A Green Screen That is On a Green ScreenA column article, Paranoid Video by: Dylan Garsee, Nick Hanover
No longer content to merely review television through the creative use of Friskies gifs and awkward jokes, Dylan Garsee and Nick Hanover have moved on to the internet airwaves, co-hosting CB's own entertainment podcast, Paranoid Video.
Paranoid Video Episode 1.18-
"A Green Screen That is On a Green Screen."
Well, this week's Paranoid Video is still echoey as all hell, which means that we will need to record the episodes at Dylan's magical furnitureless abode from now on rather than my Phil Spector-approved echo chamber house, but at least we weren't dealing with poltergeists this time. You'll also notice the news and feature here is slightly dated, which is because Dylan and I tried to get ahead of the game and get a podcast recorded right after the prior one, only to realize jamming two Paranoid Videos into a week would be stupid, so instead we just sat on this one for a while. Anyway, let's get this show on the road.
As always, you can listen to the episode at the player below or download it here.
The news section runs until 15:39 this week and features a sampling of Dylan's love-hate relationship with American Horror Story, but if you want to hear more of his history with the show, check out his review of the first season.
After that, we spoke about two wildly different pilots: the CW's Arrow, which brings DC's Green Arrow to the small screen, and ABC's Nashville, which is a drama with a billion characters, focusing on the Nashville music scene. The Icky Blossoms song Janelle mentions getting airplay on Arrow is "Babes," check it out, it's fantastic. That discussion kicks off with a snippet of Harry Nilsson's "Me and My Arrow" starting at 15:39 and ends at 16:09.
And after that, we venture into unexplored territory with a game Dylan proposed wherein the two of us had to compete in random pop culture trivia rounds to see who would get stuck reviewing a book about a fucking dog. Spoiler: I lost. And now I get to review this gem:
That segment is launched with the sexy sounds of Evil Madness' "Exciting Night Games," and runs from 55:15 until the end of the podcast. By the way, despite Dylan's mockery, Randall Poster is pretty famous. Chances are, if you like a movie's soundtrack and the film wasn't directed by Quentin Tarantino or the Coen Brothers, he put the soundtrack together.
If you want to see Janelle shave her head and make out with twin sister horror directors, follow her @itsjustjanelle.
And in case you want to know what we look like, here is a visual representation of Dylan and myself, courtesy of Emily Marie Palmer:
Dylan Garsee is a freelance writer/bingo enthusiast currently living in Austin, TX. He is studying sociology, and when he's not winning trivia nights at pork-themed restaurants, writing a collection of essays on the gay perspective in geek culture. An avid record collector, Dylan can mostly be seen at Waterloo Records, holding that one God Speed You! Black Emperor record he can't afford and crying. You can follow him on twitter @garseed.
When he's not writing about the cape and spandex set and functioning as the Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin, Nick Hanover is a book, film and music critic who has contributed to Spectrum Culture, No Tofu Magazine, Performer Magazine, Port City Lights and various other international publications. By which he means Canadian rags you have no reason to know anything about. He also translates for "Partytime" Lukash's Panel Panopticon and you can follow him on twitter @Nick_Hanover