Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre watch maligned movies and find their silver linings. For the month of November, in honor of Thanksgiving — the best food holiday of the year — they are watching maligned films featuring food.
This week, they are joined by Top Chef All-Star Stephanie Cmar. They watch Simply Irresistible, the 1999 rom-com starring Sarah Michelle Gellar that has a magic crab and psychedelic desserts.
Bob from The Walking Dead and D’Angelo Barksdale from The Wire may not seem that similar on paper, but both characters have a vulnerability and a tragic quality that gets you instantly invested in them, even as you fear for the worst. That’s because they are both played by the charming and talented Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Gilliard joins Joel Murphy and Lars to discuss acting, producing his own shows and his newfound passion, improv.
What was it like for the accomplished actor to take an Intro to Improv class? How does it feel to see The Wire finally get the recognition it always deserved? Will Gilliard ever get to finish his sandwich? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
Interstitial – “The Ring” and “Butterfly Lament” by Peacock Ball