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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Episode 106 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

In this episode, we finally get back to Stars Hollow to review the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival. If you missed our review of the original Gilmore Girls series, you can check that out here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-96-gilmore-girls/

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

When we decided to cover Gilmore Girls for the podcast, we quickly realized that there was no way for us to cover all 8 seasons PLUS the four-part Netflix revival in one show, so we broke it down into the OG series and the revival. In this show, we hit all of the what the fuckery of it all, what our characters have been up to since the series ended, and what in the world is happening with them during this one arbitrary year.

The revival was broken down into four 90-minute shows, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We break down each episode to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING moments. We follow Emily, Lorelei, and Rory Gilmore through a year to see if any of them have bothered to grow since the OG series ended.

One thing that we both really loved was the fact that this series was developed for Netflix, which meant they could get away with a lot of things that never would have flown with a network. This includes a few choice swear words, which when coming out of the mouth of Emily Gilmore is total life.

We also thoroughly enjoy the spiral downward of always-perfect Rory, who is just annoying in the way everything has always worked out for her.

We also get to check in on all of our favorite characters from the town.

 

Nerdy Bitches on the Town!

We have both been crazy busy preparing for some AWESOME conventions! Heather and Producer Craig just made it back from Salt Lake Fan X where Craig served as panelist and moderator for some great events and Heather had an awesome time covering the con!

This weekend, Liz will be hitting Houston’s first Fandemic Tour with Miss Jenny Kelley and Geeks of the Galaxy! There will be celebrities, artists, and a lot of our podcasting friends to play with! Definitely check out our social media accounts to follow all the fun! (You can also follow @geeksofgalaxy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more geeky fun!

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Your Fave is Problematic

 

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Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Join Us at Houston’s First Fandemic Tour!

Houston Fandemic Tour

Come out to Houston’s first Fandemic Tour and join Liz in all the fun! There is an awesome line up of celebrity guests, including stars from The Walking Dead, Smallville, and more! Oh, and did we mention that the man, the myth, the legend—Chuck Norris will also be making an appearance on Sunday??

Grab your tickets and VIP passes over at https://www.tixr.com/groups/fandemic/events/fandemic-tour-houston-2018-6428

Liz will be out at NRG September 14 – 16 passing out Nerdy Bitches buttons and hanging with Miss Jenny Kelly and the rest of the Geeks of the Galaxy (more info coming VERY soon!!). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest news and where to find us!

Some of the awesome guest line up include:

  • Walking Dead – Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pollyanna McIntosh, and more!
  • Smallville – Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider
  • Dean Cain (Lois and Clark)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and more
  • Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
  • and so. many. more!!

For a full list of guests, click HERE

 

Traveling in for the show? Check out these hotels and grab a link to planning your trip HERE!

Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Also join us on Twitter for the official Fandemic Houston Twitter Party on September 6th at 9 pm EST!! There will be lots of prizes and fun to be had!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Nerdy Wishes,

Liz

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Episode 105 – Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In this episode, Liz and Heather take a crack at listing the top ten best parody movies ever! This, of course, leads us to define what a parody movie is. We also give a little history on why we each think the movies on our respective lists deserve to be there. Enjoy!

par·o·dy (noun): an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In deciding on our top ten list, Liz and Heather each created their Top 5 lists, which were kept secret, only running them through Producer Craig to make sure we did not have duplicates on the list. Here is a rundown of each list.

Heather                                                 Liz

#5:   Wayne’s World                                      Robin Hood: Men in Tights

#4:   Austin Powers: Goldmember                UHF

#3:   21 Jump Street                                     Spaceballs

#2:   Anchorman                                           Galaxy Quest

#1: Tropic Thunder                                       The Pirate Movie

Honorable Mention: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Go check out our Twitter draft to weigh in on who had the better list!

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The Twitters Speak

We asked our awesome followers on Twitter to throw in some of their favorite parody movies of all time, and they gave us some others to consider. Shout outs to everyone who contributed!

Nerdy Bitches Book Club Selection

Our next book for the Book Club will be Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising book cover

So, get your library card out and dig in with us! We will hit this one in a couple of weeks.

Come See Us

Heather will be at the Salt Lake Fan X show in Utah in September.

Liz will be at The Fandemic Tour in Houston also in September.

 

Something to watch: Making Fun: The Story of Funko on Netflix.

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Episode 103 – Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss mainstreaming nerd culture across generations. Has nerdom become more acceptable in mainstream society? Are nerds the new hipsters or exclusive club? Will Liz and Heather ever choose to clean their respective homes if they can get away with it? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

Heather has returned from her adventures with several comic cons in California and has much to say about them, compared to our experiences with Comicpalooza. Both are looking forward to the upcoming Fandemic Tour in Houston, so hopefully Liz will be able to attend and report.

Liz and Heather debate whether or not NERD has actually gone mainstream, or if it is specific to certain fandoms/genres. They also discuss how this has changed over the generations and some of the potential jumping off points.

We also talk quite a lot about cleaning (or not), and other off-the-rails topics, as usual.

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God Damn Millennials… walking around like they rent the place!

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Black Panther

Episode 99 – Black Panther

In this episode, Liz and Heather took a break from Comicpalooza to sit down with blogger and lifestyle guru, Shasie (Shasie’s World) to talk ALL about Black Panther! We will be focusing on the character of Black Panther, not just the stand-alone movie, so we will be discussing Captain America Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War with SPOILERS all over the place. Also, please excuse the audio. When recording quickly on-the-go, we had a few slip-ups!

Black Panther

Black Panther

Again, SPOILERS! We sat down with Shasie at Comicpalooza to talk all about the character, Black Panther, and will crossover into the different movies he has been in. We jump right on in and talk about all of the crazy things that happen in all of the movies and what is going to happen during the next group of movies that we know are coming.

We love Black Panther. Period. When he pops up in Civil War in the chase of Winter Soldier, we were surprised and excited. We talk about villians, and how well Marvel is doing at bringing in villians who you can somewhat relate to and can feel (especially Killmonger).

We do jump around to talk about some of the rest of the MCU and had a great time.

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Episode 98: Classic Movie Review: Hook

In this episode, Heather and Liz dive into another Classic Movie Review: Hook (Listener’s Choice)! This selection came from the listeners in our most active Twitter poll to date! Our choices were Stand and Deliver, Hook, Spider-Man (2002), and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, based on guests coming to 2018’s Comicpalooza here in Houston! Hook took the victory in the last few minutes, so here we go!!

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2018 Comicpalooza

Reminder that we are only a WEEK away from Houston’s biggest fan convention of the year! Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 25 – 27, 2018. We will be hosting/participating in three panels this year, so make sure you find us at the following times to say hello and win some prizes!

  • Friday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF with Cult 45 Podcast
  • Saturday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th Episode with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27: 2-3 p.m. (Room 352C): Women in Podcasting

Get your passes today at www.comicpalooza.com!

Classic Movie Review: Hook

We chose Hook as one of the options for our poll based on our favorite character from the movie, Dante Basco, attending the convention this year! You may remember him better as, “RUFIO! RUFIO! ROOF-EEE-OOOOO!” This may come up again 😉

Listen in to our point-by-point review to see if this classic from our teenage years really holds up over time. Also, learn why Tink is clearly the REAL villian of Neverland, and why naming a kid Thud Butt could have life-long consequences and strategic advantages.

 

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After you finish with our show, head on over to visit with Mandy and Xavier at CasterQuest! They cover The Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, Erotic Fan Fiction, and if you take a trip in your time machine, you can see Liz guest host on a re-record of episode 11: Doogie Howser and the Rolling Meth Lab! You can find them on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and wherever you find awesome podcasts! You can also catch them on Twitter @casterquest!

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Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Episode 97- Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Surprise! In this episode, we will be doing our Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact, in honor of guests Brent Spiner and Levar Burton.Every year, we choose a classic movie to review based on the guests for Comicpalooza. This year, we chose TWO movies to review! We left one selection up to the fans via Twitter poll, and we chose the other.

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Liz and Heather talk through the movie, discussing what all is happening, along with their thoughts on those goings-on. WARNING: As this is a movie review, it does contain SPOILERS. If you have not see this movie from 1996 and are listening in, that’s on you.

We talk about some of the things we liked and also those sections that just don’t hold up over time. Some may even seem a bit like fan fiction! We give our final thoughts, and answer some Star Trek-related questions sent by our Castaway friends.

Liz also recently guested on both Everything I Learned From Movies with Steve and Izzy to discuss the 90s movie Zeus & Roxanne and all things THE GUTE. She also guest hosted this week on CasterQuest, filling in on a replacement episode (Ep. 11) in their Name of the Wind book club! So make sure to go check out those shows at the links below!

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Comicpalooza Updates

Our panels have been approved and we finally have the schedule! If you want to come support the show and meet us in person, you will find us at the following places/times. (*Check show schedule to confirm times and locations, as they could be subject to change.)

  • Friday, May 25 5:00 – 6:00: Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF Game Show featuring Nerdy Bitches Podcast vs. Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Saturday, May 26: 5:00 – 6:00: Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th episode podcast with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27 2:00 – 3:00: Women in Podcasting panel, Hosted by Nerdy Bitches Podcast, and featuring Mandy from CasterQuest, Jenny Kelly from I Love Flavor/Hello Woodlands, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds Podcast
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This n That

Episode 95 – This n That

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down to discuss a little bit of nerdy news in This n That.
This n That

This n That

We decided to discuss some current events that have been out there that don’t necessarily call for an entire show. Some of the topics of conversation are

  • Superhero movie directors
  • Nathan Fillion in his Browncoat on American Housewife? (Recommendation from Liz: go check out Con Man on SyFy!)
  • Captain Marvel [lady] (yay female superhero!!)
  • Is Groot really DEAD??? Son of Groot???
  • Black Panther has increased the adoption rates of black cats!
  • Chris Pine in A Wrinkle in Time looks remarkably like the dude from Team America. Discuss.Chris Pine Team America Comp
  • Star Wars Rebels finale brings cool things into canon.
  • Batman’s eye film [eye makeup discussion to commence in 3…2…1…]
  • Olympians are apparently slackers according to grumpy old people. WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE, CAROL???
  • Operaman owes Liz 37 million puppies
  • Zac Snyder was FIRED! {commence tap dancing}
  • OBI-WAN KENOBI MOVIEEEEEE… allegedly…
  • F-Bombs on TV! We are thinking about getting them to sponsor us.

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Tropes and Cliches

Episode 94 – Tropes and Cliches

In this episode, Heather and Liz explore popular Tropes and Cliches used in movies, tv, and literature. Seen it over and over? So have we.

Tropes and Cliches

Tropes and Cliches

We wanted to talk about the difference between a trope and a cliche, because we see the same things over and over in TV and movies, especially with the advent of binge watching due to streaming services, DVRs, and on-demand options.

Examples:

  • Boy meets girl/loses girl/gets girl back
  • Will they/won’t they/ of course they will

Some of our discussion:

  • Action stars will fight their way through 2,000 henchmen to get to the big bad, but won’t kill him because he doesn’t want to be “just as bad as him.’
  • To change your life and everything about you, all you need is a makeover!
  • Scientists have to say things deliberately complicated so that someone else can make the statement, “In English, please!”
  • Every ensemble needs an idiot. [See potential scavenger hunt for Comicpalooza]
  • “We need to talk.”
  • It always rains at funerals.
  • Underdog will always win.
  • Badass female character must be perfect AND a physical badass.

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Go check out our awesome Castaway friends and their amazing movie podcast! You can find them wherever you get your podcasts. Follow them on Twitter at @HVHPodcast

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Be on the lookout for the Puppy Death Squad!

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The Disney Empire

Episode 91 – The Disney Empire

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss the Disney empire and their plan for world domination. Or at least box office domination. Settle in for some Red Vines and Reeses Penis!

The Disney Empire

The Disney Empire

Time to bow to our new overlords! We discuss the recent announcement that Disney has acquired part of 20th Century Fox and the franchises it will now own and their implications for the movie industry. We also talk about what this takeover will mean for the future of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney’s proposed streaming service. Is this a good thing? Are we excited? What are the short- and long-term ramifications of this in light of the previous purchases of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm?

FYI – This episode goes off the rails a bit in the middle.

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Ask A Nerdy Bitch

In this segment, we sit down and answer some burning listener questions. Episode questions come from

  • Tom & Steve Show
  • Randy at Cult 45 Podcast
  • Hile on Life
  • Steve & Izzy at Everything I Learned From Movies
  • Besotted Geek Podcast
  • CoryG from 80s Movie Graveyard
  • Brent – Home Video Hustle
  • Nick & Vince

Future Ask A Nerdy Bitch segments will (hopefully) revolve around advice and/or etiquette questions. You can send your questions to contactus@nerdybitches.com or DM us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Recommendation – The Shape of Water (Heather)

 

 

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