Forspoken... Forced Spoken?

Forspoken is Square Enix’ newest game, and Erika is here to give her ADHD gamer review on the game and if it's worth your time playing or if it’s a hyper fixation better left forgotten.
by Erika AundawynJanuary 28, 2023

The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 Recap - Infected

Read our recap and review of The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 - Infected. Save who you can save.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 26, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokémon (Scarlet Edition)

No matter how many weird bugs there were with the gameplay, Pokemon fans were treated to three unique stories in Scarlet and Violet. We love our team of pocket monsters, but which ones from Scarlet stood out the most? Check out Erika’s top 10 list here!
by Erika AundawynJanuary 23, 2023
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Couch Soup Takes FanX (Contributor Panel)

Couch Soup took on Fanx! Take a dive into the experience that was Couch Soups' first-ever panel at a Con with Nolan North! Join us in the story of how it all came together and each panelist's experience both on and off the panel table.
by Erika AundawynDecember 22, 2022
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Watching Now: The Last of Us | Episode 2 - Survivors

It’s that time of the week again, time to talk about the latest episode of HBO series, The Last of Us. It was a whopper this week as we learned more about the Cordyceps infection and met the iconic clickers. They hear like bats and sound like nightmares. Today we’re talking about all the current theories around the show, the evolving Cordyceps infection, and the short-but-sweet story of Tess. Strap in, survivors!
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Forspoken... Forced Spoken?

Forspoken is Square Enix’ newest game, and Erika is here to give her ADHD gamer review on the game and if it's worth your time playing or if it’s a hyper fixation better left forgotten.
by Erika AundawynJanuary 28, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokémon (Scarlet Edition)

No matter how many weird bugs there were with the gameplay, Pokemon fans were treated to three unique stories in Scarlet and Violet. We love our team of pocket monsters, but which ones from Scarlet stood out the most? Check out Erika’s top 10 list here!
by Erika AundawynJanuary 23, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokemon (Violet Edition)

The new Paldean Pokedex is filled with Pokémon from the Spanish-inspired region. Ben Hazell goes through his favorites and why he's come to love them.
by Ben HazellJanuary 23, 2023

Cheap Platinum Trophies and Why I Judge Any Owners of Them

Would you do anything for a PlayStation trophy? Even poke a mayonnaise jar a kajillion times? Iain will judge you, and here's why in an article rebutting a recent Greg Miller tweet.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 16, 2023

Gear Up Soldier! Gears of War Is Chainsawing Its Way Onto Netflix

INCOMING! With Gears Of War's Netflix deal recently announced, devoted fan Jake Brown shares his thoughts and controversial casting choices for the upcoming film and animated series.
by Jake BrownJanuary 11, 2023

Why I Will Never Play Elden Ring

Seven-time #TheGameAwards nominee Elden Ring has taken the gaming industry by storm, but these are the reasons Iain and others may never play it.
by Iain McParlandDecember 30, 2022

After Ragnarök: What Questions Remain Unanswered in God of War?

God of War Ragnarök is here and many of us already played through it. Here are 5 burning questions about what comes next.
by Art of Lily KDecember 26, 2022

Take a Chance With A Monopoly Movie

The Monopoly movie has not passed GO since 2009. Let's roll the dice with Luis Reza to see what this community thinks about a possible Monopoly movie being made.
by Luis RezaDecember 16, 2022

The Games that Define a Generation - PlayStation 3

Emmanuel continues his series looking at PlayStation's console-defining games with the PlayStation 3: The Last of Us, Demon's Souls, and more!
by Emmanuel AlejandroDecember 15, 2022

Women in Gaming: ThatNerdViolet, Safely Queer and Beautifully Positive

In Erika’s latest Women in Gaming article, we are introduced to ThatNerdViolet, a Twitch streamer who has created a beautifully safe and extremely fun place for her community!
by Erika AundawynDecember 13, 2022
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Violent Night, Gory Night: Movie Review Of Violent Night

Violent Night starring David Harbour blends Home Alone with Die Hard. Shana shares why it's a must-watch film for the holidays and beyond.
by Shana MartinJanuary 22, 2023

Avatar: The Way of Water, Was It Worth the Wait?

We’ve waited 13 years for this sequel to James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar and the question is: "Was Avatar: The Way of Water worth that wait?"
by Art of Lily KJanuary 10, 2023

Scary Good Films Vol. 3: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

For Volume 3 of Scary Good Films, Matt Kalo looks at Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a film that may be the greatest Christmas movie you haven’t seen.
by Matt KaloJanuary 2, 2023

Ranking the Bond Movies After 60 Years

His name is Bond. James Bond. And for 60 Years, and over 25 Movies, he has graced our screens as the longest running movie franchise of all time. Celebrate 60 Years of Bond with The Brothers Take as we discuss our process of ranking the 25 movies.
by Kris McGuireDecember 23, 2022

Rise of the Beasts: A New Era of Transformers

A new era of Cybertron is upon us! Liza breaks down what you can expect from the new Transformers movie, and how it differs from Michael Bay's franchise.
by Lizabeth PhoenixDecember 19, 2022
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The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 Recap - Infected

Read our recap and review of The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 - Infected. Save who you can save.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 26, 2023

Violent Night, Gory Night: Movie Review Of Violent Night

Violent Night starring David Harbour blends Home Alone with Die Hard. Shana shares why it's a must-watch film for the holidays and beyond.
by Shana MartinJanuary 22, 2023

Back To The Morphin Grid. The Expanded Comicverse of Power Rangers

Ever wonder how different Power Rangers could have been if the series had more mature storylines and less corny dialogue? Here are some ways the comics improved the tv series in many ways.
by Josh NeffJanuary 20, 2023

The Last of Us HBO Episode 1 - When You're Lost in the Darkness

Read our recap and review of The Last of Us HBO Episode 1 - When You’re Lost in the Darkness. Look for the Light.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 19, 2023

1899: What the %@*! is Going On?!

What the hell is going on in 1899? The new Sci-fi Mystery Thriller from the creators of Dark is confusing everyone, and here’s why Iain loves and is baffled by the show in equal measure.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 18, 2023

The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 1-2: It's Heisting Time

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is here with an explosive two-episode premiere. Thomas Richards reviews this heist-filled start to the season.
by Thomas RichardsJanuary 12, 2023

Gear Up Soldier! Gears of War Is Chainsawing Its Way Onto Netflix

INCOMING! With Gears Of War's Netflix deal recently announced, devoted fan Jake Brown shares his thoughts and controversial casting choices for the upcoming film and animated series.
by Jake BrownJanuary 11, 2023

Avatar: The Way of Water, Was It Worth the Wait?

We’ve waited 13 years for this sequel to James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar and the question is: "Was Avatar: The Way of Water worth that wait?"
by Art of Lily KJanuary 10, 2023

Tales of the Jedi: A New Side of Star Wars History

Have you ever wondered what Dooku was like before he turned? How about Ahsoka's home planet? Tales of the Jedi answers all these questions and more. Join Thomas Richards as he gives an overview of this Star Wars series.
by Thomas RichardsJanuary 3, 2023

Scary Good Films Vol. 3: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

For Volume 3 of Scary Good Films, Matt Kalo looks at Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a film that may be the greatest Christmas movie you haven’t seen.
by Matt KaloJanuary 2, 2023
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Colin Stetson: A Hidden Musical Gem

Colin Stetson is a composer and saxophonist known for his work on films like Hereditary and Color Out of Space. However, his true musical achievements rest in his solo albums, where he turns one instrument into a choir.
by Sam ComerfordDecember 21, 2022

Women in Gaming: ThatNerdViolet, Safely Queer and Beautifully Positive

In Erika’s latest Women in Gaming article, we are introduced to ThatNerdViolet, a Twitch streamer who has created a beautifully safe and extremely fun place for her community!
by Erika AundawynDecember 13, 2022

I Finally Won Pokémon Go: My Hero’s Journey, Completed

Emulating Captain Ahab, Tyler has hunted down his Pokémon Go “white whale.” His epic quest, starting in 2016, has finally seen its conclusion.
by Tyler GrahamOctober 7, 2022

Tampa Bay Comic Con: Friends, Nolan North, and Tiny Ironman

Shana Martin shares what it was like to experience her first comic convention and meet Nolan North, and how her Couch Soup friends made that possible.
by Shana MartinSeptember 20, 2022

Don't go to School, Watch Anime Instead!

Ever been so bored in school that you couldn't learn anything, wishing it was more interesting? Thomas Richards has got you covered as he lets you know of anime that'll not only entertain you, but educate you as well.
by Thomas RichardsSeptember 13, 2022
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Forspoken... Forced Spoken?

Forspoken is Square Enix’ newest game, and Erika is here to give her ADHD gamer review on the game and if it's worth your time playing or if it’s a hyper fixation better left forgotten.
by Erika AundawynJanuary 28, 2023

The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 Recap - Infected

Read our recap and review of The Last of Us HBO Episode 2 - Infected. Save who you can save.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 26, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokémon (Scarlet Edition)

No matter how many weird bugs there were with the gameplay, Pokemon fans were treated to three unique stories in Scarlet and Violet. We love our team of pocket monsters, but which ones from Scarlet stood out the most? Check out Erika’s top 10 list here!
by Erika AundawynJanuary 23, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokemon (Violet Edition)

The new Paldean Pokedex is filled with Pokémon from the Spanish-inspired region. Ben Hazell goes through his favorites and why he's come to love them.
by Ben HazellJanuary 23, 2023

Violent Night, Gory Night: Movie Review Of Violent Night

Violent Night starring David Harbour blends Home Alone with Die Hard. Shana shares why it's a must-watch film for the holidays and beyond.
by Shana MartinJanuary 22, 2023

Back To The Morphin Grid. The Expanded Comicverse of Power Rangers

Ever wonder how different Power Rangers could have been if the series had more mature storylines and less corny dialogue? Here are some ways the comics improved the tv series in many ways.
by Josh NeffJanuary 20, 2023

The Last of Us HBO Episode 1 - When You're Lost in the Darkness

Read our recap and review of The Last of Us HBO Episode 1 - When You’re Lost in the Darkness. Look for the Light.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 19, 2023

1899: What the %@*! is Going On?!

What the hell is going on in 1899? The new Sci-fi Mystery Thriller from the creators of Dark is confusing everyone, and here’s why Iain loves and is baffled by the show in equal measure.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 18, 2023

The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 1-2: It's Heisting Time

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is here with an explosive two-episode premiere. Thomas Richards reviews this heist-filled start to the season.
by Thomas RichardsJanuary 12, 2023

Avatar: The Way of Water, Was It Worth the Wait?

We’ve waited 13 years for this sequel to James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar and the question is: "Was Avatar: The Way of Water worth that wait?"
by Art of Lily KJanuary 10, 2023
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Forspoken... Forced Spoken?

Forspoken is Square Enix’ newest game, and Erika is here to give her ADHD gamer review on the game and if it's worth your time playing or if it’s a hyper fixation better left forgotten.
by Erika AundawynJanuary 28, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokémon (Scarlet Edition)

No matter how many weird bugs there were with the gameplay, Pokemon fans were treated to three unique stories in Scarlet and Violet. We love our team of pocket monsters, but which ones from Scarlet stood out the most? Check out Erika’s top 10 list here!
by Erika AundawynJanuary 23, 2023

Top Ten Generation 9 Pokemon (Violet Edition)

The new Paldean Pokedex is filled with Pokémon from the Spanish-inspired region. Ben Hazell goes through his favorites and why he's come to love them.
by Ben HazellJanuary 23, 2023

Cheap Platinum Trophies and Why I Judge Any Owners of Them

Would you do anything for a PlayStation trophy? Even poke a mayonnaise jar a kajillion times? Iain will judge you, and here's why in an article rebutting a recent Greg Miller tweet.
by Iain McParlandJanuary 16, 2023

Gear Up Soldier! Gears of War Is Chainsawing Its Way Onto Netflix

INCOMING! With Gears Of War's Netflix deal recently announced, devoted fan Jake Brown shares his thoughts and controversial casting choices for the upcoming film and animated series.
by Jake BrownJanuary 11, 2023
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Watching Now: The Last of Us | Episode 2 - Survivors

It’s that time of the week again, time to talk about the latest episode of HBO series, The Last of Us. It was a whopper this week as we learned more about the Cordyceps infection and met the iconic clickers. They hear like bats and sound like nightmares. Today we’re talking about all the current theories around the show, the evolving Cordyceps infection, and the short-but-sweet story of Tess. Strap in, survivors!
by Drew LewisJanuary 24, 2023

The Last of Us | Episode 1 Breakdown | Watching Now Podcast

Episode 1 of the HBO series The Last of Us is finally here and… WOW! While you take a moment to catch your breath, join Lily, Erika and Nick as they talk about every moment that took theirs away. These eagle-eyed super fans will be talking about everything they spotted in the show and critically breaking it down. Get your gear, kids, this is going to a wild ride. See you on the other side!
by Drew LewisJanuary 17, 2023

The Best Trailers of 2022 | TRAILER TALK

The end of 2022 is here so let's have our Trailer Talk crew tell you what their favorite movie/tv/video game trailers were. There were lots of amazing trailers that dropped this year and while we love watching them and breaking down, in the end, some worked and some didn't. Let's see what trailers made our best of list.
by Drew LewisDecember 22, 2022

Cocaine Bear & Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Reactions - TRAILER TALK

Cocaine Bear is based on a true story? Did the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer just recap the last movie and called it a trailer? Oh, boy. Let's get some reactions to these two wild trailers and highly anticipated films coming next year.
by Drew LewisDecember 14, 2022

Indiana Jones 5, The Last of Us, Transformers 7, & Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Reactions - TRAILER TALK

Indiana Jones is back. HBO's The Last of Us looks faithful to the game. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts gives us old school Optimus Prime look. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 teases a tearful ending to these characters. Four epic trailers dropped and so many thoughts running around in our little heads.
by Drew LewisDecember 8, 2022

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Reactions & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer is dropping at Nintendo Direct and minutes after its release, we are going to give our first reactions. The teaser got us interested, but that Chris Pratt VO has us confused. Will this new trailer sway us to love or hate this highly anticipated animated feature from Nintendo? Will the fan's outcry lead to change as it did for Sonic?
by Drew LewisDecember 1, 2022

Andor Season Review | Watching Now Podcast

All twelve episodes of season 1 of Andor are now on Disney+, and Couch Soup co-creator and super Star Wars nerd Drew Lewis is joined by his long-time friends and Star Wars fans Chris Mills and Sam Williamson for a special Watching Now episode breaking down the first season.
by Drew LewisNovember 25, 2022

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Trailer Reactions & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

Not since Clue has murder mystery been this hot, and Rian Johnson's Knives Out is the new gold standard; with his sequel Glass Onion coming in a few weeks, let's watch the latest trailer and see if we can't put together all the pieces to this puzzle box. Who dunnit? It's obvious... Robot Santa! Our second trailer of the show is Christmas Bloody Christmas which might have the most ludicrous holiday movie plot since Krampus. Is it so bad you laugh or cry or both? Let's break it all down.
by Drew LewisNovember 15, 2022

A Christmas Story Christmas Trailer Reactions & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) is all grown up and now has to tackle Christmas as a Dad. The classic holiday movie finally has the sequel everyone, or no one was asking for. HBO Max is trying real hard by bringing back a good chunk of the original cast for nostalgia's sake. Sprinkled in with some fun call back, this will likely be a must-watch for families this holiday season. But is it a good trailer, and better yet, does it look like a good movie? Let's break it all down.
by Drew LewisNovember 8, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Season 1 Finale Lore Breakdown & Reactionf

In this episode of Decoding Dragons, Liza and Michelle are joined by fellow high fantasy reader Ayana and bookstagrammer Elizabeth Sagan to break down the shocking season 1 finale! They talk about all things House of the Dragon Episode 10, "The Black Queen," debate Rhaenyra's coronation, tell you about the mystery dragon Daemon's singing to, and more. Don't miss out as they react to the fiery finale and give you their House of the Dragon season 2 predictions! Don't forget to check out Elizabeth's bookstagram linked below for a ton of incredible book recommendations!
by Drew LewisOctober 26, 2022
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Watching Now: The Last of Us | Episode 2 - Survivors

It’s that time of the week again, time to talk about the latest episode of HBO series, The Last of Us. It was a whopper this week as we learned more about the Cordyceps infection and met the iconic clickers. They hear like bats and sound like nightmares. Today we’re talking about all the current theories around the show, the evolving Cordyceps infection, and the short-but-sweet story of Tess. Strap in, survivors!
by Drew LewisJanuary 24, 2023

The Last of Us | Episode 1 Breakdown | Watching Now Podcast

Episode 1 of the HBO series The Last of Us is finally here and… WOW! While you take a moment to catch your breath, join Lily, Erika and Nick as they talk about every moment that took theirs away. These eagle-eyed super fans will be talking about everything they spotted in the show and critically breaking it down. Get your gear, kids, this is going to a wild ride. See you on the other side!
by Drew LewisJanuary 17, 2023

The Best Trailers of 2022 | TRAILER TALK

The end of 2022 is here so let's have our Trailer Talk crew tell you what their favorite movie/tv/video game trailers were. There were lots of amazing trailers that dropped this year and while we love watching them and breaking down, in the end, some worked and some didn't. Let's see what trailers made our best of list.
by Drew LewisDecember 22, 2022

Cocaine Bear & Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Reactions - TRAILER TALK

Cocaine Bear is based on a true story? Did the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer just recap the last movie and called it a trailer? Oh, boy. Let's get some reactions to these two wild trailers and highly anticipated films coming next year.
by Drew LewisDecember 14, 2022

Indiana Jones 5, The Last of Us, Transformers 7, & Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Reactions - TRAILER TALK

Indiana Jones is back. HBO's The Last of Us looks faithful to the game. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts gives us old school Optimus Prime look. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 teases a tearful ending to these characters. Four epic trailers dropped and so many thoughts running around in our little heads.
by Drew LewisDecember 8, 2022
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WTF Just Happened in Outlander? S6, E7, "Sticks and Stones"

Liza gets petty about the cliffhanger in Outlander Season 6, Episode 7, "Sticks and Stones," and the Frasers find themselves under siege. With the finale next week, there's very little time left to solve Malva's murder, and Claire may have to answer for crimes she didn't commit.
by Lizabeth PhoenixApril 30, 2022

Why Now is the Time to Revisit Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass came out last year, but it left a mark with its important questions about faith and religion.
by Art of Lily KAugust 1, 2022
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Colin Stetson: A Hidden Musical Gem

Colin Stetson is a composer and saxophonist known for his work on films like Hereditary and Color Out of Space. However, his true musical achievements rest in his solo albums, where he turns one instrument into a choir.
by Sam ComerfordDecember 21, 2022
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Is using the F word known as “fake” in the world of wrestling the wrong choice of words when talking to a casual fan or should they know the amount of risk the wrestler is taking on their body?
by Josh NeffApril 5, 2021

Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate! is returning to Monkey island!

Look behind you! No, it’s not a 3-headed monkey, it's the new Return to Monkey Island game from Ron Gilbert that’s being released this year, and Maria can not wait to get back on the high seas with this new Monkey Island adventure!!
by Maria KinnunApril 22, 2022

Godspeed to Final Space and Vice Versa

Final Space is about to vanish into non-existence. This is why you should care and it freaking sucks! We say godspeed to what has gone before and look forward to what Olan Rogers will be doing next: Godspeed.
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Violent Night, Gory Night: Movie Review Of Violent Night

Violent Night starring David Harbour blends Home Alone with Die Hard. Shana shares why it's a must-watch film for the holidays and beyond.
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Comparing Reeves' The Batman to His Acclaimed Planet of the Apes Films

Matt Reeves proved his filmmaking genius in his two Planet of the Apes sequel movies. Is he bringing that magic touch to a DC franchise? Lily K seeks answers by looking at Reeves' signature touch on The Batman.
by Art of Lily KApril 1, 2022

Loom Knitting: A Unique Way to Break the Power of the Scroll of Doom

Loom knitting isn't just for kids! It's a great way to break doom scrolling habits or feeling productive while watching your favorite shows. Shana Martin shares how it changed her life by giving her a creative outlet that seemed previously inaccessible.
by Shana MartinMarch 13, 2022

Monthly Gaming Update: January 2022

Were you able to get a hold of a shiny new console that you have been waiting oh so patiently all year for? No? Me either, but that's ok, as the start to 2022 is thankfully a bit slow. Here are all the biggest gaming releases coming in January 2022!
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