Appointment Television
Appointment Television
Appointment Television
Appointment Television is a podcast about the TV you want to make time for. Every Thursday Margaret, Kathryn, and Andrew will revisit old shows, discover new ones, and debate everything from highbrow dramas to episodes of The Bachelor.
Episode 345: The Irrational Buccaneers (Good One/Bad One)
In this week's episode, the gang is all here and we're discussing Margaret's Good One/Bad One Picks: The Buccaneers (good, theoretically) and The Irrational (bad, verily). In the episode, we mention this sweater:    And also, somehow, against all odds, Mpreg Clippy, which I have linked in case any of you are self-loathing enough to wish to pollute your brain with his visage. We will be back NEXT WEEK to discuss Kathryn's GOBO: The Curse (good) and Lawmen: Bass Reeves (bad). We hope you come back despite mpreg Clippy, but understand if that was simply a bridge too far. 
Dec 21, 2023
44 min
Episode 344: Tossed Goosebumps and Scrambled Frasier (Good One/Bad One)
Listener beware, you're in for a scare! This week we watch a horrifying scream-filled nightmare of a television episode, where characters toy with forces beyond their comprehension and exhume corpses that would best be left alone. We are, of course, referring to the Frasier reboot. We also watch the first episode of the new Goosebumps show, which is fine. 
Dec 14, 2023
41 min
Episode 343: Good One Bad One "Fall" 2023: The Pickening
We're back again! This time with a "Fall 2023" edition of Good One Bad One, which we started recording pretty late in the season and have finally gotten around to releasing even later. (November hit hard this year, listener.)  We've got a great lineup for you this season! Presenting the Good Ones: Apple TV+'s The Buccaneers Hulu's Goosebumps Showtime's The Curse And, of course, our formidable Bad Ones: Paramount+'s Frasier reboot NBC's The Irrational Paramount+'s Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Dec 7, 2023
34 min
Episode 342: Shop the final Citadel look!
In which we finish our miniseries on Citadel and attempt to wrestle with what, exactly, we have brought upon ourselves. 
Aug 10, 2023
50 min
Episode 341: Like Citadel episode 5, we cannot wrap it up
Is watching this show not unlike descending into pure mindless sensation? Like a sensory deprivation tank, but as a TV show? Also why on earth does the Priyanka Chopra-Jonas character make these choices?! They're such bad choices! 
Aug 3, 2023
42 min
Episode 340: Flashing back to Citadel episode 4 (w/ Tara Ariano!)
Extra Hot Great co-host and TV critic extraordinaire Tara Ariano parachutes into our Citadel series this week, to help us break down exactly what is going on in all these flashback sequences where characters look and act exactly the same way they do in the "present day." This episode moves the season's main story forward by roughly 37 seconds.
Jul 27, 2023
1 hr 1 min
Episode 339: Slowly losing our minds about Citadel episode 3
It's so hard to remember any individual thing that happens in an episode of Citadel that I'm not sure how we keep sitting down and having a conversation about it, but our journey continues, flying forward with the inevitability of a super-spy on ski-boots.
Jul 20, 2023
45 min
Episode 338: Cutting to the liver with Citadel episode 2
We gently encouraged you to tell us whether you wanted us to watch more of Citadel, and you gently encouraged us back, so here we are with another episode about this dumb, dumb show where nothing is as it seems but in a super predictable kind of way. We'll watch all six episodes of Citadel season 1 on Amazon, one at a time, posting on Thursdays(ish). 
Jul 13, 2023
44 min
Episode 337: Mrs. Davis and Also Citadel
We saved the best and the worst for last this year! Mrs. Davis is a little zeitgeisty and a little head-fake-y and a lot of fun, while Citadel kind of wants to be all of those things and isn't any of them? Also if three or four dozen of you tweet at or email us I guess we'll fuck around and watch the entire first season of Citadel, don't disappoint us! 
May 19, 2023
49 min
Episode 336: The Last Thing the Diplomat Told Me
In this week's (comically belated) episode, we're tackling Kathryn's Spring 2023 GOBO picks, the shoulder devil and should angel of the Mom TV genre: The Diplomat (good, currently streaming on Netflix) and The Last Thing He Told Me (preposterous, not in a fun way, currently streaming on Apple TV+). In addition, we take some time off from discussing wood turning, houseboats, and even-weirder-than-Sweeney-Todd Stephen Sondheim musicals to discuss the current writer's strike in Hollywood and what's driving writers' discontent. Listen and enjoy and pretend this came out on Thursday like it was supposed to! 
May 12, 2023
47 min
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