Big Geek Life

A Podcast about all things Geek. Looking at Films, TV Shows and everything in between. From the 8 ... more

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March 13, 2019 01:04:11
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Umbrella Academy ft Doom Patrol & Titans

Alex and I delve into the new TV shows on Netflix, focussing on the new big show, Umbrella Academy. Looking at the characters, the indepth breakdown of their powers and what the future may bring for the series. We give away some big spoilers so be prepared! we also look at Doom Patrol, looking at the characters, their arcs and what we might expect from the series as it continues on. ...

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February 28, 2019 01:02:27
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FRIENDS

Alex & I are back after a 4 week hiatus that was out of our control and we are talking about one of the most popular TV shows ever, FRIENDS. We talk about our favourite characters, who we most associate with and then delve into the darker side of our favourite FRIENDS and look at their personality traits and how that would translate into a "real" person. We discuss how they have cleverly called each episode "The One With" and just generally muse over a TV Show we can both agree is epic and holds the test of time, even if some snowflakes are a bit triggered by it! Strap in and get ready for some Joey lovin'....well not quite but you know what we mean! ...

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January 30, 2019 01:05:32
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Long Running Tv Shows

Alex and I look at long running TV shows that we have had the pleasure of watching, and Soaps... We delve into the murky, unhappy world of Soaps before dragging ourselves out of the pit and into more light hearted affairs. From Delboy to Dimbleby, Sport to Science, we look at some of the most long service TV shows and Alex gets a little "Higher or Lowerr" quiz on the longest running TV shows in the UK. ...

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January 17, 2019 01:03:30
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Food in Films

Alex and I are back with a look into Food in Films, going over some of the most delicious films to ever grace the big screen, as well as some of the most obscure TV shows that you should definately binge! From Cult favourite Chef, to Disney magic, Ratatouille and everything else in between (and Good Burger...) we look at how food in films translates to the audience and what are the underlying messages from the films. We discuss the types of cuisines found in the films and what they create in terms of a full frontal attack to those who have a passion for cooking, or those who want to learn due to films (man in food truck...) We also discuss how Masterchef UK is far far far inferior to MasterChef Australia and why the UK version is so flat in comparison. And not forgetting the Meme hub that is Hells Kitchen staring Mr Sweary, Gordon Ramsey. Shout outs to the UK's version of the awesome Adam Richmond (forgetting the fact he is a Spurs fan...) Kate Ovens, as well as some epic news for local Comic Con fans.... For all you foodies out there, this is for you... ...

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December 20, 2018 01:05:26
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Xmas Pt 2

Alex & I end the year with our final foray into our favourite Christmas films. We look at how they have impacted us, how they have held up over time, how they all have a very similar feel to them, and how awesome Chevy Chase is when he goes full on bat shit crazy! We have a look at the constant running themes in Christmas films and the messages they portray. We discuss how we view the films now as adults compared to as a child and what impact they had in shaping the way we see them now. We also take a sobering moment to discuss how, at this time of year, social media goes a bit crazy and that can have a negative impact on some who are just about making it by. We emphasise the need for presence, rather than presents, and the impact some of the "excitedness" can have on others. We will be back in the new year, talking about Food in Films. Thank you all so much for your support and interactions. We both wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be safe. We love you all. ...

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December 10, 2018 01:03:00
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Xmas Pt 1

Alex and I start our festive twosome with a look at how Die Hard is most definitely a Christmas movie. We argue over key points, such as: it is set at Christmas, they say Merry Christmas and the nail on the head, the Ho-Ho-Ho!, I mean, what more do you need! We also look at the most quintessential Christmas movies to watch, such as Santa Clause The Move, The Santa Clause, The Grinch and Elf We comment our thoughts on Home Alone and Home Alone 2, looking at what Kevin's Dad does for a living, how terrible they are as parents and what kind of state Kevin must be in to come up with such heinous ways to hurt 2 fellow humans (we even list all of them!) Add in some awesome Christmas music and this show is a must for all Christmas movie lovers! ...

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