This week brings two more summer series premieres (Squidbillies and Alphas) and sees Breaking Bad in the spotlight for the first time this season. After talking through our week in TV, including So You Think You Can Dance, Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, and Bunheads, we welcome SOS’s own Erik Bondurant to the DVD Shelf to help us look at our first sitcom, Coupling (UK).
Despite the premieres of Breaking Bad and Political Animals, and another strong episode of Louie, we’re spotlight-less this week on The Televerse. Instead, after talking through a slightly more filled week in TV, including So You Think You Can Dance, Futurama, Awkward., Wilfred, the Black Dynamite premiere, True Blood, and Bunheads, Kate breaks down her experience at last week’s San Diego ComicCon and the TV-related panels she was able to see.
Louie holds onto the spotlight for another week, in what is far from a close race—thanks to the July 4th holiday, the pickings are particularly slim. This week, Simon and Kate briefly discuss Hit & Miss, Futurama, Awkward., Wilfred, and Bunheads and take longer looks at True Blood and The Newsroom (US), before breaking down another fantastic episode of Louie. Afterward, in preparation for the approaching release of The Dark Knight Rises, we welcome Gabe Bucsko from Mousterpiece Cinema to the DVD Shelf to delve into the ‘90s animated classic, Batman: the Animated Series.
Louie is back, and not coincidentally, so is our episode spotlight. After a look at the week’s TV, including fun, if not life-changing episodes of So You Think You Can Dance, Futurama, and Wilfred, the premieres of Twenty Twelve, Awkward., and Anger Management, the season finale of Eagleheart, and more mixed episodes of True Blood and The Newsroom (US), we gladly welcome Louie back to our televisions and lives with its highly entertaining season three premiere. Then we tackle the behemoth that is the San Diego Comic Con programming schedule, talking through what the Con has to offer in the realm of television.