The Immortals is a podcast about five ancient individuals who have been cursed with immortality by the old gods and Bethany. The only way to break the curse is to complete their 1001 tasks which happen to be from the 1001 Movies / Albums / Songs / TV Shows You Must Consume Before You Die books.
Every week join Pedro Aubry, Austin Lugar, J.C. Pankratz and Sarah Staudt as they review a randomly selected set with their own unique perspective filled with humor and insight. You can see their henge ratings here and their average ratings here. They score everything on a scale from 0-5 henges. Because they’re old.
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AHHHHHHHHH! That’s The Immortals quoting their favorite actor, Brendan Fraser, in the classic(?) film The Mummy, Sarah’s bonus pick for this episode. They also review their previously scheduled picks of Blue Velvet, a Paul Weller album, a song by Beats International and a hit British sorta-soap. Get excited for a lot of Mummy talk!
Welcome back to Pandora! That planet you forgot you went to in 2009. The Immortals–sans Pedro–revist the James Cameron uber-blockbuster Avatar. Sarah also is very excited to finally listen to Lupe Fiasco and the group talks about the strange achievement that is Orphan Black. Also we finally learn what is Sarah’s bonus pick for next week! Get excited!
STAR WARS! You know what it is! We know what it is! It’s very famous! The Immortals are going to talk about it! They also go back to last week’s album to cover a Bob Dylan masterpiece. Then they listen to Everybody But the Girl and Youssou N’Dour. But it’s a lot of time devoted to Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Detective Pikachu because obviously.
The Immortals have reached the end of The Apu Trilogy with the film The World of Apu. They look back the classic Satyajit Ray films and how the films really work best as a whole. They also dive into the The Carpenters’ and the miniseries Widows. They’ll listen to Bob Dylan’s album next week. Also enjoy the surprise Keanu Reeves cameo! You can’t guess where it’ll be!
Play us a song, we’re the Piano cast! (I hate myself for even writing that but clearly I’m not going to delete it.) Anywho, The Immortals are reviewing the 1993 Jane Campion classic, The Piano. They also dive into the sounds of Supergrass and Elliott Smith. Then they go into the tent for one of the loveliest reality shows ever made, The Great British Bake-Off. Get excited!
The Immortals are back and they’re in the zone! They were guided by a Stalker to find The Room and find out if they can make sense of any of it. They also listen to Queen Latifah’s breakthrough album, The Cure’s catchy single and a miniseries so boring the segment is less than four minutes long. Enjoy!
WE NEED THOSE LEADS! Podcast leads that is! Ah! Get it?! The Immortals are reviewing Glengarry Glen Ross and it’s all about getting the leads. It’s a thing, watch the movie, they spend most of the episode talking about it. They also listen to albums by Queen and Missy Elliott and a song by Tori Amos. Then Austin watches a miniseries based off a beloved book and his friends tell him to stop watching Gotham. Some friends they are! THEY PROBABLY DON’T EVEN HAVE THE GOOD LEADS.
Sarah is off traveling for work so it’s up to Austin, J.C. and Pedro to return to the Apu Trilogy with Aparajito. How does it hold up to the high standards of the first entry? They also prepare for this 4/20 weekend episode by getting into the reggae music of Toots and the Maytals and watch the silly BBC miniseries, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Where you gonna run to? ST. LOUIS! In this episode of The Immortals, the gang looks at the best city in the world in the beloved musical Meet Me in St. Louis. They listen to the Grateful Dead’s live album and Nina Simone’s masterpiece think about all the times they played in Missouri. One can only assume that All in the Family is as good as it is because Norman Lear wrote all of his scripts while on a picnic under the grand St. Louis arch.
Here is Part Two of The Immortals commentaries about the films from The Chair. Austin, Sarah, Pedro, Daron and Adam are back minutes after their Hollidaysburg commentary to watch the companion film. What will happen during a movie that Austin described as, possibly the worst film he’s ever seen? Not as fun as you think, but moments that are worthy of discussions!