The TV Show 1: Pilot

The TV Show 1: Pilot

There's a television renaissance going on. At no other time have so many great shows been on at the same time. At no other time could we watch them in our living room and on our tablets and phones, on networks and over the internet. The TV Show talks about that renaissance in storytelling and technology, focusing on the week of programming that was. On our pilot episode that includes Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, 24, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Big Bang Theory for the week of May 5, 2014. Subscribe and listen along!

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The TV Show 1: Pilot


It might take them a while to add it. You should be able to stick in the RSS:


Let me know if that works!

Oh, this started out so great, and then we got to Big Bang Theory bashing. I love that show, and I'm like one of the biggest nerds in the history of nerds. I admit I started out as offended, but I got past it and started to realize that I don't have to read too deeply into a comedy, it's just supposed to be funny. All humor makes fun of somebody, and it shows depth of character if you can laugh at something that is meant to make fun of you. I feel the need to defend TBBT because I don't think everything is as deep as you think it is. It's just a funny show, and I don't think that they continually make fun of the nerds anymore. You can kind of see how the nerds have transformed Penny in the Star Wars show you mention, where she knows things about Star Wars. She wouldn't have known those things in season 1. I think the characters have come a long way with the nerds becoming less nerd like, and Penny becoming more of a nerd. The character progression is the point of the show, not to point out that all nerds are socially apathetic.

The question is, and you do ask it in the podcast, is if you don't like TBBT, why do you watch it? Just stop watching it if it offends you. Seems like a simple solution to your problem.

Overall this podcast was good, but you guys agree on everything, I hope you'll find areas where you disagree and you don't just become two guys who hold the same views on everything.

I also hope that you guys start talking about substance, because you won't always be able to take such a high view of things on each show since it would become repetitious. I understand you don't want to do too many spoilers, but I think people listening will realize that they will hear those and should tune out if they haven't caught up. Getting into specifics will really help this podcast find its groove.

Looking forward to when it's on Stitcher.


also do you do spoilers do i need all of game of thrones? i'm caught up with arrow and don't care about the rest

Arrow spoilers,it was such a surprise when they killed tommy it completely broke down the barriers and proved that absolutely no one is safe

Dear Rene,

Thank you for having the exact same viewing tastes as me and for supporting shows built upon iconic Canadian scenery such as Hatley Castle as the Queen Mansion in Arrow.


A fellow Canadian and Geek.

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These guys have a great, relaxed style. I find them very enjoyable to listen to. This is a great addition to my podcast feed.