Noel is once again on assignment, so this week Kate is joined by The A.V. Club’s Emily L. Stephens for an in-depth look at a full week in TV. After a little Tonys talk, we dive in with our week in TV, starting with reality and comedy, including ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, the fantastic O.J. Simpson: Made in America, the premieres of Another Period, Wrecked, and Uncle Buck, and the finale of Inside Amy Schumer. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of BrainDead and Animal Kingdom and the finale of Orphan Black. Then we round out the podcast by inviting on The A.V. Club’s Dennis Perkins for a lengthy look at The Americans Season 4, talking character deaths, marriage as espionage, and what has helped this series steeped in pain and betrayal continue to grow and flourish.
Noel is on assignment, so this week Kate is joined by The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede for a full 2+ hours of TV talk. First up, we go through our week in TV, starting with the comedies, including a look at the season two premiere of Angie Tribeca and deep dives on Silicon Valley and Veep. Next up are the genre offerings, including the Outcast premiere and lengthy looks at Game of Thrones and Orphan Black, and we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of Feed the Beast and UnREAL, one of which we love and one of which, not so much. Then in lieu of the DVD Shelf, Caroline and Kate bring back the Season Spotlight and take a look at Grantchester season two.
Well, sub-two hour shows were nice while they lasted. There’s lots of TV this week, meaning it’s another marathon session for the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including a preview of Another Period, the pilots of Ballers and The Brink, and a look at Catastrophe season one. Next up are the dramas, including the premiere of Deutschland 83, the pilot of The Astronaut Wives Club, and the premiere of True Detective. Last are the genre offerings, including the pilot of Killjoys and the finale of Orphan Black. After our week in TV, Rowan Kaiser of The A.V. Club and The Jay and Josh Show joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss one of the most groundbreaking series of the ‘90s, cult classic Babylon 5.
It’s another manageable week in TV here at the podcast. We kick off the week with some SYTYCD talk before breaking down the comedies, including a full week of Adventure Time. Next up are the genre offerings, including a preview of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and looks at Sense8, the Hannibal premiere, and fun new installments of Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful. Afterwards, Todd VanDerWerff, culture editor of Vox, joins us to discuss the ups and downs of the 2015 ATX Television Festival.
Summer TV is on the way, giving us a few more finales and some shows to preview this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies and reality, with previews of Golan the Insatiable and SYTYCD. Next up are the genre and drama entries, including previews of The Whispers and Aquarius, as well as looks at the pilot of Between and the finales of Supernatural and The Flash. Afterward, friend of the show Steve Prokopy—Capone from AICN—is back at the DVD Shelf for the sixth installment of his Horror Picks, looking at two classic horror TV movies: Dark Night of the Scarecrow and The Night Stalker.
TV’s spring finales continue this week, with two podcast favorites taking their bows. First up, we look at the comedies and some reality, including Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and the finale of The Amazing Race. We follow that with the genre and drama entries, including the finales of Elementary, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, and intense installments of Orphan Black, Outlander, and Penny Dreadful. Afterward, the spotlight section makes its long-awaited return as we dive deep with the Mad Men series finale, and we round out the podcast with yet another season spotlight, with SOS’s Elena Rivera joining us to take a look at the fantastic first season of Jane the Virgin.
April’s embarrassment of TV riches continues this week, making for another long podcast. First up are the comedies, including a preview of Inside Amy Schumer season three, followed by the genre entries, including a preview of Penny Dreadful season two, the pilot of The Messengers, and the premiere of Orphan Black. Last up are the dramas, including the series finale of Justified. After our week in TV, it’s time for another season spotlight, with Kyle Anderson of TheNerdist.com and WTF Are You Watching? returning to the podcast to break down season one of Daredevil.
The Spring to Summer TV transition continues this week, with a bunch of premieres and finales giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we look at the reality and comedy, including a preview of Wilfred season four and looks at the Rising Star and Almost Royal pilots, as well as the Enlisted finale. Then we talk genre and drama, previewing Tyrant, looking at the True Blood, Dominion, and Rectify premieres, and breaking down the Orphan Black and Fargo finales. Afterward, Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe joins Kate at the DVD Shelf to discuss one of the all-time great series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
It’s another transitional week for television, and television podcasting, with winter shows continuing to finish up while the summer series wait a few more weeks to begin. First we take a look at the week’s comedies, including the season finales of Inside Amy Schumer and Veep, then Sean gives FOX their report card, and afterward we look at an eventful week in genre and drama. Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf, with returning guest Deepayan Sengupta of SOS joining us to discuss Mike Judge’s short lived animated series, The Goode Family.
It’s yet another full week in television, with two big premieres and finales giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including the finale of Review and the premiere of Louie. Then we talk a little The Amazing Race, before getting into the genre series, including Supernatural’s back-door pilot and the finale of Vikings, and we wrap up our week in TV with the dramas, including this week’s Make Sean Watch winner, Drop Dead Diva, and the premiere of 24: Live Another Day. Afterwards, it’s time for another installment in our Informed Opinion series, as we discuss representations of science and research on television with guest Vlad Nicolaescu.