Remember When
The official Geek Out show from FilmTangent.com. Remember When is dedicated to all the TV shows, cartoons, and movies from years past that have made us the geeks we are.

Remember When returns with another Special Edition episode that's aimed squarely at your brain... your plump, delicious brain.  

Episode 40 is a one-off release that we're doing to discuss the latest in AMC's original programming.  The Walking Dead premieres on Halloween night this year, and AMC was gracious enough to provide us with screener copies of the first two episodes before they aired.  So we're here with a special release to talk about this series, what it means, and why you should watch it.

Because The Walking Dead hasn't aired yet, we've divided the show into three separate segments.  First, we give you a spoiler-free look at the initial pair of episodes, giving you a detailed look at why we love the first two hours of The Walking Dead without ruining any of the story details for you.  

After that, we jump into a spoiler-filled discussion on Days Gone By, the pilot episode of The Walking Dead.  We talk about our reactions to the initial offering, what we think worked well, and what could have improved.  

Then we end the show talking about Guts, the second hour of The Walking Dead.  This is an amazing piece of television and one of the best hours of TV we've seen this year.  Listen in for all the spoiler-filled details.

We want to thank AMC for giving us this unique opportunity to preview The Walking Dead before its official air date.  It's through their support that we were able to present an episode like this.  

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SHOW NOTES

0:00 to 15:36 - Spoiler-free discussion of The Walking Dead and our impressions of the first two episodes

15:59 to 35:36 - Spoiler-heavy discussion of "Days Gone By", the pilot for The Walking Dead

35:36 to end - Spoiler-heavy discussion of "Guts", the second episode of The Walking Dead

Direct download: rw-ep40-the_walking_dead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

After an unintentional hiatus due to real life, we're pleased to bring you the glorious return of the Remember When podcast!

Although we promised you a Doctor Who & Torchwood episode, we're pushing that off slightly.  At the top of the show, we explain why we're postponing our venture into the realm of British sci-fi, and why the delay means better things for our listeners.

We spend the rest of Episode 39 talking about our views on other TV shows, both spectacular and spectacularly bad.  First up, we cover the third season of True Blood.  With the series finale airing last month, we look back at the season overall and discuss the elements we loved, the pieces that failed miserably, and what we think needs to be fixed before Alan Ball and the cast and crew start working on the fourth season.

Then we take a long awaited dive into the deep end of Mad Men.  Jay's finally caught up with the show, and as AMC puts the fourth season to bed, we take a comprehensive look into the first few years of the show, talk about Jay's experiences with getting invested in this AMC marvel, and Parris' viewpoints on the complexities of the Draper family, and why they're so fascinating to watch.  We talk about some of the unsung heroes of the show, our favorite moments, and why this can be a tough sell for new viewers.

We spend the last 30 minutes of the show working our way through the Fall season.  It's been a lamentable slate of releases over the past few months, with early cancellations and very few stand out shows.  We talk about why this Fall TV season seems like one of the worst in recent history, some of the early standouts for us, and more.  We also discuss the remainder of episodes for Remember When in 2010, and the Big Movies we're tackling at the start of 2011.

The audio quality may be slightly off at points.  We apologize for that, and will work to have that fixed for our upcoming Doctor Who episodes.

Be sure and check us out on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rwpodcast, as well as on Facebook at htttp://facebook.com/rwpodcast.  

Our show exists and flourishes thanks to the support of our fans.  We greatly appreciate you listening to us!  If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes so that we can reach new people.  And if you want to give us your comments, please feel free to email us at rw@filmtangent.com or call our voicemail line at 206-495-1732 and leave us a message.  Please note that long distance charges may apply.  

 

SHOW NOTES

Start to 8:45 - Show intro, explanation of Doctor Who & Torchwood delay
8:45 to 16:07 - True Blood Season 3 (filled with spoilers)
16:07 to 23:08 - Recent stinkers on TV, looking back on Heroes and The Shield, as well as some Rubicon chat (almost no spoilers)
23:08 to 48:57 - Mad Men (filled with spoilers through all seasons)
48:57 to 1:22:35 - The Fall TV season (minimal spoilers, though we call them out ahead of time)
1:22:35 to End - Upcoming schedule for Remember When, Toy Story talk, and our wrap up 

Direct download: rw-ep39-blame_on_betty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PST