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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 take a look at Netflix's excellent new show Orange Is The New Black in an episode that will hopefully convince you to watch the show or reflect your own thoughts on the series if you've already seen it. (Yes, there are spoilers; no, they don't matter for this show.) Also: Fan favorite David Sims (TM) drops by to talk about the Emmy nominations with our intrepid duo, then hangs around later to explain to them just who Ultron is. Also: Check out the first appearance of the Imagination Station.

Direct download: ep88.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm PDT

Todd and Libby are joined by Fan Favorite David Sims (TM) to discuss the wonder and joy that is season two of The Newsroom. Along the way, they'll double back to make fun of some of their favorite mockable moments in season one, offer up non-spoilery thoughts on how this season is going so far, and discuss the news that fuels The Newsroom. They'll also pay tribute to Glee's sadly departed Cory Monteith, discuss how other shows have handled actor deaths, and talk just a wee bit about the amazingness of Scandal. With a new theme song by Adam Emperor Southard!

Direct download: ep87.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

Todd and Libby are joined by The Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan to talk about what she's dubbed "dick-measuring TV," and the increasing lameness of the male antihero setup. They'll start out by talking about Ray Donovan, then bridge off into other topics, including how dominated discussion of television is by form instead of content, their thoughts on Orange Is The New Black and The Bridge, and the idea of B-movie TV.

Direct download: ep86.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Todd and Libby are joined by Sonia Saraiya of The A.V. Club and the 2 Broke Girls and a Jew podcast to discuss their picks for the top comedy Emmy categories, in this, part two of our special Emmy preview podcasts. Along the way, Libby will explain why she's a New Girl flip-flopper, Sonia will find Todd's support of a certain Girls actress disgusting, and Todd will find himself forced to defend Tim Allen.

Direct download: ep85.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT