Taking It Down 125: The Bear, Thor, MCU Problems

Taking It Down is the Alabama Take's pop culture discussion podcast. Be sure to use the timestamps for the segments.

Blaine, Adam, and Donovan award the Listener of the Week, who wins this week for a very special reason (2:05). Donovan recounts his time as a Chick-fil-A manager (4:48). That leads to a deep examination of the FX/Hulu series The Bear, which will contain spoilers for the show as the group talks about its music, themes, and foodie culture (8:26).

After a short update about the site, there is talk on the FX/Hulu show starring Jeff Bridges, The Old Man, but no spoilers at all (30:35). Blaine suggests the Apple TV+ show Black Bird with spoiler-free reasons on why it’s worth the time (33:23).

From there, it’s a deep dive into the problems of Thor: Love and Thunder (35:44) as well as the MCU at this week’s Comic Con (44:54), which could fix some issues. Lastly, everyone makes a promise for the upcoming Amazon Prime show The Rings of Power (53:55).

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3 comments on “Taking It Down 125: The Bear, Thor, MCU Problems

  1. 87 Jetta

    Have not finished The Bear yet, but glad y’all discussed the music. Have noticed a couple of Wilco songs thus far, and the obscure yet catchy “Beat City” by the Flowerpot Men. This is the song that is played when Ferris is driving the Ferrari downtown after picking up Sloan from school. And every time I go to Chicago, it gets stuck in my head for days.


    • Oh, wow! We didn’t catch that one! Come back when you finish The Bear. It does a good job with everything, especially how it ends.


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