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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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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 293: Bluey

    Episode 293: Bluey

    The short segment this week is a patreon recommendation for cozy mysteries! But the long segment is a discussion of the Australian preschool show Bluey. Spoiler: Bluey is amazing.
    SHOW NOTES
    A Bluey piece in the Australian outlet The Saturday Paper - https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/culture/television/2020/04/11/bluey-creator-joe-brumms-dog-days/15865272009678

    FEED DROP: Seinfeld XXX

    FEED DROP: Seinfeld XXX

    We're starting your week off with some extra #content in the form of SEINFELD XXX, a show about a show about nothing! Craig and Chris talk about every episode of Seinfeld on the 30th anniversary of its original air date; in this episode, they discuss season 2 episode 6, The Statue. Find out more at seinfeld.rocks or @SeinfeldXXX! 
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    It’s time for the 30th anniversary of the sixth episode of Seinfeld’s second season!
    The bizarre boyfriend of Elaine’s bizarre friend/client cleans Jerry’s apartment, but a coveted statue has gone missing! George orchestrates a sting operation. Jerry and Elaine can’t believe what’s going on. Kramer impersonates a police detective.

    And it’s time to ask: what’s the deal with New Kramer and thieves?

    Episode 292: Dream Muppet-casting and Ted Lasso TV Book Club finale

    Episode 292: Dream Muppet-casting and Ted Lasso TV Book Club finale

    Carrying over from our previous Muppet Show discussion, this week we start by discussing: What era-appropriate guests did the classic Muppet Show miss? We then finish our TV Book Club discussion of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso (specifically episodes 8, 9, and 10). Do note that this episode was recorded before the trailer for season 2 dropped; it starts on July 23!
    SHOW NOTES:
    Muppet Show on Disney+: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/the-muppet-show/Rgks70YwIkSw
    Ted Lasso on Apple TV+: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted-lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzy
    Ted Lasso S2 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auxeLrtk7tk

    Episode 291: Made for Love and TV Yelling

    Episode 291: Made for Love and TV Yelling

    In this week's episode we:
    Learn the differences between Christina, Christine, Cristin, and Kirsten Discuss old gay news and whether the NLRB can protect Andrew from Bachelor exposure Establish that Q puts the Q in LBTQIA+ Detail the manner in which many docuseries have huge "meetings that could have been an email" energy, but not THIS one And finally, chat over the new HBO Max original series Made for Love and the essential value of stifling your internal Edward Snowden. 

    Episode 290: TV vacation destinations and Ted Lasso Book Club Part 3

    Episode 290: TV vacation destinations and Ted Lasso Book Club Part 3

    If you could vacation in an as-seen-on-TV locale, where would you go? This is the vital question we begin with on this week’s show, before diving into episodes 5, 6, and 7 of the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. 
    SHOW NOTES

    Ted Lasso on Apple TV+: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted-lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzy

    Episode 289: The Old Type - The Muppet Show

    Episode 289: The Old Type - The Muppet Show

    Wocka wocka it's The Muppet Show! After a rousing discussion of which Muppets we most strongly identify with, we talk about the glorious original Muppet Show. This includes questions such as: what modern day celebrity do we wish were on the 70s Muppet Show? Why is Gonzo like that? And, is Scooter's whole deal really nepotism? 

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

drdarkenyc ,

As Adorable as a Basket Full of C**ks**king Kittens!

::The reference is to their deep-dives into episodes of DEADWOOD::

This is a weekly audio-only podcast about "Television You Want to Watch", hosted by Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Andrew Cunningham, Vulture.com writer Kathryn VanArendonk, and freelance media writer/librarian Margaret Willison -- three friends who met in college, and clearly love each other very much, for all their teasing.

This is a largely exuberant, joyful show about television the hosts love and hate -- unlike most shows about television, the best commentary isn't always about the worst programs! I started listening last Fall, and when I don't have any up-to-date podcasts to listen to go back through their library of old shows. I'm to the point which threatens -- "promises" a "TV Book Club" (where they do a deep dive into seasons of a televsion series) of Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM (I'll get the popcorn)....

WYhalo ,

Too much interrupting and screeching

Kathryn is insightful and I’d love to listen to her talk about tv anywhere but here. I’ve enjoyed Margaret in PCHH but she’s obnoxious on this pod, probably because she’s so comfy with her college besties. If you want to listen to friends talk over each other and do baby voices, you found the podcast for you. It was not the pop culture chat I was looking for. I’ll catch up with Kathryn’s great writing instead.

Amy MN ,

Joyless

I was excited to listen to this because I’ve liked Margaret on other podcasts. Frustratingly, the other hosts whine constantly, making this show unlistenable.

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