Marvel's Defenders Premiere and Ozark Season One
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. They are all Netflix originals that were leading up to this show. The Defenders. Marvel approached their Netflix properties much like they tackle their movies. Just how Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc all lead up to the Avengers, this was leading to what this Nerd Nuptial just watched. We open the show discussing what worked and what didn't of the first episode.
Later, we move on to another Netflix property, Ozark. We talked about this last week but only about the first episode. Thankfully, we've been able to watch the entire season and thankfully it did not disappoint.
What did you guys think of the Defenders? Too much build up with not a lot of payoff? Let us know in the comments.
What makes a good series premiere?/Ozark opener
Great shows can have them and even horrible shows can have them. Great openers and pilots come in all shapes and sizes. A well-developed series premiere needs to establish the protagonist as well as the premise of the show. But that doesn't always lead to a fruitful series run.
This week we open the show with discussing some of our favorite beginnings and what makes them stellar. Then we move onto the new Netflix show "Ozark" starring Jason Bateman.
Does it pass the Nerd Nuptial test of amazing series openers? Listen and find out.
Why did we never put our nerdy toys away?
Sometimes people are walking contradictions and nerds are no different. We are a generation of people who never put their toys away. We have figurines on our desks at work, posters in our office, and bumper stickers on our cars. But sometimes we hide our nerdiness. We are out and proud but at the same time don't always broadcast it unless someone asks us.
In this week's episode, The Girl and Tristan discuss what it was like growing up as a nerd and what kind of merchandise we had as children. We also talk about how that translates to today and what is socially acceptable to display and what is not.
Are you out and proud or are you still in the nerd closet with some people?
Dunkirk Review and SDCC Trailer Reactions
For our 70th episode, we get to talk about our reaction to seeing Dunkirk in 70mm film. Christopher Nolan is one of the best filmmakers currently working in Hollywood. Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, and Interstellar are his latest hits and Dunkirk is taking critics and audiences alike by storm.
The evacuation of Dunkirk was considered a successful failure because they lost the battle but saved 300,000 lives. The movie itself showcases three storylines, the air, the sea, and the beach. This was a well-made film but some aspects seemed lacking. Listen and find out what we mean.
What did you think of Christopher Nolan's latest film?
War for the Planet of the Apes Review
We've been waiting for this sequel for years. Some say the journey began with the original Planet of the Apes film in 1968. But really it kicked off in 2011 with the surprise hit of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. "Rise" is technically a reboot of the franchise but it can be seen as the beginning of a prequel trilogy much like Star Wars the Phantom Menace. Rise shows the birth of Caesar, a genetically enhanced chimpanzee who leads an army of apes out of captivity while a "simian flu" eradicates most of the human race. The apes thrive, however, and this is told in the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Things don't stay rosy war begins at the end of the film.
In this iteration, we see an older and more war-torn Caesar. He's just trying to keep his family safe but the war keeps pulling him away from those he holds dear. This week we discuss what absolutely worked in this film and sadly what didn't.
What did you think of the film?