A year after our post-The 100 3×07 episode, Variety Chief TV Critic Maureen Ryan returns to the podcast to reflect on the past year in television, the lingering effects of the fan response to 3×07, and our experiences at ClexaCon 2017. Before this, however, Noel and Kate talk through some of the highlights in a full week in TV, including the premieres of Underground, Feud: Bette and Joan, and The Americans, the finales of Man Seeking Woman and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and fun and occasionally challenging episodes of Steven Universe, Legion, and The Good Fight.
Afterward, we hear from a handful of ClexaCon attendees about their experiences at the convention, their highlights of the Con, and thoughts on how it can improve should it return in the future. A big thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Bridges (read her fuller response to ClexaCon here), Yuko, Kari, and Jessica for sharing your impressions of ClexaCon!
Reflections on ClexaCon 2017 and 3×07 with Mo Ryan (1:03:58)
ClexaCon 2017 Attendee Reactions (47:07)
Our Week in TV
Underground premiere (5:47)
Feud: Bette and Joan premiere (12:44)
The Americans premiere (16:15)
Man Seeking Woman finale (18:17)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia finale (20:46)
Steven Universe (22:54)
The Good Fight (33:28)
Music Featured: “Freedom” by Beyoncé, featuring Kendrick Lamar, live performance from the 2016 BET Awards; “That’s Good” by Devo; “Autumn Leaves” by Nat King Cole