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The Televerse #126- Taxi with Les Chappell

The January television premieres have finally settled down, leaving us with a manageable docket for the podcast this week. We start with the comedies, including the pilot for Comedy Central’s Broad City, then talk a little reality along with the genre fare, and finish up our week in television with the dramas. Afterward, we welcome back Les Chappell from The A.V. Club and This Was Television to help us discuss the surprisingly overlooked classic sitcom Tax

By |January 29th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #125- Treme with Dave Walker

There are still more television premieres to discuss on the podcast, with the midseason debuts continuing this week. First we take a look at the comedies, including the pilot of Looking, then the genre offerings, including the pilot of Black Sails and finale of Sleepy Hollow, and we finish up with the dramas, including the long-awaited US premiere of Sherlock. Afterward, we welcome back Dave Walker of the Times-Picayune (NOLA.com) to help us take a look at the final season of the fantastic and underseen Treme, as well as the series as a whole.

By |January 21st, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #124- Men of a Certain Age with Mike Royce

It’s only the second full week in 2014, and there’s already a slew of new TV to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedy pilots and premieres, including Spoils of Babylon, Enlisted, Archer, Chozen, and Girls. Then we talk over the week’s genre offerings, including the pilot of Helix, before moving on to the dramas, including the premiere of Justified and the pilot of True Detective. Afterward, we welcome Mike Royce to the podcast to discuss his new series, Enlisted, as well as join us at the DVD Shelf to take a look at the short-lived gem he co-created, Men of a Certain Age.

By |January 14th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #123- 2014 Midseason Preview

It’s barely 2014 and new TV has already started, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we go through a mega dose of listener feedback, covering the past three weeks, and then we dive in to the television. We kick off our week in TV with a few episodes that aired at the end of 2013, particularly the Doctor Who Christmas special, before moving on to this calendar week and its offerings, including the Community premiere and memorable episodes of Parenthood and The Good Wife. Then we take a look at the upcoming seasons of Justified and Archer, before breaking down the midseason series headed our way first on the networks and then cable. Take a listen, then let us know in the comments which shows you’re most excited for.

By |January 7th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments