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Podcast about Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix

Well, we’ve done it, folks. We’ve made it through the entire Gilmore Girls revival, we’ve laughed and cried and maybe laughed while we were crying. Much like ‘Summer’ itself, we spend some time soaking in the Stars Hollow musical starring the lady who was Kinky Boots, dang it! We also delve into other things like Lorelai’s journey, how we feel about Rory’s version of being 30 and of course there’s discussion about Amy Sherman-Palladino’s famous final four words. Did they bring the show full circle or was it off-putting? Tune in to find out our verdict.

If you’re not a huge Gilmore Girls fan, don’t worry! We’ll be talking about all sorts of different tv shows in the future, so be sure to subscribe and never miss an episode!

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podcast about gilmore girls revival a year in the life

We are switching up the format of Pop Culture Detectives, now focusing multiple podcast episodes on a specific television show! First up, we are discussing Netflix’s much-anticipated Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life. In this two-episode podcast series, we will focus on our impressions of “Winter” and “Spring” in the four-part Netflix event. We talk about how Gilmore Girls picked up right where they left off 9 years ago, how we felt seeing some of our favorite characters again, some first impressions of Lorelai and Rory and where they are now, and our total love and admiration for Emily Gilmore. Check back on Wednesday for our second Gilmore Girls podcast episode in this series: we’ll be discussing “Summer” and “Fall” (we can’t wait to talk about “Stars Hollow The Musical,” a big wedding and those final four words).

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you won’t miss the second part of this Gilmore Girls discussion. Not a Gilmore Girls fan? No worries, we have plenty of other shows to talk about: subscribe and find out what we’ll talk about next!

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Problematic faves

On this week’s brand new episode of Pop Culture Detectives, we talk about the Cinemax show Strike Back which lent itself to a new discussion: what makes a morally ambiguous character great? We talk about a few from different television shows, including a deeper look at Poldark being a possible “problematic fave.” Plus, Amanda chats about the new Netflix show The Crown and we both discuss Beyonce at the CMAs.

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podcast discussing pop culture

It seems like there’s always a new revival show to talk about these days and this week’s Pop Culture Detectives is no exception! We discuss the possible Will & Grace revival at NBC, but we also mention the announcement of a 10 book series finally coming to an end. While we’re on the topic of the Peacock network, we both weigh in with our thoughts on the first few episodes of This is Us before scooting over to Masterpiece Theater and Poldark. Plus, we unveil a new segment we’ve thrillingly called “Wheel of Feels” as an added bonus!

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Podcast about the Walking Dead, violence on TV, Halloween

This week on Pop Culture Detectives, Amanda and Brittany talk about that shocking season opener of The Walking Dead and tackle whether or not violence is gratuitous in media now. Then, we move on to news about upcoming shows, talk about Hamilton’s America, chat about NBC’s new show Timeless, and play a little game called ‘Is this the title of a Goosebumps book or a B-Horror Film.’ Happy almost-Halloween!

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Miranda Sings and other fall 2016 tvOn this week’s episode, Amanda and Brittany catch up on what we’ve been watching and reading during our hiatus! Westworld premiered and was crazy, Miranda Sings has a Netflix show, and a little drama about zombies is coming back soon to finally resolve one of the wildest cliff-hangers that happened last spring. Plus, we read books! About…tv. Still counts! Join us for these things and more in this week’s all-new episode.

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podcast about tv characters we wish were real

Have you ever wished that a fictional character could be pulled out of their world and into your life? Maybe it’s a politician who actually seems to want great things for everyone, or a football coach and his wife with hearts of gold. Whoever it is, you’re certainly not alone in thinking it’d be amazing to see some of your favorite characters in real life. This week we talk about the characters who fit certain criteria for popping over to our side of reality that we would most want to hang out with, be best friends with or maybe even smooch.

Plus, a little bit of pop culture news and a hiatus announcement! We’ll be taking the next five weeks off, but never fear! We’ll be back on October 19th with a brand new episode. Make sure you subscribe on your favorite podcast app so you can catch us as soon as we return!

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movies that impacted our lives

Has any movie ever changed your life? From cheering you up at a time when you felt down, to really altering how you view the world around you? This week we’re joined by special guest Ian, a writer, director, and producer, who also happens to be obsessed with cinema. The three of us each talk about the one movie that has had a major impact in our lives – one’s a sci-fi spoof, one’s a classic romantic comedy, and there’s a tie between two movie-musicals – and how they changed our outlook on life.

Movies we discussed this week: Galaxy Quest (1999) dir. Dean Parisot and starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver (Brittany’s choice); The Goodbye Girl (1977) dir. Herbert Ross, starring Richard Dreyfus and Marsha Mason (special guest Ian’s choice); Moulin Rouge (2001) dir. Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and Evita (1997) dir. Alan Parker starring Madonna (Amanda’s choices).

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summer 2016 pop culture

In this week’s episode, Amanda and Brittany talk about what made their summer 2016 memorable. From TV shows to music, we cover what did and didn’t make it into our ‘best of.’ Outlander was a surprise hit, and did Justin Timberlake’s song ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ have us tapping our toes? Plus, we discuss whether the box office had any surprises for us and what we’re looking forward to going into the fall.

Podcast Episodes, Television

tv viewing habits have changed

This week, we decide whether or not we enjoyed watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and segue into how television viewing habits have changed over time. Is there something to be gained from watching television live, or is it better to save time by binging on Netflix or Hulu? Plus, Brittany has an interesting book recommendation that you don’t want to miss.