TV on the Internet
TV critic Todd VanDerWerff and TV watcher Libby Hill take on the week in television, classic TV and some of the biggest debates in TV past and present.

Todd and Libby recorded this podcast several weeks ago, just after the upfronts were over, but they're only just getting it to you now. If they sound a little echoey, that's because the interior of their car is in a cave-ave-ave-ave. Anyway, we don't remember precisely what they talk about, but Libby seemed pretty angry, and we know you like that. With music from Adam Emperor Southard and Boban Markovic Orkestar!

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Todd and Libby are joined by their friend and colleague Zack Handlen to talk about two of the most exciting television programs on the air right now: The Americans and Hannibal. There will be much discussion of if the latter has a problem with its female characters and just why it seems like the former hasn't been able to break out. There will also be much praise. And maybe a dance break. (Dance break not included.)

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Todd and Libby intended to record a quick, reactive podcast to the How I Met Your Mother finale. Instead, they got together with their friend Amy Whipple, who loved the damn thing, and hashed out just why Todd and Libby thought things went very wrong, while Amy thought they went very right. Also, Amy tells Todd how you can change the gender of a Furby.

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Todd and Libby return from yet another hiatus with Sonia Saraiya in tow, and they have a particularly argumentative episode, particularly when it comes to Libby and Sonia throwing down over True Detective and Hannibal. But, okay, it's not as dramatic as all that. Also, they discuss the third season of Girls, the major shocker on Good Wife, and a handful of other things you should be watching. And Libby calls Todd a "shitty baby" toward the end, which is everything and more.

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Yes, it's another one of those dreaded "in a car" podcasts, this time from an Envoy driving across wintry Iowa in the middle of some harsh winds. Which is all to say that it sounds a bit worse than usual. However, Todd and Libby have some good TV to discuss for you, including the fifth season of Community, the first season of True Detective, and the first season of Enlisted. And if you can make it through the noise issues, then you can hear Libby complain about air travel at length!

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Todd and Libby are joined by The A.V. Club's Zack Handlen to discuss two wildly divergent serialized dramas, starting with the wacky majesty that is Fox's Sleepy Hollow, then pivoting to the downbeat dreariness of season three of Homeland. If only the two could be combined into one show! Also, they'll discuss how to reboot The X-Files and just why Libby's not getting enough sleep.

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Todd and Libby are joined by their ol' Breaking Bad podcastin' buddy Carrie Raisler, and they're going to dissect the finale in order of most to least disappointed. Along the way, Todd will theorize about X-Files, as he is wont to do; Libby will provoke the ire of the Internet over and over, as SHE is wont to do; and Carrie will compose a fan musical about Jesse Pinkman's arc in the last eight episodes. (Okay, she won't REALLY do that. But she should have.) With a special cameo by the Big O.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37 AM

Todd and Libby are in a car, driving across Michigan for no particular reason, so they thought it was time for another car-set podcast of variable audio quality. But it's premiere week! There's lots to discuss! And discuss Todd and Libby will, as they dig deep into the disappointing final season of Dexter, then look in on the first few episodes of New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Parks & Recreation, and a handful of others, before wrapping things up with some thoughts on new shows, including a point where the two nearly come to blows over The Millers, but not for the reason you might think.

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Todd and Libby are joined by Fan Favorite David "Fuckles" Sims to talk about Fox's new shows--Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Sleepy Hollow--as well as the return of The Mindy Project, which inspires a vintage Libby rant. Then, they'll spend a good long while discussing the last four episodes of Breaking Bad, including their general adoration of "Ozymandias" and a new section we may as well call "Seriously? Neo-Nazis?!"

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32 AM

It's the latest installment in Todd and Libby's popular "car podcasts" series, this time recorded in America's scenic Pacific Northwest, while driving from Seattle to Portland. Since it's just the two of them, they decided to answer a bunch of your questions, but not without lengthy side discussions about TV's disappearing history, Animal Planet's top 20 puppies, and their vacation. Come for the answers to your questions; stay for the needless insults to your personal character.

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