Devin and Mark welcome special guest Kara Avancena to discuss Louis C.K.’s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, a shocking twist on The Good Wife, Kara’s undying love for the band Vampire Weekend, and the phenomenon of missing major television events when they first happen.
Devin, Mark and special guest Heather Mongilio discuss The Lego Movie (1:15 – 15:00) and The Americans (15:00 – 30:25). Bonus: Mitchell delivered another classic rant in the return of Devin Doesn’t Like Things (30:30 – End).
Devin and Mark discuss and debate Fox’s little-seen, critically acclaimed comedy Enlisted. Is the show on par with the best of network comedy, or is it merely a promising freshman with room to grow? We attempted to answer these questions and more.
After that, Devin and Mark returned to True Detective. They discussed the first four episodes a few weeks ago, and now they’ve got thoughts on the first season as a whole. Bonus: they make their dream picks for the cast of season 2.
Devin and Mark sat down as soon as the Oscars to unwind with thoughts on Ellen DeGeneres, Lupita Nyong’o, Steve McQueen, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, pizza, selfies and much more.
Devin and Mark welcome House of Cards enthusiast Leah Doolittle to discuss the show's eventful second season. Then Mark offers a rant about pop-culture shaming, and Devin and Mark close with some brief thoughts on Jimmy Fallon's first week hosting The Tonight Show.
Devin and Mark look at the two shows that serve as bookends for Girls on HBO’s Sunday night lineup: True Detective and Looking. Then they discuss Philomena, perhaps the most obscure of this year’s nine nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Devin and Mark welcome special guest Eric Saltzman to talk about the Super Bowl (3:45 – 21:15) and the Olympics (21:15 – 35:20). They assessed the legacy of Peyton Manning, picked our favorite commercials, criticized NBC’s coverage of the games and previewed the most interesting Sochi events.
Devin Mitchell and I talked about two pieces of entertainment with female-centric titles: HBO’s Girls with Lindsay Sandoval (1:00 – 15:30) and Spike Jonze’s Her (16:00 – 32:00).
Devin and Mark finally talk about The West Wing (1:30 – 29:00). Devin loves this show with an emotionally invested passion with which Mark wouldn’t dare compete, but they had a lively chat about the show’s merits, a few of its flaws and our favorite episodes. Plus, the triumphant return of Devin Doesn’t Like Things (29:10 – 35:40).
Devin and Mark break down the 2014 Oscar nominations and present their five favorite movies of 2013.
Best Director — 2:00 – 5:15
Best Original and Adapted Screenplay — 5:15 – 9:15
Smaller categories — 9:15 – 14:40
Best Supporting Actor — 14:45 – 23:30
Best Supporting Actress — 23:30 – 29:30
Best Actress — 29:30 – 38:45
Best Actor — 38:45 – 45:30
Best Picture and our favorite films from 2013 — 45:30 – 1:02:15
Mark and Devin review The Wolf of Wall Street (1:30 - 29:30) and Lone Survivor (29:30 - End).
Devin and Mark talk about an amazing year in television. We looked back at six of our favorite shows, debated the merits of binge-watching, discussed the first-world problem of “too much TV” and gave thanks for this TV Golden Age we’re living in.