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About Kate Kulzick

Kate Kulzick is the creator, host, and editor of The Televerse podcast. A lifelong TV fan, Kate has *opinions* and thinks you should too. Favorite series include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Hannibal, and Steven Universe, and you can find her thoughts on these shows and more either here at The Televerse or through her freelance criticism and writing for The A.V. Club.

The Televerse #303- The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 with Angelica Jade Bastién

After two weeks with lighter coverage, The Televerse is back with another lengthy dive into the current TV landscape. First up, Noel and Kate tackle the week’s comedy and reality programming, from The Ranch Part 3, to the premieres of Wrecked, The  Great British Bake Off, Hollywood Game Night, and The Gong Show, to the latest thought-provoking installment of Independent Lens. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of The Mist and Queen Sugar, the finales of American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale, and new entries from Wynonna Earp, iZombie, Claws, and Twin Peaks. Afterwards, friend of the show and contributor to Vulture and The New York Times Angelica Jade Bastién returns to break down The Handmaid’s Tale with Kate, looking at the decision to adapt the famous novel over multiple seasons, how the series approaches race, and other questions prompted by the first season.

By |June 24th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #302- Spotlight on Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

Kate is slacking once again, so for the second week in a row, The Televerse presents a reasonably-sized episode of TV talk. A few more weeks of this, and Noel will never go back to our marathon sessions! We kick things off this week with our weeks in comedy and reality, including the finales of Angie Tribeca and Bob’s Burgers, a guest star-filled Veep, an intergalactic Last Week Tonight with John  Oliver, a beauty-centered The Carmichael Show, and this season’s antepenultimate RuPaul’s Drag Race. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, with Noel taking point and giving his thoughts on the premiere of TNT’s Claws, season five of Orange is the New Black, and new episodes of American Gods and iZombie, before Kate joins back in to discuss the season two premiere of Wynonna Earp. Then to round out the podcast, we change things up a bit by spotlighting National Geographic’s gripping and informative documentary, Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.

By |June 17th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #301- Spotlight on Anne with an E

It’s that rarest of things here at the Televerse, a light week! Noel and Kate kick things off by talking through the week’s TV, including the premieres of Daytime Divas and I’m Dying Up Here, the finale of The Leftovers, a return to form from The Handmaid’s Tale, another middling American Gods, a ghostly iZombie, an emotional The Carmichael Show, and entertaining penultimate episodes of Angie Tribeca and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Afterwards, it’s time for another Season Spotlight, with Avonlea fan Kate and Avonlea neophyte Noel breaking down the new adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Great Gables, the CBC and Netflix’s Anne with an E.

By |June 10th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #300- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #2: Attack on Titan, Sakura Quest, Her Story

Another late spring week, another set of finales and premieres. This episode, before checking in on our 2017 TV Resolutions, Noel and Kate take a look at the week’s comedy and reality, including the return of The Carmichael Show, another strong Angie Tribeca, the finale of The Amazing Race, and quite possibly the best makeover episode in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. Then we head over to the genre offerings, including a catch-up on Doctor Who, another mixed American Gods, an iZombie episode with at least a +4 in Charm Person, and the latest beautifully emotional Steven Universe mini-bomb. Last up are the dramas, including The Americans’ finale, the premiere of Still Star-Crossed, Canadian import Mary Kills People, and a much-anticipated The Handmaid’s Tale. Afterward, it’s time to update our progress with our 2017 TV Resolutions to watch more anime (Noel) and YouTube series (Kate), with looks at Attack on Titan, Sakura Quest, and Her Story. Take a listen, and let us know which anime and YouTube series we should be seeking out for our next check-in!

By |June 3rd, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #299- Supergirl Season 2 with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges

Finale season pushes ahead, full steam, prompting another of our trademark marathon episodes. We kick things off with the week in comedy, reality, and drama, looking at the finales of Archer: Dreamland, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jane the Virgin, and Elementary as well as a Drag Race shocker and a less-than-stellar The Handmaid’s Tale. After a quick break, it’s time for the genre offerings, including the much-hyped Laura-centric American Gods, the long-awaited return of Twin Peaks, and the finales of Samurai Jack, The Flash, and Arrow. Then to round out the discussion, friend of the podcast Dr. Elizabeth Bridges returns to help us dive deep on Supergirl’s finale and season two overall, from the highs (Sanvers, Lena, Cat) to the lows (Mon-El, James, basically all the guys), and everything in-between.

By |May 27th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #298- Spotlight on Sense8 Season 2

Spring finale season is here (immediately following up winter finale season), and that, along with the continuing debuts of midseason and summer TV series, gives us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First up, we look at the week in comedy, including the premiere of Downward Dog and the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Then it’s finale time, with two of ABC’s strongest comedies signing off for the year, Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat. We pause briefly with reality to chat RuPaul’s Drag Race, and then we dive in with genre and drama, including another relationship-fueled Samurai Jack, a much-buzzed-about American Gods, the penultimate episodes of Supergirl, The Flash, and Elementary, and another topical The Handmaid’s Tale. Lastly, after wrapping up our week in TV, Noel and Kate head over to the spotlight section and take a long, luxurious look at Sense8’s beautiful, emotional, and surprisingly suspenseful second season.

By |May 20th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #297- Spotlight on Underground Season 2

Another week, another podcast full of TV returns and finales. This episode, Noel and Kate dive in with Underground and look at what did, and didn’t, work about the underappreciated drama’s finale, “Soldier,” and second season as a whole. Before that, though, there’s plenty of comedy and genre TV to discuss. First up are the comedies, with looks at the finales of Superstore and black-ish as well as entertaining installments of Speechless, Angie Tribeca, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Then over in genre, Sense8 returns for season two, Samurai Jack makes a questionable move, Steven Universe is back for a week-long prelude to its May 29th Steven Bomb, iZombie reveals its hand, and Noel and Kate differ on whether American Gods is moving in the right direction, or moving at all. Take a listen, and reach out with your thoughts on Underground and the rest of this busy time for TV.

By |May 13th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #296- Spotlight on the American Gods premiere

One of 2017’s most anticipated new series is finally here. This week on the podcast, Noel and Kate take a long look at Starz’s American Gods and break down why the premiere left them a little cold. Before that, however, there’s a full week of TV to discuss, including a handful of notable and long-awaited episodes: the backdoor pilot for a potential Zoey-centric black-ish spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s latest Snatch Game, the dreaded Major-takes-the-cure episode of iZombie, Supergirl’s love letter to Alex and Maggie’s relationship, the reveal of Savitar’s identity on The Flash, and the finale of American Crime. Tune in for our reactions to these installments and more, then leave your thoughts in the comments below!

By |May 6th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #295- Spotlight on The Handmaid’s Tale

It’s another week of premieres and finales, with the glut of April programming bringing even more terrific TV to discuss. We kick things off with comedy and reality, including the premieres of Great News and Silicon Valley, the finale of The Detour, the return of Jane the Virgin, and more. Then we move over to drama and genre, with the finale of Feud: Bette and Joan, the much-anticipated Adventure Time: Elements, and the returns of Supergirl and The Flash, among others. Lastly, we dive deep with the gripping and powerfully relevant premiere episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, which despite tremendous early buzz, manages to somehow exceed expectations.

By |April 29th, 2017|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #294- Girls with Caroline Siede

The April onslaught continues, with another handful of premieres and finales giving Noel and Kate lots of TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including season one of Girlboss, the premiere of Veep, the finale of Girls, and much more. Next up are the genre offerings, including the premieres of Doctor Who and Class, and some reality talk, with a catchup on The Amazing Race and another lackluster RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of The Leftovers and Fargo, the finale of The Good Fight, and more. Afterward, The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede returns to the DVD Shelf to help Kate reminisce on Girls, its legacy, and how it shaped, and was shaped by, the way we discuss television.

By |April 22nd, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment