From the creators of The Empire Film Podcast, The Pilot TV Podcast is your (spoiler free) guide to the essential new shows dropping each week across terrestrial, satellite, streaming and beyond. Bringing you the latest news and reviews, the occasional interview, and some choice recommendations from years past, we're here to cut through the rubbish and make sure every minute you spend in front of the box is a minute worth spending. Served with a heavy helping of insider knowledge, irreverence and general chaos, the Pilot TV Podcast won't just keep you informed, amused and entertained, but is guaranteed to save countless hours of your life. Because you can’t watch *everything*.
#113 - For Life, Trickster, and The Queen's Gambit
We resisted for weeks but we've finally relented and agreed to give Netflix's The Queen's Gambit the full review treatment it deserves. Plus we head behind bars for Nicholas Pinnock's E4 courtroom/prison drama For Life and bamboozle Terri with SyFy's bizarro supernatural YA miniseries Trickster. In addition, James proselytises about Counterpart, Terri and Boyd rhapsodise about a Welsh Castle, The Crown gets explained for James' mum and we recommend some of our favourite non UK/US shows for your international enjoyment.
#112 - The Good Lord Bird, Lovers Rock, and We Are Who We Are
Pilot TV's bellend-in-chief has taken a rare holiday this week leaving Terri in the hot seat and welcoming Amon Warmann onto the team as they watch Ethan Hawke gives it his all in abolitionist drama The Good Lord Bird on Sky Atlantic; Steve McQueen's second instalment in Small Axe, Lovers Rock, which comes to BBC1; and a pair of teenagers come of age on a US military base in Luca Guadagnino's We Are Who We Are on BBC Three. All that and Pilot TV is graced with its first musical review, Boyd utters the phrase, "Layers of mousse," and Terri decides to Banshee a show we have previously reviewed on this very podcast, throwing all the rules completely out the window.
#111 - The Crown, Industry, and Small Axe
It's time to get down with The Crown on this week's show as we take in the uncanny glory that is Gillian Anderson's superlative Margaret Thatcher. Plus we get a look inside the cut-throat world of financial services in BBC2's Industry (it does *not* pass the bellend test), and catch a selection of films in Steve McQueen's Small Axe on BBC1, which may or may not constitute a TV series in the strictest sense but is so good that it really doesn't matter.
#110 - The Mandalorian, The Vow, and His Dark Materials
Baby Yoda returns this week as we're finally able to review The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+. We also catch up with Lyra and Pantalaimon in the second series of the BBC's His Dark Materials adaptation AND delve into the sordid inner workings of sex cult NXIVM in Sky Documentaries' The Vow. All that and you get to hear Terri's latest adventures in The West Wing to properly prepare you for tomorrow's US election.
#109 - The Undoing, Truth Seekers, and The Sister. Featuring Russell Tovey.
Russell Tovey makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week, taking about Neil Cross' new show, The Sister on ITV. Plus we find out if Nick Frost is afraid of ghosts in Amazon's Truth Seekers and get an eyeful of Sky's The Undoing, which features Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and a surprising amount of full frontal nudity. Plus Terri updates us on her West Wing progress and the team has an alternate universe conversation about TV castings that could have been.
#108 - Star Trek: Discovery, Out Of Her Mind, and Twenties. Featuring Nick Frost.
It's a momentous episode this week as, after 107 episodes of James banging on about it, Terri finally watched The West Wing. What's more, she reviews the show for us at the top of this week's show (well, the episodes she's seen, anyway). That alone should be more than enough to warrant a download, but there's more! Nick Frost drops by the pod to talk about his new show, Truth Seekers, plus we review Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, get a glimpse inside Sara Pascoe's brain in the bonkers Out Of Her Mind, and a peek inside Lena Waithe's in her semi-autobiographical comedy Twenties.
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Witty, insightful, not up it’s own bottom. From Trek to Freud every genre covered with a smile and a scowl as needed. So get your West wing coggles on and buckle in for your Battlestar fix, watch out for Buffy references. It’s brilliant
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Look forward to this podcast every week - the recommendations are generally spot on (even from Boyd who does just love everything) and the chat makes me wish it was a 5 hour long podcast. An utter delight!