All posts tagged: Television

Originals Coming to HBOMax

HBOMax is set to launch on May 27th! Along with a long list of Warner/HBO content from previous decades being added to the service there will of course be some original content at launch and more set to release in the coming months. Disney+ has served as a great example that despite how rich and thick your library of content is, the real hook for streaming lies in the original content. I won’t get into everything, but I wanted to highlight some of what we can expect. 1: Looney Tunes: The classic characters are back for streaming. We will be getting, at launch, eighty original eleven-minute episodes focused around the toons. That’s over FOURTEEN hours of new content. What can I say? I grew up going to bed watching this stuff. Of course I’m going to watch. 2: Elmo Talk Show: Alright…alright! Not for me but can certainly be something for younger audiences to watch as the new streaming service launches! 3: Love Life: The eight episode first season will be lead by Anna Kendrick. I …

Episode 49 – So If Anyone Is Listening

This week the boys are back and there is a lot to unpack. The Golden Globes were this week so we start the episode discussing Ricky Gervais and the winners of the major awards (0:08:30). While we are on that subject, Rom gives his review of the movie ‘1917’ and tries to convince Gab to break his war movie boycott to see it (0:11:45). The big discussion of this episode then comes when we review the movie ‘Marriage Story’ on Netflix and talk about love (0:25:23). Please join us on the couch for all that and more, like the new trailer to ‘New Mutants’. 

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!

Episode 42 – Our POD-iversary

My oh my we’ve made it to a YEAR on the 17 Waverly Podcast! One whole year of talking crap, spoiling the hell out of stuff, giving you all awful movie/television takes, and completely disrespecting each other. On this episode we take it back to our roots as we sit down to watch ‘The Little Rascals’ and discuss a bunch of random things. Amongst the things we talk about are; M Night Shyamalan’s career decline, streaming service changing our tv viewing, review Ep. 1 of ‘His Dark Material’, and much much more!

Episode 39 – The Nightmare Before Halloween

The boys are here and we are watching and discussing a Halloween classic ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. Come join us on the couch as we watch and discuss a bunch of stuff like our top 5 Tim Burton movies @ 0:08:30, AMC strategy killing theaters @ 0:33:35, and then we reminisce on old cartoons we all used to watch @ 0:47:15. All that and much more!

Episode 37 – Righteous Hustlers

The squad is back on the couch and we’ve got another action packed episode for you. We all went and saw the movie ‘Hustlers’ so we review that @ 0:06:20 and then we go immediately into a review episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Righteous Gemstones’ @ 0:26:10. After our reviews, we get into discussing a SPOILER ‘Joker’ leak that we saw online @ 0:32:00, and the latest news in the streaming wars with the official announcement of NBC’s  ‘Peacock’ streaming service @ 0:43:15. All that and much more!

Episode 34 – Overlander

Welcome folks, the couch gang is back and we are ready to talk tv and movies. Right off the bat we finish our discussion/review of the show ‘The Boys’ on Amazon @ 0:03:00 which then gets into a conversation about what superpower we wish we had. We then give our final thoughts on HBO’s Euphoria @ 0:32:50 after we all watched the season finale. The episode ends with us reviewing the movie ‘Shaw & Hobbs’ @ 0:51:10 and some other random TV news!

Episode 33 – The Boys On The Couch

Welcome back folks, come join us on the couch! Today we come in discussing 2 of our favorite tv shows out right now. First we break down the HBO hit show ‘Euphoria’ by dissecting our favorite characters and scenes of the season fo far. We then discuss the first 4 episodes and give our takes on the brand new Amazon Prime show, ‘The Boys’ (@ 0:37:00). We then end the show with Angelo giving his quick review of the movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.

Episode 32 – Context To Content

Wow, the hiatus is over folks and your favorite podcast is BACK! The boys are on the couch and we’ve got a great episode this week. Right off the bat, we review Disney’s remake of the ‘Lion King’ (0:02:00)then to stay on theme, we get into the ‘Little Mermaid’ casting controversy and which princesses can’t get remade in 2019 (0:25:00). We then get into all the recent trailer releases, including: ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Top Gun 2’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob’, ‘CATS’, and more (0:31:15). Lastly get into a review of ‘Stranger Things 3’ (1:15:00) to close the show!

Streaming Service Wars: Taking Down Netflix

A long time ago, in a prosperous cable tv industry far far away… Netflix video streaming was born, and thus, the streaming service war began. Before we get into that however, lets see how we got there. Since 1948, when cable first started broadcasting on televisions across multiple states, we’ve all been immersed in its glory. Over the following few decades, many major networks came to life. By 1998, there were about 171 different cable networks for us to choose from. Looking back, life was probably good for the cable companies around the early 2000s. They were making billions of dollars and consumers had hundreds of channel options, not to mention, great quality content. Enter Netflix. Around 1998 when cable providers were innovating by introducing cable & internet broadband services, Netflix went live with their online DVD rental service. For the next few years they quietly gained subscribers and by 2003 they had hit 1 million users while simultaneously receiving big bucks from investors. Below is a short timeline of the major events that came …