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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May 21, 2020

Well we got two firsts and a show. Our first interactive show, Kimmy Schmidt Kimmy vs the Reverend. Our first show from the Dc Online subscription... even though we watched it on Syfy. And then we have the new show from the co creator of Rick and Morty (Justin Roiland).

A lot to cover. We do our own interactive intro. Discuss Solar opposites from the perspective of being the only two guys who were meh on Rick and Morty, and What is a Batman show that has cursing and no Frank Miller (I'm the goddamn Batman) like?

All this and we squeeze in crossovers and 30 second pitches!.

May 12, 2020

Finally a show that matches what Chris does with each episode. Upload!

This week we take a look at the new Drama (Drama!!!) from Greg Daniels, best known for Parks and Recreation and the Office. We discuss whether it's future is realistic, if the concerns the premise raises about life, the universe and everything mesh, and we take a look at Black Mirror's "San Junipero" and how similar it is.

Plus 30 second pitches, crossovers and quarantine updates!

Stay safe, stay healthy.

May 5, 2020

We watched the Parks and Recreation special. Come listen to us reminisce about the glory of this show, talk about whether the reunion special worked, and discuss what other shows could pull off a good quarantine episode.

Stay safe out there Podcast Land

Apr 29, 2020

I want to live like normal people, I want to sleep with normal people, normal people like you.

No wait that was common people.

This week Steve and Chris watch a new Hulu show (airing on BBC 1 overseas) Based off a book it's another look at young love, teenagers in high school. This time in Ireland.

It's a fascinating exercise to see the tropes we're so used to in America be placed in a different culture. 

Come join us for the ride, and learn about Gaelic Football!

Apr 26, 2020

The podcast returns to a happier time, a gentler time, a time with less stress and worry, when the economy was in shambles and America was engulfed in a never ending war. 

Oh the 70's, what we wouldn't give to experience a different oil shock. But all that said, Mrs. America is pretty cool. Taking a look at a side of the 70's we don't get to see much, the beginnings of the modern gender equity movement. A deeper dive into the Equal Rights amendment, something you only got a paragraph about in your history book (if that!).

Plus some non pandemic 30 second pitches and crossovers!

Apr 20, 2020

This week a subject Steve knows pretty well, Carole Baskin! Yes Steve has been a visitor to the Big Cat Rescue. Since we're all in quarantine, the episode one podcast had to jump on the bandwagon and talk about what everyone else is. Tiger King!

After about 35 minutes of Covid-19 and Tiger King talk we dig into our back catalog and discuss how some shows we've done in the past would treat their quarantine episode. Inspired by, and referencing the great vulture article:

Apr 5, 2020

We're back in the Freeform extended cinematic universe. This time with witches.. and alternate history... and wait how do the Fosters and Grownish fit in?

Regardless, despite there being a pandemic going on, new shows are being released, and Steve and Chris are here to talk about them... just socially distanced of course.

Enjoy, let us know what you think and how you're doing through all this.

Mar 18, 2020

The episode one podcast was lucky enough to get a screener for this new show, but had to hold it for release.

Now the show is out, enjoy our take!

Also Chris still can't stop calling it "Tiny Little Fires"

Mar 14, 2020

4 comedies to hopefully calm your nerves in these trying times. Over the last month Steve and Chris have been catching up on new comedies.

High Fidelity: Hulu The latest in Movies becoming TV Shows. Steve's seen the original, Chris hasn't.

Nora from Queens: Comedy Central One of the most divisive shows in our podcast's history, the show just rubs Chris the wrong way

Dave: FX, FX on Hulu A show that surprised us both, we both came in with negative preconceptions, but wound up liking it!

Breeders: FX, FX on Hulu Martin Freeman! Chris can relate to this show, while Steve can appreciate it.

Also we cross these shows over, and do some 30 second pitches!

Feb 24, 2020

Welcome back to the #1 Lucy Hale fan podcast (well Lucy Hale Television Pilots at least)

This week in Lucy Hale we talk about Katy Keene. Based off a comic book and spun off of Riverdale (our 3rd episode!!) How does this show hold up to the rest of the Hale-Verse?

Also What Lucy Hale Crossovers and Lucy Hale pitches will entice Lucy Hale to join the cast of Punch Something?

Feb 15, 2020

Welcome back Megan Rose Fox from our She-Ra episode. Tonight we learn that Megan is a Locke and Key superfan!

Join us as we talk Locke and Key History, the aborted first attempt at a pilot from 2011 (If you can help us track down a copy let us know!).

Then we dive into Netflix's version, discuss some carlton Cuse, talk about dodge/Echo, and what Locke and Key has in common with the Chronicles of Narnia

All this plus Crossovers and 30 second pitches!

You can find Megan Rose Fox and the Pointy End Podcast at:

Feb 8, 2020

Starting with a 20 minute breakdown of the current world of streaming. Including speculation on how we'll cover HBO Max, Peacock, and whether we'll ever cover Apple +. Chris and Steve dig into Star Trek Picard.

Chris is an avid Star Trek Fan who grew up with Next Generation and has watched most of it. Steve has seen one Star Trek movie.

We dive into what is a pretty fun and engaging show, and discuss how most star trek shows served as procedurals and this may be the first with an ongoing storyline.

All this, plus crossovers and 30 second pitches!

Jan 21, 2020

This week we've got two pretty exciting shows. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (9:00) did a preview the first week of the year and we had to watch. Does it live up to the hype of other cool musical based shows? (Eli Stone and Crazy Ex- Girlfriend)

Then a new entry to the Freeform Cinematic Universe: Everything's gonna be OK (35:20) . From an Australian comedian, A really unique show, that has an amazing cast of mostly unknowns, and just crushes. We're jealous Josh Thomas!

All this plus cross overs and 30 second pitches!

Jan 3, 2020

This week a sneak peek at Party of Five, premiering January 8 on Freeform. With a special sneak peek available on Hulu now, why not kick off another happy freeform new year?

We took on the challenge of watching the original Party of Five so we could compare it to the new. How does the twist with immigration/Deportation hold up? Can the original show runners strike gold again? Will Jennifer Love Hewitt get another spin-off?

All these plus some great cross-overs, and you won't want to miss Chris's pitch for a new "My So-Called Life"

Jan 2, 2020

Happy 2020, to wrap up 2019 Steve and Chris took a look at a number of New Holiday shows, and specials.

But first a very special who was America's Sweetheart for 2019?

Then, we watched the Fox limited series event "The Moodys Christmas" As well as the similar Netflix series: "Merry Happy Whatever"

Steve took a look at The Good Trouble Christmas special

We also take a quick look at some streaming exclusive Christmas movies: "The Knight Before Christmas" and "Noelle" but tell you why you should watch 2018's "Christmas Chronicles" Instead.

Dec 14, 2019

This week Steve and Chris dig into their Nerdiest roots (after defeating a crisis of the infinite podcasts) and talk about the Crisis Crossover in the Arrow-Verse

And to help them is Jeane Wong, our very special guest, who works as a Script Coordinator for Arrow and has written 3 episodes of the show!

Get some behind the scenes notes, find out just how hard this show was to put together, and how awesome is Marv Wolfman exactly?

All this plus what other DC shows should have been crossed over with? And what would be the second greatest Television Crossover of all time?

All this and more on the Episode One Podcast!

Dec 2, 2019

It's finally here. The show Steve checked for screeners Daily. also it happens to be our 100th episode. cool.

Dollface, with Shay Mitchell, Kat Dennings, and Little Esther! We didn't get Becca's opinion in time for recording, but post recording she watched it and enjoyed it.

Not sure what else we have to say, it's Dollface! no show has been better suited for this podcast. Enjoy!

Nov 18, 2019

It's here, the road to 99 is complete, to celebrate we are finally discussing Star Wars Episode One! Wait what? not the Jar Jar movie? The Disney Plus show The Mandalorian? And not The Man, Delorean? The story of John Delorean, who invented the delorean?

Ok fine, it's here, The Mandalorian, plus some quick hits on High School Musical: The Musical : the Series, Forky Asks a Question, HBO shows including: The Righteous Gemstones and Euphoria.

We also celebrate our 99th by looking back and tallying how many shows we've covered are Still on, have ended, or have been cancelled. How well has the Episode One Bump worked?

Nov 14, 2019

Who Watches the New Shows? We do, especially when they'res about comic books. And when they're from a co-creator of Lost. Rarely has a show been more up our alley than this one.

We dive in and try to answer some of the questions from the pilot. Revisit the comic book and go off on some great tangents.

Join us as we complete the final step on the road to 99 episodes. Also do we manage to not crossover this show with Lost? stay Tuned!

Nov 5, 2019

This week we are joined by our special guest Tamara Brooks (@MisfitsTamara) of the Women Wrestling Friends podcast (@WomenWrestlingF) to talk about two new wrestling premieres!

We talk about the highly controversial premiere of Smackdown! on Fox, WWE makes it's return  to network television! And the new competitor, AEW brings professional wrestling back to TNT.

This episode gets deep into the wrestling nerdiness, does Chris even stand a chance in the discussion?

All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches (WWE DARK!) on the Episode One Podcast!

Oct 18, 2019

You can't have a new show about teenagers without Chris and steve weighing in.

Hulu's adaptation of John Green's first novel premieres on Hulu and we're here to talk about it. A deep dive on the characters this time.

Plus 30 second pitches about looking for other states!

Oct 15, 2019

In the final bout for the Podcasting Tag Team Championship, Chris and Steve have done it, they watched ALL the Comedies.. of which there were surprisingly few.

We Kick off with Mixed-ish starting at 9:00 in (ABC, Hulu) Then it's

Primal Cartoon Network/Adult Swim : 19:00

Bob Hearts Abishola CBS, CBS All-Access : 24:30

Carol's Second Act CBS, CBS All-Access : 25:23

The Unicorn CBS, CBS All-Access : 29:04

Sunnyside NBC, Hulu : 32:00

Bless the Harts Fox, Hulu : 37:33

Perfect Harmony NB, Hulu : 47:30

Oct 14, 2019

That's right, in order to claim our belt as Podcasting Tag Team Champions, Steve and Chris watched ALL the shows.

This episode, the fall dramas

Batwoman CW 5:40

All Rise CBS, CBS All-Access 14:30

Bluff City Law NBC, Hulu : 17:30

Prodigal Son Fox, Hulu : 23:15

Evil CBS, CBS All-Access : 27:00

Emergence ABC, Hulu : 33:40

Stumptown ABC, Hulu : 42:00

Almost Family Fox, Hulu : 49:00

Kids Say the Darndest Things ABC, Hulu : 54:30

Nancy Drew CW : 57:45

Oct 3, 2019

Lord Waldinger is in trouble. Who can we trust to save him? why Lady Becca of course!

Yes that's right. Chris's wife, Becca, last heard talking about The Act (our most popular episode) is back to discuss one of her favorite shows, Downton Abbey. with the new movie upon us, it seemed right to dig back to 2010 and re-watch the first episode of Downton Abbey.

Plus Crossovers, and other shows that follow from the sinking of the Titanic. (Historical Boats?)

Sep 26, 2019

Wait episode 526? Well yes and no, while NXT has been around for years as part of the WWE Network, it's now moved to USA, while being bigger and better! The episode one podcast is here to talk about it!

With special guest Emily Pratt (@emilyofpratt) we dig deep into the history of NXT, why it's now on USA, and how it fares as a third night of wrestling?

All that plus developmental leagues for other tv shows? You got it, on the Episode One Podcast!

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