Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast:
00:33 Master of None: Terri tends to like every other episode of this show, and this week's "Amarsi Un Po" was the "nope" after the "yes!" of last week's. (But the aerial footage of Manhattan at night was spectacular.)
11:52 The West Wing: "The U.S. Poet Laureate" is also not one of Terri's faves, but the accompanying West Wing Weekly podcast delivered the guests she'd been hoping to hear from. Also mentioned: TV Avalanche with guest Linda Holmes and Little House on the Podcast.
23:35 Challenge Round: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Taking off from the "unwise responses to criticism" theme on West Wing, Terri challenged Catherine to watch the pilot of Sorkin's follow-up show. Catherine liked its casting and snappy dialogue, but that wasn't enough to save this one-season show.
For next week, Catherine challenged Terri to watch two episodes of another behind-the-scenes show from 2006: 30 Rock ("Tracy vs. Conan," S1E7, and "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001," S4E7). Plus: Master of None's "Buona Notte" and West Wing's "Stirred."
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