CTT – Reboot Hangout #1 – Summer Binging Confessions

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We get the boys together for a heavy duty discussion on all the great shows we have been watching this summer.CTT-Reboot

Wow some awesome insights and great suggestions. I even found out about a show that I am just going to have to watch!

Post Factum:

Bob introduces the Hangout Panel:
J-Dean, Ken & Roberto

Roberto shares his good news about his families new toy.
& J-Dean drops the 1st bad joke of the podcast

They talk about what was consumed over the summer:

  • Luther – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.5 – 26 100 users

ECC – Canadian debut on Showcase for S01 then on BBC Canada for S02 & S03

In discussing the origins of Idris Elba, Bob drops the 2nd bad joke of the evening as they segue into…

  • Sherlock – BBC – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 9.2 – 183 200 users

The part where they talk about their favourite series formats & a neat control improvement on Netflix for us binge watchers.

  • Broadchurch – ITV – 1 season – 2nd? – IMDB: 8.0 – 5200 users

Note – Created by Chris Chibnall writer on Doctor Who / Torchwood / Law & Order UK

The part where they parallel

  • Murder, She Wrote – CBS – 12 seasons – IMDB: 6.5 – 7900 users

Audience Questions:
Gil asks what do you think of Elementary? How does it compare to BBC’s Sherlock?

  • Elementary – CBS – 1 season – 2nd/2013 – IMDB: 7.7 – 29 300 users

The part where they argue the merits/faults of the show & begin to re-write it to suit them better.

Gil joins the panel as they talk about:

  • The Borgias – Bravo/Showtime – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.8 – 23 500 users
  • Borgia: Faith & Fear – Canal+ – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.5 – 1900 users
  • The Borgias (1981) – BBC – 1 season – IMDB: 6.9 – 100 users
  • Torchwood – BBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.3 – 17 300 users

Then Roberto drops the 3rd bad joke of the night as they segue into…

  • Arrow – CW – 1 season – 2nd/2013 – IMDB: 8.1 – 82 800 users

Ken then drops his Bazinga! in the middle of the discussion.

Binge Challenge: (Start date to follow)
Watch Arrow for an upcoming podcast.

The part where we diverge into super hero spin offs & bad Batmans (Batmens?) Then they talk about – SPOILERS abound:

  • Orphan Black – BBC America – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 10 100 users

Maria Doyle Kennedy plays Mrs. S the Foster Mother & she is a singer / actor who starred in…

  • ECC: The Commitments – 1991 – IMDB: 7.4 – 19 600 users
  • The Tudors – BBC/CBC/Showtime – 4 seasons – IMDB: 8.1 – 31 000 users

QFL (Question for Listener):
Is Orphan Black the new Fringe that you’ve been looking for?

Next they have to talk about:

  • Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users

QFG (Question for Guests):
Who is the character who frustrates you the most?
Jesse Pinkman, Skyler White, Saul Goodman, Hank Schrader

They tangent to look at BBC America’s lineup:

  • Orphan Black – BBC America – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 10 100 users
  • Copper – BBC America – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 5800 users
  • Broadchurch – ITV – 1 season – 2nd? – IMDB: 8.0 – 5200 users
  • Doctor Who – BBC – 7 seasons – 8th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 78 000 users
  • Torchwood – BBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.3 – 17 300 users
  • Top Gear – BBC – 20 seasons + specials – IMDB: 8.7 – 37 700 users
  • Luther – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.5 – 26 100 users

SERIOUSLY?! Nice.

Best analogy of the show:
Walter White is Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Salesmethman?)

Shameless Plug:
Bob name drops his podcast Business Book Talk – check it out

OT:
The part where we liken blue meth to apple products

Then we jump back to:

  • Torchwood – BBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.3 – 17 300 users
  • Ray Donovan – Showtime – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.1 – 9400 users

QFG:
Any great dark, scary edgy series to start for the Vancouver rainy fall season?

  • Boardwalk Empire – HBO – 4 seasons – IMDB: 8.7 – 74 400 users
  • Pushing Daisies – ABC – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.9 – 17 400
  • Hannibal – NBC – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 8.4 – 41 500
  • Spartacus – Starz – 3 seasons + 1 miniseries – IMDB: 8.7 – 113 508
  • Homeland – Showtime – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 8.6 – 105 500
  • The Following – Fox – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 7.5 – 36 700
  • The Americans – FX – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 7.9 – 13 400 users

Then we change directions into:

  • Babylon 5 – PTEN / TNT – 5 seasons + 6 films – IMDB: 7.9 – 16 200 users

The scope of which runs the gambit of:

  • Battlestar Galactica – Sci-Fi – 4 seasons – IMDB: 8.7 – 82 800 users
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – CBS – 7 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 20 900 users
  • (Yes) City Slickers – 1991 – IMDB: 6.7 – 30 100 users
  • Star Trek: Voyager – UPN – 7 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 24 500 users
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – UPN – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.2 – 19 100 users

ECC: Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry & Ray Bradbury is a Sci-Fi author of several books & scripts including: Fahrenheit 451 &

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes – 1983 – IMDB: 6.6 – 4700 users

The last part where Series Mapping is introduced: Search online for the recommended best episodes of any season of a series & start there.

Roberto’s Essential Enterprise Episodes

Then J-Dean mentions his white whale of Ultimate Series Mapping.

  • If you see it down in the dark depths of the internet – let him know.

Listener Challenge:
Share your Series Map of your favourite show.

Shout Out:
Roberto’s Podcasts:
A Pod of Casts – Where he & Robin Pierson of The TV Critic break down & discuss each weeks episode of Game Of Thrones &
Trailer Clash – Where he & John Whitford & Barb Buckner Suarez talk movie trailers

The show ran long (1:40:00) because we where having such a great time talking about cool stuff. Thanks to all the participants on the panel.

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Watch the hangout video Version here.

Questions & Challenges:

QFL (Question for Listener):
Is Orphan Black the new Fringe that you’ve been looking for?

Binge Challenge: (Start date to follow)
Watch Arrow for an upcoming podcast.

Listener Challenge:
Share your Series Map of your favourite show.