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The Televerse #169- Over the Garden Wall with Noel Kirkpatrick

The fall finales have begun, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the week’s comedies, including another eventful Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving episode as well as a double dose of Jane the Virgin. Next we talk a little reality and genre, including Simon’s catchups with Penny Dreadful and Attack on Titan and a Nerd Rage-inducing The Legend of Korra. Last up are the dramas, including another entertaining The Newsroom and the midseason finale of The Good Wife. Afterward, Noel Kirkpatrick from TV.com returns to the DVD Shelf to sing the praises of the lovely 2014 animated miniseries, Over the Garden Wall.

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

This Is Our Design #25- “Releves” with Simon Howell

What do co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick do when they're not wielding combs and setting each other on fire? (It's a common activity 'round here.) (It's not, really.) They talk with intelligent people about Hannibal, such as Sound On Sight's own Simon Howell. This week's discussion features—among other things—thoughts on cliffhangers, Abigail as a narrative device, and technical flourishes (visual and aural). Also, enjoy Sean trying to say things in French. As always, expect an excellent "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat" to round out this penultimate episode of Hannibal season one. Please feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment.

By |November 23rd, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #24- “Roti” with Sarah D. Bunting

It's another in-depth podcast that you have in front of you, but if you were expecting anything else at this point, you are literally insane. We recommend a Dr. Lecter. We also recommend you take into careful consideration what co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick have to say, because special guest Sarah D. Bunting from Tomato Nation brought out the best in them. Tune in for discussions of the seen and unseen, Freddie Lounds' place in the series, and issues of identity. Also stick around for your podcast staples, "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," because why wouldn't you? Seriously, why? Feel free to join in the discussion by leaving some comments.

By |November 20th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #168- 2014’s Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee

With so many eventful episodes of TV airing, it’s another long podcast this week. First we start with the comedies, including the still fantastic Jane the Virgin. Then we talk genre, including Supernatural’s musical 200th episode, and we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including a twisty The Affair, revealing The Good Wife, and series-best The Newsroom. Afterward, Ryan McGee from ScreenCrush, HitFix, Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan, and The Not Ready for Primetime Podcast returns to the podcast to break down what has been a fantastic year for freshman comedies.

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

This Is Our Design #23- “Buffet Froid” with Libby Hill

Hello, good evening and welcome back to This Is Our Design. Is it not the evening for you? Wrong! It's the eternal night for Hannibal with this episode, which redefines creepy. We couldn't find three people with strong stomachs and high tolerances for horror to discuss this episode. Instead, you'll have to settle for co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick as they take turns peeking from behind corners to see if anything is under the bed across the hallway. Joining them in paralytic fear is Libby Hill from the Los Angeles Times. Is Jack Crawford bedrock? How prevalent is mental illness in this series? Is it taken seriously? All the questions—and more—will be answered. If you aren't too terrified, you might be around long enough to catch "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," but we can already sense your anxiety and fear as you read these words...these words...written...FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! Wait, Halloween was a couple weeks ago? Whatever. This stuff is still scary.

By |November 17th, 2014|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #167- Star Trek: Voyager with Caroline Siede

Somehow, there are still new fall shows premiering, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including Too Many Cooks, last week’s Bob’s Burgers Halloween episode, and strong new installments of Key & Peele and Jane the Virgin. Then we talk a little genre, including Arrow and the Doctor Who finale, and next up are the dramas, including previews of The Missing and State of Affairs, as well as some The Newsroom premiere talk. Afterward, the DVD Shelf is back in earnest this week, with Caroline Siede of The A.V. Club and Debating Doctor Who returning to help us break down perhaps the most unfairly maligned of the various Trek series, Star Trek: Voyager.

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

The Televerse #166- 2014’s Live-Action Superhero Adaptations with Sonia Saraiya

Kate’s under the weather, so it’s a somewhat truncated podcast this week. First we look at the week’s comedies, including The McCarthys' pilot and the triumphant return of Adventure Time, but unfortunately not Bob’s Burgers (Kate and Simon will discuss Bob’s fabulous Halloween episode next week—The Televerse regrets the error!). Then we talk some genre, including the latest episodes of Arrow and Constantine, and we wrap up the week with the dramas, including the premiere of Elementary, a lengthy chat on Kingdom, and a look at the fantastic HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge. Afterward, Sonia Saraiya, the TV critic for Salon, joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the current batch of live-action superhero series airing on the networks and what the various properties are getting right, and wrong.

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