What if Beavis and Butt-Head grew up?
One of the benefits of an animated series is that it doesn’t have to follow the same rules we follow in real life. For instance, characters don’t have to face consequences for their actions, and they don’t have to age with the passage of time. But what if you played by the rules of real life with America’s favorite lovable losers, Beavis and Butt-Head?
In this episode of Punch It, Char is joined by her husband, Patrick, as they explore what an animated revival of Beavis and Butt-Head would look like if they had aged the 20+ years since the show’s airing. What would sort of lives would Beavis and Butt-Head have in their mid-30s? Would they have jobs? Money? Girls? What sort of aspirations would they have as a mark of success in 2017 and could they achieve their dreams? Char and Patrick discuss this and more.
Analyze the writing and direction of Gilmore Girls Season 3
Here we are again and we could not be happier. Char has finally finished her first Gilmore Girls run through of season three! Tristan is a Gilmore Girls veteran but this is Char's first time and so they take a look at the Stars Hallow world through the lens of Punch It.
The first two seasons established the tone and setting and this season really solidifies who the characters are.
Did Char think this was the best or worst season so far? Listen and find out.
We explore what a House of Cards spinoff would look like
Last week, we explored every single angle you could possibly explore with how a House of Cards spinoff would actually look. We landed on a Garret Walker lead show. How did he get to the presidency? How did his marriage survive? What was it like in the Governor's mansion in Colorado?
We start the episode with our spoiler-free review of House of Cards season 5.
House of Cards was released this week and Char and Tristan couldn't be happier. The Netflix original with Frank and Claire Underwood is one of their favorites and a lot of the world feels the same way. This episode is not a review of Season Five because it was recorded a day before its release. So there is no feasible way that it could be spoiled for you.
Your Punch It crew explores almost every single avenue with what this hypothetical show could look like. Should it move forward? Alongside? Or should it be a prequel? Who would be the protagonist and more importantly, would they talk to the camera?
What would you like to see in a House of Cards spin-off if there ever was one?
Developing Guinan's backstory from Star Trek on-the-fly
Guinan first graced the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation in season 2's episode "The Child". While that episode was lacking, this new warm and fascinating character, portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg, was not. She was an enigma from the very beginning and her origins were unknown. Certain moments of conflicting canon didn't help when it came to how she came onboard the Enterprise. One of her deepest connections onboard was with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and she once described their relationship as "beyond friendship, beyond family".
But what else is there?
We start at the beginning and work our way forward speculating on who she was, where she came from, and how she really met Picard.