TV Talk Machine

TV Talk Machine

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Tim Goodman, chief television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, talks regularly with Jason Snell about what’s going on in television, what shows to watch, and what shows to skip. This podcast is released simultaneously worldwide to all international markets for your binge-listening pleasure. Send us your email at podcast@tvtalkmachine.com!
140: We’ve Heard This Rant Before
Jul 21 • 63 min
“Insecure”, HBO’s “Confederate” controversy
139: Let’s Circle Around to the Negativity
Jul 14 • 59 min
Emmy nominations, “I’m Sorry”, “Salvation”
138: If I Wasn’t Paid to Do It, I Wouldn’t
Jul 7 • 47 min
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and “Twin Peaks”
137: Art and Commerce
Jun 30 • 58 min
Sense8; Tennison; modern TV criticism
136: Fightin’ Through Some Shows
Jun 22 • 38 min
Snowfall, Emmys, and your letters
135: The Kevin Durant of TV
Jun 16 • 53 min
Apple enters the TV game
134: Damon Lindelof Didn’t Lie
Jun 9 • 50 min
“The Americans” and “The Leftovers” end their seasons
133: An Expensive Mess
Jun 2 • 26 min
Netflix cancels two shows
132: I Killed It With Wine
May 26 • 36 min
“Master of None”, “Twin Peaks”
131: Sad Balloon
May 12 • 44 min
Coming down from peak TV?
130: I Sound Like a Madman
May 5 • 35 min
Sense8 season 2, Catastrophe season 3
129: Don’t Make This!
Apr 28 • 56 min
Catastrophe, The Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Reasons Why, Writer’s Strike
128: They All Read the Book
Apr 21 • 61 min
“American Gods”
127: The French Will Buy It
Apr 14 • 55 min
Returning Faves
126: Checking the Fien Print
Apr 7 • 46 min
Special guest!
125: Gentle Columbo
Mar 31 • 43 min
“Harlots”, “Legion” finale
124: Like a Mime in a Box
Mar 24 • 58 min
Enjoying TV without going broke
123: Guys in Hats
Mar 17 • 55 min
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
122: Pinprick of Nostalgia
Mar 10 • 38 min
Buffy’s anniversary and your letters
121: Ups and Lows
Mar 3 • 44 min
Making History premieres, The Americans returns
120: …Unless You Try to Overachieve
Feb 24 • 37 min
Patriot, Legion, National Treasure, and your letters.
119: Best in Show
Feb 17 • 61 min
Planet Earth II, Humans
118: Crack for Every Executive
Feb 10 • 44 min
“Big Little Lies”, “APB”, “American Idol” returns?
117: A Couple of Episodes In
Feb 3 • 34 min
Tim prepares for a “Not a Thing” laden Fox crime series, Jason returns to outer space, spy animals are revealed, and The Riches finally comes back….
116: Like a Book… So I’m Told
Jan 27 • 45 min
Mary Tyler Moore, finishing shows, and “Legion”
115: Go Beneath the Memes
Jan 20 • 56 min
“The Young Pope”, “Teachers”, “Victoria” and “Sherlock”
114: Vacuum of Incompetence
Jan 13 • 69 min
Globes, new and returning series, and your letters.
113: One Topic at a Time
Jan 6 • 57 min
Guest host David Loehr!
112: I’m Gonna Watch Those Snakes
Dec 30, 2016 • 33 min
End-of-year lists!
111: A Host At Your Own Party
Dec 23, 2016 • 37 min
Top network TV shows
110: Let’s Casey Kasem This
Dec 16, 2016 • 54 min
Tim’s best of the year
109: Making Lists is Hard
Dec 9, 2016 • 57 min
Like winter, lists are coming
108: You Guys Were So Civil Before
Dec 2, 2016 • 50 min
“Incorporated” and network execs leaving TCA
107: You Have to Go Beyond That
Nov 18, 2016 • 46 min
Post-election TV news and “Soundbreaking.”
106: Nothing Was Working
Nov 11, 2016 • 62 min
World Series, Elections, and “Soundbreaking”
105: Don’t Get Weird
Nov 4, 2016 • 58 min
Guest host David Loehr
104: No Urgency or Agency
Oct 26, 2016 • 53 min
Dirk Gently, The Walking Dead, and California Shows
103: Ball of Confusion
Oct 21, 2016 • 41 min
Chance, returning series, and CBS sitcoms
102: The Guy Who Did
Oct 14, 2016 • 50 min
More fall TV reviews
101: Pilot
Oct 7, 2016 • 51 min
HBO’s one-two comedy punch, “Divorce” and “Insecure”
100: Maybe Next Year, ‘Gattaca’
Sep 30, 2016 • 37 min
Many fall TV reviews
99: Hello, Publicists!
Sep 23, 2016 • 59 min
Emmy aftermath and fall TV reviews
98: He Sent Me a Tie
Sep 16, 2016 • 50 min
“Black Mirror”, “Son of Zorn”, “Fleabag”
97: A Monkey in a Room Switching Channels
Sep 2, 2016 • 46 min
“You’re the Worst”, “Narcos”, “Stranger Things”
96: Sheet Management
Aug 26, 2016 • 55 min
“Atlanta”, “Gomorrah”, and your letters
95: They Deserve What They Got
Aug 11, 2016 • 34 min
Death March with Cocktails 2016 part 2
94: We Saw the End Coming
Aug 3, 2016 • 33 min
2016 Death March With Cocktails
93: Hologram Edition
Jul 29, 2016 • 35 min
We answer your letters from the past!
92: Fauxçade
Jul 22, 2016 • 47 min
Conventions, Nerd news, and Olympics
91: Obligatory Victory Lap
Jul 15, 2016 • 71 min
The 2016 Emmy nominations
90: Unreliable Narrator
Jul 8, 2016 • 47 min
“Mr. Robot” returns
89: Fact-Checking the FCC
Jul 1, 2016 • 62 min
Rock TV, Binge Shows, and Your Letters
88: Brexit Edition
Jun 24, 2016 • 55 min
Thirteen, American Gothic, Roadies, and your letters
87: Lost in Austin
Jun 17, 2016 • 50 min
ATX Festival etc.
86: It Never Ends
Jun 10, 2016 • 38 min
Letters aplenty!
85: Out of Wine and Xanax
Jun 3, 2016 • 39 min
Basketball, The Dresser, Feeding the Beast, and your letters
84: Blimp Hoister
May 27, 2016 • 41 min
Game of Thrones, Bloodline, and your letters
83: Trailers Cannot be Trusted
May 20, 2016 • 53 min
Upfronts 2016
82: Swap Meet News
May 13, 2016 • 59 min
Life and death on network TV
81: So Much Weird Stuff Is Happening Right Now
May 6, 2016 • 49 min
France, England, Australia!
80: Come To Us, We Love You
Apr 29, 2016 • 70 min
HBO’s big night
79: The Hobo Eric Rule
Apr 15, 2016 • 60 min
Kimmy Schmidt, Orphan Black, Fear the Walking Dead, Last Panthers
78: Too Much Actual Fact
Apr 8, 2016 • 53 min
“Outlander”, “Catastrophe”, and the “Walking Dead” finale
77: Mediocre is Generally Popular
Apr 1, 2016 • 63 min
The Girlfriend Experience, Lopez, and long-running TV
76: Slow Binge
Mar 25, 2016 • 81 min
Garry Shandling, Ken Howard, “Catch”, “Happy Valley”
75: Struggling to Find out the Logic
Mar 18, 2016 • 59 min
Shiny like a diamond
74: Demon at Denny’s
Mar 11, 2016 • 42 min
The CW renews itself
73: I Do Want Outrage
Mar 4, 2016 • 69 min
Political late-night comedy
72: The Columbo Edition
Feb 26, 2016 • 57 min
It’s hard to remember
71: Keep Oiling the Machine
Feb 20, 2016 • 61 min
ABC changes, “Togetherness” and your letters
70: Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquistion
Feb 11, 2016 • 48 min
Better Call Saul, Triumph’s Election Special
69: The 13-Year-Old Edition
Feb 5, 2016 • 54 min
Lots of HBO, and your letters
68: The Punch-Drunk Edition
Jan 29, 2016 • 73 min
New fantasy series and revival TV
67: Dinosaur Ship
Jan 22, 2016 • 58 min
TCA Winter Press Tour redux
66: The Year of TV Muscles
Jan 10, 2016 • 47 min
2016 TCA winter press tour, part 1
65: The Best Network TV of 2015
Dec 24, 2015 • 61 min
Tim’s list of best network shows
64: The Best TV of 2015
Dec 18, 2015 • 68 min
Tim’s Top 46 List
63: Blindly Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Dec 10, 2015 • 74 min
2016 Golden Globe Nominees
62: I Forgot a Show
Dec 4, 2015 • 59 min
Plotting year-end lists
61: Stuffed and Bloated Edition
Nov 27, 2015 • 40 min
Year-end lists, holiday stuff, not a thing
60: A Sleepy Endeavor
Nov 20, 2015 • 41 min
Dick Wolf, streaming shows, and kung fu
59: Amazon Season
Nov 13, 2015 • 62 min
Agent X aftermath, and a whole lot of Amazon
58: They’re Good Sports
Nov 6, 2015 • 76 min
TV’s Age of Denial
57: This Is an Elite Program
Oct 30, 2015 • 67 min
Agent X, Supergirl
56: I Hope This Series Dies
Oct 23, 2015 • 36 min
Supergirl, Wicked City, and TV comfort food
55: The Tim Lincecum Episode
Oct 16, 2015 • 44 min
The Knick, Walking Dead, Truth Be Told, baseball, pick-ups
54: Don’t Be Late
Oct 9, 2015 • 70 min
Fall premieres, including “Fargo” and “The Knick”
53: Cheated on Its Viewers
Oct 2, 2015 • 46 min
The Affair, Game of Thrones at the Emmys, and more premieres
52: Sneak Force
Sep 25, 2015 • 46 min
More fall TV premieres!
51: Welcome to THR, Dan
Sep 18, 2015 • 67 min
So many fall premieres!
50: Jason Missed This?
Sep 12, 2015 • 59 min
Colbert, Apple, and more
49: Otters for the Win
Sep 4, 2015 • 59 min
Mr. Robot finale, Apple on TV, Big Blue Live, Colbert
48: What Happens Next? (Plus Bonus Content)
Aug 28, 2015 • 75 min
The future of scripted television
47: Binge It Like Cocaine
Aug 19, 2015 • 46 min
Tim’s back from press tour! After a brief chat about the personnel problems at “The Good Wife,” we talk Netflix’s “Narcos” and then answer a whole lot of listener feedback….
46: A Couple of Pops
Aug 12, 2015 • 55 min
More from TCA summer press tour
45: It’s Fun to Make Shows
Jul 31, 2015 • 35 min
Death March With Cocktails part 1
44: The Willie McCovey Episode
Jul 24, 2015 • 41 min
Emmys and your letters
43: Particularly Egregious
Jul 16, 2015 • 53 min
2015 Emmy Nominations
42: 18 Crazy Nights
Jul 10, 2015 • 63 min
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
41: Only in Monroe
Jul 3, 2015 • 51 min
David & Tim talk about Jason’s vacation, Olbermann’s vocation, James Patterson’s predation, Velcoro’s damnation, Pixar’s elation, and for the Colbert Nation, the Monroe, MI local cable access channel’s newest sensation….
40: Forget It, It’s NBC
Jun 26, 2015 • 62 min
Humans, Mr. Robot, and more nerdy stuff
39: Refurbished Hugs
Jun 19, 2015 • 58 min
Game of Thrones finale and more
38: Awake at Good Times
Jun 12, 2015 • 57 min
Travel, Emmys, True Detective, OITNB, Geek Shows
37: Could Be a Thing
Jun 5, 2015 • 30 min
Listener mail
36: The Loser Channel
May 29, 2015 • 29 min
Sports and politics!
35: Updike It
May 22, 2015 • 80 min
Mad Men and Letterman finales
34: Theories in My Mailbox
May 15, 2015 • 49 min
Mad Men finale preview
33: A Pilot Does Nothing
May 8, 2015 • 52 min
Cancellations and renewals
32: Green Brains & Ham
May 1, 2015 • 82 min
Happyish, Last Man on Earth, Letterman, streaming
31: Bonus Criticism
Apr 24, 2015 • 51 min
Orphan Black, The Americans, and Mad Men
30: Bullets Hurt
Apr 17, 2015 • 47 min
Justified, Orphan Black, Daredevil, and series finales
29: He’s Not Gonna Be Happy
Apr 10, 2015 • 59 min
Louie, Game of Thrones, Veep, Mad Men
28: People Made This?
Apr 3, 2015 • 74 min
Daily Show, late night, zombies, and more
27: Werewolf Don Draper
Mar 27, 2015 • 24 min
Mad Men season preview
26: Hang In There
Mar 20, 2015 • 25 min
The Jinx, James Corden, and more
25: Cubism Remake
Mar 12, 2015 • 46 min
“The Returned” gets remade, badly.
24: It’s Not a Thing
Mar 6, 2015 • 67 min
CSI: Cyber, Kimmy Schmidt and more
23: Alphabet of Awfulness
Feb 27, 2015 • 57 min
Last Man on Earth, American Crime, Secrets and Lies
22: There’s No Science in Television
Feb 20, 2015 • 51 min
Emmys, House of Cards, Odd Couple
21: Hoisted on His Own Petard
Feb 12, 2015 • 63 min
Jon Stewart and Brian Williams
20: That’s a No
Feb 6, 2015 • 48 min
Allegiance, Better Call Saul, The Jinx, The Slap
19: Dots and Stars and Little Men
Jan 30, 2015 • 54 min
“The Americans” and “Fresh off the Boat”
18: Slow Burn Everybody
Jan 23, 2015 • 70 min
Winter Press Tour wrap-up
17: Times of Confusion!
Jan 16, 2015 • 53 min
2015 Winter Press Tour, week two
16: Death March With Flask
Jan 9, 2015 • 28 min
2015 Winter Press Tour
15: The Best TV of 2014
Dec 30, 2014 • 54 min
Best of 2014
14: No Love Lost
Dec 19, 2014 • 44 min
Late Night turnover
13: Midseason Math
Dec 12, 2014 • 63 min
Golden Globe nominees
12: Asscension
Dec 5, 2014 • 62 min
“Peter Pan Live” and bad reviews
11: Turkeys
Nov 27, 2014 • 37 min
TV we’re thankful for, and TV turkeys.
10: Gracepointed
Nov 21, 2014 • 47 min
Critical surprises
9: Bong-Fueled Genius
Nov 14, 2014 • 56 min
Miniseries, antiheroes, and Adult Swim
8: Ride Out the Garbage Fire
Nov 7, 2014 • 55 min
Spy shows and cancellations
7: Surfer Boy
Oct 31, 2014 • 59 min
What’s wrong with Sleepy Hollow?
6: Bonus Content on the Sub-Web
Oct 24, 2014 • 42 min
Listener feedback, “Jane The Virgin,” and digital extras
5: My Positivity Keeps Me Afloat
Oct 17, 2014 • 55 min
Shows worth your time and the Power Ratings
4: A Miscalculation of Epic Proportions
Oct 10, 2014 • 43 min
Superhero shows and more fall premieres
3: Kind of Like a Cronut
Oct 3, 2014 • 43 min
Zombies and other TV horrors
2: A Bad Idea From Famous People
Sep 26, 2014 • 52 min
New premieres, ratings winners and losers
1: We Take the Bullet
Sep 19, 2014 • 53 min
Shows to watch out for this fall.