5 episodes

We all have love for our favorite TV shows. Those shows we went back to, sometimes for years, became like best friends. Each week TV aficionados James King and Emily Johnston take us back to hang out with those best friends and bask in the best TV shows of all time while learning nuggets that might surprise you. From the lowbrow to the highbrow, from the comedies to the dramas, from Gossip Girl and Mad About You to Beavis & Butthead, The Osbournes, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, explore the stories of our favorite shows with the humor and enthusiasm that connects us. The Shows We Watched covers a different TV show every episode and includes deep dives into Friends, Sex & the City, My So-Called Life, Frasier, Married with Children, The Larry Sanders Show, The Joy of Painting, and countless more.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

We all have love for our favorite TV shows. Those shows we went back to, sometimes for years, became like best friends. Each week TV aficionados James King and Emily Johnston take us back to hang out with those best friends and bask in the best TV shows of all time while learning nuggets that might surprise you. From the lowbrow to the highbrow, from the comedies to the dramas, from Gossip Girl and Mad About You to Beavis & Butthead, The Osbournes, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, explore the stories of our favorite shows with the humor and enthusiasm that connects us. The Shows We Watched covers a different TV show every episode and includes deep dives into Friends, Sex & the City, My So-Called Life, Frasier, Married with Children, The Larry Sanders Show, The Joy of Painting, and countless more.

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 👑 Not bad for a sitcom starring a rapper

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 👑 Not bad for a sitcom starring a rapper

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air needs a deep dive. From the theme song to the fashions, we talk all things Will Smith! (As well as Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, and Joseph Marcell!!) The classic 90s sitcom made us laugh and made us think too. Not bad for a comedy show starring a rapper who’d never acted before. Will and his crazy relatives were everyone’s best friends (okay, maybe not Carlton). And nearly 150 episodes later, Mr. Will Smith was a megastar.

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    • 27 min
    Beavis & Butthead 💣 The ultimate 90s metalheads get the treatment

    Beavis & Butthead 💣 The ultimate 90s metalheads get the treatment

    MTV's Beavis & Butthead were cult icons (although Emily’s mom wouldn’t let her watch). Show business is full of legendary double acts: Lennon & McCartney, Scorsese & De Niro, Mary-Kate & Ashley. In 1993, MTV gave us another iconic twosome to add to that list: Beavis & Butthead. Grab your Metallica t-shirt, pop back on your braces (the dental kind...is that possible to do, actually?) and get ready to have zero success with the opposite sex. In March of 1993 the original series of Beavis & Butthead debuted and ran for seven seasons, including a couple of revivals, (one on Paramount+ right now). The iconic animated series was created and voiced by Mike Judge, who went onto an amazing career creating other hit movies and TV shows like Office Space, King of the Hill, and Silicon Valley.Learn more at diversionaudio.com/podcast/the-shows-we-watched
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    • 28 min
    Mad About You 👩‍❤️‍👨 Every couple should have to watch the whole thing

    Mad About You 👩‍❤️‍👨 Every couple should have to watch the whole thing

    Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser played everyone’s favorite 30-something New Yorkers in this TV smash sitcom. Now it’s time to celebrate our favorite characters, episodes, and dog (there was only one —hi, Murray!). This week we talk about Mad About You, launched on NBC on Tuesday nights in 1992. Mad About You went on to win 12 Emmys, including four in a row for its leading actress, Helen Hunt. This classic sitcom ran for seven seasons and there was even a recent revival. Stars Paul Riser and Helen Hunt were a young couple and the show featured lots of dating and romance. We even make the claim, "Every engaged couple should have to watch the entire Mad About You multi-season run from start to finish before deciding to get married."Learn more at diversionaudio.com/podcast/the-shows-we-watched
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    • 26 min
    Gossip Girl 👧🏼 The chicest teen show of all time

    Gossip Girl 👧🏼 The chicest teen show of all time

    Serena! Chuck! Doroda the maid! James and Emily delve deep into the stylish, sexy phenomenon that was Gossip Girl. We explore the history, discuss how the show came to be, why it became such a hit, and how it has evolved over the years. We also talk about some of the behind-the-scenes gossip and controversies. Listen in as the chicest teen show of all time celebrates its 15th anniversary!Learn more at diversionaudio.com/podcast/the-shows-we-watched
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    • 32 min
    Trailer: The Shows We Watched

    Trailer: The Shows We Watched

    In each episode, we reminisce about a different classic TV show with both humor and authority. Co-hosts James King and Emily Johnston bring their deep knowledge and genuine love for these shows, giving listeners not only an in-depth look at shows like Gossip Girl, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sex and the City, Friends, and so many more--but also these shows' legacy. Follow The Shows We Watched for a fun, entertaining, and informative look at your favorite TV shows and ours. 

     

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

HowellAT ,

Love this podcast!

Just stumbled upon this podcast and love the banter between the hosts, James and Emily. The bring those shows we loved from the past back to life. You feel like you are with your group of friends discussing your favorite shows! I will be listening every week!

Keltcher ,

Woman’s voice is very distracting

I tried listening, but I can’t get past the woman’s accent/voice. So odd and distracting.

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