Episode Archive

Episode Archive

41 episodes of MAD UNREAL since the first episode, which aired on September 20th, 2019.

  • 34: Daredevil vs. WandaVision: did Netflix intro the MCU better?

    April 7th, 2021  |  45 mins 38 secs
    daredevil, disney plus, marvel studios, mcu, netflix, wandavision

    Do you remember how it felt, back in 2015, when Netflix dropped the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones? On this episode of Mad Unreal, we examine the impact those shows had, and compare it to the debuts of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Did Marvel’s outlying Netflix shows have a greater initial impact than the more MCU-connected Disney Plus series?

  • 33: Should a Black Man Save Superman?

    March 31st, 2021  |  39 mins 33 secs
    dceu, superman, ta-nehisi coates

    On this episode of Mad Unreal we unpack the recent news that Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the upcoming J.J. Abrams Superman film. The announcement brought to mind a recurring question: should a BIPOC artist have the freedom to create stories that don’t focus on BIPOC heroes? Get ready for an insightful Mad Unreal discussion that interrogates the boundaries often placed around Black art.

  • 32: Can the Falcon Become the Black Panther?

    March 24th, 2021  |  48 mins 43 secs
    avengers, disney, falcon, marvel, mcu, winter soldier

    Mad Unreal is back! This week we’re discussing the premiere of Marvel Studio’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and doing it in the way that only we can. Join us as we examine the Falcon’s emerging storyline and ask: can Sam Wilson become the second Black MCU hero whose motivations are not based solely on the needs and desires of his white counterparts?

  • 31: The Annual MU New Year’s Day Special

    January 1st, 2021  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    bond, disney plus, hbo, lucasfilm, mandalorian, marvel, mcu

    2020 was unreal—but not in a good way. On this special episode of Mad Unreal we’re bringing in the new year the right way by taking a look at the upcoming 2021 films and TV series we’re most excited about. From The Falcon & The Winter Soldier to Bond, The Bad Batch, Batwoman and more, we dive into the movies and shows that will hopefully make this year the right kind of Unreal.

  • 30: The Mandalorian Season 2 Special

    December 21st, 2020  |  3 hrs 5 mins
    ashoka tano, baby yoda, boba fett, disney, fennec shand, grogu, lucasfilm, mandalorian

    What better way to end the year than with a Mad Unreal “double-issue” episode?!? Join us as we dedicate a very special ep to Season 2 of The Mandalorian. We give our Mad Thoughts on each of the season’s 8 new chapters, PLUS we introduce our exclusive Mando rating system! How did we feel about the introduction of so many new characters? What did we think about the personal journey of Din Djarin? How will the story of the Mandalorian and Grogu play out in Season 3?? Get ready for a Star Wars discussion like no other as Mad Unreal dives into the second season of The Mandalorian.

  • 007 AND COUNTING Episode #6 - 'Spectre' Review

    November 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 53 mins
    blofeld, bond, hinx, m, white

    In 2015, the stakes were high. Skyfall had broken records and returned the James Bond franchise to the front of the cinematic universe line. On top of that, Eon had regained the rights to Bond’s legendary nemesis and the organization last seen in 1965’s Thunderball. Could Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes improve on the magic of Skyfall? Or would Spectre disappoint? Join us as Arthur Turnbull & Isaac Perry present the final ‘007 And Counting’ look at Craig’s Bond era before next year’s No Time To Die.

  • 29: Can Marvel Be As Successful On Disney Plus As Star Wars?

    November 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    daredevil, disney, lucasfilm, mandalorian, mcu, netflix, star wars

    Now that Disney Plus has announced the WandaVision premiere date, a new era of storytelling for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to begin. But can Marvel Studios emulate the streaming success of Lucasfilm's Star Wars content? Have the stakes changed for the MCU shows because of the pandemic? And is there any chance they’ll bring back Charlie Cox’s Daredevil?! Join us as we explore this topic, plus give our thoughts on recent episodes of The Mandalorian.

  • 28: Mad Thoughts on Sean Connery; Plus: The Mandalorian Returns

    November 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 59 mins
    baby yoda, boba fett, child, mandalorian, star wars

    The Mando and the Child are back. But what about Boba Fett? Ahsoka Tano? Or Captain Rex? Mad Unreal explores Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian and looks at the broader implications this debut episode may have on the remainder of season 2. Join us as we dive into a new era of Star Wars storytelling and reveal our theories on what will come next! BONUS: Mad Thoughts on the passing of the OG 007, Sean Connery.

  • 007 AND COUNTING Episode #5 - 'Skyfall' Review

    October 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 57 mins
    007, bond, daniel craig, judi dench, m, moneypenny

    It’s the highest grossing Bond film ever. It’s the film that introduced Q and Moneypenny into the Daniel Craig era. It’s likely the most mainstream James Bond movie since Sean Connery’s Thunderball, and it's adored by everyone from casual fans to non-fans. So how does Mad Unreal feel about 2012’s Skyfall? Find out as Arthur and Isaac go deep on Sam Mendes’s debut Bond film, as we continue to reexamine Craig’s tenure and wait patiently for the arrival of No Time To Die.

  • 27: Why The Mandalorian Is Our Only Hope

    October 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 53 mins
    disney, mandalorian, preview, star wars

    No Time To Die. Dune. Wonder Woman 84. Black Widow. The Eternals. Falcon And The Winter Soldier. The Batman. Etc. In an age of pushed back release dates and disappointment, Season 2 of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian is a lone ray of anticipation and excitement for "Unreal" fans everywhere. To celebrate the return of the show that is our only hope, Mad Unreal previews the new season by giving love to Season 1 and offering our thoughts and predictions for Season 2!

  • 007 AND COUNTING Episode #4 - 'Quantum of Solace' Review

    September 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
    bond, daniel craig, jeffery wright, mathis

    No Time To Die is sticking to its November release date, which means our countdown to the next James Bond film continues! In the fourth of seven special episodes, our deep dive review of the Daniel Craig era focuses on his sophomore effort: Quantum of Solace. From Bond's struggle to choose between duty and revenge, to M’s trust issues and Camille’s empathy—we explore what made this film one of the most polarizing in the entire series.

  • 26: Dune and No Time To Die: Are 2020 Trailers Just Empty Promises?

    September 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bond, dune, no time to die

    The internet was ecstatic last week when new trailers for Dune and No Time To Die dropped. But how excited should we allow ourselves to get when the future for theatrical release remains uncertain? Join Arthur and Isaac as they breakdown each trailer and reveal which one made the biggest impression, while also discussing the reality of living in a time when release dates are never promised.