With Acknowledgement To The Classic
By Isaac Davis & Alex Garofalo
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Don't you miss channel surfing? Join Alex & Isaac on "With Acknowledgement To The Classic" as they dive right into the middle of TV series that they've (and hopefully you've) never seen before! Listen and laugh as they try to make sense of complex arcs and simple character names! Shows are selected from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and other readily available streaming platforms, so you can join in the fun! Every week we reassess the shows we have watched in pursuit of a definitive ranking of all the greatest TV shows of all time. Here are the CURRENT RANKINGS: 1. Highway to Heaven 2. Emergency! 3. Let's Eat 4. El Chapulin Colorado 5. Cheers 6. Bonanza 7. Old Money (Altes Geld) 8. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! 9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10. Top Boy 11. MacGyver 12. Death Comes to Pemberley 13. The Golden Girls 14. SeaQuest DSV 15. Shaka Zulu 16. Wings 17. Star Trek: The Animated Series 18. The Adventures of Black Beauty 19. Ascension 20. Star Trek: Voyager 21. The Lava Field 22. Bates Motel 23. The Strange Calls 24. Tierra De Reyes 25. Dead Set 26. McHale's Navy 27. Frasier 28. Remington Steele 29. Party of Five 30. Still Game 31. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 32. Dramaworld 33. Airwolf 34. Angel 35. Beauty & The Beast 36. Roswell 37. El Chavo 38. Mr. Young 39. Absolutely Fabulous 40. 'Allo 'Allo! 41. Residue
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Wings"||Alex & Isaac leave you with one more episode before saying goodbye for the summer.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWATTC is late!!||Alex & Isaac couldn't make this week's schedule work, so stay tuned for a new episode next Monday, May 14th!||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Residue"||Alex & Isaac try to wash Residue off of themselves.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Highway to Heaven"||Alex & Isaac have a new favorite show!||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Dramaworld"||Alex & Isaac enter Dramaworld in search of a happy ending.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Kojak"||Alex & Isaac step into the ring with Rocky and a couple of shady ladies.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Tierra de Reyes"||Alex & Isaac travel to the Land of Honor.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Remington Steele"||We're back after a lengthy delay...and we brought a pre-Bond Pierce Brosnan!||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "The Devil Is a Part-Timer!"||Alex & Isaac do some honest hard work at the internationally successful fast food restaurant MgRonald.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Star Trek: Voyager"||CW: Sci-Fi Moral Debates About Suicide Alex & Isaac try to get festive in space, but all they find is a race of depressed demigods!||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Holiday Hang-Up||It's a time-honored holiday tradition at WATTC - messing up the recording/editing and missing an episode deadline!||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "'Allo 'Allo!"||Alex & Isaac encounter the Greatest Generation and find them lacking.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Let's Eat"||Alex & Isaac sit down for a long, long dinner with the Insurance King.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Death Comes to Pemberley"||Alex & Isaac solve a mystery and a scandal.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Bates Motel"||We're baaack!||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAbsolutely Fabulous - "Olympics 2012"||Mr. Young: I'm the worst a TV show could possibly be! Absolutely Fabulous: Hold my beer.||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeauty and the Beast - "Legacies"||Alex & Isaac journey back to The World Below to declare their love for Father and yell "His hand moved!" a whole bunch.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonanza - "The Spitfire"||Alex & Isaac start whippin' everything in sight when their brother is killed over a simple misunderstanding about purifying the land.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMcHale's Navy - "Wally for Congress"||Alex & Isaac ship out to the scenic, palm tree-laden islands of the European Theater. They return home to a storied political career.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Golden Girls - "One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (Part 2)"||This podcast is so good that Alex & Isaac named it. Trust us, it took all we had not to title this one "Freddy Petersen".||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Lava Field - "Episode 4"||Alex & Isaac go out to the cliffs, where something dramatic is bound to happen. But they probably won't bother to film it.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitParty of Five - "...That Ends Well"||Alex & Isaac finally decide to sell the house and go their separate ways. But they'll always come back for Christmas...and Easter...and Owen's birthday...and...||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrasier - "Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2"||Alex & Isaac decide to move the podcast out to San Francisco, but end up in Chicago instead. Their chess set gets lost with the luggage.||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCheers - "One for the Road: Part 3"||Alex & Isaac rekindle their love after 6 years apart. After reconsidering on the airplane, they turn instead to beer and cigars.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMacGyver - "The Visitor"||Alex & Isaac, Vortex Vacuums. We're willing to bet that less than 50% of this very long episode is actually about MacGyver.||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Strange Calls - "Jingle"||Alex & Isaac try to prep for this year's Tidy Town competition...whatever the hell that is.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShaka Zulu - "Episode 9"||Alex & Isaac kill their son in order to keep him from usurping their throne. Oops, spoilers!||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Illness, An Apology||Alex has got a fever, and the only prescription is a 2-minute dose of Isaac.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuffy the Vampire Slayer - "Faith, Hope and Trick"||Alex & Isaac keep it five-by-five with another celebration of Buffy's 20th anniversary. Lock up your pizza boys.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngel - "Expecting"||Alex & Isaac celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with everyone's favorite son-of-a-weatherman, Angel.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTop Boy - "Series 2, Episode 2"||Alex & Isaac fight to get out of Summerhouse and find some food, fam.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEl Chavo - "Clases de Primeros Auxilios"||Alex & Isaac struggle to get past the mere premise of another Chespirito classic.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStill Game - "Oot" & "Smoke on the Water"||It's a two-for-one on the latest WATTC! Alex & Isaac head to the pub and attempt to tell overweight, Scottish senior citizens apart.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEl Chapulín Colorado - "Someday mankind will make it to Mars, or at least to love itself"||¡No contaban con la astucia de Alex y Isaac!||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoswell - "Sexual Healing"||Alex & Isaac discuss the exciting new feelings in their hearts and their toes.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStar Trek: The Animated Series - "The Counter-Clock Incident"||Alex & Isaac return for the 2017 Season! Unless a Nova drags us back to 2016 first...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWATTC Presents "Star Trek: Voyager"||[CW: Sci-Fi Abstractions of Suicide] Alex and Isaac try to get festive and fail miserably. Instead, they find themselves locked in a court battle between two warring demigods!||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOld Money - "The Beaver"||Happy Holidays from Alex & Isaac! Spend it with the Ranchensteiner [sic] family and their lovely doctor!||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAscension - "Chapter Two, Part 2"||Alex & Isaac are in space. And there was a murder. But there's no sense in crying over spilled milk.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDead Set - "4/5 (Thursday 30 October 10pm)"||Alex & Isaac are locked in a room with nothing but a poop bucket and a light machine. The only way out is through HOARDS OF THE UNDEAD.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - "Mystery of the Fallen Angels"||Alex & Isaac go to the carnival to search for the Hardy Boys with a little help from Nancy Drew.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Thanksgiving Message from WATTC||Just a thank-you to all of our listeners! We'll be back next week, watching "The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries," Season 1, Episode 7: "Mystery of the Fallen Angels"||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAirwolf - "Severance Pay"||A payroll error sends Alex & Isaac on a search for a fabled armed helicopter amid a sea of HR paperwork||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeaQuest DSV - "Lostland"||Alex & Isaac are cursed by the treasures of Atlantis, but manage to resist them with A JOURNEY TO THE MIND.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMr. Young - "Mr. Roboto 2.0"||Alex & Isaac make a terrible, terrible mistake and suffer through a very bad show.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmergency! - "905-Wild"||Emergency! - Season 4, Episode 19 - "905-Wild" - Available on Netflix Alex & Isaac take a break from pulling three million kittens out of an old woman's attic so that they can pretend to hunt down a missing yak.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Adventures of Black Beauty - "Game Of Chance"||The Adventures of Black Beauty - Season 2, Episode 26 - "Game Of Chance" - Available on Hulu Plus Alex & Isaac discover that gamblers can be heroes and little white ponies can be agents of pure chaos.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast where the guys choose a random episode of a random show and review it with hilarious results.
If you enjoyed their amazing 20goto10 podcast review of Halt and Catch Fire, you're bound to enjoy this.
The premise for this podcast is absolutely unique. There is nothing like it that I can remember ever listening to. Their approach to TV, to dive into a single episode and judge the entire series by it, leads to fascinating conclusions. It was as fun when I knew nothing about the show, but when I was familiar with the show it was even more entertaining to hear the take of highly articulate, and artistically literate new viewers expound on it.
However, the true gold of the podcast is the personality and chemistry of the two hosts, Isaac and Alex. Their preparation, their charisma, and the energy they bring to the show is wonderful. It has a distinct warmth to it, but also an honesty, it is an example of how differing opinions can coexist and compete without abusing or destroying each other. They try to be fair to these shows, even in the midst of decrying their flaws.
Let me not forget to mention the cultural angle here as well. They go across the world to find shows to watch, but they also go back in time. These are truly some of the most fascinating conversations on the show, as they try to compare the "norms" of the culture, say, 40 years ago, versus the late 2010s when this podcast was recorded. It is a journey through time and space.
I realize that as I write this, life has happened and the hosts have apparently moved on to new adventures. But I would still highly, highly recommend this show to anyone who is interested in television as an art form. The conversations they had are IMHO timeless.