Episode 281

Celebrating The Holidays Amid The Mistletoe & Menorahs


December 18th, 2019

1 hr 45 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

It's the most wonderful time of the year...if your very favourite thing is oppressively jolly holiday programming! We asked you, our listeners, to help us choose which piece of brand-new 2019 holiday content we would cover this year, and you delivered unto us the Lifetime original movie Mistletoe & Menorahs. Joining us to discuss it in a wild departure from their usual gig discussing the films of the Hallmark network are David J. Roth and Jeb Lund! Around The Dial clicks through FX's new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Back To Life, the new season of CNBC's The Profit, The Expanse, and the season (and possibly series) finale of HBO's Watchmen. Lauren uses her Extra Credit to make us all benevolent TV dictators and bestow upon us the power to take a show that's Not For Us and make it meet our specific needs. Tara presents for Nonac induction the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "It's A Totally Happening Life." Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, it's on to a Game Time with a curious backstory. Take a break from all your a-wassailing and join us!

Show Topics

  • Mistletoe & Menorahs
  • ATD: A Christmas Carol
  • ATD: Back To Life
  • ATD: The Profit
  • ATD: The Expanse
  • ATD: Watchmen
  • Extra Credit: Benevolent TV Dictator
  • The Nonac: Beverly Hills, 90210 S03.E16: "It's A Totally Happening Life"
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Bizarre Backstory

Show Notes


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