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The Televerse #276- Enlightened with Sean Colletti

It’s our final regular episode of the year, and helping us send out 2016 in style is former cohost and friend of the show Sean Colletti, currently of TV Roundtable, who returns to the podcast to help us discuss HBO’s introspective and optimistic, and cancelled-too-soon, Enlightened. Before that, however, we talk through a rather truncated week in TV, including Noel’s roundup of the ABC comedies’ midseason finales, People of Earth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a long-awaited turn for Shinwell on Elementary, and a lengthy discussion of the series finale, and final season in general, of Televerse favorite Rectify.

By |December 17th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #270- The Good Wife with Angelica Bastién

You know that crazy long episode we’ve been teasing for a while? It’s here this week, as Noel and Kate talk through a frankly ridiculous amount of interesting and memorable TV. First up, we dive in with a very full week in comedy, including the finales of Atlanta and Documentary Now! and mid-season finale of The Good Place, the premieres of People of Earth and Stan Against Evil, the election-themed Superstore and Fresh Off the Boat, and eventful episodes of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of The Crown and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, disappointing installments of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, and compelling entries from Queen Sugar and Rectify. Afterwards, Angelica Bastién of Vulture, The Atlantic, RogerEbert.com, and many other places joins us at the DVD Shelf to dive in with the at times frustrating, at times wonderful The Good Wife.

By |November 5th, 2016|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #269- Young Justice with Samantha Nelson

We’re back to regular podcast operating procedure here at The Televerse, just in time for Halloween and another batch of premieres. First up, we look at a full week in comedy, including the premieres of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Man with a Plan, and The Great Indoors, a slue of holiday-themed sitcom episodes, another compelling The Good Place, and a powerful Jane the Virgin. Then we look at the rest of the week’s offerings, including the much anticipated Rectify premiere, the less anticipated Pure Genius premiere, a stormy Queen Sugar, Hamilton-centered Great Performances, Harrison Wells-happy The Flash, and Lynda Carter-fueled Supergirl. Afterward, Samantha Nelson of The A.V. Club and the Critical Hit podcast joins us at the DVD Shelf to help us continue or exploration of the DCAU’s with Young Justice.

By |October 29th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #225- Top 20 TV Series of 2015

The List-ening has begun! Kate is joined by her new cohost, Noel Kirkpatrick of TV.com, to count down, argue about, slather praise upon, and generally geek out about our top 20 shows of 2015. Adding to the fun are some of the year’s best musical moments and a few thoughts from previous guest cohosts Elena Rivera, Emily L. Stephens, and David Bax. Count down with Noel and Kate, then let us know your picks for the best TV of 2015!

By |December 22nd, 2015|The Televerse|6 Comments

The Televerse #207- The Wonder Years with Ricky D

The transition between early and late summer programming continues, giving us a few premieres and finales to discuss this week on the podcast. The Televerse is also in transition: After a special announcement from Simon, we look at an entertaining week in comedy, including particularly strong installments of Rick and Morty and Review, among others, and a full week in drama, including the premiere of David Simon’s Show Me a Hero and the finales of Humans and Rectify. Then, SOS’Editor-in-Chief Ricky D returns to the DVD Shelf to help us sing the praises of one of the all-time great coming-of-age dramedies, the woefully under-discussed The Wonder Years.

By |August 18th, 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 #203- The Young Ones with Jon Clarke

The programming dip that came with the start of summer is on its way out, with new series starting up and giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including a preview of Rick and Morty and looks at the Dates pilot, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot, Married premiere, and BoJack Horseman season two. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including memorable episodes of Hannibal, UnREAL, Mr. Robot, and Rectify. Afterward, Jon Clarke of Caffeinated Comics joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the cult British comedy The Young Ones.

By |July 21st, 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 #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