Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV
EP62 - Point Pleasant

EP62 - Point Pleasant

June 4, 2019

I've heard of daddy issues, but this is ridiculous! This week we watched as the lady anti-Christ turned against her old man (aka, Satan!), in 2005's super soapy, Good vs Evil drama, Point Pleasant! It may have only lasted 8 episodes but Mike is still pining over the loss of this obscure Fox failure, co-created by former Buffy showrunner Marti Noxon. Speaking of Buffy, Chevy returns to fill in for Morgan, and The Slayer is definitely on her brain, but don't worry she still discusses Point Pleasant (and Point Break?), even if she'd rather be talking about Xander and Willow (which she also does). 

We also recap Twilight: Breaking Dawn for no particular reason, discuss the advantages of taking medicine with alcohol, and remind ourselves that people can be different ages than us. Plus Chevy (rightfully) points out that Mike is a 16 year old girl, criticizes his movie library organization, and brags about hugging Nicholas Brendan. Mike meanwhile disses Supernatural, talks about less famous siblings of Hollywood actors, and brags about winning a meaningless award one million years ago!!

Cut the Shit:
Chevy - Deadwood
 
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EP61 - Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

EP61 - Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

May 28, 2019

Hold on to your joysticks (and internal organs!), this week we watched the television adaptation of the most notorious video game of the 90s, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm! Brent from Home Video Hustle is back to fill in for Morgan, and he brings his ridiculously detailed knowledge of all things Kombat! No character is too obscure, no back story too insignificant, Brent knows these violent ninjas, robots, demons, and more, better than most people know their loved ones! But how can a kids Saturday morning cartoon capture the graphically gratuitous nature of this fatality-filled fighting favorite?

Mike and Brent discuss all their favorite (and least favorite) Kombat Karacters, the Star War prequels, and how Highlander II is superior to the first. Plus Brent gets down into some really deep cut MK games, defends the inexcusably awful movie sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and breaks down all the things the TV show got wrong! It's a spine-ripping, face-melting, heart-crushing good time!!

Was Defenders of the Realm a flawless victory, or were we screaming to “Finish It!?” Listen now to find out!

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EP60 - Samurai Pizza Cats

EP60 - Samurai Pizza Cats

May 21, 2019

Holy Cats! What do you get when you mix feline cyborgs, ancient Japanese warriors, and the most delicious food on the planet?? The 1990 animated import, Samurai Pizza Cats! It’s a veritable fancy feast of puns, guns, parody, and hilarity, and almost certainly the only show to feature robot cats being launched out of a gun-shaped pizzeria! Morgan is absent again, but we’ve got a More Gooder substitute, “Crushin’ It” Chris Braaten! Plus an all new robotronic Morgan replacement, Cy-Morg!

Mike (aka "Pizza Mike") makes some shocking accusations about the notable lack of a certain titular cheese pie in the show, and recounts stories about video stores and VCRs that reveal that he’s an old white-bearded man. Plus Chris questions the logic of the Power Rangers fighting strategy, and declares pistachio ice cream to be the best flavor(?!)

Cut the Shit:
Chris - The Butcher
 
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EP59 - Mann & Machine

EP59 - Mann & Machine

May 7, 2019

Crime is a computer virus… She’s the cure! We watched the absolutely ridiculous, ultra-90s cyber-police procedural, Mann & Machine! From the creator of Law and Order comes the classic story of a grumpy butthole police detective who hates robots but is forced to team up with a beautiful and acrobatic android who has a pre-school education and a love of chocolate donuts! What a mismatched pair! Zany robo-antics most definitely ensue.

This week Mike is joined by guest host Tiffany since Morgan is on the other side of the country (but don’t worry, she still makes an appearance). That means you’re in for plenty of talk about sexy robot lawyers, the consistency of android skin, and the dangers of secondhand smoke on robots. Plus Tiff gives a detailed history of The Fast and the Furious, Mike wonders why no one can close a car door, and we cross our fingers that Dick Wolf finally steps in front of the camera and shows the world his acting abilities!

Go-go-gadget podcast!

Cut the Shit:
Tiffany - The Orville
Mike - Firefly
 
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EP58 - Harper’s Island

EP58 - Harper’s Island

April 30, 2019

Put your hockey masks on and get your chainsaws revved up, things are gonna get slasher-y this week!! We watched the 2009 single-season murder mystery, Harper’s Island! Who wouldn’t want to set their wedding in the isolated location where a violent serial killer had chopped up their friends and family only a few short years prior?! It’s show that tests the limit of how many characters can be crammed into a single plot! It’s a horror show that takes music cues right out of teen dramas. It’s a show that… we actually liked?? Dun dun dunnnnn!!

We also debate whether Robin Hood is a serial killer, flex our boat term knowledge, discuss the fabulous career of director Jon Turtletaub and sing the classic tune “Let’s All Get a Boat.” Plus Morgan declares her desire to “rebirth” John Mulaney, her imprinted memories of The Man in the Iron Mask, and naming her favorite monkey movies. Meanwhile Mike explains why Dawson’s Creek is awesome, remembers an old Carl's Jr commercial in disturbing detail, and admits he has no idea how much diamonds cost!

A that and so much… gore! (It's not actually gory, but you get the idea)

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Scream
 
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EP57 - Marvel’s Inhumans

EP57 - Marvel’s Inhumans

April 23, 2019

Everyone (except Morgan) is crazy for the MCU! And with Avengers: Endgame coming out this week the hype has never been more substantial! So we figured the time was right to take a look at the one thing nobody likes from Marvel’s cinematic universe, the 2017 super-flop, Inhumans! It’s that one with the giant CGI bulldog and a lady with magic hair. Remember? Fanboys be warned, we don’t actually know a whole lot about the MCU (and NOTHING about the Inhumans comics) and we spend a lot of time in this episode getting pretty much everything wrong! But it’s all in good fun!! (except Morgan, she’s out for blood)

Also, Morgan reveals the 3(!) Marvel movies she’s seen, rants about Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland being under construction, and cannot stop talking about Magneto! Mike gets psyched for the imaginary John Wick Animated series, mourns Jason Momoa’s beard, and scoff’s at the idea of watching Inhuman’s in an IMAX theater. Plus talk about Harry Potter lingo, gas station movie knock-offs, and obscure Home Alone references. Oh, and lots of us complaining about this dumb, dumb show!

Inhumans? More like Inhumane! Right?!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Comfort movies (i.e. The Princess Bride)
 
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EP56 - Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp

EP56 - Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp

April 16, 2019

We can’t monkey unsee this monkey doo doo! This week Morgan forced Mike to watch an absurdly dumb show with an entirely chimpanzee cast! Apparently the bizarro 1970 spy comedy, “Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp” was actually a real thing that existed and was on TV, and it is every bit as strange as it sounds.

From Breakfast Spaghetti, to pretending to know about British TV shows, to "Stunt Munks" and Pizza flavored Mad Libs, this episode is more fun than a double barrel of monkeys straight to the funny bone! You could say this show was a real banana in our tailpipes!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Build-Your-Own
 

Shoutouts:

@PredictOCast @MGnPpodcast @LaunchingTPilot @WDIMPodcast @HVHPodcast @InvasionRemake @MMandOscar @TheMovieChaser

 
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EP55 - The Powers of Matthew Star

EP55 - The Powers of Matthew Star

April 10, 2019

From out of this world and onto our television, we get invaded by 1982’s alien superhero drama with an identity crisis, The Powers of Matthew Star!! Or is it David Star? This is definitely the first show we’ve watched that can’t even get it’s main character’s name right. Louis Gossett Jr. shows up (with hair!) as does everyone’s favorite Friday the 13th Part II star, Amy Steel. Sparks fly, busses crash, and projectors burst into flame as we watch another pick from TV Guide’s 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time, so you know we’ve got a real winner on our hands...

Also, we debut two new segments, dive into some fascinating trivia about the show and discuss the science behind mega-pooping! Plus, Morgan lays down some Grease trivia (including what song is about a penis!), gets excited by the notion of an adults only round of Double Dare, and is very curious about where Rick Flair got his “Nature Boy” nickname. Meanwhile, Mike rants about Final Girls and the rules of slasher movies, lays out the WWE policy on swearing, and proposes an alternate plot about a “Magic Wizard” that plays video games. "Gotta gotch’ ‘em!!"

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EP54 - Good Reception: Grey’s Anatomy

EP54 - Good Reception: Grey’s Anatomy

April 2, 2019

Code Lavender! Get us 100cc’s of soapy medical drama stat!! We’re back with another episode of Good Reception, but this time neither of us has ever seen the show. Somehow we’ve missed the biggest TV phenomenon of the past decade and a half, the much beloved, and oft referenced Grey’s Anatomy. We jump into the middle of season two with the show’s most ever watched episode, “It’s the End of the World.” Will we become the newest Anatom-aniacs (I think I just made that up?) or will it die on the operating table? Either way it’s a prescription for laughter! (sorry, these medical puns are DOA).

Also, we talk about the questionable nature of a certain “90s boning song,” debate who’s the best Billy Crudip, and try to decide if Ellen Pompeo is always crying. Plus Morgan coins her new catchphrase “I would like to uhh… touch that” and Mike pitches his new ABC drama, Don’t-ers. It’s gonna be… explosive! (Dun dun dunnnn!) [That makes more sense if you’ve seen the episode]

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Disneyland
 
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EP53 - Accidentally on Purpose

EP53 - Accidentally on Purpose

March 26, 2019

We're back with another episode of the ever-popular "Elfman on the Shelf!" This time J-Elf finds herself in a more traditional sitcom, about an unconventional relationship! Sound familiar?? It's Knocked Up meets Dharma & Greg... meets an awful moldy old garbage biscuit covered in sewage juice! Josh and Tiffany join us for one of the most painful viewing experiences in the history of the show!

Along the way Tiff confuses Jenna Elfman, Jen Kirkman, James Dean, John Wayne, Kate Moss, Kate Upton, 30 Rock and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Josh helps solve a juicy Hollywood murder mystery, Mike demands an apology from the show, and Morgan reveals her extensive knowledge of Jason Segal nudity. Plus discussions of canned laughter, Beefaroni, GTA strategies, hoo-haws, Tiff's future self sabatage, and a brand new spinoff: Vagina Talk! Did we hate this show? Abso-maybe!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Playing House
 
 
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