Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:34 The Good Place: We gobbled up three episodes ("Tahani Al-Jamil," "Jason Mendoza," and "Category 55 Emergency Doomsday") like so much Thanksgiving gravy and stuffing. Mmm, stuffing.
07:52 The West Wing: On "Election Night," we get a little bit of everything: triumph, tears, LOLs, and a growing sense of dread for Sam Seaborn. Mentioned: the West Wing Weekly podcast.
18:39 Challenge Round: The Big Sick: Catherine challenged Terri to watch this well-done and deeper than usual romcom (hear her talk about it on our September 5 episode). Terri was glad for the forced viewing. Mentioned: The movie's writer and star Kumail Nanjiani on PCHH and the Sporkful.
For next week, Terri challenged Catherine to watch some Hill Street Blues (after consulting with Alan Sepinwall): season 1, episode 1, “Hill Street Station,” and season 3, episode 1, “Trial by Fury.” We're doing two since The West Wing Weekly podcast is taking a week off, so we won't be watching The West Wing. We will still watch The Good Place ("What We Owe to Each Other," "The Eternal Shriek," and "Most Improved Player," all from season 1).
And in case you need a little extra lead time, for a future challenge we will be reading Sepinwall's book The Revolution Was Televised. Grab it and get started!
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