IT: Chapter One (2017) feat. Michael Roffman
In an episode almost as long as its source material, the boys kick off Stephen King week with a trip to Derry alongside resident expert Michael Roffman (Editor-In-Chief of Consequence of Sound and co-host of The Losers Club podcast).
EVERYTHING is on the table: Coming of age narratives, bad CGI, the appeal of dancing clowns, as well as Derry and Pennywise as stand-ins for Reagan-era Conservatism. Also, a discussion of whether adults are the true villains, the most effective set pieces and an obligatory queer reading of Richie and Eddie.
Throw in Michael's analysis of Ariana Grande's contribution to music, the group's analysis of why a wave of 90s nostalgia is long overdue, and Trace's passionate response to hysterical reactions on the Internet.
Plus: the episode runs long because we also sneak in an extended comparison to Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark!
This Week's Game: which King universe (book or film) would you live in?
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