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The Televerse #211- The L.A. Complex with Carrie Raisler

This week, Carrie Raisler of The A.V. Club joins Kate on the podcast to look at the first insane week in TV in quite a while. First we talk comedies, including previews of Life In Pieces and Moonbeam City and the finales of Key & Peele, The Carmichael Show, and Playing House. Next we look at the rest of the week’s TV, including previews of The Bastard Executioner, Blindspot, and Minority Report, the return of Project Greenlight, the launch of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the SYTYCD finale. Afterward, it’s time for a trip to the DVD Shelf, as Carrie and Kate look at the underseen comedic Canadian (and The CW) soap The L.A. Complex.

By |September 16th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #206- The L Word with Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

It’s a summer finale palooza, prompting another lengthy edition of the podcast. First we look at our week in comedy, including the pilots of Significant Mother, Mr. Robinson, and Difficult People, as well as the premiere of Playing House and the finale of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including a belated look at the finale of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell as well as the finales of UnREAL and Deutschland 83 and another beautiful Rectify. Afterward, Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya from The A.V. Club joins us at the DVD Shelf to look at the surprisingly under-discussed and groundbreaking The L Word.

By |August 12th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #202- SDCC 2015 TV Wrapup with Whitney McIntosh

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but never fear: SOS’s own Whitney McIntosh returns to the podcast to break down the highs and lows of SDCC 2015 with Kate. First, however, we talk the week’s comedies, including a preview of Married season two and looks at the pilot of Why? with Hannibal Buress, the premiere of Key & Peele, and the season finale of Inside Amy Schumer, as well as the week’s genre and drama offerings, including the Rectify and Masters of Sex premieres.

By |July 15th, 2015|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #201- Interview with Rectify cast, SDCC 2015 TV Preview

Last week’s respite is over, with a handful of previews and plenty of interesting TV making for another long podcast. First we look at the comedies, including catchups with Banana, Cucumber, and Orange is the New Black season three and previews of Key & Peele season three and Hollywood Game Night. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including previews of The Strain season two, Rectify season three, and Masters of Sex season three, the Zoo pilot, and the Penny Dreadful finale. Afterward, Kate sits down with Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, and J. Smith-Cameron to discuss the upcoming season of Rectify and the cast’s approach to the series. Then, with San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we finish the podcast with a rundown of the TV panels and events attendees can look forward to this year.

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

The Televerse #164- 2014’s New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a few reality offerings, including the pilot of the new documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, as well as some comedy, including an at least partially pantheon-level Key & Peele. Then we look at some genre, particularly American Horror Story: Freak Show, and we round out our week with a few drama offerings, including the finale of The Knick. Afterward, the fabulous Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post and Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan returns to the podcast to discuss Transparent season one, the first half-season of Outlander, and several other series as we look at new representations of sexuality that are finally popping up on television.

By |October 22nd, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the comedies, including the premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Key & Peele, as well as the finale of Garfunkel and Oates. Then we move on to the genre offerings, including the premieres of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interest, as well as the Outlander midseason finale. Last up are the dramas, including quick looks at the NCIS: New Orleans pilot and the Scandal and Parenthood premieres, and a lengthier chat about the season two finale of Masters of Sex. Afterward, the DVD Shelf is back, with Mike Worby, Games Editor of SOS, joining us to discuss Six Feet Under.

By |September 30th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #159- That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins

The fall TV season is nearly upon us, bringing with it a slew of summer series finales and pilot previews and giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. Simon Howell is back and helps break down a full week in TV, starting with previews of the New Girl and The Mindy Project premieres and lots of FX comedy talk. Then we take a look at the pilots and premieres airing in the coming week, and we round out the week with plenty of genre and drama discussion, including looks at the pilot of Z Nation, a lauded Doctor Who, catchups with Outlander, The Knick, and Masters of Sex. Afterward, Alasdair Wilkins of The A.V. Club and Debating Doctor Who joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the British sketch series That Mitchell and Webb Look.

By |September 15th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #157- 2014 Fall TV Preview

Due to Labor Day weekend, a number of series took the week off, giving us a lighter show list for once. First we kick things off with a little reality talk (SYTYCD’s Performance Finale) and the comedies, including a preview of The League’s new premiere. Then we look at some genre and drama, including Doctor Who and another strong episode of Masters of Sex. Afterward, we break down the upcoming slate of new fall series and make our picks for what we’re planning to watch each day.

By |September 3rd, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

It’s another week of TV season and series finales here on the podcast, giving us plenty to discuss. First we kick things off with a light week in comedy and some reality, including a brief check-in on Top Chef: Duels and another lengthy SYTYCD chat. Then it’s over to a robust week in genre, including the series finale of True Blood, some much overdue Legend of Korra season three discussion, and a look at the Doctor Who premiere. Then we wind down our week in TV with the dramas, including another strong Masters of Sex and the season finale of Rectify. Afterward, we make our long-awaited return to the DVD Shelf, as Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson joins us to discuss the fantastic, and under-seen, one season wonder, Fishing with John.

By |August 27th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #155- SDCC 2014 Hannibal Pressroom

With the summer winding down, a new batch of TV shows are reaching their finales, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the week in comedy, including the series finale of Wilfred. Next up is reality, with some Top Chef: Duels talk as well as our regular SYTYCD breakdown. After that, we talk genre, including a preview of BBC America’s upcoming Intruders, and then we break down a very full and very emotional week in drama, including intense episodes of Rectify and Masters of Sex, as well as the pilot for Legends. Afterward, instead of the DVD Shelf, it’s one more week of Comic Con coverage.

By |August 20th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments