Matt talks to Clive Owen about his work on “The Knick,” as we anxiously await news on the future of his role on the Cinemax drama. Plus: Matt, Margaret, and Gazelle read your emails, debating historical accuracy in television storytelling, whether the line between movies and television is irrelevant in a binge-centric ecosystem, the complicated legacy of voiceover, and more.
Aquarius 4:30 - 5:20
Masters of Sex 5:20 - 5:42
Boardwalk Empire 5:42 - 6:19
Hannibal 10:50 - 11:11
Fresh Off the Boat 19:20 - 19:34
Fargo 19:40 - 20:25
Transparent 20:25 - 21:12
Felicity 26:00 - 26:51
Deadwood 27:20 - 27:57
The Knick 42:15 - 52:48
This episode is sponsored by See.it.
Nick Sandow (aka Joe Caputo on “Orange is the New Black”) joins Gazelle and Margaret for an in-depth conversation about the evolution of his role on the hit Netflix series, which just wrapped filming of season 4. Plus: a discussion of the female-friendly trends in scripted television, of which Orange is a big part.
This episode is sponsored by “Making a Murderer” on Netflix.
Spoilers for “Orange is the New Black” throughout!
Matt and Margaret share their picks for the best TV of 2015, and discuss the shifts in the landscape as original streaming shows increasingly challenge HBO for primacy. Plus: why certain shows need second seasons to find their footing, and Margaret’s theory about the secret power of the bad series finale.
This episode is sponsored by GE Podcast Theater’s “The Message” and SEEit.
The Americans 25:18 - 25:41
Mad Men 25:50 - 26:00
Inside Amy Schumer 26:25 - 26:50
The Leftovers 27:30 - 27: 50, 35:50 - 36:31
Orange is the New Black 28:10 - 28:35
Mr. Robot 32:13 - 33:05, 35:50 - 36:31
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator (and newly-minted Golden Globe nominee) Rachel Bloom joins Matt and Margaret for a special bonus episode. Rachel shares her interpretation of the role of music in the show, as well as her enduring love for musical theater and innovative food euphemisms.
Please note: spoilers for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” throughout this episode!
HBO hasn’t revealed what’s next for “The Leftovers,” and Margaret and Matt are hoping for very different futures for the show. Plus: a spirited debate about the best way to watch “Battlestar Galactica,” and why it’s one of the most accurate depictions of the American psyche in the post-9/11 world.
This episode is sponsored by Texture and GE Podcast Theater’s “The Message.”
Spoilers throughout for both “The Leftovers” and “Battlestar Galactica.”
An in-depth analysis of Netflix’s huge expansion in 2015. Is anyone else creating as much great original programming, with as much consistency? Plus, a comprehensive review of “Jessica Jones,” which just might feature the scariest comic book villain of all time.
SPOILERS: You might want to postpone listening to this one until you've watched all of "Jessica Jones."
This episode is sponsored by "The Message," from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater.