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Spoil Everything Pod presents
Courtney & Joe Spoil Everything
Hey everybody! We are Courtney and Joe - two entertainment and pop culture addicts who know what it takes to make a great television show. With nearly two decades combined experience in media and production, not to mention two lifetimes dedicated to pop culture, we love everything about TV - the good, the bad, and the reality. In the first half hour of a series, we can typically tell whether it will be a snoozer, loser, or binge-watching enthuser. Even with the all hours we have dedicated to television, there are still many popular series that we have never seen. On this podcast, we will devote each episode to watching and dissecting a show we've never seen... with a twist. We will only watch the pilot episode and the series finale of each show - without ever seeing anything in between. We will discuss our thoughts, predictions, and all snarky comments in between. We will also feature television industry experts and self-proclaimed superfans to guide us on our journey to see if we really do spoil everything.
May 4, 2021
True Blood- Episode 1
We kick off the next few weeks dedicated to TV’s “bad boys,” starting with HBO’s True Blood. Between fits of laughter we discuss the show’s N’awlins vampires and campy cast of characters. We talk about the HORNINESS that went into every writing decision, and can’t hide our pure hilarity and disgust. Parental distraction is advised.
March 9, 2021
Dynasty- Episode 2 with special guest, Allie Parham
We explore all the buried secrets of the Carrington clan in the series finale, including suppressed murder memories and mineshaft Nazi treasures. We’re joined by the ghost of Dominique Deveraux herself, Allie Parham, bringing her own brand of burned champagne. We dive into all the decadence and debauchery Dynasty has to offer, as we’re left with THREE cliffhangers when the ultimate 80s soap opera takes its final curtain call.
March 2, 2021
Dynasty- Episode 1
Pop the champagne and bring on the crystals and catfights because this week we watched Dynasty. This ultimate-80s primetime soap opera was well-known for its over-the-top glamour and soapy storylines, and we ate every bit of it up. We compare and contrast the series to its predecessor, Dallas. We also cringe at the tackling of certain topics, but revel in the fashion, forward motion, and feminism of the series. Power-suit up and check out Episode 1.
February 16, 2021
October Road- Episode 2 with special guest Rebecca Field
We finally discover a finale we liked just as much as the pilot in October Road! In this episode, we welcome a very special guest, actress Rebecca Field, who played Janet on the gone-too-soon ABC drama. We have an amazing chat with Rebecca who shares stories from the series, and what she is working on now. We leave the episode on a high, leading the official charge for a “bring back October Road” campaign.
February 2, 2021
October Road- Episode 1
We discover one of our favorite shows on the podcast so far, October Road. This short-lived ABC vehicle seemed to fall victim to an undesirable timeslot, despite its stellar cast and it being based on Joe’s life story. We talk about recognizing nearly every actor, the familiarity of the coming home again journey, and make predictions for what we hope will be a satisfying series finale.
January 26, 2021
The 100 - Episode 2
In this episode, we figure out that we've been pronouncing the show name wrong the entire time... a first in our pod history. We watch as the series goes completely off the rails. Joe breaks down scene-by-scene while Courtney ponders how the leather jackets have maintained good quality, but everyone is living in broken down bunkers and stick figure houses. We spill our confusion and frustration over a series that seemingly switched genres several times in its seven year run, before letting out a sigh of relief that we are done with sci-fi... for now.
January 19, 2021
The 100 - Episode 1
For the first time in our pod history, Joe finds a sci-fi show that Courtney actually likes... but he doesn't. We crash land on Earth for the CW's post-apocalyptic series, The 100. We follow the teenagers from space ship to their first steps on Earth, finding similarities between this 2014 endeavor and fan-favorite Lost (not to mention Lord of the Flies). We make predictions for deaths, relationships, and battles that will transpire over the next seven seasons.
January 12, 2021
Army Wives- Episode 2
In the finale, we try to work through confusing cast changes and plastic surgery surprises. We go scene-by-scene trying to make sense of cold-shoulder montages and storylines no one seems to care about. We do, however, find delight in Jesse McCartney’s portrayal of a veteran returning from deployment.
January 5, 2021
Army Wives- Episode 1
We take our first plunge into the world of Lifetime with its longest-running scripted series, Army Wives. We breakdown the cast of characters – who we liked, who we didn’t, and whose accent we tried to replicate for an entire episode between cackling laughs. We praise the show for shining light on some important topics, and express excitement for what we’d like to see next.
November 19, 2020
In the finale episode, we host our first guest of the season, Phil Loeb. Being a longtime Joss Whedon fan and working in post-production on TV, film, and web, Phil gives us insider information into what we missed during the series run. We explore the evolution of the series and how it found its footing balancing mythological creatures with the mean streets of LA.
November 17, 2020
We stroll down dark alleyways and seedy underground lairs while exploring the series, Angel. Joe stumbles into the unknown vampire world, while Courtney can’t help but to compare the show to its (much superior) predecessor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We talk about the spinoff’s talent, carryover characters, and new direction of noir vampire detective work.
November 5, 2020
Xena Warrior Princess- Episode 2
In the finale, we discuss the most touching and kickass moments of the series wrap-up. We talk about the show's cult following, massive conventions, and its postponed anniversary celebration. We spotlight the “implied” love affair of Xena and Gabrielle… that wasn’t so implied. We elaborate on sensual tattoos, otherworldly dojos, and Xena’s ultimate atonement.
November 3, 2020
Xena Warrior Princess- Episode 1
In this episode, we take on the warrior princess herself, Xena. We ponder the cheesiness of the pilot, including battle cries and boomerangs. We talk about the genesis of Greek mythology, and its lack in this Grecian-inspired series. We praise the strong female lead, and have some laughs at the expense of questionable fight scenes.
October 22, 2020
Pushing Daises- Episode 2
We round out Pushing Daisies with a surprisingly satisfying series finale. From shocking revelations to oversized hats, from Seussical storytelling to sneak shark attacks, it packs a truly special punch at every turn. We explore the eccentricities of the episode, Ned and Chuck’s relationship moving forward, and choices we would have liked to see to wrap it all up.
October 20, 2020
Pushing Daises- Episode 1
Courtney & Joe are back for season 2 and kicking it off with a quirky mystery comedy cluster. We dive into the world of Pushing Daisies, which brings us to a semi-utopian society where Ned has a gift of bringing people back from the dead. What could be a creepy power is actually quite beautiful as we explore the vivid colors, unique narration, and wide-eyed innocence of the series. If you like Wes Anderson-inspired storytelling mixed with an eclectic acid trip, then you’ll love this episode!