Sunday, March 29, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 2: They Fumbled Less Balls This Time

TV on the Internet's second episode is here, and we're hopeful we aren't so breathe-y this week (actually, we know we aren't, but now we might be too quiet, which is an entirely different issue altogether). As always, we appreciate your critiques and comments in the comments, so let us know what you think, and be honest.

We're available on iTunes, finally, if that's how you'd like to get the show, or you can check us out at Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle or the TV on the Internet libsyn page.

This week, we talk about ER, argue about 30 Rock and discuss my everlasting affection for Amanda Bynes. Full details after the jump.

TV on the Internet, Episode 2: They Fumbled Less Balls This Time

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.


00:00.00-00:01.41: Introductions and music from The Alrights
00:01.42-00:13.08: The week's headlines (some small spoilers for Friday Night Lights, season four casting).
00:13.09-00:28.33: Our farewell to ER. ER spoilers throughout, but, c'mon, it all aired over a decade ago.
00:28.34-00:42.23: The Big Debate: Is 30 Rock as good as everyone says it is? Todd says not quite; Libby says it is. (30 Rock spoilers throughout.)
00:42.24-01:06.49: Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for Party Down, Breaking Bad, Big Love, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Heroes, Kings, Dollhouse and Grey's Anatomy. If you guys want more detailed time breakdowns for this segment in the weeks to come, just ask.)
01:06.50-01:13.55: The classic TV on DVD pick of the week, a preview of the week to come and the wrap-up

Five minutes shorter! Woo!

Headline Links:

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, RENEWED! Friday Night Lights Will Return (AV Club with link to spoiler-y Michael Ausiello report at Entertainment Weekly)
Roseanne Barr Eyes Return to Primetime (The Hollywood Reporter)
Amanda Bynes Gets Canned (E! Online)
Disney, Hulu Restart Talks Over ABC Shows (Reuters)
Discovery Falls for Pitchmen (Variety)

The song this week is "Get Ready for Love" by The Alrights. Again, the full album is worth a download on iTunes.

Clips are from Friday Night Lights (episode: "Pilot," script by Peter Berg), ER (episode: "Pilot," script by Michael Crichton), 30 Rock (episode: "Apollo, Apollo," script by Robert Carlock), Party Down (episode: "Willow Canyon Homeowners' Annual Party," script by John Enbom & Dan Etheridge & Paul Rudd & Rob Thomas), Big Love (episode: "Sacrament," script by Victoria Morrow from a story by Coleman Herbert) and Roseanne (episode: "Little Sister," script by Joss Whedon).


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

A Podcast Recommendation:

We love us some Myles McNutt here at the SDD, since he used to write here and all, and his "McNuttCast" is worth a listen. Apparently, he has a brother? Who knew!


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