Awards season has entered the chat with the 2020 Emmys. In this year of our masks and COVID, the ceremony went fully virtual for a truly different night. Elsewhere we ventured further into the weird that is HBO's The Third Day; received a lesson in Korean supernatural horror via Lovecraft Country; and, find out whether Ryan Murphy's Ratched is worth our time in the nest. RIP RBG and Latasha Harlins.
This week Brandon & Lorin discuss memorable character deaths. From TV to movies we discuss the most iconic, the most egregious, and the ones we hated to see. We also do a deep dive into the latest episode of "Lovecraft Country," and ponder where the new HBO limited series "The Third Day" is headed.
Like Kotter and Ma$e, your favorite cousin duo is back to riff and rant on everything entertainment. Season three highlights show-of-the-moment, HBO's "Lovecraft Country." The mash of science and historical fiction creates a world where blood-sucking shoggoths have nothing on 1950s Jim Crow. We also dive into what peak content we consumed during the break; whether we're ready to venture back to the theater; and, our farewell to King T'Challa.
It's been a long time (in COVID years) we shouldn't have left you. Here's a short preview. Season three of It's A Streamable Life soon comes. In the meantime, chat with us @aslifepodcast on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
We made it! If you've been listening to us this long, you have joined us for our season two finale. This time around we recap the television that made the 2010s. From the cultural juggernauts and underrated diamonds in the rough to unforgettable flops, and canceled gems.
Bradon & Lorin discuss the first awards ceremony of the season - the 2020 Emmys. With the virtual telecast set to air Sept. 20, they discuss their favorite nominees, worst snubs, and predictions for the top categories. They also cipher over the Perry Mason season finale and what they think of Showtime's new crime thriller We Hunt Together.
Today's episode concludes our first Second Stream Around series wrapping up the first season of NBC's Hannibal. We also discuss the final episode of HBO's I'll Be Gone in the Dark and the penultimate entry in Perry Mason.
The third installment of our #SecondStreamAround digests episodes 7-9 of season one of Hannibal. But before the main course, we explore appetizers such as Comic-Con@Home, the 2020 Emmy nominations, and whether sports 2020 should have just been canceled.
Today's episode introduces our Second Stream Around series in which we rewatch, review and discuss a previous TV show or film. Our first subject is NBC's 2013 thriller Hannibal created by Bryan Fuller and based on the character from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon. Elsewhere we recap HBO's Perry Mason, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, and trek through the somber news as of late.
A new month brings a new slew of content for our Q3 preview. We discuss the titles we're most interested in across all streaming services. Elsewhere we discuss "Chapter 3" of HBO's Perry Mason and the second episode of true crime docuseries I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Rate and review us on Apple Podacsts and listen to wherever you find #Astreamablelife.
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After what felt like six years, we've reached the end of June. That means today's FP focuses on our favorite content of this quarter. Our top three films, tv shows, and music. Elsewhere we dive into "Chapter 2" of HBO's Perry Mason and discuss the brilliantly layered premiere of I'll Be Gone in the Dark.
With the resurgence of protests against police brutality and chants to defund/abolish our current system of policing, we discuss the history of police in TV and film. How it affected our view of those who protect & serve. And, what the future of police/crime series will bring. Speaking of policing, we also recap HBO's premiere of Perry Mason and reminisce on Sherman's Showcase Black History Month Spectacular.
This week we discuss the final two episodes of HBO's introspective drama "I Know This Much Is True." We praise Mark Ruffalo's award-worthy performance and the series' message about family. We also ponder what can be done to diversify LGBTQIA+ stories seen on screen. And in No Concessions, we review two films which investigate the Black American soldier's experience overseas.
Last week we would have been basking in the Texas heat, venturing through downtown Austin for the ATX TV Festival. Coronavirus had other plans. Luckily the great founders of the 9-year festival brought the experience to patrons virtually. We digest our favorite panels and what this new age means for the TV industry. Elsewhere we pick new N.O.T. subjects, discuss our love for Attack the Block, and regret ever liking J.K. Rowling.
Another daunting episode of HBO's I Know This Much Is True takes over the featured presentation as Brandon & Lorin discuss escape plans from the heavy news cycle. They also give final thoughts on season 3 of Killing Eve and what to expect at this week's ATX TV Festival & Deadline TV Contenders' virtual events.
Both Brandon and Lorin have come to the same conclusion as they discuss episode 3 of HBO's I Know This Much Is True. Elsewhere they praise this season of Killing Eve, long for a summer free of COIVD, and wonder what is really going on in the news lately.
Lorin and Brandon discuss the HBO limited series I Know This Much Is True starring Mark Ruffalo. The six-episode series is based on the 1998 novel by Wally Lamb. In dual roles, Ruffalo plays a set of adult twins both suffering from one brother's debilitating mental illness. In the other segments, we recap Killing Eve and recap the final episodes of ESPN's The Last Dance.
Let's go back...way back...back into time. This very special episode is dedicated to our retrospective of movies from the last decade. We'll highlight pop culture moments, cinematic wins, and a few losses from the last ten years. We'll also deliver our favorite films from each year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Do you know what today is? That's right listeners. It's been a whole 365 since the debut episode of #AStreamableLife. Come celebrate our anniversary with a few new segments (Binge Me Not), new formats (Headlines; No Concessions), and new special series coming soon. But first, we exhaust our thoughts on the final episodes of #ATLMissingandMurdered; the season three finale of #Westworld; and, the latest of ESPN's #TheLastDance.
In this entry, we recap the latest episodes of Atlanta's Missing & Murdered: The Lost Children. The crimes that shook early 1980s Atlanta were now headed to trial with Wayne Williams as the only suspect. Elsewhere we ponder our first activity post-COVID19 isolation, recap the series in N.O.T. segment, and prepare for a plethora of content in the next few months.
This week's episode does a recap of the biggest event ESPN has aired in months: the 1998 NBA Finals. Ha! We review the first two episodes of The Last Dance, ESPN's epic 20-hour documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' final championship run. It explores Jordan's tenure from UNC to Chicago, with anecdotes and commentary from a wide range of players, coaches, reporters, and personalities. We also give a glowing review of the series finale of The Plot Against America.
Brandon & Lorin find their inner sleuth with a deep dive into HBO's newest docuseries focused on the Atlanta Children Murders. The doc re-examines the case, questioning the guilt of convicted murderer Wayne Williams. Elsewhere recap the dystopian future of Westworld, alternate past of The Plot Against America and quirky present of Killing Eve.
Back like they never left, Brandon & Lorin present their most-anticipated TV series & films for this quarter. Yes, corona may have silenced the theaters and summer TV swing, but there is still content to be streamed. We also imagine life post-COVID-19 & recap HBO's Westworld and The Plot Against America.
Happy April to everyone but the fool @ 1600 Penn. As March comes to a close, we list our favorite streams in our Q1 Rewind. What faves did you consume in music, tv, and film? Let us know @ASLifePodcast on all socials. Plus we talk episode three of Westworld & The Plot Against America; and, predict when we'll see the first recounting of COVID-19 on-screen.
In this final episode of March 2020, we conclude our Women's History Month series focusing on their role in music. In N.O.T. we highlight two HBO series (Westworld & The Plot Against America) and cover a shortened No Concessions segment.
Our look at women in television continues our celebration of Women's History Month. During our appreciation of growing up in the 90s, we highlight two new series in N.O.T. and try to decipher the alternate reality that is life amidst COVID-19.
For the rest of March we'ere celebrating Women's History Month. We highlight female pioneers in film and the many ways in which the industry can improve. We also discuss our favorite women-centric films. We touch on that decisive season (?) finale of #TheOutsiderHBO, and Brandon FINALLY watched #Westworld! Hopefully, we'll start season 3 before The Rona gets us all.
Welcome to March listeners. Lorin & Brandon dive into the penultimate episode nine of #TheOutsiderHBO, and feel their way through the awkward joy of AMC's #DispatchesofElsewhere. We touch on a ton of trailers and finally discuss a brief history of censorship on television.
We continue our BHM discussion with the current state of Blacks on television, and how much progress has been made with the addition of the streaming era. There's been a definite push, but has it stalled? We also drive through a ton of trailers and the eighth episode of HBO's "The Outsider."
Another dose of The Streamable Life goes a bit long as we discuss the music of the last decade. The trendsetters, biggest artists, forgettable moments and our top songs & albums between 2010 and now. Plus The Outsider recap and how the hell did the Oscars snub a film like The Farewell.
The 2020 awards season closed with the 92nd Academy Awards telecast Sunday night. Despite the lack of diversity in the nominees, the production wasn't a total bore. We discuss the good, the bad and where the award show goes in the future. We also recap The Outsider and have a field day with this week's Headlines.
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH. This first episode of February tackles what constitutes a Black film in 2020. What it looks like, who is allowed to tell it and what narratives are involved. We also digest the latest ep of The Outsider and fanboy over the news of Marvel's TV slate coming to Disney this fall.
In light of corruption allegations and lack of diversity, we touch on this weekend's telecast of The Grammys. Has music's BIGGEST night lost its tune with viewers and artists alike? PLUS: HBO's The Outsider shifts into gear; and, Sundance & SXSW begin film festival season. RIP Kobe & Gigi Bryant
Happy MLK Weekend yall. This week's episode focuses on the duo's most-anticipated TV shows and films for the 1st quarter. Travel back to 2002 & 2006 in this week's "Today in History" and contemplate what transpired in the latest episode of HBO's The Outsider.
Awards season is hitting its (white) peak as the Oscar nominations for the 2019 season were announced. Lorin and Brandon discuss which films they plan to see before Feb 9. along with HBO's premiere of "The Outsider," FXonHulu coming in March and keeping up with their entertainment resolutions.
New year, new look. The first episode of #AStreamableLife of 2020 is here. We talk #GoldenGlobes and what they mean for #TheOscars; give our final thoughts on #HisDarkMaterials & #MrRobot; and, prep ourselves for this year in entertainment. Follow us on all social at ASLifePodcast & streamablelife.wordpress.com.
It's the final episode of 2019 and a wrap on S1 of "It's A Streamable Life." Before stepping into 2020, we take a look back on the year that gave us Juicy Smollett, MoviePass, Surviving R. Kelly and more in a year-long illList. We touch on Watchmen and Mr. Robot in the N.O.T. No Concessions has a review of the divorce drama Marriage Story. And our Featured Presentation lists our top 10 films and TV series for the year. Follow us into the new year @ASLifePodcast on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. And get more content over at streamablife.wordpress.com.
The Hollywood Foreign Press has done it again. And by IT we mean blindly selected a more than questionable list of nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes. We contrast their unusual suspects to that of the more well-rounded Critics' Choice Awards. We also touch on some 2020 film trailers, and recap our experience watching "Atlantics."
Won't you be our neighbor as we discuss the career of Tom Hanks. The high-yellow thespian has built a resume as diverse as Hollywood isn't: from "Big" and "Splash," to "Philadelphia" and the coming "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." We'll talk our favorite Hanks films and roles along with reviews of #Watchmen, #MrRobot, #HisDarkMaterials and a brief look at the the beginning of awards season.
You got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, rams, hogs YOU NAME IT; and, another episode #AStreamableLife. As you wait to devour all the food, listen to Brandon and Lorin dissect why Thanksgiving is the Jan Brady of holiday films. Cindy is October while Marcia is Christmas. We also chat on #MrRobot, #HisDarkMaterials and the last two episodes of #Watchmen. Pass the peas like we used to do.
For better or worse, we are at the age when everything back in our day was better. Sounding like our parents - and their parents before them - isn't going to stop the reboots, remakes and remixes. So we discuss how to handle this wave of new old things -- specifically the new and old of Disney+. B&L also talk the excellent episode of #MrRobot & #HisDarkMaterials' best episode yet.
In episode 28 B&L tackle the illustrious career of Eddie Murphy. The highs, the lows and what's yet to come as he sets a return to the comedy stage. They also discuss Elliot's immoral compass on (#MrRobot); Mrs. Coulter's ulterior motives (#HisDarkMaterials); and the conspiracy unfolding on #Watchmen.
Brandon & Lorin discuss the premiere episode of HBO's His Dark Materials based on Phillip Pullman's novel trilogy. In addition to the illList & No Concessions, they recap a silent episode of #MrRobot and episdoe three of #Watchmen.
Happy Halloween's Eve. To get into the spooky spirit, Lorin & Brandon list their top three scary movies. They recap a benign Mr. Robot & second episode of Watchmen; and, ponder on whether Apple TV+ (launching this Friday) is worth the wait. Also hear first impressions of Hulu's Castle Rock S2, and HBO's new comedy Mrs. Fletcher.
Lorin & Brandon recap Sunday's premiere of HBO's Watchmen, based on the graphic novel and 2009 film. The two rehash a hopeful(?) episode of Mr. Robot and ponder what a second season of David Makes Man will look like.
On this edition of #AStreamablelife, L & B review The Guardian's master list of the "100 Best TV Shows of the 21st Century." But before reflecting on that golden era of TV, they review the present: the latest episodes of #DavidMakesMan, #MrRobot and the season finale of #TheTerror: Infamy. They also ponder on what exactly is happening with the future of Gotham and the organized mess that is the DCEU.
In celebration of their birthdays, Lorin (10/8) & Brandon (10/10) review the top-grossing film from their birth years: 1987 & 1991, respectively. In addition, they dissect the season premiere of #MrRobot along with the eighth episodes of #TheTerror and #DavidMakesMan.
On this third edition of REWIND, Lorin & Brandon recap their musical inspirations as they enter fall season. They recap the tragedies of #TheTerror & #DavidMakesMan and discuss the casting news surrounding two big comic film franchises.
We recap Sunday night's 71st Emmys on Fox. Who won, who lost and who decided on the Black family reunion playlist over a house orchestra. We also dive into some favorite moments of our favorite shows and discuss what'll be watching this first week of fall TV season.
Twenty episodes in and Lorin & Brandon are finally getting the hang of this thing. We talk Shane Gillis' short career on "SNL," review episode five of "The Terror: Infamy" & "David Makes Man;" and, make a case for our favorite drama series vying for the coveted Best Drama series Emmy.
This episode Lorin & Brandon tackle the Emmy category for Best Comedy; recap The Terror & David Makes Man; review HBO's hilarious first season of 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'; and, list through the litany of films being shown during the latest festivals.
Happy Labor Day folks. We end the holiday weekend discussing the films we're most interested in this Hot Nerd Autumn. We review The Terror/David Makes Man; and, discuss cancel culture and the return of Nate Parker. #TheTerror #DavidMakesMan
Lorin and Brandon dive into the Emmy nominations for Limited Series while discussing the latest episodes of "The Terror: Infamy" & "David Makes Man." After the illist, they toll on the pending streaming wars that will slaughter their bank accounts.
Despite glitches your hosting cousins persevered to bring yall the 16th episode. We discuss M.SE's Video Vanguard honor, casualties of the streaming wars and the lightening of "Raising Dion." Lorin watched #DavidMakesMan and #CannonBusters; Brandon reviews Righteous Gemstones and Mindhunter S2. And they both highlight the Emmy nominees for Best Actor.
A different day but same show as Brandon & Lorin bring you their thoughts on the Best Actress Emmy nominations. We also highlight an array of series we consumed, as well as the latest in entertainment news. Make sure to subscribe, share and rate wherever you listen; visit streamablelife.wordpress.com; and, follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
Brandon and Lorin list their most anticipated shows for the fall TV season. The Euphoria S1 finale is discussed along with loads of news and other entertainment goodies. For more on the fall tv schedule visit streamablelife.wordpress.com.
We have a jam-packed episode starting with a massive San Diego Comic Con recap; followed by our N.O.T review of #feelEUPHORIA. Finally we begin our Emmys series - focusing on the nominees for Best Supporting Actress. The Emmys premiere 9/22. A peep more content at astreamablelife.wordpress.com.
We pay homage to living legend Denzel Washington in the wake of being honored with the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to disucssing his career and our favorite films, we deep dive into Euphoria, & quickly give our two cents on the third season of Stranger Things.
Lorin & Brandon defy technical difficulties to bring you the top three shows they would remake for the 2019. They also take a deep dive into a flurry of news and the latest episodes of Showtime's CIty on A Hill, #PoseFX & #feelEuphoria.
Episdoe 8 is the final show for the month of June. We deep dive into Ep 2 of #feelEuphoria; contemplate the fate of "Luther;" and, discuss Showetime's new period cop drama, "City on a Hill." We bring our final PRIDE picks and introduce a new monthly music segment. Make sure to catch more of us at streamablelife.wordpress.com.
Later than normal your boys Brandon & Lorin bring you their thoughts on the end of Chernobyl and this season of Luther. Plus they highlight their second PRIDE picks. Lastly Lorin details his experience at this year's ATX TV Festival in Austin, TX.
With the end of HBO's "GoT" still fresh on viewers minds, Brandon & Lorin discuss their most & least favorite series finales. They discuss the latest episode of "Chernobyl" & what to expect from "KIlling Eve's" season finale.
Hosts Lorin & Brandon bring you their latest thoughts on TV, film and entertainment in between. The illList: highlighting recent news includes Disney+, Avengers: Endgame and RIP John Singleton. N.O.T.: reviews shows they've been streaming lately. No Concessions: films they've seen as of late include. Feature Presentation: Their top tv series & flims consumed in 2018.