Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan

Mo and Ryan are back with looks at the best TV of the year.

You can find Mo's written list here, and Ryan's three-part breakdown right here.

0:00 - 14:51: Killjoys/Wynonna Earp

14:51 - 21:10: Transparent

21:10 - 30:41: Survivor's Remorse

30:41 - 43:42: Jane The Virgin

43:42 - End: Rectify (including a full break down of tonight's finale)

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Mo and Ryan return with a short (by their standards) look at season one of HBO's "Westworld." Please note that every episode is discussed, so put on your spoiler hats (white or black) accordingly.

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Mo and Ryan return after a long hiatus. Did anything happen since late October? Let's find out.

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Mo and Ryan return for a second time this week. Look, we're just as surprised as you are. Two deep dives await your listening pleasure.

0:00 - 8:51: Chance

8:51 - 15:32: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

15:32 - 24:51: Goliath

24:51 - 37:49: Luke Cage

37:49 - End: Berlin Station

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Mo and Ryan return for a second time this week. Look, we're just as surprised as you are. Two deep dives await your listening pleasure.

0:00 - 20:56: Luke Cage

20:56 - End: Westworld

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Mo and Ryan are back, with a deep dive into Mr. Robot and a lot of shorter looks at some Fall premieres.

0:00 - 49:08: Quick hits on The Good Place, Speechless, MacGyver, The Exorcist, No Tomorrow, This Is Us, and Pitch

49:08 - End: Mr. Robot Season 2 breakdown

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Mo and Ryan are back, with an alarmingly positive look at some upcoming shows. Mo wrote about these shows here, and Ryan wrote about them here, if you need more content after this nearly 90-minute installment.

Note: we use a little language in this one, so we put the Explicit tag on lest you drive into traffic so your kids don't hear the swearing.

0:00 - 21:02: Better Things

21:02 - 34:50: One Mississippi

34:50 - 51:51: Fleabag

51:51 - End: Insecure

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Mo and Ryan are back, now that Mo has returned from TCA, to talk to shows and take a broad look at one of the more important topics in the medium in 2016.

0:00 - 18:22: Atlanta

18:22 - 32:52: You're The Worst

32:52 - End: Diversity in front of and behind the camera

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Mo and Ryan are back to talk about some specific shows and also take a wider view of what a TV critic should do in the era of Peak TV.

0:00 - 8:32: Survivor's Remorse

8:32 - 17:55: Superstore

17:55 - 44:52: Stranger Things (spoiler alert halfway through)

44:52 - End: The role of TV critic in 2016

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Mo and Ryan talk about three shows they really like. Technology tried to keep us apart, listeners, but we managed to get this episode published all the same.

0:00 - 23:38: Mr. Robot

23:38 - 40:38: Stranger Things

40:38 - End: The Night Of

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Hi all, we're back with a new podcast that is all about the third episode of Showtime's "Roadies." Just so you know, we discuss plot points from episode three in detail. Even if you haven't seen the show, this podcast might be worth a listen, especially if you are interested in the complex topic of how scripted television handles issues relating to assault. If you want a more general, non-spoilery discussion of "Roadies," you can find that in this recent podcast

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Mo and Ryan talk nothing but the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" in this special edition of the podcast. Be sure to stay tuned after the outro music finishes...there's a special surprise waiting for you.

If you want to hear/share that surprise by itself, DJ Mo Money has also posted it on SoundCloud.

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Mo and Ryan return with a long look at the Showtime series, which surprisingly announced its end yesterday.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:40pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with a quick podcast to whet your appetite until we do something very different next week. No spoilers!

0:00 - 13:00: Stranger Things/Animal Kingdom

13:00 - 21:35: BrainDead

21:35 - End: Roadies

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Mo and Ryan are back to talk about two of their favorite current shows. Apologies for the slight audio issues: the wifi in Mo's hotel wasn't the best. We tried.

0:00 - 23:17: UnREAL

23:17 - End: Penny Dreadful

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Mo and Ryan are back with two main segments.

0:00 - 26:57: Catch up corner on "Feed The Beast," "Chef's Table," "Guilt," and "Roots"

26:57 - End: Looking at the latest seasons of "Banshee," "The Flash," "Agents of SHIELD," and "Supergirl"

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Mo and Ryan are back with a look at the CBS series after its finale this past Sunday.

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Mo and Ryan return!

0:00 - 12:59: Catastrophe

12:59 - 30:17: Jane The Virgin

30:17 - End: The Americans

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Mo and Ryan almost had a short episode. SO CLOSE.

0:00 - 15:42: The Last Panthers

15:42 - 30:38: The Night Manager

30:38 - End: Confirmation

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Hi, it's Mo here, and I've got Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan talking about their Amazon series 'Catastrophe.' It's great and you should watch it (and both seasons are on Amazon Prime in the United States). I didn't record an introduction to this podcasta because GarageBand decided to be difficult. Still, they're great, 'Catastrophe' is terrific, and ideally you will enjoy both. One note: Toward the end of the podcast, I mention a show called 'Divorce,' which is a TV series that Sharon is working on for another network (it's nothing to do with 'Catastrophe'). Anyway, thanks for listening! 

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Mo and Ryan are here with an entire podcast about the incredible FX show that wrapped up tonight.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back. I know! People thought it might not happen again. We will be posting a bonus ep later this week to make up for it.

0:00 - 17:38: Happy Valley

17:38 - 30:05: Catastrophe

30:05 - End: Outlander

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Ryan and Kate Kulzick from The Televerse are here to discuss two two big topics.

0:00 - 35:24: "Daredevil" and the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in television

35:24 - End: The state of "The 100" and its fandom in the aftermath of "Thirteen"

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Mo and Ryan are back with an extra-long installment.

0:00 - 7:06: Of Kings And Prophets

7:06 - 17:07: And Then There Were None

17:08 - 35:51: The Carmichael Show

35:51 - 57:45: The Americans

57:45 - End: Agent Carter and the "anti-darkness" drama

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Hi there, it's Mo with a podcast all about the Netflix comedy "Master of None." I spoke to co-creator and executive producer Alan Yang and executive producer Mike Schur about the comedy and its origins and its point of view, and we also talked about the state of how TV deals with race, behind the scenes and on screen. These conversations were also part of a couple of big stories I'm dropping this week, on the ABC comedy "Black-ish" and on TV's new, more direct approach to matters of race. If you like this conversation with Schur, by the way, you may like a different conversation with him that we posted a few weeks ago.  

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Hello there, it's Mo with a new podcast containing conversations with the cast of the comedy "Black-ish." If you like this one, check out the previous podcast with creator Kenya Barris, as well as a feature story on "Black-ish" and another recent piece on how TV talks about race. Below are approximate time codes for this podcast: 

0 - 3:00 Intro

3 - 20:00 Anthony Anderson (Dre Johnson on "Black-ish")

20:00 - 40:00 Laurence Fishburne (Pops)

40:00 - 55:00 Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson)

55:00 - end Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) 

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Hi, it's Mo here with a conversation with Kenya Barris, the creator and showrunner of the ABC comedy "Black-ish." We talked about the Feb. 24 episode of the show, in which the Johnson family has a series of conversations about police brutality and how to discuss it with the younger Johnson kids. We also discussed the racial landscape of TV and what has and hasn't changed there, and we talked about "Black-ish" in general and what makes it such a strong and versatile addition to the television landscape. About halfway through, executive producer Jonathan Groff joined the conversation as well. If you like this podcast, please check out two others that drop this week -- one with interviews with the cast of "Black-ish," one containing conversations with Alan Yang and Mike Schur, executive producers of "Master of None." And please check out my stories on "Black-ish" and how TV talks about race on the Variety web site, if you care to. 

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Mo and Ryan are back with a quadrilogy of shows to discuss.

0:00 - 12:19: Broad City

12:19 - 25:23: Girls

25:23 - 42:30: Togetherness

42:30 - End: 11.22.63

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Mo and Ryan are back with THINGS TO SAY. I know. Shocking.

0:00 - 40:23: Vinyl

40:23- 50:50:The Flash

50:50 - End: The 100

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Mo and Ryan are back and go down the "Making A Murderer" rabbit hole. But before that, they talk about two other shows as well.

0:00 - 13:50: Animals.

13:50 - 22:26: Agent Carter

22:26 - End: Making A Murderer

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It's Mo here, with a conversation with Mike Schur, executive producer of Parks and Recreation, Master of None, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the upcoming NBC comedy Good Thing. I spoke to Mike when I was in Los Angeles recently, and the shows and ideas we talked about in our wide-ranging discussion include (among other topics): 

  • The Leftovers (we talk about certain elements within Season 2 but not after the 40-minute mark. Also, my Variety interview with Damon Lindelof, which we talk about a little, is here and the Andy Greenwald-Lindelof podcast we mention is here)
  • Master of None and writing TV in the streaming age, i.e., how creating a show that airs weekly isn't like creating a binge-able show, and why limitations on writing aren't bad things
  • What an episode of TV is, should be or can be in the age of streaming, and the difficulties of ending anything, especially a long-running TV show 
  • In that context, we talked a little about the endings of Parks and Recreation, The Shield and The Sopranos (no Parks or Shield spoilers, but we do mention the Sopranos ending)
  • From minute 66 to the end, we talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We discuss what we liked about the movie, one or two things we question and what some of the responses to Rey say about popular culture.  

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Mo and Ryan are back with a mega-long, nearly two-hour episode. Hope you don't have any TV to watch: This is gonna take a while.

0:00 - 6:36: War and Peace

6:36 - 10:38: Mad Dogs

10:38 - 16:38: Baskets

16:38 - 29:25: The Magicians

29:25 - 45:36: Legends Of Tomorrow

45:36 - 1:06:55: The X-Files

1:06:55 - 1:23:08: American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson

1:23:08 - End: The 100

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Mo and Ryan return with the first installment of 2016. We cover a lot of shows, and also our approach to TV criticism in the age of Peak TV.

0:00 - 38:10: Quick Hits: Angel From Hell, Second Chance, Man Seeking Woman, The Shanarra Chronicles, London Spy, Colony

38:10 - 1:00:27: Mercy Street/State Of TV Criticism

 

1:00:27 - End: Billions

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:48pm EST
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