The Televerse #256- SDCC 2016 TV Wrapup with Maggie Kulzick

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.

By |July 31st, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #254- SDCC 2016 TV Preview

It’s that time of year once again! San Diego ComicCon is right around the corner, and Noel and Kate have your ComicCon TV needs covered, looking through the SDCC 2016 television offerings and discussing the most interesting and exciting new and returning TV-related panels at this year’s convention. First, however, we look at a premiere-heavy (for the summer) week in TV, starting with the return of Hulu’s Difficult People, as well as new episodes of Angie Tribeca, Wrecked, and The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the drama and genre episodes, including Netflix’s new ‘80s horror series Stranger Things, the premieres of Mr. Robot and The A Word, the Outlander finale, and another uneven UnREAL. Then it’s over to our SDCC 2016 TV Preview, for a discussion of what Kate’s looking forward to, and what Noel might consider braving the crowds to check out, were he attending.

By |July 16th, 2016|The Televerse|1 Comment

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 #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

The Televerse #154- SDCC 2014 Composer Roundtables: Jeff Russo, James Levine, and Christopher Young

It’s a full week in TV and sadly, in entertainment news as well, making this one of the longest podcasts yet. First Sean and Kate say a few words about the amazingly talented Robin Williams, then they respond to listener feedback and kick off a lengthy week in TV. The comedies are up first, including the pilot of Garfunkel and Oates, followed by a lone reality entry, the always wonderful SYTYCD, and a meager helping of genre, The Strain and the pilot for Outlander. That’s followed up, though, by a very full week in drama, including the pilot of The Knick and another fantastic entry from Masters of Sex.

By |August 13th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #153- SDCC 2014 Composer Roundtables 1: Steve Jablonsky and Daniel Licht

It’s not quite time for the fall TV season, but a handful of new shows are premiering soon nonetheless and this, along with a number of excellent episodes from continuing favorites, gives us plenty to discuss on this week’s podcast. First we look at a full week in comedy, including a preview of IFC’s upcoming Garfunkel and Oates, the delightful return of Gravity Falls, and the inexplicable pilot of Partners. Then we talk a little genre and reality, including a preview of Starz’s much-anticipated Outlander, and we wrap up the week’s television with the dramas, including a preview of the Steven Soderbergh-helmed The Knick and the pilot of BBC Two and SundanceTV’s The Honourable Woman.

By |August 6th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality and comedy (including SYTYCD and Adventure Time), then moving on to genre (including The Strain), and wrapping up with the dramas (including the pilot for Manhattan, Rectify, and this week’s fantastic Masters of Sex). Afterward, we’re excited to share Kate’s interview with Hannibal composer Brian Reitzell at SDCC; two-volume albums for both season one and two of Hannibal are being released this fall by Lakeshore Records, starting with the digital version of the season one soundtrack on August 5th, and fans of Hannibal and scoring in general will want to check them out. Finally, we finish up this week’s podcast with our SDCC 2014 wrapup, as Kate and her sister Maggie break down their Comic-Con experience.

By |July 29th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #150- SDCC 2014 TV Preview

After a week off, the pilots and premieres are back, as more summer TV starts up. First we take a look at the week’s reality and comedy offerings, including previews of Married and You’re the Worst. Then we talk genre, including the pilots of Extant and The Strain, and we round out the week’s TV with the dramas, including the premieres of The Bridge and Masters of Sex. Afterward, we welcome on a very special guest to help Kate break down the TV panel offerings at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. If you’ll be attending, or live nearby, make sure to come to the Battleship Pretension, Warner Archive, and CriterionCast meet-up on Thursday, July 24th at 8pm. Sean and Kate will be hanging out with representatives of these and other podcasts at the Dublin Square Pub on 4th Street and we’d love to meet y’all!

By |July 16th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #99- SDCC 2013 TV Wrapup with Todd VanDerWerff

San Diego Comic Con International has come and gone, leaving plenty of TV news and excitement in its wake. This week on the podcast, we talk the week in TV, going through the comedies and then the dramas, and then break down this year’s ComicCon, with some help from Todd VanDerWerff, TV Editor of The A.V. Club.

By |July 23rd, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments