Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV
Small Reception - “Totally Not Filler”

Small Reception - “Totally Not Filler”

June 30, 2019

Hey all your Bad Reception superfans, this one's for you!! We were late this week and instead of just another boring old episode, we thought we'd give you about 40 minutes of us just bullshitting and trying to come up with random questions about the shows we've watched so far. It's totally not a filler episode. And I'm sure new listeners will get a kick out of hearing us recount vague details from shows we watched in the past! It's a win win! But seriously this one was just for fun because we wanted to make sure we got something out this week, even if it was 5 days late. If you enjoy it, let us know, maybe we'll do some more of these conversational eps. If not... it's just one episode, give us a break!

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EP64 - Aquaman

EP64 - Aquaman

June 18, 2019

Something’s fishy this week as we watch the 2006 pilot for what would have been The CW’s Aquaman! That’s right, everyone’s favorite superhero punchline, the whale whisperer himself, Aquaman, was star of his very own TV show… For one episode anyway. Also this show has A LOT to do with the Bermuda triangle. Not really sure what that's all about. Josh subs in for Morgan this week to help find out if this floundering failure belongs on the bottom of the sea.

We also discuss Beach Boys geography, octopus drummers, and James Wan's obsession with spinoffs, and then slam the show Frontiers for absolutely no reason. Also, Josh reveals some shocking news about Captain America, and can’t stop talking about the 1998 film, The Big Hit. Meanwhile, Mike unleashes his amazing Ving Rhames impression, and raves about the totally relevant GameCube hit, Eternal Darkness.

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EP63 - Swamp Thing (2019)

EP63 - Swamp Thing (2019)

June 11, 2019

We celebrate the return of Morgan(!) with a brand new show whose single episode cancellation has the internet buzzing and fans rioting, it’s the DC Universe original series, Swamp Thing! This is the first time we’ve done a show that’s still currently airing, but with all the controversy surrounding it’s ludicrously quick termination, we had to find out what all the hubbub was about! Was this tale of the classic horror hero pruned too early, or was it bogged down with a muddy production?

Morgan’s back and hitting the sauce, so you know it's gonna be a good one! We talk about our experience with Harry Potter and the Infinite Queue, how much we love good horror FX, and listen to our cat destroy the kitchen. Plus Morgan reveals her beef with Teen Wolf and her fear of being yelled at by GLaDOS, while Mike preposes the perfect exterminator con and defends his amazing Alligator doctor joke! #ShowMeYourSwampThang

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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!!

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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(?!)

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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!

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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)

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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?!

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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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