The Televerse #327- Twin Peaks Season 3 with Emily L. Stephens

We’re heading into the end of the calendar year, and with The 2017 List-ening looming, it’s the perfect time to revisit one of the year’s most fascinating and puzzling entries, the return of Twin Peaks. Joining Kate to break down the alternately confusing and compelling season is friend of the show Emily L. Stephens of The A.V. Club. Before we dive into the strange world of Frost and Lynch, however, there’s a very full week of TV to discuss. First Noel and Kate look at the comedies, including the holiday returns of Psych and Superstore, the finale of Broad City, and the epic 99th episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After a brief dip into reality to discuss the premiere of Top Chef, it’s time for the week’s genre episodes. Noel only lasted about 10 minutes into the Happy! premiere, and we chat about why. Then there’s the premiere of Agents of SHIELD, a dramatic return on Outlander, and the fall finales of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow. Which series are getting their silliness quotient right and which could stand to be a bit less precious? Which returns have us the most jazzed, and which show doesn’t seem to realize it’s retreading ground powerfully trod earlier this year in cinemas? Take a listen, then reach out with your thoughts on the week’s TV.

By |December 9th, 2017|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #287- Live! from ClexaCon

At long last, we meet! More than 15 months into recording together once a week, every week, Noel and Kate record together live and in person, at ClexaCon! We round up our week of TV viewing, with plenty of genre, comedy, drama, and even reality talk, before taking advantage of being live and in person to have fun with some TV trivia, both as a team and podcaster-a-podcaster. Who will be victorious in our battle of the TV Theme songs? Post your thoughts on the week’s TV, and your record on our play-along trivia, in the comments below!

By |March 4th, 2017|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #275- 2016 Winter Midseason finales

It’s been a difficult week in our personal lives, so we’re keeping the podcast simple this episode, focusing on our week in TV without a DVD Shelf or special segment. There’s still plenty of TV to discuss, however, as we catch up with finales from this week and last. First up is drama, with Kate giving her spoiler-free thoughts on the Pitch finale, followed by comedy, as Kate catches up with the Insecure finale and Noel and Kate talk through last week’s standout episode of black-ish and another fun Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we head over to reality, with Kate’s thoughts on Hairspray Live! and a baking and cooking showdown courtesy of the premieres of The Great American Baking Show and Top Chef. Last, we round out our week in TV are the genre offerings, the midseason finales of The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

By |December 10th, 2016|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #237- Northern Exposure with Jason Griffin

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.

By |March 19th, 2016|The Televerse|1 Comment

The Televerse #128- The Golden Girls with Greg Ashman

With the Olympics in full gear, it’s another light batch of television this week on the podcast. First we take a look at the newly released set of pilots from Amazon, then we talk over the week’s comedies, and we round up our discussion with the Top Chef: New Orleans finale and the dramas, Justified and True Detective. After that, we finish out the podcast by welcoming Greg Ashman of CriticalMassCast to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at the beloved, and wholly unique, sitcom The Golden Girls.

By |February 11th, 2014|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #117- Ben and Kate with Deepayan Sengupta

It’s another full week in television, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we kick things off with a look at a few of the notable comedies this week as well as some memorable reality, then we talk genre, including the 50th Anniversary Special for Doctor Who, and we finish up with the dramas, including the Boardwalk Empire finale. Next it’s over to the DVD Shelf, as SOS’s own Deepayan Sengupta joins us once again to discuss the short-lived sitcom delight, Ben and Kate.

By |November 27th, 2013|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #67- Friends with Sarah Dowdey and Deblina Chakraborty

This week on the podcast, we once again skip the spotlight in favor of a lengthier week in TV. After running down some Tuesday comedies (Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Happy Endings), we talk Parenthood, Top Chef Seattle, Supernatural, Nashville, The Hour, the Thursday comedies (30 Rock, Parks and Rec, It’s Always Sunny…, The League, NTSF:SD:SUV::), The Vampire Diaries, Last Resort, Fringe, 30 for 3o, The Amazing Race finale, Bob’s Burgers, Homeland, and The Voice. Then Sarah Dowdey and Deblina Chakraborty from How Stuff Works.com and Stuff You Missed in History Class come over to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at Friends, the quintessential ‘90s sitcom.

By |December 12th, 2012|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #22- Chuck with Shawn Keown

It's time for a new segment, the Spotlight of Shame, when Simon and Kate spend far too long discussing the pilot of Touch. Then it's a somewhat lackluster week in TV before we spotlight Justified’s latest, "Cut Ties", and wrap things up with a look at fan favorite series Chuck, with Shawn Keown from the Zero Pretension podcast joining us at the DVD Shelf.

By |January 31st, 2012|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #18- 2012 Midseason TV Preview

This week, Simon and Kate continue without the regular format. We go through our (brief) week in TV, catch up with the first seasons of Archer and Downton Abbey, and preview the series premiering or returning in January and February.

By |January 3rd, 2012|The Televerse|0 Comments

The Televerse #10- The Newsroom (CA) with Jesse Singer

This week, on The Televerse, Simon and Kate talk procedurals, westerns, and reality. Then we spotlight The Good Wife's latest, "Executive Order 13224" and we close out the show by welcoming Jesse Singer from the Watch It TV Podcast and Filmed But Not Forgotten to the DVD Shelf to talk about the Canadian comedic gem, The Newsroom.

By |November 8th, 2011|The Televerse|0 Comments