Popspotting #110: “Captain Riggins” (Aug. 19, 2011)
Our take on “Captain America” raised a few hackles, with listeners sharing some of what we missed in the Marvel backstory. سباق الخيل السعودي But our love for “Friday Night Lights” was definitely well received. افتتاح يورو ٢٠٢١ Despite some “sad realism,” the lives of the people in Dillon, Texas won our hearts. And the five-season run was satisfying enough that a new movie is not necessarily a good thing.
Also on tap, a “Breaking Bad” podcast connection, questions about the future of “The Walking Dead,” and two thumbs up for “Misfits.” Finally, “The Glades” makes a play for Jen’s attention by appealing to her Florida roots. احد انواع العاب الترفيه
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As a cop show, The Glades doesn’t break new ground, but I like how the setting plays a big part in how the stories play out. It’s almost like Hawaii Five-O in that regard, with fewer explosions. Also, I’m trying to figure out which Aussie is hotter — Matt Passmore or Simon Baker on The Mentalist.
I’m sorry you felt the heat from listeners in regards to your Captain America review. I’ve read Cap on and off over the years, and although I enjoyed the movie more than you did, I kind of expected that I would, versus someone who wasn’t as familiar.
That’s okay, often times the best a production like this can do, that’s based on a property that has a pretty extensive mythology, is to focus on a core concept and include other bits almost as Easter eggs.
Case in point, when you were researching Cap America after seeing the movie, you might have found references to the Invaders, a WW II “supergroup” fighting the Nazis including Captain America, the Atlantean prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, and a red-suited blond fiery android named the Human Torch (and their various sidekicks.) Although Namor was not in movie (that I noticed…) the Human Torch was. When skinny Steve was at the World’s Fair with doomed Bucky Barnes and the ladies, in the background you can see what appears to be a red-suited blond mannequin in standing motionless in a glass tube.
That was totally the Human Torch.
I’m not necessarily proud that I’m such a geek to know that (or at least, believe that it was there to be a Human Torch reference), but I am pleased that such a detail was part of the movie.
Obviously, in the scope of this movie continuity, Steve Rogers didn’t team with other superbeings to fight in Europe, but that’s okay.
I will say that I’m excited to be seeing the Avengers next year, but I think my ten year old daughter is more excited. I’ve not necessarily been raising her to be a geek like her old man, but she wanted to see the recent Thor movie based entirely on the advertising (my wife wanted to see it because she was surprised by the good reviews.) Thor was a big hit with my family, and when my daughter saw Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the Odinson, she gleefully pronounced that Thor was even more handsomer than before. Then she gave out a big sigh. And declared the We Were Seeing the Avengers Next Year!
(So you two should see the Thor movie. He’s handsome, according to my daughter. And just getting handsomer.)