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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: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

This week, Andrew gets to a request from one of our patrons and watches the pilot of Netflix's Travelers. Then, we chat about some listener-submitted ideas for Bandersnatch-style narrative adventures, and then Andrew is pleasantly surprised by Star Trek Discovery Season 2.

SHOW NOTES

McKenzie & Co, from the golden age of CD-ROM games: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKenzie_%26_Co
Netflix's Travelers: https://www.netflix.com/title/80105699
Choose Your Own Adventure books, mapped: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cyoa-choose-your-own-adventure-maps
Bootyspank was hard to make: https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/how-black-mirror-bandersnatch-was-made.html
Extra Hot Great: http://previously.tv/shows/extra-hot-great/
Anson Mount is Hot Mitt Romney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anson_Mount
Discovery S2: https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/

Jan 24, 2019

Before we discuss the final episodes of Killing Eve season one, we turn our steely, jaded gazes onto whatever the hell is going on with FOX’s new reality show The Masked Singer. It’s a dystopian fever dream! The judges are so terrible! We think one of them is T-Pain! But the end of Killing Eve is great, and so we talk about its greatness, Konstatin's daughter, and the fact that Eve's marriage is completely unnecessary. 

Jan 17, 2019

Netflix has us wrapped up in its warm, all-enveloping tendrils again this week - first, a chat about the choose-your-own-adventure-style Black Mirror outing Bindersplitch, and then we clean up our act with Marie Kondo.

SHOW NOTES:

How Butterspread came together: https://www.wired.com/story/black-mirror-bandersnatch-interactive-episode/

Other, possibly better, Twine-based text adventures: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/power-to-the-people-the-text-adventures-of-twine/1100-6402665/

Video Games Did It Better: https://www.slashfilm.com/black-mirror-bandersnatch-criticism/

WOW LOTTA BUMPERSTINK LINKS THIS WEEK: https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/black-mirror-bandersnatch-all-endings-explained.html

What happens when a whole city KonMaris all at once: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/the-marie-kondo-effect-reaches-beacons-closet

Jan 10, 2019

We love Killing Eve so much that our entire episode is a book club spectacular. In this episode we discuss episodes 3, 4 and 5 of Killing Eve, and only immense restraint keeps us from spending the whole time quoting every line from each episode just so we can marvel at it again. 

Jan 3, 2019

Our year end/year beginning extravaganza is here, and we’re doling out the fake awards left and right! We go over genres like “best statement necklaces” and “time my mom was most right,” before continuing on to talk about how we want to watch TV better in 2019.

SHOW NOTES

Sisters (the TV show): https://www.netflix.com/title/80994108
The Durrels in Corfu: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/the-durrells-in-corfu/
HBO’s Barry: https://www.hbo.com/barry
Who What When Where Wine shirt: https://www.etsy.com/listing/647913474/who-what-when-where-wine-chidi-good
Killing Eve: https://www.hulu.com/series/killing-eve-c9d3b601-54db-42d1-a1ed-8950cea491b1
Prue Leith on her love of necklaces: https://prue-leith.com/my-love-of-necklaces/
Kathryn on Last Man Standing: https://www.vulture.com/2018/09/last-man-standing-is-unexpectedly-warm.html
Superstore, again: https://www.hulu.com/series/superstore-727810b8-e54b-4f01-9381-a79ab5661bf7
GLOW: https://www.netflix.com/title/80114988

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