All posts tagged: Netflix

Episode 76 – Halloween Hijinks Part 1

Welcome everyone to the annual 17 Waverly Pod Halloween special! This year since we are all stuck at home due to this incredibly annoying pandemic, we are giving you 3, that’s right, 3 consecutive weeks of Halloween madness. This week we review (with SPOILERS) 2 Netflix originals starting with a lengthy discussion of ‘The Haunting of BLY Manor’ @ (0:06:45) and then Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween’ @ (0:49:00). We close the show revealing the first 4 movies on our own special ’13 Nights of Halloween’ movie list. Come join us!  COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Haunting of Bly Manor: Rom – 5, Angelo – n/a, Gab – 5 Hubie Halloween: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

‘The Crown’ Season 4 Trailer

Ya’ll… The trailer for the fourth season of The Crown has arrived and I have so many F**** to give! Since watching the excellent quality of the first season I have been looking forward to their vision for the Diana years. After four years of waiting we are finally here! The trailer recognizes what the centerpiece of the season will be; we set the stage with Robert Runcie, the archbishop of Canterbury, giving his words on the day of Diana and Charles’ wedding day back in 1981. Yet, instead of the joyous energy around that day in July, we have the benefit of time and context to set a different tone! The music is ominous and we see Diana (Emma Corrin) walking into the setting of the royal family. Though this story has been told many times before, in different formats, this is the first time we are getting it as part of a larger collective. Rather then stepping into this castle with Diana as our inception to the story it’s more like she’s joining …

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 7-9 Review

Oh dear… This did not stick the landing. Let’s just get this over with. Too Much Going On: So by the time we get to the last set of episodes we have more of an info dump. It turns out Peter and Rebecca have been planning to make their merge to the children permanent so they could get the hell outta dodge. I repeat- this pair of lovers were manipulating the children siblings so they would willingly merge with the ghosts so they could take total control of their bodies in the real world. Meanwhile, the children would infanantly stay in a memory somewhere in dream land? I don’t know. Alright, that explains them, what about all the other ghosts in the house? It turns out the lady in the lake was the ghost who started it all. She is the cause of the death of many people still haunting the mansion, but also the reason why none of them can leave Bly…However… This was All a Coincidence?: I had suspected that the reason the …

‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 4-6 Review

Well that escalated at a regular pace! Where episodes one through three are slow burns setting the foundation for our nine-part series, episodes four through six are completely dedicated to giving us some answers. Some of my guesses were right, and some were on the right track(?). I’m going to save the good and the bad for the final review (episodes seven through nine) and want to take this chance to just recap on the highlights. Miles and Peter: What did I say!? The kid was possessed! I knew it! the first chunk of episodes dropped many hints but this second set rubs it in your face; the request for wine at dinner and his frustration at being denied, him outside smoking the cigarette, and of course his playing with the lighter. Peter has been (obviously) dead this entire time and has been shacking up with Miles. Peter is evidently somehow stuck in this state with no way of escaping. The lady in the lake seems to serve as a protector(?) to Bly and once …

‘Hubie Halloween’ Review; Sandler-Bad and It’s Fantastic

Right out the gates I have to make one thing perfectly clear- I, like many, absolutely adore Adam Sandler. If you grew up in the 90’s/early 2000’s you know that his movies were a big staple to growing up. The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, 50 First Dates, The Waterboy and so many others… They were movies filled with memorable comedic moments (we still quote from time to time), dumb and flat comedic moments (that you still somehow enjoyed), and great heartfelt ones. With all the craziness of 2020 the idea that Sandler was releasing another Netflix original for Hallowen sounded perfect. Let’s get into the bad and the worst that makes Sandler movies oh so good! Honor the Past: Like all Sandler movies they incorporate a boat of familiar faces. To see Steve Buscemi playing something vulgar, Rob Schneider with his usual random pop-ins, and a crop of other familiars throughout the movie put a smile on my face. Honestly, each one should have had that that great SNL applause whenever …

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 1-3 Review

The creators of The Haunting of Hill House have returned with their highly anticipated second installment of their Netflix horror anthology series. This time around the story is taking primarily from Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. I am three episodes into the nine episode miniseries. I decided to divide the review into three parts as there is alot going on and I’m sure more to come in what’s left. So, the good and the bad. THE GOOD Character investment: So many of these positives will (obviously) be similar to those from its predecssor. Bly Manor is no exception to really great character investment. We have our protagonist Dani (Victoria Pedretti) who has taken this au pair gig in the late 1980’s to look after two orphaned siblings. The only real thing to her that has still not been explained, up to the third episode, is just who the hell is she seeing in the mirror? My guess is that she is responsible for this man’s death and this is why she ran all …

Episode 56 – The Quarantine Pod

So take a pinch of our usual inconsistency and a gallon of pandemic and you have our most recent excuse for the hiatus! However, we are finally back on the couch in the midst of this nonsense to do our best to provide an hour of distraction – and fail. Join us as we panic with you about this virus, discuss a few of our favorite apocalypse films (0:26:30), the hilarious Netflix reality show ‘the Circle’ (0:43:00), Disney’s ‘Onward’ review (0:51:45), and then closing with a few recommendations for what to watch while you are all stuck at home! Joins us for all that and much more!

Episode 55 – Love Is NOT Blind

The gang is back and we are on the couch for episode 55 of the 17 Waverly Podcast! In today’s episode we give a deep and thorough discussion into the new Netflix reality show ‘Love is Blind’. We spend the majority of our time this week discussing each couple from the show, what makes them insane/hilarious, and finally our predictions for how they will end up by the reunion show. We finish this week’s episode by giving our thoughts on the recent images that leaked of the new Batman suit from the upcoming Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson. Come join us on the couch, you wont regret it!

Episode 51 – Legendary Farewell

We are BACK on the couch for episode 51!  We may be a television and film podcast but it only felt right to open the show to reflect on the tragedy that took the lives of the legendary Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other souls. While attempting to transition into usual business- This week we also want to review season 2 of Netflix’s Sex Education (00:24:45)! Do we agree with Eric’s choice between Adam and Gay Drake- I mean Rahim? How many times DO we say anal douching? What’s the deal with Maive and this new guy? We’ll give you our irrelevant takes! Next, it wouldn’t be the couch if we didn’t jump on hot topics WEEKS after they’ve become room temperature. Therefore, we dive into the three-part docu-series on Aaron Hernandez (00:40:45) and give our thoughts on that mess. Lastly, stick around as we chat about the South Korean oscar nominated film making waves; Parasite (00:59:00). Is it as good as everyone says? How does it blend comedy, drama, and suspense? Well, we’ll give …

Episode 43 – Streaming Wars Round One

Welcome back folks! We’ve got an action packed episode lined up for you all! Join us on the couch this week as we dive right into the beginning of the major stage of the streaming wars. Today we start by reviewing Disney+ new shows, like ‘The Mandalorian’, and content their content library @0:02:45. We then get into our thoughts on Apple TV+ as we review their new original shows like ‘SEE’ and ‘ The Morning Show’ @0:33:30. We finish off with more important TV/Movie news and much more!