In this episode Matt’s back! And just in time for a conversation about the most well-received graphic novel of all time: Watchmen. After a quick fiction catch up, we discuss the original Watchmen comic, it’s various spin offs and adaptations (including the upcoming HBO series), and try to figure out why adaptations and additions to the original have had such a hard time capturing what made the original so special. We also recommend some of our favorite recent comics, books, and movies and are briefly visited by 2 of Matt’s daughters 🙂
In this episode we discuss the Alex Garland movie Annihilation. Tons of themes to unpack so we dive right in, and there’s a healthy dose of our usual tangents on myriad other works of fiction that tie into those themes. We also discuss the psychology of Hollywood, the human ability to create, and the effects of streaming services on the movie industry.
Khemit and Matt dig deep into modern TV to find the best examples of existential, nihilistic, and absurdist inquiry including Rick & Morty and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. This episode explores why many of these shows resonate with us and what that means for our own lives. Recommendations galore, plus the introduction of the Grudge Match segment!
In our 3rd Podcast we talk about the much-welcome resurgence in mature sci-fi Television that is taking place at the moment. We use shows like Altered Carbon and The Expanse to guide the conversation, and take frequent detours to talk about other great and not-so-great TV along the way.
The occasional cuts you may notice are excised interruptions by Matt’s inexhaustible children. Perhaps we’ll compile them into a stand-alone podcast some day!