Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan

Mo and Ryan are back, with a look at two shows that help illuminate the potential future of TV.

0:00 - 24:37: Luther

24:37 - End: Breaking Bad

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT
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Ryan McGee welcomes back Joanna Robinson once again to the podcast. The two talk about their love of "Buffy" and "Angel" and how their love of those shows translates into how they view programs today. Those that haven't watched both show: go seek them out on Netflix then come back. Everyone else, enjoy!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT
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Mo's here with television writer creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("Lost," "Boomtown," "Medium," "The Middleman"), and they talk about television's past, present and future for 102 minutes (108 would have been better, admittedly). 

To see the post by Javier wrote that kicked off the whole discussion, go here. Shows mentioned in the wide-ranging discussion include "Louie," "Babylon 5," "The X-Files," "The Twilight Zone," "Game of Thrones," "The Middleman," "The Shield," "Friday Night Lights," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Guild," "Rectify," "Banshee," "The Walking Dead," "Roots," "Star Trek," "Spartacus" (of course) and "Law and Order." No spoilers. A few time codes/guideposts (all times are approximate):

00 - 43: The various contributions that writers, showrunners and directors make. Post-production and digital innovation and their effect on storytelling. 

44 - 48: An upcoming "Middleman" crowdfunding initiative (fans of comic books, the TV show and Amber Benson, don't miss this part).

49 - 67: Serialization, mythology, tone, viewpoint and theme and how they can unify a show. 

68 - 83: Blockbuster television, the rise of genre television and television's return to event-based programming. 

83 - end: The very early days of "Lost" and what it was like to be in on that creative process. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT
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Mo and Ryan are back, with a look at a bevy of topics. Since some will inevitably ask: no, we don't spoil anything about the "Breaking Bad" premiere during our discussion of that show.

If you want to read the James Poniewozik article we discuss during the "BB" segment in full, go here.

0:00 - 24:02: "Doctor Who": The 12th Doctor casting special analysis

24:02 - 37:36: Broadchurch

37:36 - End: Breaking Bad

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT
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Ryan McGee welcomes back Joanna Robinson to the podcast. The two talk about the recent casting announcements on "Parks and Recreation" before delving into three seasons of TV they would like to have in their possession should they crash on a desert island. Don't worry: no big spoilers on any of the shows discussed.

To read Ryan's further thoughts on "Parks," check them out here.

Programming note: we swear a little, and drink a lot. So now you're warned.

0:00 - 15:48: Parks And Recreation

14:58 - End: Desert Island TV Seasons

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT
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Mo and Ryan are reunited for their first podcast together in several weeks, and have many shows to discuss.

0:00 - 7:07: Clear History

7:07 - 17:05: The White Queen

17:05 - 31:31: Strike Back

31:31 - End: Low Winter Sun

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT
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Mo brings you two sets of interviews centered on one of 2013's best TV surprises: She speaks to creators/executive producers John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, and she also chats with cast members Jordan Gavaris (Felix) and Dylan Bruce (Paul). If you can't get enough of "Orphan Black," this is the podcast for you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT
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Continuing our prolific podcasting week, Ryan McGee welcomes Joanna Robinson to the podcast while Mo rules the roost at Comic-Con. "Talking TV With Ryan And Robinson" looks at the nominations for the 2013 Emmys before moving onto their favorite shows of 2013 so far. Be warned: there's occasional adult language in this podcast, and we've classified it as such on iTunes.

0:00 - 24:38: Emmys Breakdown

24:38 - End: Best TV Of 2013 So Far

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42am EDT
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Comic-Con is here, so here's something a little different for you: An hourlong talk with the creative team behind Marvel's "Hawkeye" comic book.  

In this podcast, writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja talk about the collaborative process behind one of the most acclaimed comics around, discuss what Clint Barton has been through and what's ahead for him and Kate, and talk about how the lack of expectations surrounding "Hawkeye" allowed them to take a lot of chances. 

And of course we talk about Pizza Dog! 

Even if you don't read comics much, this is one that I think you may enjoy. In the podcast, we don't get into specifics about plot points that have transpired in the comic until about the halfway point of the podcast, so if you just want to hear some general discussion, listen up to around minute 28. After that, we talk about what's next for Clint and Kate and the pooch, among other topics, and if you're a fan of "Hawkeye," you'll get some advance scoop on what's to come for the greatest sharpshooter known to man. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT
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Normally, it's two Ryans on the pod. This time around, it's a four person panel involving Ryan McGee, his wife Diana Kennedy, The A.V. Club's Carrie Raisler, and This Was Television's Cory Barker. This episode is all about "Big Brother": the first 25 minutes or so delve into the show's current controversies, and the latter half delve into specifics about this season's gameplay.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT
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