Episode 86: The Cooler gang takes a look at two new midsummer shows and tackles Megan’s 2016 Emmy nominations quiz.
On this week’s Water Cooler Podcast, we take a look at the eagerly anticipated Netflix series Stranger Things. This throwback to everything 80s Sci-Fi horror stars Winona Ryder as a mother whose son has mysteriously disappeared. We take a look at whether or not this fetishistic approach to 80s filmmaking works on its own, or is this strictly for children of the corn? Then, talking about stranger things, we review the latest HBO Danny McBride production Vice Principals which bears remarkable resemblance to his last HBO effort Eastbound & Down. Does familiarity breed contempt or does co-star Walton Goggins give us enough new to warrant a recommendation? (FYI, there is a minor spoiler for episode 2 around the 26:30-28:00 mark.)
Then, Megan hits us up with a new Water Cooler Emmy quiz focusing on the numbers from the 2016 Emmy nominations. As always, we close with the Flash Forward of what television we are most excited about in the upcoming week.
As a reminder, be sure to check out our special edition 2016 Emmy nominations podcast, which dropped last Thursday. Until then, enjoy!
03:57 – Stranger Things
20:33 – Vice Principals (***spoilers***)
34:25 – Emmy Quiz
48:18 – Flash Forward