There may be no show more ambitious or insightful on all of television than The Good Place. Not only is it smart, hopeful, challenging and daring, it also happens to be very funny.Using everything from very intellectual humor to low-brow jokes and brilliant sight gags, the NBC sitcom is always able to earn MANY laughs in the midst of it's heady subject matter. We love this show and are so excited about the new season so this week, we decided to talk all about it.
From the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to Julia Roberts' TV debut, we talk about all the new and returning TV we're most excited about coming this fall. What about the ones we're much less excited about? Yeah, we get to those too, plus the show that Mark thinks looks bad but knows he'll totally be watching.
This week at the Emmys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won big (a result we have very different feelings about) but The Americans was overlooked in key categories (we're both pretty rageful about this one). We talk about the show, the best moments, the many bad moments and all the biggest awards of the night.
We're just days away from this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, but first up, we check in on the Creative Arts Emmys where three EGOTs were completed, Katt beat Sterling and Kenan had a reason to bust open the good orange soda. Oh, and also #JusticeForMegan
The performances, the visuals, Wind Gap, that ENDING, the teeth (!!). This week, we examine the HBO limited series, Sharp Objects, discuss what impacted us the most as viewers, consider what it means to be a "feminist fairy tale," and share our different views on the Camille/Amma relationship and different creative choices.
Shreya's been a fan from the beginning. Mark's a recent convert. This week they discuss HBO's critically acclaimed and highly tweet-worthy series, Insecure. From the tone to the music to the passion of the Lawrence Tribe, they cover it all.
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.
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.
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.
In episode two, we talk about NBC's Good Girls and we mark 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. Make sure to rate and review us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tv-for-president/id1362179724?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
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...