Gobbledygeek episode 379, “Spider-Man: Far from Home (feat. Cade Onder),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Pack your unnamed dead uncle’s bags, grab your favorite designer sunglasses (that can also level whole cities), and fly on over for a discussion of Spider-Man: Far from Home. GameZone editor-in-chief Cade Onder swings by to join Paul and Arlo, becoming simultaneously the biggest Spider-Fan and the youngest guest to ever grace the podcast. The gang debates the moral implications of EDITH, the gentrification of Peter Parker, whether or not Zendaya is the best MJ, and if we ever need to see that dang Iron Spider suit again.
Next: free the gobble.
(Show notes for “Spider-Man: Far from Home.”)
Last week, we brought you our favorite movies of last year (finally saw Inside Llewyn Davis, by the way, and yes, it would have made the cut). This week, we change channels to focus on TV. We’re doing things a little differently this time out, with separate top 10 lists for new shows and returning favorites. Though there were a lot of new shows I enjoyed over the past year, I’ll admit I couldn’t stretch them to 10; instead, I’ve got 8, while Paul’s just crazy enough to have a full 10.
As always, there are shows we couldn’t get around to: I haven’t seen Rectify, Top of the Lake, Broadchurch, or The Wrong Mans, all of which I’d hoped to see in time for this list. Oh, and to absolve him of all guilt, I should mention that Paul has never seen Breaking Bad. Wait, I don’t think that absolves him.
PAUL: 10. HANNIBAL (NBC)
I wasn’t particularly interested in a television adaptation of the Thomas Harris characters. But names like Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Bryan Fuller pulled me in. It’s one of the most visually stunning and hauntingly…haunting shows ever to make it to network television. It’s also one of the most shockingly violent and grotesque. All positives in my book. But I can’t put it any higher on my list because it’s crushingly depressing.
Gobbledygeek episode 116, “Groucho Sucks,” is available for listening or download right here.
Gobbledyween 2012 continues with a discussion of Freaks and Geeks‘ one and only (cue sad music) Halloween episode, “Tricks and Treats.” Lindsay is trying to transition from passing out candy with her mom to knocking down mailboxes with the freaks; Sam feels like he’s too old to trick-or-treat, but it sure seems more fun than reading Crime and Punishment for school; and their mother has to come to terms with the fact that Halloween is a little different than when she was younger. This Halloween-themed reflection on adolescence prompts Paul and AJ to talk about their favorite/most embarrassing trick-or-treating memories. Plus, AJ hates on Cosmopolis and Paul is surprised by Hotel Transylvania.
Next: things get all zombified (not to mention ABBA-fied) with Community‘s “Epidemiology.”
(Show notes for “Groucho Sucks.”)