TV Avalanche Podcast, Episode 16: ‘Master of None,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ & More

Senior Television Writer
05.22.17 3 Comments

With the broadcast TV season almost over, Alan and Brian try to find news from the network upfronts they found exciting, then open up the mailbag to discuss shows you couldn’t pay them to watch, the grosses symptom of Peak TV, what a major Netflix series finale would feel like, dumb TV sports scenes, the proper ranking of this season’s Leftovers episodes, and why Twin Peaks is so divisive that Alan loves it and Brian has no patience for it. After that, it’s spoiler time, with a look across all of Master of None season 2, a check-in with Silicon Valley at mid-season, and a discussion of last week’s The Americans.

As always, you can send questions to, or tweet with the hashtag #TVAvalanche.

TV Avalanche is now available on iTunes (please rate and review if you haven’t already), Stitcher, Google Play, and Android. You can also stream it below or download it from SoundCloud. Our theme song is “Brundlefly” by The Zombie Dandies, which you can download here.

The rundown:

00:00-05:32 Upfronts results
05:33-09:20 Listener mail: “You couldn’t pay me to watch”
09:21-12:07 Listener mail: Peak TV vomit
12:08-15:21 Listener mail: Netflix series finales
15:22-18:19 Listener mail: Unimpressive midseason shows
18:20-22:38 Listener mail: Dumbest TV sports scene
22:39-30:01 Listener mail: Rank this year’s Leftovers episodes
30:02-35:39 Listener mail: Why is Twin Peaks good?
35:40-50:15 Master of None season 2 spoilers
50:16-54:44 Silicon Valley mid-season spoilers
54:45-1:07:04 The Americans: “Dyatkovo” spoilers

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