Angela and Tatiana give Valerie her well-deserved break this week, instead recruiting Alice and Judy to talk about our favorite podcast topic: kdramas! First, we discuss the shows we are currently watching, including Hyori's Bed & Breakfast, You Drive Me Crazy, Signal and Just Between Lovers (1:00). Then we gossip about all the dramas we have not yet watched and either can't wait to or hope NEVER to, including Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food, My Ajusshi and Suits (23:00). We also look into the Korean entertainment industry's version of the Me Too movement (38:00), and finally go over our favorite kdrama tropes (48:00).
Valerie and Tatiana are joined by Bryan and Angela for a very special two-hour long podcast about Infinity War and all the goodness contained within. It's almost as long as the movie! So dive on in and find out if Thanos has come for you or not, not to mention whether you agree with our take on the romances, the battles, and the deaths.
Today's Pop A La Carte is one of our last All-Marvel all-the-time editions, this time featuring Valerie and Tatiana's in-depth discussions of Doctor Strange (1:00) and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (26:23). We talk the strength of Steven's origin story versus the mediocrity of his characterization, and delve a little bit into the whitewashing debacle as well. And as much as we love all things Guardians, we dissect the unnecessary amount of gross-out humor when compared to the beautiful themes of love and family.
Angela reunites with Valerie and Tatiana after an extended hiatus to talk expectations for Incredibles 2 (0:40) and our feelings on Netflix trying to take on the world of Kdramas (10:35). We then preview the upcoming Korean remake of Life on Mars (20:28) before discussing how American TV should bring back
miniseries and anthologies (29:00). Finally, we give the shortest reviews ever on recent movie releases: Rampage, Krystal and A Quiet Place (36:00).
Valerie is back alongside Tatiana to talk all things Marvel, this time with an in-depth squee session over Captain America: Civil War. We discuss everything from our burning hatred of the Steve/Sharon story to our deep love of the Steve/Bucky friendship and the curious balance required in Tony's point of view.
Pop A La Carte decided to try something new with this week's podcast(s), separating into two shorter episodes about few topics. First up, Jessica and Tatiana tackle The Magicians' third season finale - and really the whole third season as a whole. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Valerie and Tatiana go through every gritty The 100, Siren, Constantine, Agents of SHIELD and Black Lightning moment of WonderCon (1:15) before wondering about Fox's decision-making skills in X-Men vs. Darkest Minds (28:20). Valerie previews Starz's Howard's End and BBC America's Killing Eve (34:31) before diving into the Westworld trailer (43:22). Finally, we go through all our Age of Ultron (48:07) and Ant-Man (1:06:27) before introducing a phone interview with Alberto Rosende from Shadowhunters (1:16:38).
Valerie and Tatiana preview our Wondercon experience (1:10), continue our discussion of Jessica Jones season 2 (11:00), talk Black Panther's continued success and Infinity War teases (31:30), rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy (50:00), discuss Starz's upcoming Spanish Princess (1:16:40) and finally share some interviews for
The Terror (1:24:00).
Bryan joins Valerie and Tatiana at the Pop A La Carte podcast once more to discuss several items of note. Ava Duvernay will be directing a New Gods movie for DC, so the state of the EU must be acknowledged once more (0:43). Deadpool 2 had some confusing reactions after a test screening (13:55), while Ready Player One seems poised to lower all our expectations (25:00). Finally, we talk about some of out Jessica Jones season 2 feels (38:00) and gush about Captain America: The Winter Soldier in our MCU rewatch (47:41).