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Talking TV Podcast Collars 'Luther,' 'The League,' 'Homeland' and 'Breaking Bad'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 29th 2011 2:00PM
A few new shows and 'Breaking Bad' get the Talking TV treatment this week.

In this edition of the podcast, Ryan McGee and I talk about the second season of BBC America's 'Luther,' the return of the fantasy-football comedy 'The League' (season premiere guest star Seth Rogen is pictured at right), Showtime's excellent new drama 'Homeland,' the bumpy ride of Fox's 'Terra Nova' and this week's 'Breaking Bad' episode.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes on 'HIMYM,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Doctor Who' and More

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 21st 2011 2:45PM
On this week's Talking TV podcast, Ryan McGee and I delve into the return of 'How I Met Your Mother,' the great season 'Breaking Bad' is having and reader questions touching on 'The Killing' and 'Doctor Who.'

A couple of side notes: Ryan and I will be talking about 'Breaking Bad' every week from now until the show has its season 4 finale in October.

Also, we are dropping a special 'Fringe' podcast Friday night or early Saturday. We thought it would be best to talk about that show after everyone had seen the season 4 premiere, so look for that podcast then. I won't do a separate post on the 'Fringe' podcast, just check the Talking TV site or iTunes for it.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes on 'Breaking Bad,' 'Doctor Who' and Listener Questions

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 25th 2011 1:00PM
The Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast is back -- tanned, rested and ready to dive into the small-screen fray.

In this week's edition, Ryan McGee and I talk about 'Breaking Bad' and 'Doctor Who' from a couple of different perspectives -- we chat about how splitting seasons into half-seasons (or shortening TV seasons) affects shows creatively, and we also share our responses to each show at this point in their very different lives.

We also talk about some grim statistics that came out recently regarding women in Hollywood, we take on reader questions and we gab about our favorite pilots for fall. Speaking of that last topic, don't miss the fall preview roundtables that AolTV's Maggie Furlong and myself did with Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall, IMDbTV.com's Melanie McFarland and TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook. I really think you'll enjoy this series of video chats (check back here Friday for the final installment).

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Further Thoughts on 'Torchwood,' Plus Podcast Chat on 'Falling Skies,' 'The Hour' and More

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 5th 2011 6:30PM
I'm a bit behind in posting updates about the last two podcasts, but we've got packed edition of Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan this week.

In this week's podcast, Ryan McGee and I talk about TNT's 'Falling Skies,' which has its season finale Sunday, 'Torchwood,' which hits the midpoint of its Starz season tonight, and 'The Hour,' an interesting new drama that arrives on BBC America Aug. 17. I am not sure if I'll get a chance to write a full review of 'The Hour' this month, so if you're interested in the period drama, which stars Dominic West of 'The Wire' as a news anchor in mid-'50s London, you might check out our non-spoilery discussion of the show.

In the last segment, I talk about some of the things that have transpired at the Television Critics Association press tour, which I've been attending for the last two weeks.

I've got a bit more to say about the new season of 'Torchwood' further down in this post, and there are running times for the podcast below as well.

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Talking TV Podcast on 'The Big C,' 'Weeds' and 'Necessary Roughness' (Plus a Bonus Rant)

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 30th 2011 3:30PM
Before the holiday weekend got underway, Ryan McGee and I recorded a podcast focusing on three June shows: 'The Big C,' 'Weeds' and 'Necessary Roughness.'

There's also a bit of a rant from Mo about the reaction to 'The Killing' (no, I'm not ranting once again about the show itself, just about a certain kind of reaction to it).

We round off the podcast with Mo's answer to Ryan's Bonus Birthday Question. What's the question? Well, you'll just have to tune in to find out.

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Aliens (and Christina Aguilera) Attack the Talking TV Podcast

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 17th 2011 1:00PM
This week's second Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast is a bit of an odd mixture. Ryan McGee and I talk about 'The Voice,' NBC's hit singing show, 'Falling Skies,' an alien invasion drama that arrives on TNT Sunday, and 'Outcasts,' another sci-fi drama that premieres on Saturday on BBC America. (By the way, the photo here is of Colin Cunningham, who is one of the best things, if not the best thing, about 'Falling Skies').

Running times for the podcast are below. In case you missed it, in the podcast we recorded earlier in the week, we talked all 'Doctor Who,' all the time.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes On 'HIMYM,' 'Chuck,' 'Smallville,' 'Good Wife' and Upfronts

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 18th 2011 3:00PM
It's been a busy week in TV land, so it may not surprise you to learn that we recorded two, count 'em, two Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcasts on Tuesday.

In the first one, Ryan McGee and I take on the season finales for 'Chuck' (which I wrote about here), 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'The Good Wife' (which I wrote about here). We also discussed the series finale of 'Smallville.'

In the second podcast, we discussed some good and bad trends emerging from Upfronts Week, which is when the broadcast networks announce what they'll be airing in the fall and offer clips from many of their new shows.

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'Chicago Code' Creator Shawn Ryan Talks About the Show's Demise, the State of TV and What's Next

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 13th 2011 12:45PM
On Thursday, Ryan McGee and I recorded a special edition of the Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast. For the second time, we transformed it into Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan and Ryan -- our special guest was Shawn Ryan, whose Fox show, 'The Chicago Code,' was canceled earlier in the week.

We talked to Ryan for well over an hour, about a variety of topics -- everything from 'Code' to the "tabloidization" of television to 'Game of Thrones' to the chances of a 'Terriers' DVD coming out later this year. I've provided a road map of our conversation below.

"One think that [Fox entertainment president] Kevin [Reilly] said, and I think it's accurate -- he said, 'For some reason, the show just didn't, from the beginning, just generate any kind of controversy or must-see appeal," Ryan noted near the start of our conversation. "It just never became a newsworthy kind of show."

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Talking TV Podcast on What You Should Do on Your Summer Vacation

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 11th 2011 3:00PM
The rest of the month will be filled with season finales and news about various cancellations and pickups, but this week, before all that madness hits, Ryan McGee and I thought we'd try a different format for the Talking TV podcast.

We each offered three suggestions for shows to catch up on over the summer. My suggestions: 'Battlestar Galactica' (which BBC America is re-running starting June 11, not June 18, as I mistakenly state in the podcast), 'Deadwood' and 'Louie' (which returns on FX in June). Ryan's suggestions: 'Alias,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Sons of Anarchy.'

During the recording of the podcast, news of the cancellation of 'The Chicago Code' broke, so we briefly spoke about the Fox news as well. Running times for each section of the conversation are below.

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Talking TV Podcast Gabs About 'Fringe,' 'Justified' and Reader Questions

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 4th 2011 5:00PM
This week on the Talking TV podcast, Ryan McGee and I spent a long time talking about two of our current favorites, 'Justified' and 'Fringe,' both of which air their season finales this week.

Be sure to check back here Thursday and Saturday for my thoughts on how these fine dramas ended their seasons.

Also, as we did in last week's podcast, we also took on a couple of reader questions. One related to commercials that air alongside clips for TV shows, and one asked about how and why programs change showrunners. Running times are below.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes on 'The Office' and Reader Questions

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 27th 2011 3:00PM
This week's podcast has a slightly different format: We only talk about one show at length.

The first 17 minutes are devoted to 'The Office' and Steve Carell's exit from it (which I wrote about here). The rest of the conversation between Ryan McGee and myself is devoted to large number of reader questions.

A more detailed timeline is below. But don't forget, I'm still accepting questions here for a future Ask Mo column.

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Talking TV Podcast Talks 'Treme,' 'Archer,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Doctor Who' and More

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 20th 2011 1:00PM
Ryan McGee and I planned to do a 45-minute podcast last night. Whoops!

We ended up with an 80-minute Talking TV podcast, and part of the reason the discussion lasted so long is because many of the same themes came up throughout the podcast. Plus there were just a lot of news items and new programs to get through.

This week on the podcast, we talked about 'Doctor Who,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Archer' (which has its season finale Thursday), the 'Game of Thrones' renewal and the various critical and fan responses to that drama, and also 'Treme,' which returns on HBO Sunday. Running times are below.

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Podcast Party: Talking 'Game of Thrones' With Top 'Thrones' Bloggers

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 15th 2011 1:00PM
I guested 'Supernatural' and 'Chuck' podcasts this week (more on that below) and, speaking of guests, for this week's Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast we recruited some from all over the realm. We even called in some reinforcements from across the sea.

In anticipation of the debut of 'Game of Thrones' on Sunday, Ryan McGee and I talked about the HBO drama for the entire length of the podcast, and to help introduce listeners to the world of the show, we recruited some top 'Thrones' bloggers.

Linda Antonsson and Elio M. Garcia run a comprehensive site called Westeros, which has everything you'd want to know about the fictional world author George R.R. Martin created in his 'Song of Ice and Fire' novels. ('Game of Thrones' is based on the first book in that series.) Our other guest, Phil Bicking, hails from Winter Is Coming, a fan site that has become a must-read compilation of news, analysis and interviews relating to the HBO show.

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Talking TV Podcast Checks In on 'Breaking In,' 'The Killing' and 'Justified'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 5th 2011 1:00PM
This week's on the Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan podcast, Ryan McGee and I discuss a Fox show that premieres Wednesday, go in-depth on an AMC show that premiered Sunday and check in on one of 2011's most satisfying dramas.

If you're wondering whether Christian Slater can still work that '80s charm in his new comedy, 'Breaking In,' if you really dug the debut of 'The Killing' and you want to hear us talk about our favorite parts of the premiere, or if you're merely a fan of 'Justified,' this week's podcast is made for you.

Running times for the various discussions are below.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes on 'The Killing,' 'The Borgias,' 'Camelot' and 'Mad Men'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Mar 30th 2011 3:15PM
Spring is bringing us a lot of new programs, and in this week's Talking TV podcast, we shared our thoughts on several of them, and we also took on the ongoing 'Mad Men' kerfuffle (or brouhaha, if you will).

In our discussion of 'The Killing,' Ryan McGee and I shared some thoughts on AMC's emerging house style, and in our conversation about 'The Borgias,' we talked about how Showtime is in need of some fresh energy. Other shows discussed in this week's podcast include 'Body of Proof' and 'Camelot.'

For a breakdown of the topics in this week's conversation, see below.

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