Podcast Episodes, Television

pop culture detectives brittany and amanda

Welcome back to another episode of Pop Culture Detectives! This week, we start with just a little tv cancellation/renewal chatter, then jump into talking about the CBC/Netflix season one release of Anne. For some reason in the US (not sure about anywhere else) it’s being billed as “Anne with an ‘E'” which seems unnecessary, but what can you do? This was definitely a darker take, and one thing you’ll hear us mention is that it should have been billed as something inspired by the original story of Anne of Green Gables. Our expectation as fans was that this would stay mostly true to something that’s been a classic for over 100 years, so we’ll talk about whether or not we thought that was successful.


Netflix's Grace and Frankie a great series about women

Welcome back to Pop Culture Detectives, everyone! We’re glad to be back and bringing you the hit Netflix show Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Not only do we dig into the most recent season (spoiler alert! …yes, we do reveal major plot points, so make sure you’ve caught up), but we also go back to seasons one and two to discuss how the show has evolved and while the focus shifts from the title characters to their ex-spouses and even their children, it always seems to come back around to the ladies.

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Pop Culture Detectives the good place

This week on Pop Culture Detectives, we chat about the NBC comedy The Good Place starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. The show comes back from its mini-hiatus on January 5th to air the final four episodes before its long (and possibly permanent?) hiatus. We’ll discuss what we enjoy, which character is our MVP, and why it leaves us wondering how the story progresses beyond 13 episodes. At the beginning of the show, we pause to take a moment and remember Carrie Fisher. As a note, we recorded prior to the passing of Debbie Reynolds, but she and Carrie will both be a huge part of our lives as important pop culture legends. Listen all the way to the end of the episode for this week’s hashtag!

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Podcast about Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix

Well, we’ve done it, folks. We’ve made it through the entire Gilmore Girls revival, we’ve laughed and cried and maybe laughed while we were crying. Much like ‘Summer’ itself, we spend some time soaking in the Stars Hollow musical starring the lady who was Kinky Boots, dang it! We also delve into other things like Lorelai’s journey, how we feel about Rory’s version of being 30 and of course there’s discussion about Amy Sherman-Palladino’s famous final four words. Did they bring the show full circle or was it off-putting? Tune in to find out our verdict.

If you’re not a huge Gilmore Girls fan, don’t worry! We’ll be talking about all sorts of different tv shows in the future, so be sure to subscribe and never miss an episode!

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Miranda Sings and other fall 2016 tvOn this week’s episode, Amanda and Brittany catch up on what we’ve been watching and reading during our hiatus! Westworld premiered and was crazy, Miranda Sings has a Netflix show, and a little drama about zombies is coming back soon to finally resolve one of the wildest cliff-hangers that happened last spring. Plus, we read books! About…tv. Still counts! Join us for these things and more in this week’s all-new episode.

Podcast Episodes, Television

tv viewing habits have changed

This week, we decide whether or not we enjoyed watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and segue into how television viewing habits have changed over time. Is there something to be gained from watching television live, or is it better to save time by binging on Netflix or Hulu? Plus, Brittany has an interesting book recommendation that you don’t want to miss.

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Podcast about Gilmore Girls news

Feeling out of touch? This week we’re running through some entertainment-world happenings, including what we learned from the Television Critics Association event about Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, and all of the hot new dramas coming to PBS (?!). Also, Amanda goes to a Celine Dion concert and Brittany updates us on where she is in Outlander. Plus, let’s play a game!