Podcast Smorgasbord: 'Chuck' Convention News, Plus 'Raising Hope,' '30 Rock,' 'The Good Wife' and More
OK, so 'Spartacus' and 'How I Met Your Mother' are the exceptions in the mix -- those are shows we've talked about a fair amount in the past. But we also discussed what we're liking (or disliking) about '30 Rock,' 'Modern Family,' 'The Good Wife' and 'Raising Hope.' Most (if not all) of those programs are newcomers to the Talking TV podcast.
We kicked things off, however, by talking about a bit of fun news: I'll be moderating a 'Chuck' panel at Chicago's C2D2 convention March 19; it'll feature cast members Josh Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay, so come on by if you're a Buy More addict in the Chicago area.
As for our epic gabfest about the other shows mentioned above, here are the running times for each discussion:
0:00–9:22 Introductory chatter, 'Chuck' panel, etc.
9:22–21:31 'Raising Hope': I wrote here about how I think the show has improved as its first season has unfolded. Then again, in my view, it had quite a lot of improving to do after its grating pilot.
21:31–37:16 '30 Rock': It used to be a must-see. What's the NBC comedy's status now?
37:16–52:25 'The Good Wife': Ryan offers his thoughts on the CBS drama, which he just began watching.
52:25–1:06:28 'How I Met Your Mother': Zoe, Ted, Marshall and what we think of the currrent season's ongoing stories.
1:06:28–1:17:52 'Modern Family': Is the second season better? Worse? The same?
1:17:52–end 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena': thoughts on the finale and what's to come.
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