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Jakob Burrows

Vikings I | Life During the Viking Age (793)

Today we start a trilogy; three episodes tackling the smash-hit historical drama Vikings! The show features historical (?) characters such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Rollo, the first ruler of Normandy, and the easily pronounced Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson. These friendly travellers traipse across the entire Viking age so we thought we might do the same and take a…

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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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Cobra Kai Season 4 Quick Reaction – Jakob

My name is Jakob Burrows and I represent Miyagi-do. Is it because I took my time, digested, meditated, and took a whole week to deliver this “quick” take? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! Coming up next we’ll be breaking down every episode of season 4! Send us your thoughts to showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com or…

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Watching The Sopranos (for the first time) after Many Saints of Newark | Season 1

We’re doing something different this week, inviting Jakob’s Girlfriend ™ to the studio to start The Sopranos from the very first episode, with the unique perspective of someone who watched The Many Saints of Newark before ever seeing the show. In this Jimless episode, Jakob gets to take on the all-knowing visage that Jim donned…

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Pepsi County – “8 Mile” Meets “PepsiCo”

Continuing our efforts to create a new TV show every episode (which are now released monthly by the way) we draw the random prompts “8 Mile” and “PepsiCo”, the company that owns Pepsi, out of a hat, and mash them together into a concept for an animated show about rapping soda cans.

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The Last Duel (2021) | Trailer Reaction

“What’s this! I thought season 2 was over!” It is but we’re going to sneak out some content between seasons, starting with this quick take on the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new The Last Duel, coming out in October! We will most likely do a full episode on this film but since we’re between seasons…

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