Player’s Guide is back again to brighten the week ahead. On this episode, Jackson and Daniel are discussing streaming. The ability to get your media – whether it be movies, television, or music – whenever you want it has fundamentally changed the way that we consume.
There few things that have impacted both creators and fans as heavily as access to streaming services and streaming websites have. Your hosts take a look at how they have experienced some of those changes and what a future dictated by Netflix, YouTube, and Twitch might look like.
In honour of Marvel releasing the first full Justice League trailer, Jackson and Daniel are discussing Iron Fist, the final entry into the Defenders line-up – which you can check out on Netflix. Having both totally watched the series, your hosts have a multitude of opinions and musings on this – Marvel’s most epic superhero tour de force.
Brace yourselves, spoilers and unabashed fandom glee ahead.
You should read Mostly Void, Partially Stars and The Great, Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
We are late this week because Jackson has been working a ludicrous number of hours and has not been able to post this week’s episode. Our apologies.
But, don’t worry, everything is okay and we’re here now. This week’s episode is focused on Netflix’s latest smash-hit, Stranger Things. Daniel and Jackson dig into the show’s high and low points, while trying to identify why it seems to resonate so strongly with its audience.
They also (well, mostly Jackson) get a lot of the character names wrong. Oops.
And, of course, there are recommendations:
This week you should read The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
This week you should play Mysterium
This week you should watch Kubo and the Two-Strings
OH! And spoilers, lots of spoilers in this episode.
Sorry for the delay in this week’s post, there was some trouble during the uploading process, but here we are.
This week, Jackson and Daniel are discussing the latest season of Netflix and Marvel’s wunderkind Daredevil. Our hosts had pretty simple feelings regarding the first season of the show, but the second one has garnered more… complex reactions. Complex enough to warrant a podcast to themselves.
Of course, spoilers abound, so beware if you haven’t finished it yet.
Once you have finished yelling at your audio player because Jackson and Daniel are so obviously wrong, you can unwind by checking out these recommendations:
This week you should play Nevermore from Smirk and Dagger Games
This week you should watch the videos of Matthew Colville on YouTube
This week you should read the Truth and Reconciliation Report from the Canadian Government – even if you’re not in Canada.
In light of the critically acclaimed new Netflix series, Jessica Jones, Jackson and Daniel revisit the MCU and comic book heroes in general. If you are curious about what to expect from Jessica Jones, or want to have your opinions vindicated/ridiculed after marathoning the whole thing – this is the podcast for you.
Fair warning: spoilers abound.
Of course, there are also some recommendations:
This week you should watch Into the Badlands
This week you should play Cross Country Canada
This week you should read the webcomic Dumbing of Age, by David Willis
Bojack Horseman, Netflix’s latest original series, sucked both Daniel and Jackson in and by the end, they wanted to do a podcast about it. A lot of people have been on the fence about checking out the series and hopefully this podcast will help you decide whether or not it’s for you.
You should watch From Dusk Till Dawn (Another Netflix series)
You should read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
You should play one of your old Pokemon games, but do it using the Nuzlocke rules, which can be found here.