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With tons of TV and Movies options out there it's impossible to know what to watch. From The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to SNL, Summer House to Nomanland , Jesse and Robbie have seen it all. Each week they'll comb through the latest pop culture releases and share their hot takes, so you're ready for your next TV Binge!

Jesse & Robbie


    • Jun 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 122: The Bear, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Top 5 Movies of 2022 (So Far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:26

    This episode we review Hulu's new series, The Bear (8:10), the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi (22:08) and our top 5 movies of 2022 (so far) (37:13). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 121: Jon Snow, The Old Man, Spiderhead & Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 48:00

    This episode begins with a brief discussion on the potential Jon Snow Game of Thrones spin off series (7:10) as well as the possible return of Chris Evans to the Marvel Universe (10:31). We then review The Old Man (12:06), Spiderhead (22:10) and Players (31:57). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 120: Jurassic Park Dominion, For All Mankind & Ms. Marvel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 49:26

    This episode we review Jurassic Park: Dominion (9:38) before discussing the season premieres of For All Mankind (22:18) & Ms. Marvel (30:03). We end by briefly discussing season 6 of Peaky Blinders (39:30) and Hulu's Fire Island (41:10). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 119: Top Gun, The Boys, Obi-Wan, Barry & Hacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 47:02

    Sorry for the delay getting this week's episode up! This episode Jesse gives his thoughts on Top Gun: Maverick (3:07) before we review the deliciously disturbing third season of The Boys (11:44). We then discuss recent episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi (20:28), Barry (30:45) & Hacks (36:08). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 118: Top Gun Maverick, Stranger Things & Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 66:20

    This episode we cover an all time pop culture weekend! Robbie shares his absolutely love for Top Gun: Maverick (5:20) before we delve deep into the new seasons of Stranger Things (18:17), including spoilers (32:20), & Obi-Wan Kenobi (42:34)! For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 117: Better Call Saul, Chip 'n Dale & Top 5 Tom Cruise Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 69:14

    This episode we react to the recent departures from Saturday Night Live (3:07) before discussing the mid-season finale of Better Call Saul (14:03). Next, we review Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (29:13) and end by discussing our top 5 Tom Cruise films (36:26). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 116: Hacks, The Challenge All Stars 3 & The Essex Serpent

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 44:40

    This episode we cheer the return of Hacks (13:12) and The Challenge: All Stars 3 (19:46), before Robbie asks some questions about Outer Range (28:54). We end by discussing The Essex Serpent (or as Jesse calls it, The Serpent of Essex) (31:39) & the For All Mankind season 3 trailer (35:32). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 115: Dr. Strange, The Real World & Ozark

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:37

    This episode we start by accidentally talking about The Real World (6:56) before diving into our review of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (15:30). Next, we say good-bye to Ozark (37:15) before Robbie discusses Under the Banner of Heaven (43:25) and season 2 of The Wilds (44:50). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 114: Shining Girls, I Love That For You & The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 51:20

    Jesse is back and so are the timestamps! We start with an update from Jesse on what he's been watching (7:17). Then, we discuss AppleTV+'s Shining Girls (15:44) & Showtime's I Love That For You (23:36) before reviewing The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (29:42) & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (37:29).

    Episode 113 - We Own the City, Barry, Tokyo Vice and best Steaming Platforms w/ Norman Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 49:37

    Still no Jesse, still no timestamps. Norman Miller joins me as we talk through the premier of David Simon's new show "We Own the City, the season 3 premier of Barry, some quick thoughts on Tokyo Vice and finally we rank the top streaming services based on content.

    Episode 112 - Better Call Saul, Thor Trailer React, Fantastic Beasts & Everything Everywhere All at Once w/ Michael O'Rear (Stark Wars)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 51:53

    When Jesse's away Robbie will play (and not track time stamps). Michael O'Rear (Stark Wars Pod) joins Robbie to talk about the Better Call Saul Premier. Then they react to Thor: Love and Thunder teaser. Quickly talk about Fantastic Beast 3 and what model of leadership is best for a movie franchise and finally wrap things up talking about Everything Everywhere All at Once.

    Episode 111: Jesse's Wedding, The Ultimatum & Severance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 52:29

    Congratulations Jesse & Marie! This episode we celebrate Jesse's Wedding (0:28) before reviewing the new Netflix dating show, The Ultimatum (19:17), and the season finale of Severance (30:05). We then discuss the big Better Call Saul news (42:01) before ending with a brief discussion on the finales of The Dropout and Super Pumped (47:05). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 110: Moon Knight, Slow Horses & The Girl From Plainville

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 48:05

    This episode we once again profess our love for Summer House (4:18) before reviewing the newest releases from Marvel, Moon Knight (11:38) & Morbius (20:51). Then we briefly cover Judd Apatow's The Bubble (25:46) before reviewing AppleTV+'s Slow Horses (29:29) & Hulu's The Girl From Plainville (34:45).

    Episode 109: Will Smith/Chris Rock, Oscars, Halo, Euphoria & Atlanta

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 68:20

    Well, this one is a doozy. This episode we spend a lot of time breaking down the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident (0:29) at the Academy Awards! Then we discuss the rest of the Oscars (25:53), review Halo (37:58), check in on Robbie's Euphoria binge (44:20) and close out with season 3 of Atlanta (52:53). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 108: Deep Water, Minx, WeCrashed & Summer House

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 44:30

    This episode we review Deep Water (5:30) before discussing Minx (11:00), WeCrashed (10:02) & Summer House (26:25). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 107: Upload, The Adam Project, Survivor & The Challenge CBS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 56:45

    This episode we discuss season 2 of Upload (11:20) and Netflix's The Adam Project (23:06) before being a little more critical of season 42 of Survivor (34:59) and The Challenge: CBS (46:33). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 106: The Batman, The Dropout, Super Pumped & Winning Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 53:56

    This episode starts with Robbie's spoiler free rant on The Batman (8:50). We then discuss the plethora of "based on a true story" shows to premiere in recent weeks (23:27), including The Dropout (27:21), Super Pumped (31:02) & Winning Time (37:44). Finally, we quickly review new shows Our Flag Means Death (40:14) & From (44:40).

    Episode 105: Severance, Peacemaker, Inventing Anna & The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 48:06

    This episode we review AppleTV+'s Severance (12:35), the finale of HBO Max's Peacemaker (20:27), Netflix's Inventing Anna (27:00) & Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (37:16). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 104: Super Bowl Trailers/Movies, Bel-Air & Episode Release Schedules

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 58:23

    This episode we discuss movie trailers & commercials that premiered during the Super Bowl (6:52), review the first three episodes of Bel-Air (37:19), discuss the current release schedules for several streaming shows (42:45) & try to figure out how future viewers will know how to watch The Book of Boba Fett & The Mandalorian (53:00). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 103: Oscar Nominations, Murderville and Pam & Tommy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 45:13

    This episode we discuss the high and lows of Oscar nominations (9:40) before ranking the best picture nominees (21:24). Then we review Murderville (27:28), Pam & Tommy (35:30) and Jack Reacher (42:00).

    Episode 102: The Afterparty, The Woman in the House & Celebrity Big Brother

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 44:52

    This episode we review The Afterparty (6:52) & The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (19:43). Then we end with a preview of Celebrity Big Brother (29:17) & the upcoming Beijing Olympics (39:27). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 101: Ozark, How I Met Your Father & Pop Culture FOMO

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 38:17

    This episode we review the return of Ozark (9:32) & the premiere of How I Met Your Father (17:56). Then we discuss our pop culture FOMO (26:18). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 100: Station Eleven, Peacemaker, Yellowjackets & Scream

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:03

    Break out the champagne, it's time to celebrate our 100th episode! This episode we discuss Station Eleven (10:26), Peacemaker (22:09), Yellowjackets (30:18) & Scream (37:33). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 99: Abbott Elementary, American Auto, Dexter & 2022 TV/Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 66:48

    This episode we briefly review Abbott Elementary (8:08), American Auto (10:29) & the finale of Dexter: New Blood (17:52) before revealing whether we're in or out on upcoming 2022 TV shows (18:46) and movies (45:50)...and we cover a lot of them! For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 98: Don't Look Up, Cobra Kai & Top 10 Movies of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 79:27

    After catching up following our holiday break, we briefly discuss The Challenge (8:55) before reviewing Don't Look Up (16:49) and the fourth season of Cobra Kai (24:26). We finish by listing our top 10 movies of 2021 (31:22). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 97: Spider-Man No Way Home, Station Eleven & MacGruber

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 55:00

    This episode we enter full spoiler mode on Spider-Man: No Way Home (5:45) and then review HBO Max's Station Eleven (41:24) & Peacock's MacGruber (46:50). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 96: Succession, West Side Story, Being The Ricardos & Top 10 TV Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 69:34

    This episode we break down the season finale of Succession (6:07), review West Side Story (21:55) and Being The Ricardos (29:17) & run through our top 10 TV shows of 2021 (34:03).

    Episode 95: Succession, Marvel & the Worst Films of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 66:14

    This episode we discuss the penultimate episode of Succession season 3 (6:20) before checking in on some recent announcements from Marvel (22:38). Then we briefly review Licorice Pizza (29:47) & Belfast (33:38) before ranking the worst movies of 2021 (37:19). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 94: Ghostbusters, King Richard, Tick, Tick...Boom! & House of Gucci

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 56:54

    This episode we realize we forgot to talk about Hawkeye (7:41) before discussing a few older movies we've seen recently (13:50). Then we review Ghostbusters: Afterlife (17:09), King Richard (27:31), Tick, Tick... Boom! (34:45) & House of Gucci (44:30). Finally, we discuss season 2 of Saved By The Bell (50:36) & The Sex Lives of College Girls (53:00). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 93: Red Notice, Home Sweet Home Alone, Yellowjackets & Disney+ Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 45:37

    This episode we review Red Notice (7:24), Home Sweet Home Alone (14:43) & Yellowjackets (24:57) before finishing with a round of In or Out on Disney+ Day (30:51). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 92: Eternals, Dexter & Love Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 47:14

    This episode we have a spoiler free discussion about recent Spider-Man: No Way Home (5:51) leaks before reviewing the latest Marvel movie, Eternals (8:50). Next, we discuss the premiere of Dexter: New Blood (26:51) and season 2 of Love Life (34:03). We end by giving a shout out to a fellow kickball friend for his work on the new Netflix rom-com, Love Hard (38:24).

    Episode 91: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lock & Key and Top 5 Political Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 49:37

    This episode we celebrate the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm (10:15) and review season two of Locke & Key (17:14). Then, in anticipation of next week's election, we discuss our top five political movies (23:54)! For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 90: Succession, Dune, You & Only Murders in the Building

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:00

    This episode we celebrate the return of Succession (9:54), debate the quality of Dune (21:56), review season 3 of You (33:22) and discuss the season finale of Only Murders in the Building (38:18). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 89: No Time To Die, Acapulco, Ted Lasso & Heels

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 50:41

    This episode Robbie gives his spoiler free review of No Time To Die (7:35), before we discuss new trailers (13:07), the premiere of AppleTV+'s Acapulco (20:37) and the season finales of Ted Lasso (28:20) & Heels (39:17).

    Episode 88: Billions, The Many Saints of Newark, SNL & Squid Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 58:32

    This episode we discuss the shocking ending of this season of Billions (6:52), the House of the Dragon teaser trailer (14:41), The Sopranos sequel The Many Saints of Newark (18:08), the return of Saturday Night Live (27:09), the finale of Squid Game (34:17) and the post credits stinger for Venom (51:52). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 87: Squid Game, Midnight Mass, Foundation & Survivor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:30

    This episode we rave about the Netflix phenomenon Squid Game (3:07) and discuss the premieres of Midnight Mass (14:10), Foundation (21:07) & Survivor (30:01).

    Episode 86: Norm Macdonald, Emmys, Y: The Last Man, Come From Away & The Other Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 50:59

    We're back and ready to talk TV! This episode we remember Norm Macdonald (2:29) and discuss the Emmys (9:14), Y: The Last Man (18:18), Come From Away (30:43) & The Other Two (38:23).

    Episode 85: Michael K. Williams, Shang-Chi & Billions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:28

    This episode we discuss the tragic passing of Michael K. Williams (7:30), the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (12:42) & the return of Billions (25:50). For more pop culture news and discussions, subscribe to our friends at Pop Culture Brain Daily by visiting https://popculturebrain.substack.com/subscribe

    Episode 84: Only Murders in the Building, Vacation Friends & Clickbait

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:26

    This episode we review Only Murders in the Building (10:28), Vacation Friends (21:45) & Clickbait (29:14).

    Episode 83: Spider-Man No Way Home, The Chair & The Green Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 48:45

    This episode we discuss the recent craziness around the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer (10:00), review Netflix's The Chair (29:42) & try to determine if The Green Knight is really good or really bad (36:18).

    Episode 82: Heels, Free Guy, Coda, Dave & The White Lotus

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 45:03

    This episode we review the STARZ series, Heels (7:53), as well as new movies Free Guy (16:10) & Coda (20:49). We end by wrapping out our discussions on Dave (26:00) & The White Lotus (34:00).

    Episode 81: The Suicide Squad, Reservation Dogs & The Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 54:05

    This episode we review The Suicide Squad (5:47), including spoilers (15:25), before a brief tangent on foreign tv/films (22:16). Then we discuss the new FX on Hulu show, Reservation Dogs (27:10), and offer our predictions for the upcoming season of The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies (37:32).

    Episode 80: Jungle Cruise, Woodstock 99 & Ghostbusters Afterlife

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 45:03

    This episode we discuss Disney's Jungle Cruise (7:29) and HBO's Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage (16:09) before quickly checking in on Love Is Blind (24:37), Dave (28:42), Kevin Can F*** Himself (32:05), Schmigadoon (33:51), The White Lotus (36:08) & Ghostbusters: Afterlife (39:31).

    Episode 79: Old, Ted Lasso & Top 5 Sports TV Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 61:59

    This episode we debate whether Old is a good movie (13:58), share our love for Ted Lasso (22:08) & discuss our top 5 favorite sports television shows (30:57).

    Episode 78: Space Jam, Gunpowder Milkshake & Schmigadoon!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 40:45

    This episode we review both Space Jam: A New Legacy (11:10) & Gunpowder Milkshake (21:14) before discussion the new AppleTV+ series, Schmigadoon! (29:41)

    Episode 77: Black Widow, The White Lotus & Emmy Nominations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 50:38

    This episode we review the long awaited Black Widow film (9:33), discuss HBO's The White Lotus (19:45) & try to understand today's Emmy nominations (28:47).

    Episode 76: No Sudden Moves, The Tomorrow War, Werewolves Within, Zola & Fear Street 1994

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 61:12

    This episode is a movie extravaganza. We start by reviewing No Sudden Moves (7:11), The Tomorrow War (19:40) & Werewolves Within (27:49) before hearing Robbie's crazy experience while seeing Zola in theaters (36:26). We end by briefly discussing Fear Street 1994 (51:15).

    Episode 75: F9 and Top Five TV Shows & Movies (So Far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 65:43

    This episode we review the newest Fast and Furious movie, F9 (6:19), before discussing our top five tv shows (23:12) and movies (42:45) of 2021 (so far).

    Episode 74: Kevin Can F*** Himself, Dave, Rick & Morty and F9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 60:49

    This episode we review Kevin Can F*** Himself (9:26) before discussing the return of Dave (20:51) and Rick & Morty (32:23). After a quick listener question (40:04), we end with our preview of F9 (46:27).

    Episode 73: Loki, In The Heights & Infinite

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 52:49

    This episode we review Disney+'s Loki (11:01), HBO Max's In The Heights (27:21) & Paramount+'s Infinite (36:12).

    Episode 72: Sweet Tooth, Bo Burnham Inside & Hacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 51:40

    This episode we review Netflix's Sweet Tooth (9:21) & Bo Burnham: Inside (20:16) before checking back in with Hacks (32:17). We ends by quickly discussing what else we're enjoying and looking forward to seeing soon (37:00).

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