Watson and Ryan hold down the fort for Episode 54 of the Gabbing Geek podcast while Jenny recovers from Tiredofputtingupwithalltheircrapitis. It’s going around. So the Y chromosomes talk about Star Wars, Hunger Games, Mars, Alexander Hamilton, movie villains, and the summer of 2016 in movies. You should listen to it right the heck now, or jump after the break to read even more!
This week the podcast came out a day early, but I got a new Kindle Fire and don’t know yet how to download the show before going to work to listen during my lunch break. And no, downloading at work isn’t an option. Because reasons. There are some, but I won’t go into them. Anyway, here’s the podcast reaction.
I don’t really have anything else to add to the discussion of The Martian. It’s a great book, and I gave a SPOILER-FREE review for it elsewhere. Like right here.
Instead, let’s talk about how to make a good villain.
NBC is canceling its critically acclaimed but poorly rated Hannibal after three seasons. Despite airing only three episodes so far in its final season, it just wasn’t good enough for the Peacock Network. Series creator Bryan Fuller said a bit more on that, but the guy’s never had a show last more than two seasons, so that’s a win for him I suppose. He’s hinting the final episode will have another ambiguous ending like last year, so that should be emotionally scarring for the handful of viewers.
I actually am one of those handful, and probably the only Gabbing Geek contributor who’s seen the show so far. Oh well.