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The Televerse #273- A Touch of Cloth with Simon Howell

Happy Thanksgiving, Televerse listeners! This week, Noel and Kate take it easy, with just a handful of TV episodes to discuss. First up, we look at the comedies, including the premiere of Search Party, the finale of You’re the Worst, and new episodes of Televerse staples Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including the much anticipated return (for its season finale) of Adventure Time, as well as Supergirl, The Flash, and Elementary. Afterward, former Televerse cohost—and current TV Roundtable cohost—Simon Howell returns to the podcast to introduce Noel and Kate to the sunnier side of Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker, with a DVD Shelf on his British police drama spoof A Touch of Cloth.

By |November 26th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #272- Night Slaves with Jessica Ritchey

It’s another difficult week here at The Televerse, but fortunately, TV showed up this week, with a number of interesting and entertaining episodes to discuss. First up, we look at the comedies, including the premiere of MTV’s rape revenge comedy, Sweet/Vicious, the season finale of Last Week Tonight, a race-bent Drunk History, musical Jane the Virgin, and tap-tastic Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including a Thanksgiving-themed Steven Universe, disappointing Elementary, well-crafted Queen Sugar, and affecting Supergirl. Afterwards, Jessica Ritchey of RogerEbert.com joins us at the DVD Shelf to introduce us to—and help us break down—an entry of ABC’s “Movie of the Week” series, 1970’s Night Slaves.

By |November 19th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #271- Black Books with Zack Handlen

Deep breaths, everyone. It’s not going to be okay, not for a long time. But the podcast, while it will be morphing in format and length a bit in the near future, isn’t going anywhere. This week, we start with about 40 minutes of processing and discussing how we’ve been interacting with media since the election, so if you’re looking for a break from this, skip ahead to our week in TV. We kick off the week’s TV talk with the comedies, including the Better Things finale, Kate’s catch-up with You’re the Worst, People of Earth, black-ish, Superstore’s midseason finale, and as ever, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the drama and genre offerings, including Noel’s thoughts on The Crown season one, Kate’s break-up with Lethal Weapon and thoughts on the surprising catharsis of this week’s Rectify and Queen Sugar, and both Noel and Kate’s thoughts on the welcome dose of sunshiney optimism that was this week’s Supergirl. Afterwards, Zack Handlen of The A.V. Club joins us at the DVD Shelf to do a little comfort TV viewing with British hangout comedy Black Books. Hang in there everyone, and feel free to reach out. We’re listening.

By |November 12th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #270- The Good Wife with Angelica Bastién

You know that crazy long episode we’ve been teasing for a while? It’s here this week, as Noel and Kate talk through a frankly ridiculous amount of interesting and memorable TV. First up, we dive in with a very full week in comedy, including the finales of Atlanta and Documentary Now! and mid-season finale of The Good Place, the premieres of People of Earth and Stan Against Evil, the election-themed Superstore and Fresh Off the Boat, and eventful episodes of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of The Crown and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, disappointing installments of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, and compelling entries from Queen Sugar and Rectify. Afterwards, Angelica Bastién of Vulture, The Atlantic, RogerEbert.com, and many other places joins us at the DVD Shelf to dive in with the at times frustrating, at times wonderful The Good Wife.

By |November 5th, 2016|The Televerse|1 Comment