The Televerse #96- Rectify s1, The Fall s1, Top of the Lake, and B-Movie TV with Mo Ryan

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We’re light on new TV on the podcast this week, so we decided it was time to take a look back at a few of the series that stood out earlier in the year. After talking through the week’s comedies, some genre fare, and checking in with SYTYCD, we welcome Maureen Ryan from the Huffington Post and Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan to the DVD Shelf to discuss Rectify season 1, The Fall season 1, and Top of the Lake, as well as the recent wave of what we’re calling B-Movie TV.

Our Week in Comedy (12:56-21:23): Family Tree, The Venture Bros., Wilfred, Gravity Falls
Our Week in Genre (21:56-40:16): Under the Dome, Siberia pilot, Make Kate Watch: Cult, SYTYCD
DVD Shelf (42:17-end): Rectify s1, The Fall s1, Top of the Lake, and B-Movie TV with Mo Ryan

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By Kate Kulzick

Kate is a violinist by day, TV-aholic by night, and film geek by somewhere around dawn. While attending UIUC, she earned a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and a Schrute Buck in a Pop Culture Trivia Contest; of the two, so far only the latter has hung on her wall. Her favorite movies are The Princess Bride, Casablanca, and The Third Man and her favorite TV shows are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, and Arrested Development.

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One Response to The Televerse #96- Rectify s1, The Fall s1, Top of the Lake, and B-Movie TV with Mo Ryan

  1. Rich T July 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Glad you had time to check out GRAVITY FALLS! “The Land Before Swine” is a good late season one starter episode because of how focused on the core group of characters it is without being overly reliant on what has come before. Also a bunch of JURASSIC PARK stuff and fighting dinosaurs.

    Haven’t seen the next new episode yet (it airs on July 12th, I think), but the previews suggest that one is a lot more reliant on familiarity with the show’s overall mythology rather than being insular like this week’s. Doesn’t seem like one I would recommend Simon start with, if he decided to check it out. Which I reckon makes sense since we’re approaching the end of the first season. May be worth catching up on some of the other ones before that if you two have the time. Would be more than happy to put together an episode primer!

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