Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:35 Vacation Entertainment: Who would watch a goofy movie musical set on a Greek island on Christmas Day, or read a 750-page doorstop called Winter's Tale at the beach? We would! Mentioned: The Try It You'll Like It podcast ep about The Family Stone (which actually is a seasonally appropriate movie).
08:03 The Good Place: With "The Trolley Problem," "Janet and Michael," and "Derek," we catch up with what's already aired of season 2, and are ready to jump into new episodes every Thursday. Mentioned: Forkin' Bullshirt podcast; No Context The Good Place on Twitter.
18:37 Challenge Round: The Revolution Was Televised: Terri challenged Catherine to read the 2015 updated edition of Alan Sepinwall's book. It's an enjoyable, convincing read, even if (like us) you haven't watched many of the seminal TV shows it covers. Mentioned: TV Avalanche podcast; this Emmys opener.
For next week, Catherine challenged Terri to watch Bridesmaids. We'll also watch the brand-new episode of The Good Place airing on January 4, "Leap to Faith." Still no West Wing, though, as the West Wing Weekly podcast is on holiday hiatus.
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