- Trainwrecks, Invincible – Parker Lewis Can’t Lose but Mark Grayson Stays Slipping

By | May 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM
L:  Cinnamon Shrimp Toast (photo via Twitter) // Grimes (photo via Instagram) // Middle: Invincible 
(photos courtesy of Amazon Studios) // R: Prince William and Seyi Obakin (photo: Harriet Armstrong) // 
A very hungry raven (photo via Unsplash)

Who’s ready for a remix reload Geek Girl Riot featuring two of your fave topics? We revisit some of 2021’s biggest trainwrecks, before ringing that spoiler siren and getting into Invincible.

Trainwrecks Round #1
Hey 2021, you good? This year keeps serving up trainwrecks…which means our Rioters have gotta call ’em out. Sherin and Alex are joined by idobi’s Aud Lew to talk Cinnamon Shrimp Toast, bizarre Medium articles, Prince William’s “new” Black friend, and NBC’s representation mess-up.

Trainwrecks Round #2
Philip jumps on with Sherin and Alex to dig into some of wackiest news the world has to offer. Our Heroic Trio take a look at Staples Center’s nonsensical new rules, before discussing Samoa’s ridiculously long election (that has finally led to the country’s first woman prime minister!), and cheering on a very hungry raven. Yup.

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose but Mark Grayson Stays Slipping
Amazon Prime’s Invincible has been blowing our minds and making us cuddle our unicorn plushies for comfort BUT we adore it! Whew! Sherin, Julian, Alice, Mae, and Philip dive into the hyper-violent superhero action and break down the social commentary that makes the show so enthralling. They also call out the lack of depth in the lead characters’ cultural backgrounds. With that said, our Rioters think this series has the world building and storylines to be a hit for several more seasons—keep listening to find out why.

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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:

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Resources:
Campaign Zero
Color of Change
Black Lives Matter
Black Visions Collective
ACLU
Black Women’s Blueprint
Ways You Can Help

From the show:
 – Cinnamon Shrimp Toast saga
 – Boy Meets World
 – Girl Meets World
 – ‘Don’t Call Me Junior’ – Madi Getgood
 – Prince William:  Black Friend Initialized
 – Wallace and Gromit
 – Prince William voted sexiest bald man
 – NBC’s Meet the Press panel on anti-Asian racism
 – Iron Fist
 – Ghost in the Shell
 – The Great Wall 
 – Dragon Ball Z
 – Doctor Strange
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s beef with Steak-umm
 – Staples Center’s new rules
 – Grimes’ new alien tattoo
 – J-Lo and A-Rod break up
 – A very hungry raven
 – A white-run company acting like they invented Dolgona coffee
 – Fiame Mata’afa potentially become Samoa’s new prime minister
 – This Land is My Land video game
 – Invincible (read Julian’s review)
 – InvincibleRobert Kirkman
 – The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman
 – Dragon Ball Z
 – Madame Butterfly
 – Miss Saigon
 – The Boys
 – Justice League
 – The Umbrella Academy