Sunday, April 19, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 5: Al Michaels Is NOT an Alien Queen



The fifth episode arrives, and for once, we have a major disagreement on something, namely the Caprica pilot, which Todd quite liked and Libby HATED. So there you go! As always, we appreciate your critiques and comments in the comments, so let us know what you think, and be honest. If you're liking what you're hearing and have the time, please review us at iTunes, so we can start climbing the ranks.

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This week, we review the Caprica pilot and try to decide which shows on the bubble should and shouldn't be canceled. In addition, we praise some ABC sitcoms, talk quite a bit about Breaking Bad for once and go over the PaleyFest sessions Todd attended. Look after the jump for complete details.

TV on the Internet, Episode 5: Al Michaels Is NOT an Alien Queen

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:

00:00.00-00:01.43: Introductions and music from Haley Bonar
00:01.44-00:13.38: The week's headlines.
00:13.39-00:24.27: A review of the Caprica pilot, out on DVD Tuesday. Includes mild spoilers for the episode. Warning: Boobies!
00:24.28-00:41.27: Todd and Libby look at which shows on the bubble should be renewed. (Vote for your favorite at E! Online's "Save One Show" poll!)
00:41.28-01:03.39: Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for Better Off Ted, Breaking Bad, The Office, 30 Rock, My Name Is Earl, Parks & Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Lost, Party Down, In Treatment, Chuck, Fringe, 24, Rescue Me and Scrubs. If you guys want more detailed time breakdowns for this segment in the weeks to come, just ask.)
01:03.40-01:07.11: The weekly rant: Libby on American Idol and Todd on Dollhouse fans.
01:07.12-01:12.12: The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up, more from Haley Bonar and an outtake.

Headline Links:

PaleyFest '09 (The Paley Center for Media)
Susan Boyle's Extraordinary Ordinariness (The Los Angeles Times) (Youtube link)
HBO Plans Film on 2008 Election (Entertainment Weekly)
Exclusive: 24 Moving to New York (EW)
John Madden Retires (Pro Football Talk)

The song this week is "Something Great" by Haley Bonar. Again, the full album is worth a download on iTunes, LaLa.com or Amazon MP3.

Clips are from Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (episode: "Act 1," script by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen; song: "My Freeze Ray," music by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon, lyrics by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen) Caprica (episode: "Pilot," script by Remi Aubuchon and Ron Moore), Chuck (episode: "Chuck Versus the First Kill," script by Scott Rosenbaum), Better Off Ted (episode: "Win Some, Dose Some," script by Elijah Aron and Jordan Young), Scrubs (episode: "My Soul on Fire, Pt. 2," script by Bill Callahan), American Idol (performance of "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova, sung by Kris Allen) and Cupid (episode: "Pilot," script by Rob Thomas).

Corrections:

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

A Podcast Recommendation:

I'm pretty much blatantly ripping this podcast off for much of our format from week to week, I figure it's only fair to toss a link over to the good folks at Filmspotting.