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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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Sep 27, 2022

Last week we talked fake reboot, this week we dive into a sequel/reboot and a prequel!

Quantum leap is a reboot of the classic 1980s show that also serves as a sequel show. Steve and Chris dive in with our limited knowledge of the original and discuss the format, the tropes and whether it's got us hooked.

Andor is a prequel to the film Star Wars: Rogue One. We discuss a little bit of Star Wars overload, and whether the moody drama drew us in. We also discuss multi episode premieres and whether they need to be judged as a whole.

We also do some fun crossovers and pitch the next quantum leap.

Sep 20, 2022

No, we're sorry they are not rebooting Star Wars: Episode One the Phantom Menace.

But they are rebooting yours, mine and everyone's favorite sitcom, Step Right Up!

Wait, I'm being told that wasn't a real sitcom?

I don't care, I'm here for it, Staring Rachel Bloom, Keegan Michael-Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville and Paul Reiser, the new Hulu show Reboot is a blast!

Sep 7, 2022

We have Screeners! Thank you Hulu for giving us access to Tell Me Lies so we can bring it to the audience on release day!

We've done a few shoes, many of them Hulu in this vein. Based off a book (Little Fire Everywhere, Nine Perfect Strangers) Toxic Relationship (Cruel Summer), Horny (Normal People). It's great to do a show that combines elements of most of our most popular episodes!

We're here to watch with you, discuss Tell Me Lies, what hooked us, what didn't work, and of course whether we're watching more.

Let us know what you thought of Tell Me Lies (episodeonepod@gmail.com)

Sep 7, 2022

A couple firsts in this episode. First a show Steve hasn't watched, and second a british show that is exclusive to Hulu and Star+

Can Chris convince Steve to watch Wedding Season, without giving away the episode 1 twist?

Then Steve and Chris review the last year of Episode ones, going back to 154, as a preview of our Next episode. Tell Me Lies

Aug 31, 2022

Another month, another Marvel show. But this one is a bit of a fresh take, as it's the first proper comedy!

The boys (not not those boys) dig in and take a look at what worked (the lawyering surprisingly) What didn't (besides the CGI). and discuss how this fits into the current "meta" of Marvel TV.  We also discuss HBO Max turmoil for a little bit, and then dig into some crossovers and 30 second pitches.

Aug 8, 2022

Don't call it a come back.

The 3rd PLL spinoff is here, and we have our resident PLL Expert Steve ready to go.

Brought to us by the depraved mind of Roberto Aguire-Sacasa, this is a dark horror type take on the Teen drama.

Is it Dark than Riverdale and Sabrina? Can it live up to the original. What property should Roberto remake next?

All this and more on the Episode One Podcast.

Jul 27, 2022

Today we have a 3 for 1. 3 shows featuring strong female leads.

We start off talking about the Lana Condor led Boo Bitch on Netflix, a miniseries with a strong premise.

Then we discuss the Phoebe Robinson vehicle, based off her book, Everything's Trash.

Then we close with A show originally scheduled for ABC, but now on Hulu, Maggie!

It's a fun ride, we cover each show fairly quickly (for us) then get into some pitches for shows that combine all three premises.

Enjoy this week's Episode One Podcast!

Jun 23, 2022

Welcome, to the Disney + Podcast... Well not exactly, but can you blame us when they're pumping out hit after hit?

This week another comic book show (our specialty) as we take on Ms Marvel.

To summarize our take, Chris's wife, who hates shows about teenagers, loved this pilot! 

We also have some pretty good crossovers and pitches this week!

Jun 9, 2022

Not even Covid could stop us... though it could delay us, from fulfilling our destiny and reviewing a show starring the hero of Star Wars Episode One... this podcast's namesake if you believe Steve.

So, how is the much-awaited show? Can it hold up to things, and did this show inadvertently create the Flea multiverse?

all this and more on this Star Wars episode one podcast.

May 27, 2022

"So what is Shoresy?" "well it's" "Huh?" "Well it's a spin off of Letterkenny"

You'll get it once you watch it.

Perhaps the most Canadian show we've ever done (It's as canadian as Normal People was Irish).

Join us as we recap the pilot (having never watched letterkenny) and sort of fall in love with Sudbury.

Also we obviously cross this over with the Mighty Ducks. 

 

May 13, 2022

Mike Myers is back! Mike Myers? Hard to believe he hasn't done comedy basically in 14 years, but he is back, with a Netflix Show.

Chris and Steve try to dissect, is it funny? does it work? is it for us, or just for Mike Myers?

One of the most interesting shows we've done on the Episode One Podcast in awhile, The Pentaverate, plus crossovers and 30 second pitches.

Apr 13, 2022

What's real? Is Obi-Wan real? Is this podcast? Is Steve?

Moon Knight is here, perhaps the biggest leap the Marvel Cinematic universe has taken thus far... or at least in terms of TV Shows.

How does the show stack up to previous Marvel shows with more established characters? How does the Star power of Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke fare? 

And is this show more proof that the Freeform Cinematic Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are one and the same?

All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches

Mar 31, 2022

Fresh off the Oscars, we're here to talk about Oscar Host Amy Schumer! Well, we also talk a little about other stuff that happened that night.

But then Back to Amy Schumer, she has a new show on Hulu, and the Episode One Podcast was curious, so we dive in!

We also found another Comic book Show! Can you believe it? DMZ, based off the Brian Wood - Riccardo Burchielli Vertigo series, adapted into a miniseries starring Rosario Dawson!

An eclectic pair of show this week, and we may have had a bit more fun talking about them than we did watching them.

Join us, won't you? On this week's Episode One Pdcast!

Mar 9, 2022

A new record for us, 3 shows, almost under one hour!

We debated doing one big crossover and having the show be "Winning flags dropout" but, that was too confusing, even for us.

This week we discuss the Hulu docudrama about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, a docu drama about the 80s Showtime Lakers, AND a somewhat based on a true story about pirates!

 

Feb 17, 2022

It's here! The 155th Episode Spectacular!

We take a look at two great new episode ones, Bel-Air, the reimagining of The Fresh Prince, and Single Drunk Female, the latest addition to the Freeform Cinematic Universe.

We also take a look back at shows we've watched more, and there are quite a few!

Also Crossovers, and a 30 second pitch for the ages... Is Bel-Air the real story and Fresh Prince was the "How I met your Mother" style retelling?

Jan 27, 2022

And we thought we picked two shows with nothing in common? Both shows are all about fathers! Sure in one you don't know the father is, but in the other the father is a Nazi Asshole!

Remember in December when we were afraid of Comic Book Tv Show overload? Turns out the Cure is James Gunn!

And the sequel show/spinoff/reboot continues. Does it work this time?

All this and crossovers and 30 second pitches!

Jan 5, 2022

There are two types of shows the episode one podcast must do.

Comic book shows and Star Wars shows.

Boba Fett is back, the Mandalorian isn't yet. This is the second live action Star Wars show, how does it hold up. Can it differentiate itself from the Mandalorian, or is it more of the same? (not that more Mando would be bad).

Also a lot of takes on Star Wars Episode One, the other thing we discuss. All this plus 30 second pitches and Crossovers!

Dec 17, 2021

And just like that, there's a new podcast episode.

This week Steve and Chris take a look at another sequel series. Sequel series have been sort of a backbone of this podcast. They keep evolving, with the latest being one no one thought would ever happen. And it's good?

Also while she couldn't be on the pod, Chris's wife, a long time Sex and the City fan gives her thoughts to Chris.

All this plus 30 second pitches and crossovers!

Dec 3, 2021

They did it again. They stole Steve's mind! Rogers the musical was his idea dammit!

Eventually Steve and Chris put that aside and offer to write the X-Men into the MCU... and also review Episode one of Hawkeye.

Did this show solve Comic Book burnout? or just make it worse?

All this plus 30 second pitches and crossovers!

Nov 25, 2021

Anime and Comics, how much more Episode One can you get? 

This week Steve and Chris take a look at the Live Action Remake of the classic Anime, Cowboy Bebop. Is it a live action Adaptation that works?

We also look at a rarity, a comic book character neither Steve nor Chris are very familiar with, Hit-Monkey. This is the last of the non MCU Marvel tv adaptations, at this point we've done them all. I think it ends on a bang!

Plus we talk about comics burnout, anime in general, a bunch of other random stuff, and as always, 30 second pitches and cross overs!

Nov 11, 2021

To be clear, these are two different shows... Fairfax on Amazon Prime, 4400 on CW.

So we have a trend. Shows named after streets Steve lives by. Hollywood might be getting lazier... but hey we can roll with it.

4400 is a remake of a show Chris sort of liked, sort of hated back in the Aughts. Now it's been updated for the new decade and is on the CW instead of USA. (also the changed the name from "The 4400" to "4400" but yet it's on "The" CW. Interesting.

Fairfax is a spoof on modern tween culture... and it's fun!

All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches!

Oct 19, 2021

Steve is live on the scene of the sinkhole. As we discuss the latest network "event" show, La Brea. imagining a world where LA has a non earthquake related disaster, and maybe there's time travel?

I have to to admit, this show is a bit of a mess, but is it so bad it's good? Let's talk..

We also get distracted by DC Fandome news, most notably the Black Adam teaser. All this plus crossovers and 30 second pitches.

Sep 21, 2021

This week we watch two shows with a lot more in common than you'd think.

Despite one being base don a true story, and one based on the iconic indie comic series. Both tap into Politics, the power dynamics between Men and Women, and both are associated with Hulu.

Steve and Chris discuss their memories living through the Impeachment of Bill Clinton and their knowledge of the Y: The Last Man Comic series.

All this, plus Crossovers and 30 second pitches.

Aug 31, 2021

Standing Tall!...

So excited for this reboot of Perfect strangers, is Nicole Kidman Balki???

Oh, it's not? Well it's a pretty great miniseries, brought to us by the team of David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman who did Big Little Lies on HBO.

Watch it, lsiten to us chat. We also discuss The Chair, in a new sponsorship with Ikea we aim to...

Oh, no, it's a show? Sandra Oh? Not Killing Steve? Cool. We discuss this Dramedy about higher education in the modern age.

All this, plus a new game "Will it stay a mini series or get a season two?"

Aug 19, 2021

It's finally time, the prophecy fulfilled. We watched Titans, once it was not on the DC Universe app. We predicted it wouldn't work, we predicted HBO Max would supplant it, Swamp Thing fell first, then Stargirl, Doom Patrol, and now Titans.

We also check out the latest MCU show, What If. and a really cool show from Taiki Waititi, Reservation dogs. As a person of Indigenous ancestry, Steve was excited for the representation, but also it's a great show. a 30 minute dramedy about 4 Native American teenagers living on a Reservation in Oklahoma, with dreams of moving to California, check it out on FX on Hulu.

All this plus Crossovers and 30 second pitches.

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