Special Edition Podcast

2020 All Media Year End Roundup

Show Notes

It’s the fifteenth annual iFanboy All Media Year End Roundup! Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and special guest Ron Richards discuss some of what they enjoyed in media in this, the weird year that was 2020. Movies, television, music, games, books, podcasts, and comics — it’s all here!

(Disclaimer: Ron Richard’s opinions are his own and do not represent Marvel Entertainment or the Walt Disney Corporation.)

Running Time: 02:39:20

00:02:31 – Mank
00:09:05 – Greyhound
00:10:48 – Palm Springs
00:12:55 – On The Rocks
00:15:32 – The Banker
00:17:06 – Bad Education
00:19:09 – The Trial of the Chicago 7
00:22:29 – The Gentlemen
00:25:10 – Impractical Jokers: The Movie
00:28:11 – John Lewis: Good Trouble
00:30:25 – The Social Dilemma
00:33:05 – Class Action Park
00:35:38 – The King of Staten Island
00:38:57 – Hamilton
00:44:41 – Sound of Metal

00:47:36 – The Crown
00:51:43 – Fargo
00:56:33 – The Mandalorian
01:00:52 – Star Trek: Picard
01:02:32 – The Right Stuff
01:06:37 – High Fidelity
01:08:12 – Ted Lasso
01:10:36 – What We Do in the Shadows
01:12:11 – Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
01:14:13 – Perry Mason
01:16:59 – The Good Lord Bird
01:20:41 – Devs
01:22:47 – Survivor
01:24:32 – The Reagans
01:27:40 – Jeopardy

01:35:31 – Forza Horizon 4
01:36:28 – Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

01:37:40 – Ron read NO books this year
01:38:32 – “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Radden Keefe
01:40:11 – “Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires” by Selwyn Raab
01:43:47 – “Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich” by Norman Ohler
01:46:33 – “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson
01:48:18 – “The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood” by Sam Wasson
01:50:14 – “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion” by Bad Religion with Jim Ruland
01:52:40 – “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow
01:55:02 – “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” by Robert A. Caro
01:58:09 – “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler
01:59:52 – “The Whites” by Richard Price

02:01:12 – Josh and Ron bought A LOT of vinyl
02:03:53 – “Blue Hearts” by Bob Mould
02:05:58 – Ben Gibbard’s livestream shows
02:07:23 – Virtual Concerts
02:09:55 – Silversun Pickups at House of Blues: Boston
02:12:03 – “Paint My Memory” by Somerset Thrower

02:13:25 – “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” with Conan O’Brien, Sona Movsesian, and Matt Gourley
02:17:21 – “Alan Partridge: From the Oasthouse” with Alan Partridge
02:19:00 – “Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen” with Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis
02:21:00 – “Deep Cover: The Drug Wars” with Josh Halpern

02:22:06 – DCeased (Dead Planet, Unkillables, Hope at World’s End)
02:23:16 – Dragon Hoops
02:23:50 – Fantastic Four
02:24:31 – Doctor Doom
02:25:25 – Strange Adventures
02:26:19 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
02:27:05 – Marvels (X and Snapshots)
02:27:58 – Middlewest
02:29:01 – John Constantine: Hellblazer
02:30:01 – Hawkeye: Freefall

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  1. Not even Cats!?!

  2. No need to justify why you slept on Injustice.
    Tom Taylor constructed a Very strong arc across the series.
    It’s just as good as DCeased you can tell yourself you don’t need to read it, but don’t invent reasons to do it.

  3. If the fellas like Matt Gorleys work this is a great addition…..

  4. Thanks for another wonderful wrap-up. Healthy New Year!

  5. Conor, if you like Chernow’s writing, I strongly recommend his recent book on Grant. He does a great job balancing the war years with his presidency, his narrative goes a long way in rehabilitating our image of Grant’s presidency (he was a lot better than most historians give him credit for), and it really shows the roots of post-Civil War racism and what might have been had Republicans fought harder for Reconstruction.

    Also, did “Good Place” end late last year or early this year? I’m surprised it didn’t make the list unless it was not over this year, the finale was so strong.

    • I’ve got GRANT on my to-read stack!

      THE GOOD PLACE ended in 2020 but I so utterly loathed the final episode. I can’t recall a show I loved as much having a finale that I hated as much. For me, the second-to-last episode was the perfect finale.

  6. My barrier to entry for Apple TV plus is availability of the app. All other streaming apps I want are available through my current home theater setup. I don’t want to have to use a firestick or roku just so I can use that one app, But yeah, at $5 a month I would almost certainly subscribe at least for a while.

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