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.
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.
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.
Despite a few shows taking the week off, there are finales and premieres galore this week, plus the regular batch of discussion-worthy series, making for one of the longest regular podcast episodes in quite a while. First we dive in with the comedies, including the Parks and Recreation series finale, The Last Man on Earth’s pilot, and a fantastic Doris-centric Looking. Next up are reality and genre, including the premiere of the new dating-centric season of The Amazing Race and the season finale of Agent Carter, and we wrap up the week with the dramas, including the pilot of Battle Creek, the return of The Good Wife, and much more. Afterward, SOS’s own Whitney McIntosh returns to the DVD Shelf to break down TV’s longest running female-driven series and genre favorite, Charmed.
The glut of 2014 TV comedies continues this week, making for yet another lengthy podcast. First we look at another full week in comedy, including a preview of FOX’s The Last Man on Earth, some The Odd Couple pilot talk, and plenty of Jane the Virgin, Girls, and Looking discussion. Then we look at a handful of genre series as well as HBO’s documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, before diving in with the dramas, including a quick preview of ABC’s Secrets and Lies and fun episodes of Better Call Saul, Fortitude, Justified, and of course, The Americans. Afterward, Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com returns to induct the DVD Shelf’s first educational and/or cooking program entry, the delightfully cheesy, yet encyclopedic Good Eats.
The Comedies are coming! It’s another week of TV premieres here on the podcast, giving us the longest week in comedy in recent memory. We kick things off with said comedies, including premieres and pilots from Parks and Recreation, Kroll Show, Broad City, Always Sunny, and Man Seeking Woman, then look at a much more manageable week in genre and drama, including the pilots of Amazon offering The Man in the High Castle and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys adaptation. Afterward, Les Chappell of SOS, The A.V. Club, and Under the Hood returns to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short lived, and much loved, 2014 military comedy Enlisted.
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.
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.
It’s another full week of TV, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at some reality, including the Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey pilot, then we focus on animation as we discuss the comedies, along with the Review pilot, Girls, and the Looking finale. Next up are the genre series, including the pilot of Resurrection, and we round out the week’s TV with the dramas, including a preview of Crisis and the finale of True Detective. We close the podcast with Sarah D. Bunting of Tomato Nation and Previously.tv, and co-founder of Television Without Pity, who joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the under-remembered WB college romance, Felicity.
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.