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We are in a TV Renaissance! -proclaimed some annoying blogger and it seems they were right! Join American Jim Scampoli and Swede Jakob Burrows as we help you navigate through the TV landscape and find the best and most interesting shows. It will be a dire journey fraught with peril but the rewards will be bountiful! We invite you to watch along with us or dip your toes in the water during our spoiler free sections. If you want to suggest a TV show or add your own point of view on something we have discussed please email us at showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com

Shows What You Know Jim and Them

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

We are in a TV Renaissance! -proclaimed some annoying blogger and it seems they were right! Join American Jim Scampoli and Swede Jakob Burrows as we help you navigate through the TV landscape and find the best and most interesting shows. It will be a dire journey fraught with peril but the rewards will be bountiful! We invite you to watch along with us or dip your toes in the water during our spoiler free sections. If you want to suggest a TV show or add your own point of view on something we have discussed please email us at showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com

    Strike FIRST! Cobra Kai News

    Strike FIRST! Cobra Kai News

    Deadline posted today that Sony TV has been in the process of shopping the Cobra Kai series to a new streaming network, it looks like that has been the cause of the delay of season 3. Cobra Kai was Youtube Premium’s biggest show but unfortunately the other programs did not fare as well and Youtube was moving away from original scripted content. The good news is that this move will help secure future seasons passed the completed season 3 with Netflix and Hulu being on the short list of possibilities.

    • 16 min
    Welcome to the SWYK Network!

    Welcome to the SWYK Network!

    Here’s an update on how the Shows What You Know feeds are going to work moving forward. This “main” feed will now have pilots for our various shows, but not every single episode. You’ll need to subscribe to our separate show feeds to make sure you don’t miss out. This feed will also have one-off discussions about TV shows where we don’t make enough episodes to make a separate feeds, and it will feature general news and updates on Shows What You Know.







    To make sure you don’t miss our other shows, please search these on your podcatcher of choice and don’t forget to rate and review!







    * No Mercy: A Cobra Kai Kickback* Cut to Black: A Sopranos Sitdown* Blank Meets Blank* Reel History* Gilead Gazette (The Handmaid’s Tale)* Maisel Men (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)* Westworld Theories

    • 4 min
    “The Karate Kid” – No Mercy: A Cobra Kai Kickback

    “The Karate Kid” – No Mercy: A Cobra Kai Kickback

    Jakob is representing Miyagi-Do Karate with his calm, cool and collective exterior that is bottling up some serious rage, while Jim is representing Cobra Kai with his temper flare ups and attitude that are a tough exterior to his sensitive core, they join together to find some balance and discuss THE KARATE KID UNIVERSE! Yes of course, the Karate Kid films and the better than it should be Cobra Kai series, step into the dojo and we will embark on our journey to black belt starting with the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid.







    What’s your opinion? Email us at showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com or tweet @showswhatuknow. Please subscribe and review on iTunes and remember to spread the word to your Sopranos-loving friends

    • 41 min
    Real History FINALE

    Real History FINALE

    With 10 episodes we’re closing out season 1 of Reel History! In this finale episode we follow a more loose structure, having general chats about history and answering listener questions that have cropped up throughout the season. If you have any questions for us to answer in future episodes, don’t hesitate to get in touch via showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com.







    We’ll be back with season 2 after we’ve built up a buffer of episodes to release bi-weekly. Please take the time in between seasons to tell a friend, review Reel History on Apple Podcasts and check out our many sibling shows at showswhatyouknow.com!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tiger King – Free Joe Exotic

    Tiger King – Free Joe Exotic

    Jim and Jakob get together to discuss the hit Netflix docu-series Tiger King! The twists and the turns, the heroes and villains and everything in between!

    • 44 min
    Sopranos Sitdown – Retrospective – CUT TO BLACK

    Sopranos Sitdown – Retrospective – CUT TO BLACK

    We told you we would be back! Jim and Jakob are checking in to reflect on the Sopranos as a whole and read some feedback from you dear listeners! Thank you so much for everyone that took the time out to submit a theory, feedback, review or a question, and of course for listening! This isn’t the last of us, as we will have new content on the feed Sopranos related in the future!











    Don’t worry! It doesn’t stop here! We will be checking back in with a full series overview and also discussing some tangential media in the context of The Sopranos! So please email us your thoughts at showswhatyouknowshow@gmail.com or tweet @showswhatuknow. Please subscribe and review on iTunes and remember to spread the word to your Sopranos-loving friends – or maybe Sopranos newcomers like Jakob? For more from Jim Scampoli check out Jim and Them and for more from Jakob Burrows check out Awesomepedia.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

boss furio ,

great for Sopranos fans and first timers

With The Sopranos' recent 20th anniversary, I decided to come back to it and watch it entirely from start to finish. Despite starting the show during its original TV run, I hadn't quite finished it. So, for my (partial) re-watch, I wanted to listen to a podcast that was spoiler free and progressed through the series episode by episode. This podcast by Jim and Jakob was a great find. I've listened to almost every Sopranos episode of this podcast, having recently passed it. Even though I've completed my Sopranos rewatch, I'll surely listen to more episodes of this very entertaining podcast covering what was the greatest TV series I've ever experienced.

The format of the podcast is a scene-by-scene analysis by Jim and Jakob. They cover the series almost from a perspective of TV writers, discussing how effective it is and the emotions it successfully elicits from the audience. These guys are pretty knowledgable about TV, find references to other TV shows, and can point out how particular aspects of The Sopranos have influenced shows which came after. They also have an acute sense of humor; they find things hilarious that many people probably wouldn't notice, and they laugh a lot during this podcast. It provides a lot of entertainment and makes you enjoy The Sopranos even more. If you're not interested in overanalyzing an awesome TV show (some podcasts on The Sopranos do find meaning where there is none), but looking for more insight on the show during your rewatch (or spoiler-free first watch), you can find it here.

I'd recommend finding the video streams of these broadcasts on YouTube! You can see their reactions on video which makes it even more humorous. They've recently stopped streaming themselves, though, and only show a banner image of a scene from The Sopranos. Hopefully they'll do video streams for the final episodes of the show.

Staxx The Human ,

The best tv review podcast ever.

I love this podcast. They should do some episodes on the tv show Gotham. I think they’d do a great job breaking down the show!

justinlegends ,

THE BEST OF THE BEST

Who else you gonna listen to talk about your favorite shows? Who else you gonna go to for expert analysis on the top ships on your favorite shows? Who else you gonna listen to talk about the sopranos on Sunday? no one besides SHOWS WHAT YOU KNOW!! that’s who.

Also you guys should watch Zoey 101 season 1 atleast

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