Manage episode 281866184 series 2174699
Listen, 2020 was a doozy of a year to say the least. And just when we thought 2021 could save us all, a bunch of nuts stormed our Capitol and people died. If that’s how this year is going so far, I don’t have a lot of hope for the rest of the year. So I invited Chris Brooker to chat with me about politics, the pandemic and what we can look forward to in 2021. Like what to watch on TV!
Chris is my favorite guest for many reasons, but mostly because he’s my husband. We love talking about movies and TV almost as much as we love watching them. We talk about what happened this week in Washington as well as what we think will play out over the next few weeks in politics and with the pandemic. But we’re also looking to the entertainment world to help us escape from the stressful situation our country is in.
Did you watch “Wonder Woman 1984?” We both agree that this movie had way too much plot and not enough character development. They had so many plates spinning in this movie that it didn’t leave much time for Wonder Woman to develop a true rivalry between one of her biggest opponents, Cheetah. The movie was bloated and honestly didn’t make a lot of sense in some places. But we were still glad to see Wonder Woman back on screen and after the year we had, it was a welcome end to 2020.
Another welcome end that we, along with most other nerds, loved. “The Mandalorian” ended season 2 with a bang. Chris says the return of Luke Skywalker was the kind of fan service that fans love, rather than the fan service that feels like pandering. What’s the difference? I think it depends on whether or not they like the players involved. People seem to really love Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni so at this point they can do no wrong in the eyes of “Star Wars” fans.
Have you seen “Yellowstone?” Apparently I’m late to the party on this one. It’s a great show and I’ve been binge-watching in this week. At first I thought it was just another western drama. But it’s more like a mafia version of a western. Think “The Godfather” meets “Succession” but set on a ranch in Montana and you’d have “Yellowstone.” It’s violent, graphic and utterly entertaining. I told my best friend Amy that I finally started watching it and the first thing she said was, “How hot is Rip?” Very. Very hot. Definitely worth adding this show to your binge list if you need something new.
And of course Chris and I talk about our pet names for each other and why we should start a new podcast from our couch where we do nothing but talk about movies and TV shows. Stay tuned to see if we ever get up off the couch to actually make that happen.
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