The TV Dudes Podcast
The TV Dudes is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing all things tv, including: news, reviews, and tv discussion. The TV Dudes is recorded by 4 friends out of Austin, TX and new episodes are released every Friday. Tune in!
info_outline The Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly 05/07/2021
The Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly This week, we're talking about the Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly... that's Brockmire, Rebel, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on HULU, and Invincible on PRIME, and we'll let you decide which one is which. 2:10-20:52 TV Diaries 20:52-29:46 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 31:49- 38:08 Brockmire (HULU) 38:08-47:15 Rebel (HULU) 47:15 -1:01:20 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (HULU/NETFLIX) 1:01:20 - Invincible (PRIME)
info_outline Kyle Matthew, 'Bunk'd' - The TV Dudes Interview 05/06/2021
Kyle Matthew, 'Bunk'd' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with up and coming actor, writer, and producer Kyle Matthew. Kyle is currently filming an exciting guest role for Disney’s Bunk’d, and filming his supporting role in an upcoming feature film that will be announced later in the year! Check it out!
info_outline Pleasant Surprises 04/30/2021
Pleasant Surprises This week, we're talking about pleasant surprises! Pleasant surprises like the realization that there's a bonus episode of Mythic Quest on Apple+, learning that the new Peacock show Rutherford Falls is much stronger than its trailer would suggest, or that Shadow & Bone, despite having the trappings of YA fantasy that has turned us off on other projects, is actually a pretty solid show. 2:50-15:03 TV Diary 15:03-22 :58 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 24:02-33:13 Mythic Quest Episode 11 (Apple+) 33:13-42:19 Rutherford Falls (Peacock) 42:19-58:39 Shadow & Bone (NETFLIX) 58:39 - Falcon & Winter Soldier (Disney+)
info_outline Josh Breckenridge, 'Monotony' - The TV Dudes Interview 04/23/2021
Josh Breckenridge, 'Monotony' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with star of stage and screen, Josh Breckenridge. You may have seen him on the boards in Come From Away, or on your television in 'Blacklist', or 'FBI'. Today, however, we discuss his new musical venture, an album of original music written and recorded during 2020's pandemic year. The album, Monotony, might best be described as chamber-pop soul. We open with the track 'Home Is Where the Art Is' before getting to the interview. Check it out!
info_outline I Swear We Had Something For This... 04/22/2021
I Swear We Had Something For This... This week, we're talking about shows where protagonists had been laid low. Whether it's Archer returning from a three-year coma in Archer Season 11 on FX, John Stamos being humbled as a high school basketball coach on Disney+, or the various disappointments of the people of Mare of Easttown on HBO Max, it's all... kind of... oh, damn, we had something for this! 4:50-27:50 TV Diary 27:50-36:07 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction: 36:07-46:04 Archer Season 11 (FX/HULU) 46:04-54:03 Big Shot (Disney+) 55:00-1:02:58 Mare of Easttown (HBO Max) 1:03:15- Falcon & Winter Soldier (Disney+)
info_outline Strange Old Worlds 04/16/2021
Strange Old Worlds This week we're exploring strange old worlds. That means the Victorian X-Men pastiche of The Nevers on HBO Max, the racist '50s Compton in Them on Amazon Prime, or ancient Chinese traditions in a modern context in CW's Kung Fu revamp. 2:08-25:44 TV Diary The Nevers 27:55-35:16 (HBO Max) Them (Amazon Prime) 35:16-51:25 Kung Fu (CW) 51:33-56:50 Falcon & Winter Soldier (Disney+) 57:10-
info_outline Mary Chieffo, 'Whiterock Cliff' - The TV Dudes Interview 04/14/2021
Mary Chieffo, 'Whiterock Cliff' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Mary Chieffo, director of the new play 'Whiterock Cliff' streaming nightly (tickets available now) through fiveohm.tv. Mary played Chancellor L'Rell on Star Trek Discovery, and we discuss all of that and much more. Check it out! Get your tickets for 'Whiterock Cliff' here:
info_outline Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean, 'Witness Infection' - The TV Dudes Interview 04/14/2021
Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean, 'Witness Infection' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean, co-stars and co-writers of the new horror-comedy movie Witness Infection. It tells the story of two rival mob families who are transferred from the Witness Protection Program to the same city by mistake. If that's not problem enough, a zombie outbreak begins! The entire cast of the movie is a voice-actor who's who, and we talk about making the movie, balancing humor and horror, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Women Rule! 04/09/2021
Women Rule! This week, the TV Dudes are talking about how women rule! Whether it's the ultimate badass Cherie from The Wall in 'Solar Opposites' on HULU, another memorable Cristin Milioti character in Hazel Green on HBO Max's 'Made for Love' or the plethora of amazing female comedians on 'Hysterical' on HULU, that's the focus for this week's episode. 2:22-18:48 TV Diary 20:20-26:26 Solar Opposites (HULU) 26:26-34:12 Made for Love (HBO Max) 34:12-48:48 Hysterical (HULU) 49:05- Falcon & Winter Soldier (Disney+)
info_outline Welcome to the TV Dudes, Nick... 04/02/2021
Welcome to the TV Dudes, Nick... This week, Nick Thyes joins us as a new regular contributor while Kyle is on hiatus, and he's just in time to talk with us about Invincible on Amazon Prime, The Mighty Ducks Gamechangers on Disney+, and The Irregulars on NETFLIX! Plus we might just sneak in another look at Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney+. 2:35-15:20 TV Diary 16:20-28:23 Invincible (Prime) 28:23-38:30 The Mighty Ducks Gamechangers (Disney+) 38:30-45:23 The Irregulars (NETFLIX) 45:23- Falcon and Winter Soldier (Disney+)
info_outline #THELANDERCUT 03/26/2021
#THELANDERCUT This week... four hours of TV Dudes (no, not really), brought to you in all its sepia toned glory! Extra Superman in the form of Superman & Lois on CW! An alien who wasn't in the original version courtesy of Resident Alien on SYFY! And Falcon & Winter Soldier, on Disney+, because if Randy gets put in charge, you know he's gonna make us talk about the MCU! 4:15-19:50 TV Diary 19:50-36:52 Superman & Lois (CW) 36:52-42:56 Resident Alien (SYFY) 42:56- Falcon & Winter Soldier (Disney+)
info_outline Tiger Money 03/19/2021
Tiger Money This week, we're diving into Paramount+, which is basically CBS All Access with just the slightest coat of new paint. We're going to be talking about their new dramas, specifically Equalizer, Clarice, and Coyote. So why is the episode called Tiger Money? Well... we'll explain that. 2:15-21:30 TV Diary 22:31-31:58 The Equalizer (Paramount+) 32:20-42:39 Clarice (Paramount+) 42:50- Coyote (Paramount+)
info_outline Growing Pains 03/12/2021
Growing Pains This week is all about growing pains, and not the kind that Alan Thicke had to deal with! We're talking about the difficulties of moving back to a small town and discovering you've got superpowers in Superman & Lois on the CW. We're talking about the trials and tribulations of 2032 Presidential Candidate Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock over on Hulu. We're talking about all the growth that took place on WandaVision on Disney+ as we talk about the back half of the season and final episode. We're talking about growing up in the kaiju-infested apocalyptic Australia in Pacific Rim The Black on NETFLIX. And we're talking about the weird changes that occur in your body as you go through adolescence... I'm sorry, that should read mutation by alien artifacts... over on Debris on HULU. And because Kyle is still dealing with the fallout of Austin's icepocalypse, we're talking about it with one of our regular guest hosts, Nick Thyes! 2:30-12:13 TV Diary 13:45- Superman & Lois (CW) 28:49-34:39 Young Rock (HULU) 36:15-43:59 Debris (HULU) 43:59-54:41 Pacific Rim The Black (NETFLIX) 54:58-1:12:49 WandaVision Season Finale (Disney+)
info_outline Mark McKinnon, 'The Waiting Room' - The TV Dudes Interview 03/09/2021
Mark McKinnon, 'The Waiting Room' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Mark McKinnon about his role in the BET Her project 'The Waiting Room' as well as his work mentoring new actors in the business, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Bourke Floyd, 'SWAGGER' - The TV Dudes Interview 03/09/2021
Bourke Floyd, 'SWAGGER' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Bourke Floyd about making his return to a creative career, what acting means as an outlet for him, and (of course) a little bit about that Dawson's Creek life. You don't wanna wait!
info_outline Adam McArthur, 'Jujutsu Kaisen' - The TV Dudes Interview 03/09/2021
Adam McArthur, 'Jujutsu Kaisen' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Adam McArthur about what he loves about voice acting, his role on 'Jujutsu Kaisen', and much more! Check it out!
info_outline Aadila Dosani, 'Nancy Drew' - The TV Dudes Interview 03/09/2021
Aadila Dosani, 'Nancy Drew' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Aadila Dosani about playing a Bobbsey Twin, what she loves about mysteries, how acting lets her discover the world, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline This is a Game, Kyle! 03/05/2021
This is a Game, Kyle! This is a Game, Kyle! Specifically, it's our semi-annual game show and late night episode, a favorite of Kyle, who watches a lot more of that kind of thing than Les and Randy do in general. But this time out, there are a couple shows that have hit our regular rotation, including The Hustler and The Chase on HULU, and of course we're all happy to see the return of Last Week Tonight over on HBO! 2:06-22:15 TV Diary 22:43-32:38 The Hustler (HULU) 32:38-46:50 The Chase (HULU) 47:08-51:20 To Tell The Truth (HULU) 51:20-1:00:00 Celebrity Wheel of Fortune/Who Wants To Be A Millionaire/Cherries Wild/The Wall (HULU) 1:00:38-1:05:00 Name That Tune (HULU) 1:05:01-1:10:45 Wall of Boxes (YOUTUBE) 1:10:45-1:16:42 Last Week Tonight (HBO)
info_outline This Is Not a Game, Les! 02/26/2021
This Is Not a Game, Les! This is Not Some Game! That's next week. This week, Kyle is taking a much needed sabbatical to deal with Icepocalypse fallout, and so it's up to Randy and Les to hold down the fort. We're talking about the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on NETFLIX, The Expanse over on Prime, and The Head over on HBO Max! 6:46 TV Diary 24:07-31:07 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 (NETFLIX) 31:07-35:53 The Expanse Season 5 (PRIME) 36:12-42:37 The Head (HBO Max) 42:37-53:50 TV News (The Snyder Cut, Kevin Can Fuck Himself, Frasier reboot)
info_outline Great Expectations 02/12/2021
Great Expectations This week we're talking about Great Expectations! Not the British novel, but we are getting British with All Creatures Great and Small and Scarlet and the Duke over on PBS. The title of Everyone is Doing Great over on HULU sets up some expectations that things are going great, and did Walker meet the great expectations of its reboot roots and great ratings? Maybe not. But we are talking about something legitimately great, which is In and Of Itself on HULU. 2:58-7:28 Power Rankings 7:28-26:28 TV Diary 26:28-34:26 TV News 34:53-49:18 All Creatures Great and Small (PBS)/Scarlet and the Duke (PBS) 49:18-1:01:17 Everyone Is Doing Great (HULU) 1:01:34-1:09:12 Walker (CW) 1:09:12-1:23:51 In and Of Itself (HULU)
info_outline Alondra Delgado, 'All American' - The TV Dudes Interview 02/11/2021
Alondra Delgado, 'All American' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actress Alondra Delgado about her new role on The CW's 'All American', as well as her work on 'Vida' and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Constance Shulman, 'SMITHTOWN' - The TV Dudes Interview 02/11/2021
Constance Shulman, 'SMITHTOWN' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actress Constance Shulman! You know her as Yoga Jones from 'Orange Is The New Black', or as the voice of Patti Mayonnaise on the animated series 'Doug'. Today, we discuss her role in a virtual production of the powerful and timely new play 'SMITHTOWN', written by Drew Larimore and directed by Stephen Kitsakos. 'SMITHTOWN' is a series of four interconnected but distinct monologues featuring an ensemble of top Broadway and television actors. The play will be available for an extended online engagement starting February 13. Tickets are available at tskw.org/smithtown-2. Check it out!
info_outline Inconvenient Bodies 02/05/2021
Inconvenient Bodies This week we're talking about Inconvenient Bodies! It may be the dead bodies in The Sister on HULU or Resident Alien on SYFY, or it may be the body issues of the protagonist of Miranda on BBC or the remake of Call Me Kat on FOX. 1:35-7:57 Power Rankings: 8:24-14:08 TV Diary: 15:23-22:46 The Sister (HULU) 23:05-32:25 Resident Alien (SYFY) 32:25-42:39 Miranda/Call Me Kat (HULU)
info_outline Points of View 01/29/2021
Points of View This week we're talking about Points of View... whether it's the multiple lives and twisted backstory of Lupin on NETFLIX, the strange magic of In and Of Itself on HULU, or the multiple people with very conflicting views of our protagonist in Batwoman on CW. 3:00- Power Rankings: 14:58-27:30 TV Diary 28:59-37:05 Lupin (NETFLIX) 37:24-42:33 In and Of Itself (HULU) 42:33-54:17 Batwoman Season 2 (CW)
info_outline Who's The Boss? 01/22/2021
Who's The Boss? This week, we're asking the musical question Who's The Boss? We're looking back at the final season of The Magicians on Netflix, watching Zoey struggle with personal loss and an unexpected promotion in the second season of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on HULU, and watching Ted Danson as the new mayor of Los Angeles in Mr. Mayor on HULU. And of course we're talking about WandaVision over on Disney+, where the big question is who is in charge of this strange sitcom reality. 5:23-18:32 Power Rankings: 18:32-23:18 TV Diary: 23:46-43:28 The Magicians (NETFLIX) 43:28-54:03 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (HULU) 54:22- Mr. Mayor (HULU) 1:02:01-1:26:24 WandaVision (Disney+)
info_outline The Good, The Badass, and the Ugly 01/15/2021
The Good, The Badass, and the Ugly This week, it's all about who's good, who's badass, and who's ugly? Bryan Cranston can play all three in Showtime's Your Honor, there are ultimate badasses in Cobra Kai season 3 on Netflix, there's some ugly language in History of Swear Words on Netflix, and who knows why the Transformers in Netflix's War for Cybertron Earthrise are in disguise? Maybe they're ugly. 2:30-7:42 Power Rankings 7:42-30:31 TV Diary 32:24-42:58 Your Honor (Showtime) 42:58-59:33 Cobra Kai S3 (Netflix) 59:53-1:07:01 History of Swear Words (Netflix) 1:07:01-1:12:45 Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise (Netflix)
info_outline Max Miller, 'Tasting History' - The TV Dudes Interview 01/11/2021
Max Miller, 'Tasting History' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Max Miller about his path to YouTube stardom, his love of cooking and the stories behind the recipes, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Clearing the Decks 01/08/2021
Clearing the Decks It's our first show of 2021, and we're clearing the decks of the last few shows from 2020! We bid a less-than-fond farewell to 2020 with NETFLIX's Death to 2020, check in on a couple of last minute 2020 drops with The Stand on CBS All Access, and season 9 of Letterkenny on HULU, and the newly arrived Mad About You Reboot over on Amazon Prime! 2:17-10:48 Power Rankings 10:48-21:58 TV Diary 22:24-39:50 Mad About You Reboot Season 1 (PRIME) 41:06-50:47 Death to 2020 (NETFLIX) 50:47-1:06:20 The Stand Season 1 (CBS All Access) 1:06:20-1:18:56 Letterkenny Season 9 (HULU)