Damn Fine TV Podcast

Taking a deep dive into all things TV.

A twice-monthly podcast covering all things TV. The first episode each month, features Jasmin and her rotating crew of guests taking an in-depth look at many different over-arching themes in television. They'll dig into questions like: "What makes a good pilot/series finale?" "Why do character's deaths make such an impact on us?" "What's the difference between a plot twist & a cliffhanger?" "How does music affect a scene of TV?" During the second episode, Jasmin recaps what she's been watching lately on TV, and then dives into your listener questions and feedback. It's a journey bound to be both wonderful and strange.

Welcome to episode 6 of the Damn Fine TV podcast! This time on the show, Tyler and I discuss our recent grievances with The Walking Dead & Outlander, his love for Big Mouth, and my (ever ongoing) adoration for American Horror Story. Then we get to the main event: plot twists. We dish on what makes them work and what doesn't, whether being spoiled can affect their payoff, and then highlight a few of our faves and least faves. Oh, and Tyler brings up a film, on this TV-centric podcast, and he loses Internet points for doing so. Enjoy!


This Month In TV: 2:55 - The Walking Dead / 10:25 - Outlander / 13:30 - Big Mouth / 18:30 - American Horror Story / 28:15 - My Brilliant Friend / 32:25 - Room 104

Plot Twists: General Discussion: 39:40 - The Sixth Sense / 42:10 - The Good Place / 43:25 - The Leftovers / 45:25 - Dr. Foster / 47:45 - The Leftovers / 48:50 - How to Get Away with Murder / 52:00 - House of Cards / 55:45 - Game of Thrones / 58:35 - Buffy / 1:00:30 - Jane the Virgin / 1:01:50 - Friends / 1:07:00 - The Walking Dead // Least Fave Twists: 1:11:00 - The Walking Dead / 1:17:40 - How I Met Your Mother / 1:21:50 - Mr. Robot // Fave Twists: 1:27:50 - Mr. Robot / 1:30:55 - AHS Murder House / 1:33:10 - Black Mirror / 1:35:15 - Westworld / 1:36:45 - Dark / 1:38:45 - Twin Peaks

Outtakes: 1:47:00 - I don't know music / 1:47:25 - Stop trying to make clutch happen


Thanks so much for joining us! As always, get in touch with the show on Twitter @DamnFineTV or send an email to damnfinetv@gmail.com and let us know what you think. See you next time :)

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Welcome to episode 5 of the Damn Fine TV podcast. This time on the show, I’m talking the best and worst of TV in these past few weeks - unsurprisingly, American Horror Story comes up - as well as diving into some of your listener questions and feedback. And, Bonus! I've got a very special guest joining me for a surprise segment!


This Month In TV: 1:40 - The Walking Dead / 7:00 - American Horror Story / 13:10 - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina podcast teaser #1 / 17:10 - Outlander S4 / 20:00 - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina podcast teaser #2

Surprise Segment: 22:40 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia quiz with special guest / 33:05 - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina podcast teaser #3 / 36:10 - Netflix Show quiz with special guest

Listener Questions & Feedback: (Very general discussions) 40:50 - Ozark, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, & This Is Us / 49:40 - Twin Peaks & The Americans / 59:45 - Check-in on Fall TV predictions / 72:05 - American Horror Story

Outtakes: 79:10 - I can't pronounce "mortgage."

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Welcome to episode 4 of the Damn Fine TV podcast! This time on the show, Jen and I discuss my foray into the horror genre by way of American Horror Story and then stay on theme while previewing a few witchy shows we're looking forward to. Then, we dive deep into some of our fave and least fave TV friendships; there's a debate about FRIENDS and a few quizzes along the way, too.


This Month In TV: 7:10 - This Is Us / 9:35 - Laugh tracks & voiceover / 13:50 - American Horror Story: Apocalypse / 14:50 - American Horror Story: Murder House & Coven / 20:05 - Game of Thrones, Charmed, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

TV BFFs: 31:00 - FRIENDS / 51:05 - Stranger Things / 56:40 - Sex and the City / 1:08:30 - QUIZ: Who Wrote It? Me or Carrie Bradshaw? / 1:11:10 - The Vampire Diaries / 1:15:40 - Broad City / 1:23:35 - QUIZ: Who Said It? Grace & Frankie OR Abbi & Ilana? / 1:26:20 - Grace & Frankie / 1:37:00 - Riverdale / 1:44:50 - Workin' Moms / QUIZ: Rapid Fire Round

Outro: 2:00:10 - Programming update

Outtakes: 2:04:15


Thanks so much for joining us! As always, get in touch with the show on Twitter @DamnFineTV or send an email to damnfinetv@gmail.com and let us know what you think. See you next time :)

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Welcome to episode 3 of the Damn Fine TV podcast! This month, Connor and I discuss the ups and downs of Castle Rock, preview a few shows we're looking forward to, chat about why the 80s has taken hold of pop culture, and then take a closer look at a few of our favourite modern shows set in the 80s. It's all rounded out with some listener Q & A.


This Month In TV: 6:00 - Castle Rock (all of season one) / 31:30 - Room 104, Black Mirror, Forever, The Good Place, & Ozark.

Set in the 80s: 40:15 - The ongoing 80s renaissance on TV / 58:00 - Stranger Things / 1:18:00 - The Americans / 1:32:00 - Red Oaks / 1:50:00 - Pose

Listener Q & A: 2:08:30 - Binge watching vs. Weekly viewing / 2:14:25 - 80s Reboots & Revivals / 2:18:15 - Fall TV Predictions (The Connors, Mayans, Murphy Brown, The Romanoffs, Forever, Into the Dark, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Manifest, The Kids are Alright, & The Neighbourhood.

Outtakes: 2:30:15 - U2 / That 80s Show / ScarJo is trash


Thanks so much for joining us! You can check out Connor's films at: vimeo.com/connorreeves & follow him on Instagram at: _connorreeves As always, get in touch with the show on Twitter @DamnFineTV or send an email to damnfinetv@gmail.com and let us know what you think. See you next time :)

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Welcome to the first bonus episode of the Damn Fine TV Podcast! I thought it might be fun to give you guys a little sneak peek at the kinds of pieces I'm writing over at my Patreon. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this article "Finding Light in the Dark."

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