Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Astronomy Club Review
Astronomy Club Review

Shows

Astronomy Club Is The New In Living Color: BlerdUp Episode 41

In this jam-packed episode, we discuss Lizzo, the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, why you should be watching Astronomy Club, and of course the penultimate episode of Watchmen.


Transcript:

00:00
BlerdUp BlerdUp welcome to the
00:01
show where we talk about nerd culture
00:02
from a BPOV a black POV you can find
00:05
us on Spotify and Apple podcast we are
00:08
on Facebook @ BL er DUP we are on
00:11
Twitter at BOE Rd you and Lee are on
00:14
instagram @ BL er D period you P you can
00:18
find us on tor.com those are our
00:20
sponsors we check them out lots of great
00:22
nerdy cultural goodness from through a
00:26
black lens I am your host Brendan and
00:30
I'm joined by Mel hello hello we have a
00:35
lot to talk about today do Liz owned
00:37
headlines or and talk about some
00:40
trailers specifically wonder them in
00:42
1984 we're going to talk about that new
00:44
sketch comedy show astronomy club and
00:47
we're going to talk about the latest
00:49
episode of Watchmen Liz Oh hidden the
00:53
headlines yeah
00:54
our 2019 Entertainer of the Year I'm
00:57
very proud of her congratulations you
00:59
know I've said before on this show that
01:01
I love Liz oh yeah I don't know if
01:04
everybody I did actually in our in the
01:07
hip-hop way I also mentioned that I
01:08
didn't I wasn't really sure though where
01:11
her where her platform was coming from I
01:14
love her music but it was kind of weird
01:15
that she's always like look at me I'm
01:17
big and I still love myself and
01:19
beautiful and not being a woman of size
01:21
myself I don't necessarily think it's my
01:23
job to say what her experience is I
01:26
can't validate or invalidate it
01:28
obviously I can just accept it and say
01:29
yeah okay girl do you but I the thing
01:32
that confused me was I was never really
01:34
sure when it became uncool for black R
01:39
singers to not be skinny cuz there's
01:42
always been big black R&B; singers
01:44
there's always been plus-size black
01:46
women in R&B; and hip-hop I mean look at
01:48
Missy Elliott who Liz Oh kind of took
01:50
the torch from she's not necessarily
01:51
Plus as anymore but she started that way
01:53
true so I don't know she was kind of
01:56
talking like nobody had ever loved
01:58
plus-sized black women and black music I
02:00
think in the crossover space it was
02:02
different and yeah hmm I think when it
02:05
comes to Missy Elliott mm-hmm I think
02:08
because she had kind of a gimmick beyond
02:12
her size that she had
02:13
extremely creative music videos and
02:17
choreography and the videos she had a
02:19
gimmick beyond mistress I swear I think
02:21
that yeah
02:22
Liz oh is kind of making her size
02:25
the gimmick as it were I don't want to
02:28
kind of dismiss yeah I said that in a
02:30
dismissive way right I mean yeah I mean
02:33
she talks about it a lot but I don't
02:35
think that's a bad thing I just I'm just
02:37
sort of startled that her platform kind
02:39
of seems to be you know necessarily her
02:42
platform because she's never said this
02:44
but when people talk about her they act
02:45
like she is the first plus-size black
02:47
woman to ever be famous I think she's
02:49
the first plus-size black woman to be
02:51
explicitly famous in a crossover space
02:53
yes but I think that we have always
02:56
appreciated plus-size black whores
02:58
I think but again I am NOT I'm not
03:01
plus-sized so I can't necessarily speak
03:04
to that
03:05
I've just been perplexed by that I think
03:07
I think you could definitely speak on
03:08
your observations in regards to mm-hmm
03:11
music should we all observe the same
03:13
right music Jill Scott was one of my
03:15
first exactly hmm I think Jill Scott was
03:18
the first Valentine's Day present I ever
03:20
got really got herself her know her her
03:27
vol 1 it's great shout out to Stephanie
03:35
throughout there thank you now what
03:38
Stephanie a plus-sized black woman this
03:40
is where the roots the road
03:41
she was Plus or black okay
03:47
but check shake it taste yeah she did
03:49
okay you know so anyway let's we're okay
03:53
yeah let's not go down that road lose oh
03:54
speaking of Liz oh yes so I randomly
03:58
started going on Facebook and I saw a
04:01
couple assesses about Liz oh Turkey at a
04:04
baseball game and considering all that's
04:07
going on in my life personally and just
04:09
what's going on in the news and in the
04:10
world I really had no time to really
04:12
care about this
04:13
so you actually talk about in the show
04:16
yeah cuz my timeline has blown up
04:18
Twitter or Facebook everyone seen it
04:20
Instagram I've seen it so many times but
04:22
the thing is I have only I I had to go
04:24
looking for the actual video because I
04:26
just saw
04:27
much commentary about Liz oh and it all
04:29
seemed to be coming from all these
04:30
different sides and it was also
04:32
vitriolic that I had to go look up the
04:34
video and well we'll see what you have
04:37
to say about it yeah so I told Mel that
04:39
I would find the video and I would watch
04:41
it for the first time live and we'll see
04:43
how I how I feel about okay so I got it
04:46
pulled up here mhm
04:47
so here we go she's standing up
04:50
everyone's kind of looking at the
04:51
jumbotron I guess and she starts dancing
04:54
you know oh you just got that video oh
04:57
okay oh oh wow what I'm just oh wow okay
05:03
I haven't actually seen this video I
05:04
just saw the one where she does the
05:06
dress reveal in the hallway of the
05:07
Staples Center on the way to her seat oh
05:09
yeah so I haven't seen the actual twerk
05:12
video okay I mean who cares if you
05:14
worked with your apps out of baseball
05:15
get her what baseball game basketball
05:17
game because we have cheerleaders that's
05:20
their whole job
05:22
yeah I mean they're just a lot smaller
05:24
my overall stance is uh there's really
05:27
too much going on the world like let her
05:29
live like there's really nothing that's
05:31
gonna move the needle on anything of
05:33
significance who cares right exactly I
05:37
mean here's my thing what tickled me was
05:39
just how uh new on so much of the
05:41
commentary was it was either I mean
05:44
people really do seem to have this
05:46
feeling like you can't have a dissenting
05:48
opinion unless it falls into a stance
05:50
that you already know about right so
05:52
people were either like oh you're so fat
05:55
phobic because you don't think that Liz
05:57
Oh looks good in that dress well I'm
05:58
sorry I'm not fat phobic but I
06:00
personally think that that's a really
06:01
ugly dress I thought I saw the reveal at
06:04
first and I thought that it was like
06:05
there was something wrong I thought like
06:07
her dress had gotten caught in an
06:08
escalator or something because it just
06:10
looked so chewed up from the back I
06:11
think this was beautiful but that dress
06:13
is not her dress sorry I mean mm-hmm
06:16
a thought or no ass out I mean it's just
06:18
I don't think it's a cute dress but that
06:21
said it doesn't matter if she likes it
06:23
so wear your dress girl torque I don't
06:25
care I don't have to like it I don't put
06:27
food in Liz's mouth or what's the
06:29
expression food on her table or teeth in
06:34
her mouth I don't know what the
06:35
expression is I'm old and black but I'm
06:36
not okay I don't know these expressions
06:39
but you get the idea
06:40
no I
06:40
my point is my point is though just
06:47
because you don't like what lizzo does
06:49
it doesn't matter because she likes it
06:51
and she's making money and she's time
06:52
entertainer of the year and it's not
06:54
that important but yeah I mean you hit
06:56
him head that dress it looks like she's
06:59
wearing her like really big brothers
07:01
shirt yeah I'm just like cut out an ass
07:05
yeah
07:08
and this'll can be very sexy but that to
07:11
me is not her at her sexiest no did look
07:13
like a mistake it's not a cute dress
07:15
but blues those beautiful so she can
07:17
wear whatever she wants I don't care
07:18
yeah the daily show me to joke about she
07:20
sat in the and the cushion seats that
07:23
absorbs all the all the bacteria so why
07:26
would you put your bare butt head oh she
07:30
was sitting on a seat in the Staples
07:31
Center and it wasn't like you know it's
07:33
a regular like seat it was like a
07:35
cushioned seat so they absorb more
07:38
things okay well I mean hey again it's
07:42
not my ass if she wants to put her ass
07:44
on it public zoo she can afford the
07:47
health care right exactly exactly she's
07:50
fine live you can have your opinion I
07:53
certainly have mine but some people are
07:55
taking it to a really extra level you
07:57
know that's that's a part of our culture
07:59
now everyone has to have some extra man
08:01
pinion it's amazing yes girl do it for
08:05
the culture or it's trash exactly it's
08:08
like you know you can have an opinion
08:09
that has nothing to do with either of
08:10
those extreme stances and still support
08:12
the artist I like her album I have her
08:14
album but I'm not gonna buy that dress I
08:16
keep saying that I really don't like
08:18
that dress but whatever again it doesn't
08:19
matter what I think
08:20
yeah well I called it ugly dress stupid
08:24
opinion gate on my personal facebook
08:26
page so people are taking it way too far
08:29
no I agree
08:30
meanwhile the world is on fire right I
08:33
mean come on
08:34
who are you voting for gosh I said okay
08:37
again I'm old but I bought that old and
08:39
all of a sudden I almost took myself to
08:41
a level where I sounded super old I was
08:43
literally like who are you voting for
08:44
stop buying chicken sandwiches little is
08:46
Oh Liv wait no stop sorry too far and
08:48
turn into Huey from the boondocks
08:50
exactly all right Liz oh is dunzo yes
08:53
exactly
08:54
live moving on go buy her album listen
08:56
to it it's great also buy her time
08:59
spread because that dress wasn't sexy
09:00
but her spread in Time magazine is very
09:03
sexy and very fashion okay there were a
09:07
lot of trailers that came out over the
09:10
past week there was new Ghostbusters
09:12
trailer a new Wonder Woman trailer and
09:15
there's one more than I'm blinking you
09:17
know and I'm pretty sure oh there's a
09:19
new change bond trailer' oh gosh I
09:21
completely blanked on that was out so I
09:24
don't know if you're just joining this
09:26
show for the first time I personally do
09:28
not watch trailers for films that I know
09:29
I'm going to see I like to see it's kind
09:32
of like I'm starting also not to listen
09:34
to singles on albums before the album
09:37
comes out I like to just like a like a a
09:40
movie scene I like to see it in the
09:41
context of the film I like to be
09:44
surprised and amazed or moved right and
09:48
and at that moment that's interesting so
09:52
yeah so but that being said I did catch
09:56
us a snippet of Wonder Woman because you
09:58
know as you scroll on Instagram or
10:00
Facebook they just did had that autoplay
10:02
and so I saw something that I feared and
10:07
have you seen the one over in I don't
10:10
have this intensive stance on trailers
10:12
issue two I'll usually watch one or
10:14
maybe two but I just want to watch the
10:16
film most of the time for me trailers
10:18
are usually every film has two minutes
10:20
of interesting footage in it so a
10:22
trailer doesn't really tell me much
10:23
about a film I've enjoyed films I've
10:25
seen without a trailer much more than
10:27
three out then films I've seen with one
10:28
mm-hmm
10:30
so I'm gonna tell you what I saw and
10:32
then I give you my pain on it and then
10:34
you can tell me if I'm wrong
10:36
I only saw literally like five seconds
10:38
I'll tell you right now you're wrong
10:39
stop eating chicken sandwiches anyway
10:41
okay vote vote Labour okay so I think
10:51
did I talk about this on the Captain
10:53
Marvel review possibly but I didn't like
10:55
wonderment too much and one of my main
10:59
beefs is that she's literally Superman
11:01
and honestly if you asked me whose power
11:05
set would you rather have Superman or
11:06
Wonder Woman I would honestly choose one
11:08
why well Superman's his power source is
11:13
the Sun one of them doesn't we have a
11:15
source it's just she's just badass all
11:17
the time even though she can be pierced
11:21
by sharp objects and be heard her
11:24
healing factor and her just ability to
11:26
withstand pain is so great that it's
11:28
that's really net negligible Batman does
11:34
not have powers he's a boy hey hold on
11:39
I'm being a bet okay why so Superman
11:42
acts Batman a question he said who's
11:44
faster Wonder Woman or me and Batman
11:48
said or axed who's faster hüseyin bolt
11:51
or Bruce Lee oh that's interesting
11:55
yes although the flash got no love in
11:58
that conversation she's well the flash
12:01
is easily the faster first immigrants
12:03
but even Wonder Woman can keep up with
12:04
him at cruising speed so it isn't it you
12:06
know so I mean she really has a great
12:08
power set and that and that's just
12:09
beyond her knowing like crazy languages
12:13
and all these other little little things
12:15
that you can wiki when I see in the
12:18
trailer for Wonder Woman and in the
12:19
movie her big set pieces her crashing
12:21
through a window in fighting ten Germans
12:24
it's like this is whack would you ever
12:27
give Superman a trailer where his big
12:30
set pieces fighting 10 regular humans in
12:35
a room who do you think he is Batman
12:36
yeah or Captain America those are their
12:39
scenes yeah those are for those that
12:42
level of hero not for one woman so when
12:44
I saw everyone's heaviness as a feminist
12:46
oh my god yes I'm like you know in a way
12:49
of course of course yeah director the
12:52
actress and just how as we talked about
12:55
in the review how Diana sees herself and
12:58
and infused the world I think it was
13:00
really cool yeah
13:01
but on the hero level I was very
13:04
unimpressed and I hoped that now they
13:07
have his fortune out of the way they can
13:10
actually give her a movie that's worthy
13:12
of her abilities and so when I was
13:15
scrolling through Instagram and like I
13:18
briefly saw a scene I saw her once again
13:20
in some
13:21
like Lobby or something sliding across
13:24
the floor in her signature way beating
13:27
up dudes and I'm like literally you're
13:28
Wonder Woman does Superman have to slide
13:30
across the floor to like topple a
13:32
security guard right that's a good point
13:35
I was I'm just I'm sick of it yeah like
13:38
you were not one but two movies were
13:41
really letting her down right well I
13:45
don't know I was there more in the
13:47
trailer that showed her doing more it
13:51
looked alright but again every movie has
13:53
two minutes of interesting footage and
13:55
there they must be keeping the big stuff
13:58
for the actual film which I could
14:00
appreciate right now since this is the
14:01
first trailer but to be fair I so far
14:05
that film just from the trailer that I
14:07
saw looks very much like a nostalgia
14:08
piece yeah I don't know what they're
14:10
doing with the male lead they've got a
14:11
lot of splainin to do I don't know if
14:14
you saw that I mean I know he's back
14:15
okay yeah Steve Trevor Trevor yeah it's
14:18
back I don't know how they've got to
14:21
explain that and they didn't explain it
14:23
in the trailer so I guess I'm madly
14:27
intrigued but my thing about wonder what
14:30
the first Wonder Woman movie is that I
14:32
don't really like putting superhero
14:34
stories in the backdrop of real wars
14:37
clumsily which I thought they did
14:38
I thought the villain was wack oh yeah
14:41
Kristen Wiig okay she has potential I
14:44
think she could be a badass cheetah but
14:45
from the bitch you see of her in the
14:46
trailer you don't even know that she's
14:48
she just looks like an adoring fan
14:50
that's how I think it's how they wrote
14:52
it yeah yeah which is fine but I mean
14:54
I'm interested to see what she does
14:55
because I do like Kristen Wiig I think
14:57
she's underrated as a talent in a lot of
14:59
ways there so we'll see what she does
15:01
with that I'm looking forward to that
15:02
but I'm just worried that it's gonna be
15:04
a boring nostalgia piece and I'm not a
15:06
huge fan of gal gadot she's kind of got
15:09
this sort of strange otherworldly energy
15:11
which should work at her advantage but
15:13
she just sort of seems disconnected from
15:15
the whole everything but then again I
15:18
might just be Hayden oh no either way I
15:21
don't know I'll see it well we have to
15:25
yeah it is kind of our job a job but
15:28
aren't ya responsibilities aren't yes
15:30
exactly free action for you the people
15:32
yes for you dear listeners we will see
15:34
Wonder Woman
15:35
and hope that it's not mediocre I'm sure
15:37
it'll be alright just like next week's
15:39
movie the rise of Skywalker
15:42
oh god that's next week next week oh
15:44
geez
15:45
I completely forgot yeah yes our lane
15:48
for tickets to eat on we don't get it
15:50
shut out yeah I won't okay okay anyway
15:54
I'll see it but I just kind of feel I'm
15:57
not the trailer didn't make me want to
15:59
see it I'm going to see it despite the
16:00
trailer not because of the trailer
16:02
I miss really exciting trailers I think
16:04
the last trailer I saw that I was super
16:06
super excited to see the film for was
16:08
the second Matrix movie like that's the
16:12
last time I saw chiller was like let me
16:13
see this movie and I got hurt and ever
16:15
since then I've been like I don't
16:17
believe you trailer I don't care how
16:18
awesome you are
16:19
infinity war in game no no to be honest
16:22
I don't even think I watched those
16:23
trailers no wait I did watch the endgame
16:25
trailer and I was interested but I knew
16:27
that they were gonna fake us out cuz
16:29
Marvel's got a history of doing that and
16:30
they did pretty bad I mean they paid
16:32
Okoye dust in endgame but she was all
16:34
through the trailer that's true so in
16:35
that pose I took off the poster yeah
16:38
well they put her but they put her on
16:39
the poster finally yeah finally when
16:41
people complained but though it makes
16:42
total sense now that she wasn't on the
16:44
poster because she was barely in the
16:45
movie she did kill glee though Corby
16:49
exclu glaive whatever is Janice I don't
16:52
know his government I don't know I saw
16:59
the Ghostbusters trailer that you're
17:01
about to talk about I'm gonna talk about
17:03
it cuz I have never seen it I haven't
17:04
seen it okay I didn't finish the trailer
17:06
because I was actually bored by it and
17:09
it's Paul Rudd he's yeah he's the right
17:11
person I guess I had heard rumors that
17:13
the remaining the living original cast
17:16
was returning for this yeah I watched
17:17
the trailer hoping to see them and they
17:19
just never showed up and it was just
17:20
eleventh boyfriend from stranger things
17:23
looking tall and awkward and gawky and
17:26
teenage and I was like okay I think I've
17:28
seen this movie before but just without
17:30
ghosts so I got bored and turned it off
17:33
I'll see that film but the trailer
17:35
didn't do anything for me okay mm-hmm
17:37
James Bond I'm really excited to see a
17:40
black double 7 woman but and she was the
17:44
homie from from a Captain Marvel right
17:46
that was mm-hmm
17:48
yeah I completely forgot I haven't seen
17:51
that trailer at all
17:51
mm-hmm yeah we'll see but it still
17:54
Daniel Craig too and I think that's why
17:56
I stopped being excited about bond
17:57
Daniel Craig has never been bond to me I
18:00
mean he was really good in the first
18:03
film where he was bond and then he just
18:05
kind of gets progressively Saghir and
18:08
leathery er and it's just very like I
18:10
was just looking at him like sir let
18:13
somebody else do it look like you're
18:15
about to break a hit my man speaking of
18:17
him though I finally saw knives out yes
18:19
what'd you think it was very good I
18:20
really liked it it's I thought it was it
18:23
was a great trauma I thought I knew it
18:25
and then yeah I had something it's maybe
18:28
it's when those films where it's like
18:30
whatever you think it is correct yeah
18:32
there were some things I guess in the
18:34
end but the way that they get there yeah
18:36
it's really well written because you
18:37
know the test of good writing is even if
18:38
you know what's gonna happen you want to
18:40
see how it plays out right so you do
18:41
kind of know what's gonna happen but you
18:43
want to see how it plays out they tell
18:45
you everything that's gonna happen in
18:46
the film in the first 30 minutes but
18:48
it's just so much fun to watch it all
18:49
unfold sure and what did you think of
18:52
our boy Captain America playing a
18:53
horrible person it was great
18:55
I'd loved that yeah mm-hmm it wasn't
18:57
like he like you know slim down 40 which
19:00
is big-ass totally it was great oh gosh
19:11
that's amazing
19:13
but yeah there was that and then I think
19:15
the girl from that the nurse I think
19:19
she's the new Bond girl isn't she I'm
19:21
not sure I I feel like I heard that
19:23
somewhere I don't know I'll look it up
19:24
while we talk about more stuff keep
19:26
going okay mm-hmm Leslie went to a
19:27
Shradha me Club hi so it was you put me
19:31
onto this yes it's the blurred sketch
19:32
show yeah it's great guys
19:35
you know sometimes Netflix just quietly
19:37
puts things out and I guess it's up to
19:40
people to just kind of use their
19:42
word-of-mouth to advertise it but yeah
19:44
so this there's Tommy Club premiered on
19:47
Netflix last week last weekend mm-hmm
19:49
this is a new sketch comedy show with an
19:52
all-black cast and apparently is from
19:54
the producers of blackish yeah I think
19:56
so I don't usually know details like
19:59
that okay I believe so I'll believe you
20:00
okay
20:02
what's even more special is that with in
20:05
the cast
20:06
they often explore and make fun of
20:08
different shades of blackness very much
20:10
yeah
20:10
so there's a person who is hood black
20:13
one lady is Huxtable black yeah when
20:16
it's Canadian black yes there's the
20:18
super nerdy guy who people can't ignore
20:21
and and and make fun of there's mixed
20:23
ethnicities queer yeah and there's
20:27
insecurities about colorism and
20:28
interracial spouses parents mm-hmm it's
20:32
a super black show I was pleasantly
20:33
surprised by the level of blackness and
20:35
the level of nerdiness yeah and just
20:37
it's really creative and funny at the
20:39
same time I've watched the whole season
20:41
twice since I put you on I really uh it
20:44
was funny it wasn't like guffaw funny
20:46
the whole time but I just loved the
20:47
ideas they were putting down I wanted to
20:49
give it the extra view no they were
20:50
fantastic fantastic I want to briefly
20:53
talk about the cast and I got this
20:54
information from refinery29
20:57
comm there's ray Cordova shontayne Bowen
21:02
he was apparently a technician on The
21:06
Sopranos because he looks so ethnically
21:10
ambiguous yeah okay
21:12
Jonathan Bray Locke his a podcast he
21:16
co-hosts a podcast called black men
21:17
can't jump in Hollywood oh that's
21:19
interesting
21:19
great name yeah I definitely want when I
21:21
want to listen to that now right and
21:24
he's actually on the podcast with two
21:26
other people that are on the show he's
21:29
appeared in unbreakable kimmy schmitt
21:32
broad city oh that's where I've seen him
21:34
before yes okay and happen to be single
21:36
mm-hmm James the third he writes for the
21:40
rebooted version of all that on
21:42
Nickelodeon there's a rebooted version
21:44
of all that I am missing out with this
21:47
expat life Matt I'm not sure if it's
21:49
it's out now or it's coming oh okay well
21:51
if it's out I've gotta look pretty sure
21:53
Keenan and killer like helping to
21:55
produce it I'm not sure it's actually
21:57
out yet but I could be wrong oh okay
21:58
well I'll check it out later
22:00
he also wrote for Adam ruins everything
22:03
he's been on modern family brought city
22:07
black mirror last week tonight with John
22:09
Oliver and Late Night with Seth Meyers
22:15
is also you know there are a lot of
22:17
James Bond because I've been looking for
22:19
that girl the whole time you've been
22:20
talking and I've just been scrolling
22:22
through endless pages of lists of James
22:24
Bond movies this is insane
22:25
keep going okay okay there is Jeremy
22:29
legen he was also in broad city hmm he
22:33
also worked as a producer on vh1 MTV CW
22:37
spike he also helped produce wallet out
22:41
okay this is what accolades between the
22:44
cast there are three women mm-hmm
22:46
Caroline Martin she was also in broad
22:49
city mmm black mirror mm-hmm wait what
22:52
she and black mirror do you know which
22:54
episode not sure okay okay Monique Moses
22:58
was also in broad city a lotta broad
23:00
city yeah a lot of broad cities but
23:02
brought cities like the news but second
23:05
city that is the second city the troop
23:08
that produced all those SNL people I
23:10
feel like broad cities the new version
23:12
of that oh sure sure yeah she was in
23:15
broad city full-frontal with Samantha
23:18
bee and The Daily Show and lastly we
23:20
have Keisha's Zoller she's the only one
23:22
I'd heard of before watching this I've
23:24
seen her stand-up she's quite funny okay
23:25
mm-hmm but she's the only one who or she
23:28
has not appeared on broad city yeah she
23:30
was a writer for the opposition with
23:33
Jordan Klepper and a writing supervisor
23:36
for busy tonight and she's been a number
23:39
of things like orange is the new black
23:40
and divorce Wow that's a show I just I
23:45
don't watch enough TV there's so much
23:46
too much yeah yeah okay quick timeout
23:49
yes the nurse from knives out is in fact
23:53
the new Bond girl her name is alain de
23:55
armas okay also rami malek is the
23:57
villain yeah I was I did I knew that I'm
23:59
accessible so I'm excited to see that
24:01
actress was really good of knives out
24:02
I'm excited to see her in something else
24:04
but I still haven't watched the bond
24:05
trailer back to our regularly scheduled
24:07
programming I'm excited for rami malek
24:10
i over everything i just blew i loved
24:12
mr. robot so regularly scheduled
24:15
programming oh okay
24:17
you want a fan i just haven't seen it
24:19
you haven't haven't yeah okay so again
24:23
let's go back to them just exploring
24:25
their shades of blackness this is
24:28
in this kind of ongoing reoccurring
24:31
narrative so like a black lady sketch
24:33
show the actors have committed its ads
24:35
themselves between the true sketches so
24:37
for the former show they somehow
24:39
survived like in Apocalypse and they're
24:41
just joking and roasting each other and
24:43
they certainly deal with aspects of
24:45
black femininity as well right for
24:47
astronomy club they're in a reality show
24:50
where they're living together in a house
24:51
this part of the Netflix deal they
24:54
really do a good job of kind of calling
24:55
back to the old-school real world format
24:57
yeah like I was very cleverly done it
24:59
was really funny yeah and it's so we get
25:02
to know them seriously in some ways but
25:04
also we see other aspects of their
25:06
comedic chops and it's really great
25:08
there's a hilarious bit where I think
25:11
Caroline is her name she's she's I think
25:14
I'm a mixed woman and she tries to prove
25:16
her blackness by cooking soul food group
25:19
everybody hates it everybody's like oh
25:22
this is really good jello just like oh
25:23
that's the mac and cheese yeah yeah but
25:26
I mean it's just so funny and creative
25:28
and its really effortlessly showcasing
25:30
the diversity that exists within
25:31
blackness yes and this the humor and the
25:34
cross sections of where our humor meets
25:35
as well there's a bunch of other skits
25:38
my personal favorite skit is also
25:41
probably the nerdiest skit it has a lot
25:43
to do with Dungeons & Dragons and that's
25:46
all I'll tell you right now but it is
25:47
very black and very funny and there's a
25:50
surprise I think that really made me
25:52
laugh if you've ever been black and
25:53
worked in media with a lot of white
25:55
people
25:55
you'll love it no it's fantastic yeah so
25:58
it's really well done but again it's
26:00
also really nerdy like they've got a lot
26:01
of references to really funny kind of
26:04
nerd culture things as well which is
26:05
great yeah I think some of the sketches
26:08
are really inspired you mentioned I
26:10
think the the D&D; sketch was probably my
26:13
favorite
26:13
I also liked one about Robin Hood yeah
26:16
yeah that was very funny Robin Hood
26:19
robbing a house owned by black people
26:21
yes
26:22
and we see how that how that they kind
26:24
of turned Mythology on its head and I
26:25
liked how they did that that was there's
26:28
a magical Negro Clinic yes I thought
26:31
about you the whole time we're movie
26:33
characters go to learn how not to help
26:35
white people what makes what about that
26:38
made you think about me wait a minute
26:40
no because you
26:42
about Stephen King oh yeah that's catch
26:48
yeah okay there were a lot of really
26:50
funny sketches and then they're not
26:51
always like super hard-hitting as far as
26:53
black and some of them are also just
26:54
kind of pop-culture commentary there's a
26:56
funny one about ASMR yeah yeah they're
26:59
just it's just very current and very
27:01
lively and I really liked it I suggest
27:03
watching it it's not a really long
27:05
season there's only six episodes and
27:06
they're all about 20 minutes long as
27:08
well so it does it's not a long watch
27:10
but it's definitely worth it I've
27:11
watched it twice there's a sketch about
27:13
Blackpoint I really enjoy - okay that
27:15
one that being a partaker of the porn
27:18
myself I wasn't really into that but
27:20
okay I got the point it was it was funny
27:21
and it made a really good point I
27:23
thought oh it exactly I I think they're
27:26
they kind of made parodies of famous
27:29
black films yeah and that was the part
27:32
that really then what was the the quote
27:34
let's let's let's check out some of this
27:36
blacks excellence some of the like the
27:41
puns they have in here and just I
27:43
thought it was really funny it's really
27:45
quotable as well if you watch it let us
27:46
know what your favorite quote is in the
27:47
comments and sketch yeah because we
27:50
thought it was funny I thought it was
27:51
yeah like you said I don't think
27:54
everything hits for me like that
27:56
mhm I think some of the editing is great
27:58
I think a lot of the editing in the
28:01
reality-show section of the show is
28:04
really good like though they'll they'll
28:06
cut at really great times yeah they've
28:08
got really good comedic timing and you
28:09
can tell a lot of them have worked
28:10
together over time yeah they really play
28:12
off each other well and sometimes it's a
28:14
little too subtle though like you you
28:16
can tell that they're used to working
28:17
together in like maybe an improv or a
28:19
stage kind of kind of space because
28:22
they're doing a lot of kind of side bits
28:23
and there's a lot of funny background
28:24
events yeah but that doesn't always play
28:26
as well to the cameras I think you think
28:28
yes I say that I think I've only watched
28:33
two and most of the third episode a
28:36
couple of them ran a little too long in
28:39
Loserville steam so I hope maybe in the
28:42
next season they can kind of tighten
28:44
that up I hope there is a next season
28:46
watch it so there is one because I need
28:49
more of this totally I mean like those
28:52
nitpicks aside I'm really excited to see
28:53
more from the same as you say
28:54
and if they have the capacity to do some
28:56
like weekly SNL like show I would
28:58
totally be down might be all into that
29:00
like a in living color style show I'd
29:02
let me Matt I think this show is like an
29:04
r-rated in living color for Millennials
29:08
yeah okay all black and live in color
29:10
for Millennials yeah in living color for
29:12
nerds for Bloods but yeah you know we
29:15
see glimpses of black comedic excellence
29:18
on SNL with the Kenan and his like his
29:20
black jeopardy show I really like that
29:22
show a lot those those haven't been my
29:24
favorite sketches of recent times that
29:25
one with Tom Hanks that was brilliant
29:27
brilliant
29:28
what can a skinny woman do for you and
29:30
what is not a damn thing I mean he's
29:36
beat I feel like Kenan people say he's
29:39
not funny but I think he's way funnier
29:41
than Leslie Jones number one and I think
29:42
the fact that he's always been a sketch
29:44
comedian like that's been his whole life
29:46
in the public eye yeah makes people kind
29:47
of undercut him a bit because I think
29:49
he's actually consistently when he's
29:51
funny he's really funny
29:53
but I think because he's on SNL and that
29:56
show as cutting edge as it tries to be
29:58
is still coming from a fairly limited
30:00
cultural perspective absolutely
30:02
but I think that Cayenne in political
30:04
perspective right and I think it kind of
30:05
messes him up sometimes I think there's
30:07
times when he doesn't really get to
30:08
shine even though he's been on the show
30:09
for a million years at this point I
30:11
don't think it gets to shine as much as
30:12
he could I'm excited because he's got a
30:15
new sitcom coming out and right here is
30:17
to see what's gonna happen with that but
30:19
yeah if we had a show where it was all
30:21
it almost feels like the grown and the
30:23
grown-up version of all that with just
30:25
the black cast member some way like it's
30:26
yeah I really irate astronomy club I
30:29
really do I love it go see it let us
30:32
know what you thought of astronomy club
30:33
in the comments shall we go on to
30:38
Watchmen yeah you know our main event
30:41
for the past few weeks has been the
30:43
delicious finally spiced well-prepared
30:47
dish that is the watchman hmm and it was
30:49
it was extra bootylicious this time my
30:53
gosh let's uh again if you're new to our
30:56
show we are going to spoil the latest
30:59
episode of Washington so you haven't
31:01
seen it turn off now three didn't listen
31:06
to
31:07
one here we go
31:10
whoa that was a lot of black men nudity
31:13
Wow I there was a point where I kind of
31:16
I looked away and I looked back and it
31:17
was just like Kapow hello
31:19
and I had to look full disclosure I have
31:22
a confession I ran it back and watched
31:24
it again but no kidding but yeah so last
31:31
week we expressed reservations about the
31:34
idea that they were just going to paint
31:36
striking Viper
31:38
yeah Abdul mattina his new name is is
31:40
blue Manta yes we had reservations that
31:46
they were going to paint that actor blue
31:47
and have this really awkward
31:49
interpretation of of dr. Manhattan we
31:54
were right in some ways and this is what
31:56
the this is the genius of the show they
31:58
keep doing things that we say we hope
32:00
they don't do it because it'll be stupid
32:01
but they do it in a way that is so good
32:03
so they did paint him blue mostly yeah
32:06
most of the time yes exactly they did
32:07
paint him blue but it was not awkward
32:11
almost at all there were a couple
32:14
moments where I was like okay but
32:17
overall the effect was much better than
32:20
I thought
32:21
they use a couple of interesting visual
32:23
devices to kind of ease you into it
32:25
so you're not just like why that black
32:27
man blue it's so yeah yeah I think this
32:31
is one of the strongest episodes as far
32:33
as writing okay no that's not you I said
32:38
I said that episode six
32:41
this is true Navy being was the best and
32:44
then I said the one after that was
32:45
strong in regards to advancing the story
32:48
okay okay and I think this is very
32:51
strong as far as I'm gonna get a
32:53
vestment story for sure but also just
32:54
the writing and directing because with
32:56
with this episode you have dr. Manhattan
33:00
John going through time in different
33:02
ways it's been happening on the show
33:05
mm-hmm we're almost regularly however
33:08
this is again just a fresh way to do it
33:11
right because again you know with
33:13
episode six we're going through time
33:14
through Angela and her grandfather do
33:17
these pills right but now we're seeing
33:19
the world
33:21
through John's eyes yeah and it's a very
33:24
unique way to do this again to keep
33:27
making the concept of of time right and
33:30
that's kind of how they solve the
33:31
problem of will this man looks silly if
33:33
we just paint him blue and put him in
33:35
this episode they solve it by putting it
33:37
through his perspective and explaining
33:39
vividly why he still looks why he looks
33:42
the way he looks blue or black okay
33:45
which is interesting I you know did I
33:49
I'm not on Twitter a lot but I did go on
33:52
Twitter to see what Regina King and blue
33:55
Manta had to say about their roles in
33:56
this particular episode and there is a
33:59
video of Abdullah Mateen just like but
34:02
he's basically the caption is something
34:03
like my reaction to all of y'all
34:05
watching this episode and he's just
34:07
cackling he thinks it's hilarious
34:08
because nobody would have guessed and I
34:12
honestly thought that they were going to
34:14
cast somebody else in the role of dr.
34:15
Manhattan and not actually have him play
34:18
it all so yo this is the blackest show
34:22
on television like and I was not
34:24
expecting that and every week they up
34:26
the blackness your God is black now
34:29
basis deal with it basically and I have
34:32
overpowered superhero in all of comics
34:35
Canon is a black man Canon but if you
34:39
think about it okay who's more Opie than
34:42
dr. Manhattan Oh within their universe
34:45
okay in the DC Universe well because
34:47
he's he's part of DC so that's Wayne but
34:50
wait a minute though but the thing about
34:52
Watchmen is that Watchmen is very much
34:53
it's always contained it's contained
34:55
technically it's not now but but no no
34:58
it actually is a part of DC no they had
35:01
a really big crossover event I want to
35:03
say just a couple years ago see this is
35:05
why I don't read DC they do silly stuff
35:06
like this and mess it up that was the
35:08
best dr. manhattan's the reason why a
35:09
lot of the DC characters like Batman is
35:11
younger now and that's because he he
35:16
like they keep extending expanding his
35:18
powers so he originally he perceived
35:21
time differently he manipulated matter
35:22
and energy and all this cool stuff sure
35:25
but then they started giving him more
35:26
powers he can kind of manipulate reality
35:29
and create life as wolf this is why alan
35:32
moore stays mad in the woods stirring
35:34
his witch
35:35
that's ridiculous to do to that
35:37
character but okay okay I didn't realize
35:39
that I mean at this point is pretty old
35:40
P now though yeah mmm anyway yes let's
35:43
uh okay moving on good let us not call
35:46
up the dark God Alan more we have a lot
35:48
to talk about I do I do and talk about
35:51
how he looked yes a bit so you seem less
35:54
impressed than I do so I'm interested to
35:56
hear what you have to say yeah I think
35:59
it was smart that they kept him kind of
36:00
hidden for most of the episode he was in
36:03
the mass they had kind of a CG character
36:06
but you only had his back but once he
36:09
popped up in Angela's living room and he
36:13
was glowing and he had kind of had that
36:15
like hotep yaqoob kind of like thing on
36:19
his head to kind of sew so he didn't
36:21
have to like cut his hair and it you
36:23
know he kind of had this kind of he
36:26
looked like him Squidward but yes but by
36:32
that point okay so this is maybe the
36:34
only body in a living body had the same
36:36
amount of particles about it right is
36:41
that this is maybe the only time I was
36:43
so into how the drama of it that I was
36:46
like okay you know what I'm with it
36:48
handsome Squidward I'm with it it was
36:49
that and then when he glowed it kind of
36:51
had this like kind of low-budget E mm
36:54
almost cable-access glowed to him and I
36:56
I wasn't did you say did you say but
37:04
either way I was so immersed in this
37:06
episode that I did not care that we were
37:07
getting family dollar handsome Squidward
37:10
okay I wrote down some quotes of dr.
37:14
Manhattan in this show and I'm now going
37:16
to only say them in a Squidward just
37:19
because Mel no Milotic is there so
37:22
everyone think thank her for that did
37:27
look like handsome Squidward I totally
37:29
get like like the the memes of like like
37:31
like the hotel guys out there like you
37:33
Kuby with the big brain the big head I
37:41
I'd like you to show how to call backs
37:44
and most of our remaining questions got
37:46
answered yeah
37:48
like you know again just how integrated
37:50
it was where vite says you have a
37:54
fantastic imagination and then he talks
37:57
about Angela and him about the other
37:59
person saying the opposite of it was I
38:03
still don't know what they're doing with
38:05
fight but it was I mean at least they
38:08
explained more this this episode that
38:10
didn't make it really make much more
38:12
sense but fair enough
38:14
that was cool that we saw veidt's
38:17
reactions to his failure hmm you know we
38:20
thought that you know once we closed
38:22
Watchmen really oh man it's a wrap
38:24
mm-hmm but now we see him like almost in
38:27
like old and gray like Batman in the
38:29
cave mm-hmm generating scares to keep
38:31
the world in some sort of check he never
38:32
left yeah he's just been sad and
38:34
depressed the whole that was interesting
38:36
by the way again I'm shocked I actually
38:39
called it didn't I say I think he's on
38:41
Mars he's not on Mars he's on a moon of
38:43
Jupiter or whatever you wrote but but
38:45
yeah close enough right but I was like I
38:47
think he's on Mars being held prisoner
38:48
by dr. Manhattan exactly but I was close
38:53
enough anyway props props I've never
38:57
been able to call a show like this
38:58
before I'm very impressed with myself oh
39:00
you're good you're totally correct
39:03
I like that if I put Doodle game about
39:09
appropriating the appearance of a black
39:10
person yes you know again this is the
39:14
blackest show on television a arguably
39:19
evil totally self-absorbed very
39:24
disconnected from Wheaton from reality
39:26
white billionaire I understands
39:27
appropriation far better than most other
39:31
people so I just thought that was an
39:32
interesting commentary when Vice said a
39:35
little elephant told him about being on
39:37
Europa I mean of course I guess he was
39:39
referring to lady true yeah cuz we had
39:41
that conversation
39:42
okay so have we talked about this on the
39:44
show maybe am I sure I don't think we
39:45
have so weirdly enough you know I'm
39:48
always reading shout out to
39:49
equal-opportunity reader my books to
39:51
Graham brand but I am right now I'm
39:53
reading ocean song I think is the
39:57
pronunciation of this person's name I
39:58
don't know but I'm reading the book on
40:00
earth were briefly gorgeous
40:02
and it's the author's
40:03
vietnamese-american and there's a lot of
40:05
connections to Vietnam and Vietnamese
40:07
culture in the book and as I'm reading
40:08
there's a whole page at a page and a
40:10
half about lady true who is a real
40:13
Vietnamese mythological figure who rides
40:15
an elephant into battle and slaughters
40:17
foreign men this show it might not just
40:21
be the blackest show it's also the most
40:23
Vietnamese show here like I had no idea
40:26
that that was like that her that she was
40:28
named after a real mythological figure
40:30
from Vietnamese culture and I find that
40:31
really cool
40:32
I wonder if they're gonna reveal that
40:35
yeah but you know it was an interesting
40:38
thing to discover that like it kind of
40:40
made me feel the way I guess people
40:42
often people who are not black off and
40:43
feel about black culture I've had people
40:45
like suddenly like discover or suddenly
40:49
realize something that's within black
40:51
culture like I had somebody the other
40:53
day to suddenly realize we're bye
40:54
Felisha came from and I was like you
40:56
don't know that right but it doesn't
40:58
occur to me that they don't know because
40:59
it's our culture and I think maybe it's
41:01
kind of the same thing maybe Vietnamese
41:02
people are who are watching this or like
41:04
I got shot exactly you know you know
41:07
they're like oh we get it right but
41:08
we're like oh wow that's amazing they're
41:10
bringing in new cultures I'm sure there
41:12
are people who watched the the racial
41:16
trauma episode of Watchmen the
41:17
generational trauma episode of Watchmen
41:19
and thought the same thing like we're
41:22
realizing things about black culture
41:23
that they didn't know before that they
41:25
were just putting together the pieces
41:26
and yeah and Tulsa of course yeah right
41:30
yeah exactly
41:31
Wow it's real exactly so in a way maybe
41:34
the lady true references is kind of like
41:36
that as well google it folks yeah it's
41:38
interesting it didn't it a little
41:40
reading and scenting friended a bunch of
41:41
stuff it's interesting I want to get to
41:45
blue mantas showing his pupils and bits
41:48
to everybody almost you know there was a
41:52
little bit love like cutout for modesty
41:54
but not much quite frankly no I think
41:57
you know I think it's kind of messed up
41:59
for this immortal shape-shifting guy to
42:02
just walk up in an old man's home
42:03
slinging his big junk around like oh do
42:07
you want me to put something on Oh Mike
42:08
brought come one you were an asshole
42:13
he's an asshole dr. Manhattan he never
42:17
wears clothes oh how long has it been
42:19
since I seen you John for you sorry I'm
42:22
going back to handsome Squidward for you
42:24
24 years 41 days and 30 13 hours for you
42:29
and you know you know it was like yeah
42:32
yeah I mean I get it like quitting the
42:34
kind of city you come by house
42:36
with your striking Viper all out you
42:39
know they gonna like try to try to kind
42:43
of send me it kind of sent to me about
42:44
about time like brought like just shut
42:46
up
42:47
I like how in this episode and I'll get
42:49
to this a little bit later to how even
42:52
doc even even though dr. Manhattan is so
42:54
Opie mm-hmm
42:55
the people that are closest to him like
42:57
just talk down him all the time you know
43:00
shut up and that's the interesting thing
43:02
about that's one of the things always
43:03
quite liked about Watchmen is none of
43:04
those superheroes like each other at all
43:06
even the ones who are in romantic
43:08
relations don't like each other I mean
43:10
there's something to be said about the
43:11
kind of antisocial personality that
43:13
makes you want to be a superhero to
43:14
begin with and of course they wouldn't
43:17
get along and I really like that and you
43:18
do see that very clearly in this show
43:20
because everybody all of the people who
43:22
are vigilantes or superheroes or
43:24
whatever they all have these sort of
43:25
borderline antagonistic relationships
43:27
with each other
43:28
insisting that even though dr. Manhattan
43:31
is easily the most powerful he has
43:35
social skills that and is ego because if
43:39
any other person had his powers things
43:42
would be a whole lot I think that speaks
43:44
to just the kind of personality that
43:46
people who have great who genuinely have
43:48
great personal ability and power don't
43:51
need egos they just do what they want to
43:53
do and that's I mean he's creating life
43:54
on Europa he doesn't need to prove
43:56
anything to anybody
43:57
let's go to that cuz that was a
43:58
curveball I didn't expect to learn so
44:00
much about that right yeah they really
44:02
got detailed in a way that I wasn't
44:03
expecting Yeah right
44:04
mm-hmm yeah we we thought that all this
44:07
was connected to vite vite built it and
44:10
these people but they're connected to
44:12
Manhattan mm-hmm I thought that was
44:15
fascinating I feel bad for all those
44:17
servants though yeah that was weird as
44:20
well is where that they're they're like
44:22
so I'm kind of curious now so he create
44:27
he forged the Adam and Eve essentially
44:30
from the lake doesn't mean that those
44:32
babies are just swimming around and
44:34
Aiden just picks them out whenever he
44:35
wants yes is that because even though
44:38
it's another thing where they answer
44:40
questions but then there's more
44:41
questions then you kind of want to
44:43
explore how does that work
44:45
yeah where's Kate why man yeah exactly
44:48
that's the one thing that they need to
44:49
answer next week cuz what but you know
44:52
okay that was the one part of this
44:54
episode so one thing I care so I mean
44:59
that would be that would be authentic to
45:01
the tone this show is set so far for
45:02
certain but speaking of tone the bit
45:05
with Adam and Eve and how you kind of go
45:07
back to baby Jon Osterman in in England
45:10
before he goes to the US and that whole
45:13
situation he has with that young couple
45:15
who was the Baron and his wife I think
45:17
who've taken them in temporarily and how
45:19
he then creates Adam and Eve in their
45:20
image that's the one moment for this
45:23
whole season that felt very untrue to
45:26
the Watchmen brand and the watchman
45:27
universe for me it didn't fit it felt
45:30
like it was cribbed from some others
45:31
science fiction story mmm it felt like
45:35
it was cribbed from some other science
45:36
fiction story somewhere which I don't
45:40
know for some reason something about
45:41
that struck a sour note for me and I
45:42
can't figure out why I just yet okay
45:44
we'll see if they talk about it any more
45:46
on the last episode and I'll see if
45:47
there's if it somehow manages to turn
45:49
all the way around for me but that hope
45:52
that whole part of the episode I was
45:53
like where's this from okay that was
45:57
cool how we learned how Angela survived
46:00
the white knight hmm callbacks yeah yeah
46:03
and I gotta go to the the black the
46:07
black moments from Regina King yes he
46:09
always just just brings it out mm-hmm
46:13
John's little pony like he's like don't
46:16
worry about everyone's fight um get the
46:18
about that pool time where the kids
46:20
are like yeah yeah she that she's not
46:27
she's never a damsel in distress she's
46:28
very much like would you just get it
46:30
just do what you need to do like knock
46:32
it off I don't have time for this it's
46:34
so black mm-hm
46:35
yeah I love that light - speaking of
46:37
that on that scene I mean you know what
46:39
maybe I'll say that for
46:40
little later but the Simard john is
46:45
talking to both Angela and well at the
46:47
same time was amazing and once she once
46:49
he she asked him to ask her grandfather
46:53
do you know who judge Crawford is and
46:56
then you know John respond he doesn't
46:58
know who John Crawford is okay what is
47:04
the water what am I in yes that was
47:07
a really good use of time paradox
47:08
storytelling because the whole basically
47:12
so for dr. Manhattan all the time exists
47:15
at the same minute right right so
47:17
there's no paradox at all for him
47:19
shaking her the egg yeah exactly
47:21
brilliant really well done mm-hmm
47:23
fantastic I mean it's also a very
47:26
interesting way to get out to get
47:27
yourself out of a storytelling problem
47:29
that they were causing themselves
47:30
because otherwise how would he know but
47:32
they did it well enough and you've got a
47:33
character who has that kind of
47:35
extrasensory
47:38
extra-extra chronological ability a sort
47:41
of extra chronological ability then yeah
47:44
you got to use it I guess yeah yeah you
47:45
got to show it off so it worked out
47:47
really well but in the hands of a less
47:50
capable storyteller that could have been
47:52
trouble sure and it's cool that of all
47:55
his powers that was the one that they
47:57
focus on the most was his ability to
47:58
just be passive in observed time yeah
48:01
which i think is good because from what
48:03
you just told me about the comic it's a
48:05
good thing they didn't make him too
48:07
crazy I think it it is a TV show at the
48:10
end of the day you can only do so much
48:12
so the fact that they chose one specific
48:15
power to focus on and really unwrap and
48:17
unfold and really show the the extent of
48:19
and the limits of was a really smart
48:21
choice yeah the last thing I want to
48:25
talk about was Regina Kings performance
48:28
once she realizes that the 7th cavalry
48:30
were outside I thought was really
48:32
fantastic it was a wonderful action
48:34
scene she was straight up like John wick
48:36
yes yes yeah and I know if you noticed
48:41
this but I also appreciated that just
48:43
because it's been revealed that
48:45
Manhattan is her husband his powers and
48:48
his presence never diminished her own
48:50
abilities yes I noticed that too like
48:53
she didn't
48:54
never I love that she's not a damsel in
48:55
distress she wasn't like oh saved me the
48:57
7th Calvary is here she was like you
48:59
stay here I'm gonna go tap looks in the
49:00
head yeah she eliminated as many enemies
49:04
as Manhattan did if not more so did you
49:07
think she could save him like once they
49:09
got to the end do you think you know
49:12
what does the song say don't save him
49:13
she don't want to be saved because he
49:15
didn't want to be saved so I don't think
49:17
she could have because he the whole time
49:19
like he's standing in front of it after
49:21
he blows up everybody everybody's head
49:22
and stands in front he stands right in
49:25
front of the Machine and I'm sitting
49:26
there like move move or destroy it yeah
49:29
what are you doing don't stand there but
49:31
he'll clearly yeah exactly but he wasn't
49:33
there for that he was there to be
49:35
destroyed so I don't think she could
49:36
have saved him yeah I mean I've pretty
49:38
much taking that manhattan's word is law
49:40
so I suspect that it was gonna come no
49:42
matter what but it was heartbreaking
49:43
especially it seeing her reaction to
49:45
that was yeah I mean it's interesting
49:47
because his the superpower that they
49:49
posited as his greatest it was also his
49:52
biggest weakness at the same time yeah
49:53
so it's this he's a very vulnerable
49:55
character even though he's very powerful
49:57
he knows everything but he's powerless
49:59
to change anything yeah so that was a
50:02
good illustration of that but also it's
50:04
very heartbreaking to watch that happen
50:05
because it's dr. Manhattan and she just
50:11
got her love back I mean I mean I mean
50:12
she loved Cairo but she also kind of
50:15
fell look at him first right but okay so
50:18
what did you think about that I first of
50:21
all I want to see how Janey reacts
50:22
that's number one number two when she
50:25
figures it out she wasn't in this
50:26
episode at all but number two I don't
50:28
know how I feel about the way they set
50:31
up that romance it was functional yes it
50:37
had its moments of sweetness but I mean
50:39
listen if I'm sitting in a bar and some
50:42
dude just sits down and mans planes to
50:44
me for 30 minutes straight we're not
50:47
having a second date that's not romantic
50:49
well I don't care who he is I think I
50:53
think you could argue that because
50:55
Angela and he said himself angela is
50:58
just a lost person and she's lonely and
51:01
I mean he had to guess if I guess what's
51:05
happening or why you're sitting here
51:07
can I sit down and he he brought her
51:09
beer he delivered on the on the promise
51:12
and I mean honestly if a woman in blue
51:16
face just came and sat down next to me
51:18
and just started telling me wild stuff
51:20
depending on what what was going on yeah
51:23
I would just have fun just having a
51:25
conversation and nasal wishes it was my
51:27
table it was a damsel wasn't like she
51:29
was scared it was yeah she was angry she
51:31
wishes she was tired and just wanted to
51:33
talk to somebody and okay so it was a
51:35
weird guy sure it's so it just kind of
51:37
happened true but I guess I felt like we
51:39
needed something in between the epic
51:41
man's planation date and in like morph
51:44
into some dead guys so we can bone right
51:46
exactly like that to me like there
51:49
needed to be something in between that
51:50
but what they did instead was show us
51:52
scenes from the future aka the present
51:55
which was fine but there really it was
51:58
if this was a rom-com that's the worst
52:00
relationship ever it's not so they get
52:02
away with it but it still I felt like it
52:04
wasn't as fleshed out as it could have
52:05
been
52:05
it was serviceable exactly what is
52:07
probably the weakest aspect of this okay
52:09
yeah I'm with you on that so yet to me
52:15
yeah him dying was like in-game like you
52:18
know Tony's gonna get it but it still
52:20
hurt yeah so I want to move on yeah
52:23
everything I'll say about this episode
52:24
specifically or no I don't know what we
52:29
only have one more episode left I'm
52:31
already in morning but that note yeah I
52:34
want to get into our predictions yes for
52:36
the final episode and I have a couple
52:38
but if you want to go first
52:39
do you think nope I don't have any
52:42
predictions I i've been calling this
52:44
show by accident all season i have no
52:46
idea where this is going now and i could
52:48
not even begin to imagine i just i do
52:50
feel like there's no way they can
52:51
actually destroy dr. Manhattan that
52:53
doesn't make sense because he was that's
52:55
how he became dr. Manhattan he was
52:57
destroyed and then put himself back
52:58
together metaphysically so there's got
53:01
to be a twist that we don't know about I
53:02
think but that's really the only idea I
53:05
have so on that note I want to talk
53:09
about this show has kind of given us a
53:12
guide for I think making predictions in
53:18
some ways
53:19
the show is good about being clean and
53:23
that every word said and seen is very
53:26
deliberate and seeds are planted for
53:30
future episodes and so what really stood
53:34
out to me was Manhattan's talk with
53:38
Angela about creating life and also
53:40
being able to give powers and so ok this
53:44
is where I'm going so he's going to give
53:46
his power to KY man who then does what
53:52
[Laughter]
53:54
so I want to go through a couple things
53:57
so number one when document hadn't said
54:01
I'm hungry
54:03
that was that was a flag to me cuz
54:05
Manhattan doesn't need food think about
54:10
that he doesn't exhaust himself he
54:12
doesn't sleep he doesn't need to eat he
54:15
doesn't need anything yeah who is this
54:17
in the kitchen making waffles and in the
54:20
bar he said that I suppose if I made
54:24
something and so and ingested it they
54:25
could take on my powers and interesting
54:30
ok and perhaps Angela smashing those
54:35
eggs was a red herring or kind of a
54:39
sleight of hand because he made an egg
54:41
himself in the bars possibly he ki could
54:44
have made eggs mm-hmm without her
54:46
without those eggs on the floor hmm it's
54:49
probably he could have left something
54:51
edible on the kitchen before he got he
54:54
got killed did she eat anything but he
54:56
said he wouldn't give her the powers
54:57
without her consent and there was never
55:00
a description or a discussion about
55:01
consent there not yet but again this
55:04
episode mm-hmm so my prediction is that
55:10
man hadn't left something for her on the
55:14
table and consent is pretty much like he
55:17
doesn't have to give it to her mm-hmm
55:18
but here it is and your consent is
55:21
literally to you just eating it yeah
55:22
that's true so it's not really hard to
55:24
know it's not hard to do I what you're
55:27
saying is both vaguely implausible but
55:30
also it would be so dope if it was true
55:31
because dr. Manhattan becomes a black
55:33
woman Oh God black leader guy you know I
55:36
don't think that's gonna be the art for
55:38
her that would be amazing
55:40
I don't know if we've got the setup for
55:42
all that but that would be amazing I
55:44
wouldn't even care if it was if it made
55:45
sense within the universe or not I would
55:47
just enjoy seeing that Episode six went
55:49
to a lot of places yeah yeah you know
55:52
the thing is what this show is
55:54
highlighted for me is that there's such
55:55
a dearth of good black womens
55:57
superheroes I mean we really don't have
56:00
any we have a lot of kind of side
56:02
characters and maybe could be what black
56:04
women superheroes but I mean we have
56:05
what misty night in the dorm of OJ so
56:09
sister night okay yeah you're right
56:13
storm but they keep doing storm so wrong
56:15
in the movies that it's hard to
56:16
appreciate her for what they're in
56:21
movies and TV just in general I mean in
56:22
the comic books it's a bit different but
56:24
even then you kind of have to search but
56:26
you got to read a lot of Captain America
56:27
and again through the misty later a lot
56:29
of what's-his-name Iron Fist or whoever
56:31
point being so yeah so I'm just I think
56:37
that's been the most fulfilling thing
56:39
about the show for me so far is that
56:40
it's about a black woman's superhero and
56:42
she's not a token she's very authentic
56:45
to herself as a character she's got a
56:47
really intriguing backstory that sets
56:49
her up as a superhero well and she's got
56:51
a love interest who also was a superhero
56:53
as it turns out and she's got an
56:56
interesting life and she's got friends
56:57
and she's just a complete superhero
56:59
she's not there to be like fierce and
57:01
sassy she's just this is her story and
57:05
it makes sense yeah anyway so if she
57:08
does turn out to be sister Manhattan I'm
57:11
here for it sister Manhattan Manhattan
57:15
had some Squidward couple of the year
57:16
man I want to I want to go into some
57:18
other parts that that kind of aid in
57:22
this okay remember when he said he was
57:24
on the pool and he's like you need to
57:26
see me on the pool this is important for
57:29
later how would he know about later yeah
57:33
he doesn't come back somehow whoa well
57:36
he knows everything if he doesn't he
57:38
doesn't necessarily have to come back he
57:40
just has to be existed in some sort of
57:41
way he might be reconstructing himself
57:44
for the next 50 years who knows but
57:47
although that did that did stand out to
57:49
me to just the idea standing on the pool
57:51
is important for later I thought to
57:53
myself why would that be important ooh
57:55
is his essence of himself in the pool if
57:58
she goes swimming does she come out a
57:59
sister Manhattan I don't think I don't
58:01
think so no I think him purposefully
58:03
making waffles in the kitchen it's like
58:05
why would you do that
58:06
and I think possibly him walking on
58:09
water to me is you're gonna have these
58:12
powers eventually either you take all my
58:16
essence and I'm kind of living in you or
58:18
you're gonna be the new Manhattan person
58:21
and maybe you need some ideas about how
58:24
to create life because that's how he
58:27
create create life while walking in the
58:29
pool maybe she'll show have that kind of
58:31
she'll do that maybe she'll make her
58:34
kids again or the kid like maybe the
58:36
kids so he happens to the kids unless in
58:38
the last episode of she has to really
58:40
recreate them or yeah because Manhattan
58:43
is also able to repair like damage like
58:47
like if you were totally broken up on
58:49
the verge of death you can undo it or
58:52
she might be able to recreate him out of
58:54
the out of the pool
58:55
that's very true yeah it's very he's
58:57
been quote unquote destroyed whatever
58:59
that actually means for a character like
59:01
him she might be able to pull him back
59:03
out of the pool or maybe she she's
59:05
Manhattan but she can reconstruct a cow
59:08
period hmm and just have him just imbued
59:11
him with speech and give back his
59:14
memories or something and just make him
59:16
a regular person and then she's then
59:18
she's just all hero at that point yeah I
59:21
don't know I love how we're just we're
59:22
both just a hundred percent in on this
59:24
sister Manhattan idea no I think it's
59:27
gonna happen okay absolutely okay and I
59:29
thought once again it's interesting that
59:31
talking about he was hungry and then a
59:32
flash of the egg in his hand it flashed
59:34
at that point to the egg in his hands
59:36
like him creating it then he also said
59:39
it's very interesting question to what
59:42
comes first the chicken or the egg
59:43
he says it's both so you have here we
59:47
think that the egg really or the chicken
59:49
could be John having his accident but
59:54
kind of just like how we learn in the
59:56
comic books that and the flash got hit
59:59
with the lightning through the
60:00
through the chemicals we learned later
60:02
on in comic lore that he was the
60:05
Lightning himself right so we see here
60:08
that John is deconstructing himself or
60:10
he got this accident right we also see
60:13
like he's possibly setting himself up to
60:17
be created again right so the whole idea
60:20
of time being one very dense point
60:22
rather than a circle or a line fair
60:24
enough
60:24
okay where everything is kind of
60:25
coinciding how long a single plane maybe
60:31
hmm I don't know I think whatever they
60:34
do it's going to be interesting but I
60:35
have questions
60:36
where is mr. K why where is Looking
60:38
Glass because they made a really
60:39
interesting point of flagging him up in
60:42
both the preview for this episode and
60:43
the preview for next episode they keep
60:45
reminding you that he exists so he's got
60:47
to have a big role in the final episode
60:48
what happened to dr. Manhattan what is
60:51
Janie going to say when she sees her
60:53
blue boo is back right because she's
60:55
right there mm-hmm is he gonna appeared
60:58
as as blue Manta I mean I'm assuming he
61:01
will yeah that's the thing are they
61:02
gonna just they've done such an
61:05
interesting thing by making this choice
61:08
just such bold choices in this show I
61:10
keep saying that but across the board
61:11
well Blake mentioned his his expanded
61:14
head John can you kind of lose that
61:18
maybe I don't know put your striking
61:21
Viper away this is a family show anyway
61:24
is it a family show not really no not at
61:28
all please don't watch us with your kids
61:29
somebody asked me if it was okay to
61:31
watch this with their kids because it
61:32
was a comic book movie and no no no you
61:35
know that beam with with Bugs Bunny new
61:37
new new please not don't do that to your
61:41
children that bugs me I do too
61:43
I had that save on the desktop just
61:44
right to just vote Biden do you'll see I
61:52
don't really but I'm excited to see what
61:55
happens next I'm sad there's only one
61:56
episode left yeah I you know that's been
61:59
a really I'm annoyed that it got snubbed
62:01
so hard at the Golden Globes is this an
62:02
awesome show and it gets gotten no love
62:04
awards why's the Emmys have stole the
62:07
nominations still haven't been announced
62:08
have they I'm mad I'll think so yeah so
62:10
there's still the chance there I guess
62:11
but Regina King deserved another
62:14
the writing the I mean the effects okay
62:17
but the writing definitely deserves some
62:19
love and also apparently this has got
62:21
really low ratings so far so nobody's
62:23
watching it again this is something I
62:25
kind of read skimmed but I hadn't
62:27
haven't done a deep dive into it but we
62:29
need another season of this we need
62:32
another season not sure not sure okay
62:34
I'll say this I can never ask a story to
62:39
have another sequel if I don't know how
62:41
it's gonna end at the same time if
62:44
Angela becomes a god if a black woman
62:47
becomes a god just for the last 10
62:48
minutes of a show I would be
62:49
disappointed if that happens we need to
62:52
see that be expanded in the next season
62:53
it doesn't have to be all about race
62:55
again although I would think would be
62:56
hard to take it away from there but I
62:58
know there's so many loose ends what the
63:00
heck is going on with Veidt because we
63:01
can't just leave him there
63:02
trapped on Europa trying to escape and
63:05
never able to do that although if he's
63:07
on Europa it does beg the question who
63:09
is supposed to see that save me message
63:12
that he put out there really true I
63:15
don't know there's a lot of questions I
63:17
don't know if they'll be able to answer
63:19
them in 50 minutes next week but I
63:20
really hope so they've answered a lot of
63:22
questions in short time so I can
63:24
definite out they have yeah and it's
63:26
probably the most it's probably the
63:28
easiest answer just presented in a
63:29
really cool way yeah so bring it on
63:31
sister Manhattan you better have afro a
63:33
big blue fro oh yeah she's like just
63:37
blows it out but we're closed we don't
63:39
need any of that like hyper
63:40
sexualization of the black body going on
63:42
blue body blue body right or you could
63:45
just wear a really big dress with your
63:46
ass out exactly
63:51
just shoot laser beam some thong yeah I
63:53
mean if there's any indication that's
63:57
how you get nominated for an award so if
64:00
you want that amine hey come on
64:03
bring it on wow that went in a direction
64:05
that I really didn't see coming this
64:09
concludes this episode of blurred up
64:11
again you can find us on Spotify and
64:13
I've a podcast we were on Facebook at
64:15
ble Rd u P we are on Twitter at ble rdu
64:19
and we're on instagram at vo e rd . up5
64:22
sampler calm again great site they're
64:24
talking about a lot of great nerdy
64:26
cultural goodness from
64:28
like Lin's again I'm Brendan Thank You
64:30
Mel for being here thank you for having
64:31
me as always let us know what you all
64:33
think about Watchmen and all that good
64:35
stuff are we wrong do you guys think
64:37
we're right you guys have your own
64:38
predictions let us know in the comments
64:39
and of course please again subscribe
64:41
give us a like give us a review and yeah
64:44
do your thing
64:45
pshaw 

Brendon
Written By

Curator of the BlerdUp Podcast // Blerds out about: Comic Book Movies, Video Games, Hip-Hop, and Politics

Click to comment

What Do You Think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent reviews

Top rated products

More Blerd Posts You May Like

Lifestyle

Seiko Watches is dropping a crossover collaboration with anime favorite JOJO's Bizarre Adventure.  This collaboration features watches inspired by the iconic characters of the...

Trending

Elon Musk was spotted wearing some unusual sneakers by design RTFKT studios. Dope or nah?

Blerd Without Fear

Blerd Without Fear and Maria Park discuss the differences between Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs Power Rangers Super Megaforce.

Lifestyle

Katsucon 2020 was held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Here is our review of Katsucon 2020.

X