Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

Michael Bolton Comedy Special

We’re having a five-way as Heather, David, Adam and Javier are joined by Summer Walker to discuss Lonely Island and Comedy Bang Bang’s salute to love and pubes, Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special!

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Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special is exactly what it sounds like; a variety show featuring guest appearances from celebrities such as Andy Samberg, Adam Scott, Brooke Shields, Bob Saget, and Sarah Silverman (and that’s just naming a few!).  When Santa reveals to Bolton that there needs to be more babies in the world to match the number of toys to be made, Bolton takes it upon himself to host a “sexy telethon”, encouraging the world to get it on and meet Santa’s quota.

Our recommendations

Lazy or brilliant?

Bob Saget

Bolton’s alright

Everything’s better with Muppets

Who do we think should get their own holiday special?

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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Travelers

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Adam and Javier welcome old friend of the show, Vincent Minnucci as they spend some time popping in and out of time with our second Canadian series in a row… Travelers!

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Travelers  is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright, starring Emmy Award-winning actor Eric McCormack The series is a co-production between Netflix and Showcase. The first season comprises 12 episodes and premiered on Showcase on October 17, 2016; the entire series premiered globally (outside of Canada) on Netflix, on December 23, 2016.

How time travel is handled on TV

Our recommendations

Marci Warton and David Mailer

Phillip Pearson and Ray

Trevor Holden and Grace Day

Carly Shannon and Jeff Conniker

Grant Maclaren, Kat Maclaren and Walt Forbes

How they slowly fed us info about the future

The Faction

The Direcctor

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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Frontier

Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron) and Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) in Frontier, the six-episode, one-hour drama from NETFLIX series currently shooting in Newfoundland, Canada. FRONTIER follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century, created by Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, directed by Brad Peyton.​ ​Photo credit: Duncan de Young

Heather, DavidAdam and Javier celebrate the 100th episode of NetFreaks by finally visiting Dave’s home country of Canada as we review Jason Momoa in the historical drama, Frontier!

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Frontier is a Canadian-American historical drama series that chronicles the North American fur trade that took place in the 1700s.  It was  co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie , and Peter Blackie.  The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has nominated it for seven awards, yet it currently has a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  

Heather’s Hot One Hundred

Our foreknowledge of the show

How much do the hosts know about fur?

Our recommendations

The French Guy and the Priest

Captain Chesterfield

Adam’s Allowed to Like Things

No He’s Not

The Tricky American

Is the idea of Man vs. Nature dead?

The issues with the direction

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Heather, Adam and Javier are joined by Kate Chaplin and warn you not to listen to this podcast and especially don’t enjoy their review of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events!

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A Series of Unfortunate Events is an adaptation of 13 novels in a series by Daniel Handler, who goes by the pen name Lemony Snicket.  The series tells the story of the three orphaned Baudelaire children, the many homes and guardians they meet along the way, and of course, trying to keep one step ahead of the greedy Count Olaf.

For its Netflix debut,  the eight episodes divide the first four books into two episodes each. Season two and three have already been confirmed, and will use a similar two episode format for each book.

Who read the books or saw the Jim Carrey film?

The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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One Day at a Time

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Heather, Adam and Javier decide to watch 13 episodes at a time as they talk about sitcoms, laugh tracks, Cuban culture and which character they hated the most.  NetFreaks reviews One Day at a Time!

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One day at a Time is a reboot of the sitcom of the same name that aired from 1975 until 1984.  It starred Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, and told the story of divorced mother Ann Romano, who moves her family to Indianapolis along with her two daughters.  

The reboot sees a shift in a variety of elements compared to the original, such as the casting of a Cuban family, a son taking the place of one of the daughter’s, and mother Penelope being a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, to name a few.  The reboot stars Rita Moreno and Justina Machado The original series was developed by Norman Lear, who served as a producer on the reboot.

Who watched the original?

Do we recommend the show?

Laugh tracks on Netflix

The Quinceanera

The portrayal of Cuban-Americans

Elena’s coming out

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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Medici: Masters of Florence

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Heather, Adam and Javier return with a vengeance, banking on their cunning and bringing about a renaissance to start 2017!  They dive deep into 15th century Italian politics as they cover Medici: Masters of Florence!

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Medici: Masters of Florence premiered on Italian television on October 18th, 2016 and on Netflix on December 9th and stars Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman as the legendary figures of the Renaissance.  A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 16th century. Cosimo de’ Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly.

Our knowledge of the Medici family.

Do we recommend the show?

How the story was told.

Was it rushed?

What if?

Casting Italians as Italians

Opening credits

The EMP effect

What’s with all the Popes?

Thoughts about Season Two

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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Sense8

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David gives everyone else the week off and is joined by the team that will be making up our new Organized Prime podcast, Lisa Leo and John Savage.  Together, we combine in a cluster to review the Wachowski produced sci-fi craziness that is Sense8!

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Sense8 was a 12 part series that premiered all the way back in June, 2015.  It was the brainchild of the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski of Matrix and Babylon 5 fame, respectively.  Starring an international cast as eight strangers from different regions of the world who unexpectedly become mentally and emotionally linked to each other. They learn that they are “sensates,” a particular type of human that has the ability to psychically share their knowledge and skills with one another.  The Sense8 Christmas Special premiered as a 2 hour intro to Season Two just this past weekend on December 23rd, with the majority of the cast returning to reprise their roles.

The Wachowski Oeuvre

Do we recommend the show?

What we learned from Sense8 Season One

Why have a Christmas Special?

Recasting Capheus

Thoughts about Season Two

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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The OA

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HeatherDavidAdam and Javier review the series that mysteriously appeared on everyone’s playlist.  We’d been waiting all of 2016 for this one, and sparks fly between the hosts as we debate The OA.

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Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Johnson returns home, now in her 20’s and her sight restored. While many believe she is miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.  The OA was created by Brit Marling and Zat Batmanglij, and also stars Marling, Jason Isaacs, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige and Paz Vega.  The OA currently has a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Previous works by Marling and Batmanglij

Do we recommend the show?

Heather hates the ending and David gets elitist

The Unreliable Narrator

Layers upon layers

Prairie’s trauma

A story about young men

We pull out the tin-foil hats

Reform School Churls

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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Fuller House Season Two

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HeatherDavid and Adam are joined by Chris Case and find that everywhere they look, everywhere they go it’s nothing but Fullers, Tanners and Gibblers as they review the second season of Netflix’s revival from the 80’s.

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Fuller House Season Two picks up where we left off last year, with D.J. torn between her two suitors, Matt and Steve, Stephanie finding her place in the world and Kimmy getting into all kinds of trouble.  Cameos from the original show abound as we also follow the Gibbler and Fuller kids through their growing pains.

How does this season compare to the first?

Alan Thicke is missed already

Praise for Candace, Jodie and Andrea

Who’s more annoying, Fernando or Max?

Is Steve a psycho?

Chris and Adam are jealous of Jimmy Gibbler

Heather wants to climb Matt Mountain

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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3%

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HeatherDavidAdam and Javier enter the Process to decide which one of our hosts will win the argument on this contentious episode as we cover this thought provoking dystopian Brazilian Sci-Fi drama.

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3% is the first Brazillian original production for Netflix.  The series is about a dystopian society which has divided its population into two groups; the Inland and the Offshore.  At the age of 20, Inland adults have the opportunity to make better lives for themselves and leave to live in the Offshore, but only if they pass The Process.  Only 3% of candidates pass, which is where the title comes from.  3% was created by Pedro Aguilera, and stars Bianca Comparato and João (Xiao) Miguel.

Has anyone heard of this series?

Our thoughts on the series and recommendations

Whose story changed our opinion of a character the most

The morality of the Offshore

Is Rafael the hero?

Predictions for Season Two

And as always we hand out our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

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