Gilmore Girls (seasons 2 – 7) – Popcorn Not Included

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We watched Gilmore Girls – the rest of it. Join us as we recap our journey through seasons 2 – 7. If you missed it, here’s our discussion of season 1.

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Gilmore Girls (Seasons 2  – 7)

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, Gavin Polone, David S. Rosenthal
Original network: The WB (seasons 2 – 6); The CW (Season 7)
Original release: 2001-2007

The Crown (season three) – Popcorn Not Included

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We show our ignorance of and love for Britain in this extensive discussion of The Crown’s latest season.

When we recorded this episode Queen Elizabeth II was, in fact, 93. Rather irritatingly, she had a birthday since then making us wrong about yet another thing. Don’t come to us for facts about Britain.

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The Crown (season three)

Created by: Peter Morgan
Starring: Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O’Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell, Andrew Buchan
Composer: Martin Phipps
Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Phillip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian, Nina Wolarsky, Allie Goss
Original network: Netflix
Original release: November 17, 2019

Chernobyl – Popcorn Not Included

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We’re a little late to the party on HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, but we’ve seen it now and we discuss it away from the initial hype of its release last year. Is it as good as people have said? Is it historically accurate? Does it matter?

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Chernobyl

Created by: Craig Mazin
Written by: Craig Mazin
Directed by: Johan Renck
Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton
Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Executive Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry
Original network: HBO
Original release: 2019
Number of Episodes: 5

The Mandalorian – Popcorn Not Included

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Baby Yoda gets his due on Popcorn Not Included.

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The Mandalorian (season one)

Created by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal
Composer: Ludwig Göransson
Executive Producers: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson
Original network: Disney+
Original release: 2019

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.