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110. Peak TV

September 14th, 2015

Back in March of 2012, Matt and Ed discussed the state of television for the fourth episode of this podcast. Back then, they thought that people seemed pretty excited about working in TV, and that streaming might catch on. A little over three years later, they return to the subject to assess their mild predictions and consider the era of so-called "Peak TV", a term coined after FX President John Landgraf talked at the TCA tour about how there is too much good TV. 
They consider the meaning of that sentiment, as well the connection between the fertility of the American alt comedy scene and the current boom for American television comedy, which is going through a remarkably varied and fertile period.
Never ones to stay on topic, they also pitch a Rango/Django Crossover, muse on how unlistenable the Goldeneye score is, and try to expand into the area of audience participation.

Show Notes

00:00:00 - 00:11:58 - Intro & Discussion of the week's news
00:11:59 - 00:59:30 - Discussion of the notion of "Peak TV" and what has changed in television since 2012.
00:59:31 - 01:04:07 - SRS Recommends & Outro
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