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Pick yourselves up on the floor! Not only is Remember When back with a new episode, we’re on schedule!
Heads up, we’re coming in HOT! Parris has just finished the first season of Sherlock after a year of pressure from Jay. And boy, do we have a lot to talk about! Parris recounts his experiences watching the first season and what he thinks about the show’s brilliance. Jay chats about an alternate universe where Benedict Cumberbatch nearly became the Eleventh Doctor. And then, of course, we tangent off to talk about the news of David Tennant’s return to the Who-niverse for the 50th Anniversary Special…. and we somehow, inexplicably, end up talking about Beverly Hills 90210 (the original) and Saved by the Bell. Go figure!
Jay lets it slip that he’s not a fan of Dinobots, which leads to a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we revisit our love of the original Transformers cartoon, the G.I. Joe movie, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Voltron. Parris lets Jay know about the original edit of G.I. Joe where a beloved character nearly died, and Jay talks about his emotional stress from the original Transformers movie.
We briefly chat about the starting episode for the latest season of Mad Men, and then tangent on how both of us are coming up to an impasse with The Walking Dead… at different points in the show. And naturally, this leads to catching up on where we’re at with other shows, like Parks & Recreation, Modern Family, and Community. And then Jay talks about the first 15 minutes of Defiance, and how painful it looks.
Whether you like new stuff or old memories, this episode has something for you!
0:00 to 2:44 – Intro
2:45 to 24:17 – Sherlock, some Doctor Who tangents, and more (Spoilers for season 1 of Sherlock)
24:17 to 34:00 – Transformers (the old school stuff), G.I. Joe, the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Voltron (spoilers)
34:00 to End – Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and where we’re at with the latest slate of TV shows (minor spoilers)
Six months ago, a podcast faded into a quiet slumber, hibernating its way through the slow winter crawl. Now, two show hosts emerge, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to talk about the shows and movies they love. Remember When is back!
We return with a brand new, unscripted show that’s recorded on-the-fly as we sit down and catch up on the things we’ve missed over the past half year. We discuss the lengthy gap between shows (we’re very sorry) and talk about the things in our lives that have kept us focused elsewhere. But then we dust off our microphones and jump right into the swing of things.
And boy, is there a lot to discuss! Walking Dead is coming off its best season ever, Breaking Bad rang our bell (if you know what I mean), Mad Men’s about to return… cable TV is on FIRE right now! And with the summer roster of movies featuring titles like The Amazing Spider-man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Prometheus, 2012 is on track to be one of the best years for pop culture hounds.
Parris has a confession in the episode, and we take the tangents to a new level by walking right out of the Remember When podcast and back into our old UncleGamer chairs.
This episode is our way of getting back into the swing of things, and lets us catch up while catching you up as well.
Remember When is a product of love from Jay and Parris. We do this because we’re friends, and our friendship is the podcast. But we appreciate our listeners as well, and we thank you for the many kind (and a few that were less than kind) letters, emails, and voicemail messages you sent us these past few months. Having your support enables us to do the show and encourages us to keep doing this.
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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:
0:00 – 9:37 -> Catching up
9:37 – 15:58 -> Walking Dead
15:58 – 27:45 -> Breaking Bad
27:45 – 30:00 -> Mad Men
30:00 – 31:57 -> The Dark Knight Rises
31:57 – 36:10 -> Homeland
36:10 – 44:57 -> Parris’ confession
44:57 – 46:50 -> The Amazing Spider-Man
46:50 – 48:44 -> Flashback to UncleGamer
48:44 – 54:56 -> The year of movies that aren’t affected by the Writer’s Strike
54:56 – 1:11:17 -> The continuing decline of network TV (includes mild spoilers on Parks & Rec and The Office, as well as general discussion of Alcatraz, Fringe, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, and a few others I may be forgetting)
1:11:17 -> Wrap up
Torchwood Changes Everything
Fresh from the archives of Cardiff, Remember When dusts itself off for a brand new episode. We’re returning to the Doctor Who-niverse for one more round, with Episode 43 focusing on Torchwood.
Parris and Jay talk about how they were introduced to the show, their impressions of the show’s content during their first viewing, and how the show has held up in our respective opinions since then. We talk about the good fortune that led us through the muck of Series 1, why we like Series 2 despite its failings, and go into a deep dive on which characters and storylines we enjoyed. You might be surprised to find that one of us actually even enjoyed Tosh by the end of the show!
We also hold a very deep dive into Children of Earth, the miniseries that served as our last look into the Special Forces branch. This five episode series came about after a series of budget cuts, casting issues, and story problems, and we each offer commentary on how Children of Earth changed our ever-shaping opinions of Torchwood… for better or worse.
At the end, we have an unscheduled (but welcome) tangent into the state of sitcoms on TV on the current schedule. Spoilers for Parks & Recreation are pretty heavy, along with a few minor ones for Modern Family, so be warned. We also talk about our upcoming plans for the Original Trilogy episodes of Star Wars, how we’ll be approaching them, and some of the TLC we’re spreading on those recordings in order to make sure we provide you with some of the best episodes of Remember When.
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0:00 to 5:04 – Show intro
5:04 to 33:00 – Series 1 discussion – With Spoilers
33:00 to 53:00 – Series 2 discussion (with a tangent on our preferred Time Travel destination) – With Spoilers
53:00 to 1:28:53 – Children of Earth discussion – With Spoilers
1:28:53 to end – Current TV show discussions – Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, True Blood, Modern Family, The Office, Community (with spoilers for The Office, Modern Family, and Parks & Rec)