2015’s onslaught of television is fully under way, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a full week in comedy, including the debut of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the disappointingly brief return of The Venture Bros., and the finale of Galavant. Then it’s time to talk genre and drama, including previews of Pivot’s new murder mystery series Fortitude and The Americans season three and looks at the Backstrom pilot and Justified premiere. And did we mention we caught up with The 100? In a week? ‘Cause we did. Finally, in lieu of the DVD Shelf, Kate speaks with Emmy, Writers Guild, and Annie Award winner, and current writer for The Simpsons, Michael Price about his career as a television writer on series like What About Joan?, The PJs, and that ‘90s classic, Homeboys in Outer Space.
The Comedies are coming! It’s another week of TV premieres here on the podcast, giving us the longest week in comedy in recent memory. We kick things off with said comedies, including premieres and pilots from Parks and Recreation, Kroll Show, Broad City, Always Sunny, and Man Seeking Woman, then look at a much more manageable week in genre and drama, including the pilots of Amazon offering The Man in the High Castle and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys adaptation. Afterward, Les Chappell of SOS, The A.V. Club, and Under the Hood returns to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short lived, and much loved, 2014 military comedy Enlisted.
The January TV premieres have already begun, giving us plenty to discuss on this week’s podcast. After an extra-long listener feedback segment, we dive in with the comedies, including the Golden Globes and a handful of premieres: Archer, Portlandia, Babylon, Girls, Togetherness, and Looking. Then we talk genre and drama, including the premieres of Agent Carter and Banshee and a rare swing-and-a-miss from The Good Wife. Afterward, former Televerse cohost Sean Colletti and current cohost of The Midseason Replacements and Under the Hood returns to the DVD Shelf to discuss the 2010 SundanceTV miniseries, Carlos.
Welcome to 2015 and to another episode of This Is Our Design, the Hannibal podcast that just won't go away. Ever! Seriously, if we find out there's a final season of this show, we're going to record those podcast episodes over the course of several decades (not really: Sean might die by then, because he has doubts about how long he can live without this show airing new episodes). Concluding the second season of This is Our Design, which analyzes the first season of Hannibal, is no small task. Thus, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick have brought back the big guns wielded by Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com in a podcast that is long. Very long. Extremely long. Too long? No. But to preview the topics discussed would be a fool's errand. Take it from us that this podcast is comprehensive. As with our podcast on the season two finale, there's a bunch of best-of goodies towards the end. That doesn't mean, though, that we neglect our recurring segments, "Kate's Classical Corner," "The Devil in the Details," and "Spoiled Meat," which is featured here for a final time. Adieu, "Spoiled Meat": We loved you unconditionally. We will, of course, be back to discuss season three of Hannibal in all of its Italian glory. Thanks for sticking with us, especially through all of our technical difficulties. You listeners are the best, and we greatly appreciate all the feedback and interaction. Have a great beginning to the year, and we'll be back in the recording booths soon! Feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment below.
Here at the podcast, we’re finally done with 2014, so what better time to look at what the beginning of 2015 has to offer TV fans? First we talk over our past few weeks in TV, starting with the comedies, including the finales of Selfie, Benched, The Colbert Report, the entire first season of Mozart in the Jungle, and the pilot of Galavant. Then we look at the genre and drama offerings of the past few weeks, including The Legend of Korra’s finale, the Doctor Who and Black Mirror Christmas specials, and the finale of The Affair, and we end the podcast with our preview of a very full winter season.