#49. Luke Cage (S1.9-11)

We drive all the way to Savannah to remember something you could have remembered without driving all the way to Savannah.

Joshua and Lani have a few more Takes to Astonish and try to make sense of what is going on in this story now that Diamondback has arrived. At least Misty and Claire are bad ass.

#48. Luke Cage (S1.6-8)

We’re about sick of always having to buy new clothes.

For these episodes, Joshua and Lani talk about problematically named African American characters and how antagonists work. Hint: Luke Cage’s first season is a little confused about how antagonists work.

#47. Luke Cage (S1.3-5)

We, like Wu Tang, ain’t nuttin’ to fuck wit.

For their second look at Luke Cage, Joshua and Lani dive more into the character’s comic book origins, lament some choices, but celebrate the appearance of Reva, Misty, and Claire!

#46. Luke Cage (S1.1-2)

Jesus saves. We don’t

For the inaugural episodes of Luke Cage, Joshua and Lani discuss the origins of Luke Cage the character and the narrative stumbles from the origins of Luke Cage the show.

#45. Agent Carter (S2.8-10)


For the big Agent Carter wrap-up, Joshua and Lani take listener questions in their new segment Takes to Astonish and then lament the sad state of romance in the show. Well, except for Manfredi and Whitney. They’re a love for the ages.

#44. Agent Carter (S2.4-7)

We are presently engaged in a frenzied search for her while talking into our glasses like madmen.

It’s some of the best stuff the second season of Agent Carter has to offer in this episode! Joshua and Lani get some Four Color Facts about Oklahoma, both real and fictional, as well as superhero team-ups with villains. Then it’s a discussion of useless flashbacks, romance off the rails, and the good and bad of Agent Carter’s diversity.

#43. Agent Carter (S2.1-3)

Aside from danger, our middle name is charm

Joshua and Lani return to Agent Carter with delightful enthusiasm as Peggy hops a flight to Los Angeles to solve a mystery involving science, starlets and, of course, Howard Stark. Jarvis returns to sidekick the shit out of things, and Sousa brings the simmer. Nothing but good times ahead!

#42. Ant-Man

We’re like: Well, we got everything nowadays. We got a guy who jumps, we got a guy who swings, we got a guy who crawls up walls, you gotta be more specific.

As they leave the the grit and grime of Hell’s Kitchen behind them, Joshua and Lani are allowed to remember there is light in the MCU. It’s Ant-Man, so of course they discuss the Ant-Men of the 616, the boundless joy of Luis, and the ageless charm of Paul Rudd.

#41. Jessica Jones (S1.11-13)

We usually take a bit more romancing before we drop our pants

For the big wrap up of Jessica Jones’s first season,  Joshua and Lani find themselves discussing the Ship of Theseus and the nature of humanity during the Four Color Facts. During the discussion of the show, they celebrate the return of Claire, how to solve a problem like Trish, and what Jessica’s door can tell us about the series as a whole.