Few series make it more than a handful of years; even fewer make it into double digits. This week, the WWE celebrated 25 years of Monday Night RAW, and that is a milestone worth reflecting upon. We may not be regular wrestling viewers here at The Televerse, but thankfully friend of the show Cory Barker of TVGuide.com is, and he came back on the podcast this week to talk WWE RAW and wrestling on TV with us for an extended spotlight.

Before that, however, Noel and Kate talk through some of the week’s more memorable episodes. First we look at the week in comedy and reality, including the premieres of The Detour and Drunk History, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s Apology Race, a double episode of The Amazing Race, and the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Then we move over to the genre offerings, including the premiere of Counterpart, Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash, Supergirl, and the latest Darin Morgan offering of The X-Files. How did trying to keep up with Trump work for the Full Frontal crew? Has Star Trek: Discovery gotten overly twist-reliant? And which host is surprisingly fluent in the complex backstories of ‘90s and early ‘00s WWE? This and more on the latest episode of The Televerse.

Note: The webseries Kate was referencing in the opening discussion is The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo. Check it out on creator and star Brian Jordan Alvarez’s YouTube channel.

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Spotlight: 25 Years of WWE RAW with Cory Barker (1:16:56)

Our Week in Reality and Comedy
The Detour premiere (6:27)
Drunk History premiere (12:34)
The Good Place
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
The Amazing Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars
premiere (34:00)

Our Week in Genre
Counterpart premiere (49:12)
Star Trek: Discovery
The Flash (59:14)
The X-Files (1:09:24)

Music Featured: “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj; “Barracuda” by Heart

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