Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:35 The Good Place: It's season 2! Hang onto your hats, lest you drown in a chowder fountain.
11:57 The West Wing: We still can't explain the title of "Arctic Radar," but enjoyed this episode for the Will Bailey/Toby Ziegler scenes (and President Bartlet's parking-ticket-related meltdown). Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast.
22:10 Challenge Round: The Big Family Cooking Showdown: Catherine challenged Terri to watch this show from The Great British Bake-off family of cozy, friendly competitive cooking shows, and it's just as soothing as you would expect.
For next week, Terri challenged Catherine to read The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall. We'll also watch the remaining three episodes of The Good Place that remain prior to its prime-time return on January 4 ("The Trolley Problem," "Janet and Michael," "Derek"). But no West Wing, as the West Wing Weekly podcast will be off.
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