February 12, 2020
CONTENT WARNING - This film, and by extension this episode, contains themes which may be distressing to some viewers, including suicide, emotional abuse, and murder. For those who want to listen to the episode without watching the film, we provide a brief synopsis early on so you can follow along.
We stan a legend in her time named Florence Pugh, and especially her breakout performance in the 2019 indie horror instant classic, Midsommar! Join us on a lighthearted romp through this heavyhearted drama. Just don't drink the tea...
Highlights include: Watto selfie, All Friends Are Cops, David's a class traitor, blondled up, Gallagher's age, Big Maypole, a quick fight to the death, kill triangles, feminism, and much more!
January 27, 2020
It's honestly baffling that we're coming up on our 50th episode. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the first miniseries we ever covered (Russian Doll), or the first movie we ever talked about that was still in theaters (Booksmart), or when we figured out that Eighth Grade and Mary Poppins Returns are basically both Die Hard, or when David was trying to cram Wendy's into every episode's intro bit. Remember that stuff?
Well, all of that and a lot more are collected here in this sampler platter of some of the best clips from episodes 31-40! We're so excited to keep this train rolling. It feels like we get a little better every time we record. Someday, we might even be good at it!
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January 15, 2020
2019 was a big year for movies, and a big year for Contextual Deviants, so we wanted to ring in 2020 with a look back at some of the only good things to come out of 2019: The films! Join us on a randomized adventure full of superlatives, gushing about movies we loved, complimenting movies we didn't, and finding every possible opportunity to shout out Florence Pugh. And we recorded this before the Oscar nominations were announced, and we share some Oscar wishes, so come laugh at our failure to predict what the Academy would do!
Contextual Deviants Presents: The Texties!
Happy Pugh Year, everyone!
Especially you, Florence Pugh.
December 18, 2019
Happy Holidays, everybody! To ring in this festive time of year, Contextual Deviants is talking about the 1946 Frank Capra classic, It's A Wonderful Life. We had some spiked hot cocoa for this one, so forgive us our stumbles. It's a party!
Highlights Include: The sweatiest crack, the first cult classic, the worst possible mix-up of two directors, Weekend At Potter's, doing a Christmas Carol, Bridge Guy, fever dreams, and much more!
Thank you all so much for listening. We'll see you in 2020!
December 11, 2019
Reach for the sky! It's a brand new episode of Contextual Deviants...and it's...robbing you? I didn't think about this. Yes, this week we're covering the 1995 classic that launched 3D animation and Pixar Studios into the forefront of the industry, Toy Story.
Highlights Include: Randy needs someone to watch his sheep tonight, two tuck-sedos, Buddy Drivers, Pixar drinking and dogs, dirty crimes, the ICU, horrific chunk, nevermind, and much more!
Christian's Best of 2019 and Best of the 2010s playlists are live on Spotify! Search under his username, audiosuede
November 20, 2019
Get your kicks on a chicky run with Contextual Deviants! After all, you've gotta do something, right? This week, we're digging back to an old-school James Dean teen drama, 1955's Rebel Without A Cause. It's...weirder than we expected.
Highlights Include: Einstein's BDE equation, Frumpster Wars, Suit and 'Pron, K-D ratios, what the monkey christmas?, always checky before you chicky, and much more!
November 6, 2019
Take a journey into the Unknown as Contextual Deviants looks at the animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall! The perfect autumnal treat for the whole family (the show, not this episode, which, you know, does have an Explicit tag).
Highlights include: Hercule Poirot, That Darn Game, master barrister, Team Greg, cosplay law, The Wirt Angle, FABA, burglin' turts, and much more!
October 23, 2019
Deja vu? Weird, because this is DEFINITELY a brand-new episode of Contextual Deviants. Specifically, it's our second spooky Halloween episode, this time looking at 2017's time loop horror comedy Happy Death Day!
Highlights include: Complaint edging, Denzel Car-Washington, archetypes, whispering eyes, Time Prison, Lake Ron Hubbardcraft, Farmer Maggot's crop, The Incel Prayer, and much more!
Deja vu? Weird.
October 9, 2019
This is one doodle that can't be undid, homeskillet. We did an episode on 2007's Academy Award-nominated teen pregnancy comedy Juno! So shake your hamburger phones if you're getting bad reception, because you won't want to miss this one.
Highlights Include: I, Liberty Bell, a doctor from 1800s, crumpled up Jiffy Lube reveals, 2no, Big Fingernails, homeskillet, and much more!
Quick shout out to our listeners in South America: We want to hear from you! What led you to our humble show? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25, 2019
We know. We're sorry.
Highlights Include: David's sick hops, diametrically opposed tones, the evolution of serialized film sequels, Dying Next To Friends On Rooftops, a lightning round, and much more!
Again, we're so sorry. We promise the episode is better than the movie it's about.