186 episodes

Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can't stop thinking about.

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can't stop thinking about.

    Episode 181: I'm Thinking Of Ending Things

    Episode 181: I'm Thinking Of Ending Things

    This week, Morgan and Gavia discuss Charlie Kaufman's trippy new film "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," starring Jessie Buckley as a young woman considering breaking up with her boyfriend, played by Jesse Plemons. Topics include Kaufman's history of experimental, self-referential screenplays; excellent performances by Buckley and Plemons; and the film's core ideas about heterosexual relationships and its muddled ending.

    • 45 min
    Episode 180: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Episode 180: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss the pyrotechnic 1988 live action-animation hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," directed by Robert Zemeckis. They praise the film's technical accomplishments and its use of cartoon and noir tropes, discuss its place in the Disney canon and its effect on the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, and much more.

    • 42 min
    Episode 179: Quigley Down Under

    Episode 179: Quigley Down Under

    This week, Morgan and Gavia discuss the 1990 film "Quigley Down Under," starring Tom Selleck as a sharpshooter who travels to Australia in the 1860s for work. Topics include the film's troubling depiction of Aboriginal people, white savior narratives, Tom Selleck's career and on-screen charisma, Alan Rickman's performance as the film's villain, and more.

    • 47 min
    Episode 178: I May Destroy You

    Episode 178: I May Destroy You

    This week, Morgan and Gavia discuss the most critically acclaimed show of 2020, Michaela Coel's "I May Destroy You." Coel co-directs, writes, and stars in this rumination on trauma and consent. Topics include the show's masterful command of tone, its digressive storytelling technique and radical approach to telling a story about rape, racism in the British film and television industry, and much more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 177: 37 Seconds

    Episode 177: 37 Seconds

    This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss the critically acclaimed film "37 Seconds," directed by Hikari and starring Mei Kayama as Yuma, a young woman and manga artist with cerebral palsy. Topics include the film's treatment of disability and Hikari's troublesome statements on this topic, Kayama's strong performance, other depictions of physical disability on film, and more.

    • 38 min
    Episode 176: Stargate (1994)

    Episode 176: Stargate (1994)

    This week, Gavia and Morgan debate the merits of Roland Emmerich’s 1994 hit “Stargate,” starring James Spader and Kurt Russell. They discuss the film’s throwback entertainments, its questionable colonial politics, and the many TV properties and fandoms its spawned in the decades since.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

EmeeSmith ,

Excellent podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. It covers a lot of the geeky media I have an interest in and helps satisfy my curiosity about movies I’m not willing to watch myself (Mother! and Passengers in particular).

Definitely recommend it.

Rhijk02 ,

Listening to a chat between your two clever friends

This podcast is essentially just two intelligent fangirls offering intelligent critiques of pop culture, and it’s great. The “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” episode is hands-down one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, Gavia’s plot summary and Morgan’s shocked giggling had me cracking up. I highly recommend this show, it’s introduced me to a lot of great movies, and hearing the girls critique not-so-great stuff is weirdly hilarious.

Mali Dee ,

Entertaining and Refreshing

Every week I get excited to listen to new episodes about recent and older films! It's a conversation between two friends about pop culture - the good, the bad, and the complicated. It's nice to hear people discussing the things that they love, as well as the problems and the random details about those things. There's a nice mix of blockbusters and more "serious" movies, so it doesn't feel like the same stuff over and over. I have recommended this to more than one person.

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