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!
It’s fall finale time, giving Kate and returning guest Whitney McIntosh of UPROXX and PopOptiq plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First up are the week’s comedy and reality offerings, including a catchup with Survivor’s Remorse season two, the midseason finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Wiz Live!, and the premiere of Top Chef. Next are the week’s drama and genre entries, including a catchup with The Knick, the winter The Flash/Arrow crossover, and the season finale of Doctor Who. Then we round out the podcast with a season spotlight of HBO’s remarkable The Leftovers, which wrapped up its second (and potentially final) season this week.
We take a different approach this week on the podcast, with PopOptiq and Vague Visage’s Max Bledstein joining Kate to dive deep with a handful of shows. First up are the comedies, with Kate’s comedy roundup and then a lengthier chat on The Muppets, followed by the week in genre and drama, again starting with Kate’s roundup before a longer discussion of the Supergirl pilot, Fargo, and The Leftovers. Afterward, it’s time for the DVD Shelf, this week looking at the David Simon miniseries from earlier this year, Show Me a Hero.
Thank goodness last week’s episode was on the shorter side, because it’s another marathon edition of The Televerse this week. PopOptiq co-creator and Editor-in-Chief Ricky D joins Kate this week to cohost the podcast, starting with a very full week in TV. We kick things off with a whole lotta comedies, including Trevor Noah’s first week at The Daily Show, the finales of Review, Rick and Morty, and Married, and a handful of returning fall comedies. Next up are the genre entries, including a preview of American Horror Story: Hotel, a post-finale look at Vixen, and Agents of SHIELD premiere talk, as well as some quality time with new and returning genre favorites. Then we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including a preview of Fargo season two and some Empire and The Leftovers premiere discussion. And after our massive week in TV, we dive in with a season spotlight on Fear The Walking Dead, which wrapped up its first season this week.
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.
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.
With no pilots or finales for once, we get a bit of a breather this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some reality and comedy, before Sean wraps up his Network Report Card series by talking through a difficult year for NBC. Then we dive into the genre and drama offerings, with previews of The Strain and The Bridge season two, and we wrap up the podcast by welcoming critic and author Jennifer Armstrong to the DVD Shelf to help break down the modern comedy classic 30 Rock.
There were several more premieres and at least one notable finale this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk comedy and reality, including previews of the second season of Nathan for You and Drunk History. Then Sean’s back with his Network Report Card, this week breaking down The CW, and afterward we spend some time with the genre and drama offerings this week, including the pilots of Taxi Brooklyn, Reckless, and The Leftovers, and the finale of Penny Dreadful. Afterward, David Bax of Battleship Pretension and Hey Watch This! returns to the podcast to discuss season one of Les Revenants and take a more general look at zombies on television.