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.
Episode 277: Teenage Bounty Hunters TV Book Club part 1
As the title implies, this week is the first part of our TV Book Club series about the Netflix one-season wonder that is Teenage Bounty Hunters.
TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS ON NETFLIX: https://www.netflix.com/title/80244296
Episode 276: Put a Bonnet On Me, Daddy
You guessed it, folks: we're talking about the new Netflix series Bridgerton this week! There are bosoms! They are heaving! There are dicks! They are pumping! There is more specific information about the nuts and bolts of pumping and nutting than you might anticipate! (About which Kathryn recently conducted a fascinating interview.) And, to top it all off, there is also special guest Christina Tucker, AKA our Lady Danbury Thirst Correspondent. In addition to Bridgerton, we are also discussing movie directors being whiny little babies about all their movies being simultaneously released to HBOMax and theaters. ENJOY! And, for next week, you'll want to watch episode one of Teenage Bounty Hunters, our newest TV Book Club pick.
ATV Rerun: A Christmas Prince
We're taking a week off! Pasted below are the original show notes for our 2017 episode about Netflix's A Christmas Prince.
It’s holiday time, so we dedicate the entire episode to a close reading of one of Netflix’s forays into the wide world of dedicated Christmas programming: the Hallmark Christmas-style movie A Christmas Prince. Strap in for lying! Mothra! Negging! Jellied meats! Birther scandals! Romance! Tokenism! Constitutional crises! And so much more!
Techies Still Think They’re Good Guys. They’re Not. https://www.wired.com/story/the-other-tech-bubble/ Netflix’s Creepy Tweet. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/netflix-christmas-prince-tweet-privacy-creepy-twitter-viewing-habits-2017-a8105351.html ION’s A Christmas Cruise: https://iontelevision.com/holiday-movie/a-christmas-cruise Hallmark Channel as a balm for 2017. 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?utm_term=.c42173792a12 Spotify Reveals Its Users Habits in an Ad Campaign. https://www.boredpanda.com/spotify-reveals-its-users-most-embarrassing-listening-habits-on-giant-billboards/
Episode 275: Happy holidays from The Bob Newhart Show
Sadly they stopped making new Christmas Prince movies (BOO!) so we are celebrating the holidays with an installment of The Old Type. This time we're watching several Christmas episodes of The Bob Newhart Show, a '70s sitcom that led Andrew and Margaret to ask Kathryn "uh why are we watching this?"
Episode 274: Bull Corona
This week, we're checking in with how TV is handling its uncomfortable task of depicting a pandemic that requires hot actors to cover 1/2 of their face. Spoiler: they aren't doing great! We start with a long, harrowing, collective look at the opening episode of Bull and its terrifying demon CGI baby and then continue on to touch upon: Black-ish, Super Store, The Good Doctor, and a handful of other programs. Obviously, Kathryn wrote about all of this really brilliantly. She also wrote astutely about the sexual harassment Eliza Dushku experienced on the set of Bull, a subject we touched upon at the beginning of the show.
Episode 273: Good One Bad One, Go (Good Lord) Birds and The Third Day
All three of us definitely showed up this week having seen every minute of both of the shows we’re discussing—Showtime’s intriguing The Good Lord Bird, and HBO’s weird-ass mystery box drama The Third Day.
The Good Lord Bird: https://www.sho.com/the-good-lord-bird
The Third Day: https://www.hbo.com/the-third-day
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