299 episodes

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.

    Quarantine Helper: Today's Modern Pierce

    Quarantine Helper: Today's Modern Pierce

    Corey Not A Boy H asked us to revisit the concept of The Pierce. The Pierce is a character -- like Pierce Hawthrone from Community -- that can be removed from the show without changing all that much about the show. Here's 11 nothings for your pleasure. From June 21, 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    296: Will Heidi And Tim's New Fashion Show Be Making The Cut?

    296: Will Heidi And Tim's New Fashion Show Be Making The Cut?

    One half of the GFY brain trust, Heather Cocks, came back to discuss Amazon's Project Runway with a big-budget twist: Making The Cut. As much as we love Naomi Campbell's sugar-free approach to, well, life, the panel agreed that Making The Cut has some structural problems (too long; dumb Tim 'n' Heidi "friend dates"), and too tight a focus on NOT being a sewing competition. Will any of us keep watching? You'll find out before we decide whether Emily Is Not A Crackpot for wanting period shows to air period commercials. We'll go Around The Dial with Call The Midwife content warning, the return of One Day At A Time, Barry, homemade Lego Masters spinoffs, Top Chef, and a Better Call Saul sound drop; later, we'll feel relieved that the Sherlock episode we all THOUGHT Erica presented as a Canon contender is actually for the Nonac. Kate McKinnon won, celebrity quarantine-busters lost, and Game Time stretched those family ties (sha la la laaaaa). Tick tock: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Quarantine Helper: Recast This

    Quarantine Helper: Recast This

    We're recasting eight TV shows picked from your suggestions including Star Trek, The Cosby Show and an all-new Law & Order. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    295: First-Time Shows At The Canon Ball

    295: First-Time Shows At The Canon Ball

    Some shows -- your 30 Rocks, your Simpsonses -- get pitched to the Canon all the time. So for this special all-Canon episode, we reached into our mailbag and chose user submissions for shows that had never been pitched before. Dan Cassino challenged us to battle with Foyle's War; Caroline opened the door for The Haunting Of Hill House; and Jeff put all his eggs in a Baskets. Then, befitting an episode that started in World War II, Dave shocked Sarah and Tara with a Teutonic non-regulation Game Time. Hit up the buffet for some desserts and join us! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Quarantine Helper: March Madness

    Quarantine Helper: March Madness

    In this basketball-free episode, we look at some examples of march madness on TV -- from meltdowns to that lousy Smarch weather. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    294: Warming Up To Little Fires Everywhere

    294: Warming Up To Little Fires Everywhere

    Appointment Television's Margaret H. Willison put a marshmallow on a stick to talk about Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere, and whether THIS is the real "vanity-free performance" on Reese Witherspoon's recent résumé, plus Kerry Washington's interesting choices as Mia; the production's unwavering commitment to 1997-ness; and whether the male Dawson's Creek lead we'd have bought in the Bill role is actually Dawson himself. Tara refused to be labeled a crackpot for thinking Mike Schur's upcoming philosoph...omedy? book is going to join its "humorous"-essay brethren in sucking, and then we went Around The Dial with Black Monday, The Bachelor, Work In Progress, Please Like Me, an Evil Lunch Bunch concept, Project Runway, and an Amazing Stories update. Margaret couldn't help but wonder if a second-season Sex & The City would make it into the Canon, and after Laura Benanti was a winner and most TV productions were quarantined losers, the Game Time question was Quibi Or Not Quibi?. This all-new Extra Hot Great's got dial-up; listen now! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

Renee Camp ,

Like a Dinner With Your Most Intelligent Friends

This show is like having a night with the smartest people you know talking about TV and then playing games about TV! With a cast that is majority Canadian and a good amount of listener participation, what’s not to like?

Captain_Marbles ,

Insufferable

While I admired the snarky tone of Television Without Pity, that tone doesn’t necessarily translate to an audio medium. Most of the segments are difficult to listen to because the hosts are so underinformed and intent on being clever than insightful. This podcast turned out to be a real disappointment.

User1219 ,

Like it, but pass on Bunting

I like this show and have upped my review of a few years ago from 3 to 4 stars. The only thing I really don’t like about the show is Sarah Bunting. I find her personality harsh and grating compared to easygoing Tara & Dave and their many fun valued guests. (I know she’s a core part of the show so it’s not like she’s going anywhere, but I wouldn’t miss her if she suddenly couldn’t do the show anymore).

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