The Televerse #66- Robotech with Tom Griffin

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This week on the podcast, we skip the spotlight but go through a rather extensive week in TV as most series wind down, at least for the fall. We once again group the Tuesday (Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project) and Thursday (30 Rock, Parks and Rec, It’s Always Sunny…, The League) comedies and we also take brief looks at Parenthood, the Key and Peele finale, Top Chef Seattle, Supernatural, Nashville, the season premiere of The Hour, The Vampire Diaries, Last Resort, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, the Boardwalk Empire season finale, and Homeland. Then we welcome Tom Griffin from The Paul Goebel Show over to the DVD Shelf to help us break down the breakthrough ‘80s anime Robotech.

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  1. Mario in Philly says

    Top Chef: Glad to hear you like CJ. I do too. But he really didn’t bring is A game this season – at all! Neither has Josie. In fact, Josie should have packed her knives and left – twice! I always start out liking Stefan then his ego gets in the way and I want to smack him. I still don’t know why they brought those three back. I keep forgetting Last Chance Kitchen is around again. And tell John to take those glasses off of his forehead! What’s up with that?

    Amazing Race: My pool pick is the Chippendales Jaymes and James, I like Trey and Alexi, but I’m rooting for the best underdogs I’ve seen at the end of this race in a long time Josh and Brent. The Twinnies just crack me up. I’m expecting to stay on the bottom of the pool as I’ve not been able to make any good picks for this race. There is a 2-hour finale this week so a lot will happen. Can’t wait!

    Favorite episode of the year? I liked several scenes and plot lines of Boardwalk Empire (Michael Shannon, Charlie Cox, Billy Magnussen), many moments of and the last shot of Girls, and a scene looking into the future of Walter White on Breaking Bad… but to pick one episode I’m going with an episode of Scandal. Kerry Washington is great with her continual pensive expression. Though the show started with and focused on the end of an affair with Washington’s Olivia Pope and the president (Tony Goldwyn) it has developed beyond that. Many may find elements of the show contrived but I like that the personal stories just become more dense and none of the characters appear to be who they seem. One episode in particular from season 2, Beltway Unbuckled, ends with a WTF moment when a group of characters who you would think would never socialize convene for some kind of covert meeting. It throws the show into another playing field. The show is like taking a political thriller like Homeland and having Shonda Rhimes complicate it with double the characters and raise the suspense level but aimed at a mainstream audience. I don’t know its ratings but is a mainstream audience watching? I don’t if they are but I’m engrossed in it.

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