Modern TV shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead have normalized (for the most part) character deaths in media. But that wasn't always the case. Used to when a main character died it was a big deal and really stuck with the audience. This week we share some of the most iconic and memorable character deaths in movies, TV, books, comics and video games. First and foremost if you are sensitive to spoilers you might want to keep you finger close the pause button. You might also want to keep your other hand close to a box of tissues because this was rough. And finally you can blame Jay (@epicallyjayred on Twitter) for this episode; it was his idea. Now if you'll excuse me, I have something in my eye.
On this week's show, Parker and Lanie discuss their top 3 albums of all time... maybe... I don't know... Lanie can't decide. We review homework from episode 1, and assign new ways to attempt to torture each other. Spoiler: Parker actually remembers beer this time!
We lost a lot of good people in 2016 as well as had several other unfortunate events to the point that many people consider the year to be a dumpster fire all around. But 2016 had some good points, great ones even, which is why we're looking back at it and recounting the best movies, TV shows, media and events from last year. Put on your rose colored glasses and fondly remember the best of 2016.
If you are a child of the 80's like most of here on the site, you probably have fond memories of that decade. The music, the movies, the TV, the games, everything had a distinct feel. And while we have seen a resurgence of 80's culture because everything old is new again, it's not like everyone is reliving that decade. But what if we did... in order to win a game... for control of the world? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline proposes that exact thing. Imagine spending most of your time in a virtual world dedicated to the 80's! This month we dissect this love letter to the "Big" decade and share our feelings and love for it as well.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the second Star Wars movie to come out since Disney purchased Lucas Film and the first movie that isn't a direct episode in the series. Just like with The Force Awakens, we needed time to come to terms with our thoughts and feelings on the movie... and of course discuss with the group. So what did we think? In case you haven't figured it out yet, SPOILER ALERT: we will be spoiling the entire movie. So grab some blue milk and lets go back to the galaxy, far, far away.
Not so long ago, not so far away, two friends sat in a bar, commandered a jukebox, and talked about music. Then did it again a week later. And again after that, and again, and again, and again, until finally, Rhythm & Brews was born! Check out our pilot episode, where we discuss the genesis of the show, our musical background, and even lay into the new KOL album. Spoiler alert: Lanie is not amused.
It's our final episode of the year and we're drafting our favorite holiday things. We drafted items to include seasonal foods, movies, songs, animated specials and a wild card. Who claimed the Reece's Peanut Butter Christmas Tree? Who grabbed "the greatest Christmas movie of all time?" And what's the deal with egg nog?
Happy holidays from the Epically Geeky crew and we'll see you in 2017 with all new episodes!
Its 2016 and the two hottest toys everyone is clammering to get their hands on are Hatchimals and the NES?!? Well, the NES Classic to be exact. 30 years after Nintendo debuted their flagship gaming console and changed the world, they have managed to make it one of the most sought after items on ther market... AGAIN. To celebrate the resurgence of Nintendo fevor, we're counting down our top 5 NES games of all time. Basically it was like Sophie's Choice for Cy.
On episode 1, we came up with some truly horrible Hallmark ornaments. This time we're taking the high road and coming up with some awesome ornaments we like to see on our Christmas trees. Since it was just "The Three Stooges" on this week's show, we also wondered a bit in our conversations and discussed our thoughts on the state of geeky properties. Time the deck the halls with epicness!
What would you do if you were stranded and left for dead in a remote location? Would you fight to survive even if the odds were heavily stacked against you? Image that scenario, but on Mars. This month we discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. We walk through the major plot points as well as our personal thoughts on the characters, story, differences between the book and movie and what we would do in that situation. Make sure to stay until the end for the next book we're reading.