“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: What Season 2 of “Downton Abbey” Can Teach Us About The Current State of Television

Mo Ryan and I are back, with a long look at the second season of “Downton Abbey”. We also look at shows that in recent past were great, only to have fallen from grace. What can a British period piece teach us about the pitfalls of television in general? Listen and find out.

Also? Read about Mo’s take on “Downton Abbey” here and my take on the decline of the television episode here.

Time stamps:

Downton Abbey: 0:00 - 24:34

The State of Serialization: 24:34 - End

Music: “Thought I Knew You,” Matthew Sweet

As per usual, you can subscribe to the podcast¬†here. Subscribing is your best option to ensure you get all episodes of “Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” as soon as they are available. Recently, there’s been a slight lag in what iTunes store shows versus what’s actually available if you subscribe, so subscribe away to get the latest and greatest ASAP. But if you absolutely hate iTunes, here’s where to grab MP3s. Or, you can listen to it right now by hitting up the podcast’s native site here. Lots of options, y’all.

Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Jesse Jackson
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Just as a counter argument, I’ve enjoyed the latest Fringe season and it has not bothered me at all. To use Mo’s example, I don’t think this is a “hole in the ground.” I think it is a different house and I like the house. I’ve liked the journey of the show. As I said, I understand where you both are coming from, I just totally disagree. However I still love the weekly podcasts!

One Trackback

  1. The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance. …

    Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. …