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Kate Kulzick

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Kate Kulzick and Noel Kirkpatrick discuss the week's notable television, covering comedy, genre, drama, and everything in-between, before breaking down a favorite series no longer on the air that listeners may want to pull down off the DVD Shelf.

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The Televerse #511- Spotlight on Limitless

It’s finally here, the last podcast episode before our hiatus. Noel and Kate do their best to keep it together as they talk through another full week in TV, then head over to the DVD Shelf for one of the quintessential Televerse shows, CBS’s lamentably short-lived . We kick off Our Week in TV with a little comedy, with Noel checking in on Peacock’s season one and Kate sharing her thoughts on the premiere. Then we luxuriate in another terrific before celebrating a welcome return on and heading to our superhero roundup. has fun with jet skis and time travel, unveils its new Kate Kane, continues to drop mythology bombs, and wants a bigger reaction than maybe we’re willing to give it. Afterward, it’s time to revisit —does it hold up as well as we remember? Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on this week’s TV, , and whatever strikes your fancy over our hiatus. Thank you to our wonderful guests, friends of the pod, and listeners. We hope you’ve enjoyed the show, because we’ve certainly enjoyed making it. Until we’re back! DVD SHELF: (50:14) OUR WEEK IN TV S1 (6:19) premiere (10:31) (11:48) (18:20) (22:14) (29:25) (37:08) (39:25) MUSIC FEATURED:  “Living Wage in America” from

1h 19m
Jun 18, 2021
Streaming In Place: Columbo S01E01

Allison and Kate close out the podcast by saying hello to one of the great TV detectives, Lieutenant Columbo, talking ’s season one premiere, “Murder By The Book.” The unforgettable Peter Falk, the joys of an overconfident killer, and 1970s pacing. Plus we reflect back on the past 15 months Streaming In Place. Thank you to Noel Kirkpatrick and LaToya Ferguson for making the podcast so much fun, and to the listeners for joining us over the past year!

31m
Jun 17, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E16

Allison and Kate finish their journey Streaming In Place with , talking the season finale, “A Chance at a Happy Ending.” Michael’s Westerosi wardrobe, the thrilling return of Said Out Bitch, and the power of choice. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back for Kate and Allison’s final podcast, looking back at their experiences Streaming In Place for the past 15 months and saying a hearty hello to Columbo with its pilot, “Murder By The Book.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners Marcus and Vince! Thanks for joining us in the chat this season, and on the mic this episode. It was great hearing your takes on the season and the finale in particular. 

42m
Jun 16, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E15

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!”. is , and we are full-on in our feelings about it. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for the season finale, “A Chance at a Happy Ending.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Marcus and Vince. Thanks for joining us in the chat, listening to us rant, and sharing some of your takes on the episode.

35m
Jun 15, 2021
The Televerse #510- Spotlight on Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Submitted for the approval of the Televerse listening society, our penultimate episode, pre-hiatus. Noel and Kate kick things off as ever with Our Week in TV, looking at another strong , the final chunk of season two of , and memorable episodes of , , , and the premiere of . Then we head over to the DVD Shelf and fill in a significant Millennial gap by checking out the ’90s Nickelodeon kid-horror anthology . Listen for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on the week’s TV, the particular charms of , and whatever other TV you’re enjoying at the moment. DVD SHELF: (58:32) OUR WEEK IN TV (11:57) finale (22:25) (30:07) (37:23) (44:14) premiere (48:12) MUSIC FEATURED:  “Kitten Dance” by Fabrizio Fornaci; Theme song

1h 27m
Jun 11, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E14 with LaToya Ferguson

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking “Nothing Lasts Forever” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. A difference of opinions on Mom, a memorable double-Decker date, and Maze and puppies. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Friday for season five, episode 15, “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts. Links: Check out LaToya’s reviews at https://www.avclub.com/tv/reviews/lucifer and her regular podcasts covering and , The AMPire Diaries https://theampirediariespod.com/ and Angel On Top https://www.patreon.com/angelontopcast. Check out Allison’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

34m
Jun 09, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E13 with LaToya Ferguson

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking “A Little Harmless Stalking” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. Linda’s dubious decision-making, Lucifer and Chloe cry relationship wolf, and the return of Eve. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for season five, episode 14, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Vince and Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your reactions to the episode. Links: Check out LaToya’s reviews at https://www.avclub.com/tv/reviews/lucifer and her regular podcasts covering and , The AMPire Diaries https://theampirediariespod.com/ and Angel On Top https://www.patreon.com/angelontopcast. Check out Allison’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

35m
Jun 07, 2021
The Televerse #509- Spotlight on The Underground Railroad

It’s a light week in TV this episode, but there’s still plenty of TV talk to go around. First Noel gives his thoughts on the season finale of , then Kate has a few non-spoilery thoughts on season 5B. Noel catches Kate up with and gives his reaction to the latest developments at , then Kate checks in with ’s first and potentially only money ball of the season. Finally, we wrap up the week with and their latest should-be-signature challenge. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf and catch up with Barry Jenkins’ . Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your take on , the week’s TV, and more. DVD SHELF: (33:35) OUR WEEK IN TV finale (7:02) Season 5B (10:58) (13:32) (16:01) (20:32) (24:49) MUSIC FEATURED:  Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” as performed by the cast of

1h 1m
Jun 05, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E12 with LaToya Ferguson

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. Dan’s catharsis, Amenadiel is not Uber, and callbacks galore. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for season five, episode 13, “A Little Harmless Stalking.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener Marcus! Thanks for joining us again and sharing your two cents on the episode. Links: Check out LaToya’s reviews at https://www.avclub.com/tv/reviews/lucifer and her regular podcasts covering and , The AMPire Diaries https://theampirediariespod.com/ and Angel On Top https://www.patreon.com/angelontopcast. Check out Allison’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

30m
Jun 05, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E11

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking “Resting Devil Face.” Trixie showing her influences, Maze and her potential soul?, and poor, poor Dan is going through it. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Friday for season five, episode 12, “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners, Marcus and Vince! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your takes on this episode and the season so far. Links: Check out Allison’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

31m
Jun 03, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E10 with LaToya Ferguson

Allison and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking their big musical episode, “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” with friend of the show LaToya Ferguson. Musical numbers galore, Dan fills in some crucial gaps, and the belated return of the Trixie Fan Club. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for season five, episode 11, “Resting Devil Face.” Shout-out to our Zoom listeners Marcus and Vince! Thanks for joining in on the fun and sharing your takes on the episode. Tweet referenced: Lesley-Ann Brandt gets her Chaka on https://twitter.com/LesleyAnnBrandt/status/1305355350132928514 Check out LaToya’s reviews at https://www.avclub.com/tv/reviews/lucifer and her regular podcasts covering and , The AMPire Diaries https://theampirediariespod.com/ and Angel On Top https://www.patreon.com/angelontopcast. Check out Allison’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

38m
Jun 01, 2021
Streaming In Place: Lucifer S05E09 with LaToya Ferguson

Allison and Kate start Streaming In Place with their final show of the podcast, the second half of season five of , joined by returning friend of the show LaToya Ferguson.Family squabbles, projecting onto the case of the week, and that ending. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for season five, episode 10, “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts on the episode. Check out LaToya https://twitter.com/lafergs’s reviews at https://www.avclub.com/tv/reviews/lucifer and her regular podcasts on and , The AMPire Diaries https://theampirediariespod.com/ and Angel On Top https://www.patreon.com/angelontopcast. Check out Allison https://twitter.com/allisonshoe’s podcast, Podlander Drunkcast https://twitter.com/podlandercast, and its spinoff, Sauced In Austen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podlander-drunkcast/id1107325028.

37m
May 28, 2021
The Televerse #508- Spotlight on It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

As we inch toward our hiatus, Noel and Kate wanted to make time to catch up with at least one show recommended by our listeners, so this week on the podcast, we spotlight the first season (really the first half-season) of Netflix’s K-drama . A romance and soap sprinkled with fairy tale elements and a heaping helping of trauma, the series may not be for everyone, but it has a lot to recommend it. Before the season spotlight, though, we have a full week in TV to discuss. We kick things off with a conflicting , Kate gives a couple thoughts on , and then we round out the week with plenty of genre, including catching up with , an underwhelming , an overdue end to the forces arc on , a surprise reveal on , and the series finale of . Take a listen, then reach out with your takes on as well as the rest of the week’s TV. SEASON SPOTLIGHT: (51:31) OUR WEEK IN TV (9:53) (18:00) (20:23) (24:28) (30:08) (35:23) finale (38:43) MUSIC FEATURED:  “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield; Theme song to

1h 20m
May 28, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E11–12

Allison, Noel, and Kate finish their journey Streaming In Place with , talking about the final two episodes, “Each Other’s Existence!” and “Shibahama UFO Wars!” Kappas, rivers that are roads, and comradeship. Plus our Zoom listener Marcus hops on the mic to give his thoughts about the series and we reflect back on our experience Streaming In Place over the past 201 episodes. Unfortunately, Noel needs to step away from the podcast, but Allison and Kate will be back on Friday to kick off our final show, season 5B of . 

49m
May 24, 2021
The Televerse #507- Spotlight on The Nanny

Spring finales keep rolling as we head into the start of summer TV. Noel and Kate kick things off as usual with Our Week in TV, starting with the finales of and . Then we talk a little reality, and , and we round out the week with the genre offerings, and the return of . Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf and dive in with the ’90s sitcom . Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your take on the week’s TV, , and more. DVD SHELF: (55:34) OUR WEEK IN TV finale (15:30) finale (23:42) (28:40) (41:38) (43:45) (47:04) MUSIC FEATURED:  Modern English’s “I Melt with You” as performed by Jane Levy on ; Theme song to

1h 22m
May 22, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E09–10

Allison is on assignment, but Noel and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking episodes nine and 10, “Aim for Comet A!” and “Against Our Independent World!” Minimori or Kanamoney?, more student council drama, and the joys of underground fruit ramen. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for episodes 11 and 12, “Each Other’s Existence!” and “Shibahama UFO Wars!” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts on these episodes.

35m
May 19, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E07–08

Allison, Noel, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking episodes seven and eight, “I Have To Do It For Myself!” and “The Grand Shibahama Festival!” Mizusaki and motion, Domeki and sound, and the positives of obsession. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for episodes nine and 10, “Aim for Comet A!” and “Against Our Independent World!” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us and sharing your reactions to these episodes.

36m
May 17, 2021
The Televerse #506- Spotlight on Small Axe: Red, White and Blue

A full six months late, we continue our catch up with Steve McQueen’s , diving in with the third installment, . Before the DVD Shelf, though, we have a full week in TV to discuss. We kick things off with comedy, which this week means and another look at season one. Then we move to reality, with the return of for season two, the Snatch Game episode of , and another entertaining . We round out the week with genre, including , , and the midseason finale of . Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on the week’s TV, , and any final requests for shows you’d like us to revisit before our upcoming hiatus. DVD SHELF: (1:03:08) OUR WEEK IN TV (10:34) S1 (14:47) premiere (21:49) (29:03) (35:08) (38:58) (42:46) midseason finale (49:26) MUSIC FEATURED:  Rihanna’s “Shut Up and Drive” as performed by Alex Newell on ARTICLE REFERENCED: Mo Ryan’s piece for Salon https://www.salon.com/2021/05/12/he-made-their-lives-miserable-how-the-showrunner-of-a-popular-courtroom-drama-finally-got-fired/ on Greg Spottiswood TWITTER THREAD REFERENCED: Mo Ryan’s thread https://twitter.com/moryan/status/1392623220600315909 on studios’ approach to toxic leadership and the media

1h 20m
May 14, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E05–06

Noel, Allison, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking episodes five and six, “An Iron Giant Appears!” and “Let’s Do Better Than Last Time!” Robots, ramen, and the utter relatability of needing a nap. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for episodes seven and eight, “I Have To Do It For Myself!” and “The Grand Shibahama Festival!” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts of these episodes.

40m
May 13, 2021
The Televerse #505- Spotlight on Gargoyles

For this episode of the podcast, we’re continuing our adventures with staples of ’90s television. This time, it’s the beloved animated series , which one of our hosts loves from their childhood and one has never seen. Does it hold up? Before that, though, there’s a full week in TV to break down. Noel and Kate kick things off with , and an episode full of zags instead of zigs. Then we move to genre with the return of , eventful episodes of and , and the premiere of . Then we round things out with another delightful, loosey-goosey episode of . Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your takes on and the week’s TV. DVD SHELF: (49:23) OUR WEEK IN TV (8:49) premiere (18:43) (26:27) (31:29) premiere (33:40) (37:45) MUSIC FEATURED:  Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” as performed by Skylar Astin on

1h 18m
May 08, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E03–04

Allison, Noel, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with , talking episodes three and four, “Let’s Accomplish Something!” and “Hold That Machete Tight!” Making art against deadlines, technology, and the dreaded student council. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week for episodes five and six, “An Iron Giant Appears!” and “Let’s Do Better Than Last Time!” Shout-out to our Zoom listener Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts on these episodes.

32m
May 06, 2021
Streaming In Place: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! S01E01–02

Noel and Kate begin their journey Streaming In Place with —Allison is on assignment, and will be back next episode. We break down episodes one and two, “The Greatest World!” and “The Eizouken Takes the Stage!,” talking world-building, character types, and the joy of animation. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday for episodes three and four, “Let’s Accomplish Something!” and “Hold that Machete Tight!” Shout-out to our Zoom listener Marcus! Thanks for joining us for our latest TV show and sharing your thoughts on these episodes.

32m
May 04, 2021
The Televerse #504- Spotlight on Everybody Hates Chris

We’re a week further into spring, which means another week full of finales and premieres. This episode, Noel and Kate kick things off with Our Week in TV, starting with comedy: the return of and season one of Peacock’s . Then we move to reality and catch up with season four of , available on HBO Max, a fruit-filled , and the long-awaited finale of . Last we head over to genre as Kate shares a few quick thoughts on and before both dive in with the finale of . Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf, where we explore the mid-to-late aughts UPN and CW sitcom . Tune in for our take, then reach out with your thoughts on the week’s TV, , and whatever else you’ve been catching up with lately. DVD SHELF: (1:11:06) OUR WEEK IN TV premiere (8:48) S1 (13:57) S4 (28:16) (39:52) finale (44:44) (55:39) (59:01) finale (1:00:26) MUSIC FEATURED:  “1901” by Phoenix

1h 35m
Apr 30, 2021
Streaming In Place: Gravity Falls S02E18–20

Allison, Noel, and Kate finish Streaming In Place with , talking the epic three-part series finale, “Weirdmageddon.” Fantasy worlds, sibling rivalries and makeups, and the enduring potency of Bill. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week as we start our journey with . Shout-out to our Zoom listener Marcus! Thanks for joining us for and sharing your thoughts on the show and your experience rewatching it.

48m
Apr 29, 2021
Streaming In Place: Gravity Falls S02E16–17

Noel, Allison, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with season two, episodes 16 and 17, “Roadside Attraction” and “Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future.” The joys of road trips, did we really need to do pickup artists?, and more terrible Pines parenting. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday as we talk about the multi-episode grand finale, “Weirdmageddon.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for sharing your take on the episodes and joining the fun in the chat.

28m
Apr 26, 2021
The Televerse #503- Spotlight on Ally McBeal

It’s a week of catchups here at the podcast, with plenty of interesting TV, but only a handful of new series to talk about. Noel and Kate kick things off with Our Week in TV, starting with and a disappointingly reunion-light reunion on . Then we head to genre with Book 4 of , another , and questionable developments over at , and we round out the week with the dramatic finale of . Afterward, it’s over to the DVD Shelf, where we dive into the wacky legal world of . Tune in for our thoughts, then reach out with your take on the week’s TV and the specific experience of revisiting late ’90s and early ’00s TV. DVD SHELF: (59:44) OUR WEEK IN TV (10:00) (20:51) Book 4: Duet (26:36) (31:28) (41:28) finale (46:35) MUSIC FEATURED:  “Tearin’ Up My Heart” performed by John Clarence Stewart, Alex Newell, and Skylar Astin from

1h 28m
Apr 23, 2021
Streaming In Place: Gravity Falls S02E14–15

Allison, Noel, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with season two, episodes 14 and 15, “The Stanchurian Candidate” and “The Last Mabelcorn.” Local politics, jerkface unicorns, and the return of Bill. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next week as we talk episodes 16 and 17, “Roadside Attraction” and “Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus! Thanks for joining us in the chat and sharing your thoughts on these episodes.

34m
Apr 22, 2021
Streaming In Place: Gravity Falls S02E12–13

Noel, Allison, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with season two, episodes 12 and 13, “A Tale of Two Stans” and “Dungeons, Dungeons & More Dungeons.” Stan’s backstory, explained, the return of a Streaming In Place voice acting fav, and the allure of the infinity-sided die. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back Wednesday as we talk episodes 14 and 15, “The Stanchurian Candidate” and “The Last Mabelcorn.”

28m
Apr 19, 2021
The Televerse #502- Spotlight on Call My Agent Season 1

It’s a fairly breezy week here at the podcast, as more shows approach their finales and Noel and Kate continue their exploration of international TV. First we talk through Our Week in TV. We kick things off with season one of , then check in with , the antepenultimate , the penultimate , and the finale of . Then finally does a Ryan episode, airs its backdoor pilot for , and continues to underwhelm. Afterward, we head to the season spotlight and dive in with the first season of the French series , which is available to stream on Netflix. Take a listen for our thoughts, then reach out with your take on the week’s TV. SEASON SPOTLIGHT: Season 1 (50:58) OUR WEEK IN TV Season 1 (3:39) (8:19) (19:37) (28:36) finale (29:59) (34:03) (39:13) (41:42) MUSIC FEATURED:  “Rosanna” performed by Alice Lee from ; Theme song

1h 10m
Apr 17, 2021
Streaming In Place: Gravity Falls S02E10–11

Allison, Noel, and Kate continue Streaming In Place with season two, episodes 10 and 11, “Northwest Mansion Mystery” and “Not what He Seems.” More disturbing horror, family secrets, and the long-awaited reveal of the author. Tune in for our thoughts, then come back next time as we talk episodes 12 and 13, “A Tale of Two Stans” and “Dungeons, Dungeons & More Dungeons.” Shout-out to our Zoom listener, Marcus. Thanks for hanging with us in the chat and sharing your take on the episodes.

33m
Apr 15, 2021