In case listeners haven’t already picked up on this, Jay really loves it when all the people come back. And this episode is jam packed with “back”. (BTW, spoilers ahead!)
The Mandalorian, Season 2, is over and boy did someone come back for that one. Return of the Jedi, indeed. The Guys talk about everything from the significance of Luke’s grand re-entrance to the quality of the de-aging technology. But that wasn’t the only light at the end of the dark tunnel that was 2020.
WW84 finally arrived, and with it the return not just of our gal, Gadot, but also the one she pined for: Steve Trevor. Was WW84 the blockbuster we all hoped it would be? Or was it mostly a refreshing visit back to the 80’s for guys and gals of a certain age?
In the GOW segment, Jay continues to revisit the 80’s in his home theater, Robbie speaks of drone enlightenment, and Art the Celebrity Undertaker causes yet another well of tears. (Or a tear for wells?) This one has all the back, and we’re not just talking fanny packs.
The end of 2019 would have been a good time for The Guys to do an episode about the best movies of the 2010’s, right? (Who knows, maybe they did do one and just forgot.)
Either way, that’s how they decided to drown the sorrows of 2020: pick their favorite movies of the past decade as Father Time trades his Depends for a Pampers and starts fresh in 2021.
As they discover, it was a pretty good decade for geeks: Marvel was at the top of the super hero game, Star Wars put out another trilogy and two back-stories, and DC - well, we’ll see how the Snyder Cut works out. And to make this ten year celebration complete, Jay discovers a new YouTube channel that’s only been around nine of those years.
It’s the end of the decade as we know it, and The Guys feel fine. Even if last year was the real end of the decade, it’s been declared fair to ignore 2020 altogether.
With that in mind, The Guys decide to tackle a decade’s worth of television. Jay and Art each share their top show with a couple of honorable mentions.
Robbie has three faves and twenty alternates. Buckle up and get your pen-pencil-stylus, there’s a lot of tv-watching to catch up on. And just because some fancy website makes a list of the 50 best shows of the last ten years, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the ones The Guys are recommending.
Be sure to listen for the Geek of the Week trifecta: Mario Lopez, Boba Fett and a nightstand from the future. (Nobody said those were the best of the decade.)
You’ve heard The Guys talk incessantly about movies. About TV. About streaming services. About DVD’s and even eight track tapes. You get it. They sit in front of screens a lot. But where are they sitting? And is that important? (Since when did importance become a requirement for subject matter?)
In this episode, Art reveals his plans to convert a room into a legit home theater, while Robbie and Jay give their suggestions on how to make it into the greatest home theater environment of all time. (Jay’s still working on the bathroom situation.)
In the Geek of the Week segment, Art and Robbie discuss breaking news related to some of the content that might be viewed in the aforementioned home theater, while Jay comes up with a plan to print the popcorn.
This week the guys go Co-Mando (Ed. note- Jay wrote that).
That means they talk together about the current season of The Mandalorian. (What did you think that meant?) No, the season isn’t over but they decided too many cool things were happening in that universe to wait. New characters show up, names of little green people are revealed... it’s kind of a big deal.
In other news, Jay is one YouTube video away from understanding the Star Wars timeline, HBOMax makes a big announcement, Art mourns the loss of yet another iconic actor, and Robbie catches us up on Marvel news
"You heard it here first!” ... said all the people on Twitter and everything web-related, when the news from Disney’s Investor Call began dropping today.
But maybe, just maybe, this is the first podcast you’ll hear about it, thanks to Robbie’s…uh…dedication to getting the listeners all the news they need to choose which streaming service to keep in the lineup. And clearly, that is Disney+.
Listen, and you just might get as excited as the Guys!
There are certain TV shows that are almost as famous for their intros as they are for the stories or even the actors.
Iconic intros aren’t just backdrops for catchy tunes and a list of executive producers; the best ones stand alone.
This week The Guys talk about their favorite intros, from Bart Simpson to the Prince of Bel-Air, from Mad Men to the Wonder Years - and that’s just in their introduction!
This is the 100th episode of Guys of a Certain Age. Yeah, The Guys can hardly believe it either.
For almost two years they have rambled and ranted about all these geeky and nerdy and somehow, someway, they keep finding things to talk about. (At a certain age you forget what you’ve talked about eventually, so that helps.)
To celebrate this gravestone - er, milestone - they take listener questions, share how they got started, and generally Marvel about how their Empire has grown almost as fast as their Dr’s appointments have multiplied. (Which doctor? Dr. Who, of course.)
This episode is a little spacey.
But is it space opera, space fantasy, space western, or just space between the ears of The Guys where intelligent life should be? Is it science fiction, science fantasy, or some subgenre of a subgenre? It’s yet another ed-Jay-cation opportunity where Robbie and Art shed some light (or throw some shade?) on the differences between all the novels and movies and TV shows Jay might have time to watch if he retires soon. (Neither is likely.)