Episode 125: Lethal Weapon Franchise

It’s time for us to dive back into franchise territory. This time instead of Chuck, ninjas and robotic cops we’ve decided to tackle a series that was a surprise hit when it began in 1987 and only continued to be more and more popular. But does it deserve such mainstream love?

This is a question that needs an answer and we sat through all four films (in a compressed space of time) to try and figure out why this buddy cop series pairing Mel Gibson and Danny Glover with Richard Donner at the helm garnered such love. Along the way we complain about property damage, Joe Pesci, a tonal shift that’s hard to handle and the fact that Gibson’s Riggs is just a complete and utter jerk.

As usual we begin with what we’ve watching including our alternative take on Fred Durst’s THE FANATIC, another visit to the Hellraiser universe, see Dennis Quaid go crazy coo-coo, (sort of) learn about Boogaloo Shrimp, get our KNIVES OUT and much more!



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