Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan

Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with a look at two premieres.

0:00 - 5:23: What We've Been Up To Recently

5:23 - 25:01: The Americans

25:01 - End: House Of Cards

Music: "In The Air Tonight," Phil Collins

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with two deep dives into two shows.

0:00 - 20:47: The Following

20:47 - End: Spartacus: War Of The Damned

Music: "I Follow The Sun", The Beatles

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with the last of three installments over the past few days.

0:00 - 18:27: Enlightened

18:27 - 29:25: Legit

29:25 - End: Archer

Music: "See The Light", Green Day

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT
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It's Mo here, with a chat with two members of the "Arrow" brain trust.

Fans of the CW show will want to check out this chat, which features "Arrow" executive producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim talking about where Oliver Queen has been, where he's going and what friends and nemeses he'll encounter next. 

Though there is a feature on the show on my Huffington Post page (and much of that feature is drawn from my chat with the show's producers), there are a lot of topics that didn't make it into the article. Is Oliver Queen a liberal superhero? Is he a Jack Bauer for the left? Is he a force for good in Starling City or a vigilante who's making up his morality as he's going along? What kind of relationship will he have with Laurel Lance going forward? What's next for his family and for his friend, Tommy Merlin? How does the show differ from the comic books and why? 

All those questions are discussed, and we also chatted about upcoming guest stars James Callis, David Anders, Manu Bennett, the arrival of Roy Harper and the return of some key characters we met last fall. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with the first of three installments over the next few days.

0:00 - 13:22: 1600 Penn

13:22 - 23:41: Banshee

23:41 - End: Girls

Music: "Rebel Yell," Billy Idol

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with a 75-minute installment.

0:00 - 16:38: "Doctor Who" Christmas Special

16:38 - 32:02: "Downton Abbey"

32:02 - 42:42: "The Carrie Diaries"

42:42 - 54:42: "Cougar Town"

54:42 - End "Justified"

Music: "Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun," The Beastie Boys

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT
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Mo Ryan is here with an hour-plus discussion with TV and media critic Eric Deggans, who wrote the fascinating new book "Race Baiter." 

Eric is the television and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times and also a contributor to NPR, and he's one of the most intelligent and most cogent critics I know. In his book, which I highly recommend, he has used his clear-sighted intelligence and his compassionate persistence to examine the way television does -- and does not -- deal with matters of race.  

Why are there so few characters of color -- still -- on television? Why are leading characters so often white? Why do reality-show contestants so often conform to stereotypes about race, gender and class? Why does the news media persist in fanning the flames of conflict and discord rather than present opportunities for real discussions about important matters in this arena?

With solid reporting and clear-eyed analysis, Eric examines all these things and more in his book, and we discuss many of those topics in the podcast. We discuss how the book got that name, why the television industry is resistant real evolution in this area and how certain shows treat black characters, in addition to many other topics. The book opened my eyes to things I hadn't thought about as much as I should have, and our discussion did the same. I truly hope you enjoy our chat. I certainly did, because Eric is a smart and thoughtful critic and it is a pleasure to listen to and learn from him. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with a 45-minute installment dedicated entirely to the season finale of "Homeland". All Saul, all the time.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with a 90-minute chat split into two parts.

0:00 - 42:42: Mo and Ryan each pick three shows that barely missed being in their year-end Top 10 lists.

42:42 - End: Grantland's Andy Greenwald stops by to break down the "Homeland" episode "In Memoriam", and seeks advice on making a Top 10 list of his own.

Skype gets a little testy at times, but stick with it. This was a fun, fun show to record.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03am EDT
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Mo Ryan and Ryan McGee are here with an hour-long chat that intertwines discussions of this season of "Homeland" and "Sons of Anarchy" through December 3, 2012. There are no segments in this podcast. Just sixty-plus minutes about these two shows and their surprising relationship to one another.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:08am EDT
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