It’s our 50th official podcast! In celebration, we decided to start doing something we should have done at least 30 podcast ago… provide timestamps. In a week where most of the TV news was not made by any regular shows, there was still a lot to talk about:
- We talk about the Hurricane Isaac coverage and why local news broadcasts — even those well away from the storm — are hyperventilating over the coverage of it (and why local news has gone weather crazy) (3:00 – 11:00),
- Then we talked about the GOP convention and what the political parties can do to make their conventions more TV-friendly and less predictable (11:00 – 22:00),
- We then start talking about actual shows, starting with the big events that happened on the next-to-last episode of Breaking Bad until 2013 (22:00 – 45:05),
- We then talk about the season finale of True Blood and why shows like it and Grey’s Anatomy are no longer on critics’ radars (45:05 – 54:30),
- People are talking about The Newsroom, of course, and we talk about the controversial show’s interesting but frustrating finale (54:30 – 1:08:00),
- Then we briefly talk about some news items like Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan teaming up for a Beverly Hills Cop series, Abby Elliott leaving SNL, Anger Management getting 90 more episodes, and why The Burn and Totally Biased get right a format that Russell Brand got very wrong (1:08:00 – 1:19:00),
- We talk about The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate debuting on Hulu and if this will at all move the needle for either show (1:19:00 – 1:21:00),
- We give a quick preview of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, and Jason praises the show’s teaser webisodes (1:21:00 – 1:25:00),
- Finally, we discuss our challenge show, Lifetime’s The Week The Women Went, and wonder if the producers make it tongue-in-cheek dramatic because they didn’t really have any interesting footage (1:25:00 – 1:35:00).
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By the way, the bumper music is “Trevor Trailer Trash” from the late, great band Cropduster.