Episode 32: The DA Made Me Watch It

Episode 35 · April 1st, 2015 · 1 hr 17 mins

About this Episode

The First Real Lightning Round Ever?

The Screeners put Chris in charge of Jump Cuts this week, and for once they're able to keep the discussion brief. Not that we’re saying anything about the level of thought required to answer these particular questions or anything; Josh just happens to have a very succinct opinion about the Apple Watch.

Oh yeah, and if you ever wanted to relive precious childhood memories of watching Airwolf, you’ll definitely want to tune in for this segment. That’s right—Airwolf. Only on the Screeners Podcast.

Time is a Flat Circle, and Other Overbearing Fairy Tales

For the main event this time, the Screeners have a different kind of double header. First up, they’ve revived an old favorite segment, cleverly rebranding it to something more playful yet in no way more suggestive: “Convince Me to Watch” is now “Made You Look”.

Each host has chosen a viewing assignment for one of the others, and they do their best to keep their picks outside the other’s normal wheelhouse. Join the fun as Chris takes a comedic look at institutional racism, Chad is forced to watch a movie that may have been shot on a cell phone, Josh contemplates the nature of time travel, and Melody tries not to fall asleep (both during her movie and while recording the podcast).

Finally, the four try to salvage what remains of their cultural relevance by discussing HBO’s latest conversation piece, The Jinx. We won’t spoil the ending here; the media has done a good enough job of that already. Let’s just say that the format of the (series? documentary?) may be just as interesting as its content.

Aaand cut. It may not look like much from the summary here, but there was plenty to talk about in this episode; as always, join us over on Facebook with your feedback, fanfic, and furor.