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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time.

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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time.

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479 Ratings
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Like it, but pass on Bunting

By User1219 - Nov 14 2019
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I like this show and have upped my review of a few years ago from 3 to 4 stars. The only thing I really don’t like about the show is Sarah Bunting. I find her personality harsh and grating compared to easygoing Tara & Dave and their many fun valued guests. (I know she’s a core part of the show so it’s not like she’s going anywhere, but I wouldn’t miss her if she suddenly couldn’t do the show anymore).

nope...no...nah...

By cmdm - Sep 26 2019
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arrogant, elitist, and guess what? i don’t care one ounce about your personal life...

iTunes Ratings

479 Ratings
Average Ratings
434
22
4
3
16

Like it, but pass on Bunting

By User1219 - Nov 14 2019
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I like this show and have upped my review of a few years ago from 3 to 4 stars. The only thing I really don’t like about the show is Sarah Bunting. I find her personality harsh and grating compared to easygoing Tara & Dave and their many fun valued guests. (I know she’s a core part of the show so it’s not like she’s going anywhere, but I wouldn’t miss her if she suddenly couldn’t do the show anymore).

nope...no...nah...

By cmdm - Sep 26 2019
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arrogant, elitist, and guess what? i don’t care one ounce about your personal life...

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Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time.

4: Stretch Jersey

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The EHG crew collectively heaves a sigh and collectively turns its attention to the Season 4 premiere of Boardwalk Empire. Moving on from the HBO of the present (and past, kind of), we consider J.J. Abrams's Westworld TV series adaptation and ask, Will Dave Hate This? Sarah and Tara debate whether Dylan or Brandon is the more odious member of the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast, and then it's on to The Canon, to which Joe submits the series premiere of Six Feet Under for induction. Tara and Joe name the week's Winner and Loser, and then it's on to Game Time, which revives a favourite nail-biter of a game.

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Sep 10 2013

1hr 11mins

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242: Project Runway Makes It Work At Bravo (Again)

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Project Runway returns to Bravo for its 17th season (the spread-eagle), and Fug Girls Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks return to the podcast to talk about new judges, new mentor Christian Siriano, a new challenge "twist" we all dislike, and the same old reliable show structure. We make some shot-in-the-dark guesses about the season's eventual winner, too, while feeling relieved the show has a proper budget again. Then it's a super-size Around The Dial discussing ShrillInstant Hotel, the return of HoardersSummer House, and Mental Samurai before we tucked into some wine and cheese with Caroline's Extra Credit on our favorite shows to snack in front of. Spring was in the air for Heather's presentation of a first-season Beverly Hills, 90210 for the Canon; Great British Bake Off won, and Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin lost, some more; and we had our Phil of "Easy Lover," Jacqueline's love-triangle Game Time. Where's Andre? He's listening to an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • Project Runway
  • Shrill
  • Instant Hotel
  • Hoarders
  • Summer House
  • Mental Samurai
  • Extra Credit: The Cheese And Wine Show
  • The Canon: Beverly Hills, 90210 S01.E21: Spring Dance
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Easy Lover


SHOW NOTES


SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positivity Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Mar 20 2019

1hr 49mins

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155: Is Anne With An E The Red-Headed Stepchild Of Reboots?

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New guest and certified Canadian Alex Collins sits with the panel for a discussion of Netflix's "gritty" take on Canadian kiddie-lit classic Anne Of Green Gables, and how it fares compared with the Megan Follows classic of yesteryear. We went around the dial with The Mick, a documentary about anxiety, a daytime courtroom show (spoiler: Dave WILL hate this), and Downward Dog's fleas before we came to bury Nate, not to praise him during Alex's Six Feet Under Canon submission. Jessica St. Clair won, the Deadwood movie lost (some more), and Game Time made a (series) run for it as we tried to guess which shows had more episodes. Put a doily on your head and enjoy a brand-new episode of Extra Hot Great.

Special Guest: Alex Collins.

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May 17 2017

1hr 34mins

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146: Big Little Lies Our Mothers Told Us

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Eve is back to talk about Big Little Lies, from Kidman's wig to good child actors to what we're hoping happens in the finale. Then Eve shared a Tiny Jane The Virgin triumph before we went around the dial with Homeland, The Good Fight, and First Time Flippers. We trundled "Into The Woods" with a Nonac submission from Buffy, and American Crime Story won...but CBS All Access may have lost us (and everyone else). Did Tara take home the season crown in a rhyme-y Game Time? Stare out the floor-to-ceiling windows of your eight gazillion-dollar Monterey house as you listen to an all-new EHG!

Special Guest: Eve Batey.

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Feb 23 2017

1hr 38mins

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3: Beeb-er Fever

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This week, we take on BBC (America) programming. Should you watch the third series of Luther? Is the British Law & Order worth a look? What about one of the bazillion Jack-the-Ripper-adjacent shows? From there, we consider Black Mirror for a spot in the Canon; we are all winners and losers thanks to Nickelodeon and Doctor Who; and Game Time explores all the colors of the TV rainbow. There really will always be an England… on Extra Hot Great.

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Sep 03 2013

1hr 5mins

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252: Fleabag's Second Season Takes Us To Church

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Fleabag is back on Amazon for its second -- and last -- season, and Jeff Drake is back to talk about the big swings the show takes, Olivia Colman's perfect performance, and the show's unique realness about everything from faith to sisterhood to bad haircuts. We go Around The Dial with a My Dad Wrote A Pornoupdate, plus VidaShe-Ra, and a Ron Artest/Metta World Peace documentary on Showtime, and contemplate a short but very sweet Canon submission concerning a Hilda episode about a giant. President Carteris won (we hope), BH90210 lost, and we juggled Steal Meals in a ballsy Game Time. Break the fourth wall with an all-new Extra Hot Great!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Fleabag
  • My Dad Wrote A Porno update
  • Vida
  • She-Ra
  • Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story
  • The Canon: Hilda S01.E02: Chapter 2: The Midnight Giant
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Name That Sport


SHOW NOTES


DISCUSSION

Talk about this episode on its dedicated page on ExtraHotGreat.com


SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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May 22 2019

1hr 18mins

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143: Gingerly Broaching The Topic Of Riverdale

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Leah Kwan joins us to talk about The CW's new Archie Comics adaptation!

Special Guest: Leah Kwan.

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Feb 01 2017

1hr 16mins

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139: Who's The King Of The Man In The High Castle?

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Chris Huff returns for a discussion of The Man In The High Castle -- what works (set design; Smith); what doesn't (Juliana; Joe); and whether we'll finish out the season. The Blotter Presents tipped us to Unsolved Mysteries streaming online, plus the '16 crime shows to marathon over the holidays, before we went around the dial with Rectify, The OA, Fuller House, and Intervention. Chris hoped we'd Just Say Yes to a drugs-are-bad ep of Family Ties for the Canon, and we declared a winner (TV queens) and loser (the County of Kings) before getting on a first-name basis with another Rob Hartmann Game Time. It's the last all-new full-size Extra Hot Great of the year, so dig in!

Special Guest: Chris Huff.

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Dec 20 2016

1hr 33mins

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133: Looking Into The Black Mirror

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Our esteemed colleague Danny MacEachern is back on Extra Hot Great for a dystopian good time with the newest season of Black Mirror, from obsessive "like"-checking to robot bees and everything in between. Buntsy updated us on future true-crime programming before we went Around The Dial with Jane The Virgin, Halloween on TV, Bull, superheroes, startups, and Negan. Everybody wants something, and Danny wouldn't give up on his Degrassi Junior High Canon submission, plus Nev Schulman actually picked out a half-decent kid name and Sarah's sure NBC's going to lace its Sneakers up wrong. What's the best use of a drone on TV? Why didn't Dave cry at "San Junipero"? And what kind of greasy kid stuff did we get up to in Game Time? Enter the Extra Hot Greatrix with an all-new episode and find out!

Special Guest: Daniel MacEachern.

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Oct 25 2016

1hr 54mins

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150: Turning It Out For RuPaul's Drag Race

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RuPaul's Drag Race has packed up all its wigs to move from LogoTV to VH1, and we welcome back our resident expert, Mark Blankenship, to talk about the Season 9 premiere! Around The Dial spins to HBO's documentary Rock And A Hard Place; the 29th season of The Amazing Race; Campus PD'_s and _ER's triumphant returns to syndication; and another TV ad from the internet's deepest bowels. Sarah pitches the Law & Order episode "Performance" for the Canon, and after naming the week's Winner and Loser, an old un-favourite rages back into Game Time. Beat your face and join us, honey!

Special Guest: Mark Blankenship.

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Mar 29 2017

1hr 14mins

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233: Suiting Up For Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club And The Masked Singer

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A new year has dawned, and with it two buzzy new reality shows: MTV's Vanderpump Rules-alike Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club, and Fox's Korean import, The Masked Singer. To join us in discussing any complicated feelings we may have had about them, we've invited Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie, co-hosts of the podcast I Hate It But I Love It. Around The Dial takes us through Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, Gary And His Demons, Project Runway All Stars, She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power, and an I Am Not A Crackpot from Dave on how bad Hulu's user interface is. Lauren invites us to describe ourselves in terms of our personal TV Zodiacs. Em makes the case for the induction of Doctor Who's "Midnight" into the Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, we face off in a Game Time that Special Guest Stars. Make sure your VIP hostess has you set up with bottle service, and then listen up!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club
  • The Masked Singer
  • Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
  • Gary And His Demons
  • Project Runway All Stars
  • She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power
  • Black Mirror
  • The Canon: Doctor Who S04.E10: Midnight
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Special Guest Stars


SHOW NOTES

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Jan 09 2019

1hr 54mins

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213: Does Making It Work?

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What's not to love about a crafting competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman? Wellll, Linda Holmes and the regulars could think of a few things, but our nitpicks stem almost entirely from liking the show and wanting it to be its best, punniest self. We talk host bits, judging inconsistencies, the comparison of apples to macrame, and there's even Sarah's obligatory semi-annual reference to Work Of Art. We go Around The Dial with Queer Eye, Kids Baking Championship, The Bletchley Circle: Mission Burrito (...okay, it's actually "San Francisco," but we like Dave's name better), and Trial & Error before Linda serves a warrant for inducting Brooklyn Nine-Nine into The Canon. Deadwood won (maybe; we'll see), networks' lip service to survivors and equal pay lost, and we entered the valley of the shadow of unbelievable/y crappy shows with Dan Cassino's Trough TV Game Time. Glue-gun those earbuds in: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great. 

Show Topics

  • Lead Topic

    • Making It
  • Around The Dial

    • Queer Eye
    • Kids Baking Championship
    • The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco
    • Trial & Error
  • The Canon

    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine S05.E12: Safe House
  • Winner and Loser of the Week

    • Hoopleheads
    • AMC, CBS, and Netflix
  • Game Time

    • Trough TV
Show Notes

Special Guest: Linda Holmes.

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Aug 01 2018

1hr 51mins

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201: Now Re-Entering Westworld

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As HBO's obsession-inducing dystopia returns for a second season, Eve Batey also returns to discuss reflections on capitalism; college-dorm philosophizing; why wigs are still shite in the future; and whether Ed Harris is using a stunt double. Eve claimed not to be a crackpot for calling for a Simpsons_cancellation -- with a surprising hatchet man -- and the _Bosch theme may have been deemed Worse Than Jazz before we went Around The Dial with The Handmaid's Tale, Splitting Up Together, and Unforgotten on Masterpiece Mystery. Then we were Flipping Out over Eve's Canon submission. Frankenstein's author won, Rectify's antagonist lost, and it all added up on a very mathy Game Time, in an all-new Extra Hot Great.

Show Topics

  • Lead Topic

    • Westworld
  • I Am Not A Crackpot
  • Is This Worse Than Jazz?
  • Around The Dial

    • The Handmaid's Tale
    • Splitting Up Together
    • Unforgotten
  • The Canon

    • Flipping Out S03.E07: Irreconcilable Differences
  • Winner and Loser of the Week

    • Mary Shelley
    • Lethal Weapon
  • Game Time

    • I Was Told There Would Be No Math
Show Notes

Special Guest: Eve Batey.

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 20mins

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273: Getting On Our High Horse To Talk About HBO's Catherine The Great

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HBO has imported Sky Atlantic's miniseries Catherine The Great -- starring seasoned queen portrayer Helen Mirren -- and first-time guest Karen Geier is Russian (sorry) to join us for a discussion all about it! Around The Dial takes us through Living With YourselfModern LoveThe PoliticianBuzzSurvivor, the latest in Ken Burns, and HBO's highly anticipated take on Watchmen! Karen presents the "Interlude" episode of The Righteous Gemstones for induction into The Canon. Then it's on to the week's Winner and Loser, and a non-regulation Game Time that's the mother you never had and the sister everybody would want...or that's just about guest stars playing characters' relatives on TV. Saddle up your sturdiest steed and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Catherine The Great
  • ATD: Living With Yourself
  • ATD: Modern Love
  • ATD: The Politician
  • ATD: Survivor
  • ATD: Ken Burns's Country Music
  • ATD: Buzz
  • ATD: Watchmen
  • The Canon: The Righteous Gemstones S01.E05: Interlude
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: It's All Relative


SHOW NOTES


DISCUSSION

Talk about this episode on its dedicated page on ExtraHotGreat.com


SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 42mins

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178: Wigging Out With The Trixie & Katya Show

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Two ex-contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race see their web series graduate to a half-hour weekly comedy show on Viceland, so Mark Blankenship is here to help us spill the tea on The Trixie & Katya Show! Around The Dial spins to the series finale of The Mindy Project, Season 2 of The Girlfriend Experience, ABC's new high school musical special Encore, and Rolling Stones: Stories From The Edge, before Tara gets another chance to master the Pickle And Peanut theme song. Mark presents Insecure's "Hella LA" for The Canon, and then after calling out the week's Winner and Loser, it's on to a Game Time that'll have you whipping off your bra and/or breathing fire. Tease up your wig and join us!

Special Guest: Mark Blankenship.

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Nov 15 2017

1hr 32mins

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224: Getting Spellbound By Charmed And Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

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With Hallowe'en upon us, we decided to take a look at this season's two witch remakes: The CW's Charmed, and Netflix's Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. Eve Batey joins us to discuss whether they put a spell on us, or if we wished we could burn them at the stake. Around The Dial stops at The House On Haunted Hill, Iron Fist's second (and final) season, and Counterpart. Find out whether the climax for Seinfeld's "The Contest" is its induction into The Canon. And then, after you learn the week's Winner or Loser, you can play along with a Game Time full of memorable First Impressions. It's no toil and only good trouble in our latest Extra Hot Great podcast!

Show Topics

  • Lead Topic

    • Charmed
    • The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
  • Around The Dial

    • The Haunting Of Hill House
    • Iron Fist
    • Counterpart
  • The Canon

    • Seinfeld S04.E11: The Contest
  • Winner and Loser of the Week

    • Sofia Vergara
    • Megyn Kelly
  • Game Time

    • First Impressions
Show Notes

Special Guest: Eve Batey.

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Oct 31 2018

1hr 20mins

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145: Joining The Fight With The Walking Dead

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AMC's return to the zombie apocalypse after a midseason hiatus has us bringing Omar back to talk Negan, King Ezekiel, and zombie dismemberment! The Blotter Presents a look at two Texas true crime stories before stops Around The Dial at Humans, Legion, Imposters, and a vintage ad that might choke you up. Omar makes a case for the induction of the Imposters series finale, "Beyond Life And Death," to The Canon, and then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, names are ALSO the game for Game Time. Wrap a bat in barbed wire and join us!

Special Guest: Omar Gallaga.

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Feb 15 2017

1hr 38mins

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18: Steakface

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Fametracker co-founder/recently published novelist/brand-new father Adam Sternbergh visits to discuss the series premieres of Rake and Black Sails. After favouring us with a short excerpt from his novel, Shovel Ready, Adam submits the “Objects In Space” episode of Firefly to The Canon. We skip Around The Dial for the latest TV news, name the week’s winner and loser, and rocket back to the '80s for Game Time. Get a steak for your black eye and listen!

Special Guest: Adam Sternbergh.

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Jan 28 2014

1hr 35mins

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135: The EHG Crime Omnibus: It's Killer

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Eve Batey returns for a comprehensive look at crime TV past and present: Brooklyn 99, The Jinx, foreign-language series, trashy ID shows and even COPS. We went Around The Dial with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rectify, American Horror Story, and an apology for covering a certain business-reality program. Rosie was the winner, SVU was the loser, Tara tried to smoke out our votes with a High Maintenance Canon pitch, and we all played poet in an IMDb-keyword-haiku Game Time on an all-new Extra Hot Great.

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Nov 16 2016

1hr 37mins

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130: The Extra Hot Great Fall 2016 Preview

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It's the pumpkin-spice latte of autumnal programming overviews! ...Unless you hate those. Eve Batey's back to look at the best, worst, and meh-est of new and returning shows.

Special Guest: Eve Batey.

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Sep 20 2016

1hr 54mins

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279: All Canons, All The Time

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In this episode, we dig in on some of the Canons submitted by you, our beloved listeners! First, we consider Doug Dale's case for Are You The One?'s eighth-season premiere, "Come One, Come All"; Meredith confronts us with the Party Of Fiveepisode "The Intervention"; then Tara pitches Mom's "Spaghetti Sauce And A Dumpster Fire." Which -- if any! -- make it into our TV Hall Of Fame? Join us and find out!


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Canon: Are You The One S08.E01: "Come One, Come All"
  • The Canon: Party Of Five S03.E20: "The Intervention"
  • The Canon: Mom S05.E18: "Spaghetti Sauce And A Dumpster Fire"


Discussion


SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 10mins

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278: Would You Rather

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At Extra Hot Great, holiday time means non-regulations episodes -- like a supersized round of Would You Rather? with Blankenship Chair creator Mark Blankenship. The four of us confront identity-crisis-causing brainteasers from each other and you listeners, including terrible live musicals, an eternity with Noah Benson, chyron font battles, Friends-giving episodes, Ken Burns's Raisins, secret Scientologists, Alec Baldwin, theme songs at the dentist, early Law & Order face-offs, and who's going to avenge Buntsy's death onscreen. How would YOU choose in these Would You Rathers -- or COULD you choose? Pepsi-Challenge yourself to find out in Extra Hot Great 278.


SHOW TOPICS

  • Would You Rather: Panel Round
  • Would You Rather: EHG Assist Round 


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SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 13mins

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277: Welcoming New Faces To Season 3 Of The Crown

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The Crown has returned for Season 3 with new actors in all the key roles, and who better to talk about it than semi-professional royal watchers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself? Around The Dial takes us through DollfaceAll RiseEvilHarlots, and Get Shorty. Sarah makes the case for American Crime Story S02.E04, titled "House By The Lake," to The Canon. Then it's on to the week's Winner and Loser, and a non-regulation Game Time straight from the blender. Get all your mates from the polo team over to the house and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Crown
  • ATD: Dollface
  • ATD: All Rise
  • ATD: Evil
  • ATD: Harlots
  • The Canon: American Crime Story S02.E04: House By The Lake
  • Winner and Loser of the Week


SHOW NOTES


DISCUSSION


SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON

The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 5mins

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276: Disney+ Blasts Off With The Mandalorian

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Disney+ finally launched earlier this week, so we thought we'd talk The Mandalorianwith Adam Grosswirth. How does the show fit into the Star Wars universe -- and should it bother? Is it hiding Pedro Pascal's light under a mask bushel? And was a certain very cute puppet perhaps pandering to longtime franchise fans? Later, we went Around The Dial with High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesEncoreBack To Life, a POV on Bill Nye, and two Dark shows, and Adam hoped his and Eleanor's joint Grey's Anatomy presentation for the Canon wouldn't bomb. A League Of Their Own won, Don Cherry (finally) lost, and we trod the boards in a theatrical Game Time (yes, Sarah "actually got some points"). Don't take your masks off: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Mandalorian
  • ATD: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • ATD: Encore
  • ATD: Back To Life
  • ATD: POV/Bill Nye The Science Guy
  • ATD: The Dark Crystal
  • ATD: His Dark Materials
  • The Canon: Grey's Anatomy S02.E17: As We Know It
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Jazz Hands


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DISCUSSION


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Nov 13 2019

1hr 44mins

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275: Waking Up To The Morning Show

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Apple TV+ is first to market in this month's battle of the brand-new streaming services, and Slate's TV critic Willa Paskin is joining us to talk about it -- starting with its fanciest new series, The Morning Show, but also touching on SeeFor All Mankind, and Dickinson. Sarah stars in an abbreviated Around The Dial to talk about the season finale of The Great British Bake Off. Then it's on to a discussion of whether American Vandal S01.E05, "Premature Theories," should be inducted into The Canon. After naming the week's Winner and Loser, it's on to the return of a Game Time classic. Grab your coffee and Red Bull and listen! 


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Morning Show
  • See
  • For All Mankind
  • Dickinson
  • ATD: The Great British Bake Off
  • The Canon: American Vandal S01.E05: Premature Theories
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: The Day After Before And After


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DISCUSSION


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Nov 06 2019

1hr 44mins

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274: Meet Mrs. Fletcher

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Mrs. Fletcher gives Kathryn Hahn a star turn as a divorced empty-nester trying to find herself (sexily!), and we're thrilled that star critic Maureen Ryan could return to discuss it with us -- whether we liked it, where it should have ended, and when we can expect this "limited series" to turn into another past-its-sell-by regular series. We went Around The Dial with BoJack HorsemanLucifer, Netflix cancellation shenanigans, Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant, and Silicon Valley, and then Tara filed a motion to admit a second-season episode of The Good Fight to the Canon. Lizzo won (some more), the Game Of Thronesshowrunners lost (for once), and there were no points for second place in a very challenging Game Time. Pack up that minivan: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • Mrs. Fletcher
  • ATD: BoJack Horseman
  • ATD: Netflix Moneyballing
  • ATD: Lucifer
  • ATD: Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant
  • ATD: Silicon Valley
  • The Canon: The Good Fight S02.E12: Day 485
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Second-Most Episodes


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DISCUSSION


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Oct 30 2019

2hr 12mins

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273: Getting On Our High Horse To Talk About HBO's Catherine The Great

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HBO has imported Sky Atlantic's miniseries Catherine The Great -- starring seasoned queen portrayer Helen Mirren -- and first-time guest Karen Geier is Russian (sorry) to join us for a discussion all about it! Around The Dial takes us through Living With YourselfModern LoveThe PoliticianBuzzSurvivor, the latest in Ken Burns, and HBO's highly anticipated take on Watchmen! Karen presents the "Interlude" episode of The Righteous Gemstones for induction into The Canon. Then it's on to the week's Winner and Loser, and a non-regulation Game Time that's the mother you never had and the sister everybody would want...or that's just about guest stars playing characters' relatives on TV. Saddle up your sturdiest steed and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Catherine The Great
  • ATD: Living With Yourself
  • ATD: Modern Love
  • ATD: The Politician
  • ATD: Survivor
  • ATD: Ken Burns's Country Music
  • ATD: Buzz
  • ATD: Watchmen
  • The Canon: The Righteous Gemstones S01.E05: Interlude
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: It's All Relative


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Oct 23 2019

1hr 42mins

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272: Flooring It With El Camino

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We're so glad our esteemed colleague and Breaking Bad 101 author Alan Sepinwall could join us to talk about El Camino, the Breaking Bad sequel on Netflix that starts just minutes after the finale ended. Did we think it was necessary and/or satisfying? Were the fan-service elements welcome, or distracting? And which other characters should get their own post-BB films? Later, we went Around The Dial with DynastyRiverdale's Luke Perry tribute episode, Lodge 49Private Lives Of The Windsors, and an objection from Dave to breathy cover-song TV themes (and the ending of Press, kind of), before Alan warmed up a second-season Leftovers episode as his Canon submission. Holey Moley won, a FOX affiliate (and racist sports teams) lost, and we sprang into action (verbs) for Game Time with the season hanging in the balance. An all-new Extra Hot Great: that's church, yo.


SHOW TOPICS

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • ATD: Dynasty
  • ATD: Riverdale
  • ATD: Lodge 49
  • ATD: Private Lives Of The Windsors
  • ATD: Get Shorty
  • ATD: Breathy slowed-down cover songs as TV themes, boo
  • ATD: Press
  • The Canon: The Leftovers S02.E08: International Assassin
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: The Verb Is The Word


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Oct 16 2019

1hr 23mins

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271: Stopping The Presses For Press On Masterpiece

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PBS's Masterpiece has premiered the British miniseries Press, a tale of warring London newspapers, and we've brought a former newspaper reporter, Daniel MacEachern, back to the podcast to talk about it! Around The Dial clicks through EvilBig Mouth, and Cash Cab, before we each pitch our own Fosse/Verdon-style limited series based on a real person's life (and possibly a specific biography). Danny presents The Grinder's "Grinder v. Grinder" for induction into the Canon. Then we're on to naming the week's Winner and Loser, and finishing up with a Game Time that might sound a little familiar. Put down any newspaper you might be reading and listen to us instead!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Press
  • ATD: Evil
  • ATD: Big Mouth
  • ATD: Cash Cab
  • Extra Credit: Small Screen / Larger Than Life
  • The Canon: The Grinder S01.E13: Grinder v. Grinder
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Familiar Situations


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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 44mins

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270: The Survivor Stumptown Sunnyside Shot Clock

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We couldn't decide which headline show to cover for EHG 270, so we set our shot clocks to eight minutes each for three: Survivor's 39th (!) season, with an idolatrous twist; new sitcom Sunnyside, starring Kal Penn as a disgraced city councilman; and semi-charming, SUPER-piloty PI/PTSD drama Stumptown. Will any of us keep watching any of these? Can we, when a couple of them already pulled basement-ish ratings? Later, we went Around The Dial with Bissinger doc BuzzPerfect HarmonyThe Challenge, and Below Deck Med before Kim brought us back to Survivor and fans vs. favorites with her Canon presentation. Moriarty's a winner, Ray Lewis is a loser, and we explored not-that-secret identities in Game Time. Behold the giant wooden busts of your panel: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • Survivor
  • Stumptown
  • Sunnyside
  • Perfect Harmony
  • Buzz
  • The Challenge
  • Below Deck Mediterranean
  • The Canon: Survivor S16.E13: If It Smells Like A Rat, Give It Cheese 
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Also Known As


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Oct 02 2019

1hr 18mins

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269: Polishing The Silver For Downton Abbey: The Movie

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Downton Abbey has been adapted from television series to feature film, and professional movie analysts Joe Reid and Chris Feil of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast are joining us to talk about it! Around The Dial clicks through a trio of CBS sitcom pilots, Unbelievable30 For 30's "Rodman: For Better Or Worse," and Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance. Sarah and Tara take a look at Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail's just-announced Battlestar Galacticareboot and ask: Will Dave Hate This? We take on Mary's Muppetational Extra Credit question. Chris and Joe make the case for Project Runway S02.E09, "Flower Power," to be inducted into the Canon. Then, after talking Emmy Winners and Losers, it's on to a Game Time that tests our knowledge of our Boomer relatives' favourite shows. Grab your favourite footman and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Downton Abbey: The Movie
  • Carol's Second Act
  • Bob Hearts Abishola
  • The Unicorn
  • Unbelievable
  • 30 For 30: Rodman: For Better Or Worse
  • Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
  • Will Dave Hate This?: Sam Esmail's Battlestar Galactica
  • Extra Credit: Flesh-Covered Muppets
  • The Canon: Project Runway S02.E09: Flower Power
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Uncle Billy & Aunt Joan


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Sep 25 2019

2hr 10mins

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268: The Ups And Downs Of Coming Undone

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Reviewers love Undone, Amazon's half-hour rotoscoped drama about time travel and mental illness -- did the panel agree? Should the show be animated, or live-action? Does it need a second season? And is this the San Antonio Kevin recognizes from his youth? We went around the dial with prestige fare like Married At First SightAre You The One?, and The Challenge, then Brady Renovation-ed other legendary TV exteriors for an Extra Credit before Tara shared a Tiny Triumph. Then Kevin put a legendary reality-show dinner party from the first season of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills up for the Canon. Norman Lear was a winner, Shane Gillis was a loser (and SNL got a conspiracy theory...and another one), and we tried not to count ourselves out of a very numerical Game Time. Reading (minds) is fundamental on an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • Undone
  • Married At First Sight
  • Are You The One
  • The Challenge
  • Tiny Triumph
  • Extra Credit: A Very Blanky Renovation
  • The Canon: RHOBH S01.E09: The Dinner Party From Hell 
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: What's The Difference


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Sep 18 2019

2hr

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267: Tearing Down A Very Brady Renovation

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It's the show Lance Bass never wanted you to see: A Very Brady Renovation, in which a collection of HGTV stars join forces with the surviving cast of The Brady Bunch to make the real-life Studio City home that served as the Brady house in b-roll look exactly like the Brady Bunch set inside. Who better to join us in discussing all the Who-lebrities involved than Who Weekly? co-host Bobby Finger! Around The Dial takes us through Season 3 of The Deuce, Part 3 of Money Heist, Ken Burns's latest PBS documentary series Country Music, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Bobby presents the Enlightened episode "The Weekend" for induction into the Canon; then we name the week's Winner and Loser and move on to a Game Time about TV frogs getting smooched. Grab your sledgehammer and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • A Very Brady Renovation
  • The Deuce
  • Money Heist
  • Ken Burns's Country Music
  • Joe Pera Talks With You
  • Extra Credit: Missing TV References And Quotes
  • The Canon: Enlightened S01.E04: The Weekend
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: In The Pond


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Sep 11 2019

2hr 4mins

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266: The Episode That's Two Episodes

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We're not able to record this week so we're treating y'all to a sneak peak at Extra Extra Hot Great, our patrons-only bonus podcast.


Part 1: The Jimmy Kimmel-spearheaded, ABC-aired restagings of one classic episode each of All In The Family and The Jeffersons, live in front of a studio audience, delivered one of the network’s highest-rated season wraps in years, and you know what that means: copycats are coming. And we want to get ahead of the trend! For today’s Extra Extra Hot Great, we’re each choosing a classic episode of TV to remake, and casting all the roles with actors working today.


Part 2: FX announced not long after we recorded a recent EHG main podcast that American Crime Story has finally started moving forward on its third topic: Impeachment, "the story of the Clinton presidency scandal." One of the great things about that franchise is that it provides so much food for thought between seasons, not least (inevitably incorrect) speculation about what it will take on next and with whom in what roles -- so now that that's been taken off the table for the moment, let's talk about what a Union Jack version of the story would look like! 


SHOW TOPICS

  • Making More Live Remakes, Live (On Tape)
  • British Crime Story, Series 1


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Sep 04 2019

40mins

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265: Is On Becoming A God In Central Florida A Scheme Worth Buying Into?

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On Becoming A God In Central Florida premiered on Showtime recently, and Floridian Jeb Lund returned to the podcast to discuss its geographic and period accuracy, whether it celebrates or mocks the poor, and all the process-y parts of a pyramid scheme (fine: "multi-level marketing"). We went Around The Dial with 13 Reasons WhyWhy Women Kill and Pennyworth, and then we contemplated converting primetime shows into Saturday-morning cartoons, '70s-style, in an Extra Credit from Dave Snyder. After a hilarious (if fatal to felines) Canon submission on Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, we declared Netflix a winner, ABC a loser, and Dan Cassino an evil genius as we played a Hallmark Of Quality Game Time. Stock up on giant cans of nacho cheese before you listen to an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • On Becoming A God In Central Florida
  • Around The Dial
  • Why Women Kill
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Pennyworth
  • Extra Credit: Modern Primetime Cartooning
  • The Canon: Garth Merenghi's Darkplace S01.E01: Once Upon A Beginning 
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Hallmark Of Quality


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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy-turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Aug 28 2019

1hr 25mins

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264: Praying On The Righteous Gemstones

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HBO's new Danny McBride/Jody Hill sitcom, The Righteous Gemstones, takes aim at megachurch evangelists, but will it make you throw up your hands in praise? Adam Sternbergh returns to discuss it. Around The Dial makes stops at Lodge 49The BoysYears And Years, and QB1: Beyond The Lights, before we roll into a Canon presentation on the series premiere of Sherlock, "A Study In Pink." After naming the week's Winner and Loser, we all say "¡si!" to a Game Time about TV's non-union Mexican equivalents. Our episode is an awesome episode, and you should listen!


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Righteous Gemstones
  • Lodge 49
  • The Boys
  • Years And Years
  • QB1: Beyond The Lights
  • The Canon: Sherlock S01.E01: A Study In Pink
  • Game Time: Non-Union Mexican Equivalent


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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Aug 21 2019

1hr 34mins

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263: Pinning Down Season 3 Of GLOW

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GLOW returned to Netflix for its third season last weekend, and Adam Grosswirth returned to EHG to discuss the action's move to Vegas, the realism of a long run, whether a more serious tone worked, and where a possible Season 4 can go from here. We went Around The Dial with The FamilyWu AssassinsSo You Think You Can Dance, and Last Tango In Halifax before Erica challenged us to create Tony-winning musical episodes from TV shows of yore. We got out the paddles for a Canon submission from Sean on Schitt's Creek, then declared a dead Confederate a winner, and LiLo's antics a loser, before sampling a rollercoaster of a musical Game Time. Hike up those leotards and join us for an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

  • GLOW
  • The Family
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Last Tango In Halifax
  • Wu Assassins
  • Extra Credit: When The Emmys Meet The Tonys
  • The Canon: Schitt's Creek S01.E06: Wine And Roses 
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Would You Care To Try A Sample?


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Aug 14 2019

1hr 42mins

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262: Burying Four Weddings And A Funeral

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Noted romcom fan Mindy Kaling has been tasked by Hulu to bring the world a series adaptation of the 1994 feature film Four Weddings And A Funeral, and noted romcom fan Linda Holmes is joining us to talk about whether this ever should have happened! Around The Dial has us discussing HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show, the series finale of Jane The Virgin, and the end (we hope) of Big Little Lies. Linda makes the case for the induction of The Good Place's "Dance Dance Resolution" into the Canon; then after naming the week's Winner(s) and Loser, we move on to a Game Time that soars. Get out of the rain (or hadn't you noticed?) and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Big Little Lies
  • The Canon: The Good Place S02.E02: "Dance Dance Resolution"
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Pilot Test


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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Aug 07 2019

1hr 33mins

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261: The Boys! The Boys! Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

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John couldn't make it last week for our Veronica Mars discussion, but he fired a baby's laser-beam eyes at Amazon's latest original, The Boys, which we all quite liked. Does Jack Quaid look more like his famous parents, or like a Bill Heder/Pacey Witter hybrid? How will the show diverge even further from its graphic-novel parent in Season 2? And does Butcher swear more than Buntsy? We went Around The Dial with Sherman's Showcase and South Side, John's belated take on Veronica Mars S4, Animal Kingdom, and Pennyworth before descending into a boring, disturbing sex fog with Dave's presentation of TNG's "Sub Rosa" for the Nonac. Nickelodeon slime won the space race, Diddy became a Loser, and Dan Cassino merged shows old and new for a Before & After Game Time. Don't get sent to Sandusky for missing this all-new Extra Hot Great!


SHOW TOPICS

  • The Boys
  • Sherman's Showcase
  • South Side
  • Veronica Mars
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Pennyworth
  • The Nonac: Star Trek: The Next Generation S07.E14: Sub Rosa 
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Before & After


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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy-turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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260: Discussing An Explosive New Season Of Veronica Mars

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NOTE: A version of 260 was released with a connect-the-dots spoiler in it and it was available for a few hours on July 24. This version edits that out. We are releasing this as a new episode so it gets downloaded even if the first episode was downloaded.


Hulu dropped Veronica Mars a week sooner than anyone expected, but Kathryn VanArendonk was ready to leap into action and join us in a VERY SPOILER-FILLED discussion of Season 4! Around The Dial takes us to Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein on Netflix; a spoiler-free farewell to the imminently-ending Jane The VirginLast Chance U; and a potpourri of TV-adjacent remarks from Dave (including an update on the original book version of The Rook). Leanna cashes in her Extra Credit to get us to pick TV characters who deserve theme songs. Then Tara makes the case for One Day At A Time's "Strays" to be inducted into the Canon. Then we name the week's Winner and Loser, and kick off a new season of Game Time with Sitcom Keyword Search. Post up on the couch with Pony and listen in!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Veronica Mars
  • Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Last Chance U
  • FMK Correction Corner
  • Update on The Rook book
  • Support for a Big Little Lies barista
  • Extra Credit
  • The Canon: One Day At A Time S01.E05: Strays
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Sitcom Keyword Search


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DISCUSSION

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The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up a 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon

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Jul 24 2019

1hr 35mins

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