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[MOVED] The Vulture TV Podcast

There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity boom (Black-ish, Shondaland, Jane the Virgin). Our TV reporter Joe Adalian will also come on as a guest to talk about the business of TV. Other segments might include discussions with showrunners and writers, looks back at beloved and/or underappreciated TV shows, and segments where our experts respond to listener questions. It’ll be sharp, funny, and unique—in true Vulture fashion. Part of the Panoply Network.
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Jan 12, 2016

Analyzing the biggest surprises, triumphs, and disappointments of this year’s Golden Globes. How, if at all, could the Globes - and awards shows in general - do a better job for their viewers? Plus: how to tell if you’re watching a drama or a soap opera.

SPOILERS:

House of Cards: 34:10-34:40

Game of Thrones: 35:00-37:00

ER: 38:30-39:45

Downton Abbey: 41:00-41:12

Jan 5, 2016

Joined by TV historian Stephen Bowie, we discuss the evolution of the role of the director in scripted television. As Stephen tells us, TV directors have been innovators since the 50’s, but they’ve only recently begun to gain notoriety for their efforts. Plus: the moral issues raised by the narrative structure of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer.”

SPOILERS:

Making a Murderer 16:24 - 43:04

Dec 29, 2015

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.

Spoilers:

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.

Dec 22, 2015

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!

Dec 15, 2015

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.

 

SPOILERS:

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

Dec 10, 2015

“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!

Dec 8, 2015

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.”

Dec 1, 2015

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.

Nov 24, 2015

Selections from live appearances by Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz, currently on tour to celebrate the launch of his book “Mad Men Carousel,” a comprehensive critical analysis of the seminal AMC series "Mad Men." Seitz, alongside collaborators Roberta Lipp and Amy Cook, explains the endless complexities of Matthew Weiner's masterpiece, as well as favorite sequences and plot twists. An excellent companion for your holiday binge-watching, and if nothing else, a good way to sound smart at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Om…

SPOILERS: This episode contains spoilers for major plot developments in Mad Men throughout (including the finale!), so listen with care.

This episode is sponsored by "Legends" on TNT.

Nov 18, 2015

Margaret and Matt discuss the seemingly nonstop barrage of hyper-mythologized storylines in new cable shows, with a particular focus on AMC’s new series “Into the Badlands.” Then, an in-depth conversation with director (and professional martial artist) Lexi Alexander about the struggle for female directors to find work in Hollywood, as well as the complex art of shooting a meaningful action sequence. Plus, listener voicemail! Call our new voicemail box at 646-504-7673.

This episode is sponsored by TNT’s “Legends.”

SPOILERS:

Into the Badlands 13:39 - 14:26

Battlestar Galactica 22:14 - 25:19

Nov 10, 2015

Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series raises complex questions about racial representation on television. Matt, Gazelle, and guests Alex Jung and Mallika Rao go deep on the issue, examining the innovations of Master of None and other current programs, as well as their personal experiences with the challenges of writing about race as critics.

This episode is sponsored by GE Podcast Theater and Esquire Network.

SPOILERS:

MASTER OF NONE - 19:25-21:15, 29:19-29:27, 30:45-31:26

Nov 3, 2015

The complex challenge of adapting films into television series, from "MASH" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Parenthood," with a particular emphasis on the current season of FX's "Fargo." Plus: has television evolved into a more artistic form than cinema?

This episode is sponsored by TNT's "Legends" and GE Podcast Theater.

This episode contains spoilers for the following shows:

Fargo - 10:08-10:12, 29:15-45:27

Edge of Tomorrow - 26:18-27:40

Oct 27, 2015

A special live taping of the Vulture TV podcast at the New York Television Festival. Discover the origin stories of Matt and Margaret, as well as their uncensored opinions on the state of modern television.

This episode is sponsored by “Legends” on TNT and GE Podcast Theater’s “The Message.”

This episode contains spoilers for the following TV shows:

How I Met Your Mother: 21:12 - 21:40

Joan of Arcadia: 33:37 - 33:48

Hannibal: 34:32 - 34:46

Oct 20, 2015

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Brenneman joins Gazelle, Margaret, and Matt for an in-depth conversation about her role as Laurie on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” as well as the artistic philosophies that have informed her wide-ranging career.

This episode of the Vulture TV Podcast is sponsored by Hulu’s “Casual” and GE Podcast Theater’s “The Message.”

This episode contains spoilers for The Leftovers in the following sections:
2:33-7:20
8:55-19:45
21:02-24:00
30:20-33:25

Oct 14, 2015

Margaret, Matt and Gazelle talk about the rare hour-long comedy, plus the CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin."

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions

11:20 - 25:46 The pilot of The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
25:47 - 35:59 The premiere of the second season of The CW's "Jane the Virgin"

This episode is brought to you by "The Message" from GE Podcast Theater. Subscribe to "The Message" here 

Oct 6, 2015

Matt, Margaret and Gazelle explore a subject that has been more heavily present on TV recently. Which have done it well and which have failed? Plus the new season of The Leftovers.

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

32:00-51:21 The Leftovers Season 2 Episode 1.

Sep 29, 2015

Matt, Margaret and Gazelle emerge from the flurry of fall television premieres and dive into ABC's Quantico, plus the new season of Empire.

 

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

Quantico: 16:38 - 35:53

Empire: 35:53 - 48:57

Sep 22, 2015

Gazelle and Margaret are joined by Vulture West Coast Editor Joe Adalian and Vulture's Alex Jung to talk about the Emmys and all of the new fall tv shows you should keep your eye on.

This episode of The Vulture TV Podcast is sponsored by ABC's "Quantico."

Sep 8, 2015

Gazelle, Matt and Margaret talk about all the times when TV messed with your minds (i.e. shocking twists - many spoilers ahead), then the first season of "Mr. Robot."

 

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions

 

0:00 to 20:05 - *Spoiler Warning Red Alert* The first segment contains many spoilers about twists in popular TV shows throughout history. Including a Mr. Robot spoiler at 2:40.

21:13 - end of show: The last season of Mr. Robot

 

 

This episode of The Vulture TV podcast is brought to you by Casper. Get $50 toward any mattress purchases by visiting www.casper.com/VULTURE and using the promo code Vulture.

 

This episode of The Vulture TV podcast is also brought to you by Audible.com. Audible.com/Summerfarmer

Sep 1, 2015

Matt, Margaret and Gazelle light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and discuss "Hannibal’s" three-season run in this particularly festive edition of the Vulture TV Podcast (Matt even wore a suit). Plus, David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero.”

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions

2:01 –  21:06 – “Hannibal,” the full series

21:06 – 35:44 – The conclusion of HBO’s David Simon mini-series  “Show Me a Hero”

 

This episode is sponsored by TNT and their new series “Public Morals,” from creator Edward Burns.

 

Aug 18, 2015

Gazelle and Margaret are joined by Vulture's Nate Jones for this week's episode. First up, 90s TV show reboots. The Fresh Prince, Full House, X-Files, Coach (!) - they just keep on coming. Why? Then, a discussion about David Simon's new HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero."

 

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

15:23 - 29:50 - David Simon's Mini-Series "Show Me a Hero" on HBO

Aug 11, 2015

Gazelle, Margaret and Matt kick off their discussion about the end of True Detective's controversial second season, and USA's Mr. Robot, by discussing what a "cinematic" tv show is, anyway. 

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

The second season of True Detective: 9:08 - 31:22

USA's "Mr. Robot": 31:55 - 47:15

 

This episode is sponsored by TNT's "Public Morals."

Aug 4, 2015

Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller Seitz, and guest-host Jesse David Fox discuss Key and Peele, which Comedy Central just announced will be ending after its 5th season. Then a battle between Netflix's two alt-comedy returns -- Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp vs. Arrested Development Season 5. And finally a listener question about our use of the term "strong female character."

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions

12:25 - 24:30 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, first half.

Jul 28, 2015

Gazelle, Margaret and Matt talk about the series premier of E's I Am Cait, the German spy show Deutschland 83, and the end of season 2o f "Bojack Horseman."

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

The series premier of I Am Cait: 1:20-14:40

Deutschland 83: 14:45-26:20

Bojack Horseman season 2: 26:25 - 40:37

Jul 21, 2015

Gazelle, Margaret and Matt talk about The Emmy nominations, plus consider the recent spate of shows about washed-up stars: "Bojack Horseman" and FX's new show "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

Sunday night's episode of "Halt and Catch Fire": 6:11 - 6:49

"Bojack Horseman": 16:30 - 31:30

and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll": 31:30 - 46:26

  

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