With Kate safely back, The Televerse returns to its standard (summer) format. This week, Futurama is back, along Wilfred, and we get our first looks at Inside Men and The Newsroom. Throw in new episodes of Eagleheart, So You Think You Can Dance, True Blood, Lost Girl, and Bunheads, and it’s as full a week in TV as we’ve had in quite a while. Then we welcome the TVaholic, Jason Griffin from the TV Times Three podcast, to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at the short-lived CW series Life Unexpected.
The Televerse #42- Girls Season 1 with Adam Kempenaar and Justine Smith; Twin Peaks with Lindsay Wood
Kate's off in distant places, so the 'cast's format gets shaken up a bit this week. In lieu of the usual Week in TV, Simon invites Adam Kempenaar of Filmspotting fame and Justine Smith of the Sound on Sight film podcast to discuss the first season of HBO's Girls, which ended this past weekend with the calamitous "She Did." After that, Kate rejoins Simon with the magic of editing and talks with Lindsay Wood of the Sound On Sight Doctor Who podcast about one of TV's most iconic shows ever, Twin Peaks, in a somewhat supersized edition of the DVD Shelf.
Thanks to the summer premieres starting up, and several series winding down, there’s plenty to talk about this week. After brief looks at Eagleheart, So You Think You Can Dance, the Comedy Bang Bang and Bunk pilots, Metalocalypse, and Girls, Simon and Kate take longer looks at the finale of Veep as well as the premiere of True Blood and the pilot of Bunheads, the latest from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Then Adam Farrington-Williams joins the conversation to help break down the Mad Men finale, “The Phantom”, as well as the entirety of the fifth season.
After going through a slightly fuller week in TV than last time, including a slight disagreement about the Cougar Town finale, brief looks at Eagleheart, So You Think You Can Dance, Girls, and Veep, and a longer look at this week’s once again depressing Mad Men, Simon and Kate get out their calendars to look at the TV that’ll be heading our way this summer. Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf to discuss Bryan Fuller’s Dead Like Me with Amrie Cunningham of My Take On TV and the TV Times Three podcast.