Episode 366

Shouldn't Have Worked But It Did


August 4th, 2021

1 hr 26 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

The talented EHG Assist team tasked the panel -- plus returning guest Jeff Drake! -- with talking about shows and episodes that shouldn't have worked, but somehow did. We began our theme episode with the late-'70s satire Soap. Do the problematic parts justify the hilarity around them? Is some of the bad acting and slow pacing an homage of sorts to daytime dramas? Should you (re-)watch, or just find a supercut of all the previouslies and next-ons? Later, we went Around The Dial with The Circle, Nailed It!, Pop-Up Video, and Battle Of The Network Stars, before a complete 180 in tone brought us to a Canon submission from 2020's Normal People. AppleTV+ both won AND lost, and then we all updated our quiz résumés for Game Time. Good morning, Bensons -- it's an all-new Extra Hot Great!

Show Topics

  • Soap
  • ATD: The Circle
  • ATD: Nailed It!
  • ATD: Pop-Up Video
  • ATD: Battle Of The Network Stars
  • The Canon: Normal People S01.E10
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

Show Notes


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