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The Televerse #187- Survivor: Samoa with Tyler Smith

At last, a respite from the flood of finales over the past few weeks. It will be short-lived, with Aprilgeddon looming, but there’s still plenty of TV to talk about this week on the podcast. We kick things off with the comedies, including previews of Weird Loners and Younger and the pilot of Big Time in Hollywood, FL, before looking at HBO’s new documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including a preview of Wolf Hall and our usual roundup of shows: Fortitude, Better Call Saul, Justified, The Americans, and The Good Wife. Afterwards, Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson is back for our first installment of the new segment Reality Check, this week looking at Survivor season 19, Survivor: Samoa.

By |March 31st, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

It’s a week of finales on the podcast, giving us plenty of TV to discuss in another lengthy installment. We start with the comedies, including the return of Community, pilot of One Big Happy, and finales of Always Sunny, Man Seeking Woman, Broad City, Girls, and Looking. Next up are genre and drama, including a look at iZombie, the newly-released Bloodline season one, and catch-ups with Empire, The Slap, and Fortitude, as well as our usual favorites. Afterwards, David Bax of Battleship Pretension and Hey Watch This! returns to the DVD Shelf to take a look at The CW's teen soap Gossip Girl.

By |March 24th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #185- Star Trek: TOS with Paul Goebel

It’s another marathon podcast this week, with lots of notable TV giving us plenty to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including a preview of the Childrens Hospital premiere, season one of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a memorable Man Seeking Woman. Next we dive in with genre and documentary, with a preview of iZombie’s pilot as well as finale talk for The 100 and Banshee, plus the stunning conclusion of The Jinx: the Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Afterward, we look at a handful of dramas, including this week’s eagerly anticipated Mike-centric Better Call Saul. Finally, Paul Goebel, the King of TV and cohost of Hey Watch This!, returns to the DVD Shelf to take a look at the influential and frequently fascinating Star Trek.

By |March 18th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #184- Columbo with Emily L. Stephens

After last week’s marathon podcast, we keep things a bit more manageable this time, focusing on the week’s most memorable TV. First up are the comedies, including the a quick look at season one of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the season finale of Togetherness, and yet another pair of strong episodes from Girls and Looking. Next are the genre entries, including the midseason premiere of Agents of SHIELD, and we round out the week with the dramas, including the pilots of CSI: Cyber and American Crime and long-awaited returns on Justified and The Good Wife. Afterward, Emily L. Stephens from The A.V. Club joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk about one of TV’s most beloved characters and procedurals, Columbo.

By |March 10th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #183- Charmed with Whitney McIntosh

Despite a few shows taking the week off, there are finales and premieres galore this week, plus the regular batch of discussion-worthy series, making for one of the longest regular podcast episodes in quite a while. First we dive in with the comedies, including the Parks and Recreation series finale, The Last Man on Earth’s pilot, and a fantastic Doris-centric Looking. Next up are reality and genre, including the premiere of the new dating-centric season of The Amazing Race and the season finale of Agent Carter, and we wrap up the week with the dramas, including the pilot of Battle Creek, the return of The Good Wife, and much more. Afterward, SOS’s own Whitney McIntosh returns to the DVD Shelf to break down TV’s longest running female-driven series and genre favorite, Charmed.

By |March 3rd, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments