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The Magicians Season 2 Episode 1

By Patrick Schmaltz

Hey look! They are not all dead. The season one finale left on a huge cliffhanger. Quinten, Penny, Margo, Eliot, Alice, and Julia all went guns blazing after the Beast and got rocked like a hurricane only to not be completely wiped out thanks to double crossing Julia who made a deal with the devil (aka the Beast, aka Martin Chatwin)

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From the season two trailers we knew how they were not all dead. The explanations seemed pretty simple and a little weak, but I can move past that. This episode seems to be mostly about where season two is headed. Penny gets his hands fixed but they are cursed–or something–by “Crazy Healing River Man.” Julia gets offered a way to cover up her post-rape emotional damage, but is so far resisting. Q, Alice, Margo and Eliot have become the Kings and Queens of Fillory (which is revealed in an hilarious 90’s trivia scene) so, Eliot stays behind while the rest go back to Brakebills in search of the missing Fillory armory books.

It seems like a good start to the second season. They’ve set up some storylines and hinted at directions the characters will go this season. The show continues to be dark and humorous. Fillory continues to be crazy and unpredictable, and I am fully excited for more! Also, is that healer lady in the beginning of the episode going to come back and fuck everything up for Q?

 

 

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Seventy:Andrew’s Dryer makes a guest appearance

Episode Seventy-Andrew’s Dryer makes a guest appearance.
Recorded 1/11/1017
New year, same brothers.
As we have reached another milestone episode and we are starting a new calendar year, this is an episode of looking ahead and changing things up.  We look to add new segments in 2017.  We hope to enliven debate and deeper engage our loyal listeners.  Accordingly, we agree over first Nostalgia Re-watch will be the original Ghost in the Shell anime.
Our tried and true segments of Seen, Read, Played aren’t going anywhere, any time soon.   Andrew watched Patrick’s favorite show of 2017, The Magicians.  Patrick played some Gears of War 4 with an old friend.  Christopher read Patrick’s Christmas present Descender graphic novel and has nothing bad to say about it.  That doesn’t stop him from making fun of Patrick of course.
T.D.A.

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Sixty Nine: The-In-Person-Holiday-One

Episode Sixty Nine: The In Person Holiday One.
Recorded 12/26/2016
We have reached the end of another year.  So we must remember and reflect what made this year unique for us.  Christopher recalls his return to the “World of Warcraft” with it’s most recent D.L.C., “Legion“.  “The Kingkiller Chronicle” dominate Patrick’s 2016.  Andrew remembers those 3 glorious weeks when he played “Pokemon Go” way too much.  All the Boys have their favorites and occasionally we agree.
Trivia is 2016 Box Office Themed.  The Boys get very close.
H.S.F.

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Sixty Eight: Rogue One A Star Wars Story One Shot

Episode Sixty Eight: The Rogue One One Shot
recorded 12/19/2016
It’s Christmas time so that means a new Star Wars movie!  We are very happy with this new tradition.   We tell our viewing stories.  We tell you what we love, what we really love, and what we love so much that we got chills.  But this episode isn’t all gushing over the newest Star Wars film, we can be critical of the things we adore as well.  This film is dark, gritty, and fills us with hope. It’s a true Star Wars war film.
H.S.F.

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Sixty Seven: We Failed the Gom Jabbar

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Recorded 11/28/2016
It’s a great episode when we have hopeful news to report on for Frank Herbert’s Dune.  We remember the legacy of a beloved character actor from Firefly.  Andrew is deep into Monstress and it is messing with his head.  Christopher reads a fantasy classic by Patricia A. McKillip. Patrick finishes The Name of The Wind and can’t wait to start the next book in Rothfuss’s trilogy.  All the Brothers have seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, each feels slightly different about it.  Andrew convinces everyone to download a gaming app for IOS.  Trivia is Dune themed and epically difficult.
H.S.F.

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Sixty Six: ThanksGeeking

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Episode Sixty Six: Thanksgeeking

Recorded 11-14-2016

 

It’s a disciplined episode of the BrothersGeek this time around, we keep it under 90 minutes!

With the holiday of Thanksgiving fast approaching each of us has something “geeky” to be thankful for.  Only two of us are brought to tears, you will have to guess which two.

Our collective noodles get baked by the sci-fi drama Arrival and we implore the Academy to recognize the wonderful work of Amy Adams.  We remark on the familiar formula of Doctor Strange.  Also, Westworld completely f*cks us up.  Patrick and Andrew dive into Montress.  It’s dark, violent and beautiful.  Patrick reports on his Wrath of the Machine raid attempts in Destiny: Rise of Iron.  All the Boys slog through the week of Iron Banner, mostly having a good time.

Trivia is World War II movie themed.  And it’s a challenge the Boys nearly conquer.

 

H.S.F.

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Episode Sixty Five: Chris doesn’t watch horror movies, He lives them.

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Episode Sixty Five: Chris doesn’t watch horror movies, He lives them.

Recorded 10/31/2016

Happy Halloween everyone!  Our episode is sppooooookkkkeyyy. Except not at all, unless you count Christopher’s harrowing tale of Halloween of 2015.  We discuss the announcement that Penny Dreadful will continue on in an upcoming comic book series.  You’ll likely recall from a previous podcast episode that we had issues with the series finale, like major issues.  We wander into a discussion of violence on television as Chris and Andrew tell Patrick about the new season of The Walking Dead. Christopher sings the praises of a comic book series written by Marjorie Liu and drawn by Sana Takeda called Monstress.  He insists Andrew and Patrick read it.  We all play more Destiny: Rise of Iron.  We report on the goofy fun of Festival of the Lost, wishing there was a little more THERE, there.

Trivia is horror movie themed.  We are not horror movie people.

H.S.F.

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Sixty Four: : Luke Cage One Shot

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Episode Sixty Four:  The “Luke Cage” One Shot

Recorded 10/18/2016

He has been the only man to consistently win our Podcast’s esteemed “Not Ugly” award week after week and now he has his own series on Netflix.  We discuss our long affection for the character, the cultural depth of a superhero show set in Harlem, New York, and flaws inherent with a story about a bulletproof man everyone keeps shooting with guns.  Our conversation covers nearly all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on television and we express our high hopes for the next series premiering on 03/17/2017, Iron Fist.

H.S.F.

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Episode 63: The Return From Podunk

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Episode Sixty Three
Recorded 10/10/2016
We really miss each other so we talk, a lot.  Patrick tells stories of the set of an actual movie you will soon hear about it.   We all watch Luke Cage and decide, spontaneously, to record a One Shot about it.  We are all current on Westworld.  It’s effed up. like VERY effed up, but we are totally engrossed.  Andrew reads the greatest comic book in the universe written byRobert Kirkman.  Patrick completes book three of The Expanse.  The Brothersgeek Fireteam returns as Destiny: Rise of Iron brings Patrick back to the game.  Trivia is pod-cast themed, not ours but other pod-casts recorded by people who aren’t us.
H.S.F.

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Episode 62: Placeholder Title

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Episode Sixty Two: Placeholder Title

Recorded 8-29-2016

We get honest, and random, and randomer in this episode.  Christopher and Andrew admit a sad truth about podcasting.  We celebrate the comedic genius of the great Gene Wilder.  We recognize a recent achievement by a gaming community and Christopher has high hopes of an upcoming expansion for the Addiction Machine, I mean, “World of Warcraft”.  Andrew watches an all-time film-making classic “Seven Samurai” and is mostly better for it.  Patrick slows down on “Abbadon’s Gate” and Chris says the tragic “B” word about a comic book we all expected to be stellar.

Trivia this episode is Olympic themed.  Remember when those happened?

H.S.F.

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