Episode 27: Favorites from 2018, Will Smith as the Genie and Macaulay Culkin Reprising His Home Alone Role

In Episode 27, Josh is tackling the show solo as Maureen continues to get better from a rough sickness (fevers and coughing and germs oh my!). I talk about the death of Penny Marshall, Macaulay Culkin reprising his Home Alone character in a Google ad, the first images of Will Smith as the Genie in the live action Aladdin (holy topknot, Batman!) and the fact that there is STILL no Oscars host despite the ceremony being just two months away.

In the Marquee Topic, I give my picks for my favorite returning TV show this year, my favorite new TV show (both a comedy and a drama), my favorite music from 2018 and my favorite movie from 2018.

PLUS, I give a very special teaser this week to close out 2018.

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  1. Penny Marshall passes away

  2. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone Google ad

  3. Will Smith as the Genie

  4. No Oscars host