#26: Mangrove, The Crown, Mandalorian Season 2 (Episodes 3 & 4)

To binge or not to binge - this is the question! We try to answer this when discussing ‘The Crown’, ‘Mandalorian’ and other TV shows we’ve been watching over the year.

We review ‘Mangrove’, first of five Steve McQueen’s movies (or episodes?) that is a part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology series. And we continue to discuss series 2 of ‘Mandalorian’, that’s getting better and better.

Apart from that, as always, we have a lot of news, film recommendations and the usual nonsense that somehow slips into the episode.


00:00 It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas



11:40 ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer reaction 

18:49 ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ release date for cinemas and HBO Max 

22:50 ‘Wandavision’ premiere date 

26:02 Disney considering releasing more movies on Disney+ 

30:58 Who’s replacing Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise? 

33:30 ‘The Last of Us’ ordered to series by HBO 

35:15 Spike Lee will make a musical about Viagra! 


What Have We’ve Been Watching:


36:50 Coca-Cola Christmas Commercial

37:35 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (in 4K and Dolby Vision)


41:45 ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (Netflix)

44:28 ‘Deep Impact’ (Netflix)

48:04 ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (Channel 4)

50:30 ’The Crown’ (Netflix)


We recommend:

‘Parasite’ (Amazon Prime) and how visual effects are used in the movie 



1:06:18 ‘Mangrove’ (‘Small Axe’ miniseries, BBC)

1:26:20 ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2, episodes 3 and 4 (Disney+)


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‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer courtesy of Lionsgate

‘WandaVision’ trailer courtesy of Disney+

‘The Crown’ trailer courtesy of Netflix

‘Mangrove’ trailer courtesy of BBC

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