Welcome back, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are here to talk about form on television, which is a fancy way of saying which is better a self-contained episode or ongoing storytelling. But first, they’ll start as always with a look at the news, which this week is really just the announcement of a new AMC series for Kevin Smith. In the Plot Points Corner, they touch back to the death of Astra on Supergirl, then forage on to Earth 2 on The Flash, Felicity’s papa on Arrow and the bloodbath that is The Walking Dead. Then, it’s forward to the Topic of the Week: how does format affect television watching. They end as always with The Things They Found Interesting, which include Better Call Saul and Downton Abbey.
We’re a tad late, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) ran into a touch of “technical difficulties”, so our podcast is a bit shorter this week. First, they’ll start as always with a look at the news,which had a touch of Riverdale casting. The Plot Points Corner is what took the hit, and is–alas–forever lost to us, but they’ll catch up next week. The topic for the week was lying: who does, why do they do it and what does it mean. The Things They Found Interesting include Daily Show Runaways and the past lives of our podcast hosts.
We’re shaking it up, True Believers. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are trying on a new format. First, they’ll start as always with a look at the news; today they re-examine DC not wanting to quit the Titans television show and Grant Gustin appearing on Supergirl. Then they introduce the new Plot Points Corner, where they will look at some of the noteworthy happenings in the comic book TV shows of the past week; this time they look at the death (?) of Hawkman, watch the iZombie women get their groove back and wonder what the hell dark matter is. Next, they introduce a topic of the week, and apply all the comic book TV shows past and present to it; this week’s topic is The Other, the opportunity for an actor to play a dual role and literally meet themselves in a scene. The end as always with The Things They Found Interesting, which include The Muppets and Grease Live!
Comic Book TV is back in force, True Believers, and Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) work their way through the 6 shows that aired last week. First they look at a little casting news and the Million Mom boycott on Lucifer, which is really just an excuse to allow John to talk about the pilot of the new FOX show. Then they do deep-ish dives into The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, where they will make foolish predictions about just who is in that grave. The Things They Found Interesting include looking at what happens when your show loses its title character and at some old school TV.
Volume 2 of the Changing Panels Podcast continues apace, True Believers, as Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) take a time out to talk about their favorite comedies from 2015. They’re each talking about their top 10, and there is only one show that is on both lists. So truly, a little something for everyone. Over the course of the podcast they will talk about Black-ish, Big Bang Theory, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn 99, Catastrophe, Community, Galavant, Getting On, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Review, Silicon Valley, Sirens, South Park, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Undateable, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Veep, and You’re the Worst.
Volume 2 of the Changing Panels Podcast begins anew, True Believers, as Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) their way through the 10 comic book TV shows from this fall. Ten shows means that this is a long one, as they discuss what they thought of the fall episodes of Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, iZombie, Arrow, Heroes Reborn, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead and Jessica Jones. And at no extra charge, they’ll touch on Daredevil. They wrap it up, as always, with the Things They Found Interesting this week, which was just to briefly look at some of their favorite shows this fall.
Summer is here, True Believers and Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are discussing the final episodes of the first season of iZombie. First though, they get their news on with some work for Jon Berenthal, a name change for Jessica Jones, a look at the Duh File and some possible Flash spoilers for season 2. After the iZombie talk, they rank all seven comic book shows they watched this season, with little guesswork about both their least and most favorite of the shows. They then begin their summer dive into the first season of The X-Files. They wrap it up, as always, with the Things They Found Interesting this week, which was just excuse to look at their summer viewing schedules.
Ranking of the Seven Comic Book Shows This Season (24:05)
We’re nearing the end of the TV season and three of our regular shows have run their finales. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) are only discussing Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, and Arrow this week. But first they tackle the upfront news from 4 of the 5 broadcast networks, including renewals, cancellations and new comic book shows. This week’s Things That They Found Interesting looks a tiny bit at one of the new showsfor next fall and the universe changing in the worlds of the floppies.
The News (1:01) Upfront mania with Comic Book TV news from ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC and a little TNT.
Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (47:16)
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:41:15) The Convergence of the Secret Muppet Wars.
Even after taking a week off, there was no news this week, True Believers; not because there wasn’t anything to discuss, but because we had a technical difficulty. Nick (@nickyahogan) and John (@johned970) jump right into the shows including hot takes on recent episodes of Gotham, The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, and Arrow. They wrap up their Americans Minute with a lot of frustrated sighs. This week’s Things That They Found Interesting looks a tiny bit at the upcoming upfronts and one of TV’s best underrated comedies.
Gotham (1:53)The Flash (9:53)
Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD (17:25)
The American Minute (56:01)
That Thing That We Found Interesting (1:02:10) The Undateable Upfronts