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 #158- Make-You-Watch-athon 3: Samurai Jack, Frisky Dingo, The Amazing Screw-On Head

It’s The Televerse’s third birthday, and once again, we’re celebrating with our annual Make-You-Watchathon, where the hosts each choose a series to make the other(s) watch. This year, it’s an animation party, with all three Televerse cohosts participating and choosing animated series. First, however, it’s another more relaxed week in TV, as the summer series continue to wind down. We kick things off with the finale of SYTYCD and some comedy talk, including the premiere of The League and the return of Gravity Falls, and then take a brief look at some genre (Doctor Who and Outlander) before diving in with the dramas, including the premiere of Boardwalk Empire and the finale of the uneven first season of The Leftovers. Afterward, we kick off the Make-You-Watchathon with Sean’s pick, Samurai Jack, before moving on to Simon’s, Frisky Dingo, and rounding out the segment with Kate’s pick, The Amazing Screw-On Head.

By |September 10th, 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

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 #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The pilots have started back up this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk a little reality with SYTYCD; then we break down the comedies, including the pilots for FX’s Married and You’re the Worst. Next, we look at the week’s genre and wrap things up with the dramas, including a preview of Manhattan and the pilot of Matador. Afterward, it’s the return of our Informed Opinions segment, with teen dancer Jenna joining us to discuss dance and representations of teenage dancers on television.

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

The Televerse #97- SDCC 2013 TV Preview

It’s another light week for television, but thanks to the official schedule for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con being released, we have a long podcast for you. First we preview this Wednesday’s Camp pilot, then take a look at the week in comedy, including the finales of Inside Amy Schumer, Gravity Falls, and Family Tree, and finally we talk through some reality before digging in to Under the Dome.

By |July 8th, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments