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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

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    • 4.6, 399 Ratings

Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

Hawkesberry ,

Night errant

I enjoy this podcast and as I usually listen at night, appreciate the timbre of all your voices as I sometimes drift into sleep. However, I do finish listening to each episode, it may take a night or two. I like the wrap- up “what’s making me happy” sign off. It helps inform.

Jakeybaby4 ,

Lost the plot

After listening to the Last Christmas review I have decided to unsubscribe, the group sounds like a bunch of fan boys who know better than everyone. Film after film this group has shown they have no attachment to how average people view entertainment. Their horse is too high for me.

LanaDeLaRosa ,

Love the reviews but need better title selections!

I love this show and the hosts. I like how the show features a diverse panel of guests with the excellent host Linda who are able to provide reviews from all perspectives. While movie criticism or criticism in general can be too self-serious and pretentious, this show really shines when there is good chemistry and light hearted banter. However recently in the past year or so I find the show to be more hit and miss with the titles they chose to review. While I appreciate the foray into opera and more TV, I would have loved to see more movies that are currently in the spotlight. I see others criticized too much blockbusters in the past, but I think the course correction was a bit too much. It would be nice to have a selection of both blockbusters and indie films, especially I would love to hear the podcast’s reviews on more indie film that are getting buzz in the festival circuit that us regular folks don’t have access to yet. I would also love to hear the podcast shed more light on films that are more polarizing between audience and critics. It’s nice to hear about the big Marvel films, but like End Game where it is universally praised I think a second episode isn’t necessary. We’ve all seen it and have our opinions. We know what everyone else think already. Would love to hear more about “controversial” titles from the cast. Would also be great to feature more music in the future.

TLDR
Pros - Diverse cast, chemistry and banter.
Suggestions - More movies, mix up blockbusters with smaller films, more films in the festival circuit, more films with polarizing opinions, more music.

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