Second Opinion

Second Opinion is a reviews show about anything and everything under the sun. If we can experience it, we can review it.

Android 9 Pie Review

Episode #47The Fringe #488

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Google surprises everybody by releasing Android 9 in early August! There are quite a few interface changes in this one, so tune in to find out where all the hidden gems are.

Bubble by Maximum Fun Review

Episode #46The Fringe #486

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It's not often that we get a serialized audio comedy sci-fi drama! Join Ian R Buck, Amanda Johnson, and Frank Karamaroudis as they gush about Bubble, the first scripted show from Maximum Fun.

Westworld Season 2 Review

Episode #44The Fringe #480

After a long wait, we finally got a follow-up to HBO's Westworld! Does the second season hold up, does it answer the many questions we were left with, do they have more classic rock songs redone as orchestral pieces?? Ian and Brian have all those answers and more for you!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Episode #43The Fringe #478

Despite its status as an Anthology movie, Solo had a lot to live up to as the backstory for one of Star Wars' most popular characters. Join Ian, Mike, Dan, and Quentin for a spoiler-free overview, followed by a spoiler-filled deep dive.

Run An Empire Preview

Episode #42

Motivating yourself to get out there and go for a run can be tough, and many apps have been created to help with that. Some tell a story, some prompt you to hit a daily goal, and some like the upcoming Run An Empire pit you against other players. After a month of trying out the beta, Ian R Buck is ready to share his impressions.

MacBook Air 2017 Review

Episode #41The Fringe #475

Apple made a very unexpected decision in 2017 to come out with a new version of the MacBook Air, which is very different from the rest of the laptops they are currently selling. Join Ian R Buck and Ryan Rampersad to find out what Apple has done to make this classic device relevant in 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review

Episode #40The Fringe #473

Ryan Rampersad is back at it again with a new phone! He liked the S8+ so much that he upgraded to the S9+, but was it a significant upgrade?

Fire TV Stick Review

Episode #39The Fringe #467

Amazon takes a very different approach from Google's for their streaming stick: it has a remote, it is heavily focused on mainstream video providers, and it's actually a stick! Ryan Rampersad joins Ian R Buck to tell us all about it.

Chromecast 2nd Generation Review

Episode #38The Fringe #462

The Chromecast was our first glimpse into a world of watching TV without a remote. Ian R Buck and Ryan Rampersad both use it heavily, but have different views on a few critical aspects of it.