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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.

May 25, 2018

It's that time again. Episode 98 of Punch Drunk TV is here and we start off with an apology from Aaron who clarifies his stance on the legality and morality of raping and murdering robots in Westworld. Because, for some reason, last week he just couldn't communicate his argument properly. Also, the whiskey ... it be strong.

It's Memorial Day Weekend, what are you all doing? Besides listening to this new episode, of course...?

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Damon Lindelof says his "Watchmen" series will not be an adaptation of the comics or a sequel to the movie, instead saying, it'll be "a remix." Via The Hollywood Reporter, Lindelof says, "Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica. To be clear. Watchmen is canon.”
  • Netflix has canceled their "Arrested Development" press tour in the UK following backlash against Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Barack and Michelle Obama have inked a multi-year production deal with Netflix where they will be creating new documentaries, docu-series, feature-length movies, and other types of content.
  • Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis — the co-showrunners of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" — have replaced Bryan Fuller as the new showrunners for Apple's "Amazing Stories."
  • FOX and WWE are close to a five-year $1-billion dollar deal to bring Smackdown to the network. Raw will stay on USA.
  • After being canceled by SYFY, "The Expanse" has been rescued by Amazon
  • "Krypton" has been renewed at SYFY for a second season
  • "Step Up: High Water" renewed for a second season at YouTube Red
  • FX has renewed "Baskets" for a fourth season
  • Mark Wahlberg is currently in the process of bringing back the children’s educational TV series "Captain Kangaroo" with his non-scripted production company Unrealistic Ideas. “We are bringing back a cool STEM scientist as Captain Kangaroo,” he said. There are no other details about the series or where it'll air at this time.
  • There's a new "Thundercats" series on the way, called "Thundercats Roar," and some fans are really unhappy about the new show's silly aesthetic.

AARON'S LOSERS: "Fahrenheit 451" and "13 Reasons Why"
JACK'S LOSERS: "Evil Genius" and "Rea(L)over"
AARON'S FENCERS: "The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish," "13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons," "The Final Year" and "McMafia"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Saturday Night Live" finale w/ Tina Fey, "Scijinks," "The Split" and "Royal Wedding Live with Cord & Tish"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Westworld" and "The Handmaid's Tale"
JACK'S WINNERS: "Mob Psycho 100," "Terrace House: Opening New Doors," "The Handmaid’s Tale" and "Westworld"

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Welcome to Episode 98.

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