WHAT IF… SERIES REVIEW
We grew up reading those wacky “What if…” comics from Marvel that speculated sometimes seriously about alternate worlds where events happened differently in the comics, like ‘What if Captain America had not vanished during WWII?’ and sometimes not so seriously like with ‘What if the Avengers defeated everybody?’. This new animated show on Disney+, unlike the comics, has an end game in mind, and even a continuity, although you wouldn’t know it at first. Jeffrey Wright voices The Watcher, a powerful cosmic being who observes parallel worlds and each episode represents a ‘What if’ but within the world of the cinematic MCU. The real question is, much like with the other Disney+ Marvel shows so far, how much will this affect Phase 4 of the the MCU? We suspect, quite a bit. Join Chris, Tessa, Marco, and Beau as they examine these 9 episodes, have a lot of laughs, and predict the future.
CREATED BY: A.C. Bradley
STARRING: Jeffrey Wright, Samuel L. Jackson, Chadwick Boseman, Mick Wingert, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Bradley Whitford, Ross Marquand, Darrell Hammond, Josh Keaton, Jeremy Renner, Neal McDonough, Michael Rooker, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Kurt Russell, Ophelia Lovibond, Carrie Coon, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John Kani, Sean Gunn, Chris Sullivan, Seth Green, Danai Gurira, Fred Tatasciore, Brian T. Delaney, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Jaimie Alexander, Frank Grillo, Lake Bell, Michael Douglas, Stephanie Panisello, Mike McGill, Alexandra Daniels, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton, Ike Amadi, Leslie Bibb, Paul Bettany, Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Emily VanCamp, David Dastmalchian, Hudson Thames, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Andy Serkis, Don Cheadle, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Beth Hoyt, Ozioma Akagha, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Jeff Goldblum, Cobie Smulders, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Josette Eales, David Chen, Max Mittelman, Clancy Brown, Georges St-Pierre, Cynthia McWilliams
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)
Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Beau Paul (Highly Suspect Reviews, The Original Gentlemen, Screener Squad)
Beau Paul is an Austin native, an actor, and a writer. Sometimes all at once! Previously he has attempted to be an internet entertainer (the funny ha-ha kind, not the naked moneymaking kind) at Spill.com, and now here on OneOfUs.net. You can read his pithy witticisms and the retweeted material of funnier, cleverer people on Twitter or Facebook, and can buy him stuff on Amazon.
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