It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the comedies, including the premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Key & Peele, as well as the finale of Garfunkel and Oates. Then we move on to the genre offerings, including the premieres of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interest, as well as the Outlander midseason finale. Last up are the dramas, including quick looks at the NCIS: New Orleans pilot and the Scandal and Parenthood premieres, and a lengthier chat about the season two finale of Masters of Sex. Afterward, the DVD Shelf is back, with Mike Worby, Games Editor of SOS, joining us to discuss Six Feet Under.
In this episode, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by Steve Prokopy of Ain't It Cool News as they delve into a bigger, sadder Jack Crawford who could use a helping hand (or arm). Stick around for all the hidden treasures of "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," which isn't as disgusting as it sounds. Or maybe it is. You can let us know by leaving a comment!
The fall TV season has officially kicked off, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we talk comedy, including a look at the Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories pilot and the finales of Married and You’re the Worst, then we head to genre, including the much anticipated (by some) Gotham pilot and the return of Sleepy Hollow, and we wrap things up with the dramas, including the series finale of The Honourable Woman, the premiere of The Good Wife, and the pilots of Madam Secretary and Scorpion. We also preview the week’s pilots and premieres and afterward, it’s time for another Informed Opinions. This week, Ophilia Tesla from The Kinky Geeks and Eat the Rudecast joins us to discuss forensics on TV.
The fall TV season is nearly upon us, bringing with it a slew of summer series finales and pilot previews and giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. Simon Howell is back and helps break down a full week in TV, starting with previews of the New Girl and The Mindy Project premieres and lots of FX comedy talk. Then we take a look at the pilots and premieres airing in the coming week, and we round out the week with plenty of genre and drama discussion, including looks at the pilot of Z Nation, a lauded Doctor Who, catchups with Outlander, The Knick, and Masters of Sex. Afterward, Alasdair Wilkins of The A.V. Club and Debating Doctor Who joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the British sketch series That Mitchell and Webb Look.
Nostalgia is only one feeling we draw on in This Is Our Design, however. The others are much less benign. They are, in fact, troubling, just like Hannibal. We'd like to say "Luckily, you have co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick to guide you," but there's nothing lucky about that, at least regarding Sean, who curses at his inanity at some point in this podcast (listener discretion is advised). However, special guests Zack Handlen and Dennis Perkins from The A.V. Club swoop in to alleviate the whole situation. Tune in for some lengthy discussions of friendship, inevitability, and the wonder that is Gina Torres. Also, stick around for the following recurring segments: "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," and sit in awe at how cleverly titled they remain, even after the novelty has worn off. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.
It’s The Televerse’s third birthday, and once again, we’re celebrating with our annual Make-You-Watchathon, where the hosts each choose a series to make the other(s) watch. This year, it’s an animation party, with all three Televerse cohosts participating and choosing animated series. First, however, it’s another more relaxed week in TV, as the summer series continue to wind down. We kick things off with the finale of SYTYCD and some comedy talk, including the premiere of The League and the return of Gravity Falls, and then take a brief look at some genre (Doctor Who and Outlander) before diving in with the dramas, including the premiere of Boardwalk Empire and the finale of the uneven first season of The Leftovers. Afterward, we kick off the Make-You-Watchathon with Sean’s pick, Samurai Jack, before moving on to Simon’s, Frisky Dingo, and rounding out the segment with Kate’s pick, The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Due to Labor Day weekend, a number of series took the week off, giving us a lighter show list for once. First we kick things off with a little reality talk (SYTYCD’s Performance Finale) and the comedies, including a preview of The League’s new premiere. Then we look at some genre and drama, including Doctor Who and another strong episode of Masters of Sex. Afterward, we break down the upcoming slate of new fall series and make our picks for what we’re planning to watch each day.