Mortal Kombat Fatalities and Rewatching TV
What do Mortal Kombat "fatalities" tell us about the American psyche in 2019? And how valuable is the comfort and familiarity of watching old TV shows? [27:50]
This week, Aaron and Joey talk about quirky horror icons, the allure of "punchy-kicky," gladiators, "22-Minute Worlds," the comfort TV business model, and several Gilmore Girls spoilers. They don't talk about the (yet unproven) health benefits of vegging out in front of endless New Girl reruns—not The New Girl, Joey, duh.
- The 1896 train film, L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat) that scared people, but may not have induced a stampede.
- The Guardian: "The Age of Comfort TV"
- Reviving Norman Lear sitcoms
- Too Many Cooks, Adult Swim
- The floor is lava and there are no rules: playing True American (not advisable)