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Travel through this week in TV with Consequence's televisual savants: Allison Shoemaker and Clint Worthington; along with a rotating cast of writers, critics, and exciting people. Don't touch that dial! We also do deeper dives into the boob tube with special segments and highlighted discussions.

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    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

Travel through this week in TV with Consequence's televisual savants: Allison Shoemaker and Clint Worthington; along with a rotating cast of writers, critics, and exciting people. Don't touch that dial! We also do deeper dives into the boob tube with special segments and highlighted discussions.

    Hall of Faces: The Golden Girls

    Hall of Faces: The Golden Girls

    Deep in the bowels of CPN Studios, there lies a chamber only the greatest TV characters can enter – the funniest, the grumpiest, the maddest visages the television medium has to offer. There, we honor the breakout comic relief, the magnetically flawed protagonist, the one-time guest character that defines an entire series. This is where we hoard TV’s most valuable visages. This… is the Hall of Faces.

    This week, Allison and Clint are joined by their pals and confidantes Kris Vire (theater critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and elsewhere) and Joshua Davis to lounge out on the lanai and pick their favorite Golden Girl!

    The Emmy-winning sitcom about four older women embracing their second adolescence while living together in Miami is one of television's greatest treasures, so we decided to honor these esteemed ladies by making them battle it out for a spot in our Hall of Faces.

    Who will it be - Bea Arthur's sardonic Dorothy Zbornak? Betty White's ditzy Rose Nylund? Rue McClanahan's man-hungry Blanche Devereaux? or Estelle Getty's irascible Sophia Petrillo?

    We break down the lives, the loves, and the loungewear of television's greatest senior citizens, along with the latest TV news, picks of the week, and Bachelorette haiku.


    Timestamps:
    4:22 - TV News: Joss Whedon's Buffy reboot, Frances McDormand cast in Good Omens, Paramount TV president fired, American Horror Story season 8 title revealed, CATS movie(?!)

    16:10 - Picks of the Week:
    Kris: Parks and Recreation, "Leslie and Ben" (NBC)
    Joshua: So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
    Clint: POSE, "Mother of the Year" (FX), Match Game (ABC)
    Allison: Trial and Error, "The Suitcase"/"The Timeline" (NBC)

    30:43 - Bachelorette Haiku

    Hall of Faces: The Golden Girls
    33:20 - Introduction
    39:45 - Step One: Pick a Character
    Clint: Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty)
    Joshua: Rose Nylund (Betty White)
    Kris: Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur)
    Allison: Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan)

    47:23 - Step Two: Best Episodes
    1:23:14 - Step Three: Final Vote

    1:24:54 - Picks for Next Week:
    Clint: Shark Week (Discovery Channel)
    Kris: Drunk History Halloween episode (Comedy Central)
    Joshua: Pose catch-up (FX)
    Allison: Sharp Objects, "Ripe" (HBO)











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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Breaking Down the Handmaid's Tale Finale and 2018 Emmy Nominations

    Breaking Down the Handmaid's Tale Finale and 2018 Emmy Nominations

    It's been a whirlwind week in TV, but the hosts of TV Party have you covered! Kate Kulzick joins Allison and Clint once again, this time to talk about the bold, controversial finale to the second season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. What do the events of the finale mean for the future of Gilead? Have we lost some characters for good? And why didn't June get in the truck?! From underground Martha railroads to Bradley Whitford's love of Annie Lennox, we cover it all for you.

    We also dig into the whirlwind of this year's Emmy nominations (read more of our thoughts in this year's Emmys breakdown), from our biggest surprises (Kenan!) to our biggest snubs (no Crazy-Ex Girlfriend?!).

    But that's not all! Clint chats with the effervescent star of Somebody Feed Phil (and Everybody Loves Raymond co-creator) Phil Rosenthal about the importance of travel, the unexpected political weight of his show, and dispenses some much-appreciated relationship advice.

    Timestamps:
    3:02 - TV News: Sacha Baron Cohen, RuPaul talk show, Y the Last Man, Queer Eye and POSE renewals, longer season 4 for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    11:42 - Picks of the Week:
    Allison: Harlots, Season 2 Episode 2 (Hulu), Sharp Objects, "Dirt" (HBO)
    Kate: Pose, "Love is the Message" (FX), Queen Sugar (OWN), Claws (TNT)
    Clint: Anne with an E season 2 (Netflix), Somebody Feed Phil season 2 (Netflix)

    17:29 - Interview with Somebody Feed Phil's Phil Rosenthal

    31:52 - Bachelorette Haikus

    Deep Dive: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
    33:09 - Introductions/thoughts on the finale and season in general
    52:43 - Best/Worst episodes of the season
    1:01:36 - MVP Characters (Hard Mode: No Elisabeth Moss)

    1:11:13 - Emmy Nominations

    1:25:16 - Picks for Next Week:
    Clint: The Bold Type, "Betsy" (Freeform)
    Kate: Dietland, "Rad Fatties" (AMC)
    Allison: Trial and Error season 2 (NBC)





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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Just Do This For Me! Steven Universe

    Just Do This For Me! Steven Universe

    It's recurring guest Kate Kulzick's birthday, which means it's a perfect time for another installment of our regular segment Just Do This For Me!, in which one of our hosts or guests forces the others to watch a show of their choosing, and we talk about it on air.

    This time, we take a look at Cartoon Network's bubbly, infectious animated series Steven Universe, just in time for the show's big StevenBomb event! Kate (and her Gem of a sister Maggie) join Allison and Clint to talk about the show's incredible cult following, surprisingly nuanced grasp of serialized storytelling and groundbreaking LGBT representation. Oh, and the songs, of course. So many great songs.

    (Note: Some technical difficulties affected the audio quality of this episode, apologies for that. We'll be back to our sprightly, professional-sounding selves next week.)

    Timestamps:

    7:41 - Picks of the Week:
    Kate: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix), Claws, "Scream" (TNT)
    Allison: The Bold Type, "Stride of Pride" (Freeform), The Handmaid's Tale, "Postpartum" (Hulu)
    Clint: GLOW, "The Good Twin" (Netflix), Pose, "Mother's Day" (FX)

    20:37 - Bachelorette Haikus

    Just Do This For Me!: Steven Universe
    21:38 - Introductions
    30:51 - Themes
    42:53 - Characters
    51:46 - Episodes
    1:05:57 - Music
    1:19:11 - The most recent StevenBomb

    1:35:30 - Picks for Next Week:
    Allison: Harlots season 2 (Hulu)
    Kate: Handmaid's Tale finale (Hulu)
    Clint: Sharp Objects (HBO), rewatching Babylon 5 (Amazon Prime)

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Halt and Catch Up: The Best TV of June 2018

    Halt and Catch Up: The Best TV of June 2018

    We've hit the halfway mark of 2018, so it's time to sit down and take stock of the damn good year in TV we've had thus far. Clint and Allison are joined by regular contributors Dominick Suzanne-Mayer and Kate Kulzick this week to break down some of the best TV shows and performances of the past month - with a special shoutout to Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals' incredible work on FX's POSE. (We also do our best to process that humdinger of a Drag Race finale.)

    If that's not enough for you, we also re-cap our top ten (technically, eleven) TV shows of the year so far! What do you think of our picks? Is there anything we missed? Let us know!

    You can read our official list here, but if you want to hear us rhapsodize further (and repeatedly, gleefully butcher the One Day at a Time theme), we've got you covered.

    Timestamps:
    2:39 - TV News: Danny McBride/John Goodman HBO show, reboot of Daria

    8:01 - Episodes of the Month/Week:
    Dom: GLOW, "Work the Leg" (Netflix) / Succession, "Sad Sack Wasp Trap" (HBO)
    Allison: Dietland, "Y Not" (AMC) / Queer Eye, "God Bless Gay" (Netflix)
    Kate: Claws, "Cracker Casserole" (TNT) / The Break with Michelle Wolf, "Entertainment Explosion!" (Netflix)
    Clint: Westworld, "Kiksuya" (HBO) / The Expanse, "Congregation"/"Abaddon's Gate" (Syfy)

    30:23 - Drag Race Drop-In

    42:27 - Episode of the Month (consensus): POSE, "The Fever" (FX)

    51:41 - Performances of the Month:
    Consensus: Billy Porter, POSE; Zahn McClarnon, Westworld
    Dom: Hannah Gadsby, Nanette (Netflix)
    Allison: Mishel Prada, Vida (Starz)
    Kate: Joy Nash, Dietland (AMC)
    Clint: Alfre Woodard, Luke Cage (Netflix)

    1:00:27 - The Best TV of 2018 So Far

    2:02:03 - Picks for Next Week:
    Dom: Sir Mix-A-Lot's House Remix (DIY), The 2000s (CNN)
    Allison: Sharp Objects (HBO), A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
    Kate: Steven Universe: Heart of the Crystal Gems (Cartoon Network)
    Clint: Somebody Feed Phil season 2 (Netflix)









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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Deep Dive: Westworld Season Two

    Deep Dive: Westworld Season Two

    Freeze all motor functions - it's another episode of TV Party! Allison's consciousness is trapped in robot heaven this week, so Clint pulls single-host duty with Caroline Siede and Jacob Oller to talk about Westworld's beautiful, dense season two finale "The Passenger," and the season as a whole.

    The finale left us with a lot to discuss: Where does Westworld go from here? Did we need all those twisty timeline shifts? Has the show fully abandoned its Western premise, and is that a good thing? We touch on those things, James Marsden's incredible cheekbones, and the concept of a robot heaven on the moon, so come question the nature of your reality with us

    Don't worry, we also talk about some other TV stuff this week, from the politics of Netflix's rebooted Queer Eye to our resigned sadness at NBC's Timeless getting the boot for good. Allison also appears from a previous timeline to give us a snippet of her interview with The Handmaid's Tale writer Yahlin Chang about the shocking timeliness of her episode "The Last Ceremony" (look out for a full version later this week).

    Timestamps:
    2:19 - TV News:
    Timeless canceled (again), The Terror season 2 renewal, pulling The Proposal episode after sexual assault allegations

    8:01 - Picks of the Week:
    Caroline: Queer Eye season 2 (Netflix)
    Jacob: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
    Clint: The Handmaid's Tale, "The Last Ceremony" (Hulu); The Expanse, "Fallen World" (Syfy)

    15:05 - Interview with The Handmaid's Tale writer Yahlin Chang

    20:04 - Bachelorette Haikus

    Deep Dive: Westworld
    22:18 - Introduction/thoughts on the season
    29:15 - Discussion of the season 2 finale
    37:52 - Costumes/visuals
    46:29 - Score
    48:46 - Language

    52:52 - Best/worst episodes of the season
    1:08:13 - MVP Characters
    1:18:20 - Hopes for season 3

    1:22:37 - Picks for Next Week:
    Jacob: Sharp Objects (HBO)
    Caroline: Luke Cage season 2 (Netflix)
    Clint: The Expanse, "Congregation"/"Abaddon's Gate" (Syfy)

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Deep Dive: Legion Season Two

    Deep Dive: Legion Season Two

    With the end of the second season of FX's kaleidoscopic, surrealist superhero show Legion, Allison and Clint bring on Alex McLevy from The AV Club to discuss its highs and lows - from Aubrey Plaza's beautifully cagey performance to the season's slow pace. Plus, we break down some of our favorite images of the formally ambitious show, and some of the more interesting side characters we hope get more focus in season 3.

    Sandwiched in between our discussion like so many of Noah Hawley's nested dreamscapes, Dominick Suzanne-Mayer also materializes to discuss our picks for this past week, and what we're looking forward to next week, from Queer Eye to Strange Angel.

    Timestamps:
     1:40 - TV News:
    Chris Hardwick allegations, Lucifer renewed at Netflix, AT&T/Time Warner merger, American Horror Story season 8 crossover

    11:20 - Episodes of the Week:
    Allison: The Bold Type, "Feminist Army"/"Rose Colored Glasses" (Freeform)
     Dom: Strange Angel, "Augurs of Spring" (CBS All Access), Drake's "I'm Upset" video
     Clint: The Expanse, "Dandelion Sky" (Syfy), Stoneman Douglas drama kids singing at the 72nd Tony Awards ceremony (CBS), The Staircase (Netflix)

    24:27 - Bachelorette Haikus

    Deep Dive: Legion Season 2
    26:16 - Introduction/finale discussion
    45:41 - The visuals of season 2

    54:49 - MVP (Episodes)
     1:00:36 - MVP (Characters)

    1:13:44 - Picks for Next Week:
    Allison: Pose, "Giving and Receiving" (FX), Luke Cage season 2 (Netflix)
     Dom: Lucha Underground (El Rey)
     Clint: Queer Eye season 2 (Netflix), Drunk History, "Heists" (Comedy Central)



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    • 1 hr 23 min

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21 Ratings

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