It’s a new year and things have already gotten off to an unsavory start. There was a coup on the United States Capitol that happened on the 6th and as of me writing this post out we’re still not sure what to expect from the next few days. It’s also been a rather light podcasting and article week here at ATH Network. Damage Boost and Demon Dayz put out new episodes but Binge Buddies (formerly Welcome to You Are Doom) is still on hiatus, as is Behind the Hype.
Before we jump right into this week at a glance, I’d like to draw your attention to a few different ways you can engage with us and discuss the episodes below or anything else in pop culture that may interest you.
I hope you’ve had a happy holiday season so far and that the rest of your year features rest, relaxation, and an overwhelming sense of peace and contentment. We produce a lot of content over here at ATH Network and I wanted to start up a little recap post series every weekend to point out the shows and articles you may have missed and put links to them in one convenient place. Let’s get to it, shall we?
IT IS MELEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The game that sparked a meme and merchandise. Super Smash Brothers Melee, arguably the best game in the series. Join Nathaniel Bandy and Carl as they say the line and talk about what made the game special.
In this time of self imposed quarantine we need something to
take our minds off of the awfulness that is occurring in the real world. Not
surprisingly viewing habits seem to reflect the real world events, the number
of people watching films such as Contagion has skyrocketed. So here is my
Pandemic Pick for today which I have just finished binging for what is probably
the fiftieth time. Jericho.
I’ll preface this with saying this is going to be a brief unspoilery overview of why it’s a good watch as I plan on doing a more in depth article about the series at some point. I’m keeping this spoiler free because it is a really good show that you should go into without having things spoiled for you if possible.
Jericho is the story of a small town in Kansas trying to survive
the after effects of a series of nuclear blasts occurring all over the US which
has crippled the country. Not only was the series about survival but it was
also had an espionage twist and an aura of mystery surrounding several of the
characters. It also has some very chilling images, one of the most iconic from
the series was that of a young boy witnessing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear
blast. This image became heavily used in marketing and is on the cover of the
Complete Series DVD Set in the UK.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us over at the ATH Network of podcasts! We know you’re probably opening gifts or feasting with family but forget all of that and come join us for two Christmas-themed podcasts as well as an article from our friend and main contributor Matt Dykes.
AFTER THE HYPE EP. 261 – FEEL GOOD CHRISTMAS MOVIES BATTLE
Twas the day that was Christmas and all through your earbuds came the sounds of epic battle. That’s right, you wonderful holiday people! We watched a bunch of “feel good” Christmas movies and argued pleasantly for over an hour about which one was best.
Nothing says holiday celebration like hanging out with friends talking about the greatest animated show of all time and its…uh…well…not very good holiday special. At least there’s fun banter between Bryan Dressel, Nick “Sugar Cookie” Friedemann, and Graham “Bah-Humbug” Mason.
And then we’ve got a new article from our friend and contributor Matt Dykes about alternative Christmas movies to watch when you’ve burned through all the best “feel good” Christmas movies like The Mistle-Tones, My Santa, 12 Dates of Christmas, A Cinderella Christmas, or Married By Christmas.
See? Aren’t you glad you spent your holiday with us instead? We laughed, we cried, we battled, and we discussed a disappointing Christmas Special to the greatest animated show of all time. It was truly an epic day that changed all of our lives. Now you’re ready to go out there and face 2019 like a champ!