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Panning the Stream

Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO Max, and the rest of the streaming internet give us more content to watch than ever before. Dan and Bianca Ryckert are here to wade through the ever-expanding services to find the good, the bad, the weird, and the occasional hidden gem.If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1-8)

Dan and Bianca set out to become the first people on the internet to have opinions about a classic anime series that recently landed on Netflix. Netflix link: https://www.netflix.com/watch/81033447 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 6mins

7 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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12 Monkeys

Bruce Willis fights for the future against a young Brad Pitt, armed with the superpower of...being able to remember one phone number? Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B000I8COCQ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_pv_wb_aVNtyG1eWiwQv If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 12mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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The Cable Guy

Jim Carrey was on top of the film world in the mid-90s, but audiences were taken aback by his role as an obsessive cable guy. Dan and Bianca watched it in 2019, and they're here to report that it might have been amazing all along. Hulu link:  https://www.hulu.com/movie/the-cable-guy-c15738f5-0d30-42d9-b8d2-c5c6d85b0d9f If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

45mins

21 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Bird Box

Sandra Bullock tries not to look at stuff for two hours. Netflix link: https://www.netflix.com/title/80196789 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

40mins

6 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Battlefield Earth

It's the Saga of the Year 3000! Or, as John Travolta referred to it, "like Star Wars, only better." We find out if he's correct (he's not) in our far-too-long visit to Planet Psychlo. Netflix link: https://www.netflix.com/title/60000872 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36mins

26 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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My Hero Academia (S2 E01-05)

Deku and the rest of Class 1-A are back! We're introduced to the U.A. Sports Festival as we kick off season two. Hulu link: https://www.hulu.com/watch/1ba10efb-372f-4b48-8a09-2e6e134c5f12 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

50mins

19 May 2019

Rank #6

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Uncut Gems

We're celebrating 100 episodes! And what better way to have a laid-back celebration than to watch Adam Sandler attempt to avoid a violent death at the hands of loan sharks for over two hours! Uncut Gems is streaming on Netflix everywhere but the U.S., but you can rent it on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. starting on 2/25/2020: https://www.amazon.com/Uncut-Gems-Adam-Sandler/dp/B082L1F7XW If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

38mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Hellevator (S1 E01-02)

Organ theft! Ghost chalk! DJ YOLO! Who knows what horrors Dan and Bianca will witness once they step inside the dreaded Hellevator! If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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Bad Boys (I & II)

Michael Bay's trademark subtlety and restraint has never been more masterful than in these buddy cop classics. Netflix link: Bad Boys and Bad Boys II If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

58mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Dark (S1 E06-10)

We do our best to unpack the complex back half of this time travel mystery, and somehow spoil a bunch of Rambo: Last Blood along the way. Netflix link: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80114795 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

56mins

6 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Gotti (Guest: Mike Mahardy)

John Travolta is really out here giving it his all as the infamous mob boss, and our guest Mike Mahardy is here to join in on the misery. Amazon Prime Video link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07GRD64WG If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

57mins

3 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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The Mandalorian

Disney Plus has arrived and we've gone in blind to the new Star Wars original series.  Disney Plus Link If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

42mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (E01-02)

John Krasinski attempts the transition from dweeby office guy to smooth action star. It ain't great, but he's not the biggest problem in this Amazon original series. Amazon link: http://amazon.com/jackryan If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

43mins

21 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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BloodRayne

Video game movies have a reputation for being pretty bad, but this one bucks the trend...by being even worse than most of the others.  Amazon link: BloodRayne If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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My Hero Academia (S1 E01-07)

We celebrate 50 episodes by rooting for Deku and loving everything All Might does in our introduction to this fantastic anime series.  Hulu link: https://www.hulu.com/watch/b429c4bf-fb5c-4e17-8fad-18f6cc9f6612 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 10mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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My Hero Academia (S2 E06-10)

In the final stage of the Sports Festival, the future heroes of U.A. pit their Quirks against each other in one-on-one battles. In the process, we learn a lot about one participant in particular. Hulu link:  https://www.hulu.com/watch/69a80bf3-ba52-4ec1-9d7f-ed8c41954bc9 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

48mins

26 May 2019

Rank #16

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The 2019 Panny Awards

We celebrate the great (and terrible) streaming content we watched this year as we hand out the inaugural and prestigious Panny Awards. If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 56mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Castlevania (Season 1)

Dracula is PISSED and it's up to Trevor Belmont and whoever he can find along the way to stop him. Join Dan and Bianca as they discuss a rare instance of a very solid video game adaptation.  Netflix link: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80095340 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We're keeping it small and simple, with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

42mins

25 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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My Hero Academia (S1 E08-13)

Class 1-A encounters many new threats during a training exercise. Can a jacked raven be stopped by a baby with grapes on his head? Hulu link: https://www.hulu.com/watch/d4895127-ca5f-4b33-86a7-3a2bbb8a7b1d If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

54mins

17 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (21-26)

Oh boy. We made it to the polarizing end, and now we understand why everyone was trying to warn us about how things wrap up. It's...a lot. (Note that this episode contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and the Metal Gear Solid series) Netflix link:  https://www.netflix.com/watch/81033467 If you're enjoying Panning the Stream, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! We keep it simple with one $5 tier that gets you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, as well as access to each episode a day early. Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running every week!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 39mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #20