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.

Help!

The second film outing by The Beatles is not quite as good as their first, but it still has its moments. Not many, but a few. Hey, at least the songs are good.

A Hard Days Night

There really is only one word to describe this film: delightful. Shane and Ted go full-on fanboy with the first installment of the Beatles filmography.

Bond Recap

Shane and Ted have finally made it all the way though the James Bond catalogue (what's available any way!). So what stood out the most? Who was the best villain? What is the most underrated movie? What is the best song? And who was the best Bond? All these questions and more will be answered in this episode.

SPECTRE

It's SPECTRE! It's Blofeld! It's things you know! The fourth Daniel Craig entry in the Bond series has its share of critics. But Ted and Shane have kinda sorta come around on their views of the film. Find out more in this week's episode.

Skyfall

Skyfall was one the the biggest money-makers in the Bond franchise and is considered one of the best of the Craig Bond films. But, it doesn't land quite so spectacularly with Shane and Ted. Hear their takes in this episode.

Quantum Of Solace

Right on the heels of the exceedingly popular and successful Casino Royale comes... this. From the highest highest to the lowest lows, Quantum of Solace reminds us that script re-writes are a good things. Ted and Shane somehow make it thru for this discussion.

Casino Royale ('06)

There are reboots... and then there are reboots. Casino Royale represents the high-water mark of Bond films. Shane and Ted cannot say enough about the film, Daniel Craig, the script... all of it. Tune in to watch two grown men gush over a movie.

Pop Culture Bond

Even if you've never seen a James Bond movies, chances are you know all the tropes. And that makes Bond the perfect subject for parodies, rip-offs and spin-offs. Shane, Ted and special guest Ryan DiGiorgi from Jackbox Games discuss some of the more well-know Bond "off shoots"

Die Another Day

Look, can we all just agree to forget this GCI mess and move on??? No??? We are The Completists, and we have to watch everything??? Well, ok then. Shane and Ted somehow get an hour out of this.

The World Is Not Enough

Christmas.... her name is Christmas Jones. And she's a nuclear scientist. Played by Denise Richards. That's... pretty much all you need to know about this one. But Shane and Ted talk about it for an hour any way.

Tomorrow Never Dies

Information is the new ammunition of war. Believe it or not, this is from a movie that's 25 years old - not today. The Brosnan era continues with his second stint as the British spy. Has it gotten any better for Ted? You'll have to watch to find out.

Goldeneye

The Pierce Brosnan era begins with a bang with the iconic Goldeneye. Shane thinks it's the perfect "greatest hits" movie with all the elements that make Bond movies so great. Ted thinks... something else. Tune in to find out his opinion.

Licence To Kill

The Bond film that doesn't feel like a Bond film. Timmothy Dalton's second (and last) turn at the franchise sees an even darker tone, a deadlier villain and a personal revenge story. Does it all work? Shane and Ted disagree a little. Find out where on this episode.

The Living Daylights

It's a new era for Bond. Timothy Dalton takes over the role, and we see an immediate tone shift in the series. The Living Daylights brings us a grounded and grittier Bond. But does it work? Shane and Ted discuss.

A View To A Kill

We come to the end of the Roger Moore era of Bond... and not a moment too soon. Actually, the era probably should have ended a little sooner. This one just doesn't work. Shane and Ted tell you why in this episode.

Never Say Never Again

It's dueling Bonds! Sean Connery is (kinda) back in a new Bond (kinda) movie! It basically an '80's re-telling of Thunderball, but is it any fun? Shane's improv friend Padraic Connelly joins the discussion.

Octopussy

It has one of the more iconic pre-title sequences in Bond history. But how does the rest of the movie old up? Shane and Ted are here to discuss.

For Your Eyes Only

After a few over-the-top installments, the producers go back to the basics with this movie. Count how many times Shane and Ted use the word "grounded."

Moonraker

It's Bond... in SPAAAAAAAACE. It's silly, over the top, and... a little too much for Shane and Ted.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Now THIS is more like it! More gadgets! More stunts! More... Moore! It's all here, and it is all GLORIOUS! Can you tell that Shane and Ted really like this installment?

The Man With The Golden Gun

Roger Moore's second outing as Bond is... not good. In fact, it's just not that interesting. But Shane and Ted somehow manage to get an hour's worth of discussion out of it.

Live And Let Die

The Roger Moore era kicks off with a film that... doesn't age well. Lots of good quips and stunts and a killer theme song, but there are a lot of choices made that are more than a little puzzling. Shane and Ted discuss "Blaxploitation Bond" in this episode.

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.