Noel is back! After two weeks away, Noel returns from assignment, diving in with Kate on an entertaining week of television. We kick things off with a few comedies and some reality talk, including the premieres of The Jim Gaffigan Show and Any Given Wednesday, then move on to the genre offerings, including the series finales of Penny Dreadful and Person of Interest. Last up are the dramas, including the premieres of Greenleaf and American Gothic, and season four of Orange is the New Black. Afterward, Ryan McGee of Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan returns to the podcast to help us sing the praises of the short-lived musical comedy Galavant.
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.
We’re doing it live this week, as DePaul’s Star Trek Celebration will be eating into Kate’s editing time. There’s still plenty of TV to discuss, however, and we kick things off with the comedy and genre entries, including some thoughts on the White House Correspondents Dinner and the Person of Interest, Penny Dreadful, and Houdini & Doyle premieres. Then we move on to the dramas, including some belated pilot talk from Kate—spoiler alert, y’all were right and Vinyl is terrible—and lengthy chats on The Night Manager, The Path, and Underground. Afterward, Dr. West Anthony of Musical Notation joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk New York filming and stern talking-tos in the ‘80s action procedural The Equalizer.
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.
Thanks to a few underwhelming premieres last week, the podcast is once again a manageable size this week! After a brief rant from Kate about SYTYCD, we talk some comedy, including a long-overdue look at Banana, before diving in with a somewhat thin week of genre and drama, including Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, Halt and Catch Fire, and the Humans pilot. Afterward, Sarah D. Bunting of Previously.TV and Extra Hot Great returns to the DVD Shelf to help with the somewhat daunting task of breaking down The Sopranos. Happy 200th, everyone, and thanks for listening!
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 is finally upon us, giving us a lighter episode list and shorter podcast once again. First we look at the comedies, including the finale of Louie, and we follow that with the week’s genre offerings, including a preview of Hannibal season three and Outlander finale talk. Afterwards, Dennis Perkins of The A.V. Club returns to the podcast to help us with just a bit more discussion of one of television’s greatest series, The Wire.
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.