The Americans is over. The finale was amazing. We talk about all of the aspects of the show that have worked so wonderfully over the past six seasons and why that finale was so thoroughly satisfying.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into Netflix’s Dear White People. The first part of our discussion, we offer general non-spoilery thoughts on the show and then we dissect the second season, sharing some of our thoughts on the most important themes and developments. Please make sure to rate and review us on iTunes!
A non-spoilery discussion of our love for The Magicians, a show that Shreya feels really improved after its first season. We talk about some other shows that really found their footing in season two as well.
In March, I debuted this new column where I go through the TV of the past month and share a few thoughts on what I felt was the best/worst that I watched. I ended up getting sick right around the time I was going to write and post last month’s edition and by the time I was better, we were a little far into the month to still go through with it. But in case you were a curious, an abbreviated version appears below this month’s picks.
But for now, welcome to May, here’s what I thought about April TV….
Scandal is over and Mark stuck it out for the whole ride. He has thoughts. He and Shreya also discuss some of their favorite seasons finales of all time and the game changing ending to Jane the Virgin’s fourth season.
The Sterling K. Brown Fan Club commences again as we talk about Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the recent standout episode, “The Box.” We also talk about some of our favorite bottle episodes from other TV comedies.
We share some spoiler-free thoughts on Everything Sucks!, talk about some recent reboots and what does and doesn’t work when rebooting a show and whether or not there are any shows we’d like to see come back. We end with a discussion on The Simpsons and how they’ve responded to the controversy surrounding Apu.
This week, we break down the things that work and don’t work on This Is Us, talk about what a mess Rise is and discuss some of our favorite comfort TV.
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Week Two of my brand new podcast with Shreya Durvasula of Depths of Television and this time we’re talking NBC’s Good Girls and marking the end of Women’s History Month by discussing some of the advancements made by female directors and some of the best work being done behind the camera.
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Happy to report that I’m podcasting again! Daniel and I had to stop quite a while back because our schedules just didn’t work out but I really missed doing it so I began the search for a new co-host. That has led to the creation of a new podcast called TV For President where I will be joined weekly by Shreya Durvasula of depthsoftv.com.
In our debut episode, we discuss the current season of Jane The Virgin, whether or not it should be considered a guilty pleasure (and what even IS a guilty pleasure?) and we introduce ourselves a bit by sharing about the shows that transformed us into the passionate TV fans we are.
Our sound levels were a little off this first time out but we worked to make it sound as good as possible. The end result is pretty good (better when you listen with headphones) but we promise it’ll improve with future episodes.
If you have thoughts on the episode, we’d love your feedback. Tweet at us @TVForPresident or email email@example.com.