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FARGO "The Six Ungraspables" -- Episode 105

Why You Should Start Watching: Fargo

The idea of doing a TV show inspired by the Fargo film is one that could have gone wrong in so many ways, but miraculously Hawley did everything right in the first season.

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is a fitting farewell to Middle-Earth

To fully appreciate Peter Jackson’s last foray into Middle-Earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, one must understand it’s actually two separate movies. The first movie is a sour, pseudo-Shakespearean morality play that has nothing to do with Hobbits. The second movie is a heartfelt rumination about friendship and self-sacrifice. For those willing to overlook the sour for the sweet, there are great treasures to be found, as Jackson brings his trilogy to a suitably-epic conclusion.

Saturday Night Live, Episode 40.09: “Martin Freeman/Charli XCX” brings unmemorable sketches, shoddy music

Not every episode of SNL is going to make an imprint on the viewer of the culture. It’s in these so-so episodes that we really find what interests the cast and the writers because they are the talents’ base level of ability. “Martin Freeman/Charli XCX” has the cast engaging almost entirely original sketches that have much of the cast riffing off central concept of the sketches with middling results.

The Office UK Christmas Special final moment

The Televerse #119- The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow

With the holidays fast approaching, several TV shows are finishing up the fall portion of their seasons, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, then some reality, including the much ballyhooed The Sound of Music Live and the finale of The Amazing Race. Next it’s over to drama, including a look at the pilot for Mob City, and then we finish up the week’s TV with genre, including Simon’s catch up with Banshee season one and the midseason finales of Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural. Finally, we welcome back Scott Meslow of The Week.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the all-time great sitcom, The Office (UK).

The Office UK Christmas Special final moment

The Televerse #119- The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow

The Office UK Christmas Special final momentWith the holidays fast approaching, several TV shows are finishing up the fall portion of their seasons, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, then some reality, including the much ballyhooed The Sound of Music Live and the finale of The Amazing Race. Next it’s over to drama, including a look at the pilot for Mob City, and then we finish up the week’s TV with genre, including Simon’s catch up with Banshee season one and the midseason finales of Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural. Finally, we welcome back Scott Meslow of The Week.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the all-time great sitcom, The Office (UK).

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