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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, 2020
Mar 26, 2020

In today’s episode: first, we are joined by a special guest! Our pal Kamille Washington (AKA Kamillio) is tapping in again, this time to liberate Kathryn from the burden of watching Fox’s newest absurd reality TV show, Flirty Dancing. In addition to discussing this very dumb and very pure program, Andrew, Margaret, and Kamille design their own Frankenshows out of the discarded parts of reality TV shows past, and:

  • Nearly end one dear friendship of many year's existence by means of a very bad (but also inspired???) joke
  • Discuss how we would use an illegal knife barge
  • Observe all the narrative theory you did NOT learn thanks to Kathryn’s absence
  • Ponder what Jenna Dewan No Longer Tatum's hair smells like
  • And, at the episode’s very end, hoist one's self on one's own petard by dragging a person who may have posted an episode of the show at 9 AM instead of 6 AM only to forget to post the very next day's show until 1 PM (!!!!) 

Hopefully, you find all of the episode as satisfying as Margaret found the very last bit. 

Mar 19, 2020

This week, for some reason we open the episode by talking about a tweet for ten minutes (though it DOES lead to a fruitful recounting of our past juvenile delinquencies). Then, we return to one of our most reliable content mines, digging up good ones and bad ones from the spring 2020 TV calendar to watch and discuss later.

SHOW NOTES:

The tweet: https://twitter.com/LisaMMcGee/status/1237785183631413248

Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jwEiXdJGKM

The Plot Against America: https://www.hbo.com/the-plot-against-america

Mrs. America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIpTIPKTOkU

Council of Dads: https://www.nbc.com/council-of-dads

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to your Heart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bachelor_Presents:_Listen_to_Your_Heart

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-reboot-jimmy-kimmel-host.html

Mar 12, 2020

For this episode we're joined by our lovely friend Kamille Washington to discuss the final season of Bojack Horseman, a show that even animation-phobic Kathryn has to admit is pretttttttty good. First, though, Kamille and Andrew kindly offer Kathryn a place to briefly and enthusiastically yell about Babylon Berlin. 

Mar 5, 2020

Margaret choosing blindness while watching Love Is Blind

Margaret choosing blindness while watching Love is Blind

In today's episode, we talk, of course, about Netflix's terrible, wonderful new reality TV show Love Is Blind because Margaret's brainworms demanded it, and Andrew indulgently complied. THEN, we move on to discuss the unusual-- and excellent-- standalone episode of Apple TV+'s new video game development sitcom, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (aka Mythic Raven: Banquet Quest) and how different kinds of standalone episodes function narratively within the runs of their respective shows. For, as Andrew points out, the absolute, first-ever time. 

Kathryn had, predictably, written a number of great pieces on all of the above subjects for Vulture. Please enjoy her essays on:

And, for the true diehards: when Craig claimed our wheels were up and when our wheels were, in fact, up

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