TV.com's Weekly Podcast: Totally Tubular! Episode 011 (AUDIO)

By TV.com Staff

Dec 05, 2012

Get ready for a TV avalanche: This week resident scholar and wunderkind Cory Barker joins the gang to discuss SO MUCH TV. Press play below (or subscribe on iTunes!) to hear our musings and enthusings on the following hot topics:

... TV.com commenter shout-outs, touching on good and terrible opening sequences including Game of Thrones' and Homeland's, the notion of an hour-long comedies, and more! (02:08)

... The Season 3 finale of Boardwalk Empire! (16:55)

... Dexter! (21:47)

... Gossip Girl! (30:05)

... The Season 5 finale of Sons of Anarchy! (41:30)

... Last week's episode of The Vampire Diaries! (51:45)

... The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead! (1:01:22)

... Sunday's "controversial" episode of Homeland! (1:07:00)

... 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
Totally Tubular! Podcast 009 – November 20, 2012
Totally Tubular! Podcast 010 – November 28, 2012

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  • Fallonam Dec 12, 2012

    Love this podcast!! One show that I would love to be touched on (if even just for a brief moment) would be Secret Life of the American Teenager. And its not because I enjoy the show, i actively hate it, but it has really pulled in some downright CRIMINAL storylines. I know it was never good but it used to be fun to watch because of its stupidity. Now its just... awful. (At one point, all of the students at the school believed that because a characters mother was gay... the character must then be gay. (even though another character already had a confirmed gay mother)) Another storyline had to do with a PIMP just roaming a college campus recruiting girls and being creepy. Thats just the tip of the iceberg. Anyways, no one really talks about it and the show is ending and i am so happy because it makes me so angry. (Not as angry as Gossip Girl as of late but still VERY angry)

  • TypeB Dec 11, 2012

    I just want to echo most of the commenters' sentiments below: more Cory! He's an excellent addition to the podcast.

  • emmairis Dec 10, 2012

    cory cory cory please come join these guys more often!!! I know you need to study but procrastinating's not that bad, trust me ;) and thank you and price for the long genuine constructive rant/discussion on tvd! again, this should happen more often..

  • rasa_radz Dec 09, 2012

    I didn't know where else to share this, so I'll just do it here.
    I've just finished watching episode 7 of Animal Practice, and in one scene, around the 10:30 mark, I saw Danny Pudi from Community sitting in the background! I know both shows have the save monkey in it, but other than that I'm not sure what the appearance might signify, except that it was fun and maybe we'll see some Animal Practice actors in a new episode of Community, Cougar Town style :D

  • real01 Dec 08, 2012

    Two words: Cory. Barker.

  • Anonymous_A Dec 08, 2012

    Love this podcast because of the length, in-depth discussions and because it had CORY BARKER! Is it possible for him to be on the podcast more 'cause he makes things more interesting not that you guys already do. :)

  • DinChild Dec 08, 2012

    hour long comedy: Ed.

    No one remembers this show, nor can you find it anywhere, but Ed was fantastic and hilarious.

  • Metricstation3 Dec 07, 2012

    Can you discuss your reasoning behind your "best of" picks? (I don't dissagree I'm just currious)

  • rasa_radz Dec 07, 2012

    And also, didn't Tim review Gossip Girl at one point? It was a while back, and I don't remember which season exactly, but those were laugh out loud funny, more fun than watching the episodes! I remember him calling the characters by nicknames and hinting at Eric always being sad, alone and forgotten somewhere (it was when Eric and Jenny were still on the show).

  • rasa_radz Dec 07, 2012

    I love love love The O.C., it was absolutely the show of my generation (I'm 23 now, but it was still awesome when I rewatched it), and even though I'm not American and torrented it as new episodes aired, it still amazes me how relatable the setting, stories and characters were, especially for a teen show, which tend to be over dramatic and cartoonish a lot of the time. The show transcended borders and cultural barriers, which is part of the reason why, to me, it's just objectively better than Gossip Girl, which never managed to make it's characters likable, relatable or interesting. I rooted for Seth Cohen, I do not root for Dan. Thank you Cory for participating in the podcast, and I look forward to hearing from you again, especially on topics that you've been so great at covering, like the TV's and the networks' future, for example.

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