“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” celebrate TV and birthdays

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time on Mo’s birthday! We had a jam-packed ep, with talk about 3 debuting shows, reaction to an unfortunate trend in online TV conversation, and a special birthday question from me to Mo.

Time stamps…

Podcast #1

“Necessary Roughness”: 0:00 -17:17

“Weeds”: 31:18 – 26:55

“The Big C”: 26:55 – 37:05

Reaction to reactions of “Killing”: 37:05 -49:24

Mo’s Birthday Question: 49:24- End

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  1. Posted June 30, 2011 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    It’s amazing how Mo just turned 21 yet started high school in 1980! She must have spent her teenage years as a Doctor’s companion!

  2. Alison
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Hey Ryan! Another great podcast, as per usual. In response to Mo’s rant about the “Wire Reality Comeback,” I have to think that type of response is motivated (at least in part) by a desire to use television as some sort of cultural capital. Instead of watching and discussing TV because they enjoy it, I think some people do so to acquire and showcase their “status” and “taste.” It’s almost as if by consuming the “right” culture (TV, movies, music, books, etc.) and having the “right” opinion about it, they can enter into an imagined upper echelon of the cultural elite. Whether it’s a conscious motivation or not, I think notions of class and taste are the big motivators behind this type of response.

  3. Tausif Khan
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    What is interesting is that one of the people making the argument that “you didn’t get it you are dumb” is Veena Sud. She should have been able to tell us what was innovative about her show. How she was subverting traditional conventions of plot (not revealing the killer until episode 7 of season 2 is not it), character (she did not have any characters really all of the actors generated them) or by introducing philosophical themes that are not commonly seen in the United States (as she was adapting a Swedish show it was possible). Argh. Frustrating.