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Thursday, September 21, 2017

NFL's Conservative Fans Don't Care About Black People

Episode 375 was tough to record. Here, Germar realizes he's fighting a war he can't win. But first, a fantasy football update, the Dolphins win, a review of the Lawrence Timmons' situation, and NFL players want a social activism month. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by gameflyoffer.com/looktothecookie. Apologies, the first five are a little hot.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rankings: POC TV and Movie Superheroes

In Episode 374, Germar did not like a cbr.com list, so he created his own. Here are the rankings and reasons for every superhero of color in a current live-action universe. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by trylootcrate.com/looktothecookie.

25.  Jubilee - Portrayal: 4  Power: 1  Percentage: 2
24.  Wildcat - Portrayal: 7  Power: 2  Percentage: 2
23.  Katana - Portrayal: 6.7  Power: 5  Percentage: 4
22.  Mr. Terrific - Portrayal: 5  Power: 5  Percentage: 6
21.  Nick Fury - Portrayal: 7  Power: 5  Percentage: 4
20.  Captain Cold - Portrayal: 7  Power: 5  Percentage: 4
19.  Gypsy - Portrayal: 8  Power: 6.5  Percentage: 2
18.  Heimdall - Portrayal: 7  Power: 8  Percentage: 2
17.  War Machine - Portrayal: 7  Power: 7  Percentage: 3
16.  Wild Dog - Portrayal: 9  Power: 1.5  Percentage: 6.5
15.  Spartan - Portrayal: 8  Power: 1.5  Percentage: 8
14.  Guardian - Portrayal: 6.5  Power: 6  Percentage: 5.5
13.  Falcon - Portrayal: 8  Power: 6  Percentage: 4
12.  Colleen Wing - Portrayal: 9  Power: 1  Percentage: 8
11.  Hawkgirl - Portrayal: 6.3  Power: 6.3  Percentage: 5.5
10.  Dinah Drake - Portrayal: 6.3  Power: 6.4  Percentage: 6
9.  Ptonomy Wallace - Portrayal: 8  Power: 6.2  Percentage: 5.5
8.  Storm - Portrayal: 6  Power: 8  Percentage: 7
7.  Firestorm - Portrayal: 7  Power: 7  Percentage: 7
6.  Vixen - Portrayal: 8  Power: 6.5  Percentage: 6.7
5.  Vibe - Portrayal: 8  Power: 6.5  Percentage: 8
4.  Quake - Portrayal: 6.9  Power: 8  Percentage: 9
3.  Ghost Rider - Portrayal: 9.5  Power: 9  Percentage: 5.5
2.  (Kid) Flash - Portrayal: 8  Power: 8  Percentage: 8
1.  Luke Cage - Portrayal: 5  Power: 9  Percentage: 10


Monday, September 18, 2017

Books, Hunter S., Fear and Loathing

In Episode 373, Germar reviews both the book and film--Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But first, he doesn't understand why he has to read books. Do you? Also, this book, film, and review are probably more about Hunter S. Thompson than anything else. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's podcast is sponsored by warbyparkertrial.com/looktothecookie.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

NFL and ESPN and Boycotts

Episode 372 is just the best. Germar covers all the football and sports things better than any other podcast host: 1) fantasy update; 2) the Miami Dolphins; 3) Jemele Hill and ESPN; 4) the NFL boycott; 5) The Undefeated and 4) Jason Whitlock loves Colin Kaepernick. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by gameflyoffer.com/looktothecookie


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Theories: Game of Thrones

Episode 371 is the single best NSFW episode of Game of Thrones discussion anywhere in the multiverse. But first, a quick Preacher take. And there are also references to Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead, iZombie, and Dexter. They just hit a home run. Follow Jessica and Germar everywhere at @jessabessa1 and @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by gameflyoffer.com/looktothecookie.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Bad Because it's Black

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In Episode 370, Germar explains how that thing you think is bad, is not actually bad, it's just black. That guy with straight As, in ROTC, speaks three languages . . . he's not shady . . . he's just black. And Jemele Hill and Michael Smith have done nothing wrong, they just happen to be black. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by joinzipcar.com/looktothecookie.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Preacher; Flat Earth
















Episode 369 is probably a top 300 episode at LTC. So much landed on the cutting room floor. Here, listen to Germar ramble ramble about AMC's Preacherand why you should listen to Flat Earthers. Follow him everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by trylootcrate.com/looktothecookie.  NSFW.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rankings: Superhero TV

You love lists and Look to the Cookie doesn't do enough of them. So here are the rankings and reasons for the 13 modern comic-based super-powered television series, as determined by the entire LTC staff, which is currently just Germar. The list will be updated as seasons conclude and series premiere.

13. Iron Fist 5/10 No one likes this show. And no one fears the surfer dude voiced, Ramen noodle haired, prince of privilege no matter how many times he says he beat a dragon or calls himself "immortal." Colleen Wing and Bakuto almost saved this atrocity. And I almost worked at Fox Sports. Cue that Brandy song.


12. Agent Carter 6/10 Yes, I hosted the show about the show, but it always felt like a lukewarm Marvel offering. The pieces fit snugly, and Hayley Atwell shined, but did anyone even watch the second season?


11. Gotham 6.1/10 Gotham will probably be really good once it's all on Netflix, and we all finally decide to watch it. The first season got everything wrong--especially allowing Jada Pinkett to perform like an amateur starring in a Spelman College production of Wicked


10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.3/10 Its debut was a meandering mess. But for the fans that stuck around, Agents of Hydra/Agents of Nothing got good fast. And more recently, we've been gifted the best live action Ghostrider, top notch action, intelligent political commentary, and the best possible "what if"-styled virtual world story. 


9. Arrow 6.4/10 Arrow has quickly become the can miss DCTV CW show of the week. But we keep watching. I look forward to its ending, followed by frequent character cameos on the other shows. It started too fast and left little room to grow. Team Arrow was Justice League lite before we got the Legends, Team Flash, or Supergirl. Pacing.

8. Daredevil 6.5/10 Hallway scenes started here. It's a shame they didn't end here. Foggy is as whack as Charlie Cox's accent. If you're anti-shadowy fight scenes, then Kingpin kept your interest. This series was redeemed by the Punisher's arrival. Ssssooo many ninjas.

7. Legion 6.5/10 Is this a period piece? Style over substance? Maybe, but beautiful still, plus ambitious. It's not a great show yet, but it's better than almost all of the X-men movies.


6. Legends of Tomorrow 6.5/10 If you don't like this show, you don't like smiles, fun, or good times. Remember when The Avengers was the best thing to happen to the '10s? DC decided to do that with 200th of the budget, but weekly. 


5. Supergirl 6.9/10 Every week entertains. Each episode plays out like an updated, less whiny, less soap opera-y version of Smallville. Pro tip: Superman is your problem, not your solution.


4. Luke Cage 7/10 Cage, one of the strongest characters on the list, started weakly and ended weakly. But that midsection does work. Ummmm. Cottonmouth is the King. And if you're black, this should feel like a moment . . . for us . . . because it is.

3. The Defenders 7.1/10 The first four episodes were the highlight of my year. The Defenders are to the Avengers what the X-men are to the Justice League. They are the heroes we might be, not the gods that save us. They blended four distinct tales better than I imagined possible--style and mythos. To enjoy: 1) ignore the villains' plot; 2) remember that we witnessed an even more annoying Iron Fist earlier this year

2. The Flash 7.5/10 So maybe skip the second season. And maybe they do the same arc each season. But this is the most pleasant series on the list. It's like a '90s Saturday morning cartoon for grown-ups. This is the team that every Millennial would join if given the opportunity. 

1. Jessica Jones 8/10 "She's a boss a$$ bih bih bih bih bih bih bih." Two Js is da realest! She single-handedly saved The Defenders (literally and also from us critics). In her debut, she overcame the #1 true villain in the MCU (twice). She also laid out Luke Cage. And maybe she can fly. Now run that track back (bih bih bih bih bih bih bih).

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Ladies Be Wrong Too

In Episode 368, Germar was triggered by some girl talk on Tumblr. "Girl, don't let no man drive your core." Plus, periods, abortions, adoptions, difficult discussions, and complex conversations. Today's episode is sponsored by warbyparkertrial.com/looktothecookie. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Patriots Exposed; Dolphins Doomed

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In Episode 367, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I can't stop laughing. I can't write. The unbeatable Patriots lose at home, in the first game of the season. And the league doesn't care at all about the Dolphins or Buccaneers. Today's sponsor is joinzipcar.com/looktothecookie. Follow ya boi everywhere @GermarDerron.

 
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