Title: Fall TV: Does It Matter?
Run Time: 22 min 21 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle
Topic: Does the Fall TV schedule matter anymore?
- Oktober thinks that the schedule is more symbolic. A lot of things start in fall, like school and the holidays.
- Nabbit thinks its habit, it always been that way and there’s no reason to change it.
- Luke brings up that in some ways its bad to start the new season in the fall. The NFL starts broadcasting and it screws up the big time shows’ schedule.
- Nabbit brings up that not only has the delivery systems changed for visual entertainment, but so has everybody else’s schedule. People who didn’t work outside the house 50 years ago now have two jobs.
- Oktober and Nabbit also suggest that one of the reasons season premiere’s are not quite as exciting as they were is because we have forums and spoilers and on set pictures that help people get through the summer. As compared to before when, once the cliff hanger was over you heard nothing for four months.
- Oktober talks about how she can’t really binge watch anything. Her attention span is always 2-3 episodes max. While Nabbit thinks he can just watch one and then finds he’s halfway through the season.
- The panelists talk about memorable things from past fall TV seasons. Major Monocle talks about the premiere of “Friends” to a groan of the rest of the panel. Oktober talks about an old episode of “That’s Incredible” with footage of ghost sounds in a castle. Luke’s was “America’s Most Wanted” which started a whole industry around true crime stories.
- And then there’s the flip side of that Some of the worst Fall TV’s openings. Oktober’s was the original V (The Series). Major Monocle trolls the panel by saying Fox’s Firefly, but later admits he was upset it didn’t continue not that it was a bad show. Luke remembers the Night Stalker reboot and the Kojak reboot (both in 2005)…both were products of their era (the 1970’s) and were not meant to be updated.
Game: “Drink It” or “Sink It” Challenge
This one is called the Green Dream. The panel really enjoyed the taste of this. Although Nabbit is a bit confused when he says it tastes “cold.” The Tropical Punch vodka, pineapple juice and mango syrup gives it a real complex but pleasurable blend of flavors. Nabbit suggests that it is only missing one thing….a little umbrella. The full recipe is one the main page before this post if you want to give it a try.