DORKING OUT – Episode 32: The Anti-heroes of Riverdale Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s podcast, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Chris has labeled “Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome” and share our favorite TV anti-heroes. And speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, RIVERDALE, and NBC’s grim take of THE WIZARD OF OZ, EMERALD CITY with entertainment journalist Abbie Bernstein, author of “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Art Of The Great Wall,” which is coming out in February. In […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 20: The Doctor Strange Is In Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review DOCTOR STRANGE and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku – a website that Sonia is unable to pronounce correctly. It’s a fun drinking game. Drink every time Sonia mispronounces it. Then Chris reviews HACKSAW RIDGE. Yes, only Chris reviews the new Mel Gibson-directed war movie, because Sonia didn’t see it, which an interesting discussion about separating an artist’s troublesome actions from their work. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to it […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 14: The Magnificent Simpsons (and South Park) and How To Win An Emmy Redux Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we review the new western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. Is it as good as the original 1960 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN? Is the 1960 version as good as Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI from 1954? We talk about that, and the current state of westerns in Hollywood. In our second segment, we do a status check on two of our favorite shows of all-time THE SIMPSONS and SOUTH PARK. THE SIMPSONS just kicked off its 28th (!) season on Sunday, and “South Park” launched its 20th season two weeks ago.  […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 13: The Bridget Jones’ Emmy and How to Win Your Own Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we wade through the Emmys aftermath. In the era of Peak TV, how do you honor all the great shows that deserved to be honored? We talk about the winners, losers and more. Plus, Chris gets to brag about his Emmy wins. He talks about what it is like to be nominated and win an Emmy, as well as what it is like to attend the award show. We also review the final installment one of the most important trilogies of the 2000. No, not that one. No, not that one, either. We […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 11: The Fall TV Preview Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode Peter Brown, associated editor of Assignment X, joins us for our discussion about the new TV shows headed our way this fall. We share our most anticipated shows, including WESTWORLD, THE GOOD PLACE, and a little show you might have never heard of, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – just to name a few. In our second segment, we do a status check on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. Did we lose one of our brightest comic voices even though he’s on TV every weeknight? We use Colbert as a jumping off point to discuss the current […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT SHOW – Episode 2: The ‘America Fock Yeah’ Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. Welcome to episode 2 of Dorking Out With Chris and Sonia. This week, inspired by the Fourth of July, we share their favorite movies about America. We don’t want to spoil the podcast by revealing our picks here, buuuuut … “Independence Day” is not on the list. Plus, in honor of director Steven Spielberg’s new movie, “The BFG,” we share our favorite and least favorite Spielberg movies. Chris also has a short review “The BFG.” We introduce our new segment, “You’re Dead To Me,” in which we talk about a movie, TV show, book or anything else that we really hate. This […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT SHOW – Episode 1: The ‘Boom Goes The Wildfire’ Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Welcome to the first episode of the DORKING OUT SHOW! This is the new podcast starring Chris Smith and Sonia Mansfield where two dorks talk in-depth about all things in entertainment. We have a lot to unpack with this epic conclusion of the sixth season, so to help us out we bought in some super “Game Of Throne” dorks, including Harrison L. Smith and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. We talk about what we think about this explosive episode, plus some fun fan theories and what we think will happen in the final two seasons. In a world […]Read On »

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