Category Archives: TV

Squid Game



Episode 33 – This week Nick challenged Marcus to watch the new Netflix number one streaming show, Squid Game! Would Nick participate in a Squid Game for this much money? Does Marcus relate a little too much to old man 001?? Will Marcus or Nick get to the end and win our very own Squid Game during this episode??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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  • Host – Marcus Berdeguez  (@megamarkulus)
  • Host – Nicholas Nieves (@nicknacknieves)
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Over The Garden Wall



Episode 31 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Cartoon Network original mini-series Over The Garden Wall! Can Marcus explain the whimsy that is Over The Garden Wall? Is Nick just too old for cartoons, even ones that are this well-executed?? Do Nick and Marcus find themselves adrift, like Wirt and Greg, just lost in the unknown??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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  • Host – Marcus Berdeguez  (@megamarkulus)
  • Host – Nicholas Nieves (@nicknacknieves)
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War



Episode 27 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to binge the first season of the critically acclaimed anime, Kaguya-sama: Love is War! Does Marcus succeed in this chaotic game of Love is War? Will Nick’s description of The Death Note for Romance Animes live up to the title?? Will our boys choose Kaguya or Fujiwara for love??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review starts at 07:56)

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The Bachelorette



Episode 22 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to watch ABC’s most famous reality dating show, The Bachelorette! Do our boys like any of the guys on Katie’s season? Will Nick ever get over how into this show he truly is?? Does Marcus get upset he’s pulled right back into this crazy world??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Taskmaster



Episode 20 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch the viral British gameshow Taskmaster! Will Nick actually enjoy another show from across the pond? Can Marcus channel his inner Greg Davies and become the Taskmaster?? Do our boys actually figure out how to make a tower out of cardboard boxes??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Hunter x Hunter (Fan Challenge)



Episode 19 – This week we were challenged by a fan to watch the so iconic Anime that they had to make it twice, Hunter x Hunter! Will it be Marcus or Nick that show their determination just like Gon during the tournament? Which one of our boys will be like Killua and just straight-up sharp finger the competition out there?? Can we really decide on just how lovable Leorio is??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review starts at 15:24)

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Twin Peaks



Episode 14 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch the cult classic tv series by David Lynch, Twin Peaks! Can Marcus truly explain why this show is beloved by everyone, even the Queen? Do our boys really get down to the nitty-gritty about how charming Kyle Maclachlan is?? Will the red room give Nick nightmares for weeks??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review starts at 08:34)

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Invincible



Episode 12 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Amazon Prime Original based on the Image comics by Robert Kirkman, Invincible! Does Marcus ever get to meet Robert Kirkman? Can Nick tell his superheroes apart, or is Invincible the same as Spider-man in his eyes?? Will either of the boys ever contend with the fact they don’t have fathers??? #NoDad You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review starts at 10:04)

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The Vow (Fan Challenge)



Episode 8 – This week we were challenged by a fan (Riane414) to watch the hit HBO docu-series based on NXIVM, The Vow! Will Marcus’ love for all things cults influence how he reviews NXIVM and this series? Do our boys fall victim to Keith Raniere and NXIVM as much as they did for Going Clear?? Does Nick ever get over the fact that Nicole Kidman and High Grant are NOT in this show??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review begins at 17:14)

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series



Episode 7 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to watch the Disney Plus instant classic, based on the cult film High School Musical, High School Musical:The Musical: The Series!! Will Marcus Bet On It, so this musical series stands a chance? Can Nick Bop this show to Marcus’ Top favorites list?? Can our boys Stick to the Status Quo and keep giving you premium content??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review begins at 14:44)

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Sweet Home (Fan Challenge)



Episode 6 – This week we were challenged by a fan (Joseph Cruz) to watch the Korean Webtoon turned Netflix Horror Thriller, Sweet Home! Can Nick explain how his views on Zack Snyder are relevant to a conversation about Sweet Home? Do our boys know themselves well enough to know how they would handle fighting all of these monsters?? Will Marcus be able to find out who killed the landlady in one of today’s games, Won’t You Be My Neighbor??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review begins at 9:28)

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Ted Lasso



Episode 5 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch the new Jason Sudeikis comedy on Apple TV, Ted Lasso!! Does Nick get over his disdain for tea, aka dirty tasting water? Can Marcus truly ever beat his meeting of celebrity stories?? Will either of our boys ever really understand the difference between Football and Futbol??? You’ll have to listen to find out!! (Review begins at 24:23)

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Bridgerton



Episode 4 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to watch the new Netflix period drama Bridgerton!! Does Marcus relate to the romance between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Hastings, the Duke? Can Nick get down to the bottom of Marcus’ love life with this week’s game, Tinderton, #ThankYouNext?? Will Netflix’ most watched show make our boys lord ready for the ball??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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The Queen’s Gambit



Episode 1 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to watch the newest Netflix sensation The Queen’s Gambit! Is Marcus able to muster up all his past chess knowledge and Gambit this Queen? Does Nick’s love for Anya Taylor-Joy cloud his ability to judge Netflix critically?? Is everyone’s love for The Queen’s Gambit warranted or does Netflix’ most watched miniseries of all time belong in the trash??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]



Episode 98 – This week Nick challenges Marcus to watch the complex, but fan favorite anime Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works! Is Marcus able to add another anime to his list of favorite anime? Can Nick expertly explain the complex parallel universes in this series?? Will anyone actually be able to figure out why Nick gave this as a challenge??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Grey’s Anatomy



Episode 90 – Another week, another challenge from Nick to Marcus, Grey’s Anatomy! Will Marcus have a collapsed lung for this medical drama? Does Nick have stroke, of genius, when trying to explain how great this show is?? Do either of our boys operate on the hearts of our fans to show how much they care??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Umbrella Academy



Episode 89 – This week Marcus uses his special double episode to challenge Nick to watch the newest Netflix original Umbrella Academy! Can this Gerard Way masterpiece make a fan out of Nick? Will Marcus’ love for caped crusaders make him too biased to see any flaws in this show?? Can Marcus win Netflix or Nickflex, the game no one knew that they needed??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Doom Patrol



Episode 88 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch DC Universe’s newest comic book live action adaptation Doom Patrol! Will Nick be able to look past his hate for Titans and enjoy this show? Can Marcus explain this farting donkey super villain?? Does Brendan Fraser return to action as a robot man named Robotman make our boys love the DC Universe??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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You



Episode 86 – This week Nick has challenged Marcus to watch Netflix/Lifetime’s newest hit show, You! Will You be the final straw to make Marcus finally quit the podcast? Can Nick actually relate to this psycho lead of this show?? Do either of our boys have any idea what artisanal soda even is??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Terrace House – Opening New Doors



Episode 85 – This week we were challenges by a fan to watch the international hit, Terrace House: Opening New Doors! After just 5 episodes does this Japanese reality show turn our boys onto a different culture’s television? Who will Marcus gravitate towards, the model or the snowboarder?? Can Nick ever stop talking about the hockey player??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Haikyuu!!



Episode 75 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch his favorite high school volleyball anime, Haikyuu!! Will Nick be able to spike these metaphorical volleyballs into Marcus’ court? Can Marcus block the ball from becoming his favorite sports anime of all time?? Another volleyball metaphor???  You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina



Episode 74 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Netflix’ newest show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! Can Marcus explain the plight of Sabrina’s church? Will Nick ever be able to pronounce Adaptation?? Do ours boys think Sabrina can live between these two worlds??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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The Haunting of Hill House



Episode 72 – The final week of October is here as we say goodbye to All-Hallows-Hallowing-The-Scare. Marcus challenges Nick to watch the first three episodes of Netflix’ newest scary story The Haunting of Hill House! Can our boys keep it together during this frightful show? Will Nick finally appreciate something scary?? Does Marcus even know what a Hill House is??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 18

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True Blood



Episode 65 – In this special episode, we do a fan submitted challenge, True Blood! Will our boys take this show’s Southern charm to the heart and give Sookie and her friends a chance? Can Nick’s love for romance extend to these vampires?? Will Marcus be able to watch a show that exclusively has all the things he usually hates??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Bachelor in Paradise



Episode 64 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the first three episodes of the reality show smash Bachelor in Paradise! Can Marcus help Nick find love, for this show? Will Nick become as invested as Marcus in these couples exploits? Will Tia and Colton make it out of Paradise together??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 10

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Gravity Falls



Episode 62 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Disney adventure cartoon Gravity Falls! After watching 8 episodes can you really get enough of this show? Can Marcus properly convince us that this is truly one of the best cartoons out there? Will any of Nick’s theories on this show turn out to be true??You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 8

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Westworld



Episode 56 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch HBO’s Westworld! Can Marcus really get Nick hooked in just three episodes? Does Nick’s love for James Marsden make this show hard to watch? Will Marcus be able to explain what the heck is going on in this show??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 2

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My Mad Fat Diary



Episode 53 – This week is a special one, another fan submitted try, My Mad Fat Diary! Will either Marcus or Nick be able to get into this British TV show? Can Rae, our main character, make a couple of city slicker boys fall for her and this show?? And what, for the love of god, what is the measurement of a stone!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!!! (Thanks to sillyjessica for the suggestion!)

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Cobra Kai



Episode 52 – Nick challenges Marcus to try the nostalga bomb that is Cobra Kai! Can Nick explain how a sequel to Karate Kid, thirty years in the making can be good? Will Marcus be able to see Johnny Lawrence in a whole new light?  Do our boys know anything about karate at all?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Rise



Episode 47 Nick challenges Marcus to watch NBC’s newest drama Rise. Can Marcus forget about his favorite musicals High School Musical and American Mall to give this show a chance? Will Nick get through the whole episode without making a How I Met Your Mother reference? Does Moana steal and capture their hearts all over again?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Catastrophe



Episode 46 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the beginning of the Amazon Prime series Catastrophe. Will Nick enjoy a half British half American sitcom? Can Marcus explain how a couple that doesn’t ever stop fighting is endearing?? Will Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney grab you triers as much as they’ve grabbed our boys??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Queer Eye



Episode 40 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Netflix’ newest original series Queer Eye!! Can Marcus explain how this show is still relevant? Does Nick know anything about home or personal makeover?? Will Marcus and Nick take the time for themselves that the Fab Five suggest??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Black Lightning



Episode 37 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch CW’s newest hit superhero show Black Lightning! Will Nick make Marcus feel the electricity of our newest hero? Can Cress Williams turn Marcus into a fan of ANOTHER CW show? (We already know where Nick lies) You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Lastman



Episode 36 – This week Marcus challenges Nick to watch Lastman on VRV!! Will Nick like this French anime or will he think it stinks like Pepe Le Pew? (Sorry this episode is very offensive towards French people)((Also anything Marcus knows about French he learned from Looney Tunes)) (((Baguette?))) Can Marcus convince anyone at all to watch this strange show??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson



Episode 35 – Dearest friends. Marcus and Nicholas team up to solve a mystery. If the show doesn’t fit, you must acquit! This episode Nick challenges Marcus to watch American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson. (This Blurb is so good, you can tell Marcus wrote it on his own)

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Mindhunter



Episode 31 – This week is a special one, our first fan submitted try, Mindhunter! Did we love this new Netflix original? Do we like it when Jonathan Groff doesn’t sing?? Can these serial killers kill right into our hearts??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!! (Thanks to AmbiguousCloud for the suggestion!)

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Marvelous Mrs. Maisel



Episode 30 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch Amazon’s newest breakaway hit, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!! Can this Gilmore Girls spiritual sequel hit at Nick and Marcus’ heartstrings the same way? Will Marcus give this time period drama about a female comic the chance it deserves?? Does Nick really think this show is marvelous??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Steven Universe



Episode 23 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe! Can Marcus convince Nick this show isn’t just for kids? Will Nick find his inner gem when exposed to this jewel of a show? Does Marcus even know the difference between a gem and a jewel?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Ozark



Episode 19 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the first episode of Jason Bateman’s newest Netflix original Ozark. Will Marcus being able to explain why this show is NOT Breaking Bad? Will Nick’s love for Jason Bateman allow to see past all those years of Arrested Development? Will Marcus be able to hold back everything else he knows about AFTER episode 1? And why is Del so scary! You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Gilmore Girls



Episode 15 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the first episode of the critically acclaimed show Gilmore Girls! Will Nick be able to properly explain why he loves a show about mom and daughter relationships? Can Marcus forgive Nick for giving him another CW show? What’s with Nick and CW anyways? Will Marcus be able to put his own shoes away and step into Lorelei and Rory Gilmore’s? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Rick and Morty



Episode 10 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch season 1 of adult swim’s Rick and Morty! Can Marcus explain to Nick why, as a grown ass man he loves this gross and outlandish cartoon? Can Nick get back into his high school, adult swim, late night mind set and embrace Rick and Morty? Will the catchphrase “Wubba lubba dub dub” be a part of every NTT episode going forward? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Sherlock



Episode 9 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch Series 1 of Sherlock! Can Marcus deduce why  everyone, including Nick, is crazy about Sherlock? Can Nick pull the elementary over Marcus’ eyes so he can see why he thinks Cumberbatch and Freeman are geniuses? Can they solve this mystery together?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Jane the Virgin



Episode 7 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch ALL of Season 1 of CW’s hit show, Jane the Virgin! Will Marcus feel in touch with his Latino heritage or will the fobles of the telenovela make him cringe? Will Nick beat up Marcus for being on the wrong team?? #TeamMichael or #TeamRafael? Can Nick convince Marcus he does not ONLY like things from the CW? I guess you’ll have to listen in and find out!

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Yuri!!! on Ice



Episode 4 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch season 1 of Yuri!!! on Ice! Will this award winning anime about the world of ice skating be where the podcast hits an iceberg? Or will Marcus’ passion for this ice skating anime about love, anxiety, and Eros win Nick’s approval? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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Riverdale



Episode 3 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the first few episodes of CW’s newest hit show Riverdale! Will Nick’s love to Archie and the gang turn Marcus into a Jughead? Do the boys go Betty or Veronica? Who killed Jason Blossom??  Listen and see what we think!

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