Sunday, April 26, 2009

TV on the Internet, episode 6: Lost Takes a Road Trip to Chicago

Our sixth episode tackles the death of Bea Arthur, the upcoming announcements of the networks' schedules and one of the biggest TV debates out there: Did the creators of Lost know where they were going when they started the show? It's long this week, which we didn't expect, since there was nothing on, but we think it's a good show. If you like it, please, please, please review us on iTunes. We want the world to know of our amazingness?

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TV on the Internet, Episode 6: Lost Takes a Road Trip to Chicago

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.


00:00.00-00:01.33: Introductions and music from Joey Ryan
00:01.34-00:11.12: The week's headlines.
00:11.13-00:31.41: Todd and Jon (via Libby) discuss what next year's network schedules might look like in a repeat of our Super TV Preview feature. (The Dan Fienberg Reaper piece mentioned in this segment is here.)
00:31.42-00:45.07: Todd and Libby argue about whether or not the creators of Lost knew where they were going at the start of the show.
00:45.08-01:12.48: Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for 24, Chuck, Dollhouse, In Treatment, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, The Amazing Race, American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, American Dad, Party Down, Breaking Bad and The Office.)
01:12.49-01:17.53: The weekly rant: Todd on ABC (inspired by this Sepinwall column and this Todd piece) and Libby on American Idol (again).
01:17.54-01:25.04: The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up, more from Joey Ryan and an outtake.

Headline Links:

Bea Arthur Dies; Sharp-Tongued Sitcom Roles Symbolized Rise of Feminism (Washington Post)
ABC Brings Back 'Private Practice,' 'Brothers & Sisters' and more (The Los Angeles Times)
'Millionaire' Returns with Regis Philben (Entertainment Weekly)
Jay Leno Released from Hospital (BBC News)
Simon Cowell: 'American Idol' Departure Talk Not a Negotiating Ploy (Reality TV World)

The song this week is "California" by Joey Ryan. His full album is worth a download on iTunes, or Amazon MP3.

Clips are from The Golden Girls (episode: "Stand By Your Man," script by Tom Whedon) The Big Bang Theory (episode: "The Hofstadter Isotope," script by David Goetsch), Lost (episode: "Some Like It Hoth," script by Melinda Hsu and Greggory Nations), 24 (episode: "2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.," script by David Fury), The Office (episode: "Broke," script by Charlie Grandy), Grey's Anatomy (episode: "Sweet Surrender," script by Sonay Washington) and Cheers (episode: "Showdown, Pt. 2," script by Glen & Les Charles).


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A Podcast Recommendation:

Every week, the show I most look forward to listening to is The Geekbox, so check it out. They hit a lot of the same topics we do and add in movies, comics, games and other geeky stuff.


Carrie said...

I have to say, as much as I enjoyed Jon's insightful comments it was hard to listen to it in "read" form. When you lose the conversational, loose tone the mind tends to tune out a bit. It's like the difference between a college professor that teaches strictly off his slides and one who engages the class into discussion.

Libby said...

The e-mail format was fail.

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