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Alexander (2004) | The Great (323 BC)

It seemed so perfect. We had Oliver Stone, the filmmaker behind JFK & Nixon; the auteur director of Wall Street, Platoon and the Doors. We had a monstrous budget, a huge cast and locations from India to Morocco. We had one of history’s most interesting characters. We even had an excellent historical consultant on hand…

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The Last Duel (2021) | The Death of Trial by Combat (1386)

Lances at the ready for episode 2 of season 3 of Reel History! In this week’s journey into the mists of time, Michael struggles with his French pronunciation and hopes no one will notice as we muster our forces to give battle to 2021’s ‘The Last Duel’ (now streaming on Disney +). With Ridley Scott…

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Spellbound – “Lord of the Rings” Meets “Red Pill”

Welcome to Makladun, where a war betwixt warlocks and the peace-loving elves has raged on for centuries. Humans live under the protection of the One True King, he who returned to save us from the Hellish Overlord and his twisted minions. But is all truly as it seems? Is the darkness much closer to home…

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Braveheart (1995) | William Wallace (1297)

Welcome to Season 3 of Reel History! We’ll be releasing 10 new episodes, aiming for a bi-weekly releases on Thursdays. Follow @reel_history on Twitter to find out what historical films/shows we’re covering in advance so that you can watch along with us. We’re back, and it seems that nobody is safe from the inaccurate madness…

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History Top 5 – Schemers

What’s this?! A Reel History spin off? A special feature? Well, whatever we’re calling it, we’re dropping one or two experimental episodes between seasons. We’ve been busy cooking up season 3 and it’s creeping closer by the day, so it’s well past time to start releasing these! First off is a breakdown of the Top…

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From Script To Screen – The Sopranos Pilot | Cut To Black

We have a very special discussion for you all this week! We are going all the back to The Sopranos pilot (“Those goddamn ducks”) but we are discussing it in comparison to the original script! Between the path of the show being developed, to eventually getting made for HBO and the differences between what is…

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The Offer S01E01 Pilot Discussion – Cut To Black

Paramount+ has released a new television series chronicling the making of one of the greatest movies in cinema history, THE GODFATHER. Jim and Jakob have discussed all of the Sopranos and recently the Godfather films so we get together to discuss the first episode of the show “The Offer”. How does it stack up against…

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Cobra Kai S04E10 – “The Rise” – No Mercy

Join Jim and Jakob as we discuss the climax of Cobra Kai Season 4! We last left Miguel screaming on the stylish blue mat as potentially his back injury has returned! The fate of the valley is on the line as we crown the TOP DOJO and decide if Cobra Kai karate will survive. All…

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Cobra Kai Season 5 | Date Announcement Reaction

New Cobra Kai is on the horizon! Jim and Jakob react to the new Cobra Kai Season 5 Teaser and speculate on where our favorite characters end up. What’s your opinion? Email us at showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com or tweet @showswhatuknow. Please subscribe and review on iTunes and remember to spread the word to your Cobra Kai-loving friends

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Cobra Kai S04E09 – “The Fall” – No Mercy

It’s the moment we have been waiting for, THE ALL VALLEY UNDER 18 KARATE TOURNAMENT! Our three dojos are ready to square off with a bunch of faceless other dojos that we don’t really care about, but the fate of the valley is on the line! Join Jim and Jakob as we discuss the penultimate…

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