It’s the (almost) one-year anniversary of The Televerse, so this week, we skip the DVD Shelf in favor of our first annual Make-You-Watch-athon. Each host picks a show for the other to watch and this year, it’s ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series and Doctor Who. Before that, though, it’s a lengthy week in TV, including the finale of NY Med, So You Think You Can Dance, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, Outlaw Country, the True Blood finale, The Newsroom (US) finale, Breaking Bad, Grimm, and Alphas. Thank you to everyone who’s found and supported the show over the past year! It’s been a lot of fun and we can’t wait to get started on year two.
To our surprise, we’re spotlightless this week. There are some interesting episodes from a couple different shows; we just can’t agree which. After talking through our week in TV, including So You Think You Can Dance, Futurama, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, Bullet in the Face, the Copper pilot, The Newsroom (US), the Political Animals finale, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Grimm, the Bunheads summer finale, and Alphas, we welcome SOS contributor Deepayan Sengupta to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at Shawn Ryan’s short-lived network police drama The Chicago Code.
It’s another long one this week as, despite the Olympics taking over primetime, there was interesting television galore this week. After running through our week in TV as quickly as feasible, including the Go On pilot, the season premieres of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::, Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, the Animal Practice pilot, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, the Grimm premiere, Bunheads, and Alphas, we spotlight this week’s fabulous Breaking Bad episode, “Dead Freight”. Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf, with returning guest Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson joining us to discuss the underseen PI gem Nero Wolfe.
With the Olympics dominating primetime, several shows took the week off, but those that didn’t for the most part delivered strong episodes, including Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, Squidbillies, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, Bunheads, and Alphas. After breaking down our week in TV, and talking Breaking Bad, which is back in the spotlight this week, we welcome Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro to the DVD Shelf to discuss the cult-favorite ‘80s British children’s sci-fi adventure serial—which is a larger subgenre than one might think—The Tripods.
This week, we spotlight Louie’s latest and go through a packed week in TV, including the premiere of Top Chef Masters, So You Think You Can Dance, Futurama, Awkward., Wilfred, Squidbillies, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Lost Girl, Bunheads, and Alphas. Then we welcome Corey Atad of justAtadcast back to the DVD Shelf to look at the one season cult British series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.