In this supersized Hype Podcast episode, we tackle controversies! J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world texts and the Ghostbusters trailer both get the hosts talking, and in the TV section we talk Lucifer, Damien, Game of Thrones, and much more.
How We Hype:
– Pam watched Knight of Cups
– Marama celebrated International Women’s Day by watching Tiny Feminists, and recommends The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
– Kristen and Kyle have both seen Zootopia, and claim it’s better than Inside Out!
– J.K. Rowling caused a stir when she released her North American wizarding world history lessons. We discuss the controversy surrounding her alleged appropriation of Native American traditions
– Kristen is sad to report that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is leaving Sandman
– In happier news, J.K. Simmons is Commissioner Gordon in Justice League!
– The Han Solo movie is actually the Chewie-and-Han movie
– We have THE BEST suggestion for young Han Solo. It’s so good, you’ll forget the actor is actually in his 30s. A hint: Selina suggested him
– Mark Hamill is a-ok with non-straight Luke, and we’re a-ok with Mark Hamill
– While the international Ghostbusters trailer is better than the first, Marama still takes issue with the stereotypes of Leslie Jones’ character
– The Game of Thrones season 6 trailer has landed, and Jon Snow is still dead. What else is new?
– Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Emmys. Yay or nay?
– Charmed reboot update: It might actually be happening!
– Is Sony preparing to drop Dr. Luke amid Kesha lawsuit? Pam breaks down the latest rumors.
TV Show of the Week:
– Kristen reviews the Teen Wolf finale
– Marama recs Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
– Kyle talks Lucifer
– Selina and Pam review Damien, the new horror series starring Merlin‘s Bradley James.
As always, we wrap up with Listener Feedback. Spoiler alert, someone assigned us Power Rangers colors! Join the conversation and have your comments read on the next episode of Hype by tweeting @HypableHYPE, or emailing us at [email protected].
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