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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time.

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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time.

    305: Enlisting In The Space Force

    305: Enlisting In The Space Force

    The announcement that Donald Trump was creating a new branch of the military called the Space Force was swiftly followed by the announcement that Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, the creator and star of The Office, would re-team on Space Force, a sitcom about said branch. Should that have occurred? Now that the first season has dropped on Netflix, John Ramos has returned to discuss the matter. Around The Dial takes us through AMC's ITV import Quiz, Season 2 of Ramy on Hulu, Netflix's docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, and the new Starz drama Hightown. Tara wastes no time in pitching the three-week-old What We Do In The Shadows episode "On The Run" to The Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, it's the sequel to a Game Time that sings. Put on your moon-print fatigues and join us!
     
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    304: Solving The Mystery Of Homecoming's Second Season

    304: Solving The Mystery Of Homecoming's Second Season

    We're welcoming Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Soraiya to the guest chair to talk about the shorter, neater, Julia-Roberts-less-but-still-better second season of Amazon's Homecoming -- from sensible episode lengths to overacting extras to how TV has conditioned us to react to mystery shows. We went Around The Dial with Mrs. America, Run, Nadiya's Time To Eat, and a rare successful Zoom episode from Mystic Quest, before listener John rolled a 20-sided die on getting Community's D&D episode into the Canon. Vampires won, Skeet Ulrich lost, and one was the winningest number in a Pointless-inspired Game Time. Slap on a fake tattoo before you forget, and join us for an all-new Extra Hot Great!
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Quarantine Helper: Holier And Molier

    Quarantine Helper: Holier And Molier

    Trapped at home? Forced to engage with family and loved ones? We are here to help a little bit with temporary Friday releases of some Extra Extra Hot Great episodes from our Patreon support system.

    EEHG 019: Holier And Molier: Last week, we bade farewell to ABC's Holey Moley. As of this recording, we tragically don't yet know if it will return for a second season -- but whether or not it does, surely we can all agree that what the TV landscape needs is more GIANT and EXTREME versions of silly and/or low-stakes games that are generally played while participants are at least buzzed.

    Our challenge today is to choose such a game; name your show; describe how you would extreme-ify the game for TV; name your Steph Curry -- the ideal celebrity EP who could actually help you get it made; and cast your host(s) and, if you wish, color commentator(s). From January 24, 2020.
     
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    303: Should You Chase Down Ultimate Tag?

    303: Should You Chase Down Ultimate Tag?

    Fox is welcoming summer with a very silly American Gladiators take on tag -- yes, the playground game -- so who better than Daniel MacEachern, veteran of our Holey Moley episode last year, to join us to discuss it? Around The Dial clicks through Snowpiercer, Katy Keene, Call The Midwife (CW: there are clips and you will cry), The Last Dance, Killing Eve, and a preview of Holey Moley's Season 2 premiere. Mary uses her Extra Credit to ask us which TV role permanently ruined an actor for us. We consider the induction of Big Mouth's "I Survived Jessi's Bat Mitzvah" into The Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, it's on to a Game Time that lives to serve. Race up a wall if you have to, but listen!
     
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Quarantine Helper: Character Archetype Canon: Family Edition

    Quarantine Helper: Character Archetype Canon: Family Edition

    Darla asked us: how about a character archetype canon? Best TV cop, best mom, best best friend, best worst friend, etc. Since this has potential repeatability if we get granular with it, we decided to start out at home.
     
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    • 18 min
    302: I Know This Much Is True Is Misery Porn

    302: I Know This Much Is True Is Misery Porn

    We hope Bobby Krut agrees to come BACK to Extra Hot Great after putting him through the unrelenting barrage of anguish that is HBO's latest limited series, I Know This Much Is True. Sure, the acting is good; yeah, it's impressive that Mark Ruffalo plays twins; not one of us is planning to keep watching, because there's never a break or a moment of levity, and even Dave's ice-cream-fixins-bar metaphor made us sad. Our trip Around The Dial made us MAD, mostly -- Tara was disgusted with Regular Heroes, Sarah was disappointed in American Experience's Dubya-sode, and Dave was not a crackpot about The Good Fight's failure to understand electricity -- but at least Bobby brought in the Antenna TV Comfort Blanket roster to cheer us up. Jeff's Extra Credit saw us rewriting well-regarded series finales with How I Met Your Mother-style bungling, before we headed to the polls for Bobby's Canon submission, NewsRadio's "President" episode. Guy Fieri won (for once), Lori Loughlin lost (again), and the competition got feverish during Game Time. Give yourselves a hand for listening to an all-new Extra Hot Great!
     
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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

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Nothing insightful here

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A Great Distraction

This is one of a handful of podcasts that a look foreword to each week, and I don’t even care about TV. I just really enjoy listening in while these friends get together and have fun with a topic they’re obviously very knowledgeable about. I’m not sure how I ever came to listen for the first time and can’t explain my love for it other than time spent with these guys seems to fly by too fast.

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cultural literacy shortcut!

Basically everything I know about television is from this podcast.

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