TV.com's Weekly Podcast: Totally Tubular! Episode 009 (AUDIO)

By TV.com Staff

Nov 21, 2012

Happy turkey week! Listen as Editor Jen joins Price and Tim to discuss this week's bounteous feast of television goodness. Press play below (or subscribe on iTunes!) to hear our sometimes coherent thoughts on the following hot topics:

... TV.com commenter shout-outs! (00:34)

... How does TV.com compile its year-end Top 100 list? (01:30)

... Why don't we cover more procedurals? (10:02)

... Our favorite Thanksgiving/holiday-themed episodes! (18:56)

... This week's episode of The Walking Dead! (25:38)

... Why we hate hallucinations/dream sequences! (28:35)

... Last week's episode of The Vampire Diaries! (32:10)

... This week's episode of Homeland! (35:50)

... Last week's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum! (41:00)

... Plus more! [SPOILERS ABOUND]


Hey! Is there anything YOU want us to chat about next week? Please leave any topics or suggestions in the comments below!




PREVIOUSLY...

Totally Tubular! Podcast 001 – September 28, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 002 – October 6, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 003 – October 10, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 004 – October 17, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 005 – October 24, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 006 – October 31, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 007 – November 7, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 008 – November 14, 2012

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  • bicelis Nov 28, 2012

    Also, I support the "bring back Open Caption" movement

  • bicelis Nov 28, 2012

    Speaking of hallucinations: Buffy's episode where she was poisoned (I think) and hallucinated that all the years of fighting vampires was just her own mind playing tricks because she was mentally ill and institutionalized. I totally agree with you guys about how annoying dreams & hallucinations (I'm looking at you House) can be, but that Buffy episode hit all the right notes and I was left with a truly terrifying thought that it may well be nothing more but an imagination. And the reason it worked is that the episode attacked the Buffyverse from all the logical points. That strong attack on the whole Buffy reality was equally matched by our love for the characters (it was quite late in the series) and the episode left OPEN ENDED! Yes, we came back to the Buffy world and continued our journey, but the way they didn't disprove either of the realities was just perfect. If they said the Buffy reality was real then the hallucinations would have been pointless and if it was the other way around, then the whole show loses the point. Because the episode finished without an answer, viewers never had to choose. Maybe I'm being too enthusiastic about it, but I remember the feeling that episode left in me and it was strong. It was one among my favorite Buffy episodes along with the one where everybody can't talk and the one where Buffy's mom dies, which to me is the perfect episode which deals with death of a close person and I haven't seen a better one yet.

    Since I talked about Buffy a lot here, my question for you guys is:
    Which Joss Whedon thing is your favorite? I say thing because it can include Dr. Horrible, Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, Buffy, anything...

  • superjulia Nov 26, 2012

    After listening to your podcast last week, I decided to watch Homeland. The stuff you were talking about sounded so intriguing and you were so right! I've watched four episodes so far and I can't stop. I heard so many good things about the show but never bothered to actually watch it, thanks for being my motivation, you guys! ;)

  • AdeleTeras Nov 25, 2012

    And maybe reviewing procedurals when something major happens, characters death or something. Or like season premieres and finales and maybe have like a comparative article that contains different kinds of shows. Like what did one show do right with its finale and what another one did right etc

  • AdeleTeras Nov 25, 2012

    I love supernatural´s A Very Supernatural Christmas episode. Very festive, yet still scary, good combo.

  • Anonymous_A Nov 26, 2012

    What made that ep better was the heartfelt brotherly moments in it. Especially at the end of the ep.

  • AdeleTeras Nov 26, 2012

    Yeah, in the context of the horror and the sad situation the brothers were in, makes the Christmas feeling even more amplified.

  • alliecat4627 Nov 24, 2012

    Don't forget about the season finale Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Restless that was made up of mostly four different dream sequence. Best dream sequence episode ever. The stakes were high, each character's dream was chockfull of imagery for their archs and forced them to address what they were going through, and had some awesome cinematography. Joss Whedon referred to it as making a television version of a poem. Also, it featured the brief return of Oz for Willow's dream and Principal Snyder for Xander's dream which was fantastic.

  • ale00928 Nov 23, 2012

    Fringe is an hallucination. At least for Walter Bishop.
    Walter White (Breaking Bad) really needs some more hallucination.
    Dexter will bored himself to death if it wasn’t of his father’s hallucination.
    Debra Morgan only BIG wish is to finally stop hallucinating.
    Sergeant Brody in Homeland wants to escape from his hallucination.
    Arrow man – Oliver Queen was saved because of an hallucination.
    Emely Thorne/Amanda Clarke has based the whole revenge thing on her childhood hallucinations.
    LOST was just a 6 seasons with121 episodes BIG hallucination.
    Mozzie from White Collar is a constant hallucination.
    Sons of Anarchy ´s brothers do NOT suffer any hallucination.
    Let´s hope the next podcast has a bit about the Sons .

  • moemp Nov 23, 2012

    hallucinations or dream sequences are the worst. most of the time i think it's just to create sth shocking without the consequences that would follow. it's a lie and i usually hate those scenes instead of thinking yeah, that was great!
    like the telephone call (the walking dead). it had so much potential and could have been anyone anywhere. instead it was just ricks hallucination. i know it was important for rick to be confronted with lori etc but i was just mad after the cliffhanger.
    go on handled that better. i really liked seeing ryan with his wife.
    even dreams about kissing another person can be nice to see but the feelings of that character could have easily be shown in a different way without tricking the viewer.

    i don't think you need to review procedurals. if one of the writers is watchin one on a regular basis there could be a recap at the end of a season regarding the characters. like who died/left/joined, did sth significant happen, is someone in love. stuff like that. but it's not necessary.

  • Jcole1987 Nov 23, 2012

    Price!!!!! We are TVD & TSC Brothers and I totally understand your MTV slow creep revolution of our Televisions. Please talk about their new show UNDEREMPLOYED. It probably won't go anywhere cause I doubt many people are watching but seriously it is one of the best new coming of age right after college what am I doing with my life shows to come out in forever. And the fact that MTV is coming out with quality programming now after Teen Wolf is just delightful. Please mention underemployed and just take a look its AWESOME!

  • Anonymous_A Nov 23, 2012

    I don't know why but I burst out laughing at Jen & Tim's shock when hearing about Price saying that Elena murdered her brother then hearing their relief when Price said that he had a supernatural ring. Jen and Tim need to watch TVD. They're missing out on all the unbelievably crazy things on that show.

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