The Televerse #108- Orange is the New Black Season 1 with Ryan McGee

The broadcast networks’ fall seasons have kicked off, giving us plenty to talk about this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including Simon’s take on the Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mom pilots and New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Key & Peele premiere talk. Then Kate previews several upcoming season premieres (Revolution, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Parenthood) and Simon joins in to discuss Sunday’s Homeland premiere, and we finish up a full week in drama. Finally, Ryan McGee of Boob Tube Dude, Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan, and many, many other places joins us to break down season one of the fabulous new Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

By |September 24th, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #107- 2013 Fall Network TV Preview

The fall TV season is ramping up, meaning it’s time for our network pilot preview. This week also featured perhaps one of the best episodes of television ever produced, Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias”, so there’s plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at our week in TV, including a preview of Key & Peele’s third season, the premiere of The Heart, She Holler, and the finales of SYTYCD and The Newsroom. Then we do a deep dive into “Ozymandias”, with the longest spotlight in The Televerse history, and we finish by taking a look at the various network comedies and dramas on offer this fall (with a few cable channels thrown in).

By |September 16th, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #106- The Ben Stiller Show with Eric Goldman

The fall premieres have started, giving us plenty of TV to discuss this week on the podcast. First we talk through the week in comedy, including the series finale of Futurama, season finale of Wilfred, and premieres of It’s Always Sunny... and The League. Then we spend some time with reality and finish up the week in TV with the dramas, including a preview of season six of Sons of Anarchy and a look at the Boardwalk Empire premiere. Afterward, Eric Goldman from IGN joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the short-lived sketch comedy cult favorite The Ben Stiller Show.

By |September 11th, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #105- Rome with Gabe Bucsko

It’s a light week in TV this time, with many shows taking the Labor Day weekend off. There are several comedies to preview, though, and big developments on several dramas, giving us plenty to talk about on the podcast. First we preview the premieres of Brickleberry, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Last Tango in Halifax, and then we go through our weeks in comedy, reality, and drama, with a lengthy discussion of Breaking Bad, as ever. Afterward, Gabe Bucsko from Mousterpiece Cinema comes back to the DVD Shelf to help us break down the underappreciated Rome.

By |September 3rd, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments