A miniseries covering the films of M. Night Shyamalan.

Summary[edit | edit source]

#TheTwoFriends sought to answer the questions: Is this guy a great filmmaker? A terrible filmmaker? Do you have to have made mostly good films to be a good filmmaker? Does money corrupt?

This was the first miniseries of the new "Blank Check with Griffin and David" era of the show, coming on the heels of their 2015 "year of Star Wars" which covered the Phantom Menace trilogy in exhaustive detail. Pod Night Shyamacast was the name chosen by Twitter fans of the show, beating out P. Cast Shyamalan for the official title of this miniseries.

In a later Mailbag episode of the show, Griffin said that no miniseries yet had caused his opinion of a filmmaker to do a 180... but the closest was Pod Night Shyamacast. As he put it, he went into this miniseries having discounted Shyamalan's directorial abilities in the wake of several consecutive disappointing films. But the film-by-film examination of the podcast helped remind him that M. Night was the real deal in terms of his talent. And of course, the later episodes on Split and Glass -- sequels to Griffin's favorite Shyamalan movie, even if he wasn't immediately enamored of Split -- were part of that turnaround as well. By contrast David loved Split and was all in on the weirdness of Glass.

This miniseries was preceded by the initial installments of The Star Wars Sequels miniseries. It was followed by The Podchowski Casters miniseries.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
40 Praying With Anger/Wide Awake πŸ”Š No 1:30 1/25/2016
41 The Sixth Sense πŸ”Š Katey Rich The Guarantor 1:45 2/1/2016
42 Unbreakable πŸ”Š Matt Patches Yes 1:42 2/8/2016
43 Signs πŸ”Š Murf Meyer
Diana Kolsky
Yes 1:44 2/14/2016
45 The Village πŸ”Š David Ehrlich Yes 1:42 2/28/2016
46 Lady in the Water πŸ”Š Richard Lawson Yes 1:49 3/6/2016
47 The Happening πŸ”Š No 1:44 3/14/2016
48 The Last Airbender πŸ”Š Seaton Smith No(?) 1:40 3/18/2016
49 After Earth πŸ”Š James III Yes(?) 1:38 3/25/2016
50 The Visit πŸ”Š Louis Peitzman No 1:54 4/1/2016
51 The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan πŸ”Š N/A 1:15 4/12/2016
92 Split πŸ”Š No 2:20 1/21/2017
200 Glass πŸ”Š Yes 2:19 1/20/2019

Ranking Their Filmography[edit | edit source]

Rank Griffin David Blankies
1 Unbreakable The Village The Sixth Sense
2 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Unbreakable
3 Glass Unbreakable The Village
4 The Visit Glass Glass
5 The Village Split Signs
6 Lady in the Water The Visit Split
7 Signs Signs The Visit
8 Split Praying With Anger The Lady in the Water
9 Wide Awake The Happening  The Happening
10 The Happening Wide Awake  Praying With Anger
11 After Earth The Lady in the Water Wide Awake
12 Praying With Anger  After Earth After Earth
13 The Last Airbender  The Last Airbender The Last Airbender
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