On 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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
This week, Amanda has been traveling and reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Brittany finally finished the Outlander television series and started on the books. These recent reads prompt us to discuss some popular franchises: we ask which ones we feel have really worked and stood the test of time, while other franchises just leave fans feeling like we’ve been robbed of our hard-earned money. Plus, we’ll catch up about the things we’re listening to – from baroque music to erotic podcasts – what’s new on Netflix, and more!
If you are traveling or sitting on the beach, relaxing in a hammock or just sipping tea on a rainy day, there really is no better companion than a light and fun book to read. And what better time to sit back and enjoy a lighthearted book than the last full month of summer? This week we’re sharing some of our favorite feel-good reads, both fiction and nonfiction, that will brighten up your bookshelf day or night. What are some of your favorite books to read when you just want to relax and unwind?
Feeling out of touch? This week we’re running through some entertainment-world happenings, including what we learned from the Television Critics Association event about Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, and all of the hot new dramas coming to PBS (?!). Also, Amanda goes to a Celine Dion concert and Brittany updates us on where she is in Outlander. Plus, let’s play a game!
This week, we come to the conclusion that everyone should just make America the 90s again. We discuss the reboots and remakes of television shows we actually want (and, spoiler alert, most of them are from the 90s or early aughts; majorly shocking, right)? Plus, what Brittany’s watching on YouTube, Celine Dion’s quirky sense of humor, and epic late night sing-alongs.
Last weekend, we ate popcorn and watched four funny leading ladies smash the glass ceiling. We review the Ghostbusters remake (including a few of our impressions surrounding the controversy of this film). Speaking of leading ladies, Brittany has unexpectedly traveled through some standing stones and landed in an 18th century romance/drama tv series: that’s right, she’s fallen hard for the world of Outlander. She lets us know what she thought of the first six episodes in the series, and Amanda tries to avoid giving away any spoilers. Oh, and just in case this episode didn’t have enough girl power (is it still ok to say “girl power” or is that too Spice Girls of us?) We run down a list of our favorite talented, entertaining and inspiring women in movies, books and film.