The fall premieres and finales continue this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including a preview of Eliza Coupe’s new comedy Benched, a look at the Mike Tyson Mysteries pilot and Newsreaders premiere, and a deep dive with the fabulous Jane the Virgin. Then Kate talks through another genre roundup before we talk Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and we close out the week with the dramas, including the series finale of Boardwalk Empire. Afterward, Steve Prokopy, Capone at AICN, comes back to the DVD Shelf for the fifth installment of Steve Prokopy’s Horror Picks, this time looking at the 1978 TV movies The Initiation of Sarah and Are You in the House Alone?.
Like the image of a totem of bodies, This Is Our Design is here to haunt your waking moments. You thought you could be done with all this Hannibal discussion already. You thought you would be safe once the summer finished. But you were dead wrong. Moving on to people who are hopefully not dead wrong each week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by Myles McNutt of Cultural Learnings and The A.V. Club to talk about "Trou Normand" and things not disturbing in the slightest. Join the crew as they break down themes of disappearing, the use of killers who aren't Hannibal Lecter in his series, and the roles of Alana Bloom and Jack Crawford in this memorable first-season episode. Also, don't sleep on the segments "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat." In fact, don't sleep at all. We sure don't. Feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment.
There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a few reality offerings, including the pilot of the new documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, as well as some comedy, including an at least partially pantheon-level Key & Peele. Then we look at some genre, particularly American Horror Story: Freak Show, and we round out our week with a few drama offerings, including the finale of The Knick. Afterward, the fabulous Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post and Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan returns to the podcast to discuss Transparent season one, the first half-season of Outlander, and several other series as we look at new representations of sexuality that are finally popping up on television.
The fall season is in full swing, with another handful of premieres and pilots this week giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First Kate talks some reality, then we dive in with the week’s comedy, including a preview of Marry Me’s pilot and a lengthier chat about the pilot for Jane the Virgin. Next up is a full week in genre, most of which Kate covers in a roundup, leaving time for more in-depth American Horror Story: Freak Show and The Flash talk, and we round out the week in TV with the dramas, including eventful episodes of The Knick, Boardwalk Empire, and The Good Wife. Afterwards, LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club and The Televoid joins us to discuss the one-season teen drama Life As We Know It.
There may be fewer TV shows to discuss this week, but there are many interesting episodes, both successes and failures, giving us plenty to talk about this week on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including a spooktacular Gravity Falls, the pilots of Bad Judge and Mulaney, and Bob’s Burgers’ musical premiere. Then we dive in to a full week in drama, including a preview of next week’s The Affair pilot, the Gracepoint pilot, the Homeland premiere, the Stalker pilot, and a controversial (or it would’ve been, if people were still invested) Doctor Who. Afterward, Emma Fraser from TV Ate My Wardrobe joins us at the DVD Shelf for one of our more contentious discussions, as we look at perhaps the quintessential J.J. Abrams TV series, Alias.
Just when you thought Hannibal was a nice, quiet character drama in which people talk about stuff while sitting in chairs...BAM! Full-on, hand-to-hand combat action! Yeah! The folks here at This Is Our Design brought our karate belts to show off for the occasion. Unfortunately, Sean's white belt caught fire while recording. This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by Randy Dankievitch from Processed Media (and several other TV-related publications). Many monumental things occur in the discussion, not least of which is finding TV correlations to Shakespearean tragedies. If that's not enough for you, then certainly "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat" will be, right? If not, you can find us. We'll be there...in the shadows...playing vocal chords like a cello.
Join in and listen to co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick as they are joined by the fabulous Molly Eichel, whose reviews of Hannibal you've probably already read at The A.V. Club. There's a lot to break down here, including some in-depth thoughts on the man himself, Hannibal Lecter. But also prepare for an extra detailed "Kate's Classical Corner" in addition to "The Devil in the Details" and "Spoiled Meat," which have been taking the universe by storm. Or so we'd like to think. Feel free to join in the conversation by leaving a comment.