Also really enjoyed the hang-out-y bonus episode!
I’ve subjected myself to two of the Marvel tv series, and that’s probably where it will stand for the foreseeable future. Wandavision bears absolutely no discussion imho…Loki, on the other hand, was enjoyable until the wheels fell all the way off in the last episode or two (or, as I like to call it, the “Mandalorian effect”). I’ve since cancelled Disney+ (for now), but might cautiously dip back in at some point. I appreciate where Tim was coming from re: keeping up with the massively interconnected MCU, but I think on the balance I can handle missing a few references or mentally filling in the gaps if/when I see the next big movie (they can go ahead and make a big ol’ fool of me in the comfort of my home…I’ll get over it ;)).
I had a similar reaction to Mob Psycho. I only made it a few episodes in, but I recall almost no reaction to it. The premise and animation seemed compelling enough, but to the best of my recollection the characters were either unlikeable or essentially inert. I think I might have fallen asleep during one episode, but chances are that was more of a me problem. I would consider giving it another chance if a compelling argument was made, but there’s so much else out there (just about to start Trigun—thanks for the recommendation @esper !).
Oh also, thanks for addressing the elephantine mouth-crunches in the room esper…for such a misophonia-aware podcast I legitimately thought this was some kind of bit! I think, as penance, @Jaffe should tell us exactly what variety of chip was being consumed and furnish us with a brief snack review.
edit: also, I found John Wilson to be fantastic and I completely agree with how he was characterized on the episode. He seems like a pretty genuine weirdo—I would recommend this short CBS Sunday Morning interview to learn a little more about him. The NYC stuff does resonate with me, but I think that’s actually a pretty minor component of my enjoyment. What really gets me are the absurd rabbit holes he seems to fall down while somehow making it seem both supremely awkward and completely effortless. I’ve only seen clips from Nathan for You, but I think Tim might have sold me on trying to watch it in earnest.