Episode #443 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 4 Recap

Get to the garden, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who always find time to zip – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the fourth episode and execution of Barbara.

In this episode – Frits takes a heel turn, we sound like casual fans, Logan gets distracted (twice!), Erik learns what a mobile phone is, Pieter Jan goes Good Will Hunting, Chain Gang holds a record (we think), we wonder where Pieter Jan was hiding for the stretcher challenge, there’s a quick tour through Chain Gang history, Logan learns about a Patreon tier, Frits loses his leverage, we talk about underedited players and we discuss what the Mole actually did this week.

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Episode #442 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 3 Recap

Know what’s fish and what’s candy, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are just sitting back with a drink and bitching about people to their faces – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the third episode, disappearance of Manuel and choice of the group to save Barbara.

In this episode – Logan veers ever closer to spoiling things, someone does a heel turn, we try and rehabilitate the reputation of the driving school challenge, we wonder whether Sanne was being deliberately antagonistic, Pieter Jan continues his wonderful streak, Michael heads off a complaint, Peggy makes another cameo, we reveal why Karel left WIDM, Logan learns something about Patagonia, an old friend pops by, we request a new tradition, Michael gives a lesson on topitos, Manuel gets eulogised (unlike in the show), we wonder whether the non-elimination twist rules out a suspect and we discuss what the Mole actually did this episode.

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Episode #441 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 2 Recap

Form the first, last and only line of defence against bad seasons, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who have no impact or influence over anything anyone else experiences – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the second episode and elimination of global sweetheart Tim.

In this episode – we wonder why Tim was hyped up last week, the differences between old and new WIDM become starker, Japan might be a tipping point, Michael reveals how jokers have evolved, we worry we’ve already said too much about who the Mole is, we wonder whether the first team were right to target students, the tram challenge dates the episode, we compare Japan notes, Logan talks about the night he spent at Holland Village, the weather intervenes to make Frits lose, Hind gets an advantage, the Joker negotiation is forgettable, Tim is the new Jessica, we campaign for a Renaissance inclusion, we look ahead to the rather infamous next episode and we discuss what the Mole actually did.

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Episode #440 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 1 Recap

Choose the period clip, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over the next nine weeks, our global bondje of gobshites – Logan & Michael – will be recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, beginning with the premiere episode and elimination of Loretta.

In this episode – we explain why we picked this season, Logan hands out an award, Michael’s unironic favourite is revealed, there is a forgotten WIDM cameo, we adapt a Belgian feature just for Pieter Jan, there is a very recognisable piece of music to fans of British TV, Logan compares WIDM to prison, nobody understands the second challenge, we wonder why everyone laughed at Loretta going home, a small bit of forgiveness is offered and we discuss what the Mole actually did, as well as acknowledging the original subtitler of this season and wondering if the Mole had too many people already on their trail.

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Episode #439 – Hunted Series 6 Episodes 5 & 6 Recap

Attach the series to a jersey and lift it to the rafters, as there is a brand new Chief in town and she’s leading the UK’s worst-performing police force…and also Cleveland. Over the last three weeks, three people working on bridging the North-South divide – Michael, Anthony & Michelle have returned to recap the hunt for eleven new fugitives who are spread out all over the UK in a quest to escape capture and win a share of £100,000 – concluding with the final two episodes, capture of Abi, Grace & James and escape of Nathan & Sarah.

In this episode – we discuss our respective weeks for once, Michael hates to be smug, we draw attention to friend of the podcast Rob’s video, a Hunter does an AMA, some monkeying with the timeline is finally spotted, the answer to a query we had last week is given (by a fugitive!), Michelle learns about onion rings, Anthony is disappointed when someone gets a confessional, we go behind the curtain to reveal how the radio interviews work, history repeats itself for Karl, Michelle has questions about the Angel of the North, there’s a big old First World Problem, the public get a rare bit of praise, the editors forget to disguise the Overt Agent, there’s a live rewatch as Michelle needs to hear an insult, Anthony loses touch with the common man (must be very nice), Michael explains how the Hunters got a boat, we reveal the rule for extraction, there’s some insider information about what Nathan may have done with his share of the winnings, we debate if there’s a chance we’ll be covering Hunted Australia and Michelle is asked to say something nice for once about the Chief.

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Episode #438 – Hunted Series 6 Episodes 3 & 4 Recap

Don’t linger, as there is a brand new Chief in town and she’s leading the UK’s worst-performing police force…and also Cleveland. Each week, three people who would never accuse the wrong neighbour – Michael, Anthony & Michelle return to recap the hunt for eleven new fugitives who are spread out all over the UK in a quest to escape capture and win a share of £100,000 – continuing with the third and fourth episodes and capture of Katie, Liam, Amarinder & Shoba.

In this episode – we have the most chaotic intro ever, and it’s all Michelle’s fault, there are a few tiny little rants, Michael puts his foot down, the podcast gets rebranded, we wonder why they focused on the salt bin, Michelle reveals how she motivates her children, we explain Katie & Liam’s first post-caputre thoughts, Anthony gets beard envy, Michelle explains how she categorises certain interactions, Lisa gets ideas above her station, we explain why Hunted can’t be live streamed, Sarah does something for the first time in seven years, Amarinder is very Sydney, Michelle makes a foul accusation, Michael fulfils a promise, Catherine obviously gets praised, Michelle explains what would happen if Hunted Australia came to New South Wales, Anthony spoils a joke, we try and work out what happened with Instagram, our final predictions get locked in, we skirt around knowing the extraction point and Anthony wonders if the scheduling has made the series look worse.

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Episode #437 – Hunted Series 6 Episodes 1 & 2 Recap

There is a brand new Chief in town, and she’s leading the UK’s worst-performing police force…and also Cleveland. Over the next three weeks (I know, blame Channel 4…), three people who are nakedly antagonistic – Michael, Anthony & Michelle return to recap the hunt for eleven new fugitives who are spread out all over the UK in a quest to escape capture and win a share of £100,000 – beginning with the first two episodes and capture of Elinor & Meurig.

In this episode – Michelle is excitable, Michael has a small problem with Channel 4 (made worse by finding out it’s two episodes a week all series after we recorded this!), we lay down the ground rules of talking about the new Chief, we try and work out why it’s only a 23-day Hunt, Lisa shows that she’s been hanging around Dr Steve Hersee too long already, we wonder if there’s been a deliberate tonal shift in HQ, someone’s appearances get limited because of us, Meurig & Elinor get trafficked, Anthony creates a new rule, Michelle learns some new slang, our favourite Hunter gets a promotion, Anthony gives us a quick bout of trivia, a new Hunter uses up his free go, the weather betrays a cliffhanger, another favourite NPC is crowned, we learn the difference between urban exploring and delinquency, the editors get a bit of praise for doing a cute joke rather than showing us testicles, the Searching Debbie’s House scene is confusing, we try and guess who’s getting caught next, Michael wonders where the wanted posters were and we guess who will win.

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Episode #436 – De Mol België Canary Islands Reunion Recap

Lay your molebook down, as we are back for De Mol België’s tenth season! Over the last nine episodes, two guys who always rewind to check the hairline – Logan & Michael – have been trying to avoid barking up the wrong tree and falling for Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, aiming to answer that one elusive question – who the newest Mole is in this season set in the Canary Islands, concluding with this week’s reunion episode.

In this episode – we do a quick runthrough of our previous fortnight, including an almost-kidnapping, a potential shoplifting and a nightmare airport scenario, there’s a little bit of housekeeping after last week, one of us nearly becomes the Mole’s final victim, we make a plea to the network, Michael turns the tables after eight long weeks, Production get more praise for how they handled Philippe’s exit, we wonder if Anke would have won, Michael spots a clue, Yens invests in some heavy machinery, an old friend pops by, we try and work out the timeline of the first challenge, all of Logan’s dreams come true, we try and rank the season, the stats get brought out to try and explain whether the Mole was successful and we reveal what’s next (after Hunted stops inconveniencing us)!

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Episode #435 – De Mol België Canary Islands Finale Recap

Hedge your bets, as we are back for De Mol België’s tenth season! Over these nine episodes, two guys who could use a hot dog right now – Logan & Michael – are trying to avoid barking up the wrong tree and falling for Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, aiming to answer that one elusive question – who the newest Mole is in this season set in the Canary Islands, continuing with the finale and reveal of Uma as Mole (live from Paleis 12)!

In this episode – we wonder how Yens lost, the lists of who we saw are compared, Logan forgets about Jessica, Michael has some positive news, we break the myth of how the “briefing” was filmed, Logan has a funny story about the drum teacher, we do some live predictions, the logistics of filming the intro are explained, we crown the winners of our Pool and Second Suspicions, Logan gripes about other people and we suggest a new tier for our Patreon.

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Episode #434 – De Mol België Canary Islands Episode 7 Recap

Bring on the soft focus and dirty dirty jazz music, as we are back for De Mol België’s tenth season! Over these nine episodes, two guys who are not having a little blindfolded cry right now – Logan & Michael – are trying to avoid barking up the wrong tree and falling for Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, aiming to answer that one elusive question – who the newest Mole is in this season set in the Canary Islands, continuing with the seventh episode and elimination of Manu!

In this episode – we explain what we’re expecting on Sunday, Logan avoids some more protests, Michael comes up with a solution to his aphasia, we wonder if it was a good idea to let people do physical activity after last week, the bed challenge is cancelled in Thailand, we have a disagreement about whether the Mole needs to be obvious, the virtues of Survivor: Fiji are extolled, Michael’s Mole UK loved one is revealed, we explain why Yens slept outside, The Accomplice gets a new voice, we recreate our favourite interaction of the episode, there is the penultimate update to Second Suspicions and our Pool and we lock in our final suspects.

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