The Water Cooler Gang dives into Jordan Peele’s Us and Comedy Central’s The Other Two and ponders what awards attention both projects could receive in the year ahead.
This week, the Water Cooler gang all finally saw Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking Us. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Us continues the heavy socio-political slant that Peele used in his last film, Get Out.So, what did we each think about Us? How does it compare to his previous Oscar winner? And what does it all mean? Finally, how will the Academy react to his newest work?
But first, Comedy Central’s The Other Two finished its freshman season last week. We review the full season and talk about what makes it such a great series. Then, we forecast what, if any, recognition the Television Academy could bestow on it with July’s nominations.
Next month, long-time podcast listener Kevin Dillon contributes his Our Favorite Movies entry with another Kate Winslet masterpiece: Michael Gondry’s 2004 masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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