Episode 314

Unraveling Frayed


August 5th, 2020

1 hr 49 mins 13 secs

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Production Note: Uploaded new version to restore 15 seconds of missing Tara audio at 13:10.

The latest British Commonwealth addition to HBOMax's library is the BAFTA-nominated Frayed, and Christina Tucker joins us to discuss whether its riches-to-rags protagonist is as compelling as the world its star-creator, Sarah Kendall, has built around her. Around The Dial takes us through Immigration Nation, Coroner, Desert Hearts (now streaming on Showtime!), the Happy Endings Zoom reunion, and a brief re-plug for Taskmaster now that it's come over to The CW. Francoise uses her Extra Credit to ask us about TV series that revolve around the wrong protagonist, and who would have been the right one. Tara presents the Feud episode "And The Winner Is... (The Oscars Of 1963)" for induction into the Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, we kick off a new Game Time season with a game that takes us deep into the history of various stars' TV careers. Pour yourself a glass of Moet (how you pronounce it is no concern of ours) and listen!

Show Topics

  • Frayed
  • ATD: Immigration Nation
  • ATD: Coroner
  • ATD: Desert Hearts
  • ATD: The Happy Endings reunion
  • ATD: Taskmaster
  • Extra Credit: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are On TV
  • The Canon: Feud S01.E05: "And The Winner Is... (The Oscars Of 1963)"
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Humble Beginnings

Show Notes


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