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64 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Welcome to Plathville: Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again
This week Megan and Gillian continue talking about Welcome to Plathville season 3. Last week's episodes were *full* bummers, but this week we find a glimmer of hope and rekindle our outrage at Kim's behavior towards her children. Come hang out with us!
71 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 69: King Daddy
This week, Megan and Gillian get back into Welcome to Plathville, and it still sucks! Everyone in this show deserves to be happy except Kim and Barry, and we get into the nitty gritty, depressing details of woe that season 3 has served us. Come hang out with us (and maybe cry a little too)!
92 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
LuLaRich: Predatory Leggings and Marrying Your Stepbrother
This week Megan and Gillian watched the 4 part docuseries LuLaRich. We discuss the serious parts of the predatory nature of MLMs, pyramid schemes and direct sales, while also taking the time to laugh at the Stidhams seemingly perjuring themselves on camera. Come hang out with us! Ko-Fi link (since Gillian seemingly cannot say it right!): www.ko-fi.com/tvliterate
82 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Welcome to Plathville: Tough Emotions, Tough Decisions
This week, Megan and Gillian are catching up on Welcome to Plathville for Season Three. It’s more of a bummer than previous Plath family shows, but it’s really showing the truth of abusive parenting and the fallout of leaving a familial cult, and it’s important to talk about that! Come hang out with us!
80 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Bringing up Bates: Cracker Barrel, Basketball Goals and Boundaries
Hello everyone! This week Megan and Gillian finish up season 5 of Bringing Up Bates. We get to see Lawson perform (badly), a basketball court get finished (finally) and Alyssa has her baby (secretly). Come hang out with us!
84 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Firelighters, Fiascos and Florida
This week Megan and Gillian cover more of the Bates season 5! This chunk of episodes started out with some truly cringe courtship and ended up with a reminder that small kids need to be taught fire safety. And don't think we forgot to dish about the ARK encounter, complete with the screams of the sinners outside, drowning. Come hang out with us!
77 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Horseland Farm Ranch
Hello everyone! This week Megan and Gillian get back into the Bates family. We are perturbed by purity rings, entertained by the forbidden thing called "dance", and ready for a surprise visit from Miss Dingus. Come hang out with us!
70 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Love is Blind: Trash Men, Single Ladies and Voldemort
This week, Megan and Gillian watched the Love is Blind reunion show, After the Altar. We get very verklempt about how terrible Damian is, how immature Amber and Matt are, and how much of a bummer Giannina's plot line is. Come hang out with us!
82 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Bald As A Cucumber
Megan and Gillian are finishing up Bringing Up Bates Season 4 this week, after a week of sewer issues messing up recording! Two babies are born, buddies are mudding, and Warden does death defying stunts that make us concerned for his safety. Come hang out with us!
67 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Clutter Causes Depression?
This week Megan and Gillian watch the Bates Family clean their house, have a couple baby birthday parties, and announce pregnancies. Bringing Up Bates season 4 is jam packed with very mundane things becoming very complicated (because everything is complicated in a family of 21). Like us and want to give us a buck? We're on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/tvliterate
73 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 60: Bates Boys, Boats, Babies, and other B Words
This week Megan and Gillian get into season 4 of Bringing Up Bates. The episode titles from the first 6 episodes are some of the worst we've heard yet, and there is a whole lot of cringe in this season so far in general. Come hang out with us! We also just started a new page where you guys can give us a buck if you like our show: http://www.ko-fi.com/tvliterate Thank you for all of your support! You all are the best and we love hearing from you on Instagram and all over the internet. 🖤
58 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Extreme Grandma Mode
This week Megan and Gillian finally finish up Season 3 of Bringing up Bates! We did not mean to abandon y’all last week, Gillian had leg surgery along with like 1000 other things going wrong, so we ended up with like 15 minutes of an episode and decided to re-record! This week we take on Bradley’s birthday and the weird manipulation by withholding love and affection and gifts from your own children until they get married and have children of their own. We also dunk on Lawson, as per usual. Come hang out with us!
61 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Birthdays, Boats and Brothers
Megan and Gillian continue their journey with Bringing Up Bates Season 3 this week. We feel bad about bike riding bullying, Brandon and Michael's decor being thoroughly insulted, and the boys preparing for the Insurrection. Come hang out with us!
85 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Sardines, Mothballs and Learning How to Kiss
This week Megan and Gillian get deep into the thick of Michaela's wedding and honeymoon. We get thoroughly grossed out about how sex repressed these people are, lose our minds about some really bad dresses, and get mad at Gil and Kelly for treating their daughters like chattel. Come hang out with us!
83 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Parties, Parents, and More Poor Planning!
Hello everyone! We're back this week with Bringing up Bates Season 2, Episode 8 to 14. There's so much packed into these few episodes, including cute babies, Lawson waterboarding himself accidentally, and a trip to Dollywood planned by the seat of their pants. Come hang out with us!
76 minutes | May 22, 2021
Bringing Up Bates: Poor Planning for Puritanical Parties
This week, Megan and Gillian dive into the second season of Bringing Up Bates! We cover the first 7 episodes, which somehow includes two baby showers, one birth, one engagement and house hunting??? Come hang out with us!
88 minutes | May 14, 2021
The Circle Finale: Reality TV makes us cry!
Hello everyone! This week Megan and Gillian finish up The Circle on Netflix. Obviously, if you don't know who won, there will be spoilers, so finish that binge watch then come hang out with us! We laugh, we cry, we are amazed that this game has gotten better since Season 1 by leaps and bounds.
77 minutes | May 7, 2021
The Circle: Catfishes Fish for Catfish
Hello everyone! This week Megan and Gillian get back to The Circle Season 2, which includes highlights such as: Why does Mitchell just say "Cheese...I love that"? How has Chloe never used a dustpan before? Who is gonna figure out who all of the catfishes are?? Come hang out!
57 minutes | May 2, 2021
Special Episode: Josh Duggar is a POS
TW: Josh Duggar, Child Abuse, CSA, etc. Please skip this episode if any of the Josh Duggar news around the internet is triggering for you. We discuss the charges and Josh's previous wrongdoings at length, and we do not want to cause anyone any mental duress. We will be back next week with our Regularly Scheduled episode about The Circle. Stay safe and take care of yourselves! If you are in crisis, please reach out to someone listed below for support: If you’re in the United States, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available day or night at 1–800–656–HOPE (4673), or via online chat. If you're in the United Kingdom: National Association for People Abused In Childhood - 0808 801 0331 Rape Crisis (Women Only) - 0808 802 9999 (England and Wales) or 0808 801 0302 (Scotland) Survivors UK (Men Only) - 02035983898 If you’re experiencing crisis in Canada and are over the age of 30 you can call 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) or text 45645 (between 4PM-12AM EDT) If you are in crisis and aged 5-29 you are able to text Kids Help Phone by doing the following: text CONNECT to 686868. Or call 1-800-668-6868 at any time for either. If you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis you can contact Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310. Services are immediately available in English or French but on request in Ojibway, Cree and Inuktitut
87 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
The Circle: Team Terilisha or Team Savannah?
This week, Megan and Gillian watched the first four episodes of The Circle season 2 on Netflix. We return to our original love of trashy reality tv contestants in lieu of fundamentalists this week. Are you Team Savannah or Team Terilisha?
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