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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 #311- Orphan Black with Emma Fraser

It has been a week here in the US, but fortunately several TV shows (none more so than the new DuckTales) helped us get through it. We kick off the episode this week with the comedies, including looks at the aforementioned DuckTales series premiere, Atypical’s premiere, People of Earth, and Younger. Then we move over to the more serious fare, including the powerful VICE-produced documentary “Charlottesville: Race and Terror,” the middling first season of The Defenders, more charming installments of Wynonna Earp and The Bold Type, and the dramatic season finale of Claws. Afterward, Noel signs off and friend of the show Emma Fraser of TV Ate My Wardrobe, The Observer, and more returns to help Kate break down the series finale, final season, and entire run of the warm and wonderfully human Orphan Black.

By |August 19th, 2017|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #310- Spotlight on The Carmichael Show

The waves of premieres continue, giving us lots to discuss once again on the podcast. First up are the comedies and reality episodes, including the premieres of Swedish Dicks, Comrade Detective, and Difficult People and the finale of The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including a quick check in on Orphan Black, before its finale, and lengthier looks at Game of Thrones, Wynonna Earp, Claws, The Bold Type, and more. Then Noel and Kate dive in with the series finale of The Carmichael Show and celebrate its thoughtful, creative, and entertaining three season run.

By |August 12th, 2017|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #309- Summer Catch-up with Detectorists Series 1 and Killjoys Season 1

Anticipating a slower TV week (which then did not materialize), Noel and Kate try something new this week on the podcast: our first summer catch-up, where we sample series our listeners have been buzzing about. For our inaugural summer catch-up, we dive in with the first seasons of BBC Four’s Detectorists and SyFy’s Killjoys. First up, though, is that supposedly slow week in TV. We kick things off with looks at a handful of the comedies and reality series we tuned in for, including the premieres of The Lowe Files and The Guest Book, the return of Rick and Morty, and a squee-inducing Younger. Afterward, we head over to the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of Sinner and Room 104, Game of Thrones, Wynonna Earp, The Bold Type, and the emotional midseason finale of Queen Sugar. What surprised and delighted us this week, and where did we fall on listener favorites Detectorists and Killjoys? Tune in to find out, then leave your thoughts in the comments below!

By |August 5th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #308- SDCC 2017 TV Wrapup with Maggie Kulzick

After a whirlwind week, Kate is back from San Diego Comic-Con International, with only the mildest of sunburns (a dramatic improvement over last year). Noel and Kate kick off the podcast this week with a quick discussion of the Jeremy Jordan/Supergirl and SuperCorp dustup from ComicCon, then head into our week in TV. First up are the comedies, including the returns of Insecure and People of Earth, along with entertaining episodes of I’m Sorry and Younger. Then it’s over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of Midnight, Texas and Somewhere Between, an intense Adventure Time, a mixed Wynonna Earp, and much more (including a potentially controversial take from Kate on The Bold Type’s newest romance). Then to finish out the podcast, as well as our coverage of SDCC 2017, friend of the show Maggie Kulzick returns to share the high- and low-lights of this year’s Con, from panels and cosplay to signings and food.

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

The Televerse #307- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #3: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Fastest Finger First, Clean Freak, Classroom of the Elite

Kate’s off at San Diego Comic-Con, so Noel is carrying the podcast this week, as Noel leads Kate through the week’s comedies, including the premieres of Friends from College and Loaded, as well as genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of Game of Thrones and Remember Me. After talking through a few more episodes, it’s time for our third check-in on our 2017 TV resolutions. Kate discusses The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog-inspired adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, while Noel gives his thoughts on the latest anime offerings, including Fastest Finger First, Clean Freak, and Classroom of the Elite.

By |July 23rd, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #306- SDCC 2017 TV Preview

With both an uptick in premieres and the return of our yearly SDCC TV preview, it’s another long episode this week. First up, Noel and Kate talk through the week’s comedy and reality offerings, including Tour de Pharmacy, the premieres of I’m Sorry and Hooten & The Lady, surprising (for better and worse) episodes of Wrecked and The Carmichael Show, and another underwhelming The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the genre and drama series, including the premieres of Will, The Bold Type, and Salvation, twist-happy episodes of Wynonna Earp and Claws, and another compelling Queen Sugar. Afterward, Maggie Kulzick returns to the podcast to help Noel and Kate preview the TV-centric panels coming next week at San Diego Comic-Con International, from retrospectives and fan reunions to brand new series debuts and cosplay contests. There’s a frankly ridiculous amount of TV geekery afoot in San Diego this year. What panels will you seek out?

By |July 15th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #305- Spotlight on Chewing Gum Seasons 1 and 2

Thanks to the holiday weekend, a lot of TV took the week off, giving Noel and Kate time for season catch-ups! We kick things off with our week in comedy, including the first seasons of Danger and Eggs and GLOW, the third season of Playing House, another fun Younger, a dramatic The Carmichael Show, and a somewhat disappointing The Great British Baking Show. Next up is our week in genre and drama, including the perplexing Castlevania season one, the finale of Doctor Who, and new episodes of Wynonna Earp, Claws, and Queen Sugar. Afterwards, Noel and Kate catch up with a series they’ve been behind on for a while, seasons one and two of Channel 4 and Netflix’s Chewing Gum.

By |July 8th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #304- American Gods Season 1 with Allison Shoemaker

Things get a bit contentious this week on the podcast, with several episodes prompting strong reactions from Noel and Kate. First up are the comedies, including the premieres of Playing House and Younger, the finale of Veep, and fun episodes of Wrecked and The Carmichael Show. Then we move over to reality, with looks at the return of Terrace House and relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars, an underwhelming The Great British Baking Show, and the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Last up in our week in TV are the genre and drama offerings, including the premiere of GLOW (which Kate perhaps mis-categorized), the finale of iZombie, and new installments of Queen Sugar and Wynonna Earp. Afterward, Allison Shoemaker of Podlander Drunkcast, Debating Doctor Who, Consequence of Sound, and The A.V. Club, among others, returns to the podcast to champion American Gods season one and bring us around on a much-anticipated season that left us as cold as Laura Moon.

By |July 1st, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

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