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The Televerse #327- Twin Peaks Season 3 with Emily L. Stephens

December 9th, 2017|1 Comment

We’re heading into the end of the calendar year, and with The 2017 List-ening looming, it’s the perfect time to revisit one of the year’s most fascinating and puzzling entries, the return of Twin Peaks. Joining Kate to break down the alternately confusing and compelling season is friend of the show Emily L. Stephens of The A.V. Club. Before we dive into the strange world of Frost and Lynch, however, there’s a very full week of TV to discuss. First Noel and Kate look at the comedies, including the holiday returns of Psych and Superstore, the finale of Broad City, and the epic 99th episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After a brief dip into reality to discuss the premiere of Top Chef, it’s time for the week’s genre episodes. Noel only lasted about 10 minutes into the Happy! premiere, and we chat about why. Then there’s the premiere of Agents of SHIELD, a dramatic return on Outlander, and the fall finales of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow. Which series are getting their silliness quotient right and which could stand to be a bit less precious? Which returns have us the most jazzed, and which show doesn’t seem to realize it’s retreading ground powerfully trod earlier this year in cinemas? Take a listen, then reach out with your thoughts on the week’s TV.

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The Televerse #326- Spotlight on Crisis on Earth-X with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Despite the holiday last week and the looming holiday season ahead, it’s this week that gives us our lightest TV load in quite a while. We kick things off with our week in TV, including the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Drunk History’s Christmas Special, a check-in on The Rundown with Robin Thede, and fun episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, Outlander, and Marvel’s Runaways. Afterwards, we head over to the spotlight section and welcome back friend of the show Dr. Elizabeth Bridges, co-author and editor of Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture, to break down the four-part CW crossover extravaganza, Crisis on Earth-X.

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The Televerse #325- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #5: Danny the Manny, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, TWOCAR!

November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

With (American) Thanksgiving on the early side this year, TV opted to celebrate with viewers instead of taking the week off. First up this episode, Noel and Kate dive in with the comedies, including Thanksgiving-themed episodes of Bob’s Burgers and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and shake-up-filled episodes of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of She’s Gotta Have It, Godless, The Punisher, and Marvel’s Runaways, a Billy Joel-tastic Arrow, and the long awaited (or dreaded) return of Mon-El to Supergirl. Afterward, it’s time for one more check-in on our 2017 TV resolutions to watch more streaming series (Kate) and anime (Noel). How are our latest explorations of these mediums panning out? Listen in, then reach out with your thoughts on the week’s TV and our latest resolution viewing, Danny the Manny and The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, and Recovery of an MMO Junkie and TWOCAR!.

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The Televerse #324- Spotlight on Lady Dynamite Season 2

November 18th, 2017|2 Comments

It’s a week of highs and lows this episode, with interesting finales and memorably powerful episodes alongside truly ridiculous ones. First up, Noel and Kate talk through the week’s comedy: a revealing Jane the Virgin, the first of hopefully many wedding-themed Brooklyn Nine-Nines, a classic issue-oriented black-ish, and the intense culmination of Rebecca’s journey so far on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we look at the week’s genre and drama offerings: the finales of Star Trek: Discovery and Queen Sugar, another intense The Exorcist and emotional Supergirl, and some of the season’s least thrilling installments of Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf to dive in with the second season of Lady Dynamite. How does Maria fare in her latest round of adventures? Are season two’s time jumps as engaging and effective as season one’s? And what will happen when Maria is presented the Most Sacred Lady Blazer? All of this and more as Noel and Kate break down the colorful, at times confusing, and always compelling Lady Dynamite.

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The Televerse #323- Spotlight on Alias Grace

November 11th, 2017|1 Comment

With several weighty episodes to break down, we keep the show list manageable this week. First up are the comedies, with looks at a sobriety-focused Mom, Fresh Off the Boat’s charming, Melissa Etheridge-fueled coming out episode, another Adam-heavy Jane the Virgin, and a Swimfan-inspired Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Next up are the drama and genre entries, including the premiere of USA’s Damnation, the penultimate Queen Sugar, the post-baseball return of The Exorcist, and the dreaded Sanvers breakup episode of Supergirl. Afterward, we head over to Netflix and dive in with the latest Margaret Atwood adaptation, the miniseries Alias Grace. What’s the right amount of ‘90s for a ‘90s-set sitcom? Is there anything Jane can do to get us off the dock and aboard the Goode Shippe Jadam? When will Rose wise up and call in the priests, and is there any way for Supergirl to avoid SuperCorp as endgame without betraying the only-just-barely-sub-text? Tune in for Noel and Kate’s takes on the week’s TV, then chime in below with your own.

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The Televerse #322- Spotlight on Stranger Things Season 2

November 4th, 2017|2 Comments

Halloween may be over, but we extend the spooky season a little longer to talk Stranger Things season two this week on the podcast. What were the tricks and treats of the new season? Are we #TeamJonathan or #TeamSteve? Which kids got a raw deal this time around, and who got long-overdue development? And does anyone care about the adults? Before we dive back into the Upside Down, however, we have a full week of TV to discuss. First up are the comedy and reality episodes, including the premiere of Mom, a personal Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, strong installments of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and black-ish, and the midseason finale of The Good Place. Then we follow that up with the drama and genre entries, including another powerful Queen Sugar, potent (and perhaps problematic) developments from Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow, and Star Trek: Discovery’s big time loop episode. Where’s the line between writers trusting their casts and actors saving underwritten dialogue? Does it really matter, if the scenes still play? Is comedy required and inherent to time loop episodes? And when don’t you need a pantsuit? All of this and more as Noel and Kate break down the latest in TV.

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The Televerse #321- Spotlight on Outlander’s “A. Malcolm”

October 28th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s reunion time this week on the podcast, as Noel checks back in with Outlander for the first time in years just as Claire and Jamie reunite in the much-anticipated “A. Malcolm.” Has time made the heart grow fonder? Does the episode work as well for Noel as regular viewer Kate? How does this episode speak to the traditions of melodrama and romance, and just how prevalent are these genres on TV right now? Before we dive in with Outlander, though, we talk through another fun week in TV. As ever, we kick things off with the comedies, including a particularly strong Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a somewhat mixed Jane the Virgin, Halloween-themed episodes of Fresh Off the Boat and Broad City, and another excellent The Good Place. Then we move over to the rest of the week’s TV, including a check-in with Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, a brief look at Queen Sugar and follow-up on Mindhunter season one, a loose discussion of The CW’s superhero shows (Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow), and a more in-depth chat about the strong pre-World Series hiatus cliffhanger episode of The Exorcist.  Which musical-inspired Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song was our favorite this week? Which Huang best embodied their Seinfeld counterpart? How are The Flash and Arrow handling their overly large casts, and was that a flirt session between (former) Father Marcus and (Fish and Wildlife) Agent Morrow? (Spoiler alert: Yes, and more please!) Tune in for our thoughts on all of this and more on the latest episode of The Televerse.

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The Televerse #320- Halt and Catch Fire with Dennis Perkins

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

After four terrific seasons, this week we bid farewell to little-show-that-could (thank you, Peak TV!) Halt and Catch Fire. Friend of the show and The A.V. Club contributor Dennis Perkins returns to the DVD Shelf to help us break down the finale and celebrate the ups and downs of a show that started as Mad Men meets the 1980s computer tech race and grew into much, much more. Which shots stick in our minds? Which costumes? And how do we feel about the show’s full-circle ending? Before we dive in with Halt and Catch Fire, though, Noel and Kate have a full week in TV to discuss. We start with the comedies, including the triumphant returns of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, season one of American Vandal, the finale of Survivor’s Remorse, and strong installments of Broad City and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including season one of Mindhunter, the finale of Room 104, another spooky Exorcist, and The CW’s superhero series, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Who’s out of line, WhiJo or Darryl? Can Adam contend in the pantheon of Jane’s beaus? Is John Cho still our only reason for watching The Exorcist, and what’s up with that beeping in Arrow’s score? And of course, #WhoDrewTheD-cks? Tune in for this and more, then leave your thoughts on Halt and Catch Fire and the rest of the week’s TV below.

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The Televerse #319- Spotlight on The CW’s Superhero Premieres

October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Another week, another set of premieres. This week, Noel and Kate dive deep with The CW’s superhero premieres, spotlighting the returns of Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. Which are off to a good start, which have us hiding behind our hands and dreading the next few episodes, and which should we really, truly break up with (even if we know we won’t)? Before that, however, we talk through another full week in TV. We kick things off, as ever, with the comedies, including the much-anticipated premiere of The Rundown with Robin Thede, strong installments of Better Things, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and black-ish, and a creative and animated, if somewhat disappointing Broad City. Then we move over to the genre and drama entries, including DuckTales, Outlander, Star Trek: Discovery, Queen Sugar, and another moving Halt and Catch Fire. What’s appropriate cookie etiquette? What makes Trek Trek? Which shows have us cracking up, getting misty, and waiting with bated breath? And who buys a media empire for their best bud? (C’mon now.) Tune in to hear our thoughts on all this and more, then leave your thoughts below in the comments!

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The Televerse #318- Spotlight on Rick and Morty Season 3 with Zack Handlen

October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall premieres and returns continue this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First, we dive in with the comedies, including the premieres of Bob’s Burgers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ghosted, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, and The Mayor, as well as another delightful DuckTales and a table-setting The Good Place. Next, we look at the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of Marvel’s Inhumans, The Exorcist, The Gifted, and Queen Sugar, Outlander, and another moving Halt and Catch Fire. Afterward, writer and The A.V. Club contributor Zack Handlen returns to the podcast to help Kate break down Rick and Morty season three. We look at the show’s structure and morality, how it fits into the show’s overall progression, and what the season three finale means for season four. Leave your thoughts about Rick and Morty, network premiere season, and the rest of the week’s TV below!

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The Televerse #317- Spotlight on the Star Trek: Discovery premiere

September 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The first week of network premieres is upon us, prompting another lengthy episode of the podcast. We kick things off with the comedies, including the premieres of Speechless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, and Will & Grace, the finales of Difficult People and People of Earth, and more delightful episodes of The  Good Place and DuckTales. Next up are the reality and drama offerings, including the premiere of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, a beautiful Halt & Catch Fire, and the conclusion of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War. Finally, we wrap up the episode with our spotlight segment, diving deep with the two-episode premiere of Star Trek: Discovery.

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The Televerse #316- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #4

September 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

With the full sweep of fall network premieres headed our way next week, Noel and Kate take advantage of a lighter show list to check in once again with our 2017 TV resolutions. First, however, we look at the week’s TV, starting with the comedies, including the returns of The Good Place, Nathan For You, and Adventure Time, as well as Better Things and Broad City. Next up are the reality and drama offerings, including the 2017 Emmy awards, PBS’s The Vietnam War, the finale of The Sinner, and another moving Halt and Catch Fire. Afterward, it’s resolution time, with Noel continuing his exploration of current anime series, including new additions Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju and All Out!, and Kate diving in with her most potentially wheelhouse YouTube series yet, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party.

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The Televerse #315- Spotlight on One Mississippi Season 2

September 16th, 2017|1 Comment

Fall premiere season is already upon us, giving us plenty of TV to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including the premieres of Broad City and Better Things, fun installments of You’re the Worst and Rick and Morty, and the finales of Insecure and Younger. Then we move on to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of The Orville, Outlander, Top of the Lake: China Girl, and The Deuce, as well as Room 104 and Halt and Catch Fire. Afterwards, we dive deep with the funny and moving second season of Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

The Televerse #314- Make-You-Watch-athon 6: Sailor Moon and Catastrophe

September 9th, 2017|1 Comment

Noel and Kate celebrate the 6th anniversary of the podcast by ranking the MCU, talking through a premiere- and finale-filled week in TV, and diving in with Make-You-Watch-athon picks Sailor Moon and Catastrophe.

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The Televerse #313- 2017 Fall Network TV Preview

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Noel’s on location this week, so we keep the podcast on the short side (for us). First we talk through our week in TV, including the midseason finale of Game of Thrones, another look at The Tick season 1.0, a catch-up with Room 104, the penultimate episode of The Bold Type, and a kid-centric Halt and Catch Fire, among others. Then we take a look at the upcoming new fall network TV series, previewing what’s in store for premiere season at the end of September and beginning of November.

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The Televerse #312- Wynonna Earp Season 2 with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges

August 26th, 2017|1 Comment

After a solid month with reasonable runtimes, this week’s episode heads back towards the 3 hour mark, as Noel and Kate dive deep on several topics and shows. We kick off the podcast with some talk about TV news, including our thoughts on the James Cameron and Joss Whedon controversies from the past week. Then we move into our week in TV, starting with the comedies. After looking at The Tick season one, the finale of Wrecked, the premiere of Survivor’s Remorse, and more, we move over to the drama and genre offerings, including a lengthy look at the premiere of Halt and Catch Fire and spoiler-filled break down of The Defenders season one, among others. Then, friend of the show Dr. Elizabeth Bridges returns to the podcast to discuss the emotional season finale of Wynonna Earp, along with our takes on the rest of the season.

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The Televerse #311- Orphan Black with Emma Fraser

August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

It has been a week here in the US, but fortunately several TV shows (none more so than the new DuckTales) helped us get through it. We kick off the episode this week with the comedies, including looks at the aforementioned DuckTales series premiere, Atypical’s premiere, People of Earth, and Younger. Then we move over to the more serious fare, including the powerful VICE-produced documentary “Charlottesville: Race and Terror,” the middling first season of The Defenders, more charming installments of Wynonna Earp and The Bold Type, and the dramatic season finale of Claws. Afterward, Noel signs off and friend of the show Emma Fraser of TV Ate My Wardrobe, The Observer, and more returns to help Kate break down the series finale, final season, and entire run of the warm and wonderfully human Orphan Black.

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The Televerse #310- Spotlight on The Carmichael Show

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The waves of premieres continue, giving us lots to discuss once again on the podcast. First up are the comedies and reality episodes, including the premieres of Swedish Dicks, Comrade Detective, and Difficult People and the finale of The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including a quick check in on Orphan Black, before its finale, and lengthier looks at Game of Thrones, Wynonna Earp, Claws, The Bold Type, and more. Then Noel and Kate dive in with the series finale of The Carmichael Show and celebrate its thoughtful, creative, and entertaining three season run.

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The Televerse #309- Summer Catch-up with Detectorists Series 1 and Killjoys Season 1

August 5th, 2017|1 Comment

Anticipating a slower TV week (which then did not materialize), Noel and Kate try something new this week on the podcast: our first summer catch-up, where we sample series our listeners have been buzzing about. For our inaugural summer catch-up, we dive in with the first seasons of BBC Four’s Detectorists and SyFy’s Killjoys. First up, though, is that supposedly slow week in TV. We kick things off with looks at a handful of the comedies and reality series we tuned in for, including the premieres of The Lowe Files and The Guest Book, the return of Rick and Morty, and a squee-inducing Younger. Afterward, we head over to the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of Sinner and Room 104, Game of Thrones, Wynonna Earp, The Bold Type, and the emotional midseason finale of Queen Sugar. What surprised and delighted us this week, and where did we fall on listener favorites Detectorists and Killjoys? Tune in to find out, then leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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The Televerse #308- SDCC 2017 TV Wrapup with Maggie Kulzick

July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

After a whirlwind week, Kate is back from San Diego Comic-Con International, with only the mildest of sunburns (a dramatic improvement over last year). Noel and Kate kick off the podcast this week with a quick discussion of the Jeremy Jordan/Supergirl and SuperCorp dustup from ComicCon, then head into our week in TV. First up are the comedies, including the returns of Insecure and People of Earth, along with entertaining episodes of I’m Sorry and Younger. Then it’s over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of Midnight, Texas and Somewhere Between, an intense Adventure Time, a mixed Wynonna Earp, and much more (including a potentially controversial take from Kate on The Bold Type’s newest romance). Then to finish out the podcast, as well as our coverage of SDCC 2017, friend of the show Maggie Kulzick returns to share the high- and low-lights of this year’s Con, from panels and cosplay to signings and food.

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The Televerse #307- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #3: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Fastest Finger First, Clean Freak, Classroom of the Elite

July 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

Kate’s off at San Diego Comic-Con, so Noel is carrying the podcast this week, as Noel leads Kate through the week’s comedies, including the premieres of Friends from College and Loaded, as well as genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of Game of Thrones and Remember Me. After talking through a few more episodes, it’s time for our third check-in on our 2017 TV resolutions. Kate discusses The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog-inspired adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, while Noel gives his thoughts on the latest anime offerings, including Fastest Finger First, Clean Freak, and Classroom of the Elite.

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The Televerse #306- SDCC 2017 TV Preview

July 15th, 2017|1 Comment

With both an uptick in premieres and the return of our yearly SDCC TV preview, it’s another long episode this week. First up, Noel and Kate talk through the week’s comedy and reality offerings, including Tour de Pharmacy, the premieres of I’m Sorry and Hooten & The Lady, surprising (for better and worse) episodes of Wrecked and The Carmichael Show, and another underwhelming The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the genre and drama series, including the premieres of Will, The Bold Type, and Salvation, twist-happy episodes of Wynonna Earp and Claws, and another compelling Queen Sugar. Afterward, Maggie Kulzick returns to the podcast to help Noel and Kate preview the TV-centric panels coming next week at San Diego Comic-Con International, from retrospectives and fan reunions to brand new series debuts and cosplay contests. There’s a frankly ridiculous amount of TV geekery afoot in San Diego this year. What panels will you seek out?

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The Televerse #305- Spotlight on Chewing Gum Seasons 1 and 2

July 8th, 2017|1 Comment

Thanks to the holiday weekend, a lot of TV took the week off, giving Noel and Kate time for season catch-ups! We kick things off with our week in comedy, including the first seasons of Danger and Eggs and GLOW, the third season of Playing House, another fun Younger, a dramatic The Carmichael Show, and a somewhat disappointing The Great British Baking Show. Next up is our week in genre and drama, including the perplexing Castlevania season one, the finale of Doctor Who, and new episodes of Wynonna Earp, Claws, and Queen Sugar. Afterwards, Noel and Kate catch up with a series they’ve been behind on for a while, seasons one and two of Channel 4 and Netflix’s Chewing Gum.

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The Televerse #304- American Gods Season 1 with Allison Shoemaker

July 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Things get a bit contentious this week on the podcast, with several episodes prompting strong reactions from Noel and Kate. First up are the comedies, including the premieres of Playing House and Younger, the finale of Veep, and fun episodes of Wrecked and The Carmichael Show. Then we move over to reality, with looks at the return of Terrace House and relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars, an underwhelming The Great British Baking Show, and the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Last up in our week in TV are the genre and drama offerings, including the premiere of GLOW (which Kate perhaps mis-categorized), the finale of iZombie, and new installments of Queen Sugar and Wynonna Earp. Afterward, Allison Shoemaker of Podlander Drunkcast, Debating Doctor Who, Consequence of Sound, and The A.V. Club, among others, returns to the podcast to champion American Gods season one and bring us around on a much-anticipated season that left us as cold as Laura Moon.

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The Televerse #303- The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 with Angelica Jade Bastién

June 24th, 2017|1 Comment

After two weeks with lighter coverage, The Televerse is back with another lengthy dive into the current TV landscape. First up, Noel and Kate tackle the week’s comedy and reality programming, from The Ranch Part 3, to the premieres of Wrecked, The  Great British Bake Off, Hollywood Game Night, and The Gong Show, to the latest thought-provoking installment of Independent Lens. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of The Mist and Queen Sugar, the finales of American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale, and new entries from Wynonna Earp, iZombie, Claws, and Twin Peaks. Afterwards, friend of the show and contributor to Vulture and The New York Times Angelica Jade Bastién returns to break down The Handmaid’s Tale with Kate, looking at the decision to adapt the famous novel over multiple seasons, how the series approaches race, and other questions prompted by the first season.

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The Televerse #302- Spotlight on Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

June 17th, 2017|1 Comment

Kate is slacking once again, so for the second week in a row, The Televerse presents a reasonably-sized episode of TV talk. A few more weeks of this, and Noel will never go back to our marathon sessions! We kick things off this week with our weeks in comedy and reality, including the finales of Angie Tribeca and Bob’s Burgers, a guest star-filled Veep, an intergalactic Last Week Tonight with John  Oliver, a beauty-centered The Carmichael Show, and this season’s antepenultimate RuPaul’s Drag Race. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, with Noel taking point and giving his thoughts on the premiere of TNT’s Claws, season five of Orange is the New Black, and new episodes of American Gods and iZombie, before Kate joins back in to discuss the season two premiere of Wynonna Earp. Then to round out the podcast, we change things up a bit by spotlighting National Geographic’s gripping and informative documentary, Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.

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The Televerse #301- Spotlight on Anne with an E

June 10th, 2017|1 Comment

It’s that rarest of things here at the Televerse, a light week! Noel and Kate kick things off by talking through the week’s TV, including the premieres of Daytime Divas and I’m Dying Up Here, the finale of The Leftovers, a return to form from The Handmaid’s Tale, another middling American Gods, a ghostly iZombie, an emotional The Carmichael Show, and entertaining penultimate episodes of Angie Tribeca and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Afterwards, it’s time for another Season Spotlight, with Avonlea fan Kate and Avonlea neophyte Noel breaking down the new adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Great Gables, the CBC and Netflix’s Anne with an E.

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The Televerse #300- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #2: Attack on Titan, Sakura Quest, Her Story

June 3rd, 2017|1 Comment

Another late spring week, another set of finales and premieres. This episode, before checking in on our 2017 TV Resolutions, Noel and Kate take a look at the week’s comedy and reality, including the return of The Carmichael Show, another strong Angie Tribeca, the finale of The Amazing Race, and quite possibly the best makeover episode in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. Then we head over to the genre offerings, including a catch-up on Doctor Who, another mixed American Gods, an iZombie episode with at least a +4 in Charm Person, and the latest beautifully emotional Steven Universe mini-bomb. Last up are the dramas, including The Americans’ finale, the premiere of Still Star-Crossed, Canadian import Mary Kills People, and a much-anticipated The Handmaid’s Tale. Afterward, it’s time to update our progress with our 2017 TV Resolutions to watch more anime (Noel) and YouTube series (Kate), with looks at Attack on Titan, Sakura Quest, and Her Story. Take a listen, and let us know which anime and YouTube series we should be seeking out for our next check-in!

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The Televerse #299- Supergirl Season 2 with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges

May 27th, 2017|1 Comment

Finale season pushes ahead, full steam, prompting another of our trademark marathon episodes. We kick things off with the week in comedy, reality, and drama, looking at the finales of Archer: Dreamland, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jane the Virgin, and Elementary as well as a Drag Race shocker and a less-than-stellar The Handmaid’s Tale. After a quick break, it’s time for the genre offerings, including the much-hyped Laura-centric American Gods, the long-awaited return of Twin Peaks, and the finales of Samurai Jack, The Flash, and Arrow. Then to round out the discussion, friend of the podcast Dr. Elizabeth Bridges returns to help us dive deep on Supergirl’s finale and season two overall, from the highs (Sanvers, Lena, Cat) to the lows (Mon-El, James, basically all the guys), and everything in-between.

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The Televerse #298- Spotlight on Sense8 Season 2

May 20th, 2017|1 Comment

Spring finale season is here (immediately following up winter finale season), and that, along with the continuing debuts of midseason and summer TV series, gives us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First up, we look at the week in comedy, including the premiere of Downward Dog and the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Then it’s finale time, with two of ABC’s strongest comedies signing off for the year, Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat. We pause briefly with reality to chat RuPaul’s Drag Race, and then we dive in with genre and drama, including another relationship-fueled Samurai Jack, a much-buzzed-about American Gods, the penultimate episodes of Supergirl, The Flash, and Elementary, and another topical The Handmaid’s Tale. Lastly, after wrapping up our week in TV, Noel and Kate head over to the spotlight section and take a long, luxurious look at Sense8’s beautiful, emotional, and surprisingly suspenseful second season.

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The Televerse #297- Spotlight on Underground Season 2

May 13th, 2017|1 Comment

Another week, another podcast full of TV returns and finales. This episode, Noel and Kate dive in with Underground and look at what did, and didn’t, work about the underappreciated drama’s finale, “Soldier,” and second season as a whole. Before that, though, there’s plenty of comedy and genre TV to discuss. First up are the comedies, with looks at the finales of Superstore and black-ish as well as entertaining installments of Speechless, Angie Tribeca, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Then over in genre, Sense8 returns for season two, Samurai Jack makes a questionable move, Steven Universe is back for a week-long prelude to its May 29th Steven Bomb, iZombie reveals its hand, and Noel and Kate differ on whether American Gods is moving in the right direction, or moving at all. Take a listen, and reach out with your thoughts on Underground and the rest of this busy time for TV.

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The Televerse #296- Spotlight on the American Gods premiere

May 6th, 2017|1 Comment

One of 2017’s most anticipated new series is finally here. This week on the podcast, Noel and Kate take a long look at Starz’s American Gods and break down why the premiere left them a little cold. Before that, however, there’s a full week of TV to discuss, including a handful of notable and long-awaited episodes: the backdoor pilot for a potential Zoey-centric black-ish spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s latest Snatch Game, the dreaded Major-takes-the-cure episode of iZombie, Supergirl’s love letter to Alex and Maggie’s relationship, the reveal of Savitar’s identity on The Flash, and the finale of American Crime. Tune in for our reactions to these installments and more, then leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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The Televerse #295- Spotlight on The Handmaid’s Tale

April 29th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s another week of premieres and finales, with the glut of April programming bringing even more terrific TV to discuss. We kick things off with comedy and reality, including the premieres of Great News and Silicon Valley, the finale of The Detour, the return of Jane the Virgin, and more. Then we move over to drama and genre, with the finale of Feud: Bette and Joan, the much-anticipated Adventure Time: Elements, and the returns of Supergirl and The Flash, among others. Lastly, we dive deep with the gripping and powerfully relevant premiere episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, which despite tremendous early buzz, manages to somehow exceed expectations.

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The Televerse #294- Girls with Caroline Siede

April 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

The April onslaught continues, with another handful of premieres and finales giving Noel and Kate lots of TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including season one of Girlboss, the premiere of Veep, the finale of Girls, and much more. Next up are the genre offerings, including the premieres of Doctor Who and Class, and some reality talk, with a catchup on The Amazing Race and another lackluster RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of The Leftovers and Fargo, the finale of The Good Fight, and more. Afterward, The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede returns to the DVD Shelf to help Kate reminisce on Girls, its legacy, and how it shaped, and was shaped by, the way we discuss television.

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The Televerse #293- Season Spotlight on 13 Reasons Why

April 15th, 2017|1 Comment

April TV is ramping up, and Noel and Kate have (most of) it covered. After a Mon-El-themed opening discussion, we start off Our Week in TV with the comedy and genre offerings, including a preview of the upcoming Veep season premiere and looks at the Angie Tribeca premiere, the triumphant return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and lighter episodes of Samurai Jack and iZombie. Next we talk drama and reality, including a preview of Hulu’s upcoming The Handmaid’s Tale, the mega-sized American Experience: The Great War, a princess-themed RuPaul’s Drag Race, memory-fueled The Good Fight, transitional American Crime, and a thrilling Harriet Tubman spotlight episode of Underground, “Minty.” Afterward, the season spotlight is back, as we dive in with Netflix’s hopefully one-season wonder, 13 Reasons Why.

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The Televerse #292- Murder, She Wrote with Charlotte Howell

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The DVD Shelf makes its triumphant return this week on The Televerse, with Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Television Studies Charlotte Howell of Boston University joining Kate and Noel to dive deep with the delicious comfort food that is Murder, She Wrote. Before that, though, we have a full week in TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including the premiere of IFC’s Brockmire, the season premiere of Archer: Dreamland, and entertaining new installments of Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless. After sharing our thoughts on a cheer-tastic RuPaul’s Drag Race, we move on to the week’s genre offerings, including the premieres of Dimension 404, Rick and Morty, and iZombie, and the finale of Legends of Tomorrow. Then we round out the week with the drama offerings, including the return of Prison Break, the much-anticipated Oscars episode of Feud: Bette and Joan, another Cato-centered Underground, an intense American Crime, and a divisive The Good Fight.

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The Televerse #291- 30 Day TV Challenge

April 1st, 2017|2 Comments

It’s another marathon episode of The Televerse, with recent TV talk galore, as well as some more TV quiz fun. First up, Noel and Kate break down a full week in TV, starting with the comedies, including the finale of Review, more Grace and Frankie season three, the premiere of Imaginary Mary, an Elijah-centric Girls, and the tortuous (to at least one of the hosts) Murder She Baked. Next up are the genre offerings, including a final look at Iron Fist season one, another strong Samurai Jack, a roundup of The CW’s superhero series, and the suspicion-confirming Legion finale. Then we talk a little reality, with the premieres of RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Amazing Race and the conclusion of Planet Earth II, and we round out the week with a handful of dramas, including Netflix’s new 13 Reasons Why, the premiere of Rebel, a much-anticipated Cato-centric Underground, and another The Good Fight. Afterwards, we knuckle down, timers in hand, to tackle the 30 Day TV Challenge in 30 minutes, with varying levels of success.

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The Televerse #290- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #1: ACCA, Seiren, Interviews with Monster Girls, The Katering Show

March 25th, 2017|1 Comment

March is coming to a close, which means we’re well overdue a check-in on our 2017 TV resolutions. This week, Noel and Kate report on how we’ve been doing with their goals to watch more anime and explore YouTube web series. First, however, we spend some quality time with our week in TV, starting with the genre offerings. Noel looks at the premiere of Into the Badlands, Noel and Kate gush over another beautiful Samurai Jack, we dive deep with the Supergirl/The Flash musical cross-over, and we agree to disagree on Legion. Next up are the comedies and dramas, including the return of Grace and Frankie, a crushing Superstore, a romantic Jane the Virgin, powerful episodes of The Americans and Underground, more soapy fun with Greenleaf, and a disappointingly pat The Good Fight.

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The Televerse #289- ClexaCon 2017 Allies in the Media panel with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges and Bridget Liszewski

March 18th, 2017|1 Comment

It’s our final week of ClexaCon talk, here at The Televerse. After a lengthy look at the week in TV, we round out the podcast with audio from ClexaCon 2017’s It Takes a Village: Allies in the Media panel, moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bridges and featuring Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies, along with Noel and Kate. A big thank you once again to ClexaCon for inviting us to speak, and to attendee Kate of TVWriter.com, who recorded the audio from the panel and provided it to us. Before we get to the panel, however, Noel and Kate talk through our very full week of viewing. First up are the comedies, including the premieres of Trial & Error and Review, a rare misfire from black-ish, and solid entries from The Detour, Fresh Off the Boat, and Speechless. Next is reality, with looks at this week’s much-discussed Trump taxes episode of The Rachel Maddow Show and series four of The Great British Bake Off, newly added to Netflix. For genre, the premieres of Samurai Jack and Iron Fist leave us with very different tastes in our mouths, and we’re similarly mixed on Steven Universe, The Flash, and Legion, and last up are the dramas, including the premieres of Greenleaf and American Crime, the Elementary Kitty two-parter, and new installments of Feud: Bette and Joan and The Good Fight.

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The Televerse #288- Reflections on ClexaCon 2017 with Mo Ryan

March 11th, 2017|1 Comment

A year after our post-The 100 3x07 episode, Variety Chief TV Critic Maureen Ryan returns to the podcast to reflect on the past year in television, the lingering effects of the fan response to 3x07, and our experiences at ClexaCon 2017. Before this, however, Noel and Kate talk through some of the highlights in a full week in TV, including the premieres of Underground, Feud: Bette and Joan, and The Americans, the finales of Man Seeking Woman and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and fun and occasionally challenging episodes of Steven Universe, Legion, and The Good Fight. Afterward, we hear from a handful of ClexaCon attendees about their experiences at the convention, their highlights of the Con, and thoughts on how it can improve should it return in the future. A big thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Bridges (read her fuller response to ClexaCon here), Yuko, Kari, and Jessica for sharing your impressions of ClexaCon!

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The Televerse #287- Live! from ClexaCon

March 4th, 2017|0 Comments

At long last, we meet! More than 15 months into recording together once a week, every week, Noel and Kate record together live and in person, at ClexaCon! We round up our week of TV viewing, with plenty of genre, comedy, drama, and even reality talk, before taking advantage of being live and in person to have fun with some TV trivia, both as a team and podcaster-a-podcaster. Who will be victorious in our battle of the TV Theme songs? Post your thoughts on the week’s TV, and your record on our play-along trivia, in the comments below!

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The Televerse #286- Covering President Trump in Late Night

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s another short podcast this week, as a work commitment forces Kate to keep things (comparatively) concise. There’s still plenty of TV to discuss, however, and Noel and Kate kick things off with a quick check-in on the penultimate episode of Top Chef: South Carolina before diving in with the comedies. This week, that includes the season premiere of The Detour, fun episodes of Speechless, black-ish, Superstore, and Jane the Virgin. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including a preview of next week’s event series When We Rise, the much-anticipated premiere of The Good Fight, an intense Steven Universe, Supergirl’s middling Valentine’s Day episode, and another dream and memory-focused Legion. Afterward, Noel and Kate briefly chat about how various late night shows are handling the Trump administration, which shows and hosts are best suited to covering President Trump, and which are currently falling flat.

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The Televerse #285- Spotlight on Carmilla

February 18th, 2017|1 Comment

With Noel under the weather, we keep things on the shorter side this week on the podcast. First we talk through a handful of our high¬―and low―lights of the week’s TV, including the Doubt premiere, a Lena-filled Supergirl, a Very Special Arrow, a potentially promising Legion, a mixed Superstore, and a time-jumped Jane the Virgin. Afterward, inspired by the upcoming ClexaCon, we head to the DVD Shelf and dive in with acclaimed Canadian web series Carmilla.

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The Televerse #284- Spotlight on Jane the Virgin, “Chapter Fifty-Four”

February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Between season finales, premieres, previews, and a surprise shake-up on Jane the Virgin, it’s been a big week in TV. First up this episode, Noel and Kate talk comedy, looking at the premiere of Comedy Central’s Detroiters and some of ABC’s Valentine’s Day comedies before having an unusually contentious discussion of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s season two finale. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, with Noel previewing CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, Kate joining in on Noel’s skepticism over Legion, and both enjoying the role reversals on this week’s Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Afterward, it’s time to spotlight Jane the Virgin, which closed out Part Two with the lovely and emotional “Chapter Fifty-Four.” Spoilers abound, so wait to listen to the spotlight until you’re caught up. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments, and let us know who to look out for at ClexaCon!

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The Televerse #283- Spotlight on Steven Universe and Adventure Time: Islands

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

This week on the podcast, Steven Universe is back with another StevenBomb and Adventure Time takes a second stab at the miniseries format with Islands, so Noel and Kate resurrect the Spotlight, diving in with both animated series in lieu of the DVD Shelf. Before this, however, we talk comedy, including the premieres of Powerless and Santa Clarita Diet, Superstore, Jane the Virgin, the penultimate Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and an energizing Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, followed by a look at the genre and drama entries, including Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and a refreshing change of pace from Elementary.

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The Televerse #282- Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

We’re back closer to our regular format this week, though the loss of TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has prompted us to forego the DVD Shelf in favor of a discussion of some of her work and her legacy. First up, however, Noel and Kate dive in with the fantastic finale of The Good Place and intriguing finale of Sweet/Vicious, followed by some reality catchups and a few thoughts on Jane the Virgin and the pesky Santa Ana winds of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Afterward, we head over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premiere of Riverdale, the return of The CW’s superhero lineup, and a full week of Adventure Time. Rounding out the podcast this week is our aforementioned tribute to Mary Tyler Moore and her feminist trailblazing, precise and potent comedy chops, and infectiously warm spirit.

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The Televerse #281- 2017 TV Resolutions

January 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Kate spent much of this week getting ready to get her feminism on at the D.C. Woman’s March, so for this episode, we tried something a bit different: A manageable show list. First, Noel dives in with his recent reality viewing, Frontline and Terrace House. Afterward, we move on to the comedies, with Kate singing the praises of Billy on the Street, Noel breaking down Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat, and both giving their thoughts on a near-breakthrough Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we round out the podcast by talking through our final thoughts on our 2016 TV resolutions and deciding on what their resolutions for 2017 should be.

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The Televerse #280- 2017 Midseason Preview

January 14th, 2017|0 Comments

January is well underway and in TV, that means it’s premiere time once again. Noel and Kate turn their attentions back to weekly TV offerings and talk through a slew of comedies, including the fantastic new one Day at a Time, the premieres of The Mick, It’s Always Sunny…, and Man Seeking Woman, and fun installments of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sweet/Vicious, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We also dive in with a trio of recent socially-minded episodes from ABC’s comedy lineup: Fresh Off the Boat’s citizenship-centered “How to Be an American”, black-ish’s take on post-2016 election malaise, “Lemons”, and Speechless’ trope-busting “H-e-r-Hero”. After comedy, it’s time for genre, drama, and reality, including Netflix’s new A Series of Unfortunate Events, HBO’s Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds documentary Bright Lights, the return of Match Game, and more. Rounding out the podcast this week is our preview of TV premieres to look for in January, February, and March. With #PeakTV showing no sign of slowing down, there’s a lot to take in, so reach out and let us know which upcoming series you think we should check out.

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The Televerse #279- 2016 Best Of Smorgasborgy, Part 2

January 7th, 2017|1 Comment

It’s our final week celebrating 2016 TV, here at The Televerse. Noel and Kate continue to spotlight their favorite heroes and villains, most gut-busting and tear-jerking moments, and more with part two of the Smorgasborgy. This episode, we give out our awards for the year’s best characters, best sequences, most memorable moments, and most impressive seasons and otherwise notable series, as well as our grab bag of miscellaneous awards. Once again, please share your thoughts on the year’s TV, and your picks for our final round of categories, in the comments below, and come back next week for our 2017 midseason TV preview.

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The Televerse #278- 2016 Best Of Smorgasborgy, Part 1

December 31st, 2016|1 Comment

Noel and Kate continue their celebration of the best of TV in 2016 with The Televerse’s yearly Smorgasborgy, a Best Of bonanza covering every category we can think of (and a few we probably shouldn’t have). There is so much to discuss and celebrate this year, in fact, that for the first time, The Televerse will be presenting our Best Of Smorgasborgy over two weeks, starting with our awards for the best performances, production elements, writing, and music on TV in 2016. Post your thoughts on the year’s TV, and your picks for any or all of our categories, in the comments below, and come back next week for our favorite characters, sequences, moments, seasons, and more!

DVD Shelf Library

30 Rock with Jennifer Armstrong

Alias with Emma Fraser
Angel with David Bax
Are You in the House Alone? with Steve Prokopy
Avatar: The Last Airbender with Sean Colletti Awake with Sean Ingram

Babylon 5 with Rowan Kaiser
Batman: the Animated Series with Gabe Bucsko
Battlestar Galactica (2003) with Josh Spiegel

Ben and Kate with Deepayan Sengupta
The Ben Stiller Show with Eric Goldman
Better Off Ted with Josh Spiegel
Blackadder with Les Chappell
Bored to Death with Scott Meslow
Brass Eye with Derek Gladu
Breaking Bad with Ricky D
Buffy the Vampire Slayer with David Bax
Bunheads with Erik Adams

Caprica with Chris Piers
Carlos with Sean Colletti
Carrie (2002) with Steve Prokopy
Charlie Jade with Steph Smith
Charmed with Whitney McIntosh
Cheers with David Bax
The Chicago Code with Deepayan Sengupta
Chuck with Shawn Keown
Columbo with Emily L. Stephens
Coupling (UK) with Erik Bondurant
Cowboy Bebop with Chris Piers
Crime Story with Paul Goebel
The Critic with Tyler Smith

Dark Night of the Scarecrow with Steve Prokopy
Dark Shadows with Will McKinley
Dead Like Me with Amrie Cunningham
Deadwood with David Bax and Sean Ingram
The Dick Van Dyke Show with Sarah Rodman
Dollhouse with Kate Rennebohm
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark with Steve Prokopy
Duel with Steve Prokopy

Enlisted with Les Chappell

F Troop with Michael Price
Family Tree with Sean Colletti
Fawlty Towers with Michael Rice
Felicity with Sarah D. Bunting
FLCL with Noel Kirkpatrick
Firefly with Justine Smith
Fishing with John with Tyler Smith
Freakazoid! with Kyle Anderson
Freaks and Geeks with Corey Atad
Friday Night Lights with Steph Smith
Friends with Sarah Dowdey and Deblina Chakraborty
Fringe with Noel Murray

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace with Corey Atad
Get Smart with Josh Long
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with Simon Aplin
Gilmore Girls with Whitney McIntosh
The Golden Girls with Greg Ashman
Good Eats with Noel Kirkpatrick
The Goode Family with Deepayan Sengupta
Gossip Girl with David Bax

Homicide: Life on the Street with Dan Heaton
House with Amanda Williams

The Initiation of Sarah with Steve Prokopy
Insomniac with Dave Attell with Matt Singer
In The Flesh with Kayti Burt
Invader Zim with Zack Handlen
IT with Steve Prokopy
The IT Crowd with Jason Griffin

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller with Robert K. Elder
Joan of Arcadia with Jim Bruce
Justice League with Noel Kirkpatrick
Justified with Kate Rennebohm

Karen Sisco with Deepayan Sengupta
Key & Peele with Josh Spiegel
Kojak with Jimmy Pardo

The L Word with Kayla Kumari-Upanadyaya
The L.A. Complex with Carrie Raisler
The Larry Sanders Show with Sean Ingram
Law & Order with Sarah D. Bunting and Mark Blankenship
The League of Gentlemen with Cath Murphy
Life As We Know It with LaToya Ferguson
Life on Mars (UK) with Alasdair Wilkins
Life Unexpected with Jason Griffin
Lost with Mo Ryan
Luck with Ty Landis

M*A*S*H with Dan Toland
Mad Men with Ryan McGee
The Mary Tyler Moore Show with Sarah Rodman
Men of a Certain Age with Mike Royce
Miami Vice with Cory Barker
The Middleman with Alyssa Boehm
Millenium with Robert K. Elder
Monty Python’s Flying Circus with Emily L. Stephens
My So-Called Life with Ricky D

Nathan Barley with Chris Gore
Nero Wolfe with Tyler Smith
The Newsroom (CA) with Jesse Singer
NewsRadio with Paul Goebel
The Night Stalker with Steve Prokopy
NYPD Blue with Ellen Gray

The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow
The Outer Limits with Bill Mesce
Over the Garden Wall with Noel Kirkpatrick

Parade’s End with Kate Rennebohm
Parks and Recreation with Elena Rivera
Party Animals with Caroline Siede
Party Down with Vikram Murthi
The Phil Silvers Show with Michael Price
The Prisoner with Zack Handlen
Psych with Dennis Perkins
Pushing Daisies with Michael Ryan

Quantum Leap with Rich Smith
Queer as Folk (UK) with Ricky D

Riget with Steve Prokopy
Robotech with Tom Griffin
Rome with Gabe Bucsko
Rubicon with Les Chappell

Salem’s Lot with Steve Prokopy
Scrubs with Cooper S. Beckett
SCTV with Pat Healy
Seinfeld with Jennifer Armstrong
Show Me a Hero with Max Bledstein
Six Feet Under with Mike Worby
Slings & Arrows with Todd VanDerWerff
The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting
Spaced with Craig Bevan
Spartacus with Ryan McGee
Sports Night with Dan Heaton
Star Trek with Paul Goebel
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Jeff Barrus
Star Trek: The Next Generation with Eric Mendoza
Star Trek: Voyager with Caroline Siede
Storm of the Century with Steve Prokopy
Strike Back with Les Chappell
Survivors (2008) with Kyle Nolan

Taxi with Les Chappell
Terriers with Alyssa Boehm
That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins
The Tick with Tyler Smith
Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn with Mike Worby
Treme with Dave Walker
Trilogy of Terror with Steve Prokopy
The Tripods with Steven Schapansky
The Twilight Zone with Scott Meslow
Twin Peaks with Lindsay Wood

Veronica Mars with Dan Heaton

The West Wing with Caroline Siede
The Wire (Part 1, Part 2) with Dennis Perkins
Wonderfalls with Dan Toland
The Wonder Years with Ricky D

The X-Files with Todd VanDerWerff
Xena: Warrior Princess with Ro Karen

The Young Ones with Jon Clarke

Noel’s DVD Shelf Wish List

The Bob Newhart Show
Cybil
Hornblower
The Rose of Versailles
You Bet Your Life

Kate’s DVD Shelf Wish List

All in the Family
Farscape
Iron Chef
Lonesome Dove
The Muppet Show

Season Spotlights

The Americans Season 1 with Randy Dankievitch
The Americans Season 4 with Matt Brennan
Arrested Development Season 4 with Josh Spiegel

Better Call Saul Season 1 with Vikram Murthi
Breaking Bad Season 4 with Ricky D
Breaking Bad Season 5.0 with Ricky D

Daredevil Season 1 with Kyle Anderson

Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 with Ricky D

Girls Season 1 with Adam Kempenaar and Justine Smith
Girls Season 2 with Justine Smith
Girls Season 3 with Ricky D
The Good Wife Season 3
The Good Wife Season 5 with Sonia Saraiya and Noel Kirkpatrick

Hannibal Season 1 with Ricky D
Homeland Season 2
House of Cards Season 1

Jane the Virgin Season 1 with Elena Rivera
Jessica Jones Season 1 with Noel Kirkpatrick
Justified Season 3 with Alyssa Rosenberg
Justified Season 4 with Dan Forcella

The Leftovers Season 2 with Whitney McIntosh
Louie Season 3 with Josh Spiegel

Mad Men Season 7.0 with Libby Hill

Orange is the New Black Season 1 with Ryan McGee
Orphan Black Season 1 with Liane Bonin Starr

Project Greenlight Season 4 with Caroline Siede

Strike Back: Shadow Warfare with Myles McNutt
Survivor: Samoa with Tyler Smith

Treme Season 3 with Dave Walker

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

Informed Opinions

Chemistry and Chemists on TV with Mendeleev
Dance and Teen Dancers on TV with Jenna
Doctors and Medicine on TV with Dr. Rob and Dr. Steph
Educational Children’s Programming with Maggie Kulzick
Fans and Fandom on TV with Dr. Paul Booth
Forensics on TV with Ophilia Tesla
Law and Lawyers on TV with Lewis Zimmerman
Physical Disabilities on TV with Amanda Williams
Science and Research on TV with Vlad Nicolaescu

Make-You-Watch-athons

2012: Doctor Who NuWho Doctor Sampler and 30 for 30 Season 1

2013: Death Row, First Person, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

2014: Samurai Jack, Frisky Dingo, The Amazing Screw-On Head

2015: The Venture Bros. and Steven Universe

Special Segments

2013’s B Movie TV with Mo Ryan: Rectify Season 1, The Fall Season 1, Top of the Lake

2013’s Zombies on TV with David Bax: Les Revenants Season 1, In The FleshThe Walking Dead

2014’s Live-Action Comic Book Adaptations with Sonia Saraiya: ConstantineGotham Season 1, The Flash Season 1

2014’s Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee: EnlistedPlaying HouseReviewYou’re the Worst

2014’s New Representations of Sexuality with Mo Ryan: Transparent Season 1, Outlander Season 1

Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta: Christmas

Holiday Omnibus 2 with Deepayan Sengupta: Halloween

The 100
and Traumatic Character Deaths on TV with Mo Ryan

Interviews

ATX 2015 Rectify cast interview

Bill Persky (2012)
Brad Breeck (2016, Gravity Falls)
Brian Reitzell (2014, Hannibal Season 2)
Brian Reitzell (2015, Hannibal Season 3)

Chris Gore (2012, DVDs)

Kevin Chapman (2012, Person of Interest)

Michael Price (2015, F is for Family)
Mike Royce (2014, Enlisted)

SDCC 2014 Composers Roundtable 1
SDCC 2014 Composers Roundtable 2
SDCC 2014 Hannibal Pressroom

This Is Our Design: A Hannibal Podcast

TIOD #1- “Kaiseki” with Ricky D
TIOD #2- “Sakizuki” with Les Chappell
TIOD #3- “Hassun” with Noel Kirkpatrick
TIOD #4- “Takiawase” with Aaron Pinkston
TIOD #5- “Mukozuke” with Todd VanDerWerff
TIOD #6- “Futamono” with Dennis Perkins
TIOD #7- “Yakimono” with Zack Handlen
TIOD #8- “Su-zakana” with Libby Hill
TIOD #9- “Shiizakana” with Eric Goldman
TIOD #10- “Naka-Choko” with David Bax
TIOD #11- “Ko No Mono” with Tyler Smith
TIOD #12- “Tome-wan” with Vincenzo Natali
TIOD #13- “Mizumono” with Noel Kirkpatrick

TIOD #14- “Aperitif” with Ricky D and Justine Smith
TIOD #15- “Amuse-Bouche” with Les Chappell
TIOD #16- “Potage” with Deepayan Sengupta
TIOD #17- “Oeuf” with David Bax
TIOD #18- “Coquilles” with Zack Handlen and Dennis Perkins
TIOD #19- “Entree” with Steve Prokopy
TIOD #20- “Sorbet” with Molly Eichel
TIOD #21- “Fromage” with Randy Dankievitch
TIOD #22- “Trou Normand” with Myles McNutt
TIOD #23- “Buffet Froid” with Libby Hill
TIOD #24- “Roti” with Sarah D. Bunting
TIOD #25- “Releves” with Simon Howell
TIOD #26- “Savoureux” with Noel Kirkpatrick

TIOD #27- “Antipasto” with Eat the Rudecast
TIOD #28- “Primavera” with Simon Howell
TIOD #29- “Secondo” with Vincenzo Natali
TIOD #30- “Aperitivo” with Molly Eichel
TIOD #31- “Contorno” with Dennis Perkins and Emily L. Stephens
TIOD #32- “Dolce,” live from SDCC
TIOD #33- “Digestivo” with Libby Hill
TIOD #34- “The Great Red Dragon” with Les Chappell
TIOD #35- “And the Woman Clothed with the Sun…” with Randy Dankievitch
TIOD #36- “And the Woman Clothed in Sun” with Don Mancini
TIOD #37- “…And the Beast from the Sea” with Aaron Abrams
TIOD #38- “The Number of the Beast is 666…” with Cooper S. Beckett
TIOD #39- “The Wrath of the Lamb” with Noel Kirkpatrick