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Dan Doolan & Chris Billingham

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Since they wouldn't stop talking about TV, we just shoved a microphone in front of them and hit record. Listen as aspiring British screenwriters and comedians Dan Doolan and Chris Billingham indulge in their obsession and attempt to dissect the ever evolving world of television. Featuring news, reviews and recommendations.
 
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This week, the shows we're watching are a mess, and they're all on Hulu. There's the woman trying to put her life together in Single Drunk Female on Freeform. There's the messy single lives on display in How I Met Your Father. And there are the three women turning their lives upside down after the death of their friend on Pivoting on Fox. Then, of …
 
This week, we chat with director Kristian Mercado. Kristian is currently solidifying himself as one of the top directors for comedians to hire for their comedy specials, with the release of “Aida Rodriguez: Fighting Words” on HBO Max. Kristian has also directed specials for Phoebe Robinson, Hannibal Buress, Ilana Glazer, and Michael Che. His psyche…
 
This week, we chat with actress and writer Serah Henesey about her new film "The Surprise Visit" available on VOD now. Serah is an award-winning actress, with an established career in Europe. After accruing a huge following and success on Turkish television, Serah moved to Los Angeles to pursue a more international career. Since then she has enjoye…
 
This week, Les chats with Jacqi Vene, star of Netflix's hit FEAR STREET : PART TWO, about her new film THE SURPRISE VISIT, on VOD now. Jacqi moved to Los Angeles on her own at the age of 18 and made her way into film with the role of Joan in FEAR STREET : PART TWO. We discuss the role of Annabel in the film, Jacqi's own passion for Commedia Del'Art…
 
This week, we bring you an interview from last fall with actor Carter Glade. Carter is best known for starring as the lead of Jack in ‘Her Boyfriend’s Deadly Secret’, which aired last October on LifeTime! We chatted just as that was releasing, as Carter was gearing up for the release of his role in Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ this Spring. Carter…
 
This week, Les chats with Grammy-nominated Singer, Songwriter and Pianist Billy Stritch about his new duet album, "The Sunday Set" as well as his amazing career working with Liza Minnelli and Tony Bennett, his Facebook Live weekly show "Billy's Place" as well as his upcoming 5-show stay at Birdland NYC celebrating his birthday. Check it out! Billy …
 
This week, Les chats with Kitt Shapiro about her recent book, "Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter's Love Story in Black and White." It's a wonderful read full of stories about growing up as the only child of legendary entertainer Eartha Kitt. Kitt talks about sorting through personal stories to develop the book, how her mother continues to influence her lif…
 
This week we're talking about Super-Heroes and Super-Zeroes! We're talking the return of Superman & Lois on CW and the companion show Naomi, also on CW! And we're talking the glorious madness that is James Gunn's Peacemaker over on HBO Max! Plus, MORE KYLE! CHECK IT OUT!! 1:52-17:25 TV Diaries 17:25-25:50 Power Rankings 26:58-38:26 Naomi (CW) 38:58…
 
In life, is there anything more important than the right crew? If you're gonna run the insane racing challenges of Hyperdrive on NETFLIX, you need a good pit crew. If you're gonna take on an evil dojo run by a couple psychos, you need a crew of karate kids, like on the newest season of Cobra Kai on NETFLIX. There are all kinds of crew metaphors to …
 
As we reach the year 2022, and many years of doing this podcast, we started to think about whether we were re-using titles, but we're quite sure we haven't used the title Fetterkenny before. That's right, it's time to discuss the 11th season of Letterkenny on Hulu, the Book of Boba Fett on Disney+, and, unrelated to our title, Netflix's Death to 20…
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! Welcome to the finale of The Matrix: Revisited as well as our 250th episode! Were we underwhelmed with The Matrix: Revolutions? Yes. Was it still better than the Matrix: Resurrections? Also yes. Happy New Year, Fellow Streamers! Be safe, be happy, watch TV! As always, you can find us on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, …
 
Is there technically still some new TV for 2021? Sure, The Expanse just started up, HBO Max has offered up more murder mystery but sad in Landscapers, Witcher Season 2 and It's Always Sunny Season 15 are both up and running. But... none of that grabbed our attention quite enough to make the cut for Best Of, so we're diving in to our Best of 2021 ep…
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! We're jacking back into the Matrix and covering Reloaded this week! Devon talks about early 2000's video games based on this franchise (Lauren is very confused because of this story), Lauren sums up the movie in her own way, and we argue these movies are not as put together as Devon remembered. Be safe, be happy, wat…
 
This week, Les chats with actor and musician Todd Almond. Todd recently toured the U.S. in his original musical 'Kansas City Choir Boy' starring alongside rock icon Courtney Love. His musical 'Girlfriend' – based on the Matthew Sweet album of the same title – is a perennial favorite for theater companies around the country. Todd also appears on HBO…
 
This week, Les chats with actor Kevin Mambo. Mambo can currently be seen on the new Netflix drama, 'Hit & Run' as an NYPD detective with a wry sense of humor who has seen it all. Mambo had large roles on hit series such as 'Luke Cage' and 'High Maintenance' and he is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner from his leading role on the long-running soap oper…
 
Who run the world? Girls! Or possibly George Martin. This week, we're talking about The Beatles: Get Back on Apple+, The Great season 2 on Hulu, The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max, The Wheel of Time on Prime and of course... the penultimate episode of Hawkeye on Disney+. TV Diary: 1:44-29:07 31:06-36:44 The Beatles Get Back (Apple+) 37:12-45…
 
This week, Les chats with Actress, Writer, and Improviser Muretta Moss about her role in the Nickelodeon and Paramount+ movie A Loud House Christmas which premiered on November 26th. Muretta also recently wrapped production on the dark comedy series Intersection, a passion project she co-created, wrote, and starred in. We chat about all that, plus …
 
This week, Les talks with Kimberley Locke about the release of her new album Christmas is Here. When Kimberley auditioned for the 2003 series of “American Idol”, it was a life-changing decision as she eventually placed as second runner-up, signed to Curb Records, and became a successful recording artist. Kimberley released three full-length albums …
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! It's December, so we're doing what all sane people are doing this time of year and watching The Matrix series in preparation for the return of our lord and savior, Keanu Reeves, in The Matrix: Resurrections. Merry Christmas! We also talk pop culture blind spots, Lauren's realization that she has no interest in these …
 
This week, Les chats with Fernando Carsa. Fresh to the scene, Fernando stars in Apple TV+’s bilingual comedy series “Acapulco.” Fernando shines as ‘Memo,’ the supportive yet often naive best friend on the show. “Acapulco” marks his television debut, six months following Fernando's graduation from UCLA. We chat about the experience on set, what they…
 
This week, Les chats with Justin Elizabeth Sayre. Sayre is a fixture of the downtown cabaret scene in New York, first with their long-running monthly show, “The Meeting of The International Order of Sodomites”, and now with a series of new shows at Joe’s Pub. Their 12-part-epic camp-horror-soap-opera "Ravenswood Manor" is currently being developed …
 
This week, it's time to give me some space! You could give me a space show, like the fourth season of Star Trek Discovery on Paramount+ or the Cowboy Bebop live action show on Netflix. Or maybe you just need some distance from your family, your past, or your talkative new partner like Hawkeye on Disney+. 4:44-38:18 TV Diary 38:18-47:47 Truth is Str…
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! Back after a short break, we're yet again discussing the things we watched while also watching the things we watched for the themed month... if that makes sense. WE'RE CLEARING OUR QUEUE FOR THE 9TH TIME! Be safe, be happy, watch TV! As always, you can find us on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Radio, iHeart R…
 
This week, Randy flees to another city as Les, Nick and Kyle discuss TV! Paul Rudd crosses ethical lines in his career as Will Ferrell's therapist in 'The Shrink Next Door' on Apple+, Jeremy Renner takes over the family business in 'Mayor of Kingstown' on Paramount+, and a girls' soccer team tries to survive and thrive as adults after a horrific ex…
 
This week, Les chats with Daytime Emmy-nominated actress Crystal Lee Brown. Brown will next be seen as Janelle on Starz’s crime drama Hightown. She was nominated for her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Drama Series for her role as Tamara in Giants, which streams on Issa Rae’s YouTube Channel. In addition, she is k…
 
This week, Les chats with acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist Karen Mason about her new album 'Let the Music Play', released Friday, November 12 in all digital formats and on CD from Zevely Records. On the heels of her featured role opposite Ewan McGregor on the hit Netflix miniseries “Halston,” Mason talks about this collection of theater m…
 
This week we're not talking about peak TV... we're talking about the valley. Nick did the TV homework, watching Dexter New Blood on Showtime and Arcane on Netflix, but Les and Randy had trouble finding much to like on TV this week, and we'll talk about that and more in our TV Diaries for the week. 4:33-18:54 Truth Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 19:15…
 
This week is all about making your escape. William Jackson Harper accidentally escapes his marriage and the life he's built in Love Life on HBO Max. A group of scrappy aliens escapes a mining colony in a stolen spaceship on Star Trek Prodigy on Paramount+. The returnees of The 4400 need to escape government containment on the reboot of The 4400 on …
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! With our Fifth Annual Spooktacular coming to a close, we may have just saved the best for last with our spooky musical reviews of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986)! Happy Halloween, Fellow Streamers! Be safe, be happy, watch TV! As always, you can find us on iTunes, Spotify, Googl…
 
This week, we're not saying that it's aliens, but... it might be aliens. It's definitely aliens on Apple+'s Invasion, Netflix's Inside Job, and HBO Max's Young Justice. It's gods and magicians and warriors on Maya and the Three on Netflix. And as for I Know What You Did Last Summer on Prime... well, that could probably have used some aliens. 2:09-1…
 
Welcome back, Fellow Streamers! This week we tackle the emerging trend of classic slasher reboots that defy their franchises' own timeline with Friday the 13th (2009) and Halloween (2018)! We also discuss our colds (non-COVID, thankfully), our upcoming holiday plans now that Halloween is almost over, slasher flicks as morality tales, we gush on our…
 
This week, we have a number of characters who have been falsely accused. There are the accusations of alien infiltration, teenage rebellion, and more in Just Beyond on Disney+. There's the falsely accused murderess and possibly falsely accused fallen journalist on Guilty Party on Paramount+. There are the false accusations endemic to the weird late…
 
This week Dan and Chris take a break from our normal structure to try something new. We're starting a season-by-season retrospective of Lost. In this episode, we're taking a look at season one, talking about how we got into the show to start with, whether it still holds up, or whether there signs were there for the problems to come.…
 
This week, we challenge the wisdom of Thomas Wolfe as we wonder, can you go home again? Can you or should you return to a the haunted house you inherited as in CBS's Ghosts? Can ABC go back to the '60s and recapture the magic in the new Wonder Years? Can Jon Stewart come back to TV after retiring from the Daily Show? And will Nate ever be welcome b…
 
This week, Les chats with the amazingly talented Christina Bianco. From stage to screen, Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gaining over 25 million views. Dubbed “the girl of a thous…
 
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