Category: TV & Film
What It Is
A group of critics discuss current & historical TV shows.
The show puts out its main episodes once a week; they run around an hour & a half in length. In between those, they put out Mini episodes that typically run five to ten minutes and are dedicated to a single topic. There are around three of those a week, so quite a bit of content on this one. The show incorporates a lot of clips and such from the shows it talks about. The iTunes archive has almost the entire run of the show, all the way back to episode 6; if you’re going that far, I’m not sure why you don’t just put the whole run up there. Well, whatever.
What About It
I actually like this show a lot. I don’t keep up with television, so I typically have to fast-forward through their discussions of shows I do intend to watch once they come out on blu-ray. But they talk about a lot of shows and news that I do listen to since I don’t plan on watching those shows and they’re always funny and insightful. I particularly enjoy when they talk about really bad shows. The minis are fun as well; they’re typically focused on some theme or other, like shows that ended before their time or best season finales or best theme songs, etc. It’s the historical segment of the long show that I like the most, I should say. In that section one of the roundtable brings an episode to the show and nominates for canon status; there’s then a lengthy discussion of said episode, which might be a few years old or maybe a few decades old. Those are always interesting. I would like it even more if I kept up with some of the big series, like Game of Thrones or whatever, and could thus always listen to the entire episode, but even with copious fast-forwarding, it’s a good time, every time.
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Avoid Like the Plague If
You just enjoy Animal Planet and you’re not ashamed, dammit.
Best Entry Point
One of my favorites is EHG 25: Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve & Trip, mainly because of the canon segment; it features a lengthy discussion of the coming-out episode of Ellen and it was an episode I knew really nothing about other than “yeah, it happened.” So it was cool to hear a lot of clips and get a real in-depth look at this historically significant episode. Very interesting.