When friend of the show, former writer for 538, and current mind behind Numlock News, Walt Hickey, asks to guest and cover Maniac, you have him guest and you cover Netflix’s Maniac. Walt, Ivan, and Red cover Justin Theroux’s acting choices, Norwegian comedies, and of course New York Public Transit!!!
We take a listener request and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Mulan, which Red had not seen until a month ago. Ivan & Red discuss Great Walls, the sage and humble brilliance of the rich & powerful, and dating advice from Speed 2.
What if HBO made a Sherlock series and half the world didn’t notice? Ivan & Red look into the HBO Asia production, Miss Sherlock. Available through HBO Now/Go, this Japanese production is a must watch for Sherlock fans.
Ivan & Red continue their deep dive into the Amazon content factory. Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen joined forces with former Parks & Rec writers to form a high concept Relamedy (relationship/drama/comedy) and that project is Amazon’s Forever.
Action’s most generic beta-male has found a new platform as an Amazon dot com prestige tv show, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Ivan & Red talk the comments, Bunk, a thousand 9/11’s, Blake Snyder’s new screenwriting book, and “Call From The Jet”.
Grab a smoothie at Onion Julius and get ready for some medieval times as Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Disenchantment. They discuss their own experiences with the Groeningverse from Life in Hell, up through The Simpsons & Futurama and ultimately discuss where Disenchantment fits in.
In the wake of Infinity Wars’s record breaking run the entertainment industry has figured out the formula: CINEMATIC UNIVERSES!!! People LOVE THEM!!!!!! Ivan & Red are here to talk the SKCU (Stephen King Cinematic Universe) in Hulu’s Castle Rock. They’re introduced to an intriguing world and a bunch of characters who are certain to produce compelling television for nine tenths of the series before plunging headless into a lake.
Imagine a world where instead of the diminutive 6′9″ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson portraying The Mountain, Game of Thrones had featured the 500 lb, 7′4″ André René Roussimoff also known in American Wrestling as André the Giant. Ivan & Red are here to talk Giants, wrestling, and promoters who are definitely lizard people.