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Whether the critics hated it, audiences ignored it, or the network pulled the plug, hosts Mike and Morgan are there to make the best of bad TV. New episodes every Tuesday.

Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV Mike and Morgan

    • TV Reviews
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Whether the critics hated it, audiences ignored it, or the network pulled the plug, hosts Mike and Morgan are there to make the best of bad TV. New episodes every Tuesday.

    EP83 - Bob Patterson

    EP83 - Bob Patterson

    Get ready for some situations, and maybe even some comedy, as we drop the first episode in our "S(t)einfeld Stinkers" series! This time Jason Alexander goes from lovably enraged loser George Costanza to a third rate Tony Robbins named Bob Patterson. The ep we watched, "Naked Bob," deals with his serious confidence issues regarding his downtown region. That's right, there's lots of boner talk in this one! (more so even than usual!) With the biggest comedy hit of all time only a few years behind him, how did J-Xan's followup sitcom fold faster than Kramer in The Contest?? This old-school style ABC laugh-track comedy aired only 5 episodes before getting nixed. I mean, seriously, what is the deal?
    Cut the Shit:
    Morgan - Tiger King
    Mike - The Invisible Man / Resident Evil 2
     
    If you enjoy the show please help spread the word by giving us a quick review on iTunes and sharing us with friends. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @badreceptionpod. If you have a show you’d like us to watch, you can tweet at us or send an email to pod.badreception@gmail.com. For those links and more go to BadReceptionPod.com
     
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    • 52 min
    Small Reception - Streaming Recommendations

    Small Reception - Streaming Recommendations

    Mike and Morgan each give you their top 5 shows to stream on Netflix and Hulu! It's a scary time for us all, let's try to make the best of it by staying inside and watching some good TV shows! We'll be back to bad tv next time, but some positivity felt right for this week. Stay safe Baddies!
     
    List of shows:
    GLOW - NetflixArrested Development - NetflixThe Twilight Zone - Netflix/HuluJeopardy - Netflix/HuluShe-Ra and the Princesses of Power - NetflixThe X Files.- HuluBuffy/Angel - HuluNo Reservations - HuluYou’re the Worst - Hulu30 Rock - Hulu
     
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    We are proud members of the PodFix network. Visit their website to find more awesome shows like ours, and follow them @PodFix on Twitter. Special Thanks to Ben Hunter for help with social media promotion. Logo designed by Sean-Matthew Leary.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP82 - NightMan

    EP82 - NightMan

    Good golly, it's our two year podiversary!! We celebrate by finally having our hilarious and talented friend, comedian/actor/podcaster Nick Aragon (F*ck This Place podcast, @instaragon) on the show!! And what a treat of a show we had for him! (shout-out to Josh Hollis of Predict-o-Cast for the recommendation!!) In a world full of shows based on popular, well-established, interesting and iconic superhero characters, one show dared to be different. One show had the balls to reach into the depths of obscurity and pull out a mediocre character that literally not one person was asking for. And only one show had the audacity to make a bafflingly inept show around that character. That's right, we watched the nearly inexplicable, gut-bustingly stupid, 1997 syndicated super-flop, NightMan!! Get ready for a super-sized episode full of Morgan's uncontrollable laughter, Mike's top-notch puns, and more Neil Breen references than you can shake a laptop at! Happy two years, baddies! 
    Cut the Shit:
    Nick - Ghost Whisperer
    Morgan - Rifftrax
    Mike - Hard Ticket to Hawaii
     
    If you enjoy the show please help spread the word by giving us a quick review on iTunes and sharing us with friends. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @badreceptionpod. If you have a show you’d like us to watch, you can tweet at us or send an email to pod.badreception@gmail.com. For those links and more go to BadReceptionPod.com
     
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    EP81 - Highlander: The Raven

    EP81 - Highlander: The Raven

    There can only be one... spinoff of a TV show... spun off from a movie... But that means there's definitely at least three... Right?? Truthfully we don't know anything about the Highlander series, and watching this brief side quest didn't help us out at all. I think it involves swords, kicking stuff, and maybe stealing diamonds? On the plus side, Morgan found The Raven so exciting that she literally lost consciousness during most of the show! There's no shortage of amusing anecdotes and tangents on this one as we try desperately to find anything interesting to say about a show so bland I can't even be bothered to finish writing this descrip
    Cut the Shit:
    Morgan - McMillion$
    Mike - Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, The Circle (Netflix)
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP80 - Good Reception: House, M.D.

    EP80 - Good Reception: House, M.D.

    Paging Dr. Reception! It’s the return of Good Reception! We take a look at the massive hit medical drama/mystery/comedy House (or House, M.D., it was unclear what the official title was). Will this House our new home, or will we be “bringing down the House??” We had never seen even a single episode of this seminal series starring the world’s grumpiest doctor, so we decided to check out the most acclaimed episode we could find after spending about 5 seconds on google, Season 1, Episode 21: Three Stories. Plus we share our vast Football knowledge and talk about the classic film that everyone knows, Swing Kids! It’s like prescription for laughter!
    Cut the Shit:
    Morgan - BoJack Horseman
    Mike - Little Women & The Films of Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins
     
    If you enjoy the show please help spread the word by giving us a quick review on iTunes and sharing us with friends. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @badreceptionpod. If you have a show you’d like us to watch, you can tweet at us or send an email to pod.badreception@gmail.com. For those links and more go to BadReceptionPod.com
     
    We are proud members of the PodFix network. Visit their website to find more awesome shows like ours, and follow them @PodFix on Twitter. Special Thanks to Ben Hunter for help with social media promotion. Logo designed by Sean-Matthew Leary.
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP79 - She-Wolf of London: Love and Curses

    EP79 - She-Wolf of London: Love and Curses

    Things get hairy this week as we take a silver-handled stab at the mid-season transformation of 1990's She-Wolf of London, Love and Curses! That's right, after 14 episodes, this lady-werewolf show was moved to Los Angeles, retooled and even given a new name! ...And then was cancelled after 6 episodes. Our friend, and talented actor, Lucia Towers joins us for one of the most genuinely enjoyable shows we've watched yet! This is one werewolf (show) that doesn't bite! We were over the moon for it! A real silver lining! We were howling with laughter... okay, I'm done.
    Cut the Shit:
    Morgan - Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
    Mike - Cameo.com
    Lucia - Confronting OJ Simpson Podcast
     
    If you enjoy the show please help spread the word by giving us a quick review on iTunes and sharing us with friends. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @badreceptionpod. If you have a show you’d like us to watch, you can tweet at us or send an email to pod.badreception@gmail.com. For those links and more go to BadReceptionPod.com
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Dan Brenic ,

Hi Michael

Hi Morgan

Galyo100 ,

Feeling Love and Pain for bad TV

Genuinely wonderful pod-people. Been listening to the show for a while and you are my first podcast review. Love the show.

Regardless of what your watching, Mike and Morgan bring the fun with some of the worlds worst and surprisingly interesting tv.

Keep it up!

Taramisu28 ,

Why are you reading this instead of listening to Bad Reception?!

I love me some Mike and Morgan. I started listening to this podcast when it first started but fell off because I’m horrible. Now about a year later I am all over it. I’m in the process of binging it and I can’t get enough. I’m a late 80’s baby and so much of the humor and references ring true. The energy and chemistry keeps me hooked even if I have zero clue about the show they’re discussing. Disclaimer: I have been paid zero dollars for this review. I just really want people to listen to Bad Reception because Mike and Morgan are hella talented/hard working people who make me laugh and I’d like the laughs to continue. And I want others to be laughing too so get on it y’all. Listen to this podcast.

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