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.
TV on the Internet, Holiday Special: A Christmas Story for You Libby reads us all a Christmas selection from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, and Todd gets all sappy. We hope you're having a wonderful season and hope you have an even better 2010!
Direct download: holiday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 27: Best Drama Series of the Decade, Part 1 Todd and Libby are joined by Jason Mittell to discuss just what places 11-30 of their top thirty drama series of the decade consisted of. Among other things, Libby and Jason try to talk some sense into Todd about Alias, Joss Whedon is heavily feted, and everyone tries to figure out what it is they like about Rescue Me.
Direct download: ep27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 26: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 2 Jaime Weinman joins Todd and Libby to talk about the top ten comedy series of the decade, including idyllic small towns, hospitals where you might actually want to be a patient and a whole bunch of shows we feel like we have to apologize for.
Direct download: ep26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 25: Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 1 Myles McNutt joins Todd and Libby yet again as they begin their best of the decade features by counting down their top thirty comedy series of the decade, starting with places 30-11 in this special, extra-long episode. Also, they provide their list of the top comedy/variety specials of the decade.
Direct download: ep25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 24: All Mad Men, All the Time Todd is joined by Luke De Smet and Myles McNutt to talk about the third season of Mad Men, including the show's gigantic, Earth-shattering finale (that's only mild hyperbole), the third season in general, whether or not the show is too slow-paced and where the series can go from here. Somewhere in the middle, Luke praises Alison Brie in a slightly frightening fashion and Todd keeps saying "iconography."
Direct download: madmenpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 23: Boys Becoming Men; Men Becoming Wolves This episode is all about Halloween, a holiday Todd and Libby find overrated, but they like going all out, so here you go. First, there's much talk of scary TV. Then, there's much talk of Halloween-related TV. Then, Libby reads a ghost story. Sprinkled throughout is the worst Halloween-related song ever written. Todd and Libby would say "Enjoy!" but it would just sound dubious, so let's toss a note of indecision on that word. "Enjoy?"
Direct download: ep23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 22: Comedy Showcase Thursday Todd and Libby have been off doing things, so it's been a while. They're back with their thoughts on the state of NBC (terrible!), will-they/won't-they relationships (abysmal!) and the state of TV comedy (really pretty good!) in this special, a-couple-minutes-longer-than-usual podcast.
Direct download: ep22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 21: 30 Shows in 90 Minutes (or Thereabouts) Todd and Libby are joined by Myles McNutt of Cultural Learnings to talk about 30 shows that debuted, premiered or aired in the last week now that fall TV is upon us, and we finally have stuff to watch. Included in the discussion are talk of why everyone's waiting for Project Runway to be over, whether this week's Mad Men was one of the greatest television episodes of all time and just what's up with Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. (This one has a few technical problems. Our apologies.)
Direct download: ep21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 20: The Only Good New Show Is a Dead New Show The Emmys happened. And Todd and Libby have things to say about them. Also, they awkwardly shoehorn Lost into the show, talk about their favorite new shows of the fall season, discuss the returns of The Office and Fringe and sock it to all of those people who were all, "Wah, wah, wah, Mad Men is boring!" And then Todd runs over Libby's foot with a lawn mower.
Direct download: ep20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29am PDT

TV on the Internet, Episode 19: The Emmys Can Only Disappoint You, so You Might as Well Learn That Now Erik and Ted from our Emmy nominee predictions show come back to help us predict the winners and tell Todd and Libby why there's a very real possibility that William Shatner will mess all of our dreams and hopes up (for real this time). After that, Todd and Libby take us through ten of the top TV shows from the week past in ten minutes.
Direct download: ep19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16am PDT