Fall TV Appreciation: You’re the Worst, SNL, and Standup Specials

 

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You’re the Worst might be the best show on TV. But no one’s watching it. Does that matter? In the latest episode, we discuss how TV matters, appreciate new standup specials, talk SNL, and more. Then there is the requisite appreciate of our one true savior Adele, who was sent from on high to sing her fuckin’ heart out.

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You know what the best part about Thanksgiving dinner is? It is a meal that is almost entirely on your terms. You are inundated with options, limited only by your ability to calculate delicious food combinations. (This is all assuming that you have, or are familiar with the offerings of, a family that can cook.)  You can build around a turkey-potato base if you feel so inclined, you could opt for the vegetable route and get your stuffing on. Hell, you could house pecan and pumpkin pies until you start your body begins to shake and small blue dots appear out of the corner of your eye.

Today’s TV landscape is like a hybrid of that mouthwatering smorgasbord and a Fieri-endorsed bitchin’ restaurant. There are endless options to choose from, most of which are quite a bit better than the average offering. Some networks (read: restaurants) are offering a slew of delectable choices. (Lookin’ at you, FX.) Others keep churning out edible creations that please the masses but may not satisfy those with a discerning palate. (Lookin’ at you, Uncle Les.)

We take stock of the latest TV news, break down which new shows we are excited about and then dive a little deeper on what we would like to see more of in TV in our latest episode.

FAVORITE THINGS FROM 2013

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Here you are, sweet internet users. Another list of things from the year that was. Creating an arbitrary list of items pertaining to one general (or even hyper specific) topic has become the preferred way for websites to generate clicks. People click on lists of anything; it’s as certain as a late-game interception from Tony Romo. In so many ways, it is incredibly frustrating. Seeing how many users are sucked into reading a list like “21 Cats Celebrating Boxing Day” makes us weep for our children. (Screw you, Buzzfeed.) Seeing how websites are increasingly catering to this least-common-denominator type of list-ing and devoting resources to promoting this type of work is equally sad.

And while we at the Double A Podcast are firmly against list-icles, we are not above talking about things we like. If they happen to resemble something of a list, well then so be it.

In episode 74, Adam and Anthony discuss their favorite things from 2013, including an appreciation for Kanye, the new season of SNL, Kaiju, the Lannisters, Walter White and even some plays. The fellas also include a few things they are not pleased about at the end, namely the profound idiocy of Under the Dome, the weirdness of Manti Te’o and not giving a shit about whatever the fox does or does not say. (Also, ignore the fact we refer to it as Episode 75 at the beginning. We are dumb.)

Thank you all for listening throughout our maiden year. We hope you’ve enjoyed and continue to listen.