14 episodes

Like book club meets happy hour, each week, three friends make and debate the case if a show is truly essential viewing. Hosted by Esra Erol, Mallory Johns, and Gina Chen.

Yes, I'm Still Watching! - A TV Podcast Yes, I'm Still Watching!

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Like book club meets happy hour, each week, three friends make and debate the case if a show is truly essential viewing. Hosted by Esra Erol, Mallory Johns, and Gina Chen.

    Behind Her Eyes

    Behind Her Eyes

    This week on Yes, I’m Still Watching! Mallory, Esra, and Gina are inexorable to the draw of #WTFthatending. We watched Behind Her Eyes: Esra and Gina share some extreme reactions, while Mallory shares an opinion that takes the conversation to a wholly unexpected place.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re in the mood for another twisty show with a groundbreaking Black woman at the fore, consider our conversation on Scandal. Got some feedback for us, or have a suggestion for what we should cover next? Please leave us a review or email us at yesstillwatching@substack.com.

    • 40 min
    The Good Wife & The Good Fight

    The Good Wife & The Good Fight

    This week on Yes, I’m Still Watching! Mallory, Esra, and Gina follow the law! Sometimes it's wrong, sometimes it's right, and in the world of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, it's always entertaining. Mallory shares how the show surprised her, Esra applauds how the two programs stand on their own, and Gina laughs about the producers trying so hard to make New York look like Chicago. Everyone fangirls over Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, the eternal queen of our hearts.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re in the mood for another show about the moment and the law, consider our conversation on The West Wing. Got some feedback for us, or have a suggestion for what we should cover next? Please leave us a review or email us at yesstillwatching@substack.com.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Scandal

    Scandal

    This week on Yes, I’m Still Watching! Mallory, Esra, and Gina take a trip to Shondaland, and more specifically, to Washington, D.C., and the breakthrough thrills of Scandal. Mallory unpacks the many ways in which the show broke barriers and set new precedents; Esra dives into the creative specificities of Olivia Pope’s Blackness, and Gina asserts that Shonda Rhimes is our modern-day Jane Austen.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re in the mood for more kickass women getting political, consider our conversation on Mrs. America. Got some feedback for us, or have a suggestion for what we should cover next? Please leave us a review or email us at yesstillwatching@substack.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Adventure Time

    Adventure Time

    Come on grab your friends, we’ll go to very distant lands… with Esra Erol, Mallory Johns, and Gina Chen, the humans and your podcast hosts. We’re back with a new season, new discussions on what’s worthwhile viewing, and a new name—The Essentials is now Yes, I’m Still Watching!

    This week, we’ve been catching up on the Cartoon Network neo-classic, Adventure Time. Esra shares how it’s helped her get through the pandemic; Gina pays tribute to the many princesses of the Land of Ooo; and Mallory considers what’s the best way to watch a kids’ show as an adult.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re in the mood for another animated classic, Mallory’s is ride-or-die for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

    Thanks also for your support during this first season! We’re excited to share our second season in the next weeks and to continue this passion project. Let us know what you’d love for us to cover on a future episode. 😊

    Get on the email list at yesstillwatching.substack.com

    • 46 min
    24

    24

    This week on The Essentials, Mallory, Esra, and Gina take on time, as it’s experienced within the series 24 and how the world has evolved since the show first came out, almost twenty years ago. Mallory gets passionately personal, and likens Jack Bauer to a modern-day Odysseus; Gina gives in to the pull of story and celebrates viewing without commercials, and Esra wades into the show’s problematic legacy.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re in the mood for another aughts’ throwbacks, Mallory’s other go-to-fav is The West Wing.

    Thanks also for your support during this first season! We’re prepping for Season 2, to drop in the fall, and would love to hear your feedback on what you’ve listened to. Hit that reply button to let us know what you’d love for us to cover on a future episode. 😊

    Get on the email list at yesstillwatching.substack.com

    • 55 min
    Pose & Legendary

    Pose & Legendary

    This week on The Essentials, Mallory, Esra, and Gina consider the essentialism and celebrate the joy of two shows, Pose and Legendary. Mallory declares the dancers of Legendary TV’s most athletic, Esra shares some learnings about trans representation in film and television, and Gina makes the case that audiences have evolved beyond the need for Trojan horses in storytelling.

    Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! We usually recommend one of our other podcast episodes in this space, but this week, we really do think you should just go and watch these two shows. Or check out Disclosure, the documentary discussed by Esra this week. Got some feedback for us, or have a suggestion for what we should cover next? Please leave us a review or email us at theessentials@substack.com.

    Get on the email list at yesstillwatching.substack.com

    • 48 min

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