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 we’re heading into the Multiverse for a look at X-Men: X2, released in 2003, and joining Tim for a chat about a huge big academy of superpowered teenagers running away from the military instead of actually bothering to use their powers is writer and author Gabby Hutchinson Crouch. What will they find to say about Chekhov’s Dam, Alan Cumming’s acclaimed turn in I Am In A Thing On BBC Four and Mozart’s latest TikTok banger, and what does any of this have to do with The Freeserve X-Men? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Gabby on Twitter at @scriblit.
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You can find Gabby on It’s Good, Except It Sucks chatting about Spider-Man: Far From Home here, Spider-Man: No Way Home here and Loki here. There’s more X-Men related chat with David Smith on X-Men: First Class here, Mic Wright on Logan here, Emma Burnell on Deadpool here, Phil Catterall on Deadpool 2 here, and Mic on the Christmas Special of the X-Men animated series here.
Gabby has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about Parallel 9, The Llŷn Peninsula Earthquake, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Discworld Noir, Feed The Tree by Belly and Craic here, and Mr. Men Songs, Monkey Dust, the unmade final episode of Dungeons And Dragons, TimeSplitters 2, They Might Be Giants’ Friday Night Family Podcast and Hard Candy Nail Polish 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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