Ep 41 – That’s Life

3-31-19After an unexpected week off, we have LOTS to cover for these two weeks.  We try not to spend too much time on most of these things, but they still needed to be talked about.  

First off, Dhani saw Us and gives it 5 stars!  She explains as much as she can without spoiling the plot.  

Next, she talks about the Netflix movie The Highwaymen and how surprised she was that she really enjoyed it and was enthralled in the story.  Another Netflix film that both Dhani and John watched is The Dirt.  The movie about Motley Crue.  Neither really enjoyed it and thought there should have been more to the heart and soul of the movie.  

Moving to TV, Dhani talks about the latest episodes released of Arrested Development.  She has always liked the show and suggests people go back and watch from the beginning.  The next series Dhani discusses is Catastrophe and it’s 4th and final season on Amazon Prime.  She has loved every episode of this show and advises that most people will enjoy it if they haven’t watched it already.  

Next, Dhani and John watched the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood, the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.  Dhani liked the details of the podcast on the same topic called The Dropout better than this documentary… but they both agree it was well done and worth watching.  

The next series Dhani watched is The Disappearance of Maddie McCann.  This is a very involved docuseries on Netflix diving very deep into the circumstances of Maddie’s disappearance but also broadly into the child trafficking problems happening globally. 

Another show on Netflix that both Dhani and John watched was Amy Schumer’s standup special called Growing.  This is a new chapter in Amy’s life and she has handled the transition in a way which she is still hysterical and relatable.  

The newest show Dhani has watched is the 3rd season of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix.  This is one of her favorite shows in recent history.  The cast is wonderful, but the situation and writing is so funny that she gets joy from watching this show.  Highly recommended that everyone watch and enjoy!

Next, Dhani wanted to touch on some shows that are just starting.  The first being The Act on Hulu.  This is based on the Gypsy Rose Blanchard story and has been really good in the first 3 episodes.  Moving on to Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.  Dhani was a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars and so far this show isn’t as good… but she’s sticking with it for the time being.  

Another show that Dhani really wants to like is Whiskey Cavalier.  She loves the cast and all of Bill Lawrence’s previous shows…. but the dynamic of the hard female with the charming male is tired to her and she’s not sure she can keep watching.  🙁

Finally, Dhani just wanted to make a public announcement that everyone needs to watch Season 15, episode 19 of Grey’s Anatomy.  This episode was important and something everyone needs to see, even if you have never watched any other episodes of this show. 

And in our Actors’ Corner this week, we chose Richard Dreyfuss.  Listen as we choose his films that we love, like, hate, secretly love, haven’t seen, and want to see.  

Us (1:30) ★★★★★  In Theatres Now

The Highwaymen (8:30) ★★★★   Netflix

The Dirt (15:20)  Dhani ★  John ★★    Netflix

Arrested Development (21:02)  Netflix

Catastrophe (22:23)   Amazon Prime

The Inventor: Out For Blood (24:25)   HBO

The Disappearance of Maddie McCann (29:22)   Netflix

Amy Schumer: Growing (33:13)  Netflix

Santa Clarita Diet (36:28)  Netflix

The Act (40:20)  Hulu

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (42:13)  FreeForm

Whiskey Cavalier (43:20)  ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (46:47 ) ABC 

Actors’ Corner: Richard Dreyfuss (48:35)

Ep 40 – Next

3-17-19We first find Dhani and John admitting they are very tired as they record this week’s episode… but we march on as there is a lot to talk about this week.  

First, Dhani talks about Captain Marvel.  She tries not to give anything away but does discuss some themes that she enjoyed in the film.  

The next movie Dhani saw is The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.  She was very pleasantly surprised that this sequel was as clever and interesting as the first movie.  

The next movie Dhani saw was Holmes & Watson.  Even though this was so openly panned, she still wanted to give it a try… and while it was fun to watch the two stars, the overall story wasn’t good.  

And the last movie discussed is Mary Poppins Returns.  Just a reminder to everyone that it is out on Digital now and what a wonderful movie it is.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani talks about the Hulu show Shrill.  She really feel in love with the main character and advises people to watch the show without really being able to describe it.  

Next, both Dhani and John talk about the Netflix show After Life by Ricky Gervais.  They both loved this show so much that they use the word perfect to describe it.  

Next they revisit their love of the show I’m Sorry and beg TruTV to give it a 3rd season.  

Now Dhani talks about the shows and movies coming out in the next week that she hopes to watch before the next podcast.  

Finally, we move on to the Actors’ Corner and they chose Will Smith’s movies to cover.  They list his movies that they love, like, hate, secretly love, haven’t seen, and want to see.  

Captain Marvel (2:20)  ★★★★ 1/2

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (13:46) ★★★★

Holmes & Watson (16:18) ★★

Mary Poppins Returns (20:30)

Shrill (21:33)

After Life (26:10)

I’m Sorry (33:42)

This Week’s new TV shows and Movies (39:30)

Actors’ Corner: Will Smith (42:27)

Ep 39 – We’re Back

3-10-19We are back after a week off, and Dhani has A LOT to talk about.  So she tries not to linger about anything for too long, but you know how these things go.  

First, Dhani explains why she isn’t talking about Captain Marvel this week, but it will definitely be on our next podcast.  

So the movies that Dhani discusses first are Second Act and Isn’t It Romantic.  Then she dives into the documentary of the week, Leaving Neverland.  Here Dhani and John do talk about their opinions of the situation, but mostly Dhani tries to talk about the documentary itself. 

Next, Dhani moves to TV and talks about the series that have ended, True Detective and I Am The Night.  Now John gets to join in as they both talk about the end of The Masked Singer.  Then Dhani talks about her being late to the show Ride with Norman Reedus.  She loves this show and will be revisiting the previous seasons.  

There was an announcement this week about the end of Arrow and Dhani had to talk about this as it makes her very sad.  

Then, Dhani needed to touch on a couple pop culture items.  First, Dhani wanted any Kevin Smith fans to be aware of his sharing behind the scenes videos from the shoot of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.  They are enjoyable and anyone who is a fan of his will appreciate it all.  And finally, Dhani discusses the loss of Luke Perry and what he and 90210 meant to her in high school.  RIP.  

This week in the Actors’ Corner John and Dhani discuss the work of Chris Pine.  They list the movies the love, like, hate, secretly love, and haven’t seen.  

Second Act (3:00) ★★★ 

Isn’t It Romantic (6:30) ★★★1/2

Leaving Neverland (10:59)

True Detective (23:27)

I Am The Night (26:40)

The Masked Singer (33:00)

Ride with Norman Reedus (37:23)

Arrow (42:01)

Kevin Smith (45:40)

Luke Perry (48:24)

Actors’ Corner: Chris Pine (53:17)

Ep 38 – Too Perky

12-24-19Good movies to talk about this week….

First, Dhani finally saw Spider-man  Into the Spider-verse.  She really loved the animation and the story that brought all of the Spidey heroes together.  

Next, Dhani talks about watching, through tears, Ben Is Back.  She talks about how gut-wrenching it was, but also extremely well done.  

The last movie is a smaller one called A Kid Like Jake.  A good movie to watch that could lead to a good discussion.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani talks, in probably too much detail, about the docuseries Lorena on Amazon Prime.  She loved this series and appreciated that it is finally settling the truth to Lorena’s story and hopefully making people realize what they should have all along.  

Next, once again, John and Dhani discuss The Masked Singer.  We are down to the last show this week and they still don’t know who the Monster is!  We will find out this week!

Before moving on to the Actors’ Corner, John had to talk about watching Crazy Rich Asians again.  He loved it more the 2nd time around… and Dhani agrees because she has watched 30 times now.  

In the Actors’ Corner this week, we are examining the work of Meryl Streep.  Since the Oscars are this weekend, John chose her because of her numerous nominations and wins.  So we choose Ms. Streep’s films that we love, like, hate, haven’t seen and want to see.  

Spider-Man Into The Spider-verse  (2:41)  ★★★★1/2

Ben Is Back (10:52) ★★★★

A Kid Like Jake (21:48) ★★★

Lorena (27:23)

The Masked Singer (41:06)

Crazy Rich Asians (45:46)

Actors’ Corner: Meryl Streep (48:12)

Ep 37 – ChitChat

2-18-19This week we don’t have much new stories to talk about… so we revisit some old things we still enjoy watching.  Don’t worry, we manage to still fill the hour! 

First, John finally watched Searching, so they both discuss their thoughts and how important the presentation of the film helped the mystery of the story.  

Next, John wanted to talk a bit about Won’t You Be My Neighbor, even though he has only seen the last hour.  

Next, Dhani quickly runs down the movies that she is excited about which come out this year.  These include Captain Marvel, Us, Long Shot, Shazam, Avengers:Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Spiderman:Far From Home, Hobbs & Shaw, Downton Abbey, Frozen 2, and finally Star Wars Ep 9.  Lots of movies to look forward to this year!

Moving on to TV, Dhani and John checked out the new show Miracle Workers.  Dhani really liked it and thought it was very clever and is excited to see how the show plays out.  John thought it was ok and will take it episode by episode.  

Next, Dhani and John are still into The Masked Singer.  So they talk about the show coming down into the final 5 contestants left.  Are they called contestants?  

Another favorite show that both Dhani and John watch is I’m Sorry.  They gush about this show and plead with everyone to please watch this show as it is the funniest show on TV.  

Finally, Dhani wanted to talk about Schitt’s Creek and how it continues to deliver every single episode.  It is always funny and Catherine O’Hara deserves all of the awards.  

Wrapping up things we watch together, we touch on Drunk History.  We especially talk about our favorite episode.  

Finally, in the Oscars’ Corner, we discuss the Best Picture winners of all time and put them into our categories of the movies we love, like, hate, secretly love and haven’t seen.  

Searching (1:47)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (9:00)

2019 Movies Excited To See (12:44)

Miracle Workers (20:15)

The Masked Singer (22:03)

I’m Sorry (30:41)

Schitt’s Creek (35:56)

Drunk History (37:34)

Oscars’ Corner (41:35)

Ep 36 -I Snorted

2-9-19This was a slow viewing week for Dhani, but they still managed to fill an hour with babbling on.  

First, Dhani talks about the movie First Man.  This turned into a long discussion about movies including personal stories when it might not be needed.  

Next, John finally watched The House With The Clock In Its Walls, so he tells his point of view on this movie.  

Moving to TV, Dhani and John watched the Netflix Comedy special, Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner.  They both didn’t exactly appreciate Ray Romano before watching this, but really enjoyed this special!

Then Dhani talks about a show on A&E called Many Sides of Jane.  A fascinating look into a young woman with Dis-associative Identity Disorder.  Definitely worth watching to learn the truth behind this disorder.  

Next, Dhani talks about the premiere of The Walking Dead and how amazing the start to the second half of the 9th season was!

Finally, to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up this week, we replace our usual Actors’ Corner with Romantic Comedies.  Both Dhani and John love this genre and had a really tough time narrowing down rom-coms into the categories of movies we love, like, hate, secretly love, and haven’t seen.  

First Man (1:55) ★★★1/2

The House With The Clock In Its Walls (17:40)  Dhani ★★★1/2    John ★★★★

Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner (21:55)

Many Sides of Jane (26:11)

The Walking Dead (37:11)

Rom-Com Corner (39:07)

Ep 35 – Quippy?

2-3-19This week’s episode seems to be filled with bleaker content… it wasn’t planned that way, but hang in there.  

First Dhani discusses the rom-com Nobody’s Fool.  She talks about how Tyler Perry always creates male characters that say the right thing and work for the women who watch.  🙂  

Next, Dhani talks about a documentary on Netflix called Abducted in Plain Sight.  This is tough subject matter, but it is quite a story that is a cautionary tale to all families.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani first talks about the new show I Am The Night based on the true story of Fauna Hodel’s autobiography.  It looks to be an interesting series directed by Patty Jenkins. 

The next show Dhani talks about is the live airing of RENT.  Or the almost live production.  Because this is her favorite musical, she was underwhelmed.  

The next show we discuss is the ending of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Dhani really enjoyed the way it ended and feels it is one of the funniest shows ever.  

Finally, Dhani watched a brand new show on Netflix called Russian Doll.  She appreciates the female team of creators, writers, and directors because she believes that made the lead character, Nadia, feel more real with her trauma and the insane situation she finds herself in.  

For the Actors’ Corner this week, we chose Whoopi Goldberg.  We discuss the movies of hers that we love, like, didn’t like, secretly love and haven’t seen.  

Nobody’s Fool (1:22) ★★★★

Abducted in Plain Sight (5:31) ★★★★

I Am The Night (17:30)

RENT Live (23:30)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (30:25)

Russian Doll (35:43)

Actors’ Corner: Whoopi Goldberg (42:46)

Ep 34 – Want Me To Jingle A Little Bit?

1-27-19This week is mostly about movies as Dhani tries to see all of the nominated films before the Oscars.  She’s almost there!

First, she talks about Can You Ever Forgive Me? with the nominated performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant.

Next, Dhani talks about Bumblebee.  Not a nominated film, but she keeps trying these movies in hopes she will enjoy it as much as the very first Transformers.  

With 6 nominations, Dhani finally saw BlacKkKlansman.  This is an up and down movie.  Very entertaining but also very difficult to watch.  Important for everyone to see and discuss.  Next, Dhani talks about Widows.  Great performances, but she felt like something was missing… not sure what yet.  Finally, John and Dhani talk about the Best Picture nominations for the Oscars.  Dhani is having a tough year with the award shows this season.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani and John discuss the latest season of Grace & Frankie.  For some reason, they both did not enjoy this season but cannot pinpoint what fell short.  

Finally, in the Actors’ Corner, we celebrate Alan Alda, who is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG awards.  We talk about his work that we love, like, hate, or haven’t seen.  

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (1:35) ★★★★

Bumblebee (7:58)  ★★1/2

BlacKkKlansman (12:10) ★★★★

Widows (20:04) ★★★

Oscar Noms (23:12)

Grace & Frankie (37:06)

Actors’ Corner: Alan Alda (47:29)

Ep 33 – Not Really Thought Through Thoughts

1-20-19This week John and I completely go overboard in our fandom of M. Night Shyamalan!  

First, Dhani saw Glass and talks about her love of Unbreakable and how Split and Glass have worked into the story.  Honestly, she mostly talks about Shyamalan and her love of his filmaking. 

Next, John and Dhani finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody.  They both love Queen, but came out of this biopic with strong differences of opinion regarding the movie.  

Next, Dhani saw The Nutcracker and The Four Realms.  She enjoyed it much more than she thought, so that was a pleasant surprise.  And the final movie Dhani saw is the Christmas movie, Anna and the Apocalypse.  She loves musicals more than anything, so it’s tough for Dhani to not enjoy this movie… even though it’s campy, the music was good enough to carry through.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani wanted to just touch on the new season of True Detective that just started.  She really liked the first two episodes and it seems that this third season is already better than the second one was.  

And finally, instead of an Actors’ Corner this week, we decided to do a Directors’ Corner and discuss the movies of M. Night Shyamalan.  Stick with us in this section.  We are huge fans of his, so we really get into details… but hopefully it’s fun listening!

Glass (1:08) ★★★★1/2

Bohemian Rhapsody (18:28)  Dhani ★★★   John ★★★★

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (31:41)  ★★★★

Anna and the Apocalypse (37:22) ★★★

True Detective (40:48)

Directors’ Corner: M. Night Shyamalan (46:39)

Ep 32 – Technical Difficulties

1-13-19Unfortunately, when we went to publish this episode, the first 20 minutes had been wiped out… so the entire movie section is gone!  But Dhani quickly gives you a rundown of The Favourite, Colette, and Ralph Breaks The Internet.  

Then we pick up the recording in the middle of Dhani fangirling over Luther.  Then Dhani and John gush about the show I’m Sorry with Andrea Savage.  It is one of the funniest shows on television right now.  Next, Dhani discusses the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and how she is now motivated to clean out the house.  Finally, Dhani discusses another Netflix show called Friends From College and how this has brought so many loved sitcoms up to date and into the next decade of life.  

Finally, we discuss the films of Emma Stone in our Actors’ Corner.  We each name her movies that we love, like, hate, haven’t seen or want to watch.  

Movies (0:30)

The Favourite ★★★

Colette ★★★

Ralph Breaks The Internet ★★★1/5

Luther (4:25)

I’m Sorry (9:30)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (13:44)

Friends From College (20:00)

Actors’ Corner: Emma Stone (24:37)