The Televerse
The Televerse
Kate Kulzick
Kate Kulzick and Noel Kirkpatrick discuss the week's notable television, covering comedy, genre, drama, and everything in-between, before breaking down a favorite series no longer on the air that listeners may want to pull down off the DVD Shelf.
The Televerse #511- Spotlight on Limitless
It’s finally here, the last podcast episode before our hiatus. Noel and Kate do their best to keep it together as they talk through another full week in TV, then head over to the DVD Shelf for one of the quintessential Televerse shows, CBS’s lamentably short-lived Limitless. We kick off Our Week in TV with a little comedy, with Noel checking in on Peacock’s Girls5eva season one and Kate sharing her thoughts on the Tuca & Bertie premiere. Then we luxuriate in another terrific Top Chef: Portland before celebrating a welcome return on Star Wars: The Bad Batch and heading to our superhero roundup. Loki has fun with jet skis and time travel, Batwoman unveils its new Kate Kane, Superman & Lois continues to drop mythology bombs, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow wants a bigger reaction than maybe we’re willing to give it. Afterward, it’s time to revisit Limitless—does it hold up as well as we remember? Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on this week’s TV, Limitless, and whatever strikes your fancy over our hiatus. Thank you to our wonderful guests, friends of the pod, and listeners. We hope you’ve enjoyed the show, because we’ve certainly enjoyed making it. Until we’re back! DVD Shelf: Limitless (50:14) Our Week in TV Girls5eva S1 (6:19) Tuca & Bertie premiere (10:31) Top Chef: Portland (11:48) Star Wars: The Bad Batch (18:20) Loki (22:14) Batwoman (29:25) Superman & Lois (37:08) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (39:25) Music Featured:  “Living Wage in America” from The Amber Ruffin Show
Jun 18, 2021
1 hr 19 min
Streaming In Place: Columbo S01E01
Allison and Kate close out the podcast by saying hello to one of the great TV detectives, Lieutenant Columbo, talking Columbo’s season one premiere, “Murder By The Book.” The unforgettable Peter Falk, the joys of an overconfident killer, and 1970s pacing. Plus we reflect back on the past 15 months Streaming In Place. Thank you to Noel Kirkpatrick and LaToya Ferguson for making the podcast so much fun, and to the listeners for joining us over the past year!
Jun 17, 2021
31 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E16
Allison and Kate finish their journey Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking the season finale, “A Chance at a Happy Ending.” Michael’s Westerosi wardrobe, the thrilling return of Said Out Bitch, and the power of choice. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back for Kate and Allison’s final podcast, looking back at their experiences Streaming In Place for the past 15 months and saying a hearty hello to Columbo with its pilot, “Murder By The Book.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners Marcus and Vince! Thanks for joining us in the chat this season, and on the mic this episode. It was great hearing your takes on the season and the finale in particular.
Jun 16, 2021
42 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E15
Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!”. is , and we are full-on in our feelings about it. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for the season finale, “A Chance at a Happy Ending.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Marcus and Vince. Thanks for joining us in the chat, listening to us rant, and sharing some of your takes on the episode.
Jun 14, 2021
35 min
The Televerse #510- Spotlight on Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Submitted for the approval of the Televerse listening society, our penultimate episode, pre-hiatus. Noel and Kate kick things off as ever with Our Week in TV, looking at another strong Top Chef: Portland, the final chunk of season two of Legendary, and memorable episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, The Flash, and the premiere of Loki. Then we head over to the DVD Shelf and fill in a significant Millennial gap by checking out the ’90s Nickelodeon kid-horror anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Listen for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on the week’s TV, the particular charms of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and whatever other TV you’re enjoying at the moment. DVD Shelf: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (58:32) Our Week in TV Top Chef: Portland (11:57) Legendary finale (22:25) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (30:07) Batwoman (37:23) The Flash (44:14) Loki premiere (48:12) Music Featured:  “Kitten Dance” by Fabrizio Fornaci; Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme song
Jun 11, 2021
1 hr 27 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E14 with LaToya Ferguson
Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking “Nothing Lasts Forever” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. A difference of opinions on Mom, a memorable double-Decker date, and Maze and puppies. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Friday for season five, episode 15, “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts. Links: Check out LaToya’s Lucifer reviews at The A.V. Club and her regular podcasts covering The Vampire Diaries and Angel, The AMPire Diaries and Angel On Top. Check out Allison’s Outlander podcast, Podlander Drunkcast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen.
Jun 9, 2021
34 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E13 with LaToya Ferguson
Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking “A Little Harmless Stalking” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. Linda’s dubious decision-making, Lucifer and Chloe cry relationship wolf, and the return of Eve. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for season five, episode 14, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Vince and Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your reactions to the episode. Links: Check out LaToya’s Lucifer reviews at The A.V. Club and her regular podcasts covering The Vampire Diaries and Angel, The AMPire Diaries and Angel On Top. Check out Allison’s Outlander podcast, Podlander Drunkcast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen.
Jun 7, 2021
35 min
The Televerse #509- Spotlight on The Underground Railroad
It’s a light week in TV this episode, but there’s still plenty of TV talk to go around. First Noel gives his thoughts on the season finale of A Black Lady Sketch Show, then Kate has a few non-spoilery thoughts on Lucifer season 5B. Noel catches Kate up with Star Wars: The Bad Batch and gives his reaction to the latest developments at Superman & Lois, then Kate checks in with Legendary’s first and potentially only money ball of the season. Finally, we wrap up the week with Top Chef: Portland and their latest should-be-signature challenge. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf and catch up with Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad. Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your take on The Underground Railroad, the week’s TV, and more. DVD Shelf: The Underground Railroad (33:35) Our Week in TV A Black Lady Sketch Show finale (7:02) Lucifer Season 5B (10:58) Star Wars: The Bad Batch (13:32) Superman & Lois (16:01) Legendary (20:32) Top Chef: Portland (24:49) Music Featured:  Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” as performed by the cast of Lucifer
Jun 4, 2021
1 hr 1 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E12 with LaToya Ferguson
Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. Dan’s catharsis, Amenadiel is not Uber, and callbacks galore. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for season five, episode 13, “A Little Harmless Stalking.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener Marcus! Thanks for joining us again and sharing your two cents on the episode. Links: Check out LaToya’s Lucifer reviews at The A.V. Club and her regular podcasts covering The Vampire Diaries and Angel, The AMPire Diaries and Angel On Top. Check out Allison’s Outlander podcast, Podlander Drunkcast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen.
Jun 4, 2021
30 min
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E11
Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with Lucifer, talking “Resting Devil Face.” Trixie showing her influences, Maze and her potential soul?, and poor, poor Dan is going through it. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Friday for season five, episode 12, “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Marcus and Vince! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your takes on this episode and the season so far. Links: Check out Allison’s Outlander podcast, Podlander Drunkcast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen.
Jun 2, 2021
31 min
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