The Trusty Sidekick Podcast

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Nov 8, 2016

From a Strange review, to a zombie revolution, comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with a rundown of all of the live-action from Marvel & DC from this past week.

0:00 - Opening and our last week
6:30 - Doctor Strange review
19:00 - Defenders news
20:30 - Agents of SHIELD recap
32:00 - Supergirl recap
43:00 - Flash recap
47:55 - Arrow recap
59:55 - Legends Of Tomorrow recap
1:05:50 - Gotham recap
1:13:45 - The Batman movie news
1:16:20 - Justice League news
1:19:00 - Wrap-up

Nov 1, 2016

Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill have all the laughs and info you need on the DC & Marvel live-action universes with another crazy episode! This week:

0:00 Open and last week

6:15 - The Flash Movie and Rick Famiyuwa troubles

10:30 - Doug Liman on Justice League Dark

13:05 - Supergirl Recap

22:50 - Flash (TV) Recap

32:30 - Arrow Recap

42:00 - Legends Of Tomorrow Recap

46:40 - Berlanti Cross-Over News

50:35 - Gotham Recap

55:30 - Deadpool 2 Director Search

57:35 - Punisher Casting News

59:50 - The Defenders News

1:02:30 - Kevin Feige On Steve Rogers As Captain America

1:04:00 - Agents Of SHIELD Recap

1:10:00 - Wrap Up





Oct 24, 2016

Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with another hilarious rundown of all the news and show reviews of everything from Marvel & DC in the last week, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week:

0:00 - Intro & Our Week
3:30 - Wolverine Trailer Review
8:30 - Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Teaser Review
11:50 - Dr. Strange Reviews Are In
14:40 - Jessica Jones News
16:35 - Deadpool 2 News
21:20 - Legion News
Show Recaps/Reviews
23:10 - Agents Of SHIELD
33:00 - Gotham
37:00 - Supergirl
44:20 - Flash
54:30 - Arrow
1:06:00 - Legends And Close Out


Oct 18, 2016

DC news and recaps run roughshod over everything, but Marvel impresses as well on another episode from Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week:

0:00 - Intro and last week in our world
9:00 - Justice League - pics and info
12:00 - Gotham - New Day Rising recap (s03e04)
19:45 - Supergirl - The Adventrues Of Supergirl recap (s02e01)
27:45 - Flash - Paradox recap (s03e02)
36: 49 - Arrow - The Recruits recap (s05e02)
46:45 - Legends Of Tomorrow - Out Of Time recap (s02e01)
54:15 - Best DC show of the week discussion
59:10 - Agents Of Shield - Uprising recap (s04e03)
1:06:45 - Luke Cage - short recap
1:10:25 - Our upcoming week and outro

Oct 10, 2016

So much incredible news across the DC and Marvel live-action universes, brought to you as hilarious as possible from Jay and Bobby. We cover the following:

0:00 - Intro and last week in our world

7:35 - Gotham - s3e1 recap

15:10 - The Flash - s3e1 recap

20:30 - Arrow - s5e1 recap

25:45 - Legends Of Tomorrow - premiere preview

30:50 - Luke Cage - Bidchat episode 4-8 preview

32:10 - Defenders - major casting news

35:00 - Iron Fist - trailer and clips breakdown from NYCC

37:40 - Punisher - casting and filming news

40:00 - Legion - casting news and pilot info

40:40 - Black Panther - casting news

41:40 - Wolverine 3 - filming info

43:05 - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. - potential series crossover info

It's a full slate and we're jacked to get you all the info, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Oct 5, 2016

We're laughing about ghosts, doppelgangers and more on another fun episode! We recap a wild 2nd Gotham, loving where David Mazouz and Erin Richards are taking Bruce and Barbara, respectively, but we're really delighted with Jada Pinkett Smith. We preview the crossovers for the Arrowverse this year, with some insight as to who is coming back, excitment over a lot of speedsters on Flash and just having Supergirl closer on the CW, even if she is a couple of worlds away. Legends has an amazing "big bad" team this season and we lock up DC with a few tidbits on Ben Affleck's Batman and the upcoming Justice League film.

Flipping over to Marvel, we breakdown episode 2 of Agents Of Shield with a lot of love for the Gabriel Luna and Chloe Bennet pairing and our first encounter with the very interesting new Director of SHIELD, played by Jason O'Mara. Black Panther's cast gets even stronger in a number of ways, Spider-Man: Homecoming wraps and Bobby pitches a crossover idea that just might work, and Luke Cage's Misty Knight, played by Simone Missick, has some info on where here character may show up yet. We close it out with a short review on Luke Cage's first 4 episodes (check out our latest Bidchat show for the full review,) and talk Iron Fist's release date and it's impact on Marvel in 2017. This episode is robust and we keep you laughing the whole way through, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Sep 27, 2016

The chains are loose and so are we on a fired up episode 38! We cover a new section on the Trusty Sidekick website, the CEO of Time Warner's opinion of his own company's DC movies, review the first episode of Gotham's 3rd season, beg for Greg Berlanti to get more control, and give a little news on both Dichen Lachman joining one of his Arrowverse shows, and Kevin Smith's latest on this season's Flash. Over at Marvel, we sing the praises of Gabriel Luna as well as the premiere of Agent's Of Shield and cover the hottest news for Netflix's Jessica Jones, Punisher and of course the upcoming premiere of Luke Cage. We close it out with where Bryan Cranston would like to fit in to the Marvel universe, Black Panther's magical suit and the potential plot of Infinity War. Jay has survived his Movie Fights appearance just in time for the start of the fall season and we bring it to you hot, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Sep 16, 2016

Good news, glitches and getting ready for the fall season - Jay and Bobby are back with another wild episode! DC is getting a new start, again, with Geoff Johns finally taking over. Baffleck is taking on Sofia Vergara's husband in the Caped Crusader's rebooted solo film, and Margot Robbie is sticking around DC for a while. We go deep into discussing the Berlanti effect, including news on Booster Gold, Black Lightning, and...Iron Man? Supergirl isn't running from it's Superman problem, deftly pointed out by io9's Alex Cranz, and we've got a few key details on the upcoming Flash and Arrow seasons, including some harsh criticism of Olicity. 

James Gunn leads our Marvel news, letting us know how he feels about our trailer demands, Finn Jones is kicking maximum hobo status for Iron Fist and Jon Favreau is going to be Happy again! Dan Harmon is already slipping secrets out on Dr. Strange (thank you, sir,) we get into our feels on Ghost Rider (Agents Of Shield version,) and the Punisher casts it's big bad. We close out covering the "will they-won't they" between the MCU's TV and movie-verses (just bang already,) and finally, Fox is turning Stan Lee into a 1970's James Bond? We cover it all! It's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Aug 29, 2016

The separation between Marvel and DC continues, Bobby finds some cool Marvel info and Jay has a theory about the Gambit curse on this week's episode! We open with some info on our upcoming live broadcasts that you'll find on Bidchat, then dive right into fresh news on Dr. Strange. We have info about how test screenings are going, along with the addition of Dan Harmon and how business impacts casting over all else. Captain Marvel narrows it's director search and we discuss what each brings to the table, and we are excited about our comedy brother and Chicago's very own, Hannibal Buress joining the Spider-Man cast. The Russo's have info on the future of Chris Evans and we cover how Doug Liman's new gig as director of Justice League Dark affects an already wobbly Gambit movie. We close out Marvel news with info on the exciting New Mutants movie.

On the DC side of things, the Arrowverse is teaming with news. We talk about the excitement over The Flash adding more and more speedsters, plus Wil Traval jumps from Marvel to a role on Arrow. Supergirl is getting Miss Martian but we don't know who it is yet. We're wondering just who may get the role in the human form! Finally, The Flash movie is getting a familiar set of villains, and we are not that excited about it. What we are excited about is you enjoying another great show, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Aug 19, 2016

Major announcements, juicy rumors and a lot of laughs fill up the latest episode with Bobby Hill and Jay Washington! The biggest announcement is that we've signed a deal to bring you a weekly live version of our show on a new streaming network that's in conjunction with MTV, called Bidchat. We give you the lowdown on that and of course how to make sure you can tune in. Next, we get into some news going the opposite direction as we talk Suicide Squad and how the impact of DC's troubles have to be the reason behind the control that Dwayne Johnson has been given on Shazam, along with how rumors of trouble have even caused Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to speak out. The Flash movie pushes forward with confirmation of additional Justice League member appearances and Henry Cavill teases us. Or does he? We also express some concern for Aquaman, after some recent comments by James Wan. 

Powerless is in limbo as a their showrunner throws production into turmoil, but fortunately for DC, Arrow is bringing another seasoned vet on board, Dolph Lundgren, and we have news on Colton Haynes involvement in the show, while Bobby freaks out over whether Jay is going to inspire a million think-pieces with his suggestion on how to bring him back. Speaking of seasoned vets, Lance Henriksen joins Legends and we are excited about who he plays, Kevin Smith gets a proper Supergirl episode, and Flash (the Grant Gustin version) is going to be spending more time with Gorilla Grodd this season. 

On the Marvel end of the spectrum, the highly anticipated, long-awaited series, The Runaways, is going to be the first Marvel live-action show on Hulu, and it at least sounds like they want to do it right. Agents of Shield adds Parminder Nagra and Mallory Jansen and we get into how they and Gabriel Luna's Ghostrider will impact the show. Punisher on Netflix is starting to seek it's cast, Natalie Portman discusses her Thor involvement, we talk about the changes being made to Captain Marvel and is Robert Downey Jr taking over Samuel Jackson's role with the Avengers? We close with news of Bokeem Woodbine possibly being yet another villain in the new Spider-Man movie, and Kyle Chandler & Mackenzie Davis' possible involvement in the next Deadpool. Continuing to bring you the best in live-action superhero news and info, it's The Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! 

Aug 12, 2016

Ups and downs as expectations are missed and met, on another hilarious episode of the Trusty Sidekick podcast, recorded at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles! Suicide Squad kicks off the show and for once in a long time, Jay and Bobby are in complete agreement. Sadly for David Ayer, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and company, that is not a good thing. Tyler Hoechlin is on set as Superman and he doesn't look nearly as bad as the poor attempt at the first Melissa Benoist action figure. Thank goodness we like this show! Echo Kellum is ready to be terrific on Arrow and Grant Gustin teases some Back To The Future elements to this year's Flash and we speculate just how big the universe of speedsters will become. Legends of Tomorrow looks only better with the addition of Sarah Gray and Gotham is getting some Suicide Squad members, pre-Squad affiliation, plus we break down some of the wild potential of Morena Baccarin's tease for the new season. Luke Cage crashes through the Marvel side of things like the Kool-Aid Man, and Bobby has a stern belief and message about the inaugural season after watching the full trailer (10 times in a row.) We throw in some fresh news about the future of Daredevil and Jessica Jones along with Agent Carter's near Netflix pick-up. We break down why Marvel and DC differ when it comes to how shows get decided on or not on the heels of explaining why Marvel passed on Marvel's Most Wanted and Hellfire. Ghost Rider takes Daisy for a spin on Agents Of Shield, we have a plot summary for Black Panther and Marvel's newest star, Brie Larson is getting her prep on for Captain Marvel. That's not even close to everything we get to, so buckle up, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

Jul 27, 2016

In part 2 of episode 33, we are back at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles to give you all the great info and laugh about what came out of the DC side of this years San Diego Comic-Con! Arrow is up first and along with a new trailer, we talk about the additions of Rick Gonzalez, and better roles for Madison McLaughlin and Echo Kellum. Season 3 of the Flash looks to be the best of the bunch and we cover the trailer, Keiynan Lonsdale's new look, and some controversy surrounding Grant Gustin, unrelated to Flashpoint. Legends Of Tomorrow looks to only be better with the addition of not only the Legion Of Doom, but the Justice Society, plus we talk about how Katie Cassidy will be everywhere. The crazy train on Gotham only gets weirder with some new quotes from Ben Mckenzie, and we're still concerned about Powerless. Trailers for Wonder Woman, Justice League and Suicide Squad round out the visual treats for DC at Comic-Con and we agree on at least 2 of them (we're looking at you, Zach Snyder.) Lastly, some hot news on Kiersey Clemons' role in the Flash movie and of course, some disagreement over his costume. Get ready, it's everything DC, from your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jul 27, 2016

It's the first of a 2-part, episode 33 run down of everything that was revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and a whole lot more as the Trusty Sidekicks bring this one to you straight from Meltdown Comics! Marvel kicks off the big news as Oscar winner Brie Larson joins the fold, we know the roles being played by Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira in Black Panther and the latest Dr. Strange trailer is upon us! Kurt Russell's full role in Guardians Of The Galaxy has been revealed and we give you the lowdown on the footage shown from that and Spider-Man: Homecoming, including info on who Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier and Jacob Batalon are playing. We go deep into discussing Thor: Ragnarok and talk about the future of the Hulk in the MU. Gambit is still coming and still has Channing Tatum and Doug Liman attached and we let you know what we think of a solo Black Widow movie. On the TV side of things, Gabriel Luna is coming to Agents Of Shield and we love the role he's playing, but will it transfer to Netflix? And speaking of Netflix, we break down trailers from Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders. We end the episode by covering the new shows that are coming, including Legion on FX, and an as yet untitled show coming to Fox, helmed by Matt Nix. Of course, multiple times in here, we almost have to stop the show from laughing too hard. See for yourself, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jul 11, 2016

Major deals, major injuries and major laughs on episode 32 of The Trusty Sidekick Podcast! CW is in high gear, locking down a major deal with Netflix, and there's huge news regarding John Barrowman's Merlin character in the Arrowverse. James Bamford is directing more Arrow, Stephen Amell's nemesis from the WWE is coming on board, Echo Kellum's role is being expanded, and we have a lot to say about all of it. The Flash is going to get more Kevin Smith and we talk about other shows across on the CW he wants in on. We also cover other DC film and TV, as we laugh about who the Ben Affleck Batman reminds us of from the Marvel Universe, discuss the 3 women up for the lead in the Flash movie and hope Vanessa Hudgens is a Krysten Ritter like surprise in Powerless. Over at Marvel, Spider-Man keeps adding cool actors, is a year away from release and other than Tom Holland and Michael Keaton, every new actor is a mystery, Thor: Ragnarok is possibly going to save the trilogy, we get into the possibility of Agents Of Shield introducing Ghost Rider and we learn more about how Wong, played by Benedict Wong in Dr. Strange, is not going to be much like the comics (thank the universe - and concerns of whitewashing.) Popped hamstrings, our first sponsor, and the last episode before we get to record together again, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jun 28, 2016

With a stretched off week, there's a ton of great news out in both the Marvel and DC world, and we cover it all in Episode 31! DC info is up first as we've gotten the premiere dates for the CW season premieres and although Flash comes back first, Supergirl news takes center stage with their casting of both Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and a role for former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter as well. Legends Of Tomorrow keeps announcing Justice Society heroes that are going to appear in season 2, and we have info on Tobias Harris role as the big bad in Arrow's fifth season, as well as some new sidekicks that are joining Ollie. We have Gotham's premiere date as well and we cover the arrival of Jamie Chung as well as the very odd possible reasons and explanations behind time jumping a single character with the recasting of Poison Ivy with a much older actor. There's some great tidbits in the DC movie universe with Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman coming, but the heat is on Zach Snyder's Justice League movie and we discuss how much attention he's paying to critics. News of Fox moving quickly on Deadpool 2 news shifts us over to Marvel as we discuss when they start shooting, along with where Ant-Man & The Wasp is going, creatively and why Jon Bernthal is so excited about how little you've actually seen of the Punisher so far. Spider-Man: Homecoming is casting some huge names and creating huge rumors, with the addition of Bokeem Woodbine and Michael Mando. With the expected success of the web-slinger, we get into the Sony-Marvel partnership, the additional Spidey-related movies that are edging closer to being greenlit and how Fox would benefit from a similar alliance to give access to the X-Men, Deadpool and more. Finally, we get into the topic of whitewashing in the Marvel universe and how that stands up in regards to the incredible job they do in so many areas to create diverse characters. The anticipation of what's coming is killing us! Join the excitement with your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jun 15, 2016

We celebrate episode number 30 with one of the funniest we've had yet! Still no new episodes or movies from our favorites, but we still get into DC news, starting with changes to Justice League that indicate Zack Snyder's future with the DCEU. Wonder Woman has some fresh pics and we talk about the potential power of what we've seen. Gotham is aging and the proof is in the new characters coming to the show along with an older Poison Ivy and is it possible Tom Welling is joining one of the CW powerhouses? Wolverine news dominates the Marvel world and we have concerns over storyline and how many times they're going to flip-flop Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Kevin Smith has interest in a Netflix project that's coming up - is it the same project Norman Reedus has an interest in? We discuss that, along with Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones, Powers) getting another greenlight at HBO and Scott Derrickson and James Gunn give us hints about who might be coming to ComiCon. We close it out with in on Sharon Stone coming to Marvel along with Donald Glover. But in what way? So funny that only one of us can pull it together to close out the show, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jun 8, 2016

There's plenty to cover in both live-action worlds without new shows or movies from Marvel or DC on another hilarious episode - Bobby and Jay are back together, directly from the Laugh Factory Chicago! We open with a revisit to the Apocalypse/Mystique billboard controversy and wonder what Jennifer Lawrence thinks of it. Staying on the Marvel side of things, Simon Kinberg has some thoughts about the Fantastic Four failure, Sebastian Stan gives some info on where you'll see him next, Brie Larson (Room,) Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) may all be in on Captain Marvel and we wonder if Namor may finally get a live-action opportunity. Also, is Thor in Guardians Of The Galaxy? What say you, James Gunn? On DC's side of the street, there's some news on Justice League Dark that isn't what we expected, and tons of Aquaman info from director James Wan. New Flash (the movie) director Rick Famuyiwa is already creating a little controversy (besides the pronounciation of his name,) we discuss our feelings on Supergirl casting an adult Superman for a couple of episodes and we dig into the new big bad storyline coming to Arrow. It's summer break, which means a perfect time to catch up with your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Jun 1, 2016

Apocalypse is here, it's Bobby's birthday, and this season's DC shows reach their finales, all on episode 28! We kick it off with a review of Marvel's Fox licensed (that's a mouthful) X-Men: Apocalypse and as usual, we come to different conclusions about the movie. From there, we jump into Gotham's season finale and profess how well this show has come together, with great performances from Camren Bicondova to David Mazouz to the return of Jada Pinkett Smith, it is on fire! We agree that Flash is the best of the current superhero TV bunch right now. Grant Gustin has really proven himself and we really like the growing relationship between Barry and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale,) as well as the potential for Flashpoint - plus, John Wesley Shipp has a future in the universe! We struggle with the season finale of Arrow but have faith in the team of Guggenheim, Berlanti and Mericle for a better season 5. We'll miss Neal McDonough but Stephen Amell is so good as Ollie that we're in for another year. We close it out with a good amount of news from both Marvel and DC. Going live from the Laugh Factory in Chicago next week, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

May 24, 2016

The energy is high and the season finales have begun on a fiery episode 27! We start with pre-release jitters about X-Men: Apocalypse and some news on the futures of Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender with the series. Major casting rumors and news on the Black Panther and Spiderman: Homecoming front along with 3 new series announcements for Netflix from Marvel. Agents Of Shield is our first season finale and we applaud the crushing performances from Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet, while feeling a little remiss over the loss of Luke Mitchell from the series. On the DC side, Jay is full-on #TeamGotham and it is on point right now, buoyed by the incredible performances from BD Wong, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz. Plus, the return of Jada Pinkett Smith and the emergence of the Court Of Owls! Bobby agrees with Jay that Grant Gustin is the only Flash that matters as he is truly owning the role. He's back and so is Katie Cassidy as the Black Siren this time, which makes both of us happy, but we mostly lament over why John Wesley Shipp isn't a dad on more shows. Arrow has gone a little off the rails but we love the crazy, and we're always happy to see Echo Kellum (Curtis) getting major screen time. We laugh at the oddity of seeing Ollie in full Arrow garb in (simulated) daylight and have some questions about Mama Smoak (Charlotte Ross) and her deal with the Calculator (Tom Amandes.) Legends Of Tomorrow is at it's very best for their season finale and it's settled that Caity Lotz is the star, though the talents of Franz Drameh, Victor Garber, Ciara Renee, and Casper Crump made it a great first season. We have some issues with the defeat of Vandal Savage, but we look forward to season 2 after that finale! Powered up from start to finish, it's the Trusty Sidekicks on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!


Legends Of Tomorrow - SEASON FINALE!
-Rip pulls a fast one and leaves them all in 2016!
-Sarah had to hear about Laurel dying after 5 months away
-I like stealing stuff. It makes me feel good - Mick
-They decide to try and get the Waverider back - Quantum Entangler mentioned
-They want to finish the mission - Rip wants them to not get into so much trouble
-Kendra in 1944 trying to run from Savage, who of course catches her - after she puts a message inside a particular dead soldier's helmet
-Sarah puts a gun to Rip's neck wanting to go back in time to save Laurel.
-Soldier helmet winds up on waverider
-Caity Lotz again carrying it with the loss of her sister
-Another good everyone in fight scene in 1944. Why don't they just blow up Savage's time ship?
-Is that Raymond and Kendra's lucky vase? - Stein/ It's just some junk I found lying around - Jefferson - cool to see Firestorm hasn't figured out his powers
-So Savage's goal is to erase time by detonating Thanagarian meteors in three time periods
-Running into himself back in 1958 - Harmony Falls
-Need to run 3 teams to kill Savage 1975 and 2021
-Savage just getting the shit beat out of him in 3 time periods.
-Kendra rocks his ass! Mick! Sarah! Rip rocks this mother fucker into a transformer.
-Mick called Ray's ass Robocop! He shrunk the meteor!
-Firestorm literally transmogrifying the meteor to water.
-Rip flying the waverider into the sun to get rid of the last meteor! Just having visions - could you imagine loving a woman so much?
-So they're just going to become sentries of his new version of being a time master
-Stein's wife wants him to be a superhero - she probably wants him to merge with Jefferson and fulfill a fantasy
-Mick goes to win Snart is alive - Mick and Ray have a cool little friendship
-Every time they do that - I get hungry for chicken - Mick about the Hawk couple)
-Remaining Legends go to leave and Rex Tyler (HourMan from the Justice Society Of America shows up!

Next big bad is way grander than Savage and not the Thanagarians

Lot more DC characters in season 2

They have Supergirl on the CW commercials already

Krypton teaser shown at recent up fronts (Syfy channel) ugh

May 16, 2016

Bobby finally snaps all the way off in a wild episode 26! Captain America is still going strong and Marvel's continued success has brought in some big names for Black Panther. Agents Of Shield is on fire as Adrian Pasdar returns and we again wonder why Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) sticks around, but we'd also stick around for Chloe Bennet. Camren Bicondova, James Frain and BD Wong again shine on Gotham as Azrael wreaks havoc and Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) resurfaces in a big way! On a Kevin Smith-directed Flash, Barry is stuck in the speed force while Iris, Cisco, Wells, Joe and his dad (Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L Martin and Jon Wesley Shipp,) try to bring him back. On Arrow, things start to get out of hand with an underground city/nuclear protection bunker, the return of both Alexander Calvert as Anarky and Tom Amandes as Calculator/Felicity's dad causing various trouble and a very, very high body count. Lastly, on Legends Of Tomorrow, the show goes mcguffin crazy and we get elevated performances from our core favorites along with great work from Franz Drameh and Victor Garber (Firestorm.) We end with some major DC news as a much rumored favorite gets the go-ahead with Greg Berlanti and Zack Stentz at the helm! Even Michael Rapaport gets a shout out, straight from the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

May 9, 2016

Milestone comics always get special variants so for our 25th episode, Jay and Bobby recorded live and broadcast on Facebook (findable on Youtube as well - link below.) We start with our recap of Captain America: Civil War and think Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman & Tom Holland are excellent additions to the expanded universe. We also question whether Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) is the best bad guy of all time. Despite Agents Of Shield not tying tightly into Civil War, it still crushes and mostly that is the work of Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Henry Simmons. Gotham is really hitting it's stride and James Frain is blowing up as Azrael. We finally see the pieces coming together for Bruce (David Mazouz) and Jay is a full-on fan now! The Teddy Sears/Tony Todd combo continues to dominate on Flash, but we really loved seeing Cavanaugh, Shipp and Martin all on screen together, plus, Iris and Barry have a moment and we see the Kid Flash and Jesse Quick origin! On Arrow, we give major props to baby Sara for living through all the shit Diggle (David Ramsey) puts her through, plus Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is on some stage-5 clinger shit! We get our best Legends Of Tomorrow of the season with terrific flashbacks, Caity Lotz takes over and everyone is fighting over Kendra (Ciara Renee.) We've got it all, live on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

May 2, 2016

Once again recording in the same room, it's a hilarious episode 24 from Jay and Bobby on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! We kick it off with some tough news for some DC movies that are already in the works, thanks to the difficult go Batman V Superman has had at the box office, but we are definitely excited for a newly announced property they've got coming. What they also have is a terrific television universe as we cover a normal (for now) Flash and continue to praise the work of Teddy Sears, as well as Danielle Panabaker doing doubler duty this week, plus the return of Jesse (Violett Beane.) Arrow leaves both of us in tears as Paul Blackthorne just crushes everything, as well as a moving return of Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul,) and Diggle (David Ramsey) taking some things into his own hands. We also campaign for any movie version of Arrow to use Stephen Amell, who's made the character his. The ever-improving Legends Of Tomorrow turns out one of their best episodes yet as we meet Vandal Savage's daughter, Cassandra (Jessica Sipos) who plays a pivotal role. We continue to wonder why Wentworth Miller isn't in everything, we get the return of at least a version of Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) and continue to stand by Caity Lotz as the runaway star of the show. Also, we touch on a great dig by DC at Marvel. On Agents Of Shield we are moved by the transformation of Brett Dalton and Ian De Caestecker as well as enjoying the full-on 'shipping of him and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge.) We wrap it up with some news you don't want to miss from Marvel as we are days away from Civil War and weeks away from X-Men. There's no civil war here - it's just your Trusty Sidekicks!

Apr 26, 2016

Season finales, extra-long expositions and Bobby loses it at the end in an explosive episode 23! We kick it off on the DC side with fantastic lady day on Gotham as Barbara (Erin Richards) steps up big for Jim, we get the return of The Lady (Michelle Gomez) and Karen Jennings, a new character played by Julia Taylor Ross, all take center stage. We run down an up and down season finale of Supergirl and we question the use of extended dialogue in the midst of a hero "running out of time," as well as our thoughts on whether the show should get a second season. On Legends Of Tomorrow we almost get caught in a time paradox, but we are always happy to get two Caity Lotz's on the same episode! We get some more background on the origins of Rip (Arthur Darvill) and the Pilgrim (Faye Kingslee) almost kills everybody! Zoom (Teddy Sears) returns to The Flash, and we again question exposition as well as a trade that didn't need to happen that leaves Barry powerless. On the Marvel side, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues it's deep storyline and Hive (Brett Dalton) has infected one of the Secret Warriors and the entire team is brought to their knees as the trust of Lincoln (Luke Mitchell,) Joey (Juan Pablo Raba,) Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley,) and even Daisy (Chloe Bennet) is called into question. Plus, we recap an improved X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, Maisie Williams wants to be a superhero and two major A-listers are squaring off in a movie coming out this year. There's no clock counting down here - its the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Apr 19, 2016

The Doctor Strange trailer is out and we gush over how strong Marvel's movie arm is right now with the casting wins in this movie (Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.) Agents Of Shield continues to push us towards Civil War, and we discuss Gideon's turn from powerful to powerless as family secrets come back to haunt him and his daughter (Bethany Joy Lenz.) We fill you in on some powerful casting news for Spiderman (Homecoming?! *gags*,) Thor and Iron Fist, as well as some cool inside info on Captain America. On the DC side, Gotham is on fire right now as performances from Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma,) Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin) and Ben Mackenzie (Jim Gordon) have been incredible along with a storyline that has finally lured Jay in. We're struggling with the current Supergirl plot, even though we think Melissa Benoist has been better every week and the work of Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood make us keep coming back to the show. We question the involvement of Superman (yet again,) but Bobby declares Laura Vandervoort has his favorite new blue person. Legends Of Tomorrow continues to grow on us, and we discuss how an episode entitled "Magnificent Eight" is pretty emblematic for this cast. We've decided that Caity Lotz is a bonafide star. The combo of her and Ciara Renee really backs the show, and we discuss our feelings about the fight coordination of Jeffrey Robinson. Topped off with a little Arrow and Wonder Woman news, it's the Trusty Sidekicks on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Apr 12, 2016

Supervillains take over the show on a celebrity filled Episode 21! Jay gets a chance to hang with both Stephen Rider (Blake Tower - Daredevil) and the heir to the demon herself, Katrina Law (Nyssa al-Ghul!) Future podcast guest? You'll have to keep listening! DC has a new Suicide Squad trailer and we get more Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) as well as some well-placed humor, lots of Batman and way more Margot Robbie. We cover Arrow and the death of a cast original, again adoring the work of James Bamford. Darhk (Neal McDonough) is still at the core of this season and Merlyn (John Barrowman) is willing to take on both Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and his own daughter (Willa Holland) to do Darhk's bidding in an episode that leaves us both in tears. On Legends Of Tomorrow, kids abound as we maintain a love for the storytelling, if not for the set pieces. We're cool with the budget going into the CGI though, as we'd rather watch Franz Drameh's Firestorm and Ciara Renee's Hawkgirl fly around and set stuff on fire way more than knobs that look futuristic on a time traveling ship. Over on the Marvel side there's new Captain America: Civil War footage, we have info on how involved Spiderman (Tom Holland) is and of course, the lead-in to the film, Agents Of Shield. Ward/Hive (Brent Dalton) is growing in power, there's a new Inhuman that the show centers around, and Daisy's (Chloe Bennet) involvement sets up one of the better training scenario sequences you'll see on TV. Plus news on when the new Doctor Strange trailer hits, and a Marvel favorite duo is coming to cable television soon! It's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network

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