TV & Film

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It's been a few weeks since we've caught up, so we start the show with a brief catch-up on what's been going on, including the announced return to lockdown in Melbourne, then after a very short chat about gaming we jump into all the TV and movies that are getting a run on the various streaming services, seeing as there really isn't that much else to do.

Joe really enjoyed "Hamilton" on Disney+, but doesn't really get why they made it in the first place, Mitch finishes "Ozark" and learns about Life Drawing, Joe's kids love "Titan Games" and "Floor is Lava", but can't understand why they swear so much on "Broken Skull Challenge", and cooking gets creative in "Crazy Delicious".

Then in movies Joe feels sad thinking about all the actors from "The Blues Brothers" who aren't with us anymore, gets 90's nostalgia in "Go" and "Grosse Pointe Blank", and Mitch introduces his kids to anime.

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On the show this month we discuss venturing out into the real world again now the lockdown laws are easing, as well as Joe finally finding good pizza in Launceston.

In gaming we look at "Minecraft Dungeons" and "Unravel", as well as the new iso-friendly challenges on "Pokemon Go", and then go streaming crazy with the new Netflix series "The Big Flower Fight", crazy brits in Lycra on "The Almost Impossible Gameshow", money laundering in "Ozark", and teen superheroes on the DC Streaming "Star Girl".

We then talk movies with "The Lovebirds" on Netflix, Pixar's latest "Onward" on Disney+, and Mitch not really being the target audience for "Faster Colors".

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This month for our Welcome to My World episode, Mitch and Joe continue to go over their 10 most influential albums, rounding out the lists with another 5 selections each.

On top of that we have a couple of honourable mentions, as well as a bit of a general discussion on how our musical tastes, and music consumption, has changed over the years too.

 

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On the show this month we discuss re-playing classic PC games from days gone by, as well as some more Xbox Game Pass titles, and the latest viewings on all of the streaming services while we are stuck in Iso, including "Chernobyl" from Mitch, and "Jumanji: The Next Level" from Joe.

Then for the second half, inspired by the recent spate of Facebook and Twitter posts about the 10 albums that influenced you the most, we give it a little bit of an audio friendly twist and present our own choices. This episode we cover 5 albums each, and our choices couldn't be more different!

 

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It what turned out to be a much longer than usual mini, this month we got together via Skype again to re-watch some classic episodes of The Goodies and remembered just how talented, and maybe just a little bit racist, they were.

We also discuss life in lockdown, binge watching "Tiger King" on Netflix, a new webshow called "Cabin Fever", Elton John's strange performance on the "One World Together at Home Concert", and how some live TV shows are adapting to the current situation.

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Mitch and Joe were both huge fans of The Goodies growing up, so were saddened by the recent death of Tim Brooke-Taylor from complications of COVID-19.

As a tribute, we're re-posting this episode we did as Day 12 of our Christmas mini-sodes way back in 2015.

 

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After our extended break, we decided that seeing as nearly every podcast out there is now recording via Skype because of social distancing, it would be a great time for us to get back on board too.

We catch up on what's been going on since Joe's move to Launceston, Mitch getting Xbox Game Pass and trying new games like "Rime" and Joe playing "Untitled Goose Game", plus the joys of streaming TV while we're stuck inside due to the shutdown, with Joe watching "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Prime Video and "Mad Men" on Netflix, whats worth checking out on Disney+ and Mitch comparing the Netflix doco "Tiger King" to wrestling, and re-watching "Beyond The Mat".

As this is our first attempt at Skype recording, the sound quality isn't up to our usual standard, but bear with us, we'll get there!

 

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In this very brief mini episode, Joe goes solo to give a very special announcement, and what the future holds in store for the Podcast.

 

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When we first started doing our 12 Days of Christmas specials, we said we'd not go with the Rankin Bass ones as they were a bit too well known, however to round out the countdown this year we broke that rule, but only because this Rankin Bass from 1985 "The Life And Adventures of Santa Claus" is so out there it was hard to pass up.

Based on a novel by the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, it's the story of how the immortals raised abandoned child Claus, and shaped him into the man he would become.

Sound a bit tame? Watch and learn!

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Don't get confused, yes we know we did a cartoon called "A Christmas Dream" last year in the countdown, but it's not the same.

On hell no! That was a cute stop motion  animation about a little girl and a ragdoll,  this master piece of self promotion is the story of a little boy (Webster himself, Emmanuel Lewis) who has lost the spirit of Christmas, so along with some celebrity friends including a very dodge David Copperfield, charity santa, Benny (played by Mr. T) shows him the true meaning of consumerism...oops, I mean Christmas. 

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We are very excited to present the show today, and not just because for Day 10 we chose The Outer Limits Season 1 Episode 13 "The Conversion", but also because it's our 200th podcast!

Come help us celebrate by gatecrashing our work Christmas party, just like 90's hair-curtain, baggy suit wearing Frank Whaley.

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December 21, 2019

Day 9 - Mother and Son (1986)

In what is probably a first for any of our Christmas countdowns, today we go with an Aussie comedy classic in the sitcom Mother and Son, with Season 3 Episode 1, "Christmas Drinks".

Both of us have fond memories of this show, but somehow as we've aged, we both can relate to Arthur a lot more than we did as kids.

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