Welcome to another episode of TV Avalanche, where Brian Grubb and I try to sort out the best, worst, and most interesting things happening in Peak TV.
We open this week’s episode with an Emmy preview where we each pick potential events that could make us happy during Sunday night’s telecast, and others that would annoy us. From there, we move onto reviews of two returning cable shows with female leads: Abbi and Ilana back to get into trouble on Broad City, and Pamela Adlon and friends for a new year of Better Things. Then we do an extended mailbag segment, answering questions about Amazon’s search for the next Game of Thrones, AMC’s third-best show ever, comfort food TV, what Zoo animal Brian would like to see devour Pete Campbell, the best sports-themed shows, and a lot more.
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00:00-20:26 Emmy preview
20:27-27:58 Broad City season 4
27:59-36:44 Better Things season 2
36:45-43:10 Listener mail: Turmoil at Amazon
43:11-49:34 Listener mail: AMC’s third-best show ever?
49:35-52:34 Listener mail: 13-hour novel vs 13-hour movie & Pete Campbell vs Zoo animals
52:35-59:45 Listener mail: Comfort food TV
59:46-01:02:57 Listener mail: Sports-themed TV shows
01:02:58-01:07:22 Listener mail: Unfairly-maligned characters