Feb. 16, 2022

Everyone's Pissed About Riff (Jumping the Shark)

Everyone's Pissed About Riff (Jumping the Shark)

This episode contains minor spoilers for Parks and Recreation, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, The Mindy Project, and major spoilers for Archive 81 and Sweet Magnolias (timecode links below)

Spoiler alert, Rosey and Avery do a mini deep dive on Archive 81 because there's just so much to SAY.  We gotta talk about doubles luge. Rosey watched the absurd Sweet Magnolias. Deep dive into jumping the shark covering shows that fail at it, some shows that pull it off and why. Netflix Top 10 for this week featuring THE TINDAH SWINDLAH. Finally, we make some Black History relevant recommendations — things we’ve loved and things that we want to watch.

Next week we’ll analyze the groundbreaking, delightful, and slighted Oscar-hopeful Lady Bird.

Some topics covered:

Shows that did (or almost did) Jump the Shark

  • Happy Days
  • Game of Throne
  • Parks and Recreation
  • One Tree Hill
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Mad Men
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Downton Abbey
  • True Blood
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Supernatural
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Veronica Mars
  • Arrested Development
  • The Mindy Project
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Barney and Friends
  • American Horror Story: Cult
  • Growing Pains
  • The OC
  • Younger
  • White Collar

Thing we trailed:

  • The Tinder Swindler — Netflix
  • In From the Cold — Netflix

Black History Month recommendations:

  • Insecure — HBO Max
  • Black-ish — Hulu
  • 13th — Netflix, Youtube
  • Just Mercy — Amazon Prime
  • The People v. OJ Simpson — Netflix
  • Lovecraft Country — HBO Max
  • Watchmen — HBO Max, Hulu
  • Fruitvale Station — Hulu, Amazon Prime, Showtime

Where to stream:

  • Archive 81 — Netflix
  • Midsomar — Hulu, Amazon Prime, Showtime
  • Winter Olympics — Peacock
  • Sweet Magnolias — Netflix

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