The AV Club’s TV critic Joshua Alston joins Brandon and John to discuss being a professional critic and to discuss TV news and reviews with us, in particular “The Americans”, “Power”, “Supergirl”, and, as they near their series finales, the #SmollettWednesday shows “Empire” & “Underground”. And yes, the Smollett Cold War is still on, so we’re still pitting Jurnee and Jussie against each other. Just for fun tho.
We also discuss George Takei calling out Marvel Studios over its casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in “Doctor Strange”, the fight over Prince’s legacy and estate – including Sinead O’Connor & Arsenio Hall’s legal battle, Lauryn Hill showing up late for an Atlanta concert, “Dear White People: The Series” on Netflix, and – heaven help us all – official announcements for the development of “Space Jam 2”.
• 0:00:26 Intro/”Captain America: Civil War” Review Recap
• 0:04:37 Film News
• 0:36:05 TV Reviews with Joshua Alston: “Empire”, “Underground”, “Power”, “The Americans”, “Supergirl”
• 0:55:29 TV News with Joshua Alston
• 1:11:36 Music Discussion & News
• 1:36:08 Say Something Nice Challenge
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