Gilmore Girls (season one) – Popcorn Not Included

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To our utter surprise we find ourselves talking about Gilmore Girls, the show with possibly the most catchy earworm of a theme song we’ve ever heard.

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Gilmore Girls (season one)

Created by: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann
Composer: Sam Phillips
Executive Producers: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino
Original network: The WB
Original release: 2000-2001

Stranger Things 3 – Popcorn Not Included

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We’re talking about a TV show again! How does Stranger Things 3 or Season 3 or whatever you want to call it measure up to previous seasons?

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Stranger Things 3

Created by: The Duffer Brothers
Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono
Composer: Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
Executive Producers: The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Iain Paterson
Original network: Netflix
Original release: July 4, 2019

The Workshop #42 – Self-addressed stamped antelope

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We’re taking this show on the road, baby! In 2019 watch out! No town, city, hamlet, or census-defined places are safe from THE WORKSHOP PODCAST WORLD TOUR!

Also on this decidedly off-the-rails episode: anti-jokes, hipster calendars, games shows, and, of course, millennials ruining more things.

Breaking Bad – Popcorn Not Included

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2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad. We talk at length about the whole show – the characters, the story arcs, and the themes.

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Breaking Bad

Created by: Vince Gilligan
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons
Composer: Dave Porter
Executive Producers: Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLauren
Original network: AMC
Original release: 2008 – 2013

Incredibles 2 – Popcorn Not Included

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The 14 year wait is over! So… what did we think of Incredibles 2 after all this time waiting for it? It’s complicated. In our lengthy discussion, we debate the merits and problems of the long-awaited Pixar sequel.

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Incredibles 2
Written & Directed: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, and Catherine Keener
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Mahyar Abousaeedi
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios

Broadchurch (Series 1) – Popcorn Not Included

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Sometimes we talk about TV instead of movies. Well, this is the first time we’ve done that, actually.

Broadchurch is a British crime drama series set in a small town in England. After a local boy is killed, a murder investigation tears apart the titular hamlet of Broadchurch.

We cover Series 1 of 3 on this episode of the podcast. The first half of the episode gives our glowing general impressions while the second half descends into spoiler territory. It’s a really, really strong series and it’s well worth watching so we highly recommend not listening to the second half of the podcast if you haven’t watched the entirety of Series 1.

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We’ve seen Incredibles 2 and that should be our next episode.

 

The Incredibles – Popcorn Not Included

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Guess what? We talk about old movies too. “Old” in the case meaning from 2004, a fact which I got wrong on the podcast but my wife helpfully corrected. I still can’t believe I got that wrong.

Incredibles 2 is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to revist one of Pixar’s best movies.

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The Incredibles
Written & Directed: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, Jason Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Andrew Jimenez, Patrick Lin, Janet Lucroy
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios