BoJack Horseman: Jessica Biel, Secret Monster

Player’s Guide is back!

This week Jackson and Daniel are talking about animal puns and crippling depression; that’s right, it is once again time to discuss the best show on TV: Bojack Horseman.

With season 4 being released on Netflix and breaking new ground for the show’s characters, your hosts figured it would be an excellent time to discuss their favourite talking horse.

In addition to our usual warning vis-a-vis spoilers, be aware that this episode gets a little heavy regarding the topic of mental illness.

As for our recommendations:

This week you should read Agents of the Realm (which you can find here)

This week you should watch Cool Hand Luke… and Wages of Fear… and The Birdcage… We went on a bit of a movie tear 

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Streaming: High-Quality All the Time

Happy Monday to you all!

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.

Also, some recommendations:

This week you should watch Thirteen Reasons Why 

This week you should watch Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Iron Fist: Whatever Wolverine Is

Hey fans of Player’s Guide,

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.

This week:

You should read Mostly Void, Partially Stars and The Great, Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 

You should play Night in the Woods

Stranger Things: “Why did Benny have to die?”

A belated ‘hello’ to you all,

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.

MCU 3: Sweet Baby Face

Hey everyone!

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. 

MCU 2: Nazi Crocodiles

Hey guys!

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 1: Hackles

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.

This week:

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.