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    Second Language: A decade of pop music on TV

    The third track on one of my favorite rock records of the last decade, Okkervil River’s The Stage Names, is called “A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene.” Without context, its lyric is a bit of a tough nut to crack. Will Sheff sings about events unfolding on a TV screen in the first verse, recaps […] More

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    The Televerse #79- Bunheads with Erik Adams

    After last week’s doom and gloom, we’re focusing on the happy side of TV for this week’s podcast (for the most part). After a surprisingly full week in TV, including the Top Chef Seattle finale, a preview of next week’s Grimm midseason premiere, and the Red Widow pilot, we spotlight last week’s highly quotable and moving […] More

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    The Televerse #79- Bunheads with Erik Adams

    After last week’s doom and gloom, we’re focusing on the happy side of TV for this week’s podcast (for the most part). After a surprisingly full week in TV, including the Top Chef Seattle finale, a preview of next week’s Grimm midseason premiere, and the Red Widow pilot, we spotlight last week’s highly quotable and moving […] More

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    The Televerse #49- The Tripods with Steven Schapansky

    With the Olympics dominating primetime, several shows took the week off, but those that didn’t for the most part delivered strong episodes, including Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, Squidbillies, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, Bunheads, and Alphas. After breaking down our week in TV, and talking Breaking Bad, which is back in the spotlight this […] More

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    The Televerse #49- The Tripods with Steven Schapansky

    With the Olympics dominating primetime, several shows took the week off, but those that didn’t for the most part delivered strong episodes, including Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, Squidbillies, The Newsroom (US), Political Animals, True Blood, Bunheads, and Alphas. After breaking down our week in TV, and talking Breaking Bad, which is back in the spotlight this […] More