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Chris and Jess team up to discuss the untimely ends and mercy kills of one season-long shows as they traverse the lands of failed television. In this podcast, we tackle each show and determine if it was cruelly cut down in its prime or if it should have lived to see another season.

The One Season Sho‪w‬ The One Season Show

    • TV & Film
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Chris and Jess team up to discuss the untimely ends and mercy kills of one season-long shows as they traverse the lands of failed television. In this podcast, we tackle each show and determine if it was cruelly cut down in its prime or if it should have lived to see another season.

    Episode 13: The Prisoner (1967) Episodes 4-5

    Episode 13: The Prisoner (1967) Episodes 4-5

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a continued look at 1967's spy science fiction mashup The Prisoner.

    The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters, and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know.

    Jess and Chris talk about the show's formulaic endings, Patrick McGoohan's stodgy nature, and much more!

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis."

    • 30 min
    Episode 12: The Prisoner (1967) Episodes 2-3

    Episode 12: The Prisoner (1967) Episodes 2-3

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a continued look at 1967's spy science fiction mashup The Prisoner.

    The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters, and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know.

    Jess and Chris talk about the show's muddled episode order, the second and third episodes, and much more!

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis."

    • 41 min
    Episode 11: The Prisoner (1967) Pilot

    Episode 11: The Prisoner (1967) Pilot

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a new one-season show, the immensely influential spy-science fiction mash-up, The Prisoner (1967).

    The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know.

    Jess and Chris talk about the show's pilot "Arrival," along with some of the background behind the show's conception including a massive dispute as to who is the true creator of the show.

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis".

    • 42 min
    Episode 10: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 11-13

    Episode 10: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 11-13

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).

    The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.

    Jess and Chris finish out Kitchen Confidential with a look at the final three episodes along with a wrap-up of the show in its entirety.

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."

    • 34 min
    Episode 9: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 8-10

    Episode 9: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 8-10

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with yet another series cancelled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).

    The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.

    Jess and Chris dive into episodes eight through ten of the series, which includes one of the chefs leaving after an ego trip, Nolita introducing brunch, and Jack becoming the one is who is judged.

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."

    • 28 min
    Episode 8: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 5-7

    Episode 8: Kitchen Confidential (2005) Episodes 5-7

    Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).

    The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.

    Jess and Chris dive into episodes five through seven of the series which includes the introduction of Becky Sharp, a new female chef to the kitchen, a test of wills in the kitchen, and the aftermath of a robbery.

    You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."

    • 53 min

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