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267. Superman & Lois Showrunner Todd Helbing
Season 2 of The CW show "Superman & Lois" premiered on January 11, 2022. Showrunner Todd Helbing joined the show this week to talk about the series, the plans for Season 2, and the legacy of working on Superman.
Helbing has worked on shows such as Melrose Place, Entourage, and Smallville. He and his brother Aaron were showrunners of the Flash from Seasons 1 through 5.
In this episode, Helbing addresses the evolution of Superman & Lois, including its connectivity in the "Arrowverse," and the parameters this show was given as compared to other Superman properties. Helbing also discusses how the series does cover political issues, such as conservative small-town views vs. liberal big-city viewpoints. He also addresses the idea that Superman pledges to help the world and not necessarily put America first.
266. Superman & Lois Star Erik Valdez
The CW "Arrowverse" show Superman & Lois premieres its 2nd season on January 11, 2022. Erik Valdez plays Kyle Cushing a Smallville fireman married to Lana Lang, played by Emmanuelle Chriqui. Cushing's character has an interesting arc in Season 1. Kyle is also the father of Sarah, played by Inde Navarrette.
Valdez was born in Texas, and previously starred on Graceland, and appeared on Gilmore Girls and 90210. He was also a regular on General Hospital.
In this episode, Valdez discusses the political undertones and compelling story arcs for this series. He also talks about how unique it is to be in a Superman project and not play a character with a comic book backstory.
Follow Erik Valdez on social media @erikvaldez.
265. Marvel Studios' Hawkeye REVIEW (SPOILERS)
Warning: Do not listen to this episode unless you have seen the 2021 Marvel Studios' Disney+ series "Hawkeye" or do not mind hearing key plot points.
Hawkeye takes place in a post-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe. Clint Barton has to deal with issues that arise as he tries to get back to home for Christmas with his family, who recently returned after the events of Endgame. Barton meets the young Kate Bishop who is tied into the issues that transpire. There are many twists and turns as well as tie-ins to other MCU properties.
Comedian and podcaster Eddie Pence rejoins the show to review Hawkeye. They discuss the 4th live-action Disney+ show, and its impact on the larger MCU. They also compare this to the recently released Spider-Man: No Way Home.
264. Spider-Man: No Way Home REVIEW (SPOILERS)
Warning: Do not listen to this episode unless you have seen the 2021 Marvel Studios' film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" or do not mind hearing key plot points.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the 3rd Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is Tom Holland's sixth appearance in MCU movies, including Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The movie is high on fan service, as characters from previous Spider-Man movies set outside the MCU make appearances.
This episode asks the following questions: Are the fan service moments what makes it a great film? Is the story consistent with MCU Spidey movies? What about the ramifications that this film leaves on the state of the MCU?
Marshall Harris of CBS Chicago joins the show for this review.
263. The New Show on Netflix: Seinfeld!
On October 1, 2021, Netflix debuted the 9 seasons of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos stated in the press release, "This is the first time we've taken a risk of this nature, going all-in on 9 seasons at the jump. But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done. I truly think he and Mr. David have enormous futures ahead of them and I'm thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases."
This episode features a roundtable discussion of not just the series, but the series arrival on Netflix. Chris Pollone, a reporter for NBC News, Sylvia Lind, former MLB executive turned player agent, and TJ Roche, DJ for the New Jersey Devils, all joined the podcast to discuss the hit series that ran on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998.
262. Comic Book Writer/Artist Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens is a longtime writer and penciler who has written for iconic characters and created many of his own. He is perhaps best known for his work on the iconic DC storyline "The Death of Superman." He is credited with creating Doomsday, Hank Henshaw, and Booster Gold. He wrote for many other DC and Marvel characters throughout his incredible career.
In this episode, Jurgens retells the story of how he and the Superman writers/artists conceptualized the Death of Superman, the Funeral for a Friend, and the Reign of the Supermen storylines. He also details comics writing after the Death of and gives his thoughts on comic writers seeing their work adapted in live-action or animated shows and films.
Follow Dan Jurgens on Twitter @thedanjurgens. And visit www.danjurgens.com.
Not only does the “Hall of Justice” makes for a phenomenal title for those of us that grew with the classic cartoon, the podcast and host Seth Everett provides really great content with big name guest stars and timely content. Seth’s a great host with a great hosting voice! Definitely check it out!
I love this podcast.
Great Content, Harsh Audio Levels
The episodes are great. They cover different topics each week so there’s a nice variety. Please lower the volume of your outro music. I’m tired of having to scramble for my volume controls at the end of every episode so my ears don’t explode.