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I’m cross-posting a podcast series called the TV Week in Review here on the Pure TV Network blog. These episodes are a segment of our television-focused podcast series, Reflections on Pop Entertainment, co-hosted by my fiancée Meghan and myself (James). In this series, we discuss different television shows that aired during the week and give our thoughts and analysis. The shows we discuss differ from week to week and we hope to help foster discussion about these great television shows, both new and established, currently on the air.
To give you some background about ourselves, Meghan and I have known each other since college where we participated in theatre together. We are very analytical when it comes to the things we enjoy and we constantly discussed and analyzed shows with each other. After doing this for the past couple years, we decided that we should turn these discussions into a podcast. We both come from different academic backgrounds (Meghan has a Masters degree in American literature and I’m pursuing a Ph.D. in physics), which combined with our theatre background gives us what we hope is a unique perspective.
This past summer we recorded a series of podcasts covering season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance, so visitors who frequent puresytycd.com may recognize us from over there. In addition we are also posting weekly podcasts dedicated to The X-Factor, the new reality singing competition on FOX, over on Pure X-Factor.
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Below is a summary and list of time stamps for the latest episode of the podcast. Let us know your thoughts and reactions after the show by leaving us a comment here, on our blog, or by tweeting us. We look forward to interacting with fellow television fans!
It was an exciting week of premieres, both old and new! In this week’s podcast we discuss following shows:
The Playboy Club– A new series from NBC that offered a very polarizing first episode that we aren’t quite sold on yet
Person of Interest– A new series from CBS and our favorite new show of the fall season
How I Met Your Mother– We got to see more of Barney’s wedding day, but still no sign of who the bride will be
Glee– The show returns to its Season 1 roots and has solid, well-placed musical numbers
The Office– The new boss is revealed and the show attempts to move forward without Michael Scott and we attempt to reconcile the changes that the show has undergone since Season 4
The Big Bang Theory– A quick resolution to a “shocking” cliffhanger
The Mentalist– A legitimately shocking cliffhanger gets a legitimately ridiculous resolution
Fringe– Everything is reset and we have no idea what is going on
We have a few more premieres coming up next week, including The Amazing Race, Pan Am, Boardwalk Empire and Suburgatory. Let us know what you thought by leaving us a comment!
Episode Length: 31:38
0:00 – Intro
0:34 – The Playboy Club
3:45 – Person of Interest
8:53 – How I Met Your Mother
10:23 – Glee
13:17 – The Office
20:15 – The Big Bang Theory
22:09 – The Mentalist
23:51 – Fringe
30:33 – Wrap-Up
The first episode for the TV Week in Review series, covering September 11th through the 17th, can be found here.