Month: March 2019

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)