TV Avalanche Podcast, Episode 17: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Carmichael Show,’ ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ & More

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05.30.17 2 Comments


I apologize in advance for being a bit insufferable during the recording of this week’s TV Avalanche podcast, which took place while I was waiting for HBO to upload The Leftovers finale to their press site. (Spoiler: they did not before we were done.) As to the actual content, we start off by answering Brian’s Americans wig question, followed by the two of us trading off on a pair of Netflix premieres, with Brian having a House of Cards epiphany and me reviewing F Is For Family, which then leads into a conversation about shows we like with main characters we hate. From there, it’s off for a discussion of the return of Carmichael Show and the premiere of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, aka TV’s umpteenth series about what it’s like to be a stand-up comedian, followed by spoiler segments on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 and the penultimate Leftovers.

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.

00:00-02:01 Introduction
02:02-05:24 Where do The Americans spies get their wigs?
05:25-10:22 House of Cards season 5
10:23-16:06 F Is For Family season 2
16:07-25:00 Good shows with main characters we hate
25:01-32:39 Carmichael Show season 3
32:40-42:07 I’m Dying Up Here
42:08-53:19 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 spoilers
53:20-01:11:13 The Leftovers: “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” spoilers

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