Happy Memorial Day weekend! Your lovable Damiers kick off the unofficial start of summer with an extra-long edition of The Main Damie podcast for your listening pleasure. After taking a week off, our fearless trio returns to discuss a ridiculous controversy involving the reboot of a popular movie franchise, where Marvel and DC should air their television shows, and another recap of Game of Thrones.
Our first topic deals with the ongoing controversy with the all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Mark, Dan, and Anthony all have different levels of enthusiasm about the new movie — which is scheduled to release this summer — but they all agree that the controversy is one of the dumbest things they’ve seen, especially the negative reactions that seem to come from a sexist place instead of a more critical lens. Dan lays out the perfect argument against the movie without resorting to mean, offensive hot takes, and explains why he’s not eager to see the film in theaters.
Drawing from a topic earlier in the year, Mark discusses the recent move of Supergirl from CBS to the CW. He wonders if broadcast TV is the right place for the superhero genre when shows such as Jessica Jones and Daredevil are doing so well on Netflix. Anthony explains that it’s the same as all other television shows that attempt to produce 20+ episodes on broadcast television, especially in today’s age of binge watching 10 to 13 episodes seasons over a two-to-three day period. Mark still holds out hope that maybe the traditional television model can change with the times, but he fears that they will go the way of print newspapers and be unable to understand why the climate has changed and how to fit in. Both agree that the shorter basic cable/Netfix model or the 3-6 episode miniseries, which is more popular on British television, is the right direction for American television to go.
Once again our final topic deals with the current season of Game of Thrones, so if you do not want spoilers this would be the point to turn off the podcast. Anthony and Dan go in on everything from the latest episode and what it means for the future of the series, especially the sad and interesting final sequence which took everyone by surprise and became an Internet sensation.
Really hope everyone takes advantage of the first three-day weekend of the summer and finds a nice place to relax, while listening to the this podcast of course. We will return next week with another fun episode that may talk about a certain reveal that happened yesterday (we recorded this on Monday), and what it means. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to hold the door for your loved ones!