The Weekly Stuff Podcast #406 – Halo Infinite Campaign & Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 Review
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
This week saw both the big video game advertising show called The Game Awards and the release of Halo: Infinite’s surprisingly good campaign, and we discuss both of those before diving into another Weekly Suit Gundam extravaganza reviewing the second season of Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s safe to say we were big fans of the first season, and as the length of this podcast can attest, we are even more invested in the big thematic, narrative, and emotional swings the show takes in its second and final season. As it traces the fall of Tekkadan, Iron-Blooded Orphans challenges its characters and audience with a story that’s richer, more complicated, and intentionally structured very differently than the first season, with an absolutely knockout set of final episodes that cross many lines Gundam has never ventured past before, and somehow comes out on the other side seeing more hope in the world than the franchise has seen in its darkest hours. It’s an all-time great finish to a truly tremendous show, and even with an extra-long 4-hour podcast, there’s still so much that could be said about this modern masterpiece.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:05:28
Game Awards Stuff: 0:05:28 – 0:34:02
Halo Infinite Campaign: 0:34:02 – 1:11:41
Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 – Iron-Blooded Boogaloo: 1:11:41 – 5:10:59
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