Thanks to no new Supergirl or Gotham this week, we had a little more time to get you this very silly episode 20! We cover the rest of Daredevil and can't get over the performances of Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and the grounded relatability of the show. Agents Of Shield is making a hard charge towards setting up Civil War and we see lines beginning to be drawn. We recognize the work being put into developing the villains on Gotham and what it takes to make Jim Gordon okay with taking help from a giant bat in the future. The Arrowverse has us loving the Supergirl/Flash team up, being blown away by the Tom Cavanaugh and Grant Gustin act-off in Flash, still super-sad and wondering about the longevity of Felicity on Arrow, while being excited about the emergence of Chicago's Echo Kellum as Curtis (Mr Terrific,) and hyped up over the return of Mick Rory (Dominc Purcell) and concerned for Ray and Kendra on Legends Of Tomorrow. Plus cool news from Marvel and DC. Just in time and always free, it's your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
Batman V Superman has arrived and we have our thoughts on that and more in this week's epsiode 19! As promised, we give our complete, non-biased (at least Bobby is) review of Dawn Of Justice, with praise for Ben Affleck, some heavy criticism of Zack Snyder, and a plot device that we both found to be totally absurd. In Gotham, Bobby has almost pulled Jay on board and Paul Reubens is a big help. We find proof of how old Penguin will be when Batman finally hits the scene (too old) and we get our first of a couple of shows about mushrooms and drugs in general, thanks to Poison Ivy. We're both confident of Supergirl getting a second season and think Melissa Benoist, and the rest of the team deserve it. We love David Harewood as Martian Manhunter and we see it improving. Flash gets another speedster in the mix as Allison Paige shows up as Trajectory and Bobby questions whether anyone who has ever written a show has actually done drugs in the second drug-related show of the week. Side stories involving our buddy Tone Bell (whom we interviewed in episode 6) and a possible spark between (future) Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) and (future) Jesse Quick (Violett Beane might be happening. On Arrow, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) brings Jay to tears - oh as well as Ollie (Stephen Amell,) as Cupid (Amy Gumenick) is back and terrorizing socialite couples. We close it out on the Marvel side with a very sentimental episode of Agents Of Shield, as Bobbi and Lance (Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood) finally take their leave from the show - before they show up in their own vehicle, Marvel's Most Wanted. It's one of our most hilarious yet, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
With both of us stuck at airports like Tom Hanks in Terminal, we're getting this out a little late, but episode 18 is a doozy! There's a new Age Of Apocalypse trailer and we wish we were more excited for this movie...alas, Batman v Superman is getting some good early reviews and Jay might be coming around on it! On the Marvel side of the street, season 2 of Daredevil is out! We break down the first four episodes even though we've seen the whole thing and talk about how incredible everyone from Jon Bernthal to Deborah Ann Woll to stunt coordinator Philip J Silvera. Agents of Shield continues it's killer storyline and we are digging the "Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) as Hive" storyline. Back over on the DC side, Supergirl gets turnt on that red kryptonite and becomes Hancock and we continue our hype of David Harewood as Martian Manhunter. Jay is all in on Gotham now, Paul Reubens is coming and has there been an Azrael sighting? We've finally arrived at our destinations, it's the Trusty Sidekicks on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
Bobby barely survives and Jay comes around on Gotham in an outstanding Episode 17! We open with a breakdown of the new Captain America and our first glimpse at Tom Holland's Spiderman, as well as how his involvement with Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr) will carry over into his solo film. Agents Of Shield's return is an appropriate follow up and we enjoy how Skye (Chloe Bennet) is building up her team and how Brett Dalton (Grant/Hive) is still crushing everything on screen. On the DC side, Jay may have finally turned the corner on getting into Gotham thanks to a killer Mr Freeze storyline and agrees that BD Wong and Robin Lord Taylor are super strong on the show. Despite our issues with Legends Of Tomorrow, we still find the show crazy entertaining. We break down the teams trip to 1958 and all the racial, gender, and sexual orientation problems that come with it. Caity Lotz is still our favorite ninja and we enjoy trying to recreate Franz Drameh's (slightly) overdone, east coast accent. We close it out with some movie news for Batman V Superman, Justice League and the Flash/Aquaman movies on the DC side and info on Luke Cage, more Spidey news and a Spidey-related title, going into production for Sony. Bring your underoos, it's The Trusty Sidekick podcast, on the Laugh Factory podcast network!
Jay and Bobby are back with another hilarious episode! This week, Gotham returns, we learn how to pronounce "Fries," applaud the work of Robin Lord Taylor and also that Jay might finally be enjoying this show! Family and forgiveness is a huge part of our Supergirl breakdown and we cover the introduction of Brainiac 8 (aka Indigo,) while Bobby suggests an interesting storyline for the writers. Both that and Legends are getting better with every episode and we again have praise for Caity Lotz as White Canary, the improvement of Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter and the overall fun of the show. Jay has finally got on board with Agent Carter, just in time for the season finale. We both decide we hope it's not the series finale as we think the work of Fazekas & Butters as storytellers is outstanding and everyone from Hayley Atwell to Matt Braunger make the show so fun. Closing it out, we knock out some big news for Batman V Superman regarding Jena Malone, Katie Aselton joining a new Marvel show and more. Fresh from the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay and Bobby have a lot to cover in episode 15! We kick it off with Netflix and the upcoming second season of Daredevil as we break down the 2nd trailer, as well as the casting of Finn Jones as Iron Fist, and the concerns of whitewashing that go with it. After some new Marvel news regarding Agents of Shield and the upcoming Most Wanted series, Bobby gives the lowdown on the latest double episode of Agent Carter and the continually impressive work of Fazekas & Butters, Hayley Atwell, Wynn Everett and everyone involved. On the DC side, there are lot of quick cuts in Supergirl fight scenes, Jimmy Olsen (Mechad Brooks) gets way more play than any other version of the character, and we congratulate the show on a deserved season 2 approval. King Shark returns to The Flash and the work of Encore VFX shines, along with a great performance from Danielle Panabaker, and a reveal of Zoom's identity! On Arrow - things get real with a guest appearance from Vixen and a real showdown with Damien Darhk and Felicity learns a major secret from Ollie's past. Lastly on Legends Of Tomorrow, we cover the great stunt coordination of JJ Makaro and the continued awesomeness of Caity Lotz. Get it all here, on the Laugh Factory podcast network from your Trusty Sidekicks!
A technical glitch held us up, but we're back with a delayed episode 14! On the Marvel side, we point out some big scenes in the new Daredevil trailer as Jon Bernthal is bringing the heat as the Punisher, a Deadpool sequel already in the works, what new photos from Doctor Strange imply and a more praise for Fazekas & Butters storytelling on Agent Carter as well as the work of Wynn Everett and Bridget Regan. Switching to DC, we laugh hard about Earth-2 Barry on the Flash, who's the man in the iron mask and we continue to guess at Zoom's identity, we exalt the almighty James Bamford, who is back directing another outstanding episode of Arrow, love the tiny easter eggs we find as well as the amazing practical effects, and we get deep into some continuity and other issues we have with Legends Of Tomorrow, while still loving the show, mostly because of Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz, as well as a wonderful villain turn by Stephanie Corneliussen. We close out with some fresh news on Supergirl, Wonder Woman and finally a bet we make with each other on Batman V Superman. Catch it all, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, from your Trusty Sidekicks!
Heavy conflict strikes throughout a powerful Episode 13! Jay and Bobby have very different opinions after seeing Deadpool, and they maintain different takes on Batman V Superman, as well as this week's Supergirl, although we both praise the performance of Chyler Leigh. The layers of Flash get deeper and we cover the team's trip to Earth-2, along with the introductions of Killer Frost, Deathstorm, Reverb and of course, Zoom. We point out a lingering problem on Arrow along, but we're happy to see Nyssa is back and Laurel with something to do. We both express some concerns about Legends, but have so much about it we like (namely the work of Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz) that we're willing to give it time. Finally, on Agent Carter, Bobby praises the work of Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Hayley Atwell as he is enamored with the quality of the show. Now a part of the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's your Trusty Sidekicks!
A post-Super Bowl podcast from your Laugh Factory podcast network hosts, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill. We crack it open with a rough episode of Supergirl, but the potential for it to be better, some really funny moments on Flash, the disappearing Jay Garrick and the wonderful work of Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells. Arrow stays sharp and we discuss how the depth of the show is really standing out, and of course we highlight the major work being done by Caity Lotz on Legends Of Tomorrow. On the Marvel side, Bobby talks about how incredible Hayley Atwell is as Peggy on Agent Carter and we get more info on Thor, Hulk's voice, and a recap of all of the trailers from the Super Bowl, including our very different feelings on Batman V Superman and X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse. It's all here, with your Trusty Sidekicks!
The stakes get higher in the DC universe as Jay and Bobby recap another week of shows and news in our episode 11! This week we celebrate our team up with the Laugh Factory and then J'onn J'onnz takes center stage on Supergirl, the Reverse-Flash returns to Central City on The Flash, the Diggle saga pulls ARGUS back into play on Arrow and we discuss how Legends Of Tomorrow has already blessed us with some amazing group fight scenes only 2 episodes in. Jada Pinkett Smith is returning to Gotham and Lauren Cohen joins Batman V Superman. On the Marvel side Bobby gives Jay one more week to catch up on Agent Carter, Netflix has cast their Danny Rand for Iron Fist, Luke Cage's release date gets more clear, even more Doctor Strange casting news and Planet Hulk may be a reality in Thor. Also, does Bobby have his hands on a script for an upcoming DC pilot? Find out with your Trusty Sidekicks!
We kick off our 10th episode with some game-changing news about the podcast that will mean more outstanding things for our listeners, from sound quality to guests we will have on the show and more! From there, we get right into DC Week with some hilarious recaps of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and the premiere episode of Legends Of Tomorrow, as we question things like what Zoom does in his downtime and why 1975 would be the first choice for heroes trying to change history. We cover some of the upcoming storylines on each of the episodes, as well as the Vixen spinoff that's likely coming. On the Marvel side, we reveal how Spider-Man gets involved in Civil War, thanks to Tony Stark, which characters on the chopping block in the movie, how Netflix is going to take on all of the properties they are bringing out and some fun info on both Thor and Guardians Of The Galaxy. We close out by delving into the Suicide Squad trailer and prepping you for this week. You can count on us, your Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay Washington and Bobby Hill get you ready for the return of the DC and Marvel television universes on this week's episode! We prep you with what's coming up for Supergirl and her relationship with J'onn J'onnz, talk crossover to Flash and Arrow as well as what's in store for Felicity Smoak, why Robbie Amell keeps showing up and our excitement over Legends Of Tomorrow. On the DC movie side, we cover the latest round of Batman V Superman rumors, some casting for Aquaman and where they're going with Wonder Woman along with our thoughts on Suicide Squad. On the Marvel side, Black Panther has an awesome director, and there is some Civil War news on the movie front. Then we delve deep into the impact of Netflix on Marvel characters and vice versa, the power of Jessica Jones, Daredevil's second season and the newly greenlit Punisher series! We close out with some info on the return of Agent Carter and close it out with some news about Kevin Smith coming the The Flash! Coming in a day late this week - it's The Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with a very fun and funny 8th episode of The Trusty Sidekick! This week, Jay runs into Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook and Arsenio Hall in one week and we talk about how the public's perception of someone can be quite different than the private reality of who that person is. Perfectly enough, Zack Snyder released a new Batman V Superman trailer just before the show, which has a very familiar premise, and we cover that. Supergirl is back, so we recap that episode and some of our joys and gripes therein. We update you on a few other tidbits coming out of the DC television universe as well as Marvel's second seasons of both Agent Carter and Daredevil. We close it out with some key information on two new Marvel properties, Legion and Hellfire, coming to FX and Fox, respectively. Always ready, it's your Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay and Bobby bring you an information packed episode 07! We cover our run-ins with Agents Of Shield and Gotham cast members, Chloe Bennet and Dustin Ybarra, talk about the deluge of photos that have come out for Daredevil, Deadpool and Doctor Strange, along with characters and plot lines for each. Bobby continues to tell Jay how good Agent Carter is and also cover what's coming up for Supergirl, Batman V Superman and upcoming trailers and sneak peaks for Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. We close it out with our own Best and Worst lists for 2015. It's us, your Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with an explosive episode 06! We interview new Flash cast member, Tone Bell, who will be playing Iris West's editor at Central City Picture News, Scott Evans. Additionally, we humorously break down the new Deadpool trailer, cover some interesting news about Luke Cage, the return of Agent Carter and some tidbits about Captain America: Civil War on the Marvel side. On the DC side of things, we look at what's coming up on the seasonal second halves of Arrow, Supergirl and of course, Flash, as well as what's coming from Legends Of Tomorrow! It's us, your Trusty Sidekicks!
Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with some heavy spoilers and another mid-season finale wrap-up in Episode 5! This week, we have a hilarious breakdown of where Supergirl is right now, discuss whether Calista Flockhart is the one carrying the show and get into the positives and pitfalls of having a show on CBS vs the CW. We have a potential major set of spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, including some ideas as to where in the movie we'll see Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. We cover some new story arcs coming to Flash and Arrow, along with some new characters (hello Vixen and Scott Evans!) On the Marvel end, we discuss what's going on with Iron Fist and Luke Cage.We close it out with a possibly giant spoiler for Captain America: Civil War.
Jay and Bobby are here with a super-powered Episode 4! This week, we dissect the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, crack jokes about Will's tight shirt and the hilarious Juan Pablo Raba on Agents Of Shield, wrap up Jessica Jones, say a bunch of funny and dumb stuff about the mid-season finales of The Flash and Arrow, continue to be impressed by the acting of people like Candice Patton on Arrow and Melissa Benoist on Supergirl. We also discuss the arrival of Martian Manhunter to that universe, and hint at our first major guest who'll be starring on one of these shows, very soon.
Stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back for episode 2 of The Trusty Sidekick, your comedic companion podcast to the live-action comic book based TV and film world! This week we go hard on the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, discuss the first two episodes of Jessica Jones, bring you up to date on Agents of Shield, discuss what's happening on Gotham and pump you up for the huge Arrow/Flash crossover event that will spawn The Legends Of Tomorrow. We end it with a look at what's happening with other Marvel and DC movies, throw in some rumors about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and Aquaman, and send you on your way.
The inaugural episode of The Trusty Sidekick, your comedic companion podcast to the live-action comic book based TV and film world! Included is a brief introduction from your hosts Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, two stand-up comics who are also huge comic nerds, and then we dive right in to mixing serious coverage and our comedic humor while we discuss the latest shows, rumors and spoilers. This week, we cover mostly DC Universe TV shows including, Arrow (S04E07,) The Flash (S02E07,) Supergirl (S01E04,) and Gotham (S02E09.) In addition, we touch on the new Jessica Jones release on Netflix as well as priming you for our Agents Of Shield recap, and a some upcoming movie news for both DC and Marvel.