Ryan and Eric read my third e-mail on the show. They released episode 155 before I had a chance to even write this, that’s what I call some Instant Soup!
The e-mail and the following discussion happen between the 13 and 19 minute marks of the episode. I notice they added links to their bands and I really like that inclusion as it would have helped me subscribing to their bands a month earlier on BandCamp. Instead, I had to simply ask them or remember their band names – which wasn’t all that hard.
The bands are :
They often end an episode with one of the songs they have created and I have enjoyed the ones I have listen to and have started the albums over at BandCamp and let the songs all played.
I really enjoyed their mocking of other podcasts doing commercials for products like Blue Apron. Especially as I’m wrapping up Undisclosed Season Two, with Joey Watkins case, and Blue Apron is their most delicious sponsor. So I’ve heard ads for Blue Apron so much in the past few months. To the point, where I’ve been tempted to try out their service but I know I couldn’t commit to the service so I haven’t been tempted to tease myself with their quality food service.
Ryan also recommends to Eric to give Riverdale’s first season a try – a recommendation I fully support! Ryan was on episode four, on Netflix, when he made the recommendation. Which is pretty much the episode I was on when I started telling my wife that she should give the show a chance. It is teen melodrama but it is such good melodrama. There were times, later in the season, when I had to ask myself “Self, do you like this show for the show or would you still watch this show even if the names of the characters were different?” Which, honestly, I’m not sure I would have started the show, if it wasn’t for it being an adaption of Archie Comics, as I barely can finish the pilot to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in under a week. It takes me twenty minutes at a time, to just watch an hour of television on my own. That’s what having a cute three year old son does to me. Or trying to squeeze in the shows my wife and I watch together. If I had a working Kindle Fire, I could maybe watching a show after my job at Shopko on weeknights. But I’m probably a month away from getting a replacement one of those. Probably two months away, most likely.
The CW and CW Seed are both great apps to download, there is no signing up nor subscription service, which I really like. They don’t even add additional ad breaks, which is nice. If you do download the CW Seed app, I can’t recommend I Ship It enough, ten episodes, most are around ten minutes each (some shorter, some longer).
I’m super excited that a second season is now in the works too. I wish the songs were on YouTube, as I have to go to SoundCloud and rehear the songs there. If my phone would allow me to have more apps on it, I would keep the CW Seed on there and go to the show proper, instead, I have to use SoundCloud to relive great songs like “Even Superman Had A Day Job” and “Going On An Adventure” but honestly, I just choose Even Superman Had A Day Job and listen to all the songs – they are all winners. The shows don’t load on my phone, but on the computer, you can click on the link and start enjoying it. I Ship It is created by the amazing Yulin Kuang. I Ship It started off as a webvideo before being picked up as an original webseries.
The pilot and the series don’t have anything in common except for nerd rock, which I wouldn’t mind hearing more songs with references to the things I like. Which the Turtle Soup guys also include sweet references to things I enjoy in their songs, so it all comes together too.
I really need to watch more of Yulin Kuang’s webvideos on YouTube. The only one I have seen thus far is, Perils of Growing Up Flat-Chested –
as it stars Irene Choi, who plays Asian Annie (or Annie Kim) from Community. There is just something about teenage angst and drama that I’m a sucker for. Maybe because I didn’t really have any or that much in comparison to my peers but I’m a sucker for watching it play out in front of me on television, film and now, online.
Thanks to Yulin Kuang for hosting both of the above videos.
oh, and the CW Seed also now has Ioan Gruffudd’s (who I will always think of him as my Reed Richards – not great films but he was amazing as Mister Fantastic) Forever on it. A show that I really enjoyed and wanted a second season but ABC denied us of that. Constantine is also on there, a show I wished was better, but him being in the fourth season episode “Haunted” of Arrow, was pretty awesome. I get why his show was cancelled, it being on NBC was an odd choice to begin with, but the character as portrayed by Matt Ryan, deserved to get a second chance.