We love television, and we love podcasting, and now we’ve combined the two! Come rewatch classic TV series with us — or experience them for the first time.

The Hypable staff members are all about the latest news and developments within the entertainment industry, but we weren’t Born This Way — classic TV series helped shape our love of good storytelling, and now we want to share our love for some of these shows with you.

ReWatchable is a brand new podcast from the Hypable podcasting team, which will go back and watch the BEST cult shows, episode by episode, allowing fans to re-experience such classics as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Veronica Mars, and many more! And you get to help us decide which one to do second (…cause we’ve already picked our first).

“But what if I haven’t watched the show you’re rewatching yet?”

Don’t worry, we got you covered! ReWatchable will feature a mix of fans and first-timers, which means this is a spoiler-free podcast! So this is your perfect excuse for finally getting around to watching that show all your friends are talking about, complete with insight from people who love the series, balanced with a healthy dose of skepticism from those who haven’t.

“Okay, that DOES sound pretty cool, but who are the hosts?”

ReWatchable is a special podcast because technically, it is composed of ALL the Hypable staff members. You can expect slightly varied teams for each show we cover, although some constants will be sure to cross over. (Podcasting, they just don’t know how to quit you!)

For our first show, the hosting team comprises of seven people, who will rotate out (no more than five hosts will ever be on any given show). You’ll be watching along with Tariq Herzallah, Selina Wilken, Jimmy Bean, Laura Byrne-Cristiano, Karen Rought, Kristen Kranz and Caitlin Kelly – some of who are hardcore fans, and some who have never seen the show before.

“Yay! Those people are all awesome, I’m on board! So what are we watching first?”

The first round of ReWatchables will be for a little show we (and erm, everyone else) like to call Firefly! The team unanimously agreed to start with the classic Joss Whedon show, which is not only hailed as one of the best sci-fi dramas of all time but has also just celebrated its 10-year anniversary – it’s perfect timing! We will be releasing one episode every second week, starting with an intro episode this week that features all of us, and have a mix of discussion episodes and commentaries. We’ll conclude this round by watching the Serenity movie.

“So Hypable, is there anything really important you need to remind us about before you conclude this post?”

Why thank you for asking, hypothetical and enthusiastic Hypable reader, yes there is! As we’ve said before, this podcast is SPOILER-FREE. That doesn’t just extend to the hosts, but to the listeners as well! A part of the fun of this show will be getting to hear the Firefly newbies experience everything for the first time, and that part will be a lot less fun if some overzealous fan lets the word out that they all die it was all a dream Nathan Fillion is a robot unidentified important events take place between now and when the final credits roll.

So whatever you’re super excited about happening in episode three/seven/whatever, just, shh! We’ll get there, and then you can tell us all about how happy/sad/erinaceous you are about it.

…Hypable reader? Are you still there?

“Yes, but I have no more questions, I’m just so gosh-darn excited to get started!”

Good, because so are we! You can listen to the first episode of the podcast now, and subscribe via iTunes, and tell us what you think – we don’t talk about any episodes, so you’ve still got time to dust off your DVD box sets or queue up your Nexflix. The rewatch episode for Firefly 1×01 “Serenity, Part 1” will be released in about a week, and following that the podcast episodes will be released on a bi-weekly schedule.

This show isn’t going to work without YOUR input, but lucky for us, several different ways for you to leave your feedback have magically appeared. You can email us at rewatchable.podcast@gmail.com, tweet us @Re_Watchable, and comment on any of the episode posts! Share your thoughts on each episode of Firefly as we watch it – and don’t worry, we won’t let the newbies see your posts before we’ve made sure they’ve seen the episode you’re talking about. We’ll use some of your comments on the show, so make sure you listen to see if we picked yours.

All good? If you’ve got any more questions, ask us in the comments. And enjoy!

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

In related news, the cast and crew kicked off their press tour today in Paris. Disney released the following adorable photo of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken as they start publicizing the movie, which opens in theaters March 17:

Can’t wait to see it!

Why you should be watching ‘The Missing’

3:00 pm EST, February 20, 2017

If I had to describe The Missing in one word, it would be novelistic. The story is something very much like a novel, each episode puts you one chapter deeper into the mystery. Just like a novel you cannot put down, this show is the ultimate binge watch.

Overview

The first season of The Missing follows a British couple whose son is kidnapped in a small town in France. Season 2 takes the same detective (and only connection from one season to the other) to Germany where a teen girl suddenly reappears after being kidnapped 11 years earlier.

Along with the riveting plots and twists of this show, here are some other reasons you should check it out:

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If I had to describe The Missing in one word, it would be novelistic. The story is something very much like a novel, each episode puts you one chapter deeper into the mystery. Just like a novel you cannot put down, this show is the ultimate binge watch.

Overview

The first season of The Missing follows a British couple whose son is kidnapped in a small town in France. Season 2 takes the same detective (and only connection from one season to the other) to Germany where a teen girl suddenly reappears after being kidnapped 11 years earlier.

Along with the riveting plots and twists of this show, here are some other reasons you should check it out:

Multiple time lines

Why keep it simple when we can jump forwards and backwards in time? The Missing is a big fan of telling the story out of order, which only allows for more guessing, more cliffhangers, and more opportunity to throw us off its track.

As complicated and heart wrenching missing persons cases are, to only tell the story during one stretch of time would minimize it. Season 1 is able to jump between timelines showing how the kidnapping of their son tore a couple apart and became the obsession for the husband.

Season 2 takes it a step further and jumps between a handful of timelines, and countries. The novelistic feel this show presents shines through these multiple timelines by not giving us clues immediately, but rather slowly unraveling it all.

Diversity in countries and languages

Yes, there are subtitles for non-French/German/any language other than English, but The Missing mixes it in well enough where it isn’t too often. It’s refreshing to see a mystery unravel over a variety of countries and cities. It complicates the story just enough where guessing the perpetrator isn’t too easy.

It’s visually enticing

Creators (and brothers) Harry and Jack Williams wrote both seasons, and chose to keep the same director for all episodes of each season. This ties the story together visually. Season 2 primarily takes place in Germany, in the middle of winter, while also taking a side trip to Iraq. Although two completely different countries visually, the juxtaposition of the two blends perfectly. From Iraq where it is a fast pace danger of being in a war zone, to a quiet but painful Germany.

Season 2 of The Missing is currently airing on Starz