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.

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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!

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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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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 26: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 2



Todd and Libby join up with Jaime Weinman (who also blogs here) to talk about their favorite comedies of the Aughts, places 10-1. We talk about why Greg Daniels is underrated, whether literary comedy or go-for-broke comedy is better and the importance of creating a fun place to hang out.

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!

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TV on the Internet, Episode 26: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 2

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Here's a reminder of places 11-30:

11. South Park
12. Everybody Loves Raymond
13. Undeclared
14. Malcolm in the Middle
15. Curb Your Enthusiasm
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
17. Chuck
18. Everybody Hates Chris
19. Flight of the Conchords
20. Pushing Daisies
21. Always Sunny
22. Party Down
23. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
24. Big Bang Theory
25. Wonderfalls
26. Better Off Ted
27. Weeds
28. King of the Hill
29. Sex and the City
30. Homestarrunner.com

And places 1-10 are ...

1. Arrested Development
2. The Office UK
3. Freaks and Geeks
4. The Office US
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. Futurama
7. 30 Rock
8. Gilmore Girls
9. Scrubs
10. Sons & Daughters

Also, we talk about our top five shows that we can't quite evaluate, which include:

1. Parks and Recreation
2. Modern Family
3. Glee
4. Community
5. Nurse Jackie

And our runners-up are:

American Dad
The Boondocks
The New Adventures of Old Christine
The Thick of It
The Venture Bros.

And our five WORST comedies of the decade are:

1. Til Death
2. 20 Good Years
3. Hank
4. Yes, Dear
5. Entourage

Clips are from Sons and Daughters (Episode: "Film Festival," script by Fred Goss), Gilmore Girls (Episode: "We Got Us a Pippi Virgin!," script by Daniel Palladino), How I Met Your Mother (Episode: "Slapsgiving," script by Matt Kuhn), Freaks and Geeks (Episode: "Beers and Weirs," script by J. Elvis Weinstein and Judd Apatow) and Arrested Development (Episode: "Pier Pressure," script by Jim Vallely and Mitchell Hurwitz).

This Week's Music:

Home Run HolidayRick Dempsey, The Deanna Bogart Band
"Jingle Boogie" (mp3)
from "Home Run Holiday"
(Vista)

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 25: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 1



Todd and Libby join up with Myles McNutt to talk about their favorite comedies of the Aughts, places 30-11. This includes everything from two shows created by Victor Fresco to two shows created by Bryan Fuller to a bunch of cable series we're not huge fans of that we, nonetheless, feel obligated to include.

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 25: The Best Comedy 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 comedy list, which includes the following shows:

11. South Park
12. Everybody Loves Raymond
13. Undeclared
14. Malcolm in the Middle
15. Curb Your Enthusiasm
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
17. Chuck
18. Everybody Hates Chris
19. Flight of the Conchords
20. Pushing Daisies
21. Always Sunny
22. Party Down
23. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
24. Big Bang Theory
25. Wonderfalls
26. Better Off Ted
27. Weeds
28. King of the Hill
29. Sex and the City
30. Homestarrunner.com

Also, we talk about our top five variety/comedy series of the decade, which include:

1. The Daily Show/The Colbert REport
2. Chappelle's Show
3. Tim and Eric Awesome Show! Good Job!
4. Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
5. The Soup

Clips are from Homestarrunner.com (Episode: "Strong Bad Email #72: Crazy Cartoon," script by Mike and Matt Chapman), Better Off Ted (Episode: "Jabberwocky," script by Michael A. Ross), Party Down (Episode: "Investors Dinner," script by Rob Thomas from a story by Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge), Everybody Hates Chris (Episode: "Everybody Hates Sausage," script by Ali LeRoi), Malcolm in the Middle (Episode: "Krelboyne Girl," script by Bob Stevens), Everybody Loves Raymond (Episode: "Finale," script by Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens, Mike Royce, Aaron Shure, Tom Caltabiano, Leslie Caveny, Tucker Cawley, Phil Rosenthal and Ray Romano) and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Episode: "Newt Gingrich").

This Week's Music:

A Christmas Concert for BrassPittsburgh Symphony Brass
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (mp3)
from "A Christmas Concert for Brass"
(Four Winds Entertainment, Inc.)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!



Libby and I have been traveling most of November, but we'll be back with podcasts - including our best comedies and dramas of the decade lists - in December.

In the meantime, the Muppets!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 24: All Mad Men, All the Time



Todd VanDerWerff joins Luke De Smet and Myles McNutt for this special Mad Men season three recap podcast, produced in conjunction with The House Next Door. The three spend just under an hour talking about the season finale, the season as a whole, their favorite moments of the season and where the show can go from here.

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 24: All Mad Men, All the Time

Here's a direct link to the episode.

The entirety of the episode is dedicated to discussion of Mad Men's third season. If you have not seen the season, we spoil absolutely everything, up to and including the finale's final shots, so you may want to listen until you've had a chance to see the season in question.

Clips are from Mad Men (ep: "Shut the Door. Have a Seat," script by Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy).

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 23: Boys Becoming Men; Men Becoming Wolves



It's Halloween, which means Todd and Libby are giving you their longest podcast yet, devoted entirely to talking about scary TV, the embarrassing things Todd was scared of as a child and Halloween-themed TV. And then, Libby gives you a ghost story that will scare your pants off. Or something like that. And still THEN, Todd has found the WORST HALLOWEEN SONG IN THE WORLD, and you can listen to that. Man!

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!

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TV on the Internet, Episode 23: Boys Becoming Men; Men Becoming Wolves

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:

00:00.00-00:03.27 Introductions and music from Dr. Elmo
00:03.28-00:33:48 Todd and Libby talk about their scariest TV shows and episodes of all time.
00:33.49-01:02.49 Todd and Libby talk about some of their favorite Halloween themed TV.
01:02.50-01:41.54 Libby reads y'all a GHOST STORY!
01:41.51-01:44.18 The wrap-up and more from Dr. Elmo.

Headline Links:

Libby's reading selection for the night is here.

This Week's Music:

Dr. Elmo's Halloween Heebie JeebiesDr. Elmo
"Pointy The Pyramid Pumpkin" (mp3)
from "Dr. Elmo's Halloween Heebie Jeebies"
(Laughing Stock)

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Halloween Haunt-O-Tron!Dr. Goodsound
"Banshees" (mp3)
from "Halloween Haunt-O-Tron!"
(INTROSOUND)

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Clips are from Doctor Who (episode: "Blink," script by Steven Moffat), The X-Files (episode: "Aubrey," script by Sara B. Charno), It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (script by Charles M. Schulz) and The Simpsons (episode: "Treehouse of Horror XX," script by Daniel Chun).

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