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TV IV: Your Information Drip
70 minutes | Jun 19, 2017
TV IV Episode 13: Peter Pan With Zika Defects
In the latest episode of TV IV, we dig into the modern ways that television is depicting maturity and growth and how it can be inexorably linked to immaturity. IFC’s Brockmire receives the Spotlight of the Month. Guests include Alan Yang (Master of None), Jonathan Krisel (Baskets, Portlandia), Matt Thompson (Archer) Master of None Discussion – 4:44 Alan Yang Interview – 6:28 Baskets Discussion – 18:43 Jonathan Krisel Interview – 20:16 Topic of the Month: Maturing – 45:13 Archer Discussion – 46:38 Matt Thompson Interview – 47:23 Spotlight of the Month: Brockmire – 1:07:15 Next Month Preview – 1:09:12
67 minutes | May 4, 2017
TV IV Episode 12: No Grime In Our Pipes - Michael Showalter, Jessica Goldberg, Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli
In the latest episode of TV IV, we look at television’s trend of creating covert genre vehicles and inserting style into unexpected places. Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the Spotlight of the Month. Guests include Michael Showalter (Search Party, Wet, Hot, American Summer), Jessica Goldberg (The Path), and Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli (Jeff & Some Aliens). Search Party Discussion – 6:05 Michael Showalter Interview – 7:40 The Path Discussion – 27:56 Jessica Goldberg Interview – 29:22 Topic of the Month: Cutting the Bullshit; Embracing Ugly Honesty – 47:05 Jeff & Some Aliens Discussion – 48:28 Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli Interview – 49:33 Spotlight of the Month: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep – 1:04:56 Next Month Preview – 1:06:01
54 minutes | Mar 14, 2017
TV IV Episode 11: What Nightmares May Come - Jon Glaser, Brian Huskey, Daniel Stessen & David Gries
In the latest episode of TV IV, we look at the growing amount of “nightmare programs” on the medium and how twisting a familiar concept into a perverse opposite can yield tremendous results. In a bold move, Saturday Night Live receives the Spotlight of the Month treatment. Guests include Jon Glaser (Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter), Brian Huskey (Mr. Neighbor’s House, People of Earth), and Daniel Stessen alongside David Gries (Dream Corp, LLC). Jon Glaser Loves Gear Discussion – 4:48 Jon Glaser Interview – 6:02 Mr. Neighbor’s House Discussion – 18:14 Brian Huskey Interview – 19:39 Topic of the Month: Nightmare Realities – 37:00 Dream Corp, LLC Discussion – 38:22 Daniel Stessen and David Gries Interview – 39:25 Spotlight of the Month: Saturday Night Live - 51:55 Next Month Preview – 53:07
70 minutes | Feb 12, 2017
TV IV Episode 10: New Comedic Playgrounds - Johnny Pemberton, Matt Servitto, Desmin Borges
In the latest episode of TV IV, we explore the new playgrounds and sort of stories that become possible due to more recent advancements in the medium, as well as what this will continue to mean. Last Man on Earth’s Kenneth Choi receives the Spotlight of the Month this time around. Guests include Johnny Pemberton (Son of Zorn, Peanut and Pickle), Matt Servitto (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Banshee), and Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst, Preacher). Son of Zorn Discussion – 5:04 Johnny Pemberton Interview – 6:27 Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell Discussion – 20:34 Matt Servitto Interview – 21:44 Topic of the Month: New Comedic Playgrounds – 48:30 You’re the Worst Discussion – 49:29 Desmin Borges Interview – 50:33 Spotlight of the Month: Kenneth Choi of Last Man on Earth – 1:08:10 Next Month Preview – 1:09:10
55 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
TV IV Episode 9: Everyone Is Broken - Jonathan Ames, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tig Notaro
In the latest episode of TV IV, we dig into the increasing trend of super honest, real comedies with deeply flawed protagonists to go along with them. FOX’s The Exorcist series receives the Spotlight of the Month. Guests include Jonathan Ames (Blunt Talk, Bored to Death), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), and Tig Notaro (One Missisippi). Blunt Talk Discussion – 4:20 Jonathan Ames Interview – 5:52 Fleabag Discussion – 23:39 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Interview – 25:06 Topic of the Month: Broken Protagonists – 41:10 One Mississippi Discussion – 42:25 Tig Notaro Interview – 43:20 Spotlight of the Month: The Exorcist - 53:20 Next Month Preview – 54:25
33 minutes | Dec 13, 2016
TV IV Episode 8: Den of Geek's Best of Comedy in Television in 2016
What were your favorite comedies of 2016? In a special bonus episode of TV IV, we break down Den of Geek's Top 16 Comedies on Television in 2016. Each entry is broken down and discussed, with select interview segments also appearing throughout.
98 minutes | Dec 2, 2016
TV IV Episode 7: Fresh Perspectives - Chelsea Davison, Lee Pace, Blair Breard
In the latest episode of TV IV, we look at how the influx of television has allowed the spotlight to shine on lesser known voices, resulting in fresh perspectives in storytelling. Ash Vs. The Evil Dead receives the Spotlight of the Month treatment. Guests include Chelsea Davison (madTV, @midnight), Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire, Pushing Daisies), and Blair Breard (Better Things, Baskets). madTV Discussion – 4:53 Chelsea Davison Interview – 6:11 Halt and Catch Fire Discussion – 53:08 Lee Pace Interview – 54:48 Topic of the Month: Fresh Perspectives – 1:14:55 Better Things Discussion – 1:15:56 Blair Breard Interview – 1:16:57 Spotlight of the Month: Ash Vs. The Evil Dead - 1:35:43 Next Month Preview – 1:36:58
55 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 6: Eric Andre, James Urbaniak, Lisa Hanawalt
In the latest episode of TV IV, we look at how reality, depression, and mental health have been embraced in the comedy department lately. Walton Goggins and The Night Of receive the Spotlight of the Month treatment. Guests include James Urbaniak (Difficult People, Review, Venture Bros.), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, Man Seeking Woman), and Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman).
73 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 5: Brad Neely, Jason Woliner, Duffer Brothers
In the latest dose of TV IV, we check out how important consideration of format and season-long structure are for a television show to maximize its potential. The topic of how long a season of TV should be is investigated, and John C. Reilly, and UnREAL receive the Spotlight of the Month treatment. Guests include Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld (Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio, China, Il), Jason Woliner (Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America, Eagleheart), and the Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things, Wayward Pines.
44 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 4: Brett Gelman, Jessica Goldberg, and Tim Heidecker
TV IV: Your Information Drip is back this month for episode four: "Realizing You’re in the Beginning of the Middle of the End, With Brett Gelman, Jessica Goldberg, and Tim Heidecker." In the latest dose of TV IV, we examine the growingly fluid definition of “endings” in television, and how the lack of pressure of deciding an end point can lead to rejuvenated content. We delve into the topic of shared universes, and Maria Bamford and the “One Man’s Trash” episode of The Chris Gethard Show are put under the Spotlight of the Month. Guests include Brett Gelman (Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America), Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Tim Heidecker (Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, Decker: Unclassified).
68 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 3: Scott Aukerman, Matt Weitzman, Jon Daly
In the latest installment of TV IV, we look into how important it is for a show to stick to it roots, or to strive to turn into something new. The topic of "shoe dropping" is discussed, and Freddie Highmore is put under the Spotlight of the Month. Guests include Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), Matt Weitzman (American Dad!), and Jon Daly (Adult Swim Golf Special, Kroll Show).
65 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 2: Better Call Saul, Love, Man Seeking Woman
Guests: Lesley Arfin (Love), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman) While discussing television that takes its time and the art of the slow burn, we look at Netflix’s latest, Love, and the new season of Better Call Saul. We also dig into the CW and History Channel’s ambitious new slates, and why Riverdale could be the best thing ever. Lesley Arfin (Love), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul, Orphan Black), and Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman) are interviewed.
71 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
TV IV Episode 1: David Cross, Jonathan Krisel, Jere Burns
In TV IV's inaugural episode, Den of Geek's Daniel Kurland breaks down which of January's new comedies are worth your time. Remember, comedy equals monotony plus time! We put the direction of comedy on television under the microscope, as well as analyze new airing strategies. Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Man Seeking Woman, Baskets), David Cross (Todd Margaret, Arrested Development), and Jere Burns (Angie Tribeca, Justified, Breaking Bad) are interviewed. Plus, a suprise visit from ALF!
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