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PCP Episode 079: Bleach

9 Aug

You guys thought that we’d never get around to actually doing this episode, didn’t you? Yep, another in our long line of “red herring” episodes bites the dust here as we finally tackle the second in the big 3 of Shonen. Well, we do eventually anyway. Truth be told, we have a lot of fun at the expense of the series, but we do get into how we fell into the franchise, our favorite characters and the highs and lows of the story.

Chronicle! Is! Awesome!

4 Feb

PCP Episode 061: Best of 2011 Avery Awards

26 Jan

At long last, we present to you the 2nd annual PCP: Best of the Year Awards. Also known as the Averys. Prepare to be ticked off as we run down the best in movies, video games, anime/manga, TV, comics and music that came out in 2011. Some are mired in controversy and others are plain obvious here. But that’s not the point. These awards are all about you guys telling us how wrong we are for the decisions that were made and that’s what we’re looking forward to reading from you all at home. Categories will be trickling out slowly.

Movies

Best Comedy: The Muppets, Hangover II, Bridesmaids, Cedar Rapids, Super, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Best Drama: Drive, Warrior, 50/50, Midnight in Paris, Limitless, Ides of March

Best Action: Harry Potter 8, Fast 5, Battle: Los Angeles, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Hanna, Attack the Block

Best Animated Movie: Rango, Rio, Adventures of Tin Tin, Kung Fu Panda 2, Winnie the Pooh, Puss in Boots

Best Comic Book Movie: Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class, Green Hornet

Video Games

Best Console: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, 3DS, PSP, PC

Best New IP: Bulletstorm, LA Noire, Shadows of the Damned, Catherine, Dead Island, Rage

Best Shooter: Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Resistance 3, Killzone 3, Portal 2

Best RPG: Disgaea 4, Skyward Sword, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Age 2, Pokemon: Black & White

Best Action/Adventure: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Dead Space 2, Batman Arkham City III, Saint’s Row the Third, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, inFamous 2

Best Studio: Ubisoft, Rocksteady, BioWare, Sucker Punch, Grasshopper Manufacture, Rockstar

Anime and Manga

Best Shonen: Naruto, The Breaker, One Piece, Medaka Box, Kenichi, Bloody Monday

Best Alternative: Sun Ken Rock, Gantz, Deadman Wonderland, Wolf Guy, Zetman, I Am Hero

Best Manga Adaptation: Bakuman, Beezlebub, Mirai Nikki, Blue Exorcist, Deadman Wonderland, Usagi Drops

Best 12 Episode Anime: Baka to test, Mayoi Chiki, Ano Hana, Infinite Stratos, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka, Stein’s Gate

Best Ongoing Anime: Guilty Crown, Fate Zero, Persona 4, Tiger & Bunny, Marvel Anime, Penguin Drop

Television

Best Cancelled/Ended Show: Smallville, Star Gate, The Hard Times of RJ Burger, Entourage, Lights Out

Best New Show: Being Human, Alphas, Death Valley, Awkward, New Girl, Hell on Wheels

Best  Returning Show: Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Psych, Community, Justified, Vampire Diaries

Best Animated Show: Young Justice, Regular Show, Adventure Time, Avengers, South Park, Archer

Best Premium Program: Game of Thrones, Spartacus, How to Make it in America, Boardwalk Empire, MisFits

Comic Books

Best Marvel Book: Thunderbolts, X-Force, Journey Into Mystery, Avengers Academy, Future Foundation, Iron Man

Best DC Book: Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Aquaman

Best Event: Flashpoint, Fear Itself, Spider Island, Death Of Spiderman, New 52, Artifacts

Best Independent Book: Chew, Invincible, American Vampire, The Unwritten, Scalped, Morning Glories

Best Writer: Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, Jeff Parker, Geoff Johns, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer

Best Artist: Ivan Reis, Jimmy Cheung, Humberto Ramos, Francis Manapul, Rafael Albuquerque, Stuart Immomen

Music

Best Album: Camp by Childish Gambino, Section 80 by Kendrick Lamar, Take Care by Drake, Goblin by Tyler the Creator, Bon Iver by Bon Iver, Mylo Xylo by Coldplay

Best Artist: Kanye & Jay-Z, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Drake, Childish Gambino, Adele

Best Song: Niggas In Paris by Kanye & Jay-Z, Rolling In The Deep by Adele, Yonkers by Tyler the Creator, Novacane by Frank Ocean, Marvin’s Room by Drake, Heartbeat by Chidish Gambino, Paradise by Coldplay, Fuck Your Ethnicity by Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Video: Our Deal by Best Coast, Otis by Kanye & Jay-Z, Words I Never Said by Lupe Fiasco, All Of The Lights by Kanye, Bonfire by Childish Gambino, Iron by Woodkid

Best Soundtrack: Drive, Attack The Block, Saints Row the 3rd, Fight Night Champion, Hanna, The Muppets

PCP Episode 057: Naruto

6 Dec

The clan has been reunited! While this usually rings bells of fear unto the black community, this time it’s just terrorizing nerd-kind. The PCP crew is five-deep again as we discuss Naruto. We discuss the long-running Shonen series and take an in-depth, joke-filled look at the characters of the popular anime. Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Killer Bee’s black foolishness and more are all on the docket. We’ve got jokes, discussion and distracting comments about the TV on in the background that no one will get . Plus we rip on each other. That’s always fun to hear. Be sure to tell us your favorite characters (unless it’s Sasuke) and some of your favorite parts of the series. Right-click to Download

PCP Episode 054: Gundam

23 Nov

Shiiiiniiiiiiiing Fingeeeerrrrrrrrrr! Gundam is a dense subject with decades of history, hundreds of characters and plots that go every which way but inside out (in fact they might have in  SD Gudam). There’s a lot to talk about when discussing Gundam but this one is just a general and informal overview of the series as an anime. We look back on the various iterations, discuss our favorite Gundams and ask the obligatory nerdiest of Gundam questions: which Gundam is the most powerful? Well, you tell us. What are some of your favorite sagas, Gundams and which is the most powerful?

PCP Episode 050.5: Fun ‘n Games

26 Oct


We wrap up the last hour of our special two-parter with a few laughs from a couple of games. We take in a couple of rounds of Would You Rather (the results are expectedly disturbing) and top things off with What am I Thinking (object: two people have to read each other’s mind by way of saying the same word at the same time). Listen, it makes sense over radio, trust us.

PCP Episode 050: Email

24 Oct


It’s an episode about nothing in particular so consider this our homage to Let’s Do This. We wanted to do something special for our 050th episode but, we decided to just chat things up. Things go all over the place in this first of a two-parter. We discuss Marcus’s job woes, babies that will look like Sasquatch, Thurnis and Mathew tell homeschooling stories, strange punishments and read emails that go everywhere as well. The DC52, our dreams/aspirations and some of the more intense moments in PCP history.

PCP Episode 049: Yu-Gi-Oh!

12 Oct


Someone needs to stop the nostalgia train that has been running along with PCP these past few weeks because it is out of control. We’re actually, finally talking about Yu-Gi-Oh! and it is a good one. We all at the Pop Culture Podcastle or Brownstone (whatever we call that basement now) had a love for fighting with cards at one point and we are here to skewer it. The melodrama, the kidnappings, the sheer ridiculousness…it’s all on the table for us to lampoon. If you watched the show, share some hearty laughs with us (we guarantee that we won’t break your souls).

PCP Episode 048: Toonami

5 Oct


First off folks, we’d like to apologize for the lack of a Weekly Dose this week. Hopefully, this nostalgia-driven, bonus-sized episode in the same vein as last week’s 047: Dragon Ball will make up for it. Yep, we return to the public school lunch table and discuss Toonami. There’s nothing that needs to particularly be said here. It’s a rundown of one of the greatest television blocks in kid show cable history. In addition to the shows, we give love to Tom and his many phases over 11 years. Be sure to tell us some of your favorites and regale us with your memories.

PCP Episode 047: Dragonball

28 Sep


The amount of ridiculousness contained within the Dragonball franchise is virtually immeasurable. With a roster of characters that continues to grow, increasingly convoluted stories and some downright gratuitous animation, Dragonball is a mighty beast. If you wanted a podcast to summarize the series for you…look elsewhere. This is an episode for nostalgia. This is buddies just reveling in the hilarity and awesome that Dragonball was and is as we recount Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT.