PODCAST: Pop A La Carte #149 – Guardians of the Flashy Spider-Verse

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Valerie, Tatiana, and Richard kick off this month’s Pop a La Carte podcast in our corner of the Spider-Verse by discussing TV shows that have just ended (0:45), including Barry, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Succession, Ted Lasso, and the season finale of Yellowjackets. This leads to a conversation about the artificial cancellation of Netflix shows like Lockwood & Co. (5:45) and Disney joining the burning of creative content for tax write-offs (11:30).

Then it’s time for a terrible review of MAX’s The Idol (23:50) and why in the world HBO gave up on branding, followed by a slightly less terrible review of The Flash series finale (35:00), and collective hopes or fears for The Flash movie (45:00).

Movie discussions commence with anticipation for Summer and Fall entries (50:00), such as The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Dune Part 2. Then begin the reviews, starting with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3(1:02:00) and what James Gunn’s writing might mean for Superman: Legacy, as well as mixed reviews for The Little Mermaid and Disney live-action movies in general (1:23:00), and finally the uniformly glowing reviews for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (1:28:00).

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