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We review pop culture, including TV, movies, books & music, until we can't stand it anymore...and we nix it.

The Nix Fanny Darling and Justin Hartung

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

We review pop culture, including TV, movies, books & music, until we can't stand it anymore...and we nix it.

    Social Dilemma, Boys State, Raised By Wolves

    Social Dilemma, Boys State, Raised By Wolves

    We review 2 new, very topical documentaries worth your while, The Social Dilemma (HBO) and Boys State (Netflix).
    Also discussed: Lovecraft Country (HBO), Raised by Wolves (HBO), Undone (Amazon Prime), I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix), Marshall (rental), Hard Days Night (Criterion), The Beautiful Ones (Prince), We Set the Dark on Fire (Tehlor Kay Mejia), Can’t Stop Watching (Podcast), Class Action Park (HBO, Doctor Sleep (HBO), Love Fraud (Amazon), Unpregnant (HBO), Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of Arthur Ray James (Amazon), Third Day (HBO), Central Park (Apple TV+, song: "Weirdos Make Great Superheroes")

    • 54 min
    Bill & Ted, The Vow

    Bill & Ted, The Vow

    The Wyld Stallyns are back, and we've got a review of Bill & Ted Face the Music.
    Also discussed: The Vow (HBO), I May Destroy You  (HBO), Lovecraft Country (HBO and Matt Russ Book), Class Action Park (HBO Max), High Score (Netflix), Central Park (Apple TV), Howard (Disney+), The Names of All the Flowers (Melissa Valentine), The City We Became (NK Jemisin), Chika (U Should)

    • 52 min
    Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft Country

    HBO's long awaited horror series is finally here, and we've got a review of the pilot. 
    Also discussed: Them That Follow (Hulu), Six Feet Under rewatch (HBO Max), The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter, Host (Shudder), Pen15 (Hulu), She Dies Tomorrow (VOD), Tread (Netflix), Skate Kitchen (Hulu), Infinity Train S3 (HBO Max), A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far Far Away by Paul Hirsh, Kasher in the Rye by Moshe Kasher

    • 44 min
    Umbrella Academy, Season 2

    Umbrella Academy, Season 2

    The Netflix superhero show returns for a second season, and we've got a review.
    Also discussed: The Lost Girls (Netflix)), We Are What We Are (Amazon), Married At First Sight (Lifetime), Showbiz Kids (HBO) The Politician Season Two (Netflix), David Foster on the record (Netflix), Destination Wedding (Amazon Prime), The Skeleton Twins (Hulu), Black Is King (Disney+), The Go-Gos (Showtime), Crawl (Amazon Prime), Drag Race Canada and Thailand (WOW app), Muppets Now (Disney+), Infinity Train s2 (HBO Max), Floor Is Lava, The Hike (Drew Magary), Amulet of Samarkand (Jonathan Stroud)

    • 39 min
    Palm Springs & The Manbaby Loop

    Palm Springs & The Manbaby Loop

    Hulu debuted the buzzy new Andy Samberg/Cristin Miliotti comedy, Palm Springs, and we have a review. 
    Also discussed:
    Outcry (Showtime), 7500 (Amazon) Pistol Shrimps (Amazon), A Knights Tale (Amazon Prime), My Cousin Vinny (Hulu), Blast From the Past (HBO), Henry Rollins: Keep Talking, Pal (Amazon), I May Destroy You (HBO), Brave New World (Peacock), The Chi (Showtime), Relic (rental), Adventure Time Distant Lands: BMO (HBO Max), Infinity Train (HBO Max), Cosmology of Monsters (Shaun Hamill); All the Birds in the Sky (Charlie Jane Anders), Bad Moves ("Local Radio" from Untenable)

    • 44 min
    Hamilton & Douglas

    Hamilton & Douglas

    The filmed version of Hamilton dropped on Disney+ and we've got a review. 
    Also Discussed: What We Do in the Shadows (Hulu), The Changeling (Victor LaValle), Man On Man (Daddy), Douglas (Hannah Gadsby), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, The Good Liar, Guru (podcast), Stepford Wives

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

LucyLeftCoastGoosey ,

Witty, Charming, and Addictive

The Nix, which gives a lovely mix of series, movie, and book reviews, never ceases to entertain its listeners. Fanny and Justin feel like old friends you are sitting across from as they engage in witty and refreshing conversations. I highly recommend, you’ll be addicted within the first 5 minutes!

Vanilleliebe ,

Nerdy bartender approved!

As a hopeless fan of all things comic, animated, and pop-culture related, Fanny and Justin are so on the level and so relatable. I have so many things to look forward to that I didnt even know existed, after just one episode! Definitely a fan from here on out!

tony makrios ,

Like a hot cup of coffee on a cold day

There’s something so comforting about two friends discussing nostalgia. First episode had me hooked! I find myself listening in the car, reaching my destination, and sitting in the parking lot for way too long. I can’t seem to turn it off! There’s something really cool and really genuine here. I am enjoying the hell out of it.

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