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Welcome to Punch Drunk TV, where your intrepid hosts Jack Conway and Aaron Pruner navigate the often tumultuous Peak TV landscape -- one drink at a time.

Jun 14, 2018

Welcome to Episode 101 of Punch Drunk TV. We wish we started the show off on a lighter note, but due to the unfortunate death of Anthony Bourdain, we do their best to unpack our own emotions regarding the man's legacy and impact on the world, while also recalling some low points in our lives that led to some self-destructive actions. Mental illness, suicide, and the way the media and social media impacts these things are all touched on ... and then 50 minutes in, the show gets into its normal groove.

Bare with us. It's been a rough week.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Anthony Bourdain died of suicide at the age of 61.
  • HBO has officially greenlit a "Game of Thrones" prequel series, set within the fabled time period the "Age of Heroes," which will allegedly take place a thousand years before the show. 
  • Aside from a third "Kingsman" movie and spinoff movie that's in the works, Matthew Vaughn is developing an eight hour "Kingsman" TV spinoff series.
  • An "Aeon Flux" live-action TV reboot is in development at MTV.
  • The AT&T - Time Warner Merger has been approved. 
  • David Simon, who was banned from Twitter for a day because he told someone to "drop dead" says his next HBO show, which is a Capital Hill-set drama, has been in limbo for three years, thanks to Donald Trump. Details, here: 

JACK'S LOSERS: "American Woman," "Big Hero Six: The Series," "I Want THAT Wedding"
AARON'S FENCER: "The Staircase"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Dodo Heroes"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Impulse," "Dear White People," "Killing Eve" and "Westworld"
JACK'S WINNERS: "Vet Gone Wild," "Five Points," "Impulse" and "Pose"

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Welcome to Episode 101.

As always, #ClinktheDrink.