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Hello, world! This Alex and Em! Welcome to our corner of the Internet! The Good. The Bad. The Basic is a podcast where two Millennials wax nostalgic on the TV shows and movies we grew up on as well as intellectualize and throw shade at what we're watching now! Join us for obscure pop culture references and organic, fair trade teas as we analyze what makes all of our faves good, bad, and mildly problematic! Enjoy, and check out our Patreon for more exclusive content!

Hello, world! This Alex and Em! Welcome to our corner of the Internet! The Good. The Bad. The Basic is a podcast where two Millennials wax nostalgic on the TV shows and movies we grew up on as well as intellectualize and throw shade at what we're watching now! Join us for obscure pop culture references and organic, fair trade teas as we analyze what makes all of our faves good, bad, and mildly problematic! Enjoy, and check out our Patreon for more exclusive content!
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Hello, world! This Alex and Em! Welcome to our corner of the Internet! The Good. The Bad. The Basic is a podcast where two Millennials wax nostalgic on the TV shows and movies we grew up on as well as intellectualize and throw shade at what we're watching now! Join us for obscure pop culture references and organic, fair trade teas as we analyze what makes all of our faves good, bad, and mildly problematic! Enjoy, and check out our Patreon for more exclusive content!

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English


Episodes

19: Big Love, Part I

11/13/2019
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Big Love was a show with an unlikely premise which became an even more unlikely network hit and one of HBO's juggernauts. This show about a mainstream family practicing polygamy while trying to keep a peaceful home life doesn't sound like it would be as relatable as it ended up being, but the tales of the Henrickson family resonated so deeply with people from all walks of life. Check out our thoughts on season 1 and 2 of this powerhouse drama!

Duration:01:57:49

18: Malcolm In The Middle

11/6/2019
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Malcolm In The Middle was Fox's the breakout hit of 2000, a hilarious, relatable, and unexpectedly moving family sitcom that last seven seasons on the network. The perfect storm of casting, writing, acting, and comedic timing are just some of the things that made this series so stellar. Check out what we think made Malcolm In The Middle television gold!

Duration:01:30:39

17: Parenthood, Part II

10/30/2019
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Parenthood was a series about the many small steps in the journeys of a big family, and one episode simply wasn't enough to cover all of the things that made this series so beautiful and memorable. Check out what we thought made seasons 4-6 of this powerhouse so brilliant!

Duration:02:09:05

16: Parenthood, Part I

10/22/2019
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Parenthood is a series that absolutely puts the "family" back in "family drama". NBC's unexpected hit was a family drama that beautifully balanced a large ensemble cast and made us fall in love with one of the most relatable fictional families to ever grace our televisions. Check out what we had to say on seasons 1-3 of Parenthood!

Duration:01:23:28

15: Gilmore Girls, Part III: A Year In the Life

10/16/2019
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Gilmore Girls was a breakout hit for The WB/The CW, but a revival 9 years after the season finale would have been an ambitious undertaking even under the best of circumstances. So how does Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival hold up? Is it Gilmore worthy? Have the lives of Lorelai and Rory gone in the directions that we would have expected? Stay tuned!

Duration:01:37:49

14: Gilmore Girls, Part II

10/9/2019
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Gilmore Girls' back half wasn't terribly popular with fans of the series, but for Alex and I, this is where the magic happens, the show gets real, and the characters truly shine! Check out what we thought of seasons 5-7 of this pop culture icon!

Duration:01:45:04

13: Gilmore Girls, Part I

10/2/2019
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The Gilmore Girls are easily modern TV's most iconic mother-daughter duo, but what did Alex and I think of this whimsical fantasy of a family drama then, and how well does it hold up now? Stay tuned to hear our thoughts on seasons 1-4 of this iconic series!

Duration:01:40:35

12: Dawson's Creek, Part II

9/24/2019
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In this episode, Alex and I are back to gush, vent, and dive into the nostalgia of seasons 4-6 of the iconic Dawson's Creek! On this episode, we discuss the mercurial relationships of the cast, how the series handled the transition to college, and how well the Dawson's Creek has aged. Enjoy!

Duration:01:34:40

11: Dawson's Creek, Part I

9/17/2019
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When The WB debuted Dawson's Creek in 1998, even the network's own executives couldn't have predicted how successful and groundbreaking the series would go on to be. This landmark teen drama changed the foundation of teen dramas irrevocably and its impact is still going strong. So what do Alex and I think made seasons 1-3 of Dawson's Creek so iconic? Stay tuned!

Duration:02:00:53

10: Gossip Girl, Part II

9/9/2019
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One episode wasn't enough to contain Gossip Girl and the antics of the characters on this show, so Alex and I came back for more! Check out what we had to say about the back half of Gossip Girl and why the show became a cultural landmark!

Duration:01:25:55

9: Gossip Girl, Part I

9/1/2019
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Gossip Girl is the teen drama that proved that The CW, a rebrand of The WB, was still a powerhouse when it came to teen dramas. With much more style and a lot less substance than its predecessors, Gossip Girl triumphed where others would have perished. Check out what Alex and I had to say on this hit series! xoxo!

Duration:01:20:54

8: The O.C., Part II

8/26/2019
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#GBB had so much to say about The O.C., and it couldn't be contained in a single episode. Check out the second half of our recap of The O.C., and relive the highs and lows of Newport Beach with us! Enjoy!

Duration:01:41:45

7: The O.C., Part I

8/19/2019
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Welcome to the second season of #GBB! This season, vampires are out and #WhitePeopleProblems are up for dissection as we explore some of the most popular white teen and family dramas! First up is Fox's breakout hit, The O.C.! Alex and I review everything that made this show good, bad, basic, and iconic! Enjoy!

Duration:01:22:27

6: The Originals, Part II

8/12/2019
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One episode simply wasn't enough for Alex and I to explore everything was that was wrong with The CW's The Originals. From inception to execution, this show was high-key toxic, so we're back with part 2, the conclusion of GBB's vampire-centric first season! Enjoy! And if you're a writer, take notes; this serious was a masterclass in what *not* to do!

Duration:01:23:53

5: The Originals, Part I

8/5/2019
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The CW's The Originals might be one of the most problematic series of all time. An ongoing exercise in how NOT to write characters and structure narratives, the show was a success nonetheless. On this episode, Alex and I discuss what made this show so basic, why it was a disservice to TV-watchers everywhere, and how it could have been done better. Enjoy!

Duration:01:20:21

4: The Vampire Diaries, Part II

7/29/2019
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Alex and I wrap up our recap on the hit series The Vampire Diaries. There was simply too much fuckery in all things Mystic Falls-related for one episode, so sit back while we dig deeper into TVD and how the strength of a break-neck pace and a loyal fandom kept this show alive for so long! Enjoy!

Duration:03:20:03

3: The Vampire Diaries, Part I

7/22/2019
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In keeping with the vampire theme of our last two episodes, Alex and I dive into The Vampire Diaries, a fairly-recent hit teen series which, in many areas, tried and failed to be Gen Z's response to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On this episode, we discuss what made seasons 1-4 of TVD basic, and how writers can avoid the lack of character complexity and development that TVD has in abundance. Enjoy!

Duration:02:11:43

2: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Part II

7/15/2019
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Alex and I are back to finish chewing on everything that made Buffy the Vampire Slayer iconic! In this episode, of The Good. The Bad. The Basic, we break down the second half of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 5-8), and everything that made the series both brilliant, and a little bit problematic. Together, we take one last trip to the Hellmouth! Enjoy!

Duration:01:29:11

1: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Part I

7/8/2019
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Welcome to the very first episode of The Good. The Bad. The Basic! In this episode, we break down the first half of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 1-4), and everything that made the series both iconic and a little bit problematic. Together, Alex and I take a walk down memory lane and into the Hellmouth! Enjoy!

Duration:01:34:07