Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Naomi‘s “Who Am I”
Tread Perilously begins another month of Patreon requests, jokingly called “Total Request Live,” with the final episode of Naomi — “Who Am I?”
When a psychic vision of Naomi’s birth parents advise her to trust no one, her adoptive parents decide it’s time to leave Port Oswego. Unfortunately, their plan is derailed by Brutus’ two beefy goons, who also abduct all the other adults in Naomi’s life. Forced to reveal her powers to the few friends who still didn’t know the truth, the group plan to rescue the grownups and shut down Brutus’ portal from Earth-29. But will Naomi use the opportunity to visit her homeworld and confront Brutus?
Erik and Justin immediately get distracted and talk about anime. Kroger brand foods turn out to be the best of the store brands. Justin is convinced the episode writers used an autocomplete function to get through the script. He also recognizes Barry Watson among the cast. Erik suggests Nexstar’s infamous assumption about the median age of a CW viewer may be true. The orientations of some of the show’s love interests come into question. Stephanie March ends up adrift on screen. Justin names a member of the cast “handsome Robert Z’Dar.” Certain Neil Marshall movies are recommended, and Erik invokes the spirit of Michael Dudikoff.