292: Playing Games With Dispatches From Elsewhere

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By Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole

292: Playing Games With Dispatches From Elsewhere

AMC already had a perfectly good Charlie Kaufman-esque property, but the network went with Dispatches From Elsewhere over Lodge 49 -- and while it's kind of Sarah's dream to fall into an alternate-reality scavenger hunt, first-time guest Dave Chen felt like the show would be more fun to "play" than to watch. Is it too twee? Too slow? Too divorced from the reality of non-celebrities? Or do the excellent cast and the In Search Of… graphics make it all worthwhile? Then we went Around The Dial with Love Is Blind, The Outsider, Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, A French Village, and second-rate American TV in East Africa before Dave Cole declared transparent computer screens NOT the wave of the future. Dave Chen tried to give the Canon a bear hug by submitting the first-season finale of Succession for the Canon. Trebek won, disgracios lost (again), and IMDb throuples tested our wits during Game Time. Don't miss this dispatch from your podcast app; it's an all-new Extra Hot Great!


SHOW TOPICS

Dispatches From ElsewhereATD: Love Is BlindATD: The OutsiderATD: Teen Mom: Young & PregnantATD: A French VillageATD: TV in East AfricaI Am Not A Crackpot: Transparent Computer ScreensThe Canon: Succession S01.E10: "Nobody Is Ever Missing"Winner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: They Get Around


SHOW NOTES

Dave Chen on TwitterCulturally Relevant with David ChenDecoding WestworldTara on Party Of Five at PrimetimerSarah on The Trials Of Gabriel Fernandez at PrimetimerThe Sweet Smell of SuccessionPhoto: Zach Dilgard / AMC


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