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The Televerse #294- Girls with Caroline Siede

The April onslaught continues, with another handful of premieres and finales giving Noel and Kate lots of TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including season one of Girlboss, the premiere of Veep, the finale of Girls, and much more. Next up are the genre offerings, including the premieres of Doctor Who and Class, and some reality talk, with a catchup on The Amazing Race and another lackluster RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of The Leftovers and Fargo, the finale of The Good Fight, and more. Afterward, The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede returns to the DVD Shelf to help Kate reminisce on Girls, its legacy, and how it shaped, and was shaped by, the way we discuss television.

By |April 22nd, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

It’s a week of finales on the podcast, giving us plenty of TV to discuss in another lengthy installment. We start with the comedies, including the return of Community, pilot of One Big Happy, and finales of Always Sunny, Man Seeking Woman, Broad City, Girls, and Looking. Next up are genre and drama, including a look at iZombie, the newly-released Bloodline season one, and catch-ups with Empire, The Slap, and Fortitude, as well as our usual favorites. Afterwards, David Bax of Battleship Pretension and Hey Watch This! returns to the DVD Shelf to take a look at The CW's teen soap Gossip Girl.

By |March 24th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #184- Columbo with Emily L. Stephens

After last week’s marathon podcast, we keep things a bit more manageable this time, focusing on the week’s most memorable TV. First up are the comedies, including the a quick look at season one of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the season finale of Togetherness, and yet another pair of strong episodes from Girls and Looking. Next are the genre entries, including the midseason premiere of Agents of SHIELD, and we round out the week with the dramas, including the pilots of CSI: Cyber and American Crime and long-awaited returns on Justified and The Good Wife. Afterward, Emily L. Stephens from The A.V. Club joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk about one of TV’s most beloved characters and procedurals, Columbo.

By |March 10th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #176- Carlos with Sean Colletti

The January TV premieres have already begun, giving us plenty to discuss on this week’s podcast. After an extra-long listener feedback segment, we dive in with the comedies, including the Golden Globes and a handful of premieres: Archer, Portlandia, Babylon, Girls, Togetherness, and Looking. Then we talk genre and drama, including the premieres of Agent Carter and Banshee and a rare swing-and-a-miss from The Good Wife. Afterward, former Televerse cohost Sean Colletti and current cohost of The Midseason Replacements and Under the Hood returns to the DVD Shelf to discuss the 2010 SundanceTV miniseries, Carlos.

By |January 13th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #175- 2015 Midseason Preview

Here at the podcast, we’re finally done with 2014, so what better time to look at what the beginning of 2015 has to offer TV fans? First we talk over our past few weeks in TV, starting with the comedies, including the finales of Selfie, Benched, The Colbert Report, the entire first season of Mozart in the Jungle, and the pilot of Galavant. Then we look at the genre and drama offerings of the past few weeks, including The Legend of Korra’s finale, the Doctor Who and Black Mirror Christmas specials, and the finale of The Affair, and we end the podcast with our preview of a very full winter season.

By |January 7th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #134- Girls Season 3 with Ricky D

It was an eventful week of television, to say the very least, giving us plenty to discuss on what is one of our longest podcasts to date. First we take a look at the comedies, including previews of Surviving Jack, Inside Amy Schumer season two, and the midseason premiere of The Mindy Project. Then we talk a little reality and genre before rounding out our week in TV with the dramas. Afterwards, we spotlight this week’s controversial The Good Wife, “Dramatics, Your Honor”, and then we welcome back SOS’s Ricky D to help us take a look at the fantastic third season of Girls.

By |March 26th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #133- Family Tree with Sean Colletti

Several of our favorite TV shows came to play this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with The Amazing Race: All Stars before diving into the comedies, then move on to talk some genre, including the pilot of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and a preview of The 100, and wrap up our week in TV with the dramas, including standout episodes of The Americans and The Good Wife. Afterward, Sean Colletti, contributor to SOS and TV Overmind and cohost of SOS’s Hannibal podcast This Is Our Design, joins us at the DVD Shelf to spend some quality time with Christopher Guest’s underseen one-season comedy, Family Tree.

By |March 18th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #131- Parade’s End with Kate Rennebohm

The Olympics are over and TV is back with a bang, giving us way too much to discuss this week on the podcast. First we talk comedy, including a preview of Saint George, then we take a look at some reality, with a preview of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey and a little Amazing Race talk. Next we dive in with genre, including previews of Resurrection and Believe, and we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including the pilot of Those Who Kill. Afterward, Kate Rennebohm heads back to the DVD Shelf to help us break down the recent BBC miniseries (and Benedict Cumberbatch/Rebecca Hall/Adelaide Clemens vehicle) Parade’s End.

By |March 4th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #130- Informed Opinions: Doctors and Medicine on TV

The Olympics have given us one more light week of television, but with a handful of premieres to preview, there’s still plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the coming week’s pilots and premieres (Mixology, Legit, The Americans, and The Red Road), then we talk through a lighter week in television, including the About a Boy and The Amazing Race premieres, and we round things out with another installment of our Informed Opinions series. This time, we’re joined by two doctors, Steph and Rob, to discuss representations of doctors and medicine on television.

By |February 25th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #126- Taxi with Les Chappell

The January television premieres have finally settled down, leaving us with a manageable docket for the podcast this week. We start with the comedies, including the pilot for Comedy Central’s Broad City, then talk a little reality along with the genre fare, and finish up our week in television with the dramas. Afterward, we welcome back Les Chappell from The A.V. Club and This Was Television to help us discuss the surprisingly overlooked classic sitcom Tax

By |January 29th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments