Friday, March 19, 2010

TV on the Internet, Episode 32: Mail call!

NOTE: This will be the final podcast posted on South Dakota Dark. Please look for the show on MediaElites.com from now on.

A few weeks ago, Todd and Libby asked for your questions that they could answer because it was during the Olympics and nothing was on TV. Dutifully, they recorded a podcast answering those questions. Then, Todd's laptop was stolen, which was a tragedy that will echo through the ages. Now, they're back with an episode that re-answers those questions and reviews the nearly two-week-old fourth season of Big Love because they're nothing if not timely.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

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TV on the Internet, Episode 32:Mail call!

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.

Times:

00:00.00-00:03.25 Introductions and music from Kelley Ryan
00:03.26-00:22.25 Thoughts on the messy fourth season of Big Love.
00:22.26-01:57.59 Opening the mail bag to answer your questions

This Week's Music:

TwistKelley Ryan
"About A Girl" (mp3)
from "Twist"
(Manatee Records)

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Clips are from Big Love (episode: "Free at Last," script by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer), Invasion (episode: "The Key," script by Michael Alaimo and Michael Foley), Life Unexpected (episode: "Crisis Unaverted," script by Taylor Hamra), Archer (episode: "Honeypot," script by Adam Reed and Tony Carbone), Doctor Who (episode: "Frontier in Space," script by Malcolm Hulke), Six Feet Under (theme song, composed by Thomas Newman), Roseanne (episode: "Life and Stuff (Pilot)," script by Matt Williams) and Captain 11.

A Podcast Recommendation:

Check out DVD Afternoon, which is a great film 'cast.

Corrections:

(We'll post 'em as you make 'em.)

Photo: This is our mail bag. No, really.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

TV on the Internet, Episode 31: Things we hate about shows we love

Todd and Libby are joined by Zack Handlen of The AV Club and Daniel T. Walters of the Pacific Northwest Inlander this week to discuss things they hate about shows they love, inspired by Todd's borderline psychotic antipathy for Dwight Schrute on The Office. (OK, it's not that bad, but close.) They discuss things they hate about The Office, 30 Rock, Lost, Big Love, Burn Notice, Community, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and then Zack and Daniel stick around for talk about last week's brand new episodes of Big Love and Lost.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 31: Things we hate about shows we love

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.

Times:

00:00.00-00:02.45 Introductions and music from Los Campesinos
00:02.46-00:58.04 Things we hate about shows we love, including mild spoilers for all of the shows listed above.
00:58.05-01:17.13 Thoughts on last week's Big Love and Lost.
01:17.14-01:25.01 The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up and more from Los Campesinos (and maybe an outtake).

This Week's Music:

Romance Is BoringLos Campesinos!
"There Are Listed Buildings" (mp3)
from "Romance Is Boring"
(Arts & Crafts)

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Clips are from The Office (episode: deleted scene from "Hot Girl," script by Mindy Kaling), Lost (episode: "A Tale of Two Cities," script by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof), Burn Notice (episode: "Enemies Closer," script by Jason Tracey), Mad Men (episode: "Red in the Face," script by Bridget Bedard), Big Love (episode: "Under One Roof," script by Coleman Herbert) and The Simpsons (episode: "Marge vs. the Monorail," script by Conan O'Brien).

Corrections:

(We'll post 'em as you make 'em.)

Photo: Rainn Wilson plays Dwight Schrute on The Office. (courtesy: NBC)

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Friday, February 12, 2010

TV on the Internet, Episode 30: (Insert Lost Pun Here)

So, getting the second TVOTI episode at MediaElites up could have gone a lot more quickly, but we here at TV on the Internet enterprises are not known for our hustle and/or keeping our eye on the ball. In the future, though, we'll endeavor to get these 'casts recorded on Wednesday or Thursday and have them up by Friday, as that works with our schedules. This week, we talk about Lost because ... why not? Also, we talk about how Chuck has killed love forever and how much Todd loves The Millionaire Matchmaker (somewhat atypically). Also, it's our longest episode yet, though we have little to no real idea why, since we cut all of the tasteless jokes Todd was making.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 30: (Insert Lost Pun Here)

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.

Times:

00:00.00-00:03.10 Introductions and music from Balmorhea
00:03.11-00:26.36 The week's headlines, including spoilers for Chuck.
00:26.37-00:53.04 Todd and Libby look back at one of their favorite shows, Lost.
00:53.05-01:51.55 Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for The Millionaire Matchmaker, American Idol, The Super/Puppy Bowl, Caprica, How I Met Your Mother, Damages, Cougar Town, The Office, Big Love and Fringe.)
01:51.56-02:00.05 The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up and more from Balmorhea (and maybe an outtake).

Headline Links:

New Chuck romances destroy television, life itself (Los Angeles Times)
How I Met Your Mother gets an early renewal (Hitfix.com)
Without fanfare, Leno's primetime show ends (New York Times)
And the Oscar nominees are ... (The A.V. Club)
NBC's Winter Olympics coverage (NBC)

This Week's Music:

ConstellationsBalmorhea
"Bowsprit" (mp3)
from "Constellations"
(Western Vinyl)

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Clips are from Chuck (episode: "Chuck Versus the Mask," script by Phil Klemmer), Lost (episode: "What Kate Does," script by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz), The Millionaire Matchmaker (episode: "Smike and Rupert"), Caprica (episode: "Reins of a Waterfall," script by Michael Angeli), Cougar Town (episode: "When a Kid Goes Bad," script by Kevin Biegel), Fringe (episode: "Jacksonville," script by Zach Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller) and Barney Miller (episode: "Blizzard," script by Tony Sheehan).

Corrections:

(We'll post 'em as you make 'em.)

Photo: Matthew Fox plays Jack on Lost. (courtesy: ABC)

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Friday, January 22, 2010

TV on the Internet, Episode 29: Because What the Internet Needs is More Leno/Conan Commentary

NUP_138537_0451Todd and Libby are leaving the cozy confines of South Dakota Dark for the big, wide world of MediaElites.com We'll be cross-posting the podcast to both blogs through February, but after that, we'll mostly be gone from here. Awww. Sad. But to celebrate, Libby's going to call Jay Leno a "dick" a lot.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 29: Because What the Internet Needs is More Leno/Conan Commentary

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.

Times:

00:00.00-00:03.32 Introductions and music from Alan Lomax in Haiti (Haven't donated to Haiti relief efforts yet? Do so, and maybe we'll be your friends again.)
00:03.33-00:20.20 The latest in our continuing series entitled "NBC: What the Hell?" is all about the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien situation.
00:20.21-00:36.09 Todd and Libby review Human Target, Life Unexpected and Caprica.
00:36.10-01:15.49 Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for Jersey Shore, Project Runway, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Better Off Ted, Community, Chuck, 24, Dollhouse and Big Love.)
01:15.50-01:20.09 The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up and more from Alan Lomax (and maybe an outtake).

Headline Links:

The best coverage of the late night mess has been at James Poniewozik's Tuned In.

This Week's Music:

Alan Lomax in HaitiSurprise Jazz
"Instrumental Merengue" (mp3)
from "Alan Lomax in Haiti"
(Harte Recordings)

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Clips are from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (episode: Jan. 19, 2010), Human Target (episode: "Pilot," script by Jonathan E. Steinberg), Jersey Shore (episode: "Episode 1.1"), Modern Family (episode: "Not in My House," script by Caroline Williams), Chuck (episode: "Chuck vs. Operation Awesome," script by Zev Borow), Big Love (episode: "Free at Last," script by Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer) and Playhouse 90 (episode: "Requiem for a Heavyweight," script by Rod Serling).

Corrections:

(We'll post 'em as you make 'em.)

Photo: Conan O'Brien and Robin Williams. (courtesy: NBC)

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

TV on the Internet, Episode 28: The Best Drama Series of the Decade, Part 2



Todd and Libby join up with Noel Murray to talk about their favorite dramas of the Aughts, places 10-1. We talk about why The Wire scares people, how Lost is like Dimetap and whether one of these shows is the most feminist or least feminist show on TV.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

And if you like the show, consider a donation by clicking on the PayPal link over at the right. Remember, you'll get your name on the air and could get to choose some show for us to review!

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 28: The Best Drama Series of the Decade, Part 2

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Here's a reminder of places 11-30:

11. 24
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
13. In Treatment
14. Veronica Mars
15. Rescue Me
16. The West Wing
17. Everwood
18. Firefly
19. Dexter
20. Doctor Who
21. Sons of Anarchy
22. CSI
23. Alias
24. Rome
25. House
26. Six Feet Under
27. Angel
28. Once & Again
29. Slings and Arrows
30. Grey’s Anatomy

And places 1-10 are ...

1. The Sopranos
2. Deadwood
3. The Wire
4. Battlestar Galactica
5. Mad Men
6. Friday Night Lights
7. The Shield
8. Lost
9. Breaking Bad
10. Big Love

Also, we talk about our top five shows we have high hopes for, which include:

1. Game of Thrones
2. Rubicon/Caprica
3. Boardwalk Empire
4. Fringe
5. The Good Wife

And our runners-up are:

Carnivale
Kings
Life on Mars (UK)
Now and Again
Without a Trace

Clips are from Big Love (Episode: "Rough Edges," script by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer), Lost (Episode: "The Constant," script by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse), Mad Men (Episode: "The Gypsy and the Hobo," script by Marti Noxon, Cathryn Humphris and Matthew Weiner), The Wire (Episode: "All Prologue," script by David Simon, story by David Simon and Ed Burns) and The Sopranos (Episode: "Pine Barrens," script by Terence Winter, story by Terence Winter and Tim Van Patten).

This Week's Music:

New Orleans' Billie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Jazz BandPreservation Hall Jazz Band
"Eh la bas" (mp3)
from "New Orleans' Billie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band"
(Preservation Hall)

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Friday, December 25, 2009

TV on the Internet, Holiday Special: A Christmas Story for You



Happy holidays, everyone!

Todd and Libby are here to spread a little holiday cheer, as Libby reads a selection from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Here's hoping you're having a wonderful season and that you'll have a great 2010.

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

And if you like the show, consider a donation by clicking on the PayPal link over at the right. Remember, you'll get your name on the air and could get to choose some show for us to review!

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Holiday Special: A Christmas Story for You

Here's a direct link to the episode.

This Week's Music:

Carolyn Sills' "George Bailey" is the best holiday song of the year. Get information on how to download it at her Web site.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 27: The Best Drama Series of the Decade, Part 1



Happy holidays, everyone!

Todd and Libby join up with Jason Mittell to talk about their favorite dramas of the Aughts, places 30-11. We talk about Joss Whedon, two spy shows that debuted in the same season, one of the best things to ever come out of Canada and just why Todd's junk food TV is better than Libby's junk food TV (or maybe why it's not).

Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

We're available on iTunes, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

And if you like the show, consider a donation by clicking on the PayPal link over at the right. Remember, you'll get your name on the air and could get to choose some show for us to review!

Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 27: The Best Drama Series of the Decade, Part 1

Here's a direct link to the episode.

The entirety of the episode is dedicated to discussion of the bottom 2/3 of the drama list, which includes the following shows:

11. 24
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
13. In Treatment
14. Veronica Mars
15. Rescue Me
16. The West Wing
17. Everwood
18. Firefly
19. Dexter
20. Doctor Who
21. Sons of Anarchy
22. CSI
23. Alias
24. Rome
25. House
26. Six Feet Under
27. Angel
28. Once & Again
29. Slings and Arrows
30. Grey’s Anatomy

Also, we talk about our top five reality series of the decade, which include:

1. The Amazing Race
2. Survivor
3. American Idol
4. Top Chef
5. Project Runway

Clips are from Grey's Anatomy (Episode: "Bring the Pain," script by Shonda Rhimes), Six Feet Under (Episode: "Everyone's Waiting," script by Alan Ball), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Episode: "Loco Motives," script by Evan Dunsky), Firefly (Episode: "Out of Gas," script by Tim Minear), Veronica Mars (Episode: "Pilot," script by Rob Thomas), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Episode: "The Body," script by Joss Whedon) and Survivor (Episode: "The Final Four").

This Week's Music:

Christmas Harp - Elegant Expressions of Christmas with Celtic & Concert HarpsJenny Crook
"Ding! Dong! Merrily on High" (mp3)
from "Christmas Harp - Elegant Expressions of Christmas with Celtic & Concert Harps"
(Classic Fox Records)

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