The beauty of what we do is that it can’t be explained. And if it can’t be explained, it can’t be believed
For this week’s episode, Joshua and Lani discuss the many comic book superheroic identities of Jessica Jones and finally hear about the Purple Man. Then, moving onto the episodes, they chat dive into the joys of Malcolm and Luke, the tragedy that is Simpson, and try to decide if they’re supposed to like Trish or not.
We don’t waste time circle jerking with a bunch of whiners.
For the next set of Jessica Jones episodes, Joshua writes a love letter to his favorite superhero of all time and maybe even convinces Lani to read some comics. They go on to discuss the highs and lows of Luke and Jessica together, the mixed bag of these two episodes, and finally come face-to-face with Kilgrave.
Our greatest weakness? Occasionally we give a damn.
For their first foray into Jessica Jones, Joshua and Lani discuss hardboiled detectives, the burden of being special, and begin to dig into fiction’s place in helping us confront trauma in ourselves and others.
Until this exact moment, we thought you were Build-A-Bear.For Avengers: Endgame, Joshua and Lani welcome Metaphors Be With You’s Rob Heiret to talk about meaningful deaths and time travel shenanigans in the most anticipated LUA hot take ever!
We’re the guys who kill Gordon. (Accidentally.)
In this episode, Joshua and Lani discuss psychic vampires and how the pulp fantasy of the 1930s influenced superhero comics even into the modern day. They also wrap up the second season of Agents: Jiaying is evil, Cal is sympathetic, Skye is competent, and May is going on vacation. It’s a madhouse!
There are no strings on us.
Joshua and Lani have a come to Whedon conversation about Age of Ultron. Spoiler: they didn’t like it much, so if you loved it, they still love you, but you might want to give this episode a miss. But if you do tune in, get ready for some comic book revelations about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s true father, Ultron’s true creator, and just how Oedipal a robot can get.
We are really starting to regret that Hot Pocket earlier.
This episode, Joshua and Lani finally discuss who Skye is in the 616, the evil(?) of Jiaying, and wonder why this NuSHIELD storyline happened at all.
Higher, further, faster, baby!
For this Hot Take, Joshua and Kelly gush about their newfound love of Captain Marvel, defer on how complicated Carol’s comic book backstory is, discuss how well this movie addressed identity-as-origin, and think a bit about compassion as a defining heroic trait.
Sorry, Eddie. The tiger’s been loose for awhile.
For this batch of Agents of SHIELD, Joshua and Lani discuss the tools of superheroing, whether Simmons is up to no good, and if New SHIELD is a delicious new flavor or just Diet Hydra.