A year ago this week, we uploaded our first test podcast to iTunes, so Jason and Joel opened things this week by talking about what they’ve learned about doing this podcast for the last year. Then we get into the stories of the week:
- We start by talking about Bunheads on ABC Family, which is written by Amy Sherman-Palladino and is more or less Gilmore Girls II, but is still pretty fun to watch,
- The show’s similarity to Gilmore Girls leads us to talking about why it seems like TV’s “auteurs”, like AS-P, Aaron Sorkin, etc., seem to revert back to formulas that work for them when they fail with styles or subject matter that is a little different,
- We then talk about the season finale of Mad Men, and how it left both of us flat after such an eventful season,
- As part of that discussion, we talk about how the show hit us over the head with symbolism and foreshadowing this year, but why it didn’t keep us from completely enjoying the show,
- We then speculate on who we think killed Rosie Larson, which will finally be revealed on The Killing’s season finale this week,
- This leads us to the topic of hate-watching shows, which people seem to be doing with The Killing to an extent. But most of what we discuss revolves around Smash, the most hate-watched show since Studio 60,
- Finally, we briefly discuss two topics for next week: The new Dallas and HBO Go not catering to the cord-cutters.
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By the way, the bumper music is “Trevor Trailer Trash” from the late, great band Cropduster.