New Girl, Season 7 and Looking Back Series Review (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com. In this episode, recorded in November 2018, our small but robust panel of True Americans – including moderator Kylie, Kristen, and Sarah – is Around the Water Cooler and discussing Season 7 of quirky sitcom New Girl as well as Looking Back at the now ended series as a whole. If you have not watched any of New Girl, be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

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PODCAST! – Around the Water Cooler: The CPU! Goodbye to “New Girl” – The Season 7 Recap and Review + Looking Back at Seasons 1-7 (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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Moderated by Chief Couch Potato Kylie

THE SPECS:

Who: “New Girl” aired on Fox for seven total seasons from 2011-2018 .

What: “New Girl,” a situation comedy about goofy but lovable teacher (some have described her as ‘adorkable’) Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel), who, after finding out that her boyfriend cheated on her, answers a Craig’s List ad and ends up living in a loft with three others guys, including metrosexual, yuppie womanizer Schmidt (Max Greenfield); grumpy but down-to-earth bartender Nick (Jake Johnson); and eccentric but loyal radio producer Winston (Lamorne Morris).  Also interwoven into this mix is Jess’ childhood friend CeCe (Hannah Simone), a deadpan model who has more street smarts than Jess but tends to make poorer choices (for a more detailed Synopsis, read here: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/tv/new_girl/summary.html).

When: Season 7 aired from April 10, 2018, to May 15, 2018, on Fox.

Where: The show is set in Los Angeles, California.

Why: Chief CP Kylie found this show on Netflix, having had some interest in it when it was first advertised, because I love Zooey Deschanel, but for some reason, I wasn’t able to catch it when it was on, and I didn’t place priority on it because it seemed like an updated rehashing of Friends for the Millennial generation.  Yet, so many people, both trusted friends and critics alike, said it was funny; therefore, once it became available on Netflix, I binge watched the first two seasons before watching it in real – or almost real – time. For this latest CPU! podcast episode, our continued pair of fellow New Girl fans joined me around the water cooler to recap New Girl Season 7 and to Look Back at the whole series, which ended its run this year.

How – as in How’s It Going? (THOUGHTS…at present)

CPU! previously covered New Girl in both blog and podcast format.  To catch up on prior coverage, click some handy hyper or otherwise embedded links for your reading and listening pleasure, provided below:

Season 3: Read here

Seasons 4 & 5

Season 6

Our small but robust panel of returning True Americans, namely Kristen and Sarah, once again struggles through the latest season’s antics of Jess (Deschanel), Nick (Johnson), Schmidt (Greenfield), Winston (Morris), and CeCe (Simone).  We cover notable situations from Season 7 and the final eight episodes, as the show closes the book on the relationships, romantic and otherwise, between our five beloved if erstwhile loft-mates. We also spend some time briefly looking back at the show as a whole and comparing all of the seasons, including how they made us feel and react as ready and willing viewers, though it can be fairly said that our panel’s particular level of devotion to this quirky sitcom definitely ended on a low note, which we discuss at length in the embedded episode below.

This particular episode was recorded in November 2018, and there are, without question, MAJOR SPOILERS, as the panelists cover key plot points, comedic situations, jokes, and sight gags of both Season 7 and really all of New Girl. Listen at your own risk, and let us know what you think by commenting below!

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Remember, new episodes and blog posts are published weekly!  Next Wednesday, our The Originals panel returns to the Water Cooler a final time themselves, and after nearly a year’s hiatus, to review and recap Season 5, the final season, of The Vampire Diaries spin-off and to Look Back at the entire series whilst saying goodbye to the handsome and charismatic family Mikaelson, at least as depicted on this particular series!  Stay tuned!

Old Questions

1) REPEAT QUESTION: If Jess and Nick get back together, can it be new and fresh?  The panel says: “will they or won’t they, and just move on!”

NEW ANSWER: If by new and fresh, we mean that they finally are committed to their commitment, then the answer is “they will.”  Jess and Nick are together at the start of Season 7 and seem to be fairly comfortable with the idea of it – so much so that Nick spends most of this brief final season planning how to propose to Jess, until he finally achieves his proposal in his consummately awkward, Nick-type way.

2) With an impending time jump, where will all of our characters be as the final eight episodes commence? Will Nick and Jess be together still?  Will Nick and Jess get married?  Will Winston and Aly still be together?  Will we see their wedding, or are we bypassing Winston’s inevitable nuptials?  What will CeCe and Schmidt’s adorable child be, look like, and be named?  Will they get pregnant again?

ANSWERS:

  • Nick and Jess are still together.  In fact, as Season 7 begins, they have toured the world for Nick’s massively popular young adult book series, “The Pepperwood Chronicles,” and have returned to LA, particularly as Nick’s publisher demands more from Nick.
  • Nick spends most of the season attempting to propose to Jess at just the right moment.  He never reaches the right moment, but he does eventually propose to her; she says “yes to the dress,” and they get married in the penultimate episode, auspiciously and awkwardly, as only they can.
  • Winston and Aly are not only still together; they’re married.  We do not get the benefit of seeing much of their wedding, except maybe via brief glimpse in a flashback, but Aly is pregnant at the beginning of Season 7.  They have a son by the end of the season, who Winston names, with conviction, Dan-Bill.
  • Schmidt and CeCe have a daughter, who they name Ruth and who favors CeCe in physical appearance, owing, no doubt, to a spot-on casting director.  Though they do not become pregnant again by series’ end, CeCe certainly wants to be.

3) Will Jess still be principal of the hippie new age school?

ANSWER: No.  Somehow, Jess chucks that job (or maybe she lost it at the end of Season 6) and decides to cavort around the world with Nick for awhile.

4) Will CeCe’s Boys be a successful modeling agency?  Will she take care of the children, or…?

ANSWER: The modeling agency is successful in a record three years, and CeCe is a high-powered corporate-type, meaning that Schmidt is needed to stay at home with Ruth.  Panelist Sarah struggles with this choice somewhat, as she feels that Schmidt being a house-husband and father is antithetical to the root of his character, but as we discuss in the podcast episode, characters evolve.  Schmidt is happy enough to stay home with Ruth; when he attempts to return to his old job during Season 7, he realizes that he is most content hanging out with his adorable daughter all day, and he ultimately resigns.  Schmidt, apparently, grows up a little.

4) …Will Schmidt quit his high-powered ad executive job and be a stay-at-home dad?

ANSWER: At the start of the season, he is technically on some type of sabbatical, but he is definitely playing stay-at-home dad.  He quits said job by the end of the season, though, and elects full time house-husbandry. 

5) Will Winston and Aly still be police officers?

ANSWER; Winston has achieved a desk job as a detective by the start of this final season.  Aly seems to on maternity leave when we first see her, and she is not so happy about it.

6) What will happen to the loft?

ANSWER: Nick and Jess are still living in the loft as Season 7 begins.  By the end of the season, and through what Winston deems to be the greatest prank of all time, they believe they are evicted from the loft.  Though the eviction is fake, Nick, Jess, and the rest of the gang simply resign themselves to climbing into the moving van and heading to the Millers’ new house.

7) Will Ferguson still be kickin’ it, for feline realz, y’all?

ANSWER: Apparently, one year before we reunite with our loft-mates, we learn that Ferguson kicked nothing but a bucket, owing to a kitty heart attack – though Jess believes she is responsible for his death for a long time, until Winston sets her straight at Ferguson’s funeral.

8) Will Coach return for any part of this next season?

ANSWER: Speaking of Coach, and Ferguson’s funeral, Coach returns for one episode, depicting Ferguson’s protracted funeral at what used to be Nick’s bar, but he and Nick are salty because, as it turns out, Nick loaned Coach a lot of money to start a business, but the business failed, and Coach has not been able to face Nick since.  Not only are things frosty between them, but the funeral, unsurprisingly, also gets weird.

9) Will we see any old and/or beloved recurring characters?

ANSWER: Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis return as Jess’ parents; Dermot Mulroney returns as Jess’ former fancy boyfriend turned boss; Nelson Franklin returns as Jess’ former boyfriend, current cousin, Robby; David Walton returns as Jess’ former boyfriend, Dr. Sam; Curtis Armstrong briefly cameos as former Principal Foster; and Steve Agee appears as Outside Dave.

10) How will the series end?

ANSWER: Nick and Jess get married; CeCe and Schmidt try to get pregnant; Schmidt decides to remain a stay-at-home parent; Winston and Aly have Dan-Bill and find a new cat named NAFTA; Jess attempts to encourage her loft-mates to say goodbye with many acknowledgements of feelings to the loft during Winston’s elaborate eviction prank, but the night of sentiment evolves into a final roaring game of occasional packing and “True American,” which then morphs into a flash-forward of a gathering of each of the couples and their burgeoning families, playing a PG version of the game.  Finally, Winston reveals his “ultimate prank,” complete with his photo plastered on the back of the moving van, but Nick and Jess decide that they’re moving anyway, and everyone goes along for the ride, presumably to live happily, if awkwardly and adorkably, ever after.

PARTING SHOTS

For this panel of New Girl fans, the “adorkable” Jess and her lofty pals still brought some laughs, but the panel universally agrees that the series lasted longer than it should have; in fact, the panelists, your Chief CP included, think the show’s first four seasons are its strongest, followed by a steady and marked decline beginning with the appearance of Megan Fox as a substitute for Zooey Deschanel while she was on maternity leave.  Even though this show started as a contemporary and relevant situation comedy that mixed a few atypical character archetypes into a wildly flavorful (and crunchy) salad of laughs, the lettuce got soggy, what with all the dressing in the form of “will they/won’t they” romantic antics between Nick and Jess.  Plus, the network and the producers left the salad out of the fridge for too long and continued the show far past its expiration date.  The final panel consensus is that the writers failed their presumed mission of providing this talented cast of performers and the characters they portray something more intelligent to do in the final season.  Though the season ended on a quaint if predictable note, and though the characters made our panelists smile at least once per episode, the CPU! panel sees New Girl as a milquetoast knockoff of Friends, as well as a series that could only be recommended to those with similar senses of humor that might, at some point, express interest in it.

THE FUTURE OF THE SHOW

Ended!  New Girl ended in 2018, by mutual agreement of Fox and the show’s producers, after seven seasons.  The first six seasons are available to stream on Netflix; the seventh is on Hulu and the FoxNow app, though the whole series can be purchased via the usual outlets of Amazon, YouTube, and so on.  The panel does not universally recommend New Girl now that the series has ended: panelist Kristen would recommend it only to individuals with similar senses of humor who are not put off by the less-than-subtle similarities to Friends; panelist Sarah would not recommend the show to others, as she feels that there are better shows in similar genres with similar oeuvres; and Chief CP and Moderator Kylie would encourage a watch of anyone who asked me if it was worth watching, but I would not go out of my way to recommend it, given the abject similarities to other sitcoms, such as Friends.  All in all, these responses left the panel with some anticlimactic feelings, as this comedy, which once felt new, fresh, and utterly “adorkable,” seemed to devolve into some level of mediocrity, with pleasantly awkward if empirically beautiful characters occupying a Los Angeles loft that most of them would not otherwise be able to afford in real life.  The panelists might miss the show, in the end, and we all love Zooey, Jake, Max, Lamorne, and Hannah (and some of us really like Damon Wayans, Jr.), but we would not rush to re-watch it (or to watch a reboot) anytime soon.  Take that, gentle viewer and listener, for what it’s worth. 

An image from the series finale of “New Girl” – Jess encourages the gang to properly grieve the loss of the loft in Winston’s self-proclaimed, greatest all-time mess-around.

(left to right) Max Greenfield as Schmidt, Jake Johnson as Nick, Zooey Deschanel as Jess, Lamorne Morris as Winston, Hannah Simone as Cece.
Panelists Sarah and Kristen give “True American” the old college try.
Our Not-So-New Girls, Kristen and Sarah: our “New Girl” panel.

Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek, Seasons 3-4: Part Two of the “Catching Up on Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” Miniseries (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com.  In this episode, recorded in November 2018, our panel of CPU! small townies – specifically, moderator Kylie, Nick, Sarah, Andrew, and Amy – reconvenes Around the Water Cooler to discuss Seasons 3 and 4 of the quirky Canadian comedy depicting a riches to rags family with hearts of gold, i.e. Schitt’s/Schitt$ Creek, in this, Part Two of our two-part “Catching Up on Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” Miniseries.  As always, if you have not watched any of Schitt’s/Schitt$ Creek, be aware that there are, most definitely, MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

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PODCAST! – Around the Water Cooler: “Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” – Recapping Seasons 3 and 4; Part Two of CPU!’s “Catching Up on Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” Miniseries (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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Moderator: Chief Couch Potato Kylie

THE SPECS:

Who: “Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” is a Canadian sitcom, which airs on cable network Pop in the United States, though it is currently on hiatus.

What:  “Schitt’s Creek,” created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, is based on a series of situations contrasting a once-rich family and their worldly big-city attitudes with sudden small-town living and the honest, down-to-earth, hard-working residents of fictional town Schitt’s Creek.

SYNOPSIS

The series stars Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, a wealthy video store magnate, and Catherine O’Hara as his wife Moira, a formerly successful soap star. The family loses their fortune when their business manager fails to pay their taxes. They are forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining asset: a small town named Schitt’s Creek, which they had bought their son as a joke birthday gift years before. The story revolves around the family’s life living in two adjacent rooms of a rundown motel with their pampered twenty-something adult children, David and Alexis, played by Dan Levy and Annie Murphy, respectively.  The cast also features Chris Elliott, Jennifer Robertson, and Emily Hampshire as series regulars.

When: The third season aired from January 10, 2017, to April 4, 2017, and the fourth season aired from January 9, 2018, to April 10, 2018, on cable network Pop in the United States (after first airing on the CBC in Canada).  Season 3 contains 13 episodes; Season 4 is comprised of 12 episodes currently, though an upcoming holiday special for the show will be counted as the thirteenth of the fourth season.

Where: The action is set primarily in the fictional town of Schitt’s Creek, which we can only guess is somewhere in Ontario, Canada, since that is where the show is filmed.

Why: To find out why individual podcast panelists started watching this show, listen to the podcast episode via the link below!

How – as in How Was It? – THOUGHTS

This is Part Two of our “Catching Up on Schitt$ Creek” miniseries.  You can listen to Part One here and at our audio feeds (iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play):

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As you might recall, by popular request, though notably by established CPU! panelists and viewers, Schitt$ Creek became a new show panel at the CPU! Water Cooler! as of this past summer. Our Schitt$ Creek resident townies – Nick, Sarah, Andrew, and Amy – as well as your Chief CP reconvened “Around the Water Cooler” to talk about the remaining available seasons of this quirky comedy, including the ongoing Rose family dynamics and contributing personalities, the folks the Roses have met and befriended in the town, and the all around fun of this show. The panel continues to regard the series as both smart and subtly funny and unlike anything on typical American TV nowadays, despite the show’s clear influences (as the panel sees it) of Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Riches, and Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara’s prior projects, with a particular flavor of Waiting for Guffman contributing to the proceedings. Of course, in Schitt$ Creek, these influences mix together to form a special sauce – or, perhaps, freshly baked cinnamon buns (or questionable mozzarella sticks) – entirely of the show’s, and its creators’, own making.

Tonight’s episode is the second part of a two-part miniseries in which CPU! gets caught up on this show, which premiered on United States cable network Pop in 2015.  In this episode, our panel reflects on and recaps the third and fourth seasons of Schitt$ Creek, reacting to the various quirky characters and notably hilarious situations in which they find themselves.

This episode was recorded in November 2018, and there are, without question, MAJOR SPOILERS, as the panelists cover key plot points of Seasons 3 and 4. Listen at your own risk, and let us know what you think by commenting below!

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Remember, new episodes and blog posts are published weekly!  Next Wednesday, schedule permitting, our Orange is the New Black panel returns to the Water Cooler after nearly a year’s hiatus to react to Season 6 of the long-running Netflix drama-comedy.  Stay tuned!

Questions, Impressions, and Future Considerations

1) How will the town of Schitt’s Creek celebrate the holidays?

2) Will Alexis and Ted get reengaged?

3) What does the future hold for David and Patrick?

4) Will Stevie stay with Jake?

5) Will Johnny and Moira’s parental pride in their children carry forward momentum?

6) Will Mutt stay in town?

7) Will Twyla find a nice guy, who is maybe at least a bit less scary than Ivan?

PARTING SHOTS

Schitt$ Creek remains universally recommended by our CPU! panel to fans of the actors in the cast, particularly of Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, and to fans of comparable and/or influential fare like Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Riches, and director/actor Christopher Guest’s feature films, in which Levy and O’Hara made many joint appearances.  The panelists agree that anyone who watches this comedy “can get something out of it,” particularly whatever the viewer wants to get out of it, because the show is an easy, low-risk binge and, therefore, low commitment overall.  The humor is distinctly the show’s own and may not appeal to everyone; however, it is subtle and satirical all at the same time.  The characters have some caricature-like qualities but embody those qualities so completely, they become fully fleshed out personae for the viewer and accessible to anyone, regardless of background.  Additionally, the panel praises the comedic performances of the four main actors and the writing and generally characterizes the show as “better and better” the more one watches.   In any event, the panelists find the show “fun” and believe those who connect to it will have as much fun as we have had watching and discussing it so far!

LOOKING AHEAD

The CBC and, therefore, Pop renewed Schitt$ Creek for a fifth season, which is expected to premiere on January 16, 2019, on Pop. In addition, the aforementioned holiday special will air on Pop on December 19, 2018! CPU! hopes to have a watch party for that special (except all of the panelists are cord cutters…so these hopes are tentative at best), but our panel will, in any event, reconvene following the finale of Season 5.  Like, follow, and/or subscribe to the website, iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, or our social media accounts to stay abreast of new episodes regarding Schitt$ Creek as well as new episodes for all of our podcast panels! And, if you feel so inclined, please leave us a review.  Thank you! 🙂

PODCAST! – CPU! LIVE!: Grand Rapids Comic Con 2018!!! – “Trekking Through the Final Frontier: The CPU! Voyage Into the Neutral Zone!”

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THIS EPISODE OF CPU! WAS SPONSORED BY: BLUE BRIDGE GAMES

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Moderator: Chief Couch Potato Kylie

THE SPECS:

Who: Frequent CPU! panelists Nick, Sarah, Kyle, Hilary, Michael, and Samantha!

What: “Trekking Through the Final Frontier: The CPU! Voyage Into the Neutral Zone!”

When: CPU! went LIVE! at Grand Rapids Comic Con on November 10, 2018!

Where: CPU! went live with our friends at the Con in Cool City Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Why:  Because we like you!  Because we’re all hams!  Because we’re all nerds!  Because we had such a blast at the past two GR-Cons, everyone felt a return was in order!  And because, if you didn’t already know, we enjoy a good spicy debate!

How – as in How’d It Go?

In honor of one of the headlining Con guests, Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov, Star Trek), CPU! totted out our spiciest feature format, briefly titled “Vs.” As noted above, and always fans of spicy TV controversy, we decided to duke it out, generation to generation, pitting some character, element, or aspect of Star Trek versus another character, element, or aspect of Star Trek in a risky Voyage Into the Neutral Zone.  Watch as our six Trekkiest panelists engage (!) in a debate feature that functions much like Celebrity Death Match, with more feisty debate and less Claymation.  We simply don’t have the budget for all that, you see.

Normally, we would reasonably try to tally a winning score in these debates, and while we sort of pitted cast against cast and series against series…this was a Star Trek lovin’ audience, so they were not truly comfortable playing for favorites.  Instead, we played for fun, though we took some informal tallies in the process. To seek out new life and these interesting tallies, you can scroll down through this post, but this contest comes with qualifiers best explained by a listen or a watch.  Our debate is, if we say so ourselves, equal parts funny and touching, at any rate, and fun for the whole family!  How’d we fare?  Take a listen!  This podcast was recorded live on November 10, 2018, and is embedded here and uploaded to our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@cpupodcast), Instagram (@couchpotatoesunite), Pinterest (@cpupodcast), or email us at couchpotatoesunitepodcast@gmail.com – or subscribe to this blog, the YouTube channel, our iTunes channel, our Stitcher Radio channel , and/or find us on Google Play to keep track of brand new episodes.  In the meantime, let us know what you think!  Comment or review us in any of the above forums – we’d love your feedback!

Remember, new episodes and blog posts are published weekly!  Next Wednesday, we’re doing the rerun thing, because it’s the night before Thanksgiving, and some of us would like to, you know, have some sort of a holiday or something!  So, we’ll be digging through the archives for a fun past episode in preparation for a coming episode.  Specifically, we’ll be revisiting Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 (our infamous live but technologically challenged bunker episode) in an effort to prepare for the release of the second half of the now final Season 4 (sob).  Stay tuned!

THE FINAL SCORES: 

THE NEXT GENERATION: 8**
THE ORIGINAL SERIES: 6
DEEP SPACE NINE: 4
VOYAGER: 3
ENTERPRISE: 2
DISCOVERY: 0

**In fairness, there were probably more questions featuring TNG, because there are more “entries” and seasons for Next Gen (7 seasons and 4 movies) versus The Original Series (3 seasons + 1 animated season + 6 movies).  Sometimes, the odds are not in favor of a certain person, place, thing, or, in this case, cast.

FANTASY CREW:

CAPTAIN: Jean-Luc Picard
FIRST OFFICER: Spock
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER: Jadzia Dax
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER/TACTICAL: Worf
CHIEF ENGINEER: Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Uhura
OPERATIONS/NAVIGATION: Data
HELMSMEN AND PILOTS: Ikara Sulu
COUNSELOR: Deanna Troi

NEXT CPU! LIVE!

CPU! is working on its next live opportunity – which will most likely be hosted by our current sponsor, Blue Bridge Games!  Details coming soon!

If you would like us to appear, contact us at couchpotatoesunitepodcast@gmail.com, via our Guestbook here at the website, via our Facebook page, Twitter (@cpupodcast), or Instagram (@couchpotatoesunite).  Hope to see you soon!

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CPU! LIVE! @ Grand Rapids Comic Con 2018 – “Trekking Through the Final Frontier: The CPU! Voyage Into the Neutral Zone!”

 

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In honor of one of this year’s headlining Grand Rapids Comic Con guests, Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov, Star Trek), CPU! totted out our spiciest feature format. briefly titled “Vs.” Always fans of courting controversy, we decided to duke it out, generation to generation, pitting some character, element, or aspect of Star Trek versus another character, element, or aspect of Star Trek in a risky Voyage Into the Neutral Zone.  Listen as our six Trekkiest panelists – Chief Couch Potato/Moderator Kylie, Nick, Sarah, Kyle, Hilary, Michael, and Samantha – engage (!) in a debate feature that functions much like Celebrity Death Matchwith more feisty debate and less Claymation.  We simply don’t have the budget for all that, you see.

This podcast was recorded live on November 10, 2018, with associated video as part of Grand Rapids Comic Con; this is the audio recording of the event! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and, naturally, our website, couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com!  Our debate is, if we say so ourselves, equal parts funny and touching and fun for the whole family!  So, take a listen!

Editor: Kylie Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing and PowerPoint Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington

Sense8, First Look & Looking Back (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com. In this episode, (re)recorded in October 2018, our cluster of would-be homo-sensorium – moderator Kylie, Kelsey, Selene, and Chad – gathered together Around the Water Cooler to simultaneously take a First Look while Looking Back at canceled, high-concept Netflix science fiction series Sense8.  If you have not watched any of Sense8, be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS.  Tell us what you think in the comments below, and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington