The Midnight Gospel

  • 02 May - 08 May, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

The Midnight Gospel recently came out: the discussions and animation on this show are complicated. But you don’t need to get in deep with this show, which is essentially an animated podcast. Once you realise that, then all you need is to buckle in and go along. Clancy (Duncan Trussell) lives in a trailer and likes his coffee. After he sits outside and listens to spin tunes for a bit, he goes inside to figure out which universe simulation he wants to play in today. The simulator (also Hendrie) tells him that certain Earths are already dead due to government issues or “operator error,” so he chooses an Earth where he decides to talk to a guy named Glasses Man (Drew Pinsky), and he’s in the form of a giant with a straw hat. He’s rocketed through space to the Earth simulation, landing on the tiny Glasses Man. He just happens to be the President, and got two problems: He’s fighting off zombies and dealing with the protesters. He doesn’t really want to talk about the zombies. But then, as they go to the roof of the White House and Glasses Man picks off zombies with a shotgun, he and Clancy talk about how there is no such thing as a “bad or good drug;” what they do to people depends on the situations in which they use it. If the description seems absolutely nuts, you’re right. The story of each episode is sort of beside the point, though. We know that Clancy collects mementos from his simulation adventures, and carry over from one episode to the next. We do know that Clancy does a podcast across dimensions in the multiverse, but we don’t know if this will tie all the shows up by the last episode of this first season or it’s more of a holding device.