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    The Televerse #206- The L Word with Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

    It’s a summer finale-palooza, prompting another lengthy edition of the podcast. First we look at our week in comedy, including the pilots of Significant Mother, Mr. Robinson, and Difficult People, as well as the premiere of Playing House and the finale of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Next up are the genre and drama […] More

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    The Best TV Episodes of 2014, Part 4

    In July, a panel of SoS TV editors and critics picked the best episodes of 2014 so far. Here are their picks for the best episodes of the second half of what has been another fantastic year for television. The Honourable Woman, “The Empty Chair” Written by Hugo Blick Directed by Hugo Blick Aired July 3, 2014 […] More

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    The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

    It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the comedies, including the premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Key & Peele, as well as the finale of Garfunkel and Oates. Then we […] More

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    Masters of Sex Ep. 2.12: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” wraps up season two

    the title of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” forebodes that the news story on the Masters/Johnson study doesn’t make it to air. But, while it was never beyond expectations that Bill would be the cause of the story’s failure, one wouldn’t have guessed that he would stop the segment by outright sabotaging it. And it’s doubtful that anyone guessed that rival sex researcher Dr. Kaufman’s assistant would be none other than our old fiend Ethan More

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    The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

    It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the comedies, including the premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Key & Peele, as well as the finale of Garfunkel and Oates. Then we […] More

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    Masters of Sex Ep. 2.11: “One for the Money, Two for the Show” prepares us for the finale

    Even to someone who’s bad at taking notice of a lot of production design in film and TV, Bill Masters looks wrong with a regular tie instead of a bow tie. Of course, when he’s put in front of a camera, everything about him feels off. The man’s already extremely uncomfortable in his own skin, and the task of explaining his work to an audience of millions is daunting, to say the least. And that’s before the considerations of national television come into play — censorship (and lots of it), having to “dumb down” his talk without sounding prurient, and most troubling, having to use “creative reenactment” to fill out the story. Bill is obsessed with even the most minute details of how the study is perceived, to the point where even the slightest chance that the public could be misled about it sets him off. More

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