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411: Punching Up With Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel, the latest MCU TV series to arrive on Disney+, takes viewers home to Jersey City with the titular character, but what did certified Kamala Khan expert Kate Sánchez think of the liberties the show takes with the source material? We discuss! Around The Dial takes us through the New Orleans season of The Real World HomecomingFirst Kill; and Physical. Tara pitches Vida's "Episode 13" for induction into the Canon. Then it's on to the week's Winner and Loser, before closing up with a very formal Non-Regulation Game Time. Click on your enchanted bangles and join us!


Show Topics
  • Ms. Marvel
  • ATD: The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans
  • ATD: First Kill
  • ATD: Physical
  • The Canon: Vida S02.E07: Episode 13
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Non-Regulation Game Time: Your Honorifics

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Discussion
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9/21/2022

425: Oh Boy, It's A New Quantum Leap!

Everything old continues to be new again as NBC brings its late '80s/early '90s time travel series Quantum Leap back for a new generation; Vulture TV critic Kathryn VanArendonk joins us to discuss whether we wish we could travel back to stop it from happening. Around The Dial takes us through Los Espookys, Reservation Dogs, Halt And Catch Fire, and Journeyman. For the long-awaited return of Will Dave Hate This?, Sarah and Tara try to predict the titular Dave's reaction to the Marvel special Werewolf By Night. Laura F. uses an Extra Credit getting us to split up TV marriages, and couple up the new singletons with other TV characters. Kathryn presents the Station Eleven episode "Dr. Chaudhary" for admission into the Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, it's on to a Game Time that jumps around, jumps up, and gets down. Leap into a comfy chair and join us!Show TopicsQuantum Leap (2022)ATD: Los EspookysATD: Reservation DogsATD: Halt And Catch FireATD: JourneymanWill Dave Hate This? Werewolf By NightExtra Credit: Another Sad Divorce StatisticThe Canon: Station Eleven S01.E09: Dr. ChaudharyWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: Quantum LeapingShow NotesKathryn VanArendonk on TwitterKathryn's 2019 interview with Scott Bakula about the original Quantum LeapThe Listen To Sassy podcast on PatreonKathryn's Kate Beaton profile at VultureThe Vulture FestivalKathryn and Jesse David Fox's conversation about Welcome To Wrexham at VultureKathryn at VultureExhibit B. BooksPhoto: Ron Batzdorff / NBCDiscussionTweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on TwitterWe are @ExtraHotGreat on InstagramSupport EHG on Patreon Extra Hot Great on Patreon
9/14/2022

424: Is American Gigolo Doing It For Us?

Forty-two years after Paul Schrader's American Gigolo pioneered the sex-worker neo-noir micro-genre, Showtime's limited series of the same name is trying it again -- and returning guest Sarah Baker joins us to talk about tone problems; weird directing choices; pervasive misogyny that's even more tiresome than usual; MVP Rosie O'Donnell; and whether Jon Bernthal should have gotten better writing to work with. We went Around The Dial with Monarch, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Animal Kingdom, Cobra Kai, Severance, Big Brother, and Rings Of Power before Baker screwed up her courage and asked the Canon to PEN15's first-season episode, "Dance." Lee Jung-jae won, Dick Wolf lost (while John Oliver won), and a non-regulation Game Time about TV sex work was NOT considered especially heinous. Slow that disco standard way down for extra poignancy; it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.Show TopicsAmerican GigoloATD: MonarchATD: The Dick Van Dyke ShowATD: The Mary Tyler Moore ShowATD: Animal KingdomATD: Cobra KaiI Am Not A Crackpot: Cobra Kai locationsATD: The Rings Of PowerThe Canon: PEN15 S01.E10: DanceWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: Call ThemShow NotesTara's Rosie O'Donnell interview at Vanity FairWatch Sarah Baker in The Kominsky Method on NetflixKominsky's third-season trailerThe Great North on HuluCentral Park on AppleTV+Tara's Mark Proksch interview at VFTara's Decider piece about current primetime soaps, ALL of which ended up getting cancelledTara's The Handmaid's Tale S05 review at VFThe #LilithFair40 season finale on MASTASListen To SassyPhoto: Warrick Page / ShowtimeSupport EHG on PatreonExtra Hot Great on Patreon
9/7/2022

423: TV Teacher Thunderdome

It's the first week of September -- traditionally the time when students go back to school (and if your district is one of those cess pools that call kids back in early August: get yourself on the school board and FIX IT). So in recognition of the moment, we've chosen 27 TV educators to face each other in the Thunderdome and, per usual, fight to the death. Do magic users and telepaths have an advantage over literal murderers? Listen and find out which one ends up triumphantly covered in the blood of all their foes, and is probably coming up with a very important lesson all about it.Show TopicsTV Teacher ThunderdomeDiscussionTweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on TwitterWe are @ExtraHotGreat on InstagramSupport EHG on PatreonThe EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up at 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon