Punch Drunk TV Ep. 73: ‘Stranger Things’ vs. Bizarro Stuff

It’s finally here! Halloween week is upon us which means, after this episode airs, DJ SpookNasty and MC Tummy Troubles will go back into hibernation.

In this episode, Aaron shares a few odd experiences he had at horror haunts this past week and, later, he has an intimate chat with “Channel Zero” creator and showrunner, Nick Antosca. Let’s get ready to spooooky!


  • “The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere brought in a five-year low in ratings with 11.4 million viewers tuning in. That’s compared to 17 million tuning into the Season 7 premiere.
  • Netflix has renewed “Big Mouth” for a second season
  • An authorized autobiographical Hunter S. Thompson series, titled “Fear and Loathing,” is being developed by “Get Shorty” showrunner Davey Holmes at MGM TV.
  • CBS renewed “Star Trek: Discovery” for a second season has canceled “Zoo” after three seasons and is developing a reboot of “Magnum P.I.” because, sure.
  • The CW has teamed with “Stranger Things” executive producer Shawn Levy for a new haunted house series called, “Epiphany.” The series is described as “being in the vein of the works of Stanley Kubrick and Agatha Christie.” According to THR, “the drama is a psychological thriller about a group of gifted strangers recruited to a Gilded Age mansion to solve a complex code that lies within the structure’s walls.”

AARON’S LOSER: “Designated Survivor” JACK’S LOSERS: “Loudermilk,” “Hit the Road,” “The Jellies” and “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror” AARON’S FENCERS: “The Walking Dead” JACK’S FENCERS: “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “Channel Zero: No End House,” “Superstition” and “LORE” AARON’S WINNER: “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “American Horror Story: Cult,” “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “Too Funny to Fail”JACK’S WINNERS: “The Mayor,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Too Funny To Fail” and “Voltron: Legendary Defender”

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Welcome to Episode 73. As always, #ClinktheDrink

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