I Just Don't See The Big Deal
Episode 10

The Politics of Grimdark, The Gospel of I Don't Know, and Why Crash Still Sucks

Alexander von Sternberg published on

In the 10th (the 10th!) episode of I Just Don't See The Big Deal, Burgess and von Sternberg sit down (separated by half a continent this time, sadly) to discuss a point of minor contention that goes back to the first episode of the podcast about Game of Thrones: is grimdark valid? The boys manage to shit on Crash again while praising the Serial podcast, and then the episode quickly devolves into the classic clash of civilizations debate about the validity of comic book films (specifically Marvel), but stick around; von Sternberg might have finally won a debate with Burgess for once.

Thanks again to Creative Commons and the talents of these fine artists for allowing the use of their music: "Tainted Cloth" by Oelek, "The Cannery" by Kevin MacLeod, "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod, and "The Troll of the Mountain Swing" by Underscore Orkestra.

Post-Script Note from von Sternberg: In the process of explaining why the "Roger Ebert" method of criticism matters, I neglected to explain myself further than "what I like and why I like it." I meant to emphasize the "I" part of that "why"--obviously criticism is about the "why" but I meant that explaining why I, PERSONALLY, find something good or bad is important. In other words, what about me AS A PERSON, makes me feel the way I do about this film/song/whatever? Hope that clears any confusion up. I sure as hell was during the editing process...

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