In honor of The Dark Knight’s 75th Anniversary, the Simplistic Reviews Podcast got the whole gang together to talk about the legacy of Batman. Now you’re probably wondering…what makes that different from any other show? Ummmm…not much. Although, the boys do hold an NFL style Draft of Batman villains who they think could kill the Caped Crusader. Afterwards the draft grades are given out by a very special guest arbiter brought in to class up and beautify the proceedings…Matthew’s very own lovely wife Nicole Stewart. No, she does not show any favoritism. Yes, their marriage nearly comes apart at the seams. No, Justin, DJ, and Neal don’t try to help matters. The boys discuss Batfleck’s new Batsuit and also pick out their own favorite versions of Batman and Joker on a very special Simply The Best segment.
Grab your cape, your cowl, your shark repellant, and your Bat credit card and enjoy the show!
The Best By Tina Turner
Batman ’89 Theme By Danny Elfman
Batman Begins Theme By Hans Zimmer
Batman ’66 Intro Theme By Neal Hefti
American Idol Theme By Cathy Dennis
Monday Night Football Theme By Johnny Pearson
Last Week Tonight: Convalescing
When I first watched Last Week Tonight it was the night of the premiere episode. I liked it a lot mostly because its a carbon copy of The Daily Show, which I love. After the episode I wanted to write a review but something seemed off about the show. It seemed fast like the rock from Raiders of the Lost Ark was coming and they figured lets get this over with as quick as possible and get the hell out. John Oliver was good, seemed a bit frighten but hey who can blame the guy. But I feel the amount covered in the episode was too much for the time given.
So I figure I’d wait till episode 2, maybe something will change. Okay so I clicked on my HBO GO (greatest thing since sliced bread) noticed the thumbnail of a interview and clicked play. I’m watching it on my TV eating breakfast, its Monday, the morning after and I enjoyed it. But again something seemed off. The show was about to be over and Oliver says to go online and watch the interview, then the show ends.
Yes the interview wasn’t in the show, the interview thumbnail used for that very episode. I’m sure this is a simple mix up, okay shit happens I’ll wait till episode 3. But damn I wanted to watch that interview, the one I was expecting in the very show I clicked on. I don’t want to go online and watch it on my laptop.
Episode 3 is the best yet. It’s getter better with each episode because it finally took its time and focused on less stories.
LWT is here to stay.
Here is the thing that is good about this show, its the format. The format works fantastic. Comedy Central knows this and HBO saw a opportunity and took it. Good for them, having the format and no rules to follow like CC has too is fantastic. Anything goes, cursing is allowed to show the stupidity of the world and this makes it even better. Like Oliver Said in episode 3,
“This isn’t network television, this is HBO. This is the wild wild west of sex and violence”
By the way, Veep and Game Of Thrones is killing it this season.
On this installment of Simplistic Sneak Peek, Matthew, Justin and DJ take a look at trailers for upcoming television shows including Jack Bauer’s 24 return, Damon Lindeloff’s HBO show Leftovers, and Michael Bay’s…(sigh)…new TNT show The Last Ship. And just for kicks, the boys keep it on a Michael Bay tip and look at the 2nd trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. I got a “tip” for Michael Bay…stay away from Thundercats, Gargoyles, and Centurions if you know what’s good for you, nostalgia killer. Anyway, you can check out the links to these trailers below if you haven’t seen them, then click the video above to see Matthew, Justin, and DJ’s thoughts about them.