Saturday, September 18, 2010

TV Geek Out 169: True Blood, "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"

TV Geek Out covers the finale of the second season of True Blood, which sees the demise of the evil maenad Maryann. Her twisted sacrifice-wedding ceremony combo is undermined by a clever plan hatched by Bill and Sam, and with the help of Sookie's distracting powers. After the death of Maryann, Eggs is "tragically" killed by Jason (in defense of Andy), Sam heads out to look into his roots, Hoyt tells off his mama, Jessica chows down on a sleazy truck driver, and Bill takes Sookie to a fancy French restaurant and proposes... but is mysteriously kidnapped shortly thereafter. Oh yeah, and Eric also plays some Yahtzee with the queen. TV geeks Heather and Dana had mixed feelings about this somewhat underwhelming finale. Listen in as they talk about both the good and the bad here.

Also, stay tuned for TVGO's coverage of the latest season of the show, coming soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hello, TV Geek Out fans! This is just a little message to tell you that we've resolved a technical issue that was keeping us from being able to offer our entire run of TVGO for download via iTunes. As of yesterday, you can now find every episode of the Geek Out in iTunes and easily download them onto your handheld devices for your listening pleasure. (Previously our iTunes podcasts were limited to just the most recent 25.)

Keep in mind that we were a little rusty in our early days of podcasting -- our audio quality has come a long way. But all of our discussions are worth checking out for the devoted listener;)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TV Geek Out 168: Mad Men, "The Suitcase"

Mad Men's fourth season has, arguably, been its strongest yet, but there's little room for debate that "The Suitcase" is one of the show's finest hours. An exploration of the dread of anticipating the worst that can happen -- and the strange sense of relief and renewal that follows when it finally does, this episode had the intimacy of a play. Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss both delivered Emmy-worthy performances, with Don hitting bottom and losing the last tie to his old identity, and Peggy losing some illusions about her personal and professional lives. The Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight was woven deftly around the characters' sparring, underscoring the generation gap that has widened with every installment of season four. And while this was one of the show's heaviest episodes to date, there was still plenty of room for humor, whether it was Pete's panicked look upon discovering Peggy and Trudy talking to each other, or Duck trying to turn Roger's pristine white chair into a toilet. Insightful, touching, uncomfortable, witty -- "The Suitcase" was stuffed with everything that makes Mad Men great, and we unpack it all here.