This week Andrew suffers through Better Late Than Never, a not-quite-reality show about old men being casually racist in a foreign country. Then, we chat about episodes one and two of Slings and Arrows, our latest TV Book Club.
Better Late Than Never, which is truly terrible: https://www.hulu.com/better-late-than-never
Slings and Arrows episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4OL2DZLL7k
Slings and Arrows episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ctDIGg_9s
We spend a few moments thinking about our TV resolutions for the new year. For Andrew and Kathryn it's mostly about specific TV they'd like to check out; for Margaret it boils down to "actually watch some TV." We then take a look at the field of new TV to look forward to in the new year, and pick out some of our most anticipated series, including Sharp Objects, Good Girls, and the truly concerning 9-1-1. Finally, we announce our next TV Book Club, Slings & Arrows!
This week’s episode is pretty much what it says in the title - we briefly celebrate the unceremonious and thoroughly deserved cancelation of Wisdom of the Crowd, and then we talk about the pleasant surprise that is the first season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Wisdom of the Crowd Canceled Amid Jeremy Piven Sexual Assault Scandal: http://tvline.com/2017/11/27/wisdom-of-the-crowd-cancelled-cbs-jeremy-piven-sexual-assault-allegations/
Me, Myself, and I also canceled: http://tvline.com/2017/11/01/me-myself-i-cancelled-cbs-season-1-bobby-moynihan/
Amy Sherman-Palladino talks Mrs. Maisel: http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/amy-sherman-palladino-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel.html
We need Hallmark movies because the world is a cold, uncaring place: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/we-cant-take-any-more-of-2017-so-weve-turned-to-the-hallmark-channel-in-desperation/2017/12/07/1ad3dab6-d6ca-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html
Margaret actually watched some television! She shares that information with us, and we make appropriately impressed noises.
We also think back on the year in TV, and the way 2017 shaped the stuff we watched, the stuff we stopped watching, and the stuff we watched but then completely forgot about. If you have not watched The Good Place, we do not spoil it! But you should really watch it.