69 – What Have We Been Watching and Loving Recently

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Is there anything that we haven’t watched?

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Post Factum:

Bob makes a big intro & J-Dean shares his secret to surviving a Christmas Stay-cation – Is it bad that Bob referenced:

  • Leaving Las Vegas – 1995 – IMDB: 7.6 – 76 200 users

They dive in with Bob sharing what he’s excited to watch next:

  • Defying Gravity – CTV/ABC/BBC Two – 1 season – IMDB: 7.2 – 7738 users

Then Bob has a QFJD:
Did you get a chance to watch anything over the last 6 weeks of work?

J-Dean’s Keep Up List – mostly guilty pleasures:

  • How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8 seasons – 9th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 220 000 users

The part where J-Dean does a little rundown of the main players in season 9:

Then on to:

And finally:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 7.5 – 3 800 users

Which segues into:

  • Mob City – TNT – 1 season – IMDB: 7.7 – 2721 users

Talked about along the way:

Check out Our breakdown of the troubles with:

  • The Walking Dead – AMC – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 332 600 users

Then Bob nicely tangents into:

Then Bob takes them back to H.I.M.Y.M. & another QFJD:
Could you start watching from this 9th season?

  • No – This season, the last season – is a special chapter in the story and it balances well with season 8

Series Mapping ideas:
Seasons 1-5 and then 8 & 9 Or anything Barneycentrique

QFL: Any great Series Mapping ideas for your favourite shows?

Then Bob throws out a teaser for Our Year End Special Podcast & then they segue back to:

  • Mob City – TNT – 1 season – IMDB: 7.7 – 2721 users

Mentioned along the way:

Rating:
J-Dean – 4.1

Which takes them into:

Next Bob gushes about the beautiful Cinematography & bold inventive Editing then they also talk about:

Then Bob & J-Dean talk about the transition of the quality of TV from 30 years ago to today also mentioned:

  • Apple TV & Netflix
  • Deadwood – HBO – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.8 – 40 700 users
  • The Wire – HBO – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 109 300 users
  • Boardwalk Empire – HBO – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 74 400 users

Rating:
Bob – 4.1 – 4.2 (4.5 for Cinematography)

Which segues the boys into:

  • American Horror Story – FX – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 8.4 – 90 600 users

Where they cover some ground:

The part where Bob calls back to:

Co-Host Marcel Lapointe & his takes on American Horror Story

Then J-Dean goes into the difference in the depth of story in Horror Vs. other genres & the success of this show

which brings to mind:

Then Bob adds how TV has basically become a 13 hour long movie

Rating:
J-Dean – 4.0

Then they quickly segue into:

  • QI – BBC – 10 seasons – 11th/2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 11 600 users

& J-Dean thanks Bob for introducing him to this quick witted, fast, enlightening & entertaining show

Ratings:
Bob – 4.4 / J-Dean – 4.0

Then Bob takes them into yet another BBC show:

  • The Hour – BBC Two – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.8 – 5964 users

A period drama about a fictional BBC current-affairs show that takes place in 1956 which stars

Also mentioned:

Then Bob talks about the News Anchor as Actor vs. Journalist which brings up:

  • Wag The Dog – 1997 – IMDB: 7.1 – 58 300 users
  • Smiley’s People – BBC – Miniseries – IMDB: 8.6 – 1883 users
  • The Suez Crisis
  • Mad Men – AMC – 6 seasons – 7th/2014 – IMDB: 8.6 – 91 200 users

Rating:
Bob – 4.3

Then J-Dean adds one last show:

(ECC: The show is inspired by real life Senators  (Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, George Miller & Bill Delahunt) who all share a home in Washington) & the opening credit names of the characters are:

(ECC: The Doonesbury character J-Dean was thinking of was slacker Zonker Harris which is nothing like the):

Also name dropped:

J-Dean then talks about the banal humour of the reality of politics that the show exposes

Rating:
J-Dean – 4.0

Then Bob quotes:

Bob finishes with a second tease of the End of Year Top 10 List & More…Way More show

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