The Co-Pilots Podcast
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Two long-time friends get together to watch pilots from shows across the ages. This is a humour podcast of first impressions. The hosts of this show use strong language and possibly record naked as such listener desecration is advised.
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65 - The Parable of The Co-Pilots
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Preacher is the second comic-adapted program put out by cable channel AMC (the first, of course, being the wildly successful The Walking Dead). Preacher began airing in May of 2016, and was renewed for a second season after just five episodes. As they'd done for several of their other popular shows, AMC hosted two live aftershows with series creators and cast members under the title Talking Preacher. The show has received glowing praise from critics, both as an excellent comic adaptation and as a great show in its own right. Preacher is set to return for season two sometime in 2017. The pilot opens on a church service in a rural African hamlet, where some invisible entity previously tumbling through space lands, merges with the pastor, and causes the latter to explode. The tone of the show continues more or less from this point. Meanwhile, in a small town in Texas, the preacher Jesse Custer (as played by Dominic Cooper) wakes up from the previous night's stupor and prepares to give the Sunday service. That night, aboard a plane flying overhead, an epic fight breaks out. Though he had been concealing his identity, the 100-year-old Irish vampire Cassidy (as played by Joseph Gilgun) has been found out by what appear to be religious bounty hunters. After dispatching his would-be attackers, the plane - already heading towards the sunlight - catches fire. Deciding to take his chances with the pre-dawn landscape below, Cassidy leaps from the plane and hides himself in a stretch of ranchland. Some time later, Jesse is called upon by an old accomplice of his, Tulip O'Hare (as played by Ruth Negga), who tries to solicit his help for one more job. Jesse repeatedly says that he doesn't do that sort of thing anymore, but neither of them elaborate. After a brawl at a local bar sees both Jesse and Cassidy jailed for the night, the preacher decides that his new life isn't really working out like he'd hoped, and that it would be best for all involved if he quit. He goes back to the church after being bailed out and dropped off by his assistant, Emily (as played by