Posts byRyan Roch

Isolation Nation: Volume 24

Cuties! Undertale! Paleontology! Teen angst! Adult angst! Canadian Rock!

This week in Isolation Nation it’s Netflix’s CUTIES, Canada’s Love Junk, Common Descent’s podcast, HBOs Perry Mason, Sans’ Undertale, and the ’80s HEATHERS!
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Review: THE BOYS, Season 2 – Episodes 1-3

Amazon’s Raucous, Raw Super-Sendup Starts Back Up With a Bang

Amazon’s raucous, raw super-sendup THE BOYS starts back up with a bang, and Ryan’s seen the whole shebang. This week, we’ll talk eps 1-3. Especially now, while racism is being regularly exposed in our institutions like law enforcement, we’re seeing new media unafraid to engage with the reality of our times in interesting ways.
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Review: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

Bill and Ted return in this most triumphant, touching sendoff

Bill & Ted Face The Music is clearly a labor of love, years in the making and benefitting from an actual script. Longtime friends Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson imbue the proceedings with a wholesome earnestness and a triumphant sense of celebration, which is hilariously and tenderly brought to life by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 20!

We're 20 columns in, and this might be the best one yet!

20 weeks into a column called Isolation Nation is nothing to celebrate. The writing this week is another story. Tanner’s watching Melville! Diane is a Fall Guy! Zach’s the God of War! Adam, Bumas, is I, Claudius! And Brannon is having an Inquisition in the Dragon Age!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 19

TV Mysteries! Spooky hallways! Austin music! Bubblebaths!

This week in Isolation Nation, The mysteries are enthralling, the hallways are filled with tension, the bubblebaths are foaming, and the Gourds are jamming.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 18

Eat The Rude! Cook the food! Shoot the ships! Solve the mysteries! Cowboy the Bebop!

This week of Isolation Nation is chock full of television shows to indulge in, YouTube cooking shows to munch, space battle games, and mysteries to unlock!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 17

Mousetrap Casino! Over The Garden Wall! Samurai games! BUUUGSNAAAAXXX!!!

This week in Isolation Nation, we’re talkin’ ’bout Over The Garden Wall, Gus Johnson’s YouTube vids, Samurai games, and (of course) BUGSNAX!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 12

Mister Rogers! Borderlands! Big robots! Canadian rocker Matt Good!

For week 12 of Isolation Nation, we’re back with Mister Rogers, Borderlands sequels, Genndy Tartakovsky’s big robots, and Canadian rocker Matt Good
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Isolation Nation: Volume 11

Lots of apocalyptic stuff, but also some music to bump your head into oblivion to

This week in Isolation Nation is a doozy! Post-Apocalyptic Novels! Current-Apocalypse-Adjacent TV! Narrowly-Avoided-Apocalypse Rock! Also Watsky!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 9

Aliens! Video Games! More Aliens! More video games?

This week in ISOLATION NATION, Shannon talks BEYOND SKYLINE, Alfredo is playing Roguelikes, Trey is creeped by ALAN WAKE, and Jared’s solving X-FILES.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 8

Spider-Man! Shooty Shows! Sandworms! THE SPICY TAKES MUST FLOW!

We’re back to a bigger format this week in ISOLATION NATION, featuring pieces from Diane on Wynona Earp, Jared on Dune, and David on Spider-Man!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 6 – Deluxe!

Monsters (Hunters and Factories)! Audio Engineering! A deluxe feature on Kim's Convenience!

This week in Isolation Nation, we talk about Monster Hunting video games, Monster Making podcasters, audio engineering YouTube channels, and the absolutely wonderful Netflix show Kim’s Convenience!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 4

'Rona cooking safety! Red Dead Redemption! Rachmaninov! Records by Foxy Shazam! Rambling love-letters to Gourds!

This week on Isolation Nation, we’re jamming to a lot of disparate tunes, cooking up a storm, and riding the ranges of Red Dead Redemption, as we drive down hazy memory lane.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 3

Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and, plagued by the Roundboi, we watch TV

Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, but this week for Isolation Nation, Shannon talks TV’s Community, and Ryan talks about Aquaman and … podcasting with Shannon.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 2

Music! Martians! Men named Max (who are Mad)!... also YouTube Videos

This week in Isolation Nation, we talk about THE MARTIAN, YouTuber Tom Scott, Bill Withers, and a very lovely little movie called MAD MAX.
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Review: HOBBS & SHAW

The Fast & Furious spinoff mostly keeps the wheels on, while driving an uppercut of fun into your face.

After 8 films, the FAST & FURIOUS series has created its first spinoff. Sometimes cartoonish and messy, Hobbs & Shaw is still an uppercut to the face.
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Review: CREED II

A mostly worthy successor to the title

Ryan dons his boxing gloves and flattering shorts to stand toe-to-toe with the newest installment in the Rocky/Creed series. Is it a contender or a bum? Turns out it’s a mostly worthy successor to the title.
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Review: THE PREDATOR

It's Turkey Season

Deep in the jungles of a Black & Dekker screenplay, a team of kinda-funny toughguys are being hunted. Their adversary is advanced, evolved, and merciless. He’s… THE EDITOR.
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