Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Survivor 25: Premiere Recap/Analysis ft. Gary Wise

Survivor is back, and so are we! ESPN's (well, kinda) Gary Wise returns to the show to give Colin his thoughts on the premiere of what already looks to be a fantastic season. Skupin and Penner both spoke thoughtfully on the show about what it means - both to them personally and in general - to be a returning player; what do we make of how they, and their less esteemed colleague, have fared so far, and what do we see for them in the future? Who stands out in one of the more diverse and interesting casts of newbies in quite a while? And you may have heard people rage about Zane's antics, but not with such force and eloquence or with such a strong Canadian accent as Gary does in today's episode. All that and more comes to you in this week's podcast, available on the player below, for download HERE or on iTunes HERE.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BB14: Finale preview

Big Brother 14 wraps today, and it promises to be one of the most interesting and unpredictable endings to a reality TV season in a long time. In this eleventh-hour episode we talk about the cascade of drama since Frank's eviction and look ahead to tonight's action. What is each of the HGs thinking about at this point? How should the endgame play out from here, and what can be said about how it's progressed so far? And, having misted his competitors, production, and seemingly all of America, has Dan finally gone too far and misted himself into throwing the game? Hear us discuss how all of these questions might be resolved by using the direct link HERE, the player below, or subscribing on iTunes HERE (we're still having technical difficulties with iTunes, but those should be temporary; in the meantime, Facebook and Twitter are the best ways to stay abreast of any updates).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Survivor 25: Season preview ft. Gordon Holmes

The long wait is almost over, as Survivor returns to our screens in only a few days. To take a look at what we can expect over the next three months we are joined by writer Gordon Holmes, who was on location in the Philippines for the first three days of filming and brings us the inside scoop. He gives us his impressions of the cast having interviewed them, his thoughts on the twists, and insight about the season as a whole. Will this be another season dominated by returning players? How will the three-tribe format affect things? And just what is wrong with New England? We answer all the tough questions in our Survivor: Philippines preview show, available for listening below, for download HERE, and on iTunes HERE.

A quick word about scheduling: inevitably, internet problems have struck at the worst possible time, meaning that the BB recap/finale preview will be delayed; hopefully we'll be able to get that up some time early on Tuesday. After the BB finale and Survivor premiere on Wednesday we'll be podcasting about each of them, going solo for BB and talking to Gary Wise about Survivor. A BB gameplay analysis podcast similar to the one we did about Survivor should be in the works in a few weeks, and we'll be resuming weekly Survivor coverage starting with a discussion with Jeff Pitman of truedorktimes. Until then, enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breaking Bad: Season 5 Discussion with Stephen Fishbach

With the first half of season five now complete, we're back to talk more Breaking Bad. Returning to the podcast to discuss it with us, free from the leash of the 140 character limit, is Stephen Fishbach.

Today we examine some of the major themes we've seen developing over the first four seasons, look at how they've progressed over the course of the last eight episodes, and speculate about how we might see the series play out in the grossly-far-away-sounding conclusion next summer.

When will we see the transition to Walt's 52nd birthday and beyond?  Why does Stephen think Walt will have to die?  Where does Breaking Bad rank so far on our lists of all-time dramas?  And why can't British people appreciate The Wire?

Find out when you listen below, find the direct link HERE, or find us on iTunes HERE.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BB14: Risen from the Dead -- Week 7 Recap/Analysis

Dan may not be good at Draw Something, the revolutionary viral game by industry pioneers Zynga, but he's crushing the other game going on inside the Big Brother house right now. In this week's show we retrace the genesis and execution of Dan's masterful coup and discuss the consequences, both for Dan's future in BB14 and for his reputation as a Big Brother player. Will this only buy him another week or two, or could this be the move that secures his second win? Does this place him above Dr. Will in the GOAT debate? And, as the game moves into the home stretch, who's his main competition for the cash and the crown? We tackle these questions in this week's episode, which you can listen to on the player below, via the direct link HERE, or on iTunes HERE.