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Appointment Television

Appointment Television is a podcast about the TV you want to make time for. Every Thursday Margaret, Kathryn, and Andrew will revisit old shows, discover new ones, and debate everything from highbrow dramas to episodes of The Bachelor.
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Thanks to a recent spate of TV renewals from Netflix and other outlets, we take a moment to celebrate the upcoming third season of One Day at a Time and talk about the campaign surrounding its renewal. Also, apparently, Nailed It! has been renewed, which we have no feelings about. 

Afterwards, we chat about the new HBO hitman comedy show Barry, starring Bill Hader. We like it! A lot!

Mar 22, 2018

This week, Kathryn and the gang deliver another round of TV recommendations based on listener requests. We then dive into the worst thing we have watched for the show in recent memory, the soulless Netflix baking competition show Nailed It.

SHOW NOTES!

This week’s TV recommendations:

NBC’s Life: https://www.nbc.com/life?nbc=1

ER: https://www.hulu.com/er

Southland: https://www.thedailybeast.com/southland-televisions-most-underrated-drama

Black-ish: https://www.hulu.com/blackish

Grown-ish: https://www.hulu.com/grownish

Dead Like Me: http://www.vulture.com/2013/06/happy-10th-anniversary-dead-like-me.html

And also there's Nailed It (please do not use this link to watch the show): https://www.netflix.com/title/80179138

Mar 15, 2018

This week we kick things off with an overly self-aware discussion about the point of television criticism, who it's for, whether it makes sense to critique things like plausibility and character behavior, and how TV is in fact like books now. (Kathryn, somehow, does not combust). Then we talk about NBC's Good Girls, a show we want to like but also a show that doesn't seem to know what it is yet. 

Mar 8, 2018

This week instead of doing a little thing and a big thing, we do a bunch of little things. It's an ATV Lightning Round!

SHOW NOTES:

We're not fans of casting the same actor in two or more roles in the same project, there, we said it: http://ew.com/tv/2017/09/10/deuce-james-franco-double/

A woman is running Amazon's TV studios: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/02/amazon-jennifer-salke-studio-head-roy-price-replacement

Cougartown is on Hulu now: http://www.eonline.com/news/906949/one-tree-hill-everwood-and-cougar-town-coming-to-hulu-in-february-2018

The show Younger is a thing! https://www.hulu.com/younger

Recently canceled queer shows that deserved better: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bayleajones/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-butch?utm_term=.twYpk0q59#.txpRmXw4x

Stephanie Beatriz on Rosa Diaz's coming out: http://ew.com/tv/2017/12/05/brooklyn-nine-nine-rosa-bisexual/

Mar 1, 2018

It's that time of year when a young TV fan's eye turns to what's happening in the world of spring television releases. We do a short round of selections, including the final season of The Americans, Heidi Thomas' Little Women, and the new NBC series Rise. Then we talk about the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, which we are much more positive about than we thought we'd be! 

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