We’re heading into the end of the calendar year, and with The 2017 List-ening looming, it’s the perfect time to revisit one of the year’s most fascinating and puzzling entries, the return of Twin Peaks. Joining Kate to break down the alternately confusing and compelling season is friend of the show Emily L. Stephens of The A.V. Club. Before we dive into the strange world of Frost and Lynch, however, there’s a very full week of TV to discuss.

First Noel and Kate look at the comedies, including the holiday returns of Psych and Superstore, the finale of Broad City, and the epic 99th episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After a brief dip into reality to discuss the premiere of Top Chef, it’s time for the week’s genre episodes. Noel only lasted about 10 minutes into the Happy! premiere, and we chat about why. Then there’s the premiere of Agents of SHIELD, a dramatic return on Outlander, and the fall finales of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow. Which series are getting their silliness quotient right and which could stand to be a bit less precious? Which returns have us the most jazzed, and which show doesn’t seem to realize it’s retreading ground powerfully trod earlier this year in cinemas? Take a listen, then reach out with your thoughts on the week’s TV.

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Season Spotlight: Twin Peaks Season 3 with Emily L. Stephens (1:38:16)

Our Week in Comedy and Reality
Psych: The Movie (16:11)
Broad City finale (23:51)
Superstore (27:04)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (29:17)
Top Chef: Colorado premiere (37:17)

Our Week in Genre
Happy! premiere (46:29)
Agents of SHIELD premiere (56:40)
Outlander (1:04:02)
Supergirl (1:06:27)
Legends of Tomorrow (1:16:24)
The Flash (1:23:52)
Arrow (1:28:40)

Music Featured: “Allison Road” by Gin Blossoms, as performed by the cast of Psych in Psych: The Movie; “This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads

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