It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This time it’s the One-Shots – a series of short films that accompanied some of the earlier movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and joining Tim to talk about The Consultant, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer, Item 47, Agent Carter and All Hail The King is writer Jim Sangster. What will they find to say about the correct pronunciation of ‘lov-er-ly drugs’, The Coen Brothers’ movies’ capacity for kicking men in the bollocks and Matt And Luke Goss’ status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what does any of this have to do with the Hardcastle And McCormick theme music? Get listening and find out!
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You can hear Jim talking about Luke Cage on It’s Good, Except It Sucks here. If you’re looking for the movies and series that the various One-Shots were based on, you can find Gary Bainbridge on The Incredible Hulk here, Mark Thompson on Iron Man 2 here, Vikki Gregorich on Thor here, Melanie Williams on Captain America: The First Avenger here, Mark Griffiths on Avengers Assemble here, David Smith on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. here, Hanna Flint on Agent Carter here and Phil Catterall on Iron Man 3 here. You can also find Tim talking about Trevor Slattery’s return in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings here.
Jim has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar, talking about A Small Problem, The Ballad Of Lady Di by The Hon. Nick Jones and Ian Macrae, They Came From Somewhere Else, Worlds Beyond, Spice World for the PlayStation and Rubovia; you can hear it here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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