The Episode One Podcast

The Episode One Podcast talks about a different Pilot, or first episode of a Television show in each episode. We discuss the show from the perspective of a fan and a writer. We then unfairly judge the rest of the series based solely on it's pilot.
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Feb 13, 2018

While everyone else is nerding out about Black Panther this week, Steve and Chris are all in on Black Lightning.

We bring some our deepest comic book knowledge to the table to discuss how the show connects with it's printed history and where it deviates. We talk about how this show feels different from the rest of the ArrowVerse and debate whether and how it might connect.

Also, what kind of pitch do you do when you've already done 30 second pitches for so many comic book shows.

Feb 7, 2018

It's not just the 33rd episode, it's our One Year Anniversary!

So, we're celebrating by going off topic from the start and discussing The Cat in The Hat Comes Back.

And after that brief interlude we take a look back and talk about a few of our first 11 shows, then do some quick hits on every episode from 12-32.

Then we take some time to discuss some shows we've watched, but for various reasons never did an episode on: Chris Discusses:Inhumans (Finally), Ghosted, Electric Dreams, Big Little Lies, American Vandal, The Ranch, Fuller House, Black Mirror

While Steve takes a look at: 9JKL, LA 2 Vegas, WWE Mixed Match Challenge, Hot Shoots and The Jellies on Adult Swim, and He finally watches BoJack Horseman!

We also both discuss "End of the F*ing World.

Enjoy, and thank you for making our first year great!

Feb 2, 2018

This week you get a double dose of Steve and Chris.

First we take on Comedy Central's semi-successor to Workaholics: "Corporate". Will it's dark tone divide steve and Chris?

Then Alone together. We take on this new Freeform comedy from Little Esther and friends, and we explore it's origins in a made for the web, independently produced pilot.

All this, and 30 second pitches, crossovers and more. On the Episode One Podcast!

Jan 28, 2018

Our first Backdoor Pilot! There used to be a tradition in Network sitcoms to do an episode that could be, or will be, spun off into it's own series.

This week Steve and Chris take a look at the first episode and the pre-first episode of Grownish. Setup in season 3 episode 23 of Black-ish, Grownish sees the daughter leaving for college and entering "A Different World".

How is it, Steve watches Blackish, Chris Doesnt, what were their reactions, which is better the backdoor pilot, or the actual pilot. What other Backdoor pilots do you wanna see us cover?

Enjoy this week's Episode One Podcast!

Jan 15, 2018

Come with Steve, Chris and special guest Eddie Furth (@EddieFurth) take a trip back to 1993 and watch the very first installment of Monday Night Raw.

What happens when a lifelong wrestling fan and a wrestling referee discuss wrestling history with a complete newbie?

What deep dark childhood secrets are revealed?

Enjoy this celebration of 25 years of WWE RAW!!!

All this and more, on the episode one podcast

Jan 11, 2018

This week, Steve and Chris check out another Amazon Original Series. Jean Claude Van Johnson.


Does this show have anything to do with the movie JCVD? Did Phylicia Rashad steal all of Steve and Chris's movie spec scripts? What other Actors have secretly been using their movies as a cover for their real job?

All this and more Inhumans? on this episode one podcast

Dec 27, 2017

It's here, time travel got in the way, but future man has arrived. 

What do Chris and Steve have to say about this show brought to you by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg?

Can we cram as many references into this episode as the show does?

Also Video Games, can they save the future?

Dec 23, 2017

Part one of our two episode dive into Hulu. Here's Runaways!

As we are required by law, a new superhero based show is on the air, so Chris and Steve have seen it. Where does Runaways rank on the Powerless-Legion Spectrum?

Also some deep, deep dive sinto marvel comics, a little early discussion of the fox/disney merger that hadn't been fully announced at recording time, and crossovers!

Nov 30, 2017

Steve is surprised to hear a familiar voice as we welcome our first human/non-tree guest Nathan from

No stranger to nerdy and comic book based media, Nathan is here to help break down Netflix's Punisher show

We also discuss the very obvious crossover that must be seen!

Nov 29, 2017

Chris and Steve finally get around to discussing Star Trek Discovery.

More preconceptions than usual due to the delay, but their take might surprise you!

Is it worth figuring out how to subscribe to CBS: All Access?

What other shows from the 60s should be revived?

Find out on the episode one podcast!

Nov 8, 2017

Well, it took a year, but Steve and Chris have finally jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon. Could it possibly live up to the hype?

We also have a new strategy on twitter, follow one random person from each show we do, for some random reason (usually Sucker Punch related) and try to get them to engage on twitter. We'll let you know if it works.

Hey, has anyone done a spinal tap/ stranger things joke yet? if not can we turn this podcast up to eleven?

Nov 8, 2017

Fox, not yet owned by Disney is back with a new X-men TV Show, no not Legion, that was on FX.

Steve and Chris discover some old friend son the series, talk about how mutants fit into the current political/social sphere and discuss some great writing.

We're excited about The Gifted, come, be excited with us!


Oct 28, 2017

Welcome to our Undecennisode tradition (that somehow means every 11 episodes).

We take a quick look back into our catalog and see where those shows are now as a new traditional television season has begun. We take a look back at the upfronts trailers we watched and discuss which shows we've seen, which we changed our mind son and which are still to come.

We take quick looks at: Me Myself and I, The Mayor, Will and Grace, Chris suffers through 9JKL and Ghosted. Then we look ahead to some more future episodes, especially the comic book related ones to come

Oct 5, 2017

Is it Star Trek? Or is it something new?

This week Chris and Steve take a look at the new Seth MacFarlane show, the Orville. We also take a brief moment to try and figure out, what the heck is Neo Yokio?


Sep 29, 2017

Welcome back! after a month in limbo Chris and Steve have returned to finally talk about the new version of The Tick on Amazon. Steve also gets into his take on the theatrical premiere for the television show of The Inhumans

This week we'll discuss how dark this Tick revival is and why, Why we loved the animated series and Patrick Warburton's the tick We also get into what other 90's cartoon series should have a dark revival.

Aug 25, 2017

This week, the culmination of everything netflix has been building towards.... No, not just the netflix marvel shows, every netflix show has been building to this point. Defenders!

But where is Namor? 

Also answered this episode: did chris watch the other netflix marvel shows, which one was the best. Did Iron Fist get any more interesting on this show? And just who is Sigourney Weaver? (In the show... not in real life)

All this and more, in this week's Episode One Podcast!

Aug 22, 2017

Steve and Chris check out the season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty, and also dig back in time to watch the pilot.

Will Chris and Steve find hope in a Hopeless World?

No this is Rick and Morty!

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Aug 15, 2017

Chris and Steve are back!


This week we take a look at the recent Netflix Show: Friends from College. This show stars everyone you love. Colbie Smulders, Keegan Michael-Key, Fred Savage BILLY EICHNER!!!

But does it work. Is there room for another show with an unlikeable protagonist?

Find out! This week on the Episode One Podcast!


Jul 25, 2017

This week, to celebrate the start of season 2, we go back and watch the pilot for season one of Preacher.


Back to our roots again checking out a comic book adaptation. How does Preacher fare in the world of prestige television?

Jul 18, 2017

Back to our true passion! WRASSLIN!


This week on the episode one pod we watch GLOW, the new netflix series with one of our favorites, Alison Brie. It's a fascinating new series from the creators of Orange is the New Black creating a dramatized version of the origins of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling from the 80s.


How'd it fare, will there be another epic wrestling showdown? Also, Ronald Reagan?


Tune in to this week's Episode One Podcast!

Jul 4, 2017

This week we pay homage to one of the all-time greats. Adam West. Steve and Chris take a quick look at "Lookwell" a 90s pilot penned by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel. We also check out Adam West's Cameo on an unaired episode of Powerless.


Then Chris and Steve step into the past to take a look at the highly underrated Pilot for the 1970s Wonder Woman show. Talk about how it compares to the Movie, and to the Comics.


Our longest episode to date, but it's a fun one. dig in!

Jun 29, 2017

This week Chris is the Rookie and Steve the wise Sage when it comes to Twin Peaks.


After never having seen an episode of the show, what is it like to see Episode one of the Twin Peaks Reboot/Revival/Continuation? And how does that contrast with a long time fan catching up with the denizens of this strange land.


Also, did Steve really date a Log? find out, this week on the Episode One Podcast!

Jun 20, 2017

This time out on the Episode one podcast, are Steve's flirting chops refined?

We watch the pilot for the original Baywatch Series, going way back to it's debut on NBC! How does it hold up, is it anything like we remembered, why does this show have no women on it?

Also is that guy really going to live in the closet? and why doesn't Aquaman cameo?

All this and more in the latest Episode One Podcast!


May 30, 2017

In this eleventh episode spectacular It's Recap and Upfronts Season.


First Steve and Chris do a quick hit on the reboot of Mystery Science theater 3000.

Then, they take a look back at the shows covered in the first ten episodes. how did they fare? Are they coming back for a second season, did they keep watching?


Finally we close out by taking a look at the trailers for the new shows coming this fall, revealed at the Upfronts.We do a quick rating, and then decide whether or not we're going to do the show on a future Episode One Podcast!


Lots of fun this week, please let us know if you enjoyed this Very Special Episode.


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May 26, 2017

It's that time. g-g-g-GIRLBOSS!


This week Steve  and Chris check out the new netflix series Girlboss.


We discover what life was like in the ancient days of the mid-2000s. We talk a bit about unlikeable protagonists. and we discuss how Girlboss is a Prequel to community (the timeline matches up!)


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