After counting down their Top 20 TV Series of 2015 last week, Kate and Noel return to give their thoughts on the rest of the year that was in TV. From standard categories like Best Performance to fun ones like Best Villain and Trippiest Scene, Kate and Noel heap praise upon (or vent frustration about) the best, worst, most memorable, and most forgettable moments, seasons, series, and more this year. Joining in the fun are former cohosts Caroline Siede, Ricky D, Max Bledstein, Deepayan Sengupta, and Simon Howell, who call in to give out a few awards of their own.
The List-ening has begun! Kate is joined by her new cohost, Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com, to count down, argue about, slather praise upon, and generally geek out about our top 20 shows of 2015. Adding to the fun are some of the year’s best musical moments and a few thoughts from previous guest cohosts Elena Rivera, Emily L. Stephens, and David Bax. Count down with Noel and Kate, then let us know your picks for the best TV of 2015!
The Televerse is back with a special bonus mini-episode, as Emmy Award winner Michael Price returns to the podcast to discuss the new show he's co-created with comedian Bill Burr for Netflix, the 1970s-set animated comedy F is for Family. Michael and Kate talk childhood memories and inspirations, and how the Netflix approach shapes storytelling.
It’s the final regular podcast of the year, and joining Kate to send off the guest cohost era in style is former cohost Sean Colletti of PopOptiq, TV Overmind, and The Mid-Season Replacements. First, Kate and Sean look over the week’s notable comedy and reality offerings, including the finales to The Amazing Race, Nathan For You, and You’re the Worst, the pilots to Telenovela and Superstore, and a deep dive with Transparent season one. Then come the genre and drama offerings, including the midseason finales of The Good Wife, Arrow, and The Flash and last week’s buzzed about penultimate Fargo. Afterward, the DVD Shelf is at long last back, as Sean and Kate spend some quality time with the fantastic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
It’s fall finale time, giving Kate and returning guest Whitney McIntosh of UPROXX and PopOptiq plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First up are the week’s comedy and reality offerings, including a catchup with Survivor’s Remorse season two, the midseason finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Wiz Live!, and the premiere of Top Chef. Next are the week’s drama and genre entries, including a catchup with The Knick, the winter The Flash/Arrow crossover, and the season finale of Doctor Who. Then we round out the podcast with a season spotlight of HBO’s remarkable The Leftovers, which wrapped up its second (and potentially final) season this week.
Much of TV may have taken the week off, thanks to (American) Thanksgiving, but there’s still plenty to discuss, as PopOptiq Managing Editor for TV Deepayan Sengupta returns to the podcast. First we talk comedy and reality, including previews of Transparent season two and The Great Holiday Baking Show and looks at Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, before moving onto the genre and drama offerings, including a preview of SyFy’s The Expanse and a deep dive with Doctor Who. Then it’s time for another season spotlight, as Deepayan helps Kate break down one of the year’s great new comedies, season one of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.