My Brother, My Brother and Me 👨‍👨‍👦 TV Show Review



         

Written by Tia


What sweet nerds. Podcast kings and brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy have, at long last, come out with a 6-episode TV show to accompany their 300-episode podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me. And what a triumph it is.

I only began listening to the brothers' podcast recently, and it was because I discovered "Monster Factory," a comedy gaming series by Justin and Griffin on Polygon.com's YouTube channel. I was so charmed by their intelligent, goofy sense of humor that I explored more and more of their content until I ultimately stumbled upon the cheerful treasure that is the MBMBaM podcast. How convenient for me, a new fan, that I arrived just as their TV show was released on NBC's Seeso.



The show takes place in the brothers' hometown of Huntington, West Virginia, and echoes the format of their podcast—they take questions (often user submitted and, on the show, exclusively user submitted) and answer them with quirk. The difference between the podcast and show, besides the fact that you can see these soft boys in action, is that the answers on the show are given through both straight talk-show-esque chatter and in docu-skits. The brothers run about town in search of truth (and laughs), riffing their way through hilarious and disastrous phone calls, bothering the mayor, and getting unlucky students kidnapped by a soulless clown box.

Some of the episodes play with theme, the brothers indulging in horror, conspiracy, and holiday movie tropes, but then turning them into something brilliantly silly. Some include their real life families, and others include fans. But all of them maintain that sweet, boyish playfulness that gives their podcast a unique flavor. The brothers are fun, easy to listen to and laugh with, and delightfully genuine in their comedy. And that translates perfectly in the show.



If you are already a fan of the podcast, there is no doubt in my mind that you'll love the show. If you haven't seen or heard anything by these wonderful brothers, give any of their content a listen or look, and see what you think. Maybe you'll like it. I certainly did.

To watch My Brother, My Brother and Me, the show, check out Seeso on Amazon. There is a 7-day free trial, or you can pay $3.99/month to subscribe. You can also watch a full episode of the show on Seeso's YouTube channel.

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