“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Lies in the Portlandia Abbey

Mo Ryan and I are back with our first podcast of 2012. We talk about our breaks, then get into three premieres. It’s 75 minutes of audio goodness.

Time stamps:

Intro: 0:00 – 11:40

Portlandia: 11:40 – 26:03

House of Lies: 26:03 – 41:27

Downton Abbey: 41:27 – End

This week’s music: “Our House,” Madness; “Come Together,” The Beatles

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One Comment

  1. MrCee
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ryans

    Love your podcast it soothes and stokes the inner TV nerd in me.
    Mo, you noted that your problem with Downton was the scene jumping was a result of how movies don’t transfer to tv. But I’ll argue is that what you are seeing is the application of the Brit TV soap opera method of storytelling.

    Take a look at how stories are told on long running Brit favorites The Eastenders, Coronation Street, or my all time trashy TV favorite, Footballers Wives. None of those shows have scenes last more than 4 min without jumping to a 45 second beat of another character doing something silly or shady then back to another scene. They also have casts of multitudes.