Series of First Impressions
By Joe Pimenta, Kel McDonald, & Kristen Gish
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Getting started is hard. There will always be a few missteps along the way. Join 3 cartoonists, Joe Pimenta (https://twitter.com/joepi), Kel McDonald (https://twitter.com/kellhound), and Kristen Gish (https://twitter.com/KGishFish) as they talk about the first season of different TV Shows.
||CleanEpisode 13: Xena Warrior Princess||A mighty podcast forged in the heat of battle||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Stargate SG1||We don't like any of the shows Molly likes||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Angel||One side of a Conversation||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Better Call Saul||Joe, Kel, and Molly talk Better Call Saul. We talk about how it comes off to Breaking Bad viewers vs those coming in blind. The women in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, The tone change between the two, how Kel's thinks guns are boring, and it...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Buffy||THERE IS A DEMON IN THE INTERNET||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Sailor Moon||Mexican dub vs US dub||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Club De Cuervos||The Patriarchy ruins everything||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Broad City||Joe, Kel, and Kristen talk about the young broke ladies of New York City with Broad City.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The X-Files||Joe, Kel, and Kristen learn that the truth is out there! We talk about the first season of X-files and talk about how it changed TV||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Seinfeld||This month we talk about a show Joe grew up watching, Seinfeld! It's a little shorter than our other shows because Seinfeld nails what it wants to do right from the get go.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Avatar the Last Airbender||This months pick is from Kristen pick and it's a great one. Avatar the Last Airbender is a lovely and imaginative world and we revisited the beginning. We talk about how it's got some great character growth. Kel also attempts to say the opening from...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Izombie||BRAAAAAAAIIIIIIINS. Except not really. This month we discuss a zomdramromcon bonanza. Kel's pick it the show IZombie, just in time for a new season.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Parks and Recreation||We start our show with a show all the hosts love, Parks and Recreation. We talk about this amazing show's very rough start and how the right tone means a lot.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and fair reviews of shows
Only 5 episodes in and I'm really enjoying this show. You can tell how familiar the hosts are with each other, and how their experience as writers and artists help shape what they pay attention to as they watch these shows. Not only is this podcast a good yardstick for if you should watch the show - it also serves as an interesting retrospective for series you've already seen. For example: I'm a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I really enjoyed listening to the hosts use their familiarity with animation to give me context for how revolutionary that show was at the time. And to discuss what roots were planted in the first season that eventually bloomed. But they don't spend the entire time gushing. All of their episodes include a fair look at what worked and didn't work in these first seasons, which was refreshing for someone a little burnt out on endless cynicism or boundless joy. I really recommend picking the show you know the best, listening to that episode, then expanding from there. Highly recommended.