Are we living in the Golden Age of television? Or are we just addicted to the binge? In this episode, an Omi-bliterated Monica and a toddler-addled Emma make it their New Year’s resolution to watch more television (manageable goals, people!). We call upon Hannah J Davies, a critic and culture writer for The Guardian, to be our TV guide. Hannah takes us on a tour of the infinite content available on streaming platforms, and brings an inside lens to our burning questions about television today. We discuss the curiously compelling antiheroes of Billions and Succession, the just-in-time cultural catharsis provided by shows like The White Lotus, the record-breaking steam train that is Bridgerton, the Seinfeld Factor™, and the one-too-many-Oreos feeling brought on by the 2000s Revival. Please don your ugliest pyjama pants, the ones that are turning grey and have lost all elasticity, and join us on the couch.
Golden Age of TV? Spotify Playlist by DJ Monica DLV
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Monica Ainley DLV @monicaainleyDLV
Emma Knight @emmalknight
Hannah J Davies on Twitter @hannahjdavies
Shows and articles we mention (and where we think you can find them, as of writing):
Billions (SHOWTIME, Prime)
Succession (HBO Max, Prime)
The White Lotus (HBO Max, Netflix)
Go, Dog. Go! (Netflix)
The Grinch in question (Apple)
The Squid Game (Netflix)
“Emily in Paris” and the Rise of Ambient TV by Kyle Chayka via The New Yorker
‘Why do I want to write about these awful, rich, evil people?’: the making of Succession by Hannah J Davies via The Guardian
And Just Like That (HBO Max)
Podcast about “There’s Something About Miriam” → Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette via Wondery
The Crown (Netflix)
Hanna’s Top 3 Shows of 2021:
It’s A Sin (Prime)The White Lotus (HBO Max, Netflix)Succession (HBO Max, Prime)
Thank you to our producers Joel Grove and Matt Viney-Bentley. See you in two weeks!
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