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This Is Our Design #5- “Mukozuke” with Todd VanDerWerff

These might not be the droids you're looking for, but this...is This Is Our Design, the Hannibal podcast. Somewhere out there, aliens are listening to co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick ramble on and on about serial killers and cannibalism, feeling reassured that not visiting Earth was the right call. This week, though, they can feast on the discussion with special guest Todd VanDerWerff, Culture Editor of Vox. Topics of the conversation include religious and water imagery in Hannibal, location, and the inevitable mayoral race that Hannibal will take part in with the help of Jonathan Tucker. Also featured are recurring segments "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details." Prepare to have your minds blown (and possibly eaten, if Mads Mikkelsen gets his way). Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |March 30th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #134- Girls Season 3 with Ricky D

It was an eventful week of television, to say the very least, giving us plenty to discuss on what is one of our longest podcasts to date. First we take a look at the comedies, including previews of Surviving Jack, Inside Amy Schumer season two, and the midseason premiere of The Mindy Project. Then we talk a little reality and genre before rounding out our week in TV with the dramas. Afterwards, we spotlight this week’s controversial The Good Wife, “Dramatics, Your Honor”, and then we welcome back SOS’s Ricky D to help us take a look at the fantastic third season of Girls.

By |March 26th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #4- “Takiawase” with Aaron Pinkston

It's that time again. This is Our Design, the Hannibal podcast, is back for another round. Co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by Aaron Pinkston of Battleship Pretension to discuss "Takiawase" and all of the bees in the episode. Topics include Hannibal's musings on death, why Gina Torres is way too good, how to use a cliffhanger effectively, and the implications this episode has on the season going forward. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |March 24th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #133- Family Tree with Sean Colletti

Several of our favorite TV shows came to play this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with The Amazing Race: All Stars before diving into the comedies, then move on to talk some genre, including the pilot of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and a preview of The 100, and wrap up our week in TV with the dramas, including standout episodes of The Americans and The Good Wife. Afterward, Sean Colletti, contributor to SOS and TV Overmind and cohost of SOS’s Hannibal podcast This Is Our Design, joins us at the DVD Shelf to spend some quality time with Christopher Guest’s underseen one-season comedy, Family Tree.

By |March 18th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #3- “Hassun” with Noel Kirkpatrick

Welcome back to another exciting edition of This is Our Design, in which Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick break down the most recent episodes of Hannibal. This week, special guest Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com joins the podcast to talk about "Hassun," the third episode of the second season. Included in this podcast are discussions of the score and soundtrack, the use of time and viewpoint in Hannibal, some dream interpretations, and an appreciation of the dark humor in the series. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |March 16th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #132- Felicity with Sarah D. Bunting

It’s another full week of TV, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at some reality, including the Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey pilot, then we focus on animation as we discuss the comedies, along with the Review pilot, Girls, and the Looking finale. Next up are the genre series, including the pilot of Resurrection, and we round out the week’s TV with the dramas, including a preview of Crisis and the finale of True Detective. We close the podcast with Sarah D. Bunting of Tomato Nation and Previously.tv, and co-founder of Television Without Pity, who joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the under-remembered WB college romance, Felicity.

By |March 12th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #2- “Sakizuki” with Les Chappell

Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are back again to talk more Hannibal season two in this latest installment of This is Our Design. This week, special guest Les Chappell from The A.V. Club joins the discussion, which spans everything from the gruesome opening of "Sakizuki" to the final image of Dr. Lecter smirking in an empty room. The discussion includes the idea of symmetrical and unbalanced friendships along with the performance aspects these characters use to get what they want. Only two episodes into the new season, Hannibal is making it difficult to watch some of its more gory scenes while inviting viewers into its intellectually rewarding story. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |March 9th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #131- Parade’s End with Kate Rennebohm

The Olympics are over and TV is back with a bang, giving us way too much to discuss this week on the podcast. First we talk comedy, including a preview of Saint George, then we take a look at some reality, with a preview of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey and a little Amazing Race talk. Next we dive in with genre, including previews of Resurrection and Believe, and we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including the pilot of Those Who Kill. Afterward, Kate Rennebohm heads back to the DVD Shelf to help us break down the recent BBC miniseries (and Benedict Cumberbatch/Rebecca Hall/Adelaide Clemens vehicle) Parade’s End.

By |March 4th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #1- “Kaiseki” with Ricky D

Hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are pleased to present the first installment of This is Our Design, a Hannibal-centric podcast that will cover each episode of the television show on a week-to-week basis. This initial discussion features co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick speaking with Sound On Sight Editor-in-chief Ricky D about the second season premiere, "Kaiseki," and covers topics such as the violence—both physical and emotional—that takes place in Hannibal, the series' artistic merits, and how successfully the second season has announced itself.

By |March 2nd, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments