We set out to do a show on subverting expectations--narrative and otherwise--but our conversation with TV writer Chris Harris took a slightly different direction and ended up (wait for it) subverting our expectations. WHAT.
(Colophon: this is what it sounds like when you record a telephone call using Google Voice.)
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00:59 - "Canadian"
02:21 - putting the "games" in The Goodwin Games
05:21 - Easter Eggs
07:28 - DeeAnn on Magic and Showmanship
11:11 - "no more actual games"
12:42 - a Game Control fantasy
16:50 - based on true events?
19:07 - the 9th and final season of HIMYM
21:51 - "I didn't leave the room once!"
23:10 - one last Easter Egg from @BenGoodwinRIP
28:07 - The End
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Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "Tom Cruise Crazy" by Jonathan Coulton
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"Why would they end a series like that? They're not supposed to. You CAN'T end a series like that. You just cannot end a series that way." - my daughter verbatim after watching the final show. (I'm used to it, having every one of my favorite shows prematurely cancelled since "Nowhere Man").
On a side note, each interview you've done with Chris Harris has ended up with us completely watching a TV series because of it. Can't wait for the third interview!
Thanks, Scott! I don't know how old your daughter is, but hopefully dealing with the heartbreak of cancelled TV shows will prepare her for worse things later in life. ;)
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