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Socially Distanced #181: Our Buffy Halloween Special + Netflix Prices Skyrocket

The Socially Distanced Podcast is hosted by two pop culture obsessed dads who decided to take their Facebook messenger conversations and turn them into a podcast. In 2022 they brought their friend, a pop culture obsessed mom to the show, and things got even better!

Join hosts Al Mannarino, Amanda Rivas and Bill Bodkin as they discuss everything in the world movies, music, sports, television and pop culture — everything keeping them sane in this time of socially distancing. This podcast is powered by ThePopBreak.com.

It’s time for the annual Socially Distanced Halloween Episode! This spooky season we’re going to talk about all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer — the TV series, not the Kristy Swanson movie (although that does get brought up!)

We’ve assembled our own version of the Scooby gang to discuss the iconic series. Pop Break’s editor-in-chief Bill Bodkin is in the host seat and is joined by co-host “The Human Star Wars Encyclopedia” Amanda Rivas and special guests “The Commander of Our Hearts” Ben Murchison, Allie Nelson of the Not Couple Goals Podcast and Pop Break Original (and producer of Mutilator 2) Ann Hale.

The gang discuss their history with Buffy and why the show means so much to all of them. They discuss their favorite episodes, the characters they hated the most, the best member of Buffy’s team, the most heartbreaking episode and in honor of Allie — the character we thirst(ed) for the most. They then do a review of the seminal Buffy episode “Hush” and debate whether the episode still holds up, how creepy The Gentlemen are and if this is the definitive Buffy episode.

In the pre-game segment they discuss Netflix’s decision to raise rates again. They wonder if this is all a ploy to drive people to their ad supported tier or is it hubris by the company because it seems that they’ve been bulletproof to crackdowns and rate increases. They also talk about the lack of content coming Netflix’s way, the end of way too many tentpole series and the irony of their record stock price but their issues with SAG-AFTRA’s demands.

If you’d like to support the actors who are on strike check out the Entertainment Community Fund.

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