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Pop Culture Role Call is a weekly podcast that reviews television and movies from different characters’ perspectives. Each week our geek panel (panel of hosts) watches the same TV episode or movie each assigned their own character role. They will only watch scenes that their character is present in, leaving them with only part of the bigger picture.

Pop Culture Role Call Smizmar Studios

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 13 Ratings

Pop Culture Role Call is a weekly podcast that reviews television and movies from different characters’ perspectives. Each week our geek panel (panel of hosts) watches the same TV episode or movie each assigned their own character role. They will only watch scenes that their character is present in, leaving them with only part of the bigger picture.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

jezzarisky ,

Tremendously fun podcast

I’m terrible at reviews but I wanted to give this podcast five stars. It’s always a blast listening to them every week joking around as they make their way through Buffy, and the occasional movie. They get really fun guests on and the central hook on the podcast really adds an interesting element that brings up constant surprises for both the hosts and the listener. There is some sound inconsistency in the first few episodes but it soon gets smoothed out, so if the audio is a concern just stick with it!

Bespangeled ,

Best Buffy review podcast ever!

By changing the normal review process this podcast creates new insights, and loads of fun. Each podcaster sees only what their character sees in each episode. This creates a tight bond between podcaster and character that carries through to the final discussion of why a character made the decisions they did. I resisted listening to this for a long time - now I am addicted. My only caveat is that I would like to see more charcter guests on the podcasts.

JustDisa ,

Cool premise. Excellent voices.

There are three--sometimes four--main voices on this podcast, corresponding to the three--sometimes four--main characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each person watches from the perspective of a single character and sees only the scenes their character is in. The downside of this is that they sometimes miss the overarcing plotlines. The upside is that the podcasters have a hyperidentification with their characters and granular insight into each of them.

That's a major win. I can safely be described as a Buffy superfan, and I saw things I missed the first twenty or so times I watched the series.

Also, four is a lot of voices to have in a podcast. Most top out at two just because it gets hard to keep all the names straight. This audio is extremely well done. Each voice is distinct and memorable. Their personalities and quirks shine through, but there are no grating edges. Everything is listenable and balanced. Is that you, Producer James? Kudos to whoever is doing sound.

I look forward to seeing what this crew tackles when they're finished with the Buffyverse.

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