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 Avengers: Endgame from 2019, and joining Tim to talk about the aftermath of Thanos’ plan to leave everyone arguing over whether Die Hard is a time travel movie is writer and quizmaster Ben Baker. What will they find to say about the importance of Ftone Clearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what Ken Loach’s problem is with a CGI racoon holding hands with a blue-faced Scottish woman and why so many superheroes have children who are older than them, and what does any of this have to do with Not Natalie Portman’s Head? Get listening and find out!
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Avengers: Infinity War was covered in It’s Good, Except It Sucks as a two-part edition with Martin Ruddock; you can find Part One here and Part Two here. You can also find Mark Griffiths on Avengers Assemble here and Garreth Hirons on Avengers: Age Of Ultron here.
Ben has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about TV Mayhem, The Onion Bag, Fiendish Feet, the early internet craze for misidentifying every comedy song as ‘by’ Weird Al Yankovic, Bingo Brown, and the International Youth Service penpal scheme here, ITV’s daytime nostalgia show Looks Familiar here, Toksvig, The Whizzkid’s Guide, Mysteries Of Old Peking, Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi, Go (the 1999 film) and Making Your Own TV Listings Magazines here, Mr T’s Christmas Dream, There’s Something Wrong In Paradise, God In The House, To Hell With The Devil, Highway, The Flint Street Nativity, the 1990 Bullseye Christmas Special, Adam And Joe’s Fourmative Years and TFI 1998 here, the original version of Now – The Christmas Album here, and Bernard And The Genie here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, including THAT Avengers: Endgame story; you can find it here.
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