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    Game of Thrones Podcast #3: “What Is Dead May Never Die”

    Simon’s back this week to help Michael and Kate break down the latest, and perhaps greatest, episode of season 2, “What Is Dead May Never Die”. Brienne makes a memorable entrance, Renley pops back up, Theon decides where he stands, and Ser Loras’s sister Margaery Tyrell is very understanding. Did we enjoy the new and […] More

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    Game of Thrones Podcast #2: “The Night Lands”

    With Simon taking the week off, Kate Kulzick and Michael Waldman welcome Sean Ingram from Previously On to the podcast to break down “The Night Lands”, season two, episode two of Game of Thrones. It’s screwy families aplenty, with the Greyjoys and Craster joining the Lannisters in contention for the Westeros Dysfunction Cup. How’d they […] More

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    The Trouble with Women: Network TV and the Bechdel Test

    Two women sit in a restaurant. As they wait for their food, they discuss current events, politics, and an interesting historical tidbit one of them recently learned. Their food arrives and the conversation moves into the more personal- one woman’s marathon training, the upcoming nuptials of a (female) family member. To the canny observer, the […] More

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    Not Your Average Heroines: TV’s Top 9 Warrior Women

    With The Hunger Games a box office hit and the highly anticipated second season of Game of Thrones only a week away, it’s a good time to be a fan of powerful female characters. There are plenty of strong women on television (though, it feels important to add, still far fewer than strong men), and […] More

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    The Televerse #25- Fawlty Towers with Michael Rice

    It’s another in-person Televerse, as Simon’s down in Chicago this week. After talking through a somewhat mixed week in TV, Simon and Kate settle on Justified’s “Thick as Mud” as this week’s spotlight episode. Then we welcome Michael Ryan from the OperaNow! podcast to the DVD Shelf to discuss, well, certainly not the war!, but […] More

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    Shippers: Who’s Steering This Boat?

    Stephen King’s 1987 novel Misery (more of you may be acquainted with the 1990 film adaptation) is about the frustrated author of a successful romance series held prisoner by a psychotically-obsessed fan until he writes a novel undoing the series-ending tale of his last book in which, to free himself to move on to other […] More

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    10 Great Date Night Shows

    It’s Valentine’s Day and, for many, that means date night. In this economy, however, a night on the town can be prohibitive. What’s a TV lover to do? Perhaps this is an acceptable alternative? A quiet night in, with a nice, homemade dinner, a few drinks, and a few hours with the perfect show. Here […] More

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    A Brief History of Musical TV Series

    After Glee‘s tremendous success, many may have predicted a wave of musical TV series entering production as various networks tried to capitalize on Fox’s good fortune. None came. This week, Smash premiered on NBC to strong ratings, bringing the tally of network musicals up to two. Given the tremendous potential for gain, both in terms […] More

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    The Televerse #20- Wonderfalls with Dan Toland

    It’s a mixed bag this week, as Simon and Kate tackle yet more midseason pilots and premieres in our week in TV before spotlighting The Good Wife‘s most recent episode, “Bitcoin for Dummies.” Then we welcome Dan Toland from Earth-2.net and Bigger on the Inside to the DVD Shelf to talk Wonderfalls. This week, we […] More

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    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. The shows we cover this week are Top Chef: Texas, Prime Suspect, and HIMYM. Download […] More

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