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This Is Our Design #34- “The Great Red Dragon” with Les Chappell

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. Looking for a long podcast this week? Well, you're in luck. It turns out that when a show fast-forwards three years and introduces Richard Armitage as the Red Dragon, there are a few things to talk about. Just a few... All of these things get addressed in full by co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti with the help of Les Chappell of The A.V. Club. Start off with an appetizer, "Hannibal by the Numbers," before the groups kicks off the discussion with thoughts on adaptation, moving right along to the Red Dragon himself and what his presence means for Will and Hannibal. Stick around for your weekly dose of "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details," which we know you're addicted to—we'd tell you to stop, but we kind of like it.

By |July 29th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #204- Mad Men with Ryan McGee

There are still more summer series starting up, including one of our favorites from last year, giving us plenty to talk about this week on the podcast. We start with the comedies, including a preview of Review season two and the Rick and Morty premiere. Next are the genre and drama offerings, including a preview of Strike Back: Legacy. Afterward, Ryan McGee of Boob Tube Dude joins us to look at the dearly departed new classic Mad Men.

By |July 29th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #33- “Digestivo” with Libby Hill

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. Will and Hannibal are back in Maryland, and co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are back in California and Illinois (one of which features background rain this week; place your bets). What does that mean? Not much more than usual, except that the crew brought in the spectacular Libby Hill of the Los Angeles Times. It's mid-season finale time with "Digestivo," and the group breaks down the various important aspects of the episode and series of episodes, such as how the characters have changed and where are Will's dogs!? (Seriously, though—we're upset.) Additionally, feast your ears on the recurring segments "Hannibal by the Numbers," "Kate's Classical Corner," and "The Devil in the Details," in which the amount of time spent studying this show is exposed as preposterous. As always, you can find us on Twitter or send us an e-mail at thisisourdesign666[at]gmail.com.

By |July 23rd, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #203- The Young Ones with Jon Clarke

The programming dip that came with the start of summer is on its way out, with new series starting up and giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including a preview of Rick and Morty and looks at the Dates pilot, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot, Married premiere, and BoJack Horseman season two. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including memorable episodes of Hannibal, UnREAL, Mr. Robot, and Rectify. Afterward, Jon Clarke of Caffeinated Comics joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the cult British comedy The Young Ones.

By |July 21st, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #202- SDCC 2015 TV Wrapup with Whitney McIntosh

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but never fear: SOS’s own Whitney McIntosh returns to the podcast to break down the highs and lows of SDCC 2015 with Kate. First, however, we talk the week’s comedies, including a preview of Married season two and looks at the pilot of Why? with Hannibal Buress, the premiere of Key & Peele, and the season finale of Inside Amy Schumer, as well as the week’s genre and drama offerings, including the Rectify and Masters of Sex premieres.

By |July 15th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #32- “Dolce,” live from SDCC

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. This week, we bring you a special in-person edition of the podcast, thanks to the universe bringing all the nerds together in San Diego for Comic-Con. Co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti get together to talk all things "Dolce," including the ridiculously good direction of Vincenzo Natali and the crucial reunion of Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. Warning: Some of the audio clips in this episode somewhat drown out the discussion for a couple seconds. You can blame Sean for this, because he is technologically inept. We're not even sure how he exists in this day and age. Weird. Anyway, stick around for all the usual goodies, including a delayed "Hannibal by the Numbers," "Kate's Classical Corner," and "The Devil in the Details," and be sure to enter into the drawing for a free copy of Hannibal season two on DVD if you are interested in that.

By |July 14th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

The Televerse #201- Interview with Rectify cast, SDCC 2015 TV Preview

Last week’s respite is over, with a handful of previews and plenty of interesting TV making for another long podcast. First we look at the comedies, including catchups with Banana, Cucumber, and Orange is the New Black season three and previews of Key & Peele season three and Hollywood Game Night. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including previews of The Strain season two, Rectify season three, and Masters of Sex season three, the Zoo pilot, and the Penny Dreadful finale. Afterward, Kate sits down with Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, and J. Smith-Cameron to discuss the upcoming season of Rectify and the cast’s approach to the series. Then, with San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we finish the podcast with a rundown of the TV panels and events attendees can look forward to this year.

By |July 7th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #31- “Contorno” with Dennis Perkins and Emily L. Stephens

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. Time to start worrying? Since the recording of this podcast and the posting of it, Amazon and Netflix have announced that they're passing on Bryan Fuller's arthouse series. Even if the worst possible thing happens, though, we've hired billions of monkeys to develop future scripts for Hannibal, which doesn't really matter if the show isn't picked up by another network. Also, couldn't we have used that money in a Kickstarter for the show or something? We didn't think this through... But co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick certainly think other things through this week with the help of Dennis Perkins and Emily L. Stephens, of The A.V. Club fame. It's an event-filled episode, including another iconic fight between Jack Crawford and Hannibal Lecter. Yet there's plenty more to talk about, such as character motivations, the role of happiness, and of course, music and other elements worth pointing out in "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details".

By |July 7th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments