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SFP-NOW & GenreTainment Take a Look at the Best TV and Films of 2021

Ep. 2021

2021 was a great year for television and movies and gave us much to discuss. So much so that SFP-NOW and Genretainment once again decided to cross the streams and discuss some of our favorite TV and Movies of 2021.


Hosts Ian Cullen, Marx & Julie Seaton Pyle are joined by Jeff Burns of Supergeeked Up and celebrated fantasy writer Katharine Dow to discuss many of the best Television shows and movies that we were all watching.


The year that brought us Free Guy and Shang Chi also brought us a remake of Dune, which seemed to do fairly well with critics, but we also got Daniel Craig's final outing as 007.


In regards to television. 2021 brought us a ton of content from Marvel, which kicked off at the start of the year with WandaVision and dramatically closed out the year with Hawkeye. Outside of Marvel, we also got the brilliant new Star Wars animated series 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch', which may or may not have a few plot threads that tie into The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett.


All of these movies and TV shows get discussed. So tune in and feel free to drop us a comment with what your best picks of the year were.

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