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    Louie, Ep. 4.05-06, “Elevator Part 2” and “Elevator Part 3” continue Louie’s existential journey of (not) understanding women

    Things can always be better – and then again, things can always be worse. It’s the great balance of our weird existence, this constant need for us to both seek happiness and express dissatisfaction, often in the same breath – and in the fourth season of Louie (much like the third), this idea’s come through with Louis C.K.’s examination of his relationships with women, the singular forces on our planet that (speaking as a man, of course) both give life and enrich it, bringing beauty and giving definition to a world that would otherwise be dominated by bang-bangs, homoerotic jokes, and penis-measuring contests.
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    The Televerse #141- Party Down with Vikram Murthi

    There were a handful of premieres and finales this week, which while nothing compared to the deluge that will come next week, nonetheless give us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with somewhat morosely, with Kate predicting doom for herself in The Televerse’s The Amazing Race pool, then break down the comedies, […] More

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    The Televerse #141- Party Down with Vikram Murthi

    There were a handful of premieres and finales this week, which while nothing compared to the deluge that will come next week, nonetheless give us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with somewhat morosely, with Kate predicting doom for herself in The Televerse’s The Amazing Race pool, then break down the comedies, […] More

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    Louie, Ep. 4.03-04, “So Did the Fat Lady” and “Elevator (Part 1)” capture panic, disappointment, anger, and much more

    Louie came back with a beautiful, impressionistic bang last week with two fantastic and very different episodes. This week that trend continues, with “So Did the Fat Lady” exploring body issues and shaming by building to a masterful soliloquy from guest star Sarah Baker and “Elevator Part 1” splitting nearly evenly into a stressful depiction of every parent’s worst nightmare and a sedate, comedic extrapolation of a well-intentioned misunderstanding. More

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    Louie, Ep. 4.01-02, “Back” and “Model” see the series return in style

    Louie is utterly unique to the television landscape. There are very, very few shows of which this can be said. It’s part standup, part experimental film, part character study, part whatever else Louis C.K. wants it to be, and in its first three seasons, the series that started out well grew increasingly confident, playing with form and stretching C.K. as a filmmaker and storyteller. After C.K. decided to take 2013 off, some viewers may have been concerned he wouldn’t be able to recapture the magic of the first three seasons. Fortunately, with “Back” and “Model”, C.K. picks up right where he left off, as sure and relaxed as ever. More

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    The Televerse #139- M*A*S*H with Dan Toland

    We welcome new cohost Sean Colletti to the podcast this week, and fortunately there was plenty of interesting TV to discuss. First we take a look at the comedies, including a preview of Louie, the pilots of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Bad Teacher, and the Parks and Rec finale. Then we talk […] More

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    The Televerse #139- M*A*S*H with Dan Toland

    We welcome new cohost Sean Colletti to the podcast this week, and fortunately there was plenty of interesting TV to discuss. First we take a look at the comedies, including a preview of Louie, the pilots of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Bad Teacher, and the Parks and Rec finale. Then we talk […] More

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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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