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Feb 21, 2018

Everything Sucks Season 1 is set in the actual town of Boring, Oregon, but not filmed there. Starring Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Di'Allo Winston and set in 1996, we follow new freshmen and members of the A/V club as they team up with the Drama club to make a science fiction movie.

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Chris enjoyed Borderline

John recommends Black Panther

Javier is enthralled by Netflix’s Dirty Money

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*** SPOILER FREE ***

Thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

A/V Club:

  • Tyler
  • McQuaid
  • Leslie
  • Luke
  • Kate

Drama Club:

  • Jessica
  • Scott
  • Cedric
  • Oliver
  • Emaline

Parents:

  • Sherry, Luke’s Mother
  • Mr Messner, Kate’s Father

Kate’s comes out

Luke’s moves on

Mr Messner finds hope

Emeline finds love(?)

Question: Were the kids cast for the fact that they look like famous 90s stars?

Question: Best song on the soundtrack (https://open.spotify.com/user/greenesteve/playlist/2h4gPUmRmRa4rjmGPyNatQ)

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Feb 14, 2018

Altered Carbon is based on the 2002 novel by Richard K Morgan. Set in a future where consciousness can be digitally stored and transferred between bodies, called sleeves, Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee, wakes up 250 years after his last death and is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, played by James Purefoy, to solve a murder. To do this Takeshi must enter the world of immortal elites called Methuselahs, or Meths for short.

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Chris didn’t enjoy Netflix’s The Ritual

Javier decided to sit down and watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this weekend.

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When we last left them, Kovacs finally found out whose sleeve he’s been borrowing. Then Ortega is attacked in the precinct’s elevator by the Ghostwalker who is trying to free Dimi the Twin.

*** SPOILER FREE ***

Final thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

Results of the Bancroft case:

 

  • Laurens Bancroft impregnated Lizzie Elliot
  • Miriam almost killed Lizzie, terminated the pregnancy, then made Lizzie insane through Wei Clinic
  • This lead to Reileen forcing Miriam to drug Laurens
  • A drugged Laurens RD’s a hooker
  • This makes Mary Lou Henchy jump from Head in the Clouds
  • Henchy is coded as Neo-C, so Laurens influences the UN to vote against Resolution 653
  • In his guilt, Laurens kills himself before the backup to forget what he had done

 

Laurens is arrested for RD

Miriam is arrested for sleeve death and forceful termination of pregancy

Reileen is RD’d by Takeshi who shot her in the stack after infecting her backups with Rawlings Virus

Quellcrist Falconer is out there...

Stack technology: benefit (solve murders) or harmful (Abuela Ortega)

Differences from the book

Question: Did the mystery live up to the premise?

Question: Would you recommend the show?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Feb 7, 2018

But first...

Chris watched more Sword Art Online

Kristi watched Jumanji and Agents of Shield

Javier hasn’t seen The Cloverfield Project but hasn’t heard much good

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Altered Carbon is based on the 2002 novel by Richard K Morgan. Set in a future where consciousness can be digitally stored and transferred between bodies, called sleeves, Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee, wakes up 250 years after his last death and is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, played by James Purefoy, to solve a murder. To do this Takeshi must enter the world of immortal elites called Methuselahs, or Meths for short.

*** SPOILER FREE ***

Initial thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

Takeshi Kovacs, envoy, terrorist

Laurens Bancroft, Meth

Kristin Ortega, detective

Question: Requirements if you had to get a new sleeve

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 31, 2018

As you can tell, things are changing around here. We’re going to be keeping the same name, because we’re all partial to it, but we won’t be exclusive to Netflix anymore. Instead, we’re going to cover original streaming television shows which premiere in single blocks...in other words if you can binge it and it’s original to online services, we’ll talk about it.

But first...we watch a lot of TV and movies.

Chris is being introduced to the wide world of Anime.

Javier watched a documentary on Netflix about reined cow horse competition called Down the Fence.

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars global martial arts & actor Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme", a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love brings him back to the game. This time, he'll be deadlier than ever. Probably.

*** SPOILER FREE ***

Overall thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

JCVJ heads to Bulgaria to film Huck and find the source of HK, meets Filip and drops his script, but then finds a microchip

JCVJ gets Fast and Furious while Vanessa discovers what the microchip is

JCVJ runs into Filip again and finds out who is behind the HK and microchip

JCVJ stops the evil mastermind and learns one his movies is a documentary...kinda

JCVJ learns his Bulgaria job was only part of a much larger, more evil plan

JCVJ sets things right

Season 2 will not happen…

Best JCVD Movie?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 25, 2018

We’re only three weeks late for our 2017 retrospective, but we didn’t plan to do one. Then Netflix released Drug Lords and it sucked. So there’s your review.

Instead, we’re going to talk about shows we have watched but didn’t cover.

All spoilers, no holds barred

Disjointed

Easy

Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

 

Jan 19, 2018

The End of the Fucking World first. In this series James, played by Alex Lawther, is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, played by Jessica Barden, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father, but he has secret plans to make her his first human murder victim.

The Polka King is about Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, played by Jack Black, who develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Spoiler free section...

Thoughts on The Polka King

Thoughts on The End of the Fucking World

Spoiler section…

James the Psychopath

Alyssa the Confused Daughter

Anything else on TEOTFW

Jack Black as Jan Lewan

Truth vs Fiction

The Man Who Would Be the Polka King documentary

Anything else on The Polka King

Which character would you spare in TEOTFW?

Best Jan Lewan and His Orchestra Song?

 

  • Rappin’ Polka
  • Mrs. Pennsylvania
  • More Is My Love

 

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 10, 2018

Black Mirror is an anthology series by Charlie Brooker which explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. Today we’re covering the first three episodes of Season 4: USS Callister, Arkangel, and Crocodile.

Spoiler free section...

Final thoughts

Spoiler section…

Hang the DJ
Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.

Metalhead
In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs".

Black Museum
A woman enters the Black Museum, where the proprietor tells his stories relating to the artefacts.

Season MVP?

Best Episode?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 3, 2018

Black Mirror is an anthology series by Charlie Booker which explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. Today we’re covering the first three episodes of Season 4: USS Callister, Arkangel, and Crocodile.

Spoiler free section...

Initial thoughts

Spoiler section…

USS Callister
A woman wakes up on a Star Trek-esque ship where the crew praise their all knowing and fearless captain.

Arkangel
After nearly losing her daughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of her.

Crocodile
A woman interviews various people using a device that allows her to access their memories.

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

 

Dec 30, 2017

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season One review with Lisa and Kate!

Dec 27, 2017

Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, and Lucy Fry.

Spoiler free section...

Initial thoughts

Spoiler section…

Setting the world: Dark Lord 2000 years ago, similarity to Shadowrun?

Shield of Light

Ward and Jakoby find a magic wand

FBI Magic Division

Inferni, Altamira, and Fogteeth, oh my!

Tikka vs Leilah

Sequel?

Who dat?

Movie MVP?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Dec 25, 2017

This week we have a special Christmas edition, but we’re not covering Christmas episodes. Instead, I asked our hosts to pick a show to cover. And lo, here is the result.

This week we’re exploring hybrid toy shows from the 80s with Kenner’s M.A.S.K., commiserating about how much high school sucks with Freaks and Geeks, and returning to a childhood favorite with Saved by the Bell.

 

  • Review of “M.A.S.K.”
  • Review of “Freaks and Geeks”
  • Review of “Saved by the Bell”

 

Next episode:

We let you decide what we cover next! Next week’s theme is One Season Wonders! These are shows that only aired for a single season but are still widely beloved, like Freaks and Geeks.

The choices are: The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr, Battlestar Galactica 1977, and Eerie, Indiana

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"Birthday Cake" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY SA 3.0

Dec 22, 2017

For a Patreon Request, Javier and David review the 2012 film, Liberal Arts, starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen

Dec 20, 2017

The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present day. Season 2 begins in 1956 with the Suez Crisis and ends in 1963 with the Profumo Affair.

Spoiler free section...

Final thoughts

Spoiler section…

Duke of Windsor wants a job, but a secret emerges

Princess Margaret marries

Meeting JFK and Jackie

Prince Charles in Gordonstoun

The Profumo Affair

Who dat?

Season MVP?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Dec 14, 2017

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Spoiler free section...

Final thoughts

Spoiler section…

Spoiler thoughts

Season MVP?

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The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present day. Season 2 begins in 1956 with the Suez Crisis and ends in 1963 with the Profumo Affair.

Spoiler free section...

Initial thoughts

Spoiler section…

Suez Crisis, President Nassir, Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigns

Marriage troubles in the Monarchy, Philip tours the world, Philip becomes Prince

Princess Margaret engaged, then meets Antony Armstrong-Jones

Lord Altricham’s dissents

 

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Dec 11, 2017

If you ever wondered whatever became of me, then I’m hear to tell you we’re on the air in WKRP in Cincinnati. Premiering in 1978 and created by Hugh Wilson, WKRP was never supposed to be a hit show. But the show, starring Gary Sandy and Gordon Jump, supported by Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders, Frank Bonner, Jan Smithers, Tim Reid, and Howard Hesseman, was a surprise hit and a long lasting syndicated show.

 

  • Review of “Pilot”
  • Review of “Pilot Part 2”
  • Review of “Turkeys Away”

 

Next episode:

In a break from our usual voting, we’ve asked our regular hosts to pick their favorite show for our next episode. We’re going to cover all three of these in one mega episode.

So join us next time when we watch M.A.S.K., Saved by the Bell, and Freaks and Geeks

You can follow our glorious podcast empire at @electricstream on twitter or visit our website at electricstreams.com.  We want your feedback! Let us know what you thought of this episode, maybe a show you’d like us to cover, or you just blatantly disagree with a host and want to voice your 2 cents! Message us at feedback@electricstreams.com.  

"Birthday Cake" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY SA 3.0

Dec 6, 2017

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Spoiler free section...

Initial reaction

Spoiler section ends…

2019...man hangs himself, son goes to therapy, two kids go missing

Kid in 80s clothes is found dead in 2019

1986...missing kid is found here, his father is a teenager

Ulrich investigates the cave

Jonas discovers who his father was

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Dec 4, 2017

The Big Sick is based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (played by himself) and grad student Emily Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Also starring Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.

The story is written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon and is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow.The Big Sick has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is currently one of the highest grossing independent movies of the year with over $42 million in domestic box office sales.

Spoiler-Free recommendations 

 

-       Arranged marriage vs. “love marriage”

-       Family dynamics – parents who meddle

-       Culture clash and assimilation

-       Sacrifices and the pressure on the adult kids (like Kumail)

-       Emily

-       Adult Still’s disease or just illness and it’s challenges in general

-       Emily’s parents – Beth + Terry (marital tension)

-       Medical/Hospital challenges (living wills, family members choosing for you)

-       Discovering this is a real story!

Nov 29, 2017

After exacting revenge on the people responsible for the deaths of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known as the Punisher, he must dig deep into the conspiracy to discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just him and his family. Assisting the vigilante in his quest to fight criminals are best friend Billy Russo (Ben Barnes), who runs private military corporation Anvil, and former NSA analyst Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), who shares common enemies with Castle and helps him as part of a so-called marriage of convenience..

Spoiler free section...

Final reaction

Recommend?

Spoiler section…

Billy’s abandonment issues through his mother, Frank kisses Sarah, Micro’s son

Lewis is a terrorist, Anti-gun Senator, Curtis finds O’Connor, Frank goes after Lewis

Rashomon a la Marvel, Lewis is a terrorist is wrapped up, Billy is outed as a villain

Micro’s wife and son go missing, Micro goes to his daughter, Frank prepares for end game

Prisoner exchange, Frank is taken, Micro fakes his death, Frank kills Rawlins, Saved by Homeland

Frank vs Billy, Dinah’s deal for Frank, Micro goes home, Frank goes to group therapy

Who Dat?

Season MVP?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Nov 22, 2017

After exacting revenge on the people responsible for the deaths of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known as the Punisher, he must dig deep into the conspiracy to discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just him and his family. Assisting the vigilante in his quest to fight criminals are best friend Billy Russo (Ben Barnes), who runs private military corporation Anvil, and former NSA analyst Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), who shares common enemies with Castle and helps him as part of a so-called marriage of convenience..

Spoiler free section...

Initial reaction

Spoiler section…

Pete Castiglione and Donny Chavez, Curtis and his support group

Frank meets Micro

Kandahar and PTSD

Frank steals from Madani

Gunner in Kentucky

Curtis patches up Frank, Lewis crosses a line

Frank finds Rawlins and takes his shot, Russo is not what he seems

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

 

 

Nov 15, 2017

Lady Dynamite is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself. We open Season 2 with Maria and Scott now a full-fledged couple.

Spoiler free section...

Initial reaction

Spoiler section…

Season 1?

Past: Daddy and Cousins

Present: Scott’s money problems and the relationship move forward

Future: TV Show

What next?

Who Dat?

Season MVP?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Nov 13, 2017

Today we’re celebrating a new world holiday that is over 400 years old. We’re also going to celebrate it in a place where everyone knows your name! We’re talking about Cheers, and specifically their Thanksgiving episode “Thanksgiving Orphans”

 

  • Review of “Thanksgiving Orphans”
  • Thanksgiving on Television (All)

 

Next episode:

We let you decide what’s next! Our next show’s theme is comedy ensembles. You can choose from these episodes in: WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi, and Wings.

Pick your favorite and let us know which show we’ll cover for the next episode.

You can follow our glorious podcast empire at @electricstream on twitter or visit our website at electricstreams.com.  We want your feedback! Let us know what you thought of this episode, maybe a show you’d like us to cover, or you just blatantly disagree with a host and want to voice your 2 cents! Message us at feedback@electricstreams.com.  

"Birthday Cake" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY SA 3.0

Nov 8, 2017

Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a lab opens a gateway to another dimension. From that day on, the lives of four kids, their families, and many of the town’s residents was forever changed. We pick up a year after Will Byers was rescued and as the anniversary of the gate’s opening approaches a new threat is making itself known.

Final reaction

Spoiler section…

Dart is a Demo-Dog

Working with the media

Eleven and Eight out on the town

Hawkins Lab under Assault

What next?

Who Dat?

Season MVP?

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Nov 7, 2017

Summer is nowhere to be seen this week, so Vic and Bob decide to ride a shark to Devil's Mountain where they find a lost ark full of extraterrestrials.  This is our discussion on the 2017 documentary, Spielberg!

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Music: Revenge by Dopestuff

Nov 2, 2017

Today we’re taking morality lessons from the master of suspense. I’m talking about Alfred Hitchcock Presents, an anthology series consistently referred to as one of the best television series ever made.

 

  • Review of “Revenge”
  • Review of “Premonition”
  • Alfred Hitchcock

 

We let you decide what’s next! Our next show’s theme is a celebration of Thanksgiving. You can choose from the Thanksgiving episodes in: Cheers, Friends, and The Brady Bunch.

Pick your favorite and let us know which show we’ll cover for the next episode.

You can follow our glorious podcast empire at @electricstream on twitter or visit our website at electricstreams.com.  We want your feedback! Let us know what you thought of this episode, maybe a show you’d like us to cover, or you just blatantly disagree with a host and want to voice your 2 cents! Message us at feedback@electricstreams.com.  

"Birthday Cake" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY SA 3.0

Nov 1, 2017

Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a lab opens a gateway to another dimension. From that day on, the lives of four kids, their families, and many of the town’s residents was forever changed. We pick up a year after Will Byers was rescued and as the anniversary of the gate’s opening approaches a new threat is making itself known.

Spoiler free section...

Initial reaction

Spoiler section…

Mike, Dustin, and Lucas meet Mad Max

Jonathan and Nancy and justice for Barb

Joyce and Will and the shadow monster

Hopper and Eleven and the pumpkins

Hawkins National Laboratory

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Spacey news

This is normally something we don’t do here at NetFreaks, but since there has been news concerning Netflix shows we felt compelled to say something. Netflix has announced that it decided months ago to end House of Cards after the next season, season six, and let this news be known after the allegations made against Kevin Spacey by Anthony Rapp.

Netflix also put out a joint statement with Media Rights Capital saying they were “deeply troubled” by the accusations and this was joined by House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon.

In light of this, there will be a discussion on how we will cover House of Cards season 6 when it premieres. We’d also like to extend Anthony Rapp our support for his bravery in coming forward. Even though he will likely never hear this we want to tell him we believe him and we hope this encourages others to speak out about similar events in their lives.

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