Episode 57: What to Watch Next TV Bracket

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Sometimes when you’re having trouble figuring out how to narrow down your choices, you do a bracket. Well, you do that if you’re Anna. Alene likes to ask everyone she knows what they think. In this episode, we do both.

Links
Slash
HTGAWM Wig Scene
You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Two Bossy Dames on Mahershala

BBC bracket
victoria
The Bletchley Circle
Broadchurch
The Crown
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
The Hour
Last Tango in Halifax
Luther
MI:5
Midsomer Murders
The Night Manager
Scott & Bailey
The Tudors
Vera
Victoria
Wallander

Comedy/Musical bracket
crazy-ex-girlfriend
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Galavant
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
The Mindy Project
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
Playing House
Portlandia
Review
Trophy Wife

Crime bracket
the-fall
The Blacklist
Criminal Minds
Dexter
The Fall S2
The Good Wife
The Killing
Laws and Orders
Leverage
Person of Interest
Psych
White Collar

Realism bracket
blackish
The Americans
Atlanta
Black-ish [Hindsight is 20/20 note: This should probably have been in comedy, where it also would have won]
ER
Friday Night Lights
Homeland
House of Cards
How to Get Away with Murder
Jane the Virgin
The L-Word S2-S6
Make It Or Break It
Masters of Sex
One Day at a Time
Orange is the New Black
Parenthood
Scandal
Sports Night
The West Wing
The Wire

Science Fiction and Fantasy bracket
agent-carter
Agent Carter
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
American Gods
American Horror Story
Battlestar Galactica
Black Mirror
Buffy
The Dresden Files
Grimm
Handmaid’s Tale
Jessica Jones
Legion
The Librarians
Lost Girl
Luke Cage
Merlin
Once Upon a Time
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful
Sleepy Hollow
Star Trek: Voyager
Stranger Things
Twin Peaks
The Vampire Diaries
Warehouse 13
Xena

Obsessions
Anna: Gardenscapes, The New York Times, Spotify
Alene: Red Carpet coverage (slideshow)

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Chains of Love” by Erasure
Alene: “TNT” by AC/DC, “The Final Countdown” by Europe

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Episode 12 Show Notes: Binge Watching and Sport Ball Game Outfits

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In this episode, we tackle two listener questions. First, we are pretty miserable at recommending good binge-watching practices. Then, we tackle (hee) the question of sports, zeroing in on the uniforms with laser-like precision. Thanks for the questions, @sophiebiblio and @surlyspice!

Links!

Mango La Croix
Orange is the New Black
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
X-Files
House of Cards
Once Upon a Time
Everlasting Gobstoppers
Skittles
Fringe
Friends
Olympic fanfare:


Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms
Manny Ramirez’s pants
C.C. Sabathia’s pants
David Ortiz’s pants
GOOD baseball pants wearing: Jason Varitek
Uni Watch: Neon Jerseys Not a Bright Idea
Seahawks go full Action Green
Kobe Bryant in tights

Obsessions:

Anna
Fifty Shades of Grey
Worst Bestsellers podcast

Carolyn
The Martian by Andy Weir

Episode 5 Show Notes: Fanfic and Our OTPs

In episode five, we explore the question of fanfiction and our experiences with it. We range far and wide into history, Harry Potter, namesquishes, and whether or not it’s OK to ship real people.

Links
Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World by Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)
What the heck is “shipping“?
A “Destiel” photoset to warm your heart
Archive of Our Own (AO3) fanfiction repository
Innocent as a Rose” (Baroness/Liesl; Liesl/Rolfe)
Once Upon a Time
A little Swan Queen
A master list of Avengers namesquishes for the curious
Anna’s Fifty Shades of Grey readalike project
The Academy of Bards (Xena fanfiction)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Obsessions

Carolyn:
Supernatural
Arrow
The Flash

Anna:
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Worst Bestsellers (@worstbesteller)
We Fit Together” by O-Town

Episode 2 Show Notes: Pop Culture Discovery and the Joy of Quitting

In our second episode, we tackle questions of pop culture acquisition and its logical counterpart: disillusion and disenchantment that leads to bitter the end of a pop culture relationship. Or something like that.

Our motto: “If you like it, you like it!”

Links (episode spoilers ahoy!)

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