100 episodes

Each episode Hosts Chris Rider and Steve Waldinger watch the Pilot, or Episode One of a different Television show, both new and old, then discuss it from the perspectives of a fan and of a writer. Then they unfairly judge the entire series based on the one episode.

The Episode One Podcast Christopher Rider and Steve Waldinger

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Each episode Hosts Chris Rider and Steve Waldinger watch the Pilot, or Episode One of a different Television show, both new and old, then discuss it from the perspectives of a fan and of a writer. Then they unfairly judge the entire series based on the one episode.

    153. The Book of Boba Fett : Episode One (Disney +)

    153. The Book of Boba Fett : Episode One (Disney +)

    There are two types of shows the episode one podcast must do.
    Comic book shows and Star Wars shows.
    Boba Fett is back, the Mandalorian isn't yet. This is the second live action Star Wars show, how does it hold up. Can it differentiate itself from the Mandalorian, or is it more of the same? (not that more Mando would be bad).
    Also a lot of takes on Star Wars Episode One, the other thing we discuss. All this plus 30 second pitches and Crossovers!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    152. And Just Like That... : Episode One (HBO Max)

    152. And Just Like That... : Episode One (HBO Max)

    And just like that, there's a new podcast episode.
    This week Steve and Chris take a look at another sequel series. Sequel series have been sort of a backbone of this podcast. They keep evolving, with the latest being one no one thought would ever happen. And it's good?
    Also while she couldn't be on the pod, Chris's wife, a long time Sex and the City fan gives her thoughts to Chris.
    All this plus 30 second pitches and crossovers!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    151. Hawkeye : Episode One (Disney +)

    151. Hawkeye : Episode One (Disney +)

    They did it again. They stole Steve's mind! Rogers the musical was his idea dammit!
    Eventually Steve and Chris put that aside and offer to write the X-Men into the MCU... and also review Episode one of Hawkeye.
    Did this show solve Comic Book burnout? or just make it worse?
    All this plus 30 second pitches and crossovers!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    150. Cowboy Bebop Hit- Monkey : Episodes One (Netflix, Hulu)

    150. Cowboy Bebop Hit- Monkey : Episodes One (Netflix, Hulu)

    Anime and Comics, how much more Episode One can you get? 
    This week Steve and Chris take a look at the Live Action Remake of the classic Anime, Cowboy Bebop. Is it a live action Adaptation that works?
    We also look at a rarity, a comic book character neither Steve nor Chris are very familiar with, Hit-Monkey. This is the last of the non MCU Marvel tv adaptations, at this point we've done them all. I think it ends on a bang!
    Plus we talk about comics burnout, anime in general, a bunch of other random stuff, and as always, 30 second pitches and croiss overs!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    149. 4400 Fairfax : Episodes One (CW, Amazon Prime)

    149. 4400 Fairfax : Episodes One (CW, Amazon Prime)

    To be clear, these are two different shows... Fairfax on Amazon Prime, 4400 on CW.
    So we have a trend. Shows named after streets Steve lives by. Hollywood might be getting lazier... but hey we can roll with it.
    4400 is a remake of a show Chris sort of liked, sort of hated back in the Aughts. Now it's been updated for the new decade and is on the CW instead of USA. (also the changed the name from "The 4400" to "4400" but yet it's on "The" CW. Interesting.
    Fairfax is a spoof on modern tween culture... and it's fun!
    All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    148. La Brea : Episode One (NBC)

    148. La Brea : Episode One (NBC)

    Steve is live on the scene of the sinkhole. As we discuss the latest network "event" show, La Brea. imagining a world where LA has a non earthquake related disaster, and maybe there's time travel?
    I have to to admit, this show is a bit of a mess, but is it so bad it's good? Let's talk..
    We also get distracted by Dc Fandome news, most notably the Black Adam teaser. All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Pica Piña ,

Relatable & Fun!

This podcast is a relatable deep dive into first episodes of TV shows..I love it! It’s like your 2 best friends giving you the 411 on all things TV!!

nina veron ,

So much fun!

Such a great concept, and Chris and Steve make really personable and enjoyable hosts. I like to listen when I have a long drive for some good company.

podcastsareverycool ,

Interesting and informative!

Chris and Steve have great energy and enthusiam in their podcasts. They both are so resourceful about a variety of things, which makes any topic they cover in their episodes interesting. It is impressive how knowledgeable they are.

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