TV & Film

The Completists

Shane and Ted live by one motto: if you are going to start something, you have to finish it.... or something like that. So, they take a film series and go through each movie, one by one, until they complete the whole thing.

Diamonds Are Forever

There is a reason the term "guilty pleasure" exists, and it's for movies like this. It's not the best. In fact, many people put it in their bottom 5. But Ted makes the case for it being a hidden gem of a Bond film.

Casino Royale (1967)

Shane and Ted welcome Greg Smalley from 366 Weird Movies to talk about a... well... weird movie. Not exactly James Bond cannon, but it's an interesting discussion nonetheless. And there are some definite opinions on this one.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

It's a new Bond! A new era! And a new type of discussion between Shane and Ted: actual, real, disagreement. Find out who enjoyed the film and who most certainly did not in this episode.

You Only Live Twice

SPECTRE is stealing US and USSR spacecraft trying to incite a global war. But there is one person in their way: James Bond in a very, very questionable disguise! Shane and Ted discuss this (not quite) last installment of the Connery era.

Thunderball

Bond. Underwater. A lot. Pretty much all you need to know about this one. Other than: is it essential viewing? Shane and Ted discuss.

Goldfinger

This is it. This is the one. The one that all other Bond films are judged. Goldfinger is the "gold standard" of Bond films. And as Shane and Ted discuss, it is just as great a watch as it was 50+ years ago.

From Russia With Love

The second Bond film sees the British secret agent in Istanbul and on board the Orient Express. It shows Bond in his element and gives more insight into SPECTRE. But is it essential viewing? Shane and Ted discuss.

Dr. No

The James Bond film that started it all. All the tropes are here - right from the beginning. Does it still hold up? Is it essential viewing for the non-completists? Shane and Ted discuss it all in the debut episode.