What happens when two out-of-work B-list actors from Hollywood band together during these lockdown times and start a podcast?
The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong and Joel McHale answers this question which a total of three people have been asking. It’s kind of like the Tiger King aftershow; the world didn’t really need it, it was alright when we did get it, and it didn’t leave us wanting much more (of an aftershow, at least). Coincidentally, that was also hosted by Joel McHale – the poor guy’s just struggling to get meaningful roles right now.
Jumping hoops around societal, political and even medical conversation (mostly spearheaded by Ken, who is also a physician) strangely seems to be what the guys are most interested in doing. It almost seems to burden the two that Community made them famous, and it takes the arrival of a guest half an hour in to force the transition towards the last forty minutes of mandated Community conversation.
If I could describe it succinctly, this mess of a podcast seems to be an excuse for the two to catch up with old Hollywood friends and for Ken to play doctor. However, it might just be littered with enough Community anecdotes and meaningful conversation to push you through it all.
Also Abed does come on occasionally. Any episode he does appear is for sure worth my time.
5/10: Avoiding Joel McHale just got even harder