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The Televerse #296- Spotlight on the American Gods premiere

One of 2017’s most anticipated new series is finally here. This week on the podcast, Noel and Kate take a long look at Starz’s American Gods and break down why the premiere left them a little cold. Before that, however, there’s a full week of TV to discuss, including a handful of notable and long-awaited episodes: the backdoor pilot for a potential Zoey-centric black-ish spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s latest Snatch Game, the dreaded Major-takes-the-cure episode of iZombie, Supergirl’s love letter to Alex and Maggie’s relationship, the reveal of Savitar’s identity on The Flash, and the finale of American Crime. Tune in for our reactions to these installments and more, then leave your thoughts in the comments below!

By |May 6th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #256- SDCC 2016 TV Wrapup with Maggie Kulzick

San Diego ComicCon 2016 has come and gone, leaving Kate with a Steven Universe high and a massive backlog of TV to catch up on. Because of this, we keep the TV this week to one large segment, rather than splitting it up by genre. A few of the highlights in this week’s conversation: Kate loses her mind for Stranger Things and Looking; Kate and Noel lose their minds for Steven Universe; we debate when to jump ship on the formerly compelling, but now struggling UnREAL and Mr. Robot; and Greenleaf’s exciting new gear. After Our Week in TV, friend of the show Maggie Kulzick returns to the podcast to talk SDCC 2016 with Kate and Noel, including rocking out with Rebecca Sugar and her band, geeking out over the potential of American Gods, and reactions to a couple of fall pilots.

By |July 31st, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #39- “The Wrath of the Lamb” with Noel Kirkpatrick

For possibly the final time, welcome back to This Is Our Design. With some time to digest the season three finale of Hannibal, set aside a chunk of your evening (and by that, we mean over three and a half hours) to dive in with co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick, who are joined by Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com to help with the discussion of “The Wrath of the Lamb”—a discussion with very differing opinions. As always, stick around for “Kate’s Classical Corner” and “The Devil in the Details,” but also of interest are our season three and series awards. Finally, we wanted to take the time to thank as many people as possible, which make up the final minutes of this podcast.

By |September 5th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #38- “The Number of the Beast is 666…” with Cooper S. Beckett

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. All good things come in small packages. All great podcasts come a couple days late. We're not really sure if either of these things is true, but we know this: You don't owe us your listenership... you owe us AWE (we're actually not very sure about this, either; we just like to believe it). This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by author Cooper S. Beckett of Eat The Rudecast as the crew breaks down yet another strong central sequence in addition to talking about folk tales and much more. This, of course, all leads into "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details," which are always ready to shock and disturb you with how thorough they are.

By |August 27th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #37- “…And the Beast from the Sea” with Aaron Abrams

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. As the season (and possibly series) nears its end, we're pulling out all the stops. This week, co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti are joined by Aaron Abrams of Hannibal (and much more). While discussing "...And the Beast from the Sea," the group gets into ideas of change, duality (Mr. Abrams makes an astute observation about the multiple versions of Brian Zeller), heroism, and the viewers' complicated relationships with certain characters. Scott Thompson was also on the call, but since he had no lines in this episode, he chose not to respond to any of the questions, which is certainly his prerogative (Thompson was not actually on the call—sorry). Stick around for recurring segments, "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details," as we pick apart as much as we can while we still have stuff to pick apart.

By |August 17th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #36- “And the Woman Clothed in Sun” with Don Mancini

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. This week, co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti are joined by father of Chucky and the Child's Play series, Don Mancini. Finally, we get answers to the lack-of-subject idiosyncratic writing of Hannibal that we've been talking about for years. Now we know! But perhaps of more interest to listeners (perhaps), the crew talks about the beauty of the tiger scene and its implications for Francis Dolarhyde, parallels between the Will-Hannibal relationship and the Francis-Reba relationship, the wrapping up of Bedelia's backstory with Hannibal, and how Mr. Mancini found his way into the writing room for this season. Stick around for your favorite recurring segments, "The Devil in the Details" and "Kate's Classical Corner".

By |August 10th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #35- “And the Woman Clothed with the Sun…” with Randy Dankievitch

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. After some technical difficulties, we have returned, just like Will has returned to Hannibal (although, we did it much sooner than three years; we can't bear to be away from you for very long). Co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined this week by prolific critic Randy Dankievitch of TVOvermind and many other media outlets to help break down another dense episode. Topics include a closer look at Francis Dolarhyde, consideration of two-character dialog, and the use of flashbacks. Stick around for "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details" for more goodies before you feast on more Hannibal this weekend.

By |August 6th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #34- “The Great Red Dragon” with Les Chappell

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. Looking for a long podcast this week? Well, you're in luck. It turns out that when a show fast-forwards three years and introduces Richard Armitage as the Red Dragon, there are a few things to talk about. Just a few... All of these things get addressed in full by co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti with the help of Les Chappell of The A.V. Club. Start off with an appetizer, "Hannibal by the Numbers," before the groups kicks off the discussion with thoughts on adaptation, moving right along to the Red Dragon himself and what his presence means for Will and Hannibal. Stick around for your weekly dose of "Kate's Classical Corner" and "The Devil in the Details," which we know you're addicted to—we'd tell you to stop, but we kind of like it.

By |July 29th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #33- “Digestivo” with Libby Hill

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. Will and Hannibal are back in Maryland, and co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are back in California and Illinois (one of which features background rain this week; place your bets). What does that mean? Not much more than usual, except that the crew brought in the spectacular Libby Hill of the Los Angeles Times. It's mid-season finale time with "Digestivo," and the group breaks down the various important aspects of the episode and series of episodes, such as how the characters have changed and where are Will's dogs!? (Seriously, though—we're upset.) Additionally, feast your ears on the recurring segments "Hannibal by the Numbers," "Kate's Classical Corner," and "The Devil in the Details," in which the amount of time spent studying this show is exposed as preposterous. As always, you can find us on Twitter or send us an e-mail at thisisourdesign666[at]gmail.com.

By |July 23rd, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments

This Is Our Design #32- “Dolce,” live from SDCC

Welcome back to This Is Our Design. This week, we bring you a special in-person edition of the podcast, thanks to the universe bringing all the nerds together in San Diego for Comic-Con. Co-hosts Kate Kulzick and Sean Colletti get together to talk all things "Dolce," including the ridiculously good direction of Vincenzo Natali and the crucial reunion of Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. Warning: Some of the audio clips in this episode somewhat drown out the discussion for a couple seconds. You can blame Sean for this, because he is technologically inept. We're not even sure how he exists in this day and age. Weird. Anyway, stick around for all the usual goodies, including a delayed "Hannibal by the Numbers," "Kate's Classical Corner," and "The Devil in the Details," and be sure to enter into the drawing for a free copy of Hannibal season two on DVD if you are interested in that.

By |July 14th, 2015|This Is Our Design|0 Comments