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The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

It’s another week of TV season and series finales here on the podcast, giving us plenty to discuss. First we kick things off with a light week in comedy and some reality, including a brief check-in on Top Chef: Duels and another lengthy SYTYCD chat. Then it’s over to a robust week in genre, including the series finale of True Blood, some much overdue Legend of Korra season three discussion, and a look at the Doctor Who premiere. Then we wind down our week in TV with the dramas, including another strong Masters of Sex and the season finale of Rectify. Afterward, we make our long-awaited return to the DVD Shelf, as Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson joins us to discuss the fantastic, and under-seen, one season wonder, Fishing with John.

By |August 27th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #17- “Oeuf” with David Bax

NBC might not have aired it, but we here at This Is Our Design were never going to pass up the chance to talk about "Oeuf," Hannibal's most notorious episode. Co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by David Bax of Battleship Pretension and Hey, Watch This! to break down the episode (and...break...some...eggs!? (it's a pun on the title (only now do we realize breaking and cracking something are two different processes))). Discussion centers heavily around ideas of family as we lead into some of our best editions of the recurring segments yet: "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," which has much to do with kitchenware. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |August 26th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #155- SDCC 2014 Hannibal Pressroom

With the summer winding down, a new batch of TV shows are reaching their finales, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the week in comedy, including the series finale of Wilfred. Next up is reality, with some Top Chef: Duels talk as well as our regular SYTYCD breakdown. After that, we talk genre, including a preview of BBC America’s upcoming Intruders, and then we break down a very full and very emotional week in drama, including intense episodes of Rectify and Masters of Sex, as well as the pilot for Legends. Afterward, instead of the DVD Shelf, it’s one more week of Comic Con coverage.

By |August 20th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #16- “Potage” with Deepayan Sengupta

This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by Sound On Sight's Deepayan Sengupta to break down the continuation of the Hobbs story. Tune in for some discussion of Hannibal as tragedy and listen in awe as the panelists do some on-the-fly psychoanalysis. Also, stick around for the three greatest recurring segments to ever exist on a podcast called This Is Our Design: "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," which first-time viewers of the series will want to avoid (unless you don't care about spoilers, in which case you deserve a high-five.*high-five*). Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |August 18th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #154- SDCC 2014 Composer Roundtables: Jeff Russo, James Levine, and Christopher Young

It’s a full week in TV and sadly, in entertainment news as well, making this one of the longest podcasts yet. First Sean and Kate say a few words about the amazingly talented Robin Williams, then they respond to listener feedback and kick off a lengthy week in TV. The comedies are up first, including the pilot of Garfunkel and Oates, followed by a lone reality entry, the always wonderful SYTYCD, and a meager helping of genre, The Strain and the pilot for Outlander. That’s followed up, though, by a very full week in drama, including the pilot of The Knick and another fantastic entry from Masters of Sex.

By |August 13th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #153- SDCC 2014 Composer Roundtables 1: Steve Jablonsky and Daniel Licht

It’s not quite time for the fall TV season, but a handful of new shows are premiering soon nonetheless and this, along with a number of excellent episodes from continuing favorites, gives us plenty to discuss on this week’s podcast. First we look at a full week in comedy, including a preview of IFC’s upcoming Garfunkel and Oates, the delightful return of Gravity Falls, and the inexplicable pilot of Partners. Then we talk a little genre and reality, including a preview of Starz’s much-anticipated Outlander, and we wrap up the week’s television with the dramas, including a preview of the Steven Soderbergh-helmed The Knick and the pilot of BBC Two and SundanceTV’s The Honourable Woman.

By |August 6th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments