The M&M Report: Is TV Still Good?

Image result for succession finaleDevin and I untangle our recent lack of enthusiasm for TV and explore the current state creatively and commercially of the television landscape.

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The M&M Report: “Succession” Season 2

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Devin and I invited Erin Vail back to the podcast to check in on Succession (with a few tangents along the way) as it begins its second season on HBO.

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The M&M Report: “SNL” Therapy

Image result for PETE DAVIDSON SNL 44Devin walks me through a therapy session as we unpack the current state of Saturday Night Live.

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Topics:

  • Political satire (0:00 – 19:30)
  • Alec Baldwin (19:30 – 27:00)
  • Weekend Update (27:00 – 38:00)
  • Pete Davidson (38:00 – 46:00)
  • Mark’s theory on hosts (46:00 – 50:00)
  • Why we keep watching (50:00 – End)

Some sketches we discussed:

Other stuff:

The M&M Report: Catching Up on Recent TV

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In a throwback to the early days of our podcast, Devin and I caught up on some TV we’ve been watching recently.

The Good Place: 0:00 – 3:00

BoJack Horseman: 3:00 – 8:30

Insecure: 8:30 – 13:30

Forever: 13:30 – 19:45

Succession: 19:45 – 28:15

American Vandal: 28:15 – 33:10

Big Brother: 33-10 – End

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The M&M Report: Five Years and Counting

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Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.

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Here are some things that were true on Sept. 15, 2013 — the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report:

The #1 song in America was “Roar” by Katy Perry.

The #1 movie in America was Insidious: Chapter Two.

The host of The Tonight Show was Jay Leno.

The host of The Late Show was David Letterman.

The most recent Beyoncé album was released following months of advance notice.

Cardi B was not yet of legal drinking age.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were not married.

Justin Timberlake was kinda cool — but only for a couple more weeks.

Drake’s music career consisted of one mixtape and two studio albums.

Jonas Brothers were still together.

Bill Cosby was months away from NBC announcing his comeback in a new sitcom.

Donald Trump’s most recent trip to Russia was in 1978.

The M&M Report: “Killing Eve” and “Barry”

KillingEve.jpgIt’s a full episode about the emotional devastation that comes with being a trained assassin (or being near one), courtesy of¬†Killing Eve on BBC America (0:00-17:45) and¬†Barry on HBO (17:45-End).

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