There are fewer finales this week, but rather than cutting down on their TV intake, Noel and Kate took advantage of the extra time to catch up on a few shows each, making this yet another marathon session of the podcast. After giving some serious side-eye to So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, we dive in with a lengthy week in comedy, including finale talk for Archer, The Carmichael Show, and The Detour as well as a look at the premiere of Maya and Marty and catchups with The Ranch, Catastrophe, and Lady Dynamite. Then we head over to the hourlongs, with some Fear The Walking Dead discussion, a few thoughts on the premiere of Cleverman and the reimagining of Roots, and plenty of Person of Interest. Afterwards, friend of the show Elena Rivera returns to the DVD Shelf to help us sing the praises of the recently canceled, and gone far too soon, Marvel’s Agent Carter.
After last week’s marathon session, Noel and Kate keep things a bit more regimented this week on the podcast. We kick things off with the comedies, including premiere talk for Veep and Silicon Valley, then check in on The Amazing Race. Next up are the genre offerings, including the Game of Thrones premiere and another strong Adventure Time, and we round out the week with the dramas, including the underwhelming Limitless finale and another powerful Underground. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf with pop culture critic and writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, who introduces us to The O.C. and ensures Phantom Planet’s “California” will be stuck in our heads for at least the next week.
Kate and Noel have recent DVD Shelf flashbacks this week, as LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club and The Televoid joins us on the podcast to dive in with McG’s Miami Vice for the aughts, Fastlane. Beforehand, though, we go through another full week of TV. First up are the comedies, including a preview of Archer season seven and the finales of The Venture Bros. and Younger. Then we move on to the genre entries, including a spoiler-tastic look at Daredevil season two and an Olicity-fueled Arrow, and we round out the week with the dramas, including Tyler Perry’s The Passion: New Orleans and the premiere of The Catch. Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf with LaToya to talk fast cars, pretty ‘splosions, and objectification galore on FOX’s one-season undercover cop series, Fastlane.
After responding to the outpouring of feedback from last week’s The 100 segment, Noel and Kate dig in for another full week of TV. First up are reality and comedy, including the Top Chef: California finale, a trio of premieres, and somewhat controversial episodes of The Carmichael Show and Broad City. Then it’s over to genre and drama, including a (mostly) spoiler-free look at the beginning of Daredevil season two, Supergirl’s Red Kryptonite episode, and another entertaining American Crime Story. Afterward, Jason Griffin of TVx3 and TheTVaholic returns to the DVD Shelf to whisk Kate off to the picturesque town of Cicely, Alaska to talk Northern Exposure.
It’s our lengthiest, most in-depth podcast yet, as Noel and Kate take deep dives on many of the week’s most interesting episodes. Of course we had to talk The 100 and “Thirteen”—and we went so long on that, with friend of the show Maureen Ryan of Variety, that it’s posted separately. What do Noel and Kate think of the rise of issues-based comedy? Should characters change over time? Can The 100 win us back, and what exactly happened on Adventure Time? Why isn’t God a character on Of Kings and Prophets, and why do we still belittle women for their hair? Did American Crime stick the landing and does it really matter either way? All of this and much more on this week’s supersized The Televerse.
It’s the end of an era here at The Televerse. On the occasion of our fourth anniversary, and in the podcast’s final installment at Sound On Sight, cohost Simon Howell bids adieu in an epically long episode. First we look at a full week in TV. After a little reality talk—specifically, Stephen Amell’s turn in the ring at SummerSlam—we dive in with the comedies, previewing The Carmichael Show and looking at the premieres and pilots for Survivor’s Remorse, Blunt Talk, and Documentary Now!. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the much-maligned pilot for Fear The Walking Dead and penultimate episodes of Hannibal, Mr. Robot, and Show Me a Hero. After that, our yearly Make-You-Watch-athon is back, this time featuring in-depth looks at The Venture Bros. and underrated Cartoon Network (crystal) gem Steven Universe. A heartfelt thank you to all of our listeners over the past four years and to Simon, for being a wonderful cohost and critic, and an even better friend.