Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast

A God Walks into Abar, episode 8 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen answers a  few questions and asks a whole lot more. Ivan & Red talk to ivan & red in the past where we suggest we start a Game of Thrones podcast.

Direct download: 2019-12-11_BGaS_Episode_371_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

An Almost Religious Awe, episode 7 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel is the episode AFTER one of the greatest episodes of television in the past decade. Ivan & Red take you through this episode that manages to have a few enormous twists of its own.

Direct download: 2019-12-05_BGaS_Episode_370_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:22am PST

This Extraordinary Being, episode 6 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes the viewer through Will Reeves’ Extraordinary (some would say Super) life as seen through his Granddaughter’s overdose. Ivan & Red down a SECOND bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and get to know the life of the man some would say has a Will of Steel.

Direct download: 2019-11-26_BGaS_Episode_369_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:15am PST

Little Fear of Lightning, episode 5 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen takes us metaphorically and literally behind the mask. Ivan & Red down a bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and follow Damon back to 1985 Hoboken, New Jersey.

Direct download: 2019-11-19_BGaS_Episode_368_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:39pm PST

If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own, episode 4 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes us completely off the rails in full mid-season genre tv fashion. Ivan & Red sit down for tea in Bezos’ balls and ponder if we’re human or just two swamp clones in a simulation.

Direct download: 2019-11-13_BGaS_Episode_367_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

She Was Killed by Space Junk, the third episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel raises the bar. Ivan force feeds a bound & gagged Red the original graphic novel so that he’s able to process the full weight and glory of Jean Smart & Regina King’s performances.

Direct download: 2019-11-05_BGaS_Episode_366_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:19pm PST

Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship, the second episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel is the main event. Ivan continues to cut through The Thin Blue Line and gets Red up to speed on exactly what the fuck Damon is smoking.

Direct download: 2019-10-31_BGaS_Episode_365_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:51pm PST

Despite having the same name as the comic book, Damen Lindelof’s Watchmen is a direct sequel to the source material. Confused? Fortunately Ivan has a doctorate in Graphic Novels (NEVER CALL THEM THAT) and Red’s here to stand in for the audience and ask the questions that need to be asked.

Direct download: 2019-10-24_BGaS_Episode_364_WYSBW_Watchmen.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:55pm PST

Doug Liman’s foundational deep cover superspy thriller The Bourne Identity has truly been burned when the rights have been sold to the USA Network as Treadstone, and it’s time for Ivan and Red to investigate. They talk Hustlers, Doug Liman’s WILD career, the Disney+ twitter movie dump, and and what it exactly it looks like when a storied secret government program resurfaces on Basic Cable.

Direct download: 2019-10-18_BGaS_Episode_363_WYSBW_Treadstone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:16pm PST

Different Showrunner, different cast, completely different story, same great Terror!  Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan and Red to discuss the second season of the horror drama anthology, AMC’s The Terror Infamy, which moves from 19th ships to World War II era Japanese internment camps in California.

You can Pre-Order Maggie’s upcoming book The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea on Indiebound, Books Inc, or Amazon.

Direct download: 2019-10-07_BGaS_Episode_362_WYSBW_The_Terror_Infamy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

In light of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge vehicle winning Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and pretty much every other award, it was time for Ivan to watch Fleabag. Ivan and Red talk about emotions in comedy, our view of Obama in 2019, and the best new comedy show of the last 10 years.

Direct download: 2019-09-30_BGaS_Episode_361_WYSBW_Fleabag.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

There’s no more high of a brow meeting an extremely low brow than Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones. From the creative coven that brought you Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals comes Jesse Gemstone, the best Danny McBride character in years. Ivan and Red talk John Goodman, establishing the higher ground, churches as startups, and the best way to handle a ransom exchange.

Direct download: 2019-09-23_BGaS_Episode_360_WYSBW_Righteous_Gemstones.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

We dip back into Prime Video with Undone. From the creator of Bojack Horseman comes this gorgeous and intense show which may or may not have time travel. Ivan and Red talk rotoscoping, the MCU, unlivable destinations, and the perfect casting of Bob Odenkirk.

Direct download: 2019-09-16_BGaS_Episode_359_WYSBW_Undone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Should you watch Amazon’s Carnival Row? On one hand it’s *the* most promoted show since NBC’s Whitney, on the other hand a gritty reboot of Tinkerbell is a big promise. Ivan and Red talk prestige fantasy, networks scrambling to replace HBO, the necessary amount of force to life a naked man by his extremities, and the intrigue of a man in a bowler

Make sure and check out the Official Carnival Row store and get your t-shirt with a hat on it.

Direct download: 2019-09-06_BGaS_Episode_358_WYSBW_Carnival_Row.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

On Becoming a God in Central Florida is a good ass show and worth seeking out even in this, The Golden Age of Television! Ivan and Red the future of every actor getting their own prestige television show, Central Florida, Multi Level marketing, the transformative nature of tuxedos, and the early 90s as a “period”.

Direct download: 2019-08-23_BGaS_Episode_357_WYSBW_On_Becoming_a_God.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:51am PST

Perpetual Grace, LTD on *checks notes* Epix is the SECOND great Steven Conrad (creator of Patriot) show we’ve covered and somehow he found an even more obscure platform!!! Ivan and Red talk Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, completely original accents, and this new future where one prestige drama will be produced per child.

Direct download: 2019-08-13_BGaS_Episode_356_WYSBW_Perpetual_Grace_LTD.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:38am PST

Swamp Thing on *checks notes* DC Universal dared to ask “what if we rebooted the grossest Super Hero”. Ivan and Red talk a bit more of “The Boys”, alliterative comic book names, and the most disgusting noises you can make for a television show.

Direct download: 2019-08-07_BGaS_Episode_355_WYSBW_Swamp_Thing.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Direct download: 2019-07-30_BGaS_Episode_354_WYSBW_The_Boys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

Years and Years, the HBO/BBC show that asks “what if we made a political Black Mirror show that nobody in the U.S. watched?”. Ivan and Red confront Emma Thompson’s Boris Johnson impression, a future where robot technology has somehow regressed, but creepy snapchat filters have leapt forward.

Direct download: 2019-07-24_BGaS_Episode_353_WYSBW_Years_and_Years.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PST

HBO’s Los Espookys, a half hour comedy that tests the limits of how high a concept can be. Ivan and Red speak some Spanglish that ranges from fine (Ivan) to terrible (Red) as they discuss Comedy Drummers, boyfriend/brothers, and history's greatest comedic punching bag.

Direct download: 2019-07-16_BGaS_Episode_352_WYSBW_Los_Espookys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:23pm PST

Doom Patrol, a DC property that nobody’s ever heard of on a platform that is a well kept secret even among those condemned to the chair. Ivan gives Red the inside track on everything DC including the existence of an Elasti-Girl unrelated to The Incredibles.

Direct download: 2019-07-12_BGaS_Episode_351_WYSBW_Doom_Patrol.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

Gentleman Jack, HBO’s early 19th century period piece about one of history’s most oppressed L-words: Landlords. Ivan & Red discuss how much they love all the Annes on this show and how much they wish Blake Snyder would stop writing screenwriting books.

Direct download: 2019-07-01_BGaS_Episode_350_WYSBW_Gentleman_Jack.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Good Omens, a Prime Video series based off the Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaimon book that Gaiman himself called the truest adaptation of his vision. Ivan & Red discuss this “episode” that would more accurately be called one sixth of a movie.

Direct download: 2019-06-25_BGaS_Episode_349_WYSBW_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

Avengers: Endgame, unanimously agreed to be one of the top three Avengers films in the MCU, have Ivan & Red taking unexpected positions with regards to a Marvel film.

Direct download: 2019-06-18_BGaS_Episode_348_WYSBW_Avengers_Endgame.mp3
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Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, an HBO documentary Directed by Jeanie Finlay about the production of the final season of Game of Thrones turned out to be the emotional conclusion we all deserved.  Ivan & Red discuss it.

Direct download: 2019-06-14_BGaS_Episode_347_GoT_The_Last_Watch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PST

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

Direct download: 2019-05-29_BGaS_Episode_346_GoT_Wrap_Up.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

The Iron Throne, the series finale of Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 6. Red flew out to NY to record with Ivan like they started: In an awkward bedroom, screaming about dragons and betrayal.

Direct download: 2019-05-20_BGaS_Episode_345_8x06.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:45pm PST

The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

Direct download: 2019-05-13_BGaS_Episode_344_8x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:02pm PST

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

Direct download: 2019-05-06_BGaS_Episode_343_8x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:31pm PST

The Long Night, Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red dive into the first tv episode long enough to make you plan out your pee breaks. It's a battle episode as satisfying as a Bastard Blacksmith.

Direct download: 2019-04-29_BGaS_Episode_342_8x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PST

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Direct download: 2019-04-22_BGaS_Episode_341_8x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:42pm PST

Winterfell, Season 8, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red discuss the stage being set for the final showdown between the dead and the living. From Jon missing the point, to Sansa being taken seriously, to Arya making a dagger gun, it’s a giant of an episode, so cuddle up next to your aunt and nephew and strap in.

Direct download: 2019-04-15_BGaS_Episode_340_8x01.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Direct download: 2019-04-08_BGaS_Episode_339_8x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:01pm PST

Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Direct download: 2019-04-01_BGaS_Episode_338_WYSBW_What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_FX.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

It's time to go from no Spider-Man BGaS episodes to every part of the Spider-Verse simultaneously. Ivan & Red talk the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Features, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Direct download: 2019-03-25_BGaS_Episode_337_WYSBW_Spider-Verse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

After continuously mentioning it on the podcast for months, they swerve to a different media altogether and cover PS4 video game Horizon Zero Dawn. Ivan & Red Jeff Bezos, their favorite robot dinosaur to murder, and their feelings about the inevitable robot apocalypse.

Direct download: 2019-03-17_BGaS_Episode_336_WYSBW_Horizon_Zero_Dawn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Direct download: 2019-03-10_BGaS_Episode_335_WYSBW_Wayne.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Direct download: 2019-03-03_BGaS_Episode_334_WYSBW_Russian_Doll.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:24pm PST

We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Direct download: 2019-02-25_BGaS_Episode_333_WYSBW_Umbrella_Academy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Direct download: 2019-02-18_BGaS_Episode_332_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:12pm PST

You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Direct download: 2019-02-11_BGaS_Episode_331_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:33pm PST

In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Direct download: 2019-02-04_BGaS_Episode_330_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Direct download: 2019-01-28_BGaS_Episode_329_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Direct download: 2019-01-21_BGaS_Episode_328_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:55pm PST

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Direct download: 2019-01-15_BGaS_Episode_327_WYSBW_True_Detective_S3.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:40pm PST

Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

Direct download: 2018-01-07_BGaS_Episode_326_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:09pm PST