It was a big week for TV, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. After taking a few minutes to reflect on the notable TV-related deaths of the past week, we dive into our week in comedy, including the Hot in Cleveland live midseason premiere, a catch-up with Nathan For You, the Veep finale, the Wilfred premiere, and more. Then after a quick look at SYTYCD, we look at the dramas, with our preview of next week’s Ray Donovan pilot, another crazy True Blood, and the Under the Dome pilot. Next up is a lengthy spotlight on the eventful Mad Men finale, “In Care Of”, and we close by welcoming SoS’s own Ricky D back to the podcast to break down the Hannibal finale, “Savoureux”, as well as the season as a whole.
With several television premieres this week, there’s plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we go through the comedies, including John Oliver’s debut on The Daily Show, then talk a little reality, and finally dive into the dramas before welcoming Todd VanDerWerff, TV Editor of The A.V. Club and podcaster at TV on the Internet, to the DVD Shelf to discuss the Canadian gem, Slings and Arrows.
There’s a bit more TV to discuss this week on the podcast, with a few premieres, some event television, and catch-ups on recent series. First we look at the usual comedies, plus a check in with Save Me, then some reality, including this week’s Tony Awards, and finally our standard dramas, as well as the Graceland pilot, the Burn Notice season seven premiere, and series one of The Fall. Then Ellen Gray, the TV Editor for The Philadelphia Daily News, joins us to discuss the surprisingly under-appreciated, and long-lived, NYPD Blue.
The summer TV doldrums have hit, leaving us with fewer series to cover on the podcast. First we go through our week in TV, starting with the comedies, in particular the return of The Venture Bros., then a little reality talk, and finally the dramas. Afterward, we welcome on Liane Bonin Starr from HitFix to help us discuss the finale of Orphan Black, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, as well as its entire first season.