The Olympics have given us one more light week of television, but with a handful of premieres to preview, there’s still plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the coming week’s pilots and premieres (Mixology, Legit, The Americans, and The Red Road), then we talk through a lighter week in television, including the About a Boy and The Amazing Race premieres, and we round things out with another installment of our Informed Opinions series. This time, we’re joined by two doctors, Steph and Rob, to discuss representations of doctors and medicine on television.
The Olympics may still be going strong, but though there were fewer shows, the ones that aired brought it this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at a few shows premiering in the next week (About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Mind Games), then we talk over the week’s comedies, including stellar installments of Girls and Looking, and we round up our discussion with the Star-Crossed pilot and the dramas: House of Cards season two, Justified, and True Detective. Afterward, we welcome Caroline Siede from The A.V. Club to the DVD Shelf to help us discuss Aaron Sorkin’s ever-optimistic, ever-walking, and ever-talking political fantasy, The West Wing.
With the Olympics in full gear, it’s another light batch of television this week on the podcast. First we take a look at the newly released set of pilots from Amazon, then we talk over the week’s comedies, and we round up our discussion with the Top Chef: New Orleans finale and the dramas, Justified and True Detective. After that, we finish out the podcast by welcoming Greg Ashman of CriticalMassCast to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at the beloved, and wholly unique, sitcom The Golden Girls.
Between the State of the Union address and the Super Bowl, a lot of television took the night off, making things a bit more manageable this week on the podcast. First we look over a handful of comedies, including the underseen Broad City and Looking, and then we tackle the hour-longs, including the finales of American Horror Story Coven and Sherlock. Then we head over to the DVD Shelf with returning guest Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club and TV on the Internet to discuss the cult sensation that is still somehow underrated, The X-Files.