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 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.

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DVD Shelf: Black Books with Zack Handlen (2:15:54)

Our Week in Comedy
Better Things finale (38:04)
You’re the Worst (49:19)
People of Earth (56:02)
black-ish (1:01:03)
Superstore (1:10:29)
Jane the Virgin (1:16:23)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (1:24:35)

Our Week in Drama and Genre
The Crown Season 1 (1:42:56)
Lethal Weapon (1:50:21)
Rectify and Queen Sugar (1:54:33)

Music Featured: “The Math of Love Triangles” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; “Work” by Charlotte Day Wilson; Black Books Theme song

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