Cam Tyeson helps us examine a TV adaptation of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie (without Pitt and Jolie, obvs) gets worse in a way you probably didn’t expect.
The Consumption Posts
90s live action Justice League! Which means no Superman. Or Batman. Or Wonder Woman. Plus, it’s mostly about relationships. Also, David Krumholtz.
The 2nd Annual AFL Grand Final edition of Punwatch, in which Cameron Tyeson joins us again to pun on about Giants, #Fourthawn and the KFC Travis Cloke incident no-one’s talking about (with good reason).
Martin Dunlop joins us to ask: Hey you guys remember Sliders? Well apparently somebody at Fox apparently didn’t since they tried to make this shit in 2015.
Episode 203 of Punwatch, in which guest Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall is haunted by the ghost-puns of Ben Volchok! OOOOOooooo Ben scored a spooky point.
Claire Sullivan guests on this week’s Failure to Launch, in which Elaine’s boss from Seinfeld hosts a talent show with b-list celebrities doing things they’re OK at.
Eternal teenagers Archie, Betty & Veronica are transformed into adults with ‘adult’ problems. Serious ‘adult’ problems.
Episode 202 of Punwatch, in which special guest Ben Volchok breaks a significant record.
Two cops. Ones a priest, the others a ghost. If you’ve ever heard a better pitch, it probably made it past the pilot stage.
Season 2 of Punwatch! More puns! New rounds! Modified artwork! Probably shouldn’t have a vomit story and a poop story in the one episode! Oh well!
Wil Wheaton and Rutger Hauer spice up Frankenstein with car chases and giant eyeballs. Contains traces of blackface.
This week’s Punwatch, with a small nation’s GDP worth of Pokemon puns. Topical!
Kevin Smith’s Clerks, adapted for TV. So, no swear words. Or sex jokes. Or charm.
A frozen cop wakes up in 2069 (nice) and plays Failure to Launch Cop Show Pilot Bingo – No Fun Edition™.
This weeks Punwatch, featuring guest comedian Claire Sullivan and maybe our longest single round ever.
Famke Janssen is a supermodel with a secret: she also beats up carjackers whilst wearing underwear and a StackHat. Also, boobs. Sexy?
Nic Cage and Crispin Glover star in an 80s teen variety sketch… thing? We think?
This week’s Punwatch, with Science Communicator / Comedian Tom Lang and the mother of all…
This week’s Punwatch, featuring wordplay about wordplay *Inception noise*.
This week’s Punwatch, featuring guest punster Peter Jones and a lack of quality smack talk.
This week’s Punwatch, featuring guest punster Timothy Clark and more singing than usual.
This week’s Punwatch, featuring jokes about Napoleon and his silly hat.
This week’s Punwatch, in which one punster loses really, really slowly. It’s like watching someone fall over in slow motion.
This week’s Punwatch, with a host who’s glad that Terry Wogan story got delayed by a couple of months, in retrospect.
This week’s Punwatch, with a really long discussion of the logistics of the “12 Days of Christmas” that was cut out for time.
This week’s Punwatch, with a brief discussion of spoiler warnings for an entire school (if you haven’t seen Star Wars yet it’s your own fault.)
This week’s Punwatch, with more Dave hosting and more tenuous Melbourne suburb puns! Sorry, everyone outside of Melbourne. There’s only 4 or 5, I swear.
This week’s episode of Punwatch, with Dave in the hosting seat! C’mon lads, it’s his first time, give him a go.
Brand new Punwatch, returning after a month long break, with stories featuring Taylor Swift & Jennifer Lawrence (again. Sorry, the Metro has a wheelhouse.)
This week’s Punwatch, the only pun-based quiz game that talked about Man O Man (I think. Pretty sure.)
The 16th episode of Punwatch, the only pun-based podcast that’s sure it’d marry Elijah Wood.
It’s episode 15 of Punwatch, the only pun-based quiz game with sizzling hot takes like “Robin Thicke is a dickhead” and “Kanye’s a bit weird, hey.”
Episode 14 of Punwatch, the only pun-based game show that stops to consider whether or not you can make a good sports movie about tennis.
Episode S01E13 of Punwatch, with more controversial referee decisions! (They wouldn’t shut up about tailors. You listen and tell me I was wrong to step in – AC)
This week’s episode of Punwatch, now with a much shorter running time because Alex wasn’t on!
It’s Grand Final Weekend, the biggest sporting week of the nation!* So, this week’s Punwatch is an ALL SPORT STORY PUN edition!
A bumper 5-story episode of Punwatch, with a down-to-the-wire result and an argument about the definition of biscuit we didn’t get back to.
In the season finale, Leonard Nimoy is a psychic race-car driver who has to a foil a fountain of youth/identify theft mystery in an old English mansion. What don’t you understand?
Another vintage episode of mX Punwatch, featuring guest comedian Travis Nash, an Alex-Ferris showdown, and a bunch of really, really dark stories.
A hidden camera prank show starring…*sigh*…OJ Simpson. Sure, why not.
William Shatner & Adam West star in the sort of 60s historical war epic your dad would’ve fallen asleep in front of on a Sunday afternoon.
A 1992 pilot based on a 1990 Sam Raimi movie based on horror film noir of the 1930s. Plus weird face stuff.
This week’s episode of Punwatch, featuring an actually kinda interesting discussion about when it’s ok to make puns about horrible things.
Based on the video game, this pilot ticked all your 90s cartoon boxes: bizarre catchphrases? Check! Poor animation? Check! BDSM pig monsters? Check!
Episode 08 of Punwatch, and it’s a vintage one – featuring guest comedian Andy Matthews!
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) host an 70s-style revue with music, sketches, guests and some wacky surprises that surprise no-one.
Episode 7 of Punwatch, the pun-based quiz game, now with even more Arguments About Rules!™
Imagine if Lost had been made in the early 90s and featured way more exploding fruit and giant man-fish monsters. Welcome to Danger Island.
To help solve a break in at a laboratory, an old school, tough as nails cop gets teamed up with his new partner, a stuffy, by the books, clean cut young rookie. Who is also a robotic talking dog.
This week’s episode of Punwatch, the headline pun quiz show with guest Lisa Dib and gratuitous amounts of Adelaide sledging! (Sorry about that. Your river is very nice.)
CBS tried to convert the touching 1989 Oscar winner into a laugh-track sitcom. Even more boring than it sounds, except for, ah… this one bit.
Another episode of Punwatch, featuring the James Ferris Harry Brimage TAG TEAM!
*guitar solo, chair gets smashed over head*
Nick Swardson’s pilot about a Gay Robot who’s gay, and a robot. He says lots of gay stuff, ‘cause he’s a Gay Robot. Gay. Gay gay gay.
This is the worst thing we’ve ever seen.
The most controversial episode of Punwatch yet! (In terms of rules violations. The puns are as tame as usual.)
An early 90s attempt at “sexy vampires” for TV, except the sex was all incest-based. We can’t prove this show single-handedly delayed the genre by a decade, but I’d drop a tenner on it
Another episode of Punwatch, now features Probably Too Many Dick Jokes!™
Textbook 80s sitcom in which a former CIA agent juggles his new job, new wife, and wacky best friend/disgraced West-African dictator Colonel Ntsunge (okay, not quite textbook.)
A cop from the future travels to 1988 to wreck the future. Isn’t the bad guy. Time Travel has never been so much like a student art film.
It’s another episode of Punwatch, Australia’s second-favourite wordplay game (behind Burgo’s Catchphrase™).
Sean Bean is Eddie Prey, who is actually John Robson, who is in fact played by Brett Cullen. Look, you might wanna take notes on this one. It gets dense.
In the mid 1970s, CBS noticed that America was in love with famed motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel. That’s why decides to slap his name on this show, which features no actual Evel Knievel and very few stunts.
The return of Punwatch. Only 3 stories – a short game’s a good game.
Melissa George teams up with some hip young Los Angelenos to catch a murderous psychopath, who is literally impaling people because he misses some ponies. Can the gang catch him with just a handi-cam and the power of free association? Yes. Yes they can.
Grown men and women engage in very adult activities, mostly by acting like idiot teenagers.
Kevin Conroy (Voice of Batman) and his team have 48 hours to find a colleague lost in a future wasteland filled with murderous mutants. They’ll get to it at some point.
An unwilling donut store owner becomes the center of a love triangle for two creepy mechanics. Everybody sings about it. Poorly. Except for those who rap about it. Poorly.
1965’s Lost In Space gets rebooted for the 21st century. Somehow, Dad dragging his unwilling family across space because Dad Says So™ doesn’t quite work anymore.
A madman kills his own family (off screen) and then kills himself (off screen) by exploding into a volcano (off screen). From Robert Jordan’s expansive Wheel of Time Universe (Off screen). Has BILLY ZANE.
Two cops. One mad scientist. A shit ton of super sad monsters. And a thick layer of grease slopped all over all them.
David Hasselhoff plays the Marvel super spy in this 1998 pilot, delivering a performance that David Hasselhoff agreed (several times) was better than whoever’s doing it now.
An old 60s sci-fi gets remade for 2002 – now with more Nazis, bubonic plague and false rape allegations. Fun for the whole family.
It’s a Tarzan for the go-go 80s when the ape-man wages war on crime and pants in the Big Apple.
Jesus fights demons (kind of), spreads love and doesn’t care if his friends die in modern-day Phoenix. Made on a budget of 1 potato.
A newspaper editor’s wife is replaced with a murderous robot. He kills it, along with several other female robots, but not before having sex with most of them. No one believes him.
Promises a giant, fire-breathing robot Tyrannosaurus. Delivers a Blade Runner ripoff about a man going mad with grief over the death of his child.
Mena Suvari investigates a virus spread via social media that infects 3 people, sort of. Entire town panics. Made in 2014(!).
Angels & demons fight for the souls of humans with boring conversations and free tequila shots. Wishes it was The Matrix.
Sherlock Holmes is unfrozen in mid-90s California to solve a bunch of tiger-based murders with nothing but the clothes on his back and a shitload of cocaine.
Painfully 90s teen X-Men come together to fight Jim Carrey’s version of Freddy Krueger (played by Matt Frewer).
Norman Bates’ best buddy from the asylum inherits the Bates Motel, and tries to get it running again. Utterly baffling from start to finish.
An out-of-work cop very, VERY luckily stumbles across/into a spy agency whose primary weapons are Nokia 3310s. Based on a Warren Ellis comic.
Dean Cain saves the world by betting Hawaii on a game of FutureSport, possibly the dumbest fictional sport ever created. Also stars Wesley Snipes as a “Jamaican”.
Rachael Leigh Cook is an FBI agent born without the gene for fear. Based on books from the author of Sweet Valley High. Surprisingly dull despite a scene with an attempted milk drowning (really).
Heather Graham plays a single self-help book editor, in a sitcom that was written either by or for 15 year olds (contains repetitive use of the phrase “that’s gay” and a poo joke).
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, again) brings his brother’s ashes back to his family after stealing them from the funeral a year ago. It’s 7th Heaven, but serious to the point of being sillier than 7th Heaven.
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) stars in a 2003 attempt to make MacGyver current and sexy! We think. It was hard to pay attention due to intense boring. Really needed a Richard Dean Anderson cameo.
The Osbournes who aren’t Ozzy drag Ozzy into a 50s style variety show. In 2006. An ill-conceived mess with a stunt that goes as badly as everyone should have expected.
George R. R. Martin creates Sliders about 3 years before Sliders, but forgets to make it any fun. At all. Stars Poochinski’s partner, Robert Knepper and Red from That 70’s Show.
Jesse “The Body” Ventura and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper get fired from wrestling and become cops, with surprisingly charming results.
Peter Boyle is a detective. Then he dies, and his soul is trapped in a creepy puppet dog. Not as much fun as it sounds.
Billy Zane is an immortal bad guy turned good guy who trains knockoff-planeteers to fight other Billy Zanes in this Matrix-era piece of martial arts themed batshit insanity.
Two female detectives, who are secretly lovers, investigate an overly-horrific crime in New Orleans. Being fairly progressive for its time doesn’t save it from also being really bad.
A police department investigates crime in an alternate universe where magic has replaced science. A half-decent concept, let down by the most hilariously lazy/utterly insane execution we’ve ever seen.
Amy Adams replaces Sarah Michelle-Gellar in a prequel to Cruel Intentions, where everyone tries to fuck the underage main cast. Including their step-parents. It’s meant to be sexy (very much not.)
A Disney “TV Movie” about a boy and his invisible friend. Was probably supposed to be whimsical & fun. Instead, has a creepy puppet and about half an hour’s plot stretched over 90 minutes.
Two unemployed men disguise themselves (poorly) as women to get jobs, because women control the world since the GFC. Not an alternate universe. Horribly offensive in all the ways you’d think, plus a few extra.
The creators of Smallville gave Aquaman a go in 2006. It looks like 1996. Ving Rhames is in it. It’s real dumb.
Rodney Dangerfield (of No Respect fame) gives a 15 year old kid life advice. By life advice, we mean schtick about how dumb Rodney’s wife is/his alcoholism. We’re still worried about that kid.
David E Kelly brings us a borderline-psychotic Wonder Woman who, when not running a billion-dollar multinational corporation that only makes Wonder Woman dolls, kind of fights crime, but mostly fights the justice system.