Each episode Hosts Chris Rider and Steve Waldinger watch the Pilot, or Episode One of a different Television show, both new and old, then discuss it from the perspectives of a fan and of a writer. Then they unfairly judge the entire series based on the one episode.
183. Secret Invasion : Episode One (Disney +)
Skrulls? we don't got no stinking Skrulls?
Or do we? Steve may have been replaced by a Skrull? Who else is a Skrull? What exactly is happening in Moscow? And di MArvel pull off making the MCU version of a storyline better than the comic one... again?
All this, plus we enter the Urkelverse, on the episode one podcast.
185. Ahsoka : Episode One (Disney +)
Finally, Star Wars on the episode one podcast.
But this time, we feature a character directly tied to Star Wars Episode One. Ahsoka is technically Qui-Gon's Great Grand Padawan. (it makes sense if you're weird)
Is the Star Wars universe reaching MCU's level of over saturation? Or is this the perfect thing to watch as we head towards the no-content age?
All this plus Crossovers and 30 second pitches.
178. Gotham Knights : Episode One (CW)
The Arrowverse is dead.
Arrow has ended. The Flash is ending, Stargirl is Gone. Batwoman? Lois and Clark's future is unknown.
But Gotham Knights is here to avenge, well someone's death (Batman's). While not directly based off the recent video game it shares a lot.
Chris and Steve talk about the interesting choices, the semi obscure characters used (to great effect) and discuss if a season 2 would, or should be in the cards.
All this plus a 30 second pitch that includes a lot of Spiderman... and a reference to the Trouble comic series.
177. History of the World Part 2, The 177th Episode Spectacular! - Episode One (Hulu, Disney + Star)
Hello and welcome to Episode 177! That's a lot of episodes.
Like every 11th episode, we take a look back at shows we've done recently and ask the question, did they merit more than just the first episode?
But first we chat about the Mel Brooks special, History of the World Part II
It's a show that's getting dumped on by critics... but we liked it?
It's hard to not like a Nick Kroll/Wanda Sykes/Ian Barinholtz vehicle!
179. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Am I Being Unreasonable : Episodes One (Paramount Plus, Hulu)
Join Steve and Chris to discuss what may be the deepest digging a reboot/prequel/sequel series has ever done.
A prequel to the 1978 movie Grease! And you know what, it kind of works. But Steve is afraid of the music. The music Jerry!.
Steve also watched the brand new (to the US) Hulu Show Am I Being Unreasonable. Another BBC to Hulu transplant, it has serious Life after Beth vibes, but in a good way!
All that plus a Riverdale crossover pitch, and some deep 70s 30 second pitches!
180. Fatal Attraction : Episode One (Paramount Plus)
Solidarity with WGA.
As writers ourselves we hope for both a quick, but effective resolution to the Writer's Strike.
This week we are checking out the remake, of the 80s film, on Paramount Plus.
Can Pacey live up to Michael Douglas? Will steve and Chris fall in love with Lizzy Caplan again?
All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches!
Relatable & Fun!
This podcast is a relatable deep dive into first episodes of TV shows..I love it! It’s like your 2 best friends giving you the 411 on all things TV!!
So much fun!
Such a great concept, and Chris and Steve make really personable and enjoyable hosts. I like to listen when I have a long drive for some good company.
Interesting and informative!
Chris and Steve have great energy and enthusiam in their podcasts. They both are so resourceful about a variety of things, which makes any topic they cover in their episodes interesting. It is impressive how knowledgeable they are.