That Thing You Like is a podcast about TV, movies, media and what they say about the world! Each week, Chris Baxter and Brian Shirlaw break down our pop culture landscape, one thing you like at a time.
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248 - Little Women
It's been awhile! Brian and Chris return from hiatus to talk LITTLE WOMEN, a sharp adaptation of a canonical text that neither of us have read or seen before! Listen as two men tell you why media that centres the experience of women is important! #Justice4Greta
Note: This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak in North America. As such, it'll likely be our last episode recorded in the same location for awhile, but if you're wondering why we don't talk about it much in the ep, there you go.
247 - Booksmart
BOOKSMART is the movie of the year. Best picture winner, 2019, already locked up.
Alright, this might be a small exaggeration. But BOOKSMART rules! Brian saw it on release and has been evangelical about it ever since! Chris finally saw it and now also knows the joy! We talk Olivia Wilde's directing debut, the incredible characters of Molly and Amy, the pitch perfect soundtrack, and debate the nature of cringe comedy. Let's get (consensually) bashed!
246 - Bon Appetit
The BON APPETIT brand has been making YouTube videos for years - so why are they taking off now? And why are we helplessly in love with them? In this ep, we celebrate the charming, Springfield-esque nature of the Test Kitchen, talk Bon Appetit's strong blend of personalities, and even do a rarely seen That Thing You Like draft to build our own three person cooking teams! Basically, we love Claire and Brad and Chris and all of them forever. Enjoy the lovefest.
245 - Deadwood the Movie
HBO's DEADWOOD was a Good+ show taken before its time. One Brian and Chris both love and have never really had the chance to talk about. But good news: 2019 saw the release of the long rumoured Deadwood movie! And it's FANTASTIC. (Brian cried.) We talk about wrapping up loose ends 13 years later and poignant grace notes for Al, Bullock and Trixie, plus the dialogue that's never been better.
Fan of Deadwood? Did you love the movie? Or maybe hate it? Let us know on Twitter @TTYLshow!
244 - Us
Jordan Peele's US is a wonder of a film, and maybe even more fun to pull apart than Get Out? After both seeing it a little belatedly, we sit down to celebrate the INCREDIBLE performance of Lupita Nyong'o and how the movie makes you complicit in cheering on oppression, and once again return to "elevated horror" as a bad term. Watch Us! Let us know what you thought of Us!
243 - Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Pokemon DETECTIVE PIKACHU is the live action Pokemon movie we all wanted when we were kids. Back when we wanted to be the very best. Like NO ONE ever was! We talk about Ryme City and its incredibly fully realized world, the Ryan Reynolds voice vs Pikachu cuteness, our thoughts on Pokemon that aren't the original 151, and decide which Pokemon we would be our Pokemon partners! Enjoy!
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A thing you won't hate
Unless you hate quality. In which case, maybe it's time to reexamine your priorities. Engage with the culture. Learn to love again. What was I saying? Oh, right, listen to this. It's really good.
Friendship is fun!
Brian and Chris are such delightfully positive people that I'd enjoy listening to them hang out and be best buds even if they weren't incredibly thoughtful. Their conversations, especially about feminism and race in popular culture, have definitely made me think more deeply about the media I consume and be a more sensitive audience member. It's fun listening to two people who really like each other talk about things they're passionate about, and I've never listened to an episode without both laughing and thinking quite a bit.
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