When you’ve got nitrous oxide in your blood you’re bound to miss a few things, which is why this month we decided to revisit every movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, some of which we hadn’t seen previously. Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, it’s pretty clear that it has one of the most interesting trajectories of any Hollywood franchise to date and also one of the strangest chronologies as well. For this epic road trip we invited Row Three’s resident gearhead, Mr. Andrew James, to school us on the intricacies of street racing and the art of pimping your ride. Discussion topics include the star power of Vin Diesel, the diversity of the cast, the financial feasibility of the heists, and the insane amount of retconning involved in the series. Is there more to street racing than just pushing a button at the last minute? Are Brian and Roman trying to suppress their mutual attraction in 2 Fast 2 Furious? Is the addition of Dwayne Johnson a turning point in the series for the better or worse? Live life a quarter mile at a time by downloading this month’s premium podcast below.
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