Back in 2012 I recommended some of my favorite TV podcasts, well it’s been a few years and I’ve found some new ones. Whether you’re looking for some show-specific podcasts or more broad entertainment and pop culture ones, here’s a few you should listen to.
Michael Ausiello’s Gilmore Girls revival announcement earlier this week filled my heart with glee. The final season of the series left a lot to be desired and I think we can all agree that we want to know what those last four words are. Besides relishing in the thought of revisiting Stars Hollow, this news got me thinking about the general trend of rebooting, reviving, and saving TV shows.
In the coming weeks a new crop of TV shows will be released upon the world. Most will debut on the broadcast networks as they most commonly adhere to the traditional TV schedule. However, the Fall TV season isn’t exclusive to the standard channels. New TV can be found just about anywhere these days, and in fact the three new shows I’m most excited about are courtesy of Starz, Amazon, and Netflix.
When the sharks started flying last night all your usual entertainment sources were live tweeting in full force, as was NASA and NASCAR although we’d later learn that they were in on the joke too. But they weren’t the only brands to get in on the Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! action.
While channels like AMC and HBO aren’t infallible, they’ve got a decent enough track record to warrant at the very least casual interest in any new series announced. After all, you never know what’ll become the next Breaking Bad or The Wire. But that doesn’t mean you should limit your viewing to networks that can lay claim to having an Emmy award winning series.
A year ago when Halt and Catch Fire premiered I eagerly tuned in. A show about the 80s home computer boom sounded interesting and I loved Lee Pace in Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies. Plus, I don’t watch Mad Men (don’t hate, I can’t watch everything) so any comparisons to AMC’s flagship series, for better or worse, was kind of a moot point for me.