The Honeymoon Period
#16: “Expect my play to be out in 2022” – Hamilton, Glow Up, 7750, The Naked Gun (1988)

#16: “Expect my play to be out in 2022” – Hamilton, Glow Up, 7750, The Naked Gun (1988)

July 6, 2020

This week, Elaine despairs at Mark’s lack of knowledge about classic 80s sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo and we reflect on a rather hairy moment in some local woods on Mark’s recent 40th birthday.

In our Watching Television segment we review the show Disney bought for $75 million. That’s right – we watched Hamilton (5:23)! Find out what we thought of the show everyone’s talking about. We also return to BBC Three’s Glow Up (28:02) to discuss the series as a whole (you can revisit our original thoughts in Episode 10).  And Mark reviews 90 minute action-thriller 7500 (35:40) available now on Amazon Prime.

Our Date Night film is The Naked Gun (1988). Enjoy!

#15: “Off Ground Tig” – Talking Heads, Floor is Lava, Make Me Famous, Unbelievable, The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

#15: “Off Ground Tig” – Talking Heads, Floor is Lava, Make Me Famous, Unbelievable, The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

June 29, 2020

This week, it’s Mark’s last podcast as a 30-something! We’ve also been making random appearances on other podcasts – thanks to Flixwatcher Podcast (http://flixwatcher.tv/) and Chris A (IJ in the UK) from The IndyCast (https://www.facebook.com/ijintheuk/).

Big week for TV. We review the BBC’s re-working of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (9:00), Netflix obstacle course Floor is Lava (18:20), BBC3’s reality TV morality tale Make Me Famous (26:09), and Netflix drama Unbelievable (32:03).

Our Date Night film is The Last of the Mohicans (1992) (39:20).  As part of our discussion, we touch on the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood. Here’s a link to the article Elaine mentions: https://ew.com/article/1992/10/23/acting-against-racism/

#14: “Not real dinosaurs, obviously” - I May Destroy You, The Salisbury Poisonings, Da 5 Bloods, High Fidelity (2000)

#14: “Not real dinosaurs, obviously” - I May Destroy You, The Salisbury Poisonings, Da 5 Bloods, High Fidelity (2000)

June 22, 2020

This week, slide into our DMs as we try to understand Instagram! We also reflect on the future of the podcast (be prepared, it gets a bit cringeworthy…), the return of football, and whether Mark should go to the cinema.

Reviews include Michaela Coel’s comedy-drama I May Destroy You (14:30), fact-based BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings (24:45), and the new Spike Lee Netflix film Da 5 Bloods (32:50).

Our Date Night film is High Fidelity (43:25). Safe to say, this movie made Elaine very angry… Enjoy! 

#13: “The burger van outside B&Q” – Artemis Fowl, Murder in the Outback, Killing Eve, The Godfather Part III (1990)

#13: “The burger van outside B&Q” – Artemis Fowl, Murder in the Outback, Killing Eve, The Godfather Part III (1990)

June 16, 2020

This week, we chat about quizzes, painting a banister and…. the weather. Yes, we’ve finally run out things to say to each other.

Mark tackles Disney’s adaptation of fantasy novel Artemis Fowl (3:30). Elaine can’t stop thinking about Channel 4 true crime documentary Murder in the Outback (11:45). And Mark’s finished Series 3 of Killing Eve (25:10). Here’s the link to the Den of Geek article he mentions on the pod [Warning! Contains Spoilers!]: https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/killing-eve-season-3-abandoned-its-main-character/

Our Date Night film is The Godfather Part III (29:00).  Go on, it’s an offer you can’t refuse.

#12: “That’ll ruin my algorithm” – McMillions, Space Force, Rick and Morty, Before Sunrise (1995)

#12: “That’ll ruin my algorithm” – McMillions, Space Force, Rick and Morty, Before Sunrise (1995)

June 9, 2020

This week, Mark went for a nap so Elaine decided to look behind the dining room wallpaper…

Elaine’s been learning about the McDonalds monopoly scam in Sky Documentaries’ McMillions (3:45) – but did she stay for a happy meal or decide to drive though? (sorry, not sorry). Mark’s not feeling the first few episodes of Netflix’s comedy Space Force (16:25). And find out what happened when Mark asked Elaine to watch “one of the top 3 episodes” of Rick and Morty (23:55).

Date Night: Before Sunrise (1995) (33:35)

#11: “Do you know who Tord Grip is?” – Run, The First Team, The Lovebirds, The Three Musketeers

#11: “Do you know who Tord Grip is?” – Run, The First Team, The Lovebirds, The Three Musketeers

June 1, 2020

This week, Mark is amused by one of Elaine’s Top 20 songs of all time…

We’ve finished HBO’s Run (10:35) but have a difference of opinion about the way the series progressed. Mark’s been catching up with new BBC comedy drama The First Team (16:15). And he also decided to try out another Netflix movie, The Lovebirds (22:50).  

Date Night: The Three Musketeers (1993) (28:50)

#10: “The Great British Balloon Modeller” - Normal People, Glow Up, The Great British Sewing Bee, Extraction, Inside Out

#10: “The Great British Balloon Modeller” - Normal People, Glow Up, The Great British Sewing Bee, Extraction, Inside Out

May 25, 2020

This week, it’s family quiz time, and Mark has asked Elaine to call him a special name…

We return to BBC3’s Normal People for Mark’s thoughts on the series as a whole (3:21). Elaine’s getting creative with Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star and The Great British Sewing Bee (9:06). And we’re thrown into the world of fearless black market mercenaries in Netflix’s Extraction (16:50).

Our Date Night film is Inside Out* (2015) (31:45). Get your hankies ready.

As discussed in Episode 6, we've put an asterisk next to any part of the show where we delve into our encounters with loss/grief. 

#9: “Tosh Lines and the baddy wolf from Willy Fog” - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, DEVS, Seinfeld’s 23 Hours to Kill, Jaws 3

#9: “Tosh Lines and the baddy wolf from Willy Fog” - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, DEVS, Seinfeld’s 23 Hours to Kill, Jaws 3

May 18, 2020

This week, we discovered a surprising fact about Alice Cooper.

In a sign that our social skills might be on the decline, we enjoyed shouting at the contestants in ITV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (4:40). Mark decided to give DEVS a go, even though Elaine said it was rubbish (11:10). And Jerry Seinfeld is back on Netflix with 23 Hours to Kill (14:20).

Our Date Night film is Jaws 3(D!) (1983) (23:45). Safe to say, Mark thought it was a masterpiece...

#8: “Mike’s certainly come far since staying in Des and Daphne’s spare room” - Westworld, Save Me Too, Rick & Morty, Iron Man 3

#8: “Mike’s certainly come far since staying in Des and Daphne’s spare room” - Westworld, Save Me Too, Rick & Morty, Iron Man 3

May 11, 2020

This week, Mark has serious words with Elaine. Is it the end of the podcast as we know it? (spoiler alert: no).  

We’ve finished HBO’s Westworld Season 3 (3:20) and Sky Original’s Save Me Too (16:35). One was a masterpiece. One made Elaine very sad. And, for something completely different, Mark chats about the return of Rick & Morty (22:10). All spoiler free. 

Date Night: Iron Man 3 (2013) (28:20)*

As discussed in Episode 6, we've put an asterisk next to any part of the show where we delve into our encounters with loss/grief. 

Bonus Episode! Knives Out Spoiler Special

Bonus Episode! Knives Out Spoiler Special

May 9, 2020

Join us as we take a closer look at our most recent Date Night film, Knives Out.

BE WARNED: There be spoilers (massive, massive spoilers!) ahead. We suspect foul play…

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