The gang is finally back together in the latest episode of NJAM. Join Timmie, Michael, and Ryan as they discuss the deep and controversial history of animation and the not-so-secret-best-show-on-televison, Rick and Morty.
It comes as no surprise that many shows now bypass the traditional intro sequence for a creatively placed title card, keeping resources and time strictly devoted to telling the most efficient story possible. Still, some shows take the opportunity to hype up viewers for the coming action, and the best ones even manage to educate in the process.
On this episode of NJAM, Timmie, Michael, and Ryan discuss offbeat romance movies in the (slight) spirit of Valentine’s Day, and the incredible body of work contributed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Dan Harmon has struck gold yet again, but this time it seems general audiences are along for the ride. Which is strange, since Rick and Morty might be even more cerebral than Harmon’s cult hit, Community.
“I never saw that.” Or, the riskier, “Oh yeah, I remember that!” while internally panicking because I just flat out lied to someone. These are the two responses people receive from me when trying to have a normal discussion about movies. And I’m sick of it.
During the second episode of this new season of NJAM, Timmie, Michael, and Ryan tackle the mockumentary style of filmmaking and how its popularity has grown over the past few decades, before diving into their top documentaries of 2013.
It’s not often that I admit my guilty pleasures, especially on a public forum. I’d like to think I have more refined taste than what some of my television and movie viewing would lead you to believe. Though, the whole point of this website is to not only study good media, but to justify our love for the media that might not be setting the world on fire. Sometimes, I just enjoy sitting back, relaxing, and seeing familiar television characters interact on a weekly basis, even if the stories might not be that compelling.