Making a Murderer

DavidAdam and Vincent Minnucci have a spirited discussion about the 10-part documentary series that has enthralled viewers worldwide, Making a Murderer.

Using over 700 hours of footage shot since 2005, creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos chronicle the story of Steve Avery, a Wisconsin man who, after serving 18 years for a crime he did not commit, is released based on new DNA evidence.  The story doesn’t end there however, as he is once again arrested, this time for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

It’s a story full of twists and turns, exploring if it’s possible for a man to be wrongly jailed twice in one lifetime for some of the most heinous crimes anyone can commit.

 

Making a Murderer

Our prior knowledge of this case

What is driving the intense public reaction to this series?

The first episode and the Penny Beerntsen case

Steve Avery’s release and the investigation into Teresa Halbach’s disappearance

At what point, if any, did our views on the case change?

Was the treatment of the Halbach family fair?

The tragic story of Brendan Dassey

What in the world was Len Kachinsky’s long game?

Barb Tadych and the Avery family

The motives and actions of the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department

Why does it feel that we are obliged to give police the benefit of the doubt?

Persecuting the Prosecution

Strang and Butang, and the defense strategy

Steve Avery and Sandy Greenman and the Bonnie and Clyde syndrome

We give our verdicts and theories of the case

Which of the people profiled came out looking the best?

 

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Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Heather returns and is joined by Dylan Clark-Moore from the NetFlakes Podcast to discuss the one-off special, One Hundred Eyes with David and Adam that chronicles the origins of the fan-favorite introduced in Season 1 of Netflix’s period drama, Marco Polo

 

One Hundred Eyes

Dylan’s knowledge of the series so far

David, Heather and Adam look back at Season 1 six months later

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The fight scene we didn’t get to see

How does Kublai come off here compared to the show

Is the blind monk archetype realistic?

What we thought of young Jingim

Would the special get Dylan to go back and watch the first season?

Who was the target audience for the special?

What other Netflix Original character would you like to see in their own special?

 

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Jessica Jones S01E05 AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

David, Adam, Adrienne and Javier take a stroll through memory lane with Jessica Jones as we find out more about her past, her fledgling career as a hero and how she ended up in Kilgrave’s thrall.  By the end of this episode she has turned the tables on him… or has she?

 

Episode 5: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

Jessica’s method for ditching unwanted advances gets a thumbs up

What a newspaper vendor has in common with a Star Wars Admiral

Should we have seen more of ‘Jewel’

Sandwich Civil War

The Simpson and Jones dynamic

The attempted capture

Jessica and Kilgrave’s Meet-Not-So-Cute

Saving Malcolm

 

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Jessica Jones S01E04 AKA 99 Friends

David, Adam, Adrienne and Javier talk about Jessica Jones’ experience with prejudice against super-powered beings and the revelation of a betrayal

 

Episode 4: AKA 99 Friends

Is Jessica getting a bit paranoid?

Simpson puts on the charm

Should Trish have apologized?

The Kilgrave Survivors

Who would we choose as our superhero friend?

Is Audrey representative of the general populace?

Our reaction to the revelation of the spy’s identity

 

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A Very Murray Christmas

In this episode, David and Adam welcome Summer Walker from The Converted Podcast and Dave Rudy from The Sundering to talk about Bill Murray’s Christmas Special, holiday programming in general and finally get around to the exquisite awfulness of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

 

A Very Murray Christmas

Why randomness is so important to a good Christmas special

The roundtable’s favorite holiday movies

Which Late Night Host cracks our list of favorite Christmas specials.

Why Power Rangers, horny Wookiees and Alf don’t belong in Holiday programming

Our favorite Bill Murray movies

Was the framing story necessary for A Very Murray Christmas?

Who was the best worst singer – George Clooney or Chris Rock?

Our hosts were all looking for different things from this show

Can we delete Michael Cera from the Special Edition version?

Who do we want to see host next year’s Netflix Christmas Special?

 

…and as always we give away our Who Dat (not easy!) and Series MVP awards!

 

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Jessica Jones S01E03 AKA It’s Called Whiskey

David, Adam and Adrienne are again joined by Javier Heredia and talk about Jessica Jones’ first face-to-face encounter (within the series) with her arch-enemy, Kilgrave.

 

Episode 3: AKA It’s Called Whiskey

Luke and Jessica are breaking beds

Which superhero do we think would be tops in the boudoir

Should the average person in the MCU believe in mind control

Why aren’t people worshipping the Norse Gods in this Universe?

Trish Walker’s chat on the phone with Kilgrave

The relation between evil and vanity

 

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Jessica Jones S01E02 AKA Crush Syndrome

David, Adam and Adrienne are joined by Javier Heredia and they, despite having to battle some audio gremlins at the beginning of the show, follow in Jessica’s footsteps as she investigates the reappearance of her tormentor, Kilgrave.

 

Episode 2: AKA Crush Syndrome

Was Hope a little rough on our protagonist?

Did anyone really buy that Jessica was hired by Gina’s husband?

Why Adrienne won’t wear pink scrubs

Should Jessica have pulled the plug?

How much fun was the bar brawl?

Kilgrave’s first on-screen appearance and the banality of his evil

 

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Jessica Jones S01E01 AKA Ladies Night

With Heather away on Maternity Leave, David and Adam recruit a new partner in crime-fighting, Adrienne Tyler, and they all head back into Hell’s Kitchen to discuss Netflix’s newest Original Hit Series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

 

S01E01 AKA Ladies Night

Our previous knowledge of the character from the Alias Comic Book

First impressions of Jessica

Why Jeri Hogarth’s gender change works

Our reactions to some steamy scenes between Ms. Jones and Mr. Cage

The ethics of peeking inside your lover’s medicine cabinet

Kilgrave

Why the ending of the first episode is absolutely necessary

How this episode performs as a pilot for the series as a whole

 

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NetFreaks Podcast Episode 12: Master of None

This week, David, Heather and Adam welcome Vincent Minnucci from Lyrics Undercover, Geek or Die and HotsCast to discuss Aziz Ansari’s new critically acclaimed comedy series from Netflix, Master of None, giving our thoughts on each episode in the order they aired.

 

Master of None

What’s our Plan B?

Why David laughed when that chicken got served up for dinner

Has Heather ever stolen a jacket from a nightclub?

What Hollywood starlet dated the (Not) Indian guy from Short Circuit?

Why Vince is envious of Adam and David’s dating stories

Why David thought Nashville was the turning point for the series

Which host do we suspect does randy things on the subway to Boston?

Heather has a hormonal moment watching Old People

We talk about living with someone for the first time

Was the Finale a fulfilling end to the series?

…and as always we give away our Who Dat and Series MVP awards!

 

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A Conversation with Master of None’s Kelvin Yu

David, Heather and Adam sit down to talk about a number of topics with the very charming and funny Kelvin Yu, who plays Brian Cheng on Netflix’s critically acclaimed Original Series, Master of None.

Kelvin talks to us about his early experiences in the industry, working to evolve past the stereotypical roles that are often offered to Asian-American actors and how he came to be part of both the Bob’s Burgers creative team as well as appearing on a groundbreaking series with Aziz Ansari.

We also discuss how Netflix frees a show to take chances creatively, what it’s like to share scenes with Aziz, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe and Noel Wells, as well as the Omnivore’s Dilemma and it’s relation to the series.  We even find out which cast member was the first to inform him he was named the Guardian’s “Crush of the Week”.

We also talk a little bit about Kelvin’s plans for the future and the prospects of a Season 2 for this hit series.

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