2013 was a great year for TV and with it coming to an end, we decided a Top 10 wasn’t enough. This week on the podcast, we take a look at all the other Bests in the television of 2013: best performances, best cinematography, best scores, and many more, plus a handful of less common categories, such as best villains, best shipping, and the Dusty Dusty Him Sad award for saddest scene. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and it’s a long one, but we hope you’ll join us for a look back at this funny, moving, and very memorable year (and then give your picks in the comments!).
It’s finally time. With Christmas Eve upon us, December is coming to a close and that means it’s time to find out Simon and Kate’s picks for the best TV shows of the year. 2013 has been an eventful year for television, with scores of interesting shows throughout the year. Only a handful can make the final cut for the podcast, though. Which shows made the list, which just missed out, and which weren’t even in contention? Tune in to find out.
Several shows may be on hiatus, but there’s still plenty of TV to fill the podcast this week. We kick things off with the comedies, including the Psych musical, before moving on to the week’s genre offerings and finishing up with the dramas, including the finales of Homeland and Masters of Sex. Then we welcome back SOS’s Amanda Williams to discuss portrayals of physical disabilities on television in our latest Informed Opinions segment.
With the holidays fast approaching, several TV shows are finishing up the fall portion of their seasons, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, then some reality, including the much ballyhooed The Sound of Music Live and the finale of The Amazing Race. Next it’s over to drama, including a look at the pilot for Mob City, and then we finish up the week’s TV with genre, including Simon’s catch up with Banshee season one and the midseason finales of Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural. Finally, we welcome back Scott Meslow of The Week.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the all-time great sitcom, The Office (UK).
With Thanksgiving giving some of our favorites an episode off, it’s a lighter show list this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the comedies, including the pilot of Rick and Morty, and talk The Amazing Race. Then it’s over to the dramas, including the premiere of Treme, before we go to the genre series, including the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, the season one finale of Black Mirror, and the remainder of Les Revenants season one. Afterward, we welcome Kyle Anderson from WTF Are You Watching? and Nerdist.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short-lived cult '90s animated series Freakazoid!.