: “Lian Yu”

Arrow

Everything comes full circle as we reach what is not only the end of the season, but of Oliver Queen’s five year journey.

We discuss Slade Wilson’s grooming habits, this episode’s many (and sometimes unnecessary) twists, another welcome throwback cameo, and bidding adieu to that remote island we love to hate, Lian Yu. What lies next for the Speedy Arrowcast team? You tell us!

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 23

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


258

The Flash S3E23 Review: “Finish Line”

The Flash

Here we are at the end of our marathon. Lisa, Tony and Moze look at how the season finale paid off our predictions. What will season four look like? And the Flashcast team gives its fond goodbyes to you, the listeners, after a marvelous three years.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


257

Doctor Who S10E7 Review: “Pyramid at the End of the World”

Doctor Who

The end of the world is coming. But from where? Is it the obvious choice… or something entirely different? And what are the Doctor and Bill willing to do about it? That’s all part of the intriguing premise of “The Pyramid at the End of the World”, this week’s Doctor Who episode. Chip Sudderth of This Week in Time Travel joins Jason to break it down.

Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth


256

Supergirl S2E21 Review: “Resist”

Supergirl

In discussing the penultimate episode of Season 2, “Resist,” Trish and David praise the return of Cat Grant, rename Cyborg Superman to R2D2 and question the fictional lineage of Linda Carter’s alien-shape-shifter President. Also, Trish suggests giving Alaska to the Daxomites.

Edited by Seth Heasley, who as a born and bred Alaskan objects to Trish’s plan.

Trish Matson with David Schaub


255

Doctor Who S10E6 Review: “Extremis”

Doctor Who

A planet of executioners! A call from the Vatican! A surprise visit from Missy! Nardole’s bad-ass moment! Bill’s ruined date! There’s a whole lot to talk about in “Extremis”, Stephen Moffat’s latest (and last?) attempt to write a story that deviates from the “Doctor Who” norm. We liked it a lot, but that won’t stop us from nitpicking about how random number generators work…

Jason Snell with Dan Moren and James Thomson


254

The Flash S3E22 Review: “Infantino Street”

The Flash

“Infantino Street” is the episode season three has been building toward, in which Iris’s death at the hands of Savitar isn’t a distant probability but a reality Barry must face. The episode is interspersed with reminders of her impending doom. Twenty-four hours until Iris West dies, count down the episode with us.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


253

Arrow S5E22 Review: “Missing”

Arrow

Must be dinnertime, because there is some in-depth table setting going on this week. We discuss why you shouldn’t over spend your character budget, the joy of seeing old friends, and why maybe you don’t want to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Plus, a cameo return from a fan favorite.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 22

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


252

Supergirl S2E20 Review: “City of Lost Children”

Supergirl

Our listener panel reconvenes to discuss the episode “City of Lost Children”, which is sort of like “City on the Edge Of Forever”, except with… nope, that’s not it.

Edited by Seth Heasley.

Mandy Self with Alan Yu, Dan Drusch and David Schaub


251

Arrow S5E21 Review: “Honor Thy Fathers”

Arrow

This episode does not strike quite true with our team this week. Discussion questions include “Can you really be surprised your dad is a murderer when he killed someone in front of you in the first episode?”, “Is your big bad perhaps a trifle overpowered when he seems to know as much or more than your audience?” and “Can we just have more Anatoly please?” Also, the possibility of t-shirts is broached.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 21

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


250

Doctor Who S10E5 Review: “Oxygen”

Doctor Who

Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of The Doctor and Bill, and maybe Nardole. Their mission: to seek out distress calls from strange space stations, and fight the end stage of capitalism before it kills everyone. Live from Seattle, Jason and Glenn discuss “Oxygen” by Jamie Mathieson from a big red couch.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman


249

The Flash S3E21 Review: “Cause and Effect”

The Flash

Team Flash works on their Savitar trap, but in the meantime, what if we experimented on Barry’s brain in order to slow down Savitar? What could go wrong? And so amnesia hijinks ensue! With Barry having no memory and Wally’s powers reset, the city has no Flash, which is a problem when discount Heat Wave goes on a rampage. Killer Frost offers to help out Team Flash at the price of Barry’s innocence.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


248

Supergirl S2E19 Review: “Alex”

Supergirl

The Supergirl Supercast returns to discuss “Alex.” Tactical underwear are discussed, along with Alex’s many skillful MacGyverings.

Trish Matson with Michael Gabriel, David Schaub and Dan Drusch


247

Doctor Who S10E4 Review: “Knock Knock”

Doctor Who

A haunted house! A bunch of college students! Alien wood bugs! A parent’s love for a child! This episode had a whole lot of tropes, but to be honest, not much worked for us beyond Bill and The Doctor. If you’re looking to this podcast for a shot of positivity about “Doctor Who” every week, this week you will not be satisfied. On the other hand, if you’d like to hear us complain about “Knock Knock,” you’re in luck!

Jason Snell with Joe Rosensteel


246

Arrow S5E20 Review: “Underneath”

Arrow

This week, we’re all trapped in a bunker. With our feelings. We go off-formula for a week that helps remediate some of our biggest complaints about this season and last. Hot topics include: finding the secret escalator entrance in to the Arrowcave, why you pipe hot and cold running methane into your lair, and why it’s important to talk things out like adults. Even on a comic book show.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 20

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


245

The Flash Review: S3E19-20 “I Know Who You Are”

The Flash

A special double episode exposing Savitar’s identity that everyone seemed to already know. How did we feel about it? Where do we go from here? Sit back and let us figure that out together as Lisa, Tony and Moze put on their Strange Metal suits and run around this narrative.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


244

The Expanse Season 2 wrap-up

The Expanse

We’re back to wrap up season 2 of the Expanse! Action on Earth, Ganymede, and more! Blue monsters! Changes from the books! Overall, our panel really liked the trajectory of the back half of season 2. We can’t wait for season 3… but alas, we’ll have to.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Joe Rosensteel, Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


243

Supergirl Supercast: S2E16-18 Reviews

Supergirl

We’re back with reviews of three recent episodes of “Supergirl!” Musical complications and annoying alien parents!

Trish Matson with Michael Gabriel and David Schaub


242

Doctor Who S10E3 Review: “Thin Ice”

Doctor Who

This week’s “Doctor Who” features some fantastic dialogue and relationship building between Bill and the Doctor—all on the ice of the Thames during the last Frost Fair. Plus, a giant fish that may or may not be an alien! Commentary on historical racism and classism! And at the end of the episode we get wild and speculatish about what’s knocking on the door of The Vault.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign and Liz Myles


241

Arrow S5E19 Review: “Dangerous Liaisons”

Arrow

After a few weeks off, team Speedy Arrowcast is back in action. This week, schisms rock the team as Felicity and Oliver face off. We discuss impractical infiltration garb, the time-space rift that has seemingly transported two of our favorite characters to a different show, and why certain people should probably not cast stones when it comes to the ends justifying the means.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 19

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


240

Doctor Who S10E2 Review: “Smile”

Doctor Who

🙂 The Doctor and Bill just pop out for a moment while the kettle is boiling to explore a future space colony with no people, lots of robots, emojis for communication, and a deadly secret. Did the episode’s scant plot (and abrupt solution) matter, given the strong dialogue and characterization? Grab a cuppa and join Jason and special guest James Thomson as we break the episode down into its constituent parts and use it as fertilizer in a beautiful garden.

Jason Snell with James Thomson


239

Doctor Who S10E1 Review: “The Pilot”

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is back! And we’re here to break down the season premiere, in which we meet Bill Potts, the newest companion. How is her entry into the TARDIS different from other companions? What are the Doctor and Nardole up to? Why should we be afraid of puddles? We break it all down.

Jason Snell with Alyssa Franke


238

Arrow S5E18 Review: “Disbanded”

Arrow

We’re breaking up the band…so we can get the band back together! Team Speedy Arrowcast is on hand to discuss the varying natures of brotherhood, what exactly it takes to get a room around here, and important parallels between our favorite show and another classic of American television.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 18

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


237

The Flash S3E18 Review: “Abra Kadabra”

The Flash

The magic is back on this week’s episode of “The Flash”. At least Moze tries in earnest to convince Tony and Lisa. The episode presented a nice change of pace. Team Flash faced new challenges this week as Abra Kadabra waged a magical war on Central City.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


236

Arrow S5E17 Review: “Kapiushon”

Arrow

To Russia, comrades! This week’s flashback-heavy episode follows past Oliver carrying out his vendetta against Kovar, while in the present he is tormented by Prometheus. We discuss the troubling portrayal of torture, the weird casual nature of Sarin gas, and why it’s probably not a good idea to trust a strange woman who promises to help you with your inner monster.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 17

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


235

The Flash S3E17 Review: “Duet”

The Flash

The long awaited musical crossover episode arrives. Lisa, Tony, and special guest Jess Viator discuss musicals, this episode, and the impact on the season as whole.

Tony Sindelar and Lisa Schmeiser with Jess Viator


234

Supergirl S2E15 Review: “Exodus”

Supergirl

Immigration, deportation, and spaceships!

(Edited by Seth Heasley!)

Trish Matson with Alan Yu


233

Arrow S5E16 Review: “Checkmate”

Arrow

Prometheus is officially unmasked this week, and things ratchet up a notch. So, naturally, team Speedy Arrowcast isn’t done with outlandish theories. We don our silk kimono to discuss why you don’t bring the villain’s wife to a knife fight, why teaming up with mysterious hackers usually has a downside, and the inevitable attack on Star City by a horde of monkeys. And tune in for some STUNNING NEWS about our show’s mascot, Biff Conklin.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 16

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


232

The Flash S3E16 Review: “Into the Speed Force”

The Flash

Away we go to visit “The Speed Force” again with Barry and company. Not pulling any punches, Lisa, Tony and Moze are having a hard time with the trajectory this season. We take a time out to discuss our dreams for the show. We also anticipate the musical episode next week and how Moze will handle it.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


231

The Expanse Season 2 Midterm Check-In

The Expanse

We’re back with a check-in on the midpoint of season 2 of The Expanse! How did the big climax fit in the middle of a season? What might be coming next? Why are we excited to see Jared Harris?

Jason Snell with Joe Rosensteel, Aleen Simms, Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar


230

Supergirl S2E13-14 Reviews: “Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk” and “Homecoming”

Supergirl

Kltpzyxm! Dean Cain! Two more “Supergirl” episodes are reviewed by our crack panel of listeners.

Dan Drusch with Jess Viator, Scott Grizzle and Alan Yu


229

The Flash S3E15 Review: “The Wrath of Savitar”

The Flash

It is time for the big bad Savitar to return to Central City and the team isn’t ready for him. However, it may be a plot problem. And your Flashcast team has a moment of catharsis over what has happened to the Flash team we love so much.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


228

Arrow S5E15 Review: “Fighting Fire with Fire”

Arrow

It’s Crackpot Theory week at the Speedy Arrowcast, and at least one of our panelists is buying them in bulk. We discuss supervillain reveals (and the head fakes that keep them fresh), loose plot threads galore, and a truly surprising prediction for the end of the season.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 15

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


227

The Flash S3E14 Review: “Attack on Central City”

The Flash

The gang is back and ready to see how Central City did against an army of Super Gorillas. Was this episode a CG love fest or just an Earth-19 Friendship Day? And join us in the after show as we brainstorm our new business venture.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


226

Supergirl S2E11-12 Reviews: “The Martian Chronicles” and “Luthors”

Supergirl

White and green martians! Lucy Luthor’s family loyalty, tested! Our all-Incomparable listener panel breaks it all down.

Trish Matson with Mandy Self and Michael Gabriel


225

Voltron: Legendary Defender S2 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

The second season of Voltron on Netflix dropped on Netflix in January. Last time around our panel was smitten with the re-envisioning of the ’80s anime adaptation. Are the five robot lions and their fractious pilots still fun to watch? Is the show even smarter than we gave it credit for in the first season? Joining Chip, Shannon, and Moisés is Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson. Vrepit sa!

Chip Sudderth with Shannon Sudderth, Moisés Chiullan and Kyle Anderson


224

Arrow S5E14 Review: “The Sin-Eater”

Arrow

This week, a trio of female villains menaces Star City. We discuss important topics like villain nomenclature, taking out the trash with extreme prejudice, and whether or not Oliver Queen’s administration deserves to be impeached (spoiler: It probably does). Most importantly, though, we want your suggestions on codenames for our team. Tweet ‘em to us with #BiffArmy.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 14

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


223

The Flash S3E13 Review: “Attack on Gorilla City”

The Flash

Your cryptograph invitation has arrived! It is time to finally explore the deep jungle that is Gorilla City. Join us for the monkey business in this first part of the Grodd saga.

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Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar with Jason Snell


222

Supergirl S2E9-10 Review: “Supergirl Lives” and “We Can Be Heroes”

Supergirl

Our listener-staffed Supergirl Supercast returns. Kara goes through a Stargate! Alien intrigue! And Livewire returns.

Trish Matson and Dan Drusch with Scott Grizzle and Seth Heasley


221

Arrow S5E13 Review: “Spectre of the Gun”

Arrow

A very special episode of Arrow calls for a very special guest: with Moltz on guard duty at Lian Yu, we pull in the Flash Flashcast’s Philip Mozolak to discuss the weighty issues of gun control and gun rights, Oliver Queen as the hero that the Green Arrow can’t be, and a look into what makes vigilante Rene Ramirez tick. We also engage in a rare bit of followup and bestow the title of show’s Official Biff.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 13

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Dan Moren with Guy English and Philip Mozolak


220

Arrow S5E12 Review: “Bratva”

Arrow

And it’s back to Russia for the first time in a few years, as Team Arrow tracks down General Walker and his stolen nuclear device. We discuss questionable moral decisions—like dating the reporter covering your administration—the hilarity of sending Green Arrow to rough up a few thugs, and the long-awaited return of our favorite proto-Question, Quentin Lance.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 12

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


219

The Flash S3E12 Review: “Untouchable”

The Flash

The gang is here to discuss the “unnecessary and awesome” things we saw on this week’s “The Flash.” Team Flash is racing against the clock to save Iris from dying via a metahuman’s deadly touch. (Uh, what was that bad guy’s name, anyway?)

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


218

The Expanse S2E1-2 Review: “Safe” and “Doors and Corners”

The Expanse

The Expanse is back and so is our review of the first two episodes of season two! Book comparisons, space politics, and sudden murders!

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


217

Arrow S5E11 Review: “Second Chances”

Arrow

How do you solve a problem like finding a new Black Canary? Well, if you’re Team Arrow, a convenient metahuman drops right in your lap. This week, the Speedy Arrowcast gets its own second chance, as we talk about important topics like naming your villains after popular wireless speakers, Big Belly Burger’s franchising model, and the joy of a brand new, well-lit set.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 11

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


216

The Flash S3E11 Review: “Dead or Alive”

The Flash

This week Kid Flash finally gets a front-page story thanks to Iris’s “bulletproof” reporting. Cisco goes toe-to-toe with a “collector” from Earth-19 that is returning H.R. Wells to face justice for world-hopping. And even Julian finds a way to lend a hand.

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Tony Sindelar and Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak


215

Supergirl S2E7-8 Reviews: “The Darkest Place” and “Medusa”

Supergirl

Our listener-generated “Supergirl” reviews continue with this episode, catching up with “The Darkest Place” and “Medusa” from November.

Nils the Red with Mandy Self, Trish Matson and Dan Drusch


214

Arrow S5E10 Review: “Who Are You?”

Arrow

Team Speedy Arrowcast is shaking off the mothballs this week, returning to combat Prometheus at full strength. Important discussions include the death of poor Detective Whatshisname, our appreciation for the acquired taste that is Rene Ramirez, and evil doppelgängers and other comic-book problems.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 10

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


213

The Flash Review: S3E10 “Borrowing Problems from the Future”

The Flash

The break is over and it is time to time travel…again. Join Lisa, Tony and Moze for the journey. Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain’s presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder, it will cement Iris’ fate. Confused about Barry’s hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally decides to step in as Kid Flash. Caitlin offers Julian a job.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


212

Doctor Who review: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”

Doctor Who

After a year’s absence, “Doctor Who” returns with a new Christmas special. This is a very Doctor Who take on superheroes, with fun and farce and baby monitors and brains with eyes along the way. Recorded on Christmas night as is our tradition, this is our snap-judgments take on this annual tradition.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr and James Thomson


211

The Flash S3E7-9 Reviews

The Flash

The Flashcast is back at long last with a look at the final three episodes before the holiday break! Crossovers! Draco Malfoy! And much more.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and David J. Loehr


210

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E10

Westworld

In which Kelly and Don record a quick reaction show moments after the episode ended, only to go most of an hour anyway. You know. Real quick like.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


209

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E9

Westworld

In which Kelly’s Episode Nine On HBO Theory is exquisitely disproven. Don and Kelly discuss the latest happenings both in the park and in HQ, and ponder What It All Means for the season finale.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


208

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E8

Westworld

Not a lot happened in an episode where a lot happened!

Kelly has a theory about The Magical Ninth Episode On HBO. Don tries to keep the show on track since Kelly forgets to introduce herself after being excited to have a guest on, Ged Maheux from The Iconfactory.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton and Gedeon Maheux


207

Supergirl S2E5-6 review: “Crossfire” and “Changing”

Supergirl

Turn and face the strange! Lots of ch-ch-changes going on in National City. Lisa Schmeiser and our panel of podcast listeners have a recap!

Thanks to Seth Hensley for editing.

Lisa Schmeiser with Dov Frankel, Michael Gabriel and Deanna Chapman


206

Supergirl S2E3-4 Review: “Welcome to Earth” and “Visitors”

Supergirl

The Supergirl Supercast returns for a second installment! In these episodes Lynda Carter comes to town, we explore the alien underbelly of National City, and get to know Mon-El a lot better. Plus there are surprise alien reveals aplenty, and Alex makes a new friend.

Lisa Schmeiser with Michael Gabriel, Jess Viator and Mandy Self


205

The Flash S3E5 Review: “Shade”

The Flash

When Wally starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris and Joe about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe.

Lisa, Tony and Moze try to make sense on where this season may be going, while wondering, “What’s the Flashpoint?”

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


204

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E6-7

Westworld

Kelly and Don return with a breakdown of the two latest mindblowing episodes of HBO’s Westworld.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


203

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E1-5

Westworld

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley! In this first episode, Kelly and Don bring you theories and speculation from the first half of the first season of Westworld. (Mostly because they didn’t start the podcast until halfway through the season.)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


202

Supergirl S2E1-2 Review: “The Adventures of Supergirl”, “The Last Children of Krypton”

Supergirl

Lisa Schmeiser is joined by a panel of Incomparable listeners (Ashley Pinder, Dov Frankel, Trish Matson, and Scott Grizzle) to break down the first two episodes of the second season of “Supergirl.”

Lisa Schmeiser with Trish Matson, Scott Grizzle, Ashley Pinder and Dov Frankel


201

The Flash S3E5 Review: “Monster”

The Flash

Timeline restored! The gang is back and talking “Monster.”

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Desperate to understand what is happening to her, Caitlin visits her mother, Dr. Tannhauser, a renowned biomedical researcher, in the hopes that her mother can provide some answers about Caitlin’s growing meta-human powers. However, when Dr. Tannhauser treats her daughter like a test subject, Caitlin grows cold and brings up past wounds causing the two to have a major blowout. Meanwhile, after a mysterious new meta-human attacks Central City, Barry tries to convince Julian to let him assist on the case.

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


200

The Flash: S3E2-4 Reviews

The Flash

As your favorite team deals with the wormholes of scheduling, Tony and Moze take on the three most recent episodes of The Flash.

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Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


199

Arrow S5E3 Review: “A Matter of Trust”

Arrow

The new team continues to gel this week, and we discuss SCPD’s training regimen, the state of news networks and journalism in Star City, and an appearance by one of our favorites from seasons gone by. (Spoiler: It’s not Biff.)

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 3

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


198

Arrow S5E2 Review: “The Recruits”

Arrow

The Green Arrow recruits a new team, and team Speedy Arrowcast is on hand to discuss questionable training methods (and their provenance), Oliver’s superpower of changing clothes quickly, and just how long it takes one to recover from an arrow to the leg.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 2

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


197

Luke Cage Rewind: Episodes 1-3

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The Harlem ruckus has begun and Luke Cage is at the center of it. James, Tony and Moze work on unpacking this Marvel property that so far has not disappointed. Join us as we cover the first three episodes of this powerful new series.

Philip Mozolak with James Thomson and Tony Sindelar


196

The Flash S3E1 Review: “Flashpoint”

The Flash

Lisa, Tony and Jason are back like they always have been. Nothing has changed right?

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Barry is living his dream life - his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash, running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Jason Snell


195

Arrow S5E1 Review: “Legacy”

Arrow

Unlike our friends in Star City, this team stays together. Team Speedy Arrowcast is back for another season! We have plenty of important topics for discussion in this opener, including things you maybe shouldn’t do as mayor, the return of a murderous Oliver, “deathbed” promises, and curious choices about statues.

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 1

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


194

“Mr. Robot” Season 2 wrap-up review

Mr. Robot

We put the rest of the second season of “Mr. Robot” in the ground and review the season as a whole.

Jason Snell with Philip Mozolak and Dan Moren


192

Preacher Season 1 Rewind

Preacher

Have you heard the good news? James and Moze will tell you about a man from a little town with a big voice. Sit down for a spell as we discuss the first season of Preacher.

Philip Mozolak and James Thomson


191

Flashcast Summer Session: Justice League: “A Better World”

The Flash

In an alternate reality, a version of the Justice League known as the Justice Lords discovers the League’s world and plot to take it over.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


190

Flashcast Summer Session: Justice League: The Brave and the Bold

The Flash

Central City is under the rule of Grodd, who plans on attacking Gorilla City with missiles. As Flash confronts the maniacal ape the team races to stop the destruction.

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Next Summer Session will be “Justice League” Season 2, Episodes 11-12: “A Better World.”

Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


188

Mr. Robot review: eps2.1-2.3

Mr. Robot

Jason and Moze get caught up on the whirlwind of events that are the next three hours of “Mr. Robot”, “k3rnel-pan1c”, “init_1”, and “logic-b0mb”. Joanna Wellick’s paralyzing gesture to prove she’s not a monster! Shocking violence! The mystery of Ray! An intriguing conversation about time between FBI Agent Dom and Minister Zhang! The fate of Romero! The weird high-level execs of E Corp! And, of course, Elliot’s daily struggle with different aspects of himself. We break it down and swirl it all around.

Jason Snell with Philip Mozolak


187

“Stranger Things”: Season 1 review

Grab your Wrist Rockets and toast some Eggos—it’s time to talk Stranger Things! Even though only one of our panel was alive when the show takes place, we talk ’80s influences, our favorite characters, theories about Season 2, and much more.

Brian Hamilton with Joe Rosensteel, Mikah Sargent, Allison Truj and Yasmine Evjen


183

Mr. Robot review: “eps2.0_unm4sk.tc” (part 1 and 2)

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is back for a second mind-melting season. This is our take on the two-hour season two premiere. Is Leon real? Is Ray real? Is Ray’s dog real? Is anyone real? Oh yeah, this show is already in our heads.

Jason Snell with Mikah Sargent, Dan Moren and Philip Mozolak


181

Daredevil Rewind S2E13: “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen”

Daredevil

The finale of Daredevil is here and we give our eulogies to so many dead ninjas. Join us as we look into our crystal ball of predictions for the street level Marvel Universe.

Philip Mozolak with Jason Snell and James Thomson


180

Voltron: Legendary Defender S1 review

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Five fearless space explorers vault into the unknown—to review the Netflix/Dreamworks reboot of the ’80s classic anime Americanization, Voltron: Legendary Defender. The producers said they wanted to make the revival better than longtime fans remembered it being, not just better than it was. That’s a lofty goal, considering that the original could be…a little dodgy…?

Chip Sudderth with Christina Warren, Shannon Sudderth, Moisés Chiullan and Philip Mozolak


177

Game of Thrones S6E10 review: “The Winds of Winter”

Game of Thrones

It’s here! The season 6 finale. And not much happened, except for a whole bunch of things we’ve been waiting weeks, or years, or the entire show to happen! We break it all down and consider the season as a whole.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


176

Flashcast Summer Session: “Flashpoint Paradox”

The Flash

As promised, the Flash team brings you the first of our summer sessions.

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Summer Homework 2: Justice League 14&15 “The Brave and the Bold”

Summer Homework 3: Justice League 37-38 “A Better World”

Summer Homework 4: Justice League Unlimited 31 “Flash and Substance” and 34 “The Great Brain Robbery”

Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


175

Game of Thrones S6E9 review: “Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones

They fight. Also, some fire-breathing dragons.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


174

Game of Thrones S6E8 review: “No One”

Game of Thrones

Season six keeps barreling ahead, and in this episode we visit Braavos for a resolution of the House of Black & White storyline, a reintroduction to the Brotherhood Without Banners, some drinking and comedy in Mereen, a royal decree in King’s Landing, and a joyous reunion at Riverrun. (Edmure and the Blackfish? Jamie and Brienne? No, Podrick and Bronn!) Also: Old Lady Clegane’s boys sure are good at killing.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren


173

Daredevil Rewind: Season 2, Episodes 10-12

Daredevil

This episode brings Tony Sindelar to the kitchen to converse frankly about what has happened to this season of “Daredevil.” We all agree ninjas are awesome. However, is there a point of diminishing returns investing in a ninja army? Join us as we break down the highs and lows.

Want a way to support this rewind show as well as other great shows on The Incomparable Network? Go to theincomparable.com/members, you can sign up for a monthly subscription that will support the shows you love, including TeeVee. In return get access to some bonus features including special podcast feeds for bonus audio, official bootlegs of live sessions, and other great Incomparable stuff.

Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


172

Game of Thrones S6E7 review: “The Broken Man”

Game of Thrones

This week the story continues to hurtle forward, with a shocking reveal in a cold open and a visit from Septon Ian McShane. Plus Jon Snow and his band of advisers embark on their goodwill tour of the north. And Yara and Theon Greyjoy have a proper heart-to-heart talk as only the Ironborn can: While surrounded by naked ladies.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Erika Ensign


171

Game of Thrones S6E6 Review: “Blood of My Blood”

Game of Thrones

“Game of Thrones” pushes characters out of their comfort zones in this episode, as Arya decides whether she really wants to be an assassin, Samwell decides whether his father is even worth appeasing, and Tommen decides to just do whatever he’s told. There’s also a flood of people who may or may not have been on the show before, so people with really good memories are rewarded at least three times with dramatic end-of-scene revelations that may or may not have left people saying “…who was that, again?”

Oh, and there was a dragon!

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Want a way to support this flashcast as well as other great shows on The Incomparable Network? Go to theincomparable.com/members, you can sign up for a monthly subscription that will support the shows you love, including TeeVee. In return get access to some bonus features including special podcast feeds for bonus audio, official bootlegs of live sessions, and other great Incomparable stuff.

Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton with Philip Mozolak


170

The Flash S2E23 Review: “The Race Of His Life”

The Flash

The finale is here and Barry vows to stop Zoom after learning Zoom’s true plans. Join us as we reveal our thoughts on this packed episode and the season as a whole. Plus, we offer our crystal-ball predictions.

Want a way to support this flashcast as well as other great shows on The Incomparable Network? Go to theincomparable.com/members, you can sign up for a monthly subscription that will support the shows you love, including TeeVee. In return get access to some bonus features including special podcast feeds for bonus audio, official bootlegs of live sessions, and other great Incomparable stuff.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


169

Arrow S4E23 Review: “Schism”

Arrow

Another season in the bag. Just like our panelists. As we wrap up the Oliver vs. Damien Darhk grudge match, we discuss untimely Ghost attacks, anticlimactic punch ups, and just how much we are going to miss the sparkling joy that is Neal McDonough. But we’re optimistic about season 5…even if we do still have a year of flashbacks.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 23

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


168

Game of Thrones S6E5 Review: “Door”

Game of Thrones

Another huge episode of “Game of Thrones” features doors being closed and opened, women getting down to business and speaking truth to their former protectors, the origin story of both the White Walkers and Hodor, and a wild Shakespeare-like retelling of the first season of “Game of Thrones.” Is this episode a reaction to some of the criticism’s of the show last year? We break it down, this time in person, live from Jason’s garage.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


167

Daredevil Rewind: Season 2, Episode 7-9

Daredevil

The courtroom action drama that just won’t quit with special investigator James Thomson. In this episode we cover “Semper Fidelis,” “Guilty as Sin” and “Seven Minutes in Heaven.” NINJAS!

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Philip Mozolak with James Thomson


166

Arrow S4E22 Review: “Lost in the Flood”

Arrow

Family drama rules the roost this week, with a Smoak-Kuttler reunion and Oliver trying to rescue Thea. We discuss the limitation of suburban subdevelopment sets, why supervillains should really just kill people when they have the chance, and why you should never sit too close to the computer when you’re hacking.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 22

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


165

The Flash S2E22 Review: “Invincible”

The Flash

After Zoom unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren. Meanwhile, Wally takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe. Iris and Henry are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


164

Game of Thrones S6E4 review: “Book of the Stranger”

Game of Thrones

A family reunion! Diplomatic compromises! Ramsay eating an apple! Special guest Aleen Simms joins Brian to recap this week’s “Game of Thrones.” What is the High Sparrow’s long game? Why can’t the show runners stop killing women? And the burning question on everyone’s mind: What will happen to Denaerys?

Brian Hamilton and Aleen Simms


163

The Flash S2E21 Review: “The Runaway Dinosaur”

The Flash

Surprise! We’re back early with our review of this special episode. With Barry gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy: Girder. Realizing the zombified Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry takes a vision quest with the Speed Force and fights to return to his old life.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


162

Arrow S4E21 Review: “Monument Point”

Arrow

This week, we grit our teeth and let the hand-wavey technology do its thing, discuss whether you really need to run for mayor to get access to City Hall, and discuss exactly whether our favorite (possibly?) departed political operative, turned bearded, brainwashed, clipboard-wielding flunky merits an action figure.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 21

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


161

Arrow S4E20 Review: “Genesis”

Arrow

Everybody gets the weekend off (including us)! We discuss Thea’s unwise relationship with Totally Not Evil Alex, Dig and Lyla’s choice of mobile homes, and Oliver’s latest Defense against the Dark Arts teacher. We also try to avoid going down the rabbit hole of discussing incarnations of DC Comics hero The Question.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 20

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


160

Game of Thrones S6E3 review: “Oathbreaker”

Game of Thrones

Life after death! Action flashbacks! Surprising returns of characters not seen for years! And Varys waving a very large fan. Jason and Monty are back to break down everything in this week’s “Game of Thrones.”

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


159

Daredevil Rewind: Season 2, Episodes 4-6

Daredevil

Back from working hard on simultaneous adventures and work, Moze and Don wrap their hands for a three round fight in the kitchen. This episode covers a crucial triptych arch in the Daredevil saga.

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Philip Mozolak and Don Melton


158

The Flash S2E19-20 Review: “Back to Normal” and “Rupture”

The Flash

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Barry still has no speed and feels incomplete. Zoom arrives back on Earth 1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all, but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other.

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


157

Game of Thrones S6E2 Review: “Home”

Game of Thrones

We know it’s a shocker, but he’s back! We refer, of course, to Bran Stark, who is warging and time-warping from a deep hole, right next to Hodor. Also we break down who’s in charge in King’s Landing, Mereen, Braavos, Winterfell, the Iron Islands, and at Castle Black. At Castle Black things just keep getting more and more complicated.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


156

Arrow S4E19 Review: “Canary Cry”

Arrow

Don’t blame yourself this week—that’s left to our characters. Laurel Lance may not live on, but there’s still a Black Canary out and about. We discuss how an ace high school student can tinker with Cisco’s tech, the chances of resurrection in a comic-book universe, and our burning desire to know why Alex Davis became a political operative.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 19

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


155

Game of Thrones S6E1 Review: “The Red Woman”

Game of Thrones

“Game of Thrones” is back with another scene-setting premiere episode. Featuring eight different locations, this is not an episode with any narrative momentum, but it does remind you about all of the pieces on the board and shows you where they may be moving this season. We break it down, including an digression about whether the religious figures in this show are serving active, interventionist gods, or if they’re just using religion to achieve their own personal ends.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


154

The Flash S2E17-18 Review: “Flash Back” and “Versus Zoom”

The Flash

Two Flashcasts in one! After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Then in “Versus Zoom,” Barry believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom and wants to open the breaches to catch him. Harry strongly advises against that plan, but after Barry convinces him, Harry reveals that Cisco has the power to re-open the breach. Meanwhile, Hunter Zoloman’s painful story on Earth-2 is revealed.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


153

Arrow S4E18 Review: “Eleven-Fifty-Nine”

Arrow

Better late than never. (Or perhaps, given this episode, better late than…”the late.”) We discuss poor idol labeling, the impossibility of searching prison book carts, and the questionable obtuseness of certain hospital staff. And, of course, we bid adieu to a character and finally answer the season-long question: Who’s in the Box?!

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 18

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


152

Daredevil Rewind S2E3: “New York’s Finest”

Daredevil

Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm. James, Jason and Moze try out their best legal Kung Fu to break down this episode.

Philip Mozolak with Jason Snell and James Thomson


151

Daredevil S2E2 Rewind: “Dogs to a Gunfight”

Daredevil

Join us a we sweep up some broken glass, because it looks like no one else in this episode will. As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen’s newest vigilante.

Philip Mozolak with James Thomson and Jason Snell


150

Arrow S4E17 Review: “Beacon of Hope”

Arrow

Bee-ware the bee puns on this week’s episode! It’s a week of adult discussions, pop culture references, and you know what, just all out fun. We talk questionable lair security, how to explain your decommissioned lair to your board of directors, and exactly what kind of medicine they gave Curtis Holt.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 17

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


149

Arrow S4E16 Review: “Broken Hearts”

Arrow

After a slightly longer than expected hiatus, Team Speedy Arrowcast is back! Issues this week include the driving of artificial wedges between characters, the return of a meh antagonist, and the fly-by-night justice system of Star City. Round it all out with an update on Who’s In the Box? and Who Does Ollie Need to Kill?

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 16

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


148

Daredevil S2E1 Rewind: “Bang”

Daredevil

Happy St. Matty’s Day! Daredevil is back with a “Bang!” Join us in our discussion and breakdown of the Man Without Fear this season.

Philip Mozolak with Don Melton and James Thomson


147

The Flash S2E16 review: “Trajectory”

TeeVee

The gang is back from hiatus! Having arrived in town intent on creating maximum chaos, Trajectory’s antics are misinterpreted as having been perpetrated by The Flash himself. Barry must quickly uncover the mystery of the girl under the mask—as well as what is driving her mad desire for speed and destruction.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


146

Arrow S4E15 Review: “Taken”

Arrow

Throw another superhero on the barbecue! Mari McCabe, aka Vixen, makes her live-action debut, and we discuss how our favorite team should know that secrets are bad, our befuddlement over the peculiar geography of the DC Universe’s United States, and our latest thoughts on that time-honored classic: Who’s In the Box?! Also, a fan favorite makes a startling return!

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 15

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


145

The Flash S2E15 review: “King Shark”

The Flash

Who’s the big fish with the shredded pants that make the fans crazy? King Shark! And in another slightly interesting development, Zoom takes off his mask—which presents more questions than answers. Special Guest David J. Loehr joins the breakdown of this fantastic episode.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar and David J. Loehr


144

Arrow S4E14 Review: “Code of Silence”

Arrow

It’s a sad day for the Speedy Arrowcast team, as they mourn the dear, departed—well, we’ll get there. Thea and Lance reinforce bad Ollie behavior, we speculate about the nature of “precision demolition,” and Team Arrow sure picks the wrong week to forget to pack the bomb spray.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 14

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


143

The Flash S2E14 review: “Escape from Earth-2”

The Flash

Lisa returns from Earth-2 to join Moze and Tony! Now the team races to find Zoom’s lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin rushes to perfect Velocity 9 so that Jay can stop the Geomancer. Predictions and research continue as Tony and Moze delight in the conspiracy.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


142

Legends of Tomorrow: Failure Analysis

Legends of Tomorrow

So we’re breaking up with “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” At least for now. In this final scheduled episode we discuss the problems with the show and why we’ll keep watching it, but probably while we’re also checking our e-mail and folding our laundry. We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed. It’s not us, “Legends of Tomorrow.” It’s you.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, David J. Loehr and Dan Moren


141

The Flash S2E12-E13 review: “Fast Lane” and “Welcome to Earth 2”

The Flash

Here comes another double dose of double episodes like a Doppelgänger do. Tony and Moze explore the Tarpit of Central City briefly, then make a jump on the speed cannon to welcome Earth 2 with open arms with an armful of easter eggs.

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Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


140

Arrow S4E13 Review: “Sins of the Father”

Arrow

In our latest episode, sponsored by the League of Assassins, there’s a power struggle brewing between Nyssa and Merlyn and our heroes are caught in the (literal) crossfire. We discuss Charlotte Ross’s killer scene, the League of Assassins’s coveted employee of the month award, and what else is on Damien Darhk’s to-do list.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 13

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


139

The Expanse S1E9-10 Review: “Critical Mass” and “Leviathan Wakes”

The Expanse

The first season of “The Expanse” wraps up with an exciting conclusion! Except for some of the parts that were less exciting. We render our final verdict and look ahead to season two.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign, Joe Rosensteel, Brian Hamilton and Tony Sindelar


138

Arrow S4E12 Review: “Unchained”

Arrow

This episode is more overstuffed than the biggest Thanksgiving leftover sandwich you can imagine, and if you were hoping we could take that metaphor a little further, well, tune in. We also discuss Arrow’s technology Z team, the latest in League of Assassin motivations, and the desperate need for a Team Arrow Slack channel.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 12

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


137

Legends of Tomorrow S1E2 review: “Pilot, part 2”

Legends of Tomorrow

Our all-star group of TeeVee panelists breaks down the second part of the “Legends of Tomorrow” pilot. A predicted death occurs! A Cheech & Chong movie almost breaks out! And what is Rip Hunter doing off-screen?

Lisa Schmeiser with Dan Moren, Philip Mozolak and David J. Loehr


136

Arrow S4E11 Review: “A.W.O.L.”

Arrow

Nothing better than a Diggle-centric episode, ‘cause a Diggle-centric episode got plenty of Diggle. In this case, two Diggles (but no Biff). This week we discuss the legacy of Amanda Waller, relatively smart villains of the week, and prescription drug hallucinations.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 11

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


135

The Expanse: S1E5-8 review

The Expanse

We’re back with a review of episodes 5-8 of “The Expanse,” leading up to the two-hour finale. From Earth to Ceres to the Rocinante, we’ve got our take on the misadventures of Holden and crew, Miller’s laconic interactions with Jared Harris and the rest of his space mob, and Avasarala’s snowy conversation with one of Holden’s parents. Plus, is the blue goo at the heart of the series realized effectively?

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Joe Rosensteel and Tony Sindelar


134

The Flash S2E11 review: “Reverse Flash Returns”

The Flash

The man in the yellow suit makes his return to Central City, but how is Eobard Thawne even alive after being wiped from history?! Tony and Moze try to unravel a thick yellow thread.

Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


133

Legends of Tomorrow S1E1 review: “Pilot, part 1”

Legends of Tomorrow

What happens when a group of superheroes finally get together? This all-star podcast, of course. We discuss Rip Hunter, Dr. Stein’s roofie, and Captain and Tenille on this premiere edition of this legendary podcast.

Lisa Schmeiser with Jason Snell, Dan Moren and Philip Mozolak


132

The Flash S2E10 review: “Potential Energy”

The Flash

Break time is over, and it’s time to get back to work! Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry considers telling Patty that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris try to get to know Wally, and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Get your CSI University application together and then join us.

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


131

Arrow S4E10 Review: “Blood Debt”

Arrow

Thanks to their bulletproof limousine, the Speedy Arrowcast crew is back with the midseason premiere. This week we discuss boneheaded superhero plans, going off the rails, and of course an update to our perennial favorite: “Who’s in the Box?!”

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 10

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


130

The Expanse: S1E2-4 review

The Expanse

Our panel reconvenes to discuss the three most recent episodes of SyFy’s “The Expanse.” How’s the pacing? What’s the deal with the CGI animals and shots that go through air vents? And how does the show portray the balance of power between Earth, Mars, and the Belt?

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign, Brian Hamilton, Tony Sindelar and Joe Rosensteel


129

Doctor Who review: “The Husbands of River Song”

Doctor Who

River Song returns, and this time gets to match wits with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Was this one of the most fun episodes of “Doctor Who” in ages, or is that the egg nog talking? In our sixth straight Christmas Night flashcast, we review the 2015 “Doctor Who” Christmas Special.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, David J. Loehr and Tony Sindelar


128

Jessica Jones Rewind: Episodes 9-13

Jessica Jones

Join us as we talk about the final five episodes of the first season of Jessica Jones! Killgrave takes over, the pacing gets weird and all hope seems lost.

Aleen Simms with Justin Michael, Mikah Sargent and Lisa Schmeiser


127

The Flash S2E9 review: “Running to Stand Still”

The Flash

When the Weather Wizard returns to break Leonard Snart and The Trickster out of Iron Heights, Barry must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris meet Wally West at last!

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Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


126

Arrow S4E9 Review: “Dark Waters”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast is glad to be back to Star City business this week. Dan, Guy, and John discuss cage safety procedures, how not to propose to your girlfriend, and exactly how approval ratings work when you’re running unopposed in a city that’s on the brink of destruction.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 9

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


125

Jessica Jones Rewind: Episodes 5-8

Jessica Jones

We’re here to talk about episodes 5-8 of Netflix’s “Jessica Jones”! We discuss the depth and breadth of Killgrave’s powers (and creepiness), talk about foiled kidnapping attempts, and speculate as to why Jeri and Wendy don’t have a prenuptial agreement.

Aleen Simms with Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent and Justin Michael


124

The Expanse S1E1 review: “Dulcinea”

The Expanse

We discuss the first episode of “The Expanse,” which has premiered online and arrives on Syfy Dec. 14. In the first section of the show we discuss the first episode and some of our expectations as readers of the books on which the show is based, but we hold off on spoilers for the rest of the series until after firing the Spoiler Horn.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Joe Rosensteel, Erika Ensign, Dan Moren and David J. Loehr


123

Doctor Who S9E12 review: “Hell Bent”

Doctor Who

We’re back with the final Doctor Who Flashcast of the season! Everything we’ve been building to for the last 11 weeks has led to this. The Doctor has a bone to pick with the Time Lords. Who is the Hybrid? Familiar diners with familiar waitresses! We flail our arms and get super nerdy as we dissect the finale and the season as a whole with a special half-Scottish panel, if you count Space Glasgow. Now it’s the wilderness — 20 whole days until the Christmas special.

Jason Snell with Liz Myles, Chip Sudderth and James Thomson


122

Arrow S4E8 review: “Legends of Yesterday”

Arrow

Crossover week continues as special guests Jason Snell and Tony Sindelar join Guy and John for a discussion of part two of this week’s Flash-Arrow crossover event. How much do we not like Hawkguy? Are the Egyptian flashbacks better or worse than returning to the island? Why is Malcolm Merlin such a jerk? And are we relieved that the “Legends of Tomorrow” furniture moving may finally be at an end?

Jason Snell with Guy English, John Moltz and Tony Sindelar


121

The Flash S2E8 review: “Legends of Today”

The Flash

It’s crossover time! We welcome special guest Dan Moren from the Speedy Arrowcast as we cover the first part of this week’s Flash-Arrow crossover. Vandal Savage arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra! Team Arrow comes to the rescue! And Jay and Harry reach some sort of understanding.

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Dan Moren


120

Jessica Jones Rewind: Episodes 1-4

Jessica Jones

Our (large) panel is here to talk about the first four episodes of Netflix’s “Jessica Jones”! We discuss how it’s going so far, the show’s representation of women, Kilgrave’s name (how obvious!), and the sex scenes. Oh, the sex scenes.

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Aleen Simms with Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, Jason Snell and Justin Michael


119

Doctor Who S9E11 review: “Heaven Sent”

Doctor Who

One night only! Peter Capaldi in the one-man show, “Doctor Who.” We break down part one of the season finale.

Jason Snell with Philip Mozolak


118

Doctor Who S9E10 Review: “Face the Raven”

Doctor Who

Jason is joined by Chip Sudderth of the Two-Minute Time Lord podcast to discuss the dramatic (some might say traumatic) events of the latest episode of “Doctor Who.” Ashildr, Riggsy, hidden aliens, London urban fantasy, and a surprising ending…

CHIP. CHIP. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED.

Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth


117

The Flash S2E7 review: “Gorilla Warfare”

The Flash

Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin. Barry and team race to find her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Cisco plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders, and Patty begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


116

Arrow S4E7 Review: “Brotherhood”

Arrow

Join Dan, Guy, and John as they discuss the latest episode of Arrow, and such riveting topics as controlling people with evil macaroni and cheese, Data & Geordi doing science, and, of course, the flashback adventures of Biff Conklin.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 7

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


115

Arrow S4E6 Review: “Lost Souls”

Arrow

Special guest star Philip Mozolak joins Guy and Dan to talk about the re-embiggening of Ray Palmer, industrial espionage, low-paying security guard gigs, magical mysticism, and of course one of the most badass women in the world—and her mom.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 6

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Dan Moren with Guy English and Philip Mozolak


114

Doctor Who S9E9: “Sleep No More”

Doctor Who

You shouldn’t listen to this podcast. We found this conversation about this week’s “Doctor Who” episode, “Sleep No More,” and present it as it was recorded. Your expectations will be undermined. The plot twists might be shocking. And in the end, you’ll be wondering what happened to the opening theme song.

Jason Snell with Liz Myles


113

The Flash S2E6 review: “Enter Zoom”

The Flash

After recent events, Barry decides it’s time to confront Zoom and comes up with a dangerous plan. Caitlin sides with Jay, and deems it too dangerous for Barry to engage with the speed demon. However, Iris shows her support and brings forth a surprising ally. We also see what Earth-2 Harrison Wells’ life was like before coming through the breach.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


112

Doctor Who S9E8 review: “The Zygon Inversion”

Doctor Who

This week’s “Doctor Who” culminates a plot not just from last week, but from the 50th anniversary episode, “Day of the Doctor.” Still, the most important thing in it may be Peter Capaldi’s one-man show, which doubles as a mission statement for The Doctor. And while Clara isn’t in it much, Jenna Coleman does a great turn as her Zygon duplicate. Plus, more Osgood!

Jason Snell with Lauren Snell


111

Arrow S4E5 Review: “Haunted”

Arrow

Who do you call when you absolutely, positively need to resurrect a character for an upcoming spinoff? Why, a chain-smoking master of the dark arts who himself has been resurrected from a dead TV series! Meanwhile, we vote for a Diggle/Lance cop show and we can’t get enough of Damien Darhk.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 5

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


110

The Flash S2E5 review: “The Darkness and the Light”

The Flash

Barry learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her. However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom. Meanwhile, Barry and Patty go out on a date.

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


109

Doctor Who S9E7 review: “The Zygon Invasion”

Doctor Who

Last seen in the 50th anniversay special, the Zygons return to duplicate people and invade the earth! Osgood and UNIT return! More sonic sunglasses and electric guitar! Dramatic invasions of Fakeistan and New Mexico! Political parallels aplenty! We break down part one of this two-part episode.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman


108

Arrow S4E4 Review: “Beyond Redemption”

Arrow

We have some concerns about the handling of finances in Star City, a new lair is located in some questionable real estate, and where do you keep your feral, back-from-the-dead sister if not in your apartment building’s basement?

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 4

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


107

The Flash S2E4 review: “The Fury of Firestorm”

The Flash

Barry and the team look for another Firestorm match for Dr. Stein. When the team meets Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, Caitlin has her reservations about whether Jax is the right match for Dr. Stein. Iris surprises Joe, while Barry and Patty grow closer.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


106

Doctor Who S9E6 review: “The Woman Who Lived”

Doctor Who

Eyes of Hades, cowardly lions, and a familiar but enigmatic character named… me? The second of this bifurcated two-parter finds the Doctor teaming up with the Viking girl he made immortal and raises some interesting questions about our favorite Time Lord and what the value of human life really is.

Dan Moren with David Sparks


105

The Flash S2E3 review: “A Family of Rogues”

The Flash

Now that Barry’s resolved his own family issues, it’s time for him to play super therapist to the super criminal family, the Snarts.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


104

Arrow S4E3 Review: “Restoration”

Arrow

This week it’s all about mending Dig and Ollie’s bromance, questioning Felicity’s machine gun discipline, and wondering what it is about hot tubs that makes everybody go feral.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 3

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


103

Doctor Who S9E5 review: “The Girl Who Died”

Doctor Who

Enough TARDIS shenanigans! This episode is all about the Doctor and Clara saving a village of Vikings from an invading hoarde of… space vikings? Plus lots of interesting talk of immortality, identity, and responsibility, and references to Matt Smith and David Tennant. Join us for our breakdown of this episode, which features Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones” as Ashildr.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren


102

The Flash S2E2 review: “Flash of Two Worlds”

The Flash

Trust is the theme of this week’s episode of “The Flash.” Barry must learn to trust his team at S.T.A.R. Labs, including the Earth-2 hero Jay Garrick. Trust us—your Flash Flashcast team has this episode covered.

Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar with Philip Mozolak


101

Arrow S4E2 Review: “The Candidate”

Arrow

We delve into politics in episode 2, and Dan, John, and Guy say hello (and goodbye?) to Jeri Ryan, consider Felicity’s handwaving management style, and wonder who the hell is this ray-of-sunshine Ollie?

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 2

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


100

Doctor Who S9E4 review: “Before the Flood”

Doctor Who

The Doctor’s a ghost, but how did he get that way? Alien undertakers, deposed tyrants with insidious plans, time paradoxes, and Beethoven! Also, what did the Doctor know and when did he know it? Jason break it all down with the help of James Thomson, direct from Glasgow.

Jason Snell with James Thomson


99

The Flash S2E1 review: “The Man Who Saved Central City”

The Flash

Season two is here and the gang is back together! (On the show and on the Flash Flashcast!) Join us as we celebrate Flash Day and look at where this season may be headed.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


98

Arrow S4E1 Review: “Green Arrow”

Arrow

It’s the season 4 premiere of Arrow and everything’s exciting and new and different! Dan, John, and Guy are back to talk about fancy new outfits (and monikers), a brand new big baddy, and a lighter, more fun tone.

Arrow, Season 4, Episode 1

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


97

Doctor Who S9E3 review: “Under the Lake”

Doctor Who

An underwater base, a flooded village, an abandoned spaceship, mysterious symbols, and an alien ghost? All in a day’s work for the Doctor and Clara. Join us as we break down “Under the Lake” and look ahead to next week’s “Before the Flood.” Also, did anyone notice that this is all just a big game of Pac-Man?

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell


96

Doctor Who S9E2 review: “The Witch’s Familiar”

Doctor Who

This week we follow Clara and Missy through the sewers of Skaro and take stock of the Doctor and Davros and their long, meaningful conversations—punctuated by joyrides in Davros’s cool chair.

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Jason Snell with Erika Ensign


95

Doctor Who S9E1 review: “The Magician’s Apprentice”

Doctor Who

We’re back with a new weekly look at this season of “Doctor Who” with a larger-than-usual panel. Join us as we travel to the farthest Ood-infested regions of space—but watch out for snakes! Look, it’s more trickery from Steven Moffat! Plus, why is Jason both a bad fan and a good fan? And we discuss the nature of two-parters and our expectations going into part two…this is going to be a trend this season, folks.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr and Chip Sudderth


94

The Flash S1E7-9 review: “Power Outage” / “Flash vs. Arrow” / “The Man in the Yellow Suit”

The Flash

At long last your Flashcast team finishes its first-season review and is ready for season two. Join us for this power-packed three episode recap! (These shows originally led to the mid-season finale.)

Thank you to all those who have been running after the speed force this year with us! See you in October!

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


93

True Detective S2E8 review: “Omega Station”

True Detective

Here we are at the end of the line, the Omega Station. We had high hopes, but this was a rough road. If you loved this season and even this episode, listen to how most people saw it. Thank you to all those who stuck around and kept the home fires burning. Maybe season three will bring back what we missed.

Philip Mozolak and Brian Hamilton with Don Melton


92

The Flash S1E5-6 review: “Plastique” and “The Flash is Born”

The Flash

Continuing our first-season flashbacks! After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling, rolls in and takes over the case. Suspicious arises at S.T.A.R. Labs. Barry Allen is eager to make a name for himself and wants everyone to know who the “Red Streak” really is.

Tony Sindelar and Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak


91

True Detective S2E7 Review: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

True Detective

Did you see this in the rearview? The penultimate episode of “True Detective” season two was a treat. Evidence is coming together, and one person was shot dead. Open the notepad and lick your pencil—it’s time for work.

Do you have evidence you want to share? Upload your “tape” to the locker.

Philip Mozolak and Brian Hamilton with Don Melton


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True Detective S2E6 Review: “Church in Ruins” 

True Detective

This week things get serious, so the precinct has called in famous loose cannon Capt. Don Melton to assist in the investigation. Folks, this episode has the most action we have seen all season—but is it enough to quench our sandy mouths? This has been a highly debated episode online. Now it’s time to check it into evidence. Check out the full length report by @tjluomo

Brian Hamilton and Philip Mozolak with Don Melton


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The Flash S1E3-4 review: “Things You Can’t Outrun” and “Going Rogue”

The Flash

In our retro-review of the early episodes of season 1, we continue to follow the mysterious “streak” as he learns what a hero needs to know and meets archvillain Captain Cold, who makes his presence felt in Central City. Join us as we take a look back in time as we anticipate the run-up to season 2!

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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True Detective S2E5 Review: “Other Lives”

True Detective

Welcome to Vinci, 66 days later. What has changed besides shaved flavor savers? Let us punch in and take a look at the “width” of this flaccid reset.

Philip Mozolak and Brian Hamilton


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The Flash S1E1-2 review: “Pilot” and “The Fastest Man Alive”

The Flash

Hey, the Flashcast band is back! It is time for the summer backfill, starting with the first two episodes. Join us as we take a look back in time in a run up to season 2! tv87.jpg

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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True Detective S2E4 review: “Down Will Come” ​

True Detective

This episode may leave us feeling like we are just punching the time clock, but there is hope. Sgt. Mozolak makes a bold prediction against police policy. Agent Hamilton puts his career on the line to assist in this investigation.

Brian Hamilton and Philip Mozolak


85

Daredevil Rewind: The Finale

Daredevil

In this last episode we stand along the rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen and reflect upon episode 13, simply titled “Daredevil.” Jason Snell drops into the fray to finalize and put the Devil to bed. Thank you to all of the Rewind guests and thanks to you, the listeners for sharing time in the Kitchen.

Philip Mozolak and Guy English with Jason Snell and Don Melton


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True Detective S2E3 Review: “Maybe Tomorrow” 

True Detective

The most rubber-bullet-splashed episode so far this season. Many events and investigations are laid out on our evidence board, leaving much to unpack. Is it too much? Are we just punching the time clock for an early pension? Open your notebooks and hit play as we dive into the spaghetti mess.

Philip Mozolak and Brian Hamilton


83

True Detective S2E2 Review: “Night Finds You”

True Detective

Our flawed heroes return to show us the burdened agenda each carries into the night. Are any of them heroes? What happens in sound-baffled rooms in Hollywood? When the crow comes to visit, he never leaves empty handed.

Brian Hamilton and Philip Mozolak


82

True Detective S2E1 Review: “The Western Book of the Dead”

True Detective

California Noir is the new modality for season two of “True Detective.” Strap on your badges and sheath your knife and join Special Agent Hamilton and Desk Sergent Mozolak in their investigation of the “True Detective” evidence locker.

Get a feed of all “True Detective” TeeVee reviews here.

Brian Hamilton and Philip Mozolak


81

Game of Thrones S5E10 review: “Mother’s Mercy”

Game of Thrones

It’s the season finale of “Game of Thrones!” So of course, nothing much happens in this episode. Except for suicides, zombie zingers, off-screen massacres, admissions of magic murder, death by long fall, death by multiple stab wounds, death by poison, the meeting of the Friends of Danerys Club, teenage dragons, a walk of shame—er, atonement, and more death by multiple stab wounds! But other than that, uneventful. We break it all down one last time.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S5E9 review: “The Dance of Dragons”

Game of Thrones

Monty and Brian review the penultimate episode of season five. How does this episode fit between the huge events of last week and the final climax of the season? Join us as we break it down.

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S5E8 review: “Hardhome”

Game of Thrones

Winter is here! We review this week’s epic “Game of Thrones” episode, which took us by surprise by featuring the season’s budget-busting set piece an episode earlier than usual. Monty and Jason break it all down, from Dany and Tyron talking about how they both play the game to the massive battle north of the wall and all the little scenes in between.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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The Flash S1E23 review: “Fast Enough”

The Flash

It’s time for the first season finale! Your humble Flashcast hosts navigate wormholes of emotion and are left with many questions that only a scientician could answer. Our last run though Central City until the fall—faster than we’ve ever gone before!—begins now.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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Game of Thrones S5E7 review: “The Gift”

Game of Thrones

This week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” wasn’t as grim as last week’s, but we still have issues, and they’re all in this plus-sized episode.

First, we take up the larger discussion of the rape at the end of last week’s episode and the resulting controversy among viewers. Then we dive into this week’s installment, which features bad stuff in the north, unexpected deaths and direwolves, and Stannis showing surprising backbone. Plus we break down the dangers of funding religious extremists, ponder if the High Sparrow is the Lenin of his time, reference A Chorus Line and Fiddler on the Roof, talk about the three dominant religions of Westeros, and much more.

Jason Snell with Brian Hamilton and Monty Ashley


76

Daredevil Rewind: Episodes 10-12

Daredevil

In this episode we try to encapsulate the meatiest portion of the Daredevil series, “Murdock vs. Nelson”, “The Path Of The Righteous” and finally “The Ones We Leave Behind”. Two new tenants in Hell’s Kitchen have moved in to cover the events.

Philip Mozolak and Guy English with Tony Sindelar, Dan Moren and Don Melton


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Game of Thrones S5E6 review: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Game of Thrones

Westeros got even darker and bleaker than usual this week. But Monty and Jason soldier on, unbowed and unbent but maybe a little bit broken. We take stock of our two pairs of road-buddy movie adventurers, ponder why all the dead bodies need to be washed, muse about Littlefinger’s grand plan, welcome back Diana Rigg, admire Myrcella’s awesome Spring break in Dorne, and remind you that Ramsay Bolton is never not creepy. Never, ever, ever.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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The Flash S1E22 recap: “Rogue Air”

The Flash

What is the outcome when you flip morals to enlist a Prison Breaker? How do you turn off a particle accelerator filled with Metahumans? It may seem impossible, but it’s pretty much usual on our weekly jog. This is the final stretch to the finale. Let’s go!

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


73

Arrow S3E23 Review: “My Name Is Oliver Queen”

Arrow

As season 3 draws to a close, Dan, John, and Guy reunite to discuss Ra’s al-Ghul’s ineffectual management of the League of Assassins, anticlimactic battle scenes, and the hopes and dreams for season 4.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with Guy English and John Moltz


72

Game of Thrones S5E5 review: “Kill the Boy”

Game of Thrones

In this “north by northeast” episode, everything happens at Winterfell, The Wall, and in the east. We focus in on Jon and his big leadership decisions, the Boltons and one awkward dinner at Winterfell, Dany and her new use for her dragons, and two men in a boat.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


71

The Flash S1E21 review: “Grodd Lives”

The Flash

This is Tony’s dream episode… featuring the one and only Gorilla Grodd. We also see a new balance in characters as Iris is brought into the fold, exerting herself as a woman to be noticed. Join us for our weekly run through Central City.

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


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Arrow S3E22 Review: “This Is Your Sword”

Arrow

The whole gang gets a group rate to go to Nanda Parbat, Ollie doesn’t get the chance to use his “island” excuse, and the whole season comes to a head with a marriage and perhaps multiple deaths. Dan and Guy discuss the penultimate episode of season 3.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with Guy English


69

Daredevil Rewind: Episodes 7-9

Daredevil

Sweet Mrs Cardenas brings Hell’s Kitchen back into chaos. That might be pushing the truth. However, there were ninjas, lonely breakfasts, bloody hammers and a man called Stick. Those kinds of things Bring Guy, Merlin and Moze to a fever pitch. Come raise your glass to the show that has no right to be this good.

Philip Mozolak with Merlin Mann and Guy English


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Game of Thrones S5E4 review: “Sons of the Harpy”

Game of Thrones

Brian and Jason meet in person and watch an episode, and are joined in commentary by Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar! Lots of stories about Rhaegar Targaryen in this episode, and Jason and Dan share one of the most commonly held theories about Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark and the mystery of their relationship. It’s not a spoiler, just (common) speculation, so don’t freak out! Also lots of stabbing and horses and masks and mismatched buddies, many of them in boats.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar and Brian Hamilton


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Arrow S3E21 Review: “Al Sah-him”

Arrow

It’s just an ordinary run of the mill bad-guy-of-the-week for Team Arrow…only this bad guy used to be their best friend. John and Dan discuss Thea’s ascension to the team, Lyla being a badass, and more. Plus, a special guest shows up to debate whether Ollie has truly gone rogue.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


66

The Flash S1E20 review: “The Trap”

The Flash

Join the gang as we pick up where we left off, in the no-longer-secret Time Vault at the heart of S.T.A.R. Labs. We end with all secrets—okay, most secrets—revealed in Eobard’s master plan. Lisa, Tony and Moze try to make sense of the potential for time paradoxes, so strap on your running shoes.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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Arrow S3E19-20 Review: “Broken Arrow,” “The Fallen”

Arrow

It’s a Starling City doubleheader this week! Returning after a bit of a hiatus, Guy, John, and Dan are back to discuss major deaths, romantic entanglements, and fledgling superheroes! All that and more as the ball gets rolling towards the end of the season.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


64

Daredevil Rewind: Episodes 4-6

Daredevil

In this episode we crest violent bloodshed and flow with universe building. Characters are further fleshed out as the tides begin to rise again. Merlin “The Hammer” Mann and Dan “The Anvil” Moren bring their pipes to help Hell’s Kitchen.

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Philip Mozolak with Merlin Mann and Dan Moren


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Game of Thrones S5E3 review: “High Sparrow”

Game of Thrones

This week, themes of religion dominated “Game of Thrones”, along with a bunch of clever transitions between different viewpoints. Plus, mad scientists—or is it mad maesters? Beheadings! Daenerys’s unique crossover appeal! And much more.

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Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


62

The Flash S1E19 review: “Who is Harrison Wells?”

The Flash

Lisa, Tony and Moze find Cisco and Joe traveling to Starling City to find proof of Wells’ mischief. Meanwhile Barry, Eddie, and Caitlin fight off a shape-shifting metahuman, the Everyman.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


61

Game of Thrones S5E2 review: “The House of Black and White”

Game of Thrones

Monty and Brian break down the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” Was there really that much black and white? Is it really even a house? Why is Tyrion still sulking? Also, Monty reveals his big theory about what the show is doing.

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Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


60

Daredevil Rewind: Episodes 1-3

Daredevil

Out of the ashes of Ben Affleck’s curse, Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock in the Netflix series “Daredevil.” These streaming series have a flaw—the temptation to ingest and forget. Guy English, Chip Sudderth and Philip Mozolak are fighting to keep our memories fresh by breaking down the first three episodes.

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Philip Mozolak with Guy English and Chip Sudderth


59

The Flash S1E18 review: “All-Star Team Up”

The Flash

Lisa, Tony and Moze recap and question what happens in this week’s episode of “The Flash,” as Ray Palmer Felicity Smoak “get buzzy” up in Central City to deliver a stinger of a CW team-up.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


58

Game of Thrones S5E1 review: “The Wars to Come”

Game of Thrones

We’re back! Our “Game of Thrones” coverage returns for a second season, as Jason and Monty break down the season five premiere. Daenerys has dragon problems. Jon’s virginity is creepily questioned! Marjorie plays the game of thrones for keeps! Cersei’s kissin’ cousin wears a burlap sack for a shirt! Tyrion eats, drinks, and poops in a box! And who knew that the two men of principle in all the land would be Varys the spider and Mance Rayder?

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Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


57

The Flash S1E17 Review: “Tricksters” 

The Flash

Join Lisa, Tony and Moze as they vibrate into the air and pass through solid plots. A new trickster by the name of Axel Walker comes to town. Add in a Flashback to drop yet another twist into the story of Eobard Thawne and Harrison Wells. All this and more Superfriends!

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


56

Arrow S3E18 Review: “Public Enemy”

Arrow

Quentin Lance is angry, oh so angry this week. On the Speedy Arrowcast, we cover Starling’s favorite cop’s mood swings, Roy’s classy bedroom moves, and weak twin sister flashbacks. Oh, and Ray Palmer gets shot through the heart, and Felicity’s to blame! The Flash Flashcast’s Tony Sindelar fills in for Guy English, speeding his way into our hearts.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Tony Sindelar


55

Arrow S3E17 Review: “Suicidal Tendencies”

Arrow

The Suicide Squad rides again! This week on the Speedy Arrowcast, we all offer our praise for a recurring villain/antagonist, a heaping helping of Diggle love, and of course, a fight between Arrow and a Supersuit that turns out just as we expect.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


54

The Flash S1E16 Review: “Rogue Time”

The Flash

Mirrors and mirages show just how fragile time can be in this episode. Barry decides to make a few tweaks to his timeline against the better wishes of his Doctor. Alternate futures also mean alternate guests, as Moze is mysteriously missing, while Arrowcast host Dan finds himself in the truly Speedy show.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


53

Arrow S3E16 Review: “The Offer”

Arrow

After three weeks off, Team Speedy Arrowcast has returned! This week, we discuss the right way to handle job interviews with deranged semi-immortal assassins, father issues galore, and getting from point A to point B.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


52

The Flash S1E15 Review: “Out of Time”

The Flash

Barry now holds the future under his feet. Join us as we recap this finale-like episode. Lisa, Tony and Moze discuss the details and speculate on how time travel will change everything we know.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


51

Arrow S3E15 Review: “Nanda Parbat”

Arrow

This week, Dan, John, and Guy discuss insane job offers, Oliver’s disconnection from Team Arrow, The Atom taking flight, and, of course, our deep and abiding love for the best member of this superhero crew: John Diggle.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


50

Arrow S3E14 Review: “The Return”

Arrow

The Speedy Arrowcast returns with a review of…The Return. Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Guy English talk past Oliver and present Oliver flip-flopping locations, the return of a very special villain, and yet another secret revelation.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


49

The Flash S1E14 Review: “Fallout”

The Flash

“Fallout” picks up where we left off, with The Flash and Dr. Snow trying to outrun a nuclear blast spitting out the Firestorm. After homecomings, Iris begins digging up the dirt on S.T.A.R. Labs. Join us on this exciting episode.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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The Flash S1E13 Review: “The Nuclear Man”

The Flash

Barry struggled to vibrate things in a not-too-fast way with Linda, the Lab rats get hot an bothered with Firestorm’s composition and Joe & Sisco use the power of a mirror to sleuth out the Perp(s) at Barry’s Mom’s murder. Seems like a lot but Lisa, Tony and Moze see it differently.

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And don’t miss our new Arrow reviews, which began in the previous episode of TeeVee.

Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


47

Arrow S3E13 Review: “Canaries”

Arrow

On this inaugural episode of the Speedy Arrowcast—see what we did there?—host Dan Moren is joined by fellow Starling City aficionados John Moltz and Guy English to talk about the Canary vs. Canary throwdown, Oliver’s place on Team Arrow, and big reveals galore.

Arrow, Season 3

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Dan Moren with John Moltz and Guy English


46

The Flash S1E12 Review: “Crazy for You”

The Flash

Peek-a-Boo! Lisa, Tony and Moze see you. Love stories, karaoke and conspiracies abound in this episode… or do they? We also discuss the eleph—er, gorilla in the room and ask the hard question, “Is this really the Flash’s Nemesis?”

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


45

The Flash S1E11 review: “The Sound and the Fury”

The Flash

Oh Barry Boy, the pipes—and the Piper—are calling! The Pied Piper’s sound gauntlets are thumping bass in the Flash’s face. Join the Lisa “The Vocabulator,” Moze “The Matter Eater,” and Tony “The Re-Educator” in this sound of fury review of “The Flash.”

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


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The Flash S1E10 review: “Revenge of the Rogues”

The Flash

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Put on your red tights and lace up for a run with the Flash! Lisa, Tony and Moze run hot and cold and figure out where Barry Allen and Team Flash may be speeding to this season.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Tony Sindelar and Philip Mozolak


43

Doctor Who review: “Last Christmas”

Doctor Who

Merry Christmas! If you’ve been bad, someone will put a Dream Crab in your stocking. We break down Peter Capaldi and Nick Frost’s confrontation as The Doctor and Santa Claus. Also, what does this episode mean for Clara?

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Chip Sudderth and David J. Loehr


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Sons of Anarchy finale review: “Papa’s Goods”

Sons of Anarchy

Here we are at the end of the final ride, and what a road has been traversed. Join us for this close-out to an epic series.

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Thanks for joining us this year for “Sons of Anarchy,” “Doctor Who,” and “Game of Thrones.” We’ll see you on Christmas for the “Doctor Who” Christmas special, and onward to more reviews in 2015!

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


41

Sons of Anarchy S7E12 Recap: “Red Rose”

Sons of Anarchy

Recapping FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak & Tony Sindelar take metaphors to a new level as they wax and wane to the finale.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


40

Sons of Anarchy S7E11 review: “Suits and Woe”

Sons of Anarchy

SAMCRO rides getting ever closer to the finale. Lisa, Moze and Tony find more answers than questions as the season hits the holiday stretch.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


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Sons of Anarchy S7E10 review: “Faith & Despondency”

Sons of Anarchy

The worm has turned for Lisa, Moze and Tony. Join them as they express pure eye popping excitement over this episode of the men of mayhem.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


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Sons of Anarchy S7E9 review: “What a Piece of Work Is Man”

Sons of Anarchy

Lisa, Moze and Tony finally feel like this season just turned a much needed corner. They remember Bobby moments from seasons past.

  • Note Philip’s audio is a bit echoed for the first 5 minutes.

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Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak and Tony Sindelar


37

Doctor Who S8E12 review: “Death in Heaven”

Doctor Who

Well, here we are at the end of the “Doctor Who” season. In this finale we got a lot of technical and plot stuff that doesn’t survive a whole lot of logic, but the emotional and character beats are truthful and the season’s overarching themes (Doctor as commander of soldiers, “Am I a good man?”, Clara as Doctor-in-training, and the lies—oh, all the lies) are brought home strongly. How does it all fit together? Why should we never trust a hug? And what does Nick Frost have to do with it all? Let’s break it all down one final time before the fat man sings and we have to wait until Christmas to see Peter Capaldi’s eyebrows again.

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Jason Snell with James Thomson and David J. Loehr


36

Doctor Who S8E11 review: “Dark Water”

Doctor Who

It’s here! Part one of the season finale! And “Dark Water” combined a very familiar format with some major surprises. What is the fate of Danny Pink? Who is Missy? What happens when Clara steals the Doctor’s keys and cuts off his thumbs? We’ve got it all covered.

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Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth and Serenity Caldwell


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Sons of Anarchy S7E8 review: “The Separation of Crows”

Sons of Anarchy

Recapping FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Lisa Schmeiser, Philip Mozolak and now joining the MC Tony Sindelar! Pop your clutch for a dissection of the midpoint of the final ride.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak with Tony Sindelar


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Doctor Who S8E10 review: “In the Forest of the Night”

Doctor Who

The forest is deep and dark and full of wolves. Join Jason and Glenn to talk about Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s first “Doctor Who” story. If there’s no Lorax, who will speak for the trees? We talk about the Doctor’s relationship to Earth, Clara’s strange decisions about how to protect her young charges, Jason rants about the continued appearances of Missy and how they don’t add up to a story arc, and in the end we give a big fat raspberry to the episode’s final scene. It was quite a roller coaster this week.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman


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Sons of Anarchy S7E7 review: “Greensleeves”

Sons of Anarchy

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak discuss what a kindergartner does with the knowledge that grandma killed his mom. How much green is in your sleeves? Join us in the sidecar as we keep traversing the final ride.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak


32

Doctor Who S8E9 review: “Flatline”

Doctor Who

It’s bigger on the inside, now more than ever! It’s time to talk about “Flatline,” an episode that starts out like it’s going to be funny and ends up being anything but. Will Clara’s lies catch up with her? What does the Doctor really think of Clara playing his role? Does he even want to play it himself? (The answer seems to be yes, if someone else will play the role of the monster.) Listen as Jason breaks it down with his very special guest, his wife Lauren!

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Jason Snell with Lauren Snell


31

Sons of Anarchy S7E6 review: “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em”

Sons of Anarchy

As we ride into episode six—what seems to be the most exciting thus far—Lisa and Moze try to be positive. It didn’t happen. Hop into the sidecar and find out why.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak


30

Doctor Who S8E8 review: “Mummy on the Orient Express”

Doctor Who

Live from Montreal, Canada, Dan Moren and Jason Snell watch an episode of “Doctor Who” and then talk about it! Clara’s unique relationship with the Doctor combines with an interesting (if familiar) “Doctor Who” plot. We talk it all through.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren


29

Sons of Anarchy S7E5 recap: “Some Strange Eruption”

Sons of Anarchy

Lisa & Moze recap the “Strange Eruption” inside of Charming. We span car crashes, the usual lies and KungFu fighting on the side streets of Stockton.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak


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Doctor Who S8E7 review: “Kill the Moon”

Doctor Who

What has the moon ever done to you? We discuss this week’s “Doctor Who” adventure, the insanely titled “Kill the Moon.” Is this original or more of a pastiche? The unexpected Courtney Woods story continues! Polka dots! And much more.

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Glenn Fleishman with David J. Loehr and Scott McNulty


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Sons of Anarchy S7E3-4: “Playing With Monsters”/”Poor Little Lambs”

Sons of Anarchy

Double Shots! Lisa and Moze tread the last of the sluggish “Sons of Anarchy” episodes (hopefully) and discover something new. Could it be love in Charming or just people talking to themselves? Let’s peel back the dermis and find out.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak


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Doctor Who S8E6 review: “The Caretaker”

Doctor Who

The Doctor takes a job at Coal Hill School in order to stop a clicky-clacky robot who wants to shoot people full of laser beams. But that’s really beside the point in an episode that’s all about dialogue, character, and the relationships that the Doctor, Clara, and Danny Pink have. We break down the latest episode of “Doctor Who,” “The Caretaker,” and also ponder Matt Smith lookalikes, the Doctor as an officer and a Time Lord, and Courtney Woods, Disruptive Influence.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren and Glenn Fleishman


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Doctor Who S8E5 review: “Time Heist”

Doctor Who

Four people, no memories, and the biggest bank in the galaxy. What could go wrong? To break down Doctor Who’s latest episode, “Time Heist,” we’ve assembled a crack team of experts, each with their own special abilities. Also, we wonder about vents, praise the lighting technicians at the bank, and discuss whether looking into your own eyes is as bad as it’s made out to be.

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Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Chip Sudderth


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Sons of Anarchy S7E2 review: “Toil and Till”

Sons of Anarchy

We examine what may have been the slowest episode of SOA to date. Exactly how many people do you have to kill before you qualify as a mass murderer? Is it the number of people or is it the time period in which you do the killing? We’re asking because this just might be the episode where Jax crossed over to mass-murderer status.

Now that the Sons have already killed their way through Americans, Mexicans, Russians, Italians and Irish people, they’re going out for Chinese. If there is a “Kill A Small World” ride at Mirrorverse Disney, the Sons are clearly lining up for its Fast Pass.

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Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak


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Doctor Who S8E4 review: “Listen”

Doctor Who

Don’t blink! Don’t breathe! But do listen to this episode, where we break down Steven Moffat’s “Listen,” a standalone episode with some surprising connections to Doctor Who history. We identify a possible theme for this season’s episodes, separate from the story arc. Jason recalls previous Steven Moffat series. And Danny Pink and The Doctor both appreciate the importance of a toy soldier who doesn’t carry a gun.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman


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Sons of Anarchy S7E1 review: “Black Widower”

Sons of Anarchy

Recapping FX's "Sons of Anarchy," Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Mozolak ride into the season premiere episode to find out what havoc the MC has been through the last 10 days. TeeVeeSOA.png Want to subscribe only to our "Sons of Anarchy" episodes in your podcast app? Subscribe to http://feeds.theincomparable.com/soa

Lisa Schmeiser with Philip Mozolak


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Doctor Who S8E3 review: “Robot of Sherwood”

Doctor Who

The Doctor finally meets Robin Hood, and refuses to acknowledge his existence! What does this say about the Doctor’s view of himself and his own story? We talk about Mark Gatiss’s “Robot of Sherwood.” Yet another fantastic Capaldi performance with crackling dialogue. Jack Kirby robots! Spoon duels! Gallimaufry! Gold arrows! David Loehr and Dan Moren join Jason Snell to break it all down.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren and David J. Loehr


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Doctor Who S8E2 review: “Into the Dalek”

Doctor Who

Warm up your shrink ray and join us as we journey inside a Dalek! Jason is joined by our very own Glasgow Correspondent, James Thomson, to analyze this week’s Dalek-themed episode. Soldiers named Pink and Blue! Is the Doctor a good man, or a good Dalek? And what did you expect to happen when you “fixed” a good Dalek, anyway?

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Jason Snell with James Thomson


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Doctor Who S8E1 review: “Deep Breath”

Doctor Who

We kick off our weekly look at this season of Doctor Who with a larger-than-usual panel for this larger-than-usual episode. Praise for Peter Capaldi! Condemnation for the clockwork droids plot and the extremely weird skin balloon! We also attempt to define the challenges in regeneration episodes in general, and compare and contrast with some of the most recent representatives.

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Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr and Chip Sudderth


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Game of Thrones S4E10 review: “The Children”

Game of Thrones

Happy Father’s Day, Tywin Lannister! Erstwhile co-host Brian Hamilton joins Monty and Jason to talk about this final episode of “Game of Thrones” season 4, where there are a whole lot of familial relationships to consider. We discuss Jon’s final parting with Ygritte, the Jamie-Cersei-Tyrion sibling triangle, the Arya-Brienne-Hound swordy triangle (sorry, Podrick), those flame-throwing “children” in the snow with Bran, and of course Tyrion’s attempt to seriously resolve his daddy issues. Plus, hey! Skeletons! We’ve packed it all in this double-sized episode, along with our final thoughts on the season as a whole.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S4E9 review: “The Watchers on the Wall”

Game of Thrones

This week, one setting! One massive battle! Death, blood, giants, snow, wildings, and Jon Snow! Monty and Jason talk about the failed institution of the Night’s Watch, which seems odd since many of them were very brave and they didn’t all die. But still, you’ve got to admit, the organization has seen better days. Also, who knew that Castle Black had a Panic Room?

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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Game of Thrones S4E8 review: “The Mountain and the Viper”

Game of Thrones

There’s a lot of hopping around in this episode, but with a couple of possible exceptions, it’s all good. In the far east, a eunuch and a topless handmaiden meet creepy, and a really old pardon causes serious problems for Jorah. At the Wall, we learn that Molestown is one classy place, and Sam feels extra bad about leaving Gilly there. In the North, there’s a touching family moment under a Flayed Man banner that gives us even more name confusion than usual for Westeros. Sansa becomes a real woman by committing perjury. Arya gets a belly laugh. Tyrion tells a very perplexing story involving beetles to Jaime. And finally, the most Inigo Montoyaesque trial-by-combat scene possible.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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Game of Thrones S4E7 review: “Mockingbird”

Game of Thrones

This episode feels more like the regular episodes of past seasons — neither a full-blown “event” episode, nor a pure “table setting” episode. Instead, we get lots of great scenes with great sets of characters, including Arya and the Hound, Brienne and Podrick, and Tyrion and a succession of visitors. Plus, much more of Sansa and Littlefinger in Crazytown Aerie and a surprise appearance by Westeros’ finest pie maker! We’re not sure if there’s an actual mockingbird, though.

(Thanks to listeners for pointing out that the Mockingbird is Littlefinger’s personal crest.)

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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Game of Thrones S4E6 review: “The Laws of Gods and Men”

Game of Thrones

Courtroom drama comes to Westeros, as Daenerys issues decrees in Meereen and Tyrion’s regicide trial begins. There are some brief detours to Braavos for Bank Loan Drama and the Dreadfort for Failed Rescue Drama, but it’s Tyrion’s trial that dominates the episode. Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton render their judgements. Maybe it should be “The Laws of Gods and Men and Monty and Brian.” (No, it probably shouldn’t)

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S4E5 review: “First of His Name”

Game of Thrones

Jon nearly meets up with Bran! Daenerys strongly considers coming to Westeros before deciding to stay in Meereen! Most of the other people never even come close to seeing each other, but it’s still more crossover than most episodes get. As Tommen becomes King of Westeros, Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton review an episode that contains the least secretive co-conspirator ever.

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S4E4 review: “Oathkeeper”

Game of Thrones

This episode of “Game of Thrones” had it all: prisons, swords, white walkers, and people drinking from skulls. That’s all of the things, right? Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton break down the fourth episode of season four as they check in on Daenerys’s shockingly efficient methods for capturing cities, Jaime Lannister’s shifting allegiances, and the aforementioned skull-drinking.

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton


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Game of Thrones S4E3 review: “Breaker of Chains”

Game of Thrones

After the shocking death scenes of last week, this week “Game of Thrones” settled down a bit. Monty Ashley and Jason Snell talk you through episode three, including Stannis Baratheon’s nifty table and the cold cunning of Tywin Lannister and Olenna Tyrell. Plus, how can you make incest even ickier? By doing it in a church next to the dead body of your child! Yeah, that’s the spirit, Lannisters!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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Game of Thrones S4E2: “The Lion and the Rose”

Game of Thrones

Monty Ashley and Jason Snell talk about episode two of “Game of Thrones” season 4. Let’s be honest, there’s only one scene here that everyone will be talking about after viewing: The scene where Melisandre talks to Stannis’s daughter about religion.

Oh, also Joffrey gets married and other stuff happens. He’s a bit of a bridezilla.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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Tim Goodman on Stephen Colbert

The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman joins Jason Snell to talk about CBS hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show.”

Read Tim’s analysis, Why Stephen Colbert Is the Perfect David Letterman Replacement.

Also we mention Aisha Tyler and Chris Hardwick.

Earlier: Our reaction to Letterman’s retirement.

Jason Snell with Tim Goodman


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Game of Thrones S4E1: “Two Swords”

Game of Thrones

Monty Ashley and Jason Snell talk about the “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere. We count swords, praise Natalie Dormer, and generally try to remember exactly who is who and what they’re doing now that we’re back at the start of a new season. Also, we complain about the mixing of chicken-related metaphors.

And don’t miss Monty’s piece about “Game of Thrones” in The Guardian.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


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We’ll Costas This

We react to David Letterman announcing his retirement and speculate about where late-night comedy goes from here. Also, why are we all wearing togas?

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko and David J. Loehr


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The Oscars

Dissecting the Oscars with Philip Michaels, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Snell. Our podcast doesn’t run as long as the Oscarcast, but it’ll feel like it!

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Michaels


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The Autumn Wind is a Raider

It’s Super Bowl week, and Vidiots Jason Snell and Philip Michaels are here to talk about NFL Network, NFL Films, Super Bowl commercials, and the question of what show best fits in the post-Super Bowl time slot. Oh, and the autumn wind is a raider, pillaging just for fun.

Jason Snell with Philip Michaels


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Playing With My Wii

And we’re back with another podcast. This one features incisive analysis of Nintendo’s new Wii console from Steve Lutz, as well as a roundtable discussion of the aftermath of the new fall season from Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, and Lisa Schmeiser.

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, Philip Michaels and Lisa Schmeiser


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Michael J. Nelson

The prodigal podcast returns, featuring Vidiot Steve Lutz’s exclusive interview with Michael J. Nelson, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now of RiffTrax. (Steve wrote about RiffTrax on TeeVee in August.)

Steve Lutz


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TeeVee Podcast 2

Steve Lutz on the merits of watching and skipping commercials; Six Angry Vidiots discuss the Emmys, the new fall season, TV on DVD, “Rescue Me,” “The Amazing Race,” and… Angela Lansbury?

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, Ben Boychuk, Greg Knauss, Philip Michaels and Laurel Krahn


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TeeVee Podcast Pilot

Let the bandwidth charges begin! TeeVee’s inaugural podcast is just as shaky and uncomfortable as any pilot episode. It stars Philip Michaels, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Snell — one of whom will likely be replaced by Heather Locklear if the podcast gets picked up as a series.

This episode’s topics include: “Miami Vice” and other TV shows destined to be lousy movies; Steve Carell reads TV critics the collected works of Pete Ko; Vidiots share beefs about “Monk,” “Rock Star,” and “Without a Trace”; ways to improve “Scrubs.”

Jason Snell with Philip Michaels and Lisa Schmeiser