Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan

Mo and Ryan are back with a second hour-long podcast this week, with two deep dives on two hour-long dramas.

0:00 - 22:48: Ray Donovan

22:48 - 35:20: Hannibal (non-spoiler)

35:20 - End: Hannibal (all of the spoilerz)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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Mo and Ryan are back with an hour of TV talk.

0:00 - 13:59: Appreciation Of James Gandolfini

13:59 - 22:53: Copper

22:53 - 34:16: Under The Dome

34:16 - End: Mad Men

To see the video series mentioned in the podcast, go to RogerEbert.com and check it out.

To read Ryan's essay on Bob Benson and his relation to one of TV's best quality, go here.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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Mo and Ryan are back with a deep look at one returning show, two recently finished shows, and all things Bob Benson.

0:00 - 12:56: One Million Downloads/Wilfred

12:56 - 30:34: The Fall

30:34 - 49:57: Orphan Black

49:57 - End: Mad Men

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT
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Mo and Ryan are back once again after a long layoff to talk about the season finale of "Game Of Thrones" and Don Draper's parenting skills in the latest "Mad Men".

0:00 - 4:18: McGee Deep In the Heart Of Texas

4:18 - 21:30: Mad Men

21:30 - End: Game Of Thrones

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT
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Mo Ryan welcomes special guest Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for Hitfix, to the podcast for an hourlong chat, which was recorded on Saturday, June 8 (hence we don't discuss the season finale of "Game of Thrones" or the June 9 episode of "Mad Men"). Here's the breakdown of this hybrid edition of Talking TV With Firewall and Moberg: 

00:00 - 11:21: Discussion of the new edition of Alan's book, "The Revolution Was Televised" (which Ryan McGee, Mo and Alan also discussed in this podcast from last fall)

11:22 - 26:18 Mad Men 

26:19 - 37:01 Orphan Black and the rise of smart, genre/"B-movie" television 

37:02 - 42:00 Game of Thrones

42:01- 52:45 Arrested Development

52:46 - end: Final bonus question (hint: our mutual admiration of Patton Oswalt figures into this question).

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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee break down five shows in this installment.

0:00 - 18:02: Behind the Candelabra

18:02 - 33:01: Community

33:01 - 44:57: Arrow

44:57 - 55:31: New Girl

55:31 - End: Mad Men

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee break down four shows in this installment.

0:00 - 11:08: Family Tree

11:08 - 21:59: Parks And Recreations

21:59 - 35:01: Happy Endings

35:01 - End: Mad Men

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee look at a whole host of shows, and then provide one very fun, one extremely NSFW audio easter egg at the end. "Battlestar: Galactica" fans, hold onto your frakkin' hats.

0:00 - 19:35: Inside Amy Schumer/Maron

19:35 - 34:04: The Americans

34:04 - End: Game of Thrones midseason update

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee look at a whole host of shows, and then provide one very fun, one extremely NSFW audio easter egg at the end. "Battlestar: Galactica" fans, hold onto your frakkin' hats.

0:00 - 11:31: Vikings

11:31 - 17:42: The Bletchley Circle

17:42 - 26:09: House Of Cards

26:09 - 35:25: Rectify

35:25 - 42:58: Doctor Who

42:58 - 57:55: Mad Men

57:55 - End: Easter Egg

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT
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Give attention, "Spartacus" fans. We would break words with you. Find hand in possession of beverage, set mind to purpose and turn ears to epic finale podcast. Words will be spoken, hearts will be lifted, memories will be shared and such tributes will ensure that the Bringer of Rain, the Undefeated Gaul and all the gods of the arena shall not pass from memory. 

All right, that's about as much "Spartacus"-speak as I can manage right now. But Ryan McGee and I are very excited to mark the series finale of Starz's "Spartacus" with an extensive interview with the show's creator. For more than an hour, executive producer Steven DeKnight talks about how he and the show's creative team approached the final installment of the epic drama, the challenges of wrapping up various' characters arcs, the underlying themes of the drama and many other details about what you saw in "Victory." We also review many high points and memorable moments from the show's history, and we discuss various elements of the fans response the show elicited over the past three years. If you've got questions about the last season or the finale, they're probably answered here, or in Ryan's interview with DeKnight over at the AV Club. [By the way, earlier in the season, I spoke to DeKnight, as well as cast members Todd Lasance (Caesar) and Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), and those interviews is here]. 

At the tail end of the DeKnight interview, he also discussed a show he is developing for Starz, the military sci-fi drama "Incursion." I am very excited about that project and DeKnight revealed some key information about it in that part of the interview. 

For the final 20 minutes or so of the podcast, Ryan and I discussed our own reactions to the "Spartacus" finale, which I also wrote about at Huffington Post (that post also contains highlights of the DeKnight interview). Ryan's write up of "Victory" can be found here as well, and with that, we bid a fond farewell to "Spartacus," a badass, bloody, emotionally resonant show that accomplished a great deal in its short but eventful life. Gratitude! 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
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