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Talking TV Podcast Reacts to 'Sons of Anarchy' Madness, Talks 'Fringe,' 'Homeland'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 9th 2011 4:25PM
Ryan McGee and I had lots to discuss in this week's Talking TV podcast.

As we are doing every week until the end of 'Sons of Anarchy's' fourth season, we discussed the latest developments in Charming and what these shocking events may (or may not) mean for the show's future.

We also delve into the current seasons of two dramas with strong followings: Fox's 'Fringe,' which we're both somewhat disappointed with this season, and Showtime's 'Homeland,' which has had a very strong start to its debut season. Still, being paranoid types (which somehow seems appropriate), we wonder if the show will be able to mix big, suspenseful reveals with character-driven drama all season long, or if one of the other might suffer as the time to supply answers draws near.

The running times for this week's podcast:

0:00 - 14:42: 'Fringe' (Ryan's been writing about the show for Hitfix, and by the way, you should also read his essay on the state of TV criticism, which is thought-provoking, timely and comes up during the podcast)

14:42 - 36:00: 'Homeland' (I reviewed the show, which is midway through its first season, here, and you should really try to catch up if you can. It's very good.)

36:00 - end: 'Sons of Anarchy' (and I wrote about this week's episode of the FX drama here)

Special thanks to listener Carl Brand for the podcast logo you see here.

Don't forget that you can grab the podcasts from iTunes (where you can also subscribe) or you can grab this week's discussion from the Talking TV home site.

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Homeland is definitely walking on a very high and thin tight rope, especially with these latest developments. If the writers remember that this show is a psychological thriller first and make sure the action and soap opera don't get in the way of the main genre it should be fine. I hope we can get at least one great season out of that show.

November 09 2011 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig Ranapia

I've only seen the pilot of 'Homeland' - and, hell, I just expect Claire Danes and Damien Lewis to be awesome. The lack of 24-style tensions without the torture pron was welcome too. Now, can Morena Baccarin wash the stink of 'V' off her resume? :)

November 09 2011 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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