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The Mid-Season Replacements is a podcast (mostly) about television, co-hosted by Goomba Stomp's TV Editor Randy Dankievitch and fellow contributor Sean Colletti.

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Randy Dankievitch & Sean Colletti

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The Mid-Season Replacements is a podcast (mostly) about television, co-hosted by Goomba Stomp's TV Editor Randy Dankievitch and fellow contributor Sean Colletti.

    Episode 13 - "Holding Royal Court"

    Episode 13 - "Holding Royal Court"

    This week's episode of The Mid-Season Replacements is a noble affair, with Randy and Sean sitting down to talk about Netflix's hit documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, as well as SyFy's Vagrant Queen. How did the tragic tale of Joe Exotic capture the cultural zeitgeist during a worldwide quarantine? The hosts have some theories - they also have a lot of thoughts on SyFy's latest galaxy hopping adventure, and why its campy mesh of tones and ideas doesn't quite click in its first hour. Enjoy! Shows discussed: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, Vagrant QueenThe Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening.Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on SpotifyListen on YouTubeFollow us on Twitter

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 12 - "Book Nerds Assemble"

    Episode 12 - "Book Nerds Assemble"

    On this week's episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, Randy and Sean dig into the best new comedy of 2020 so far, Netflix and Channel 4's Feel Good, with a thorough dissection of what makes Mae Martin's dramedy really stand out. Then, quarantine recommendations!Shows discussed: Feel Good, Louie, Fleabag, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening. Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears) Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Follow us on Twitter 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 11 - "Puzzle Boxes of Bullsh*t"

    Episode 11 - "Puzzle Boxes of Bullsh*t"

    On this week's episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, it's all about master manipulators as Randy and Sean turn their attention to the premiere HBO's The Plot Against America adaptation, followed by a deep dive into "Shock and Awe", the season finale of USA's Dare Me. Also, the guys offer some picks for obscure series worth a watch while we're all in coronavirus-related isolation. Shows discussed: The Plot Against America, Dare Me, Hannibal, Looking, Playing House, Ground Floor The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening. Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears) Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Follow us on Twitter 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 10 - "Do You Listen to Coltrane?"

    Episode 10 - "Do You Listen to Coltrane?"

     Whisper the words "prestige science fiction" in the mirror five times, and The Mid-Season Replacements will appear - this time, they've been summoned to disseminate the much-anticipated debut of FX on Hulu's Devs, from Annihilation and Ex-Machina scribe Alex Garland. But it is not just the experimental, visually intoxicating techno babble Randy and Sean have their focus on; using Devs as a lens to deconstruct how we watch television in 2020, their discussion reaches beyond their own thoughts, to try and explain some of the strangely divisive critical reaction to the series, as well as where Devs sits among its contemporary high-profile counterparts. Finally, the hosts pay their respects to one of the greats, Max von Sydow. Shows discussed: Devs The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening. Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears) Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Follow us on Twitter 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 9 - "Great Scenes: Volume 1"

    Episode 9 - "Great Scenes: Volume 1"

    This week's episode of The Mid-Season Replacements finds Randy and Sean in the television lab, dissecting the elements of what makes a memorable moment of television in the first installment of their newest experiment in nerditry, simply titled Great Scenes. After a brief reflection on the passing of James Lipton, they outline the criteria of an official Great Scene, and break down three initial selections to the esteemed list, examining the technical mastery and emotional profundity that drive our investment in characters and shows, and the clarity of vision and emotion truly memorable moments of television are able to execute. Episodes discussed:Rectify Season 1, Episode 6 "Jacob's Ladder"Enlightened Season 1, Episode 10 "Consider Helen"The Girlfriend Experience Season 1, Episode 9 "Christine: Blindsided"The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening. Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears) Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on SpotifyListen on YouTube Follow us on Twitter   

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 8 - "Bourne in the USA"

    Episode 8 - "Bourne in the USA"

    The modern era of television has led to a lot of networks scrambling for an identity - none more than USA, whose heralded Blue Skies era eventually gave way to a convoluted sense of self, torn between prestige imitators like Mr. Robot and underperforming experiments like Benched and Falling Water. So what is USA Network now? That's the question Randy and Sean try to answer on this week's episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, examining their lineup in the post-Christian Slater, post-Suits era, in a conversation that focuses on Briarpatch and Dare Me as test cases for the network, as it learns to exist without Eliot Anderson by its side (spoilers: one gets compared to Sons of Anarchy, and one to... Hannibal?). Shows discussed: Briarpatch, Mr. Robot, Dare Me, Hannibal Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fear) The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening. Listen here on iTunes, YouTube, follow us here on Spotify, or listen/download using the embedded player below.

    • 59 min

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