John & Pat continue to make their way through The Wire at the glacial pace that’s sure to infuriate fans. They also check out Ozark – which, despite the presence of Jason Bateman, is neither funny nor enabling to abusive men!
Bust out your Nickelback and Nelly CDs and journey back to the year 2002 – a simpler time, when cable cop shows dealt with lighter subject matter like heroin addiction and pedophile rings.
For their milestone 250th episode extravaganza, Pat & John celebrate by doing the exact same thing they do every year at this time: looking at the new fall shows. What did you expect, Paul F. Tompkins? Get a grip.
John & Pat discuss the Emmy nominations and predict the winners with their usual well-informed accuracy. And if there are any Emmy voters reading this: you’re idiots. And if there are any Emmy voters not reading this: you’re not idiots.
With the new fall season on the horizon, John & Pat decide to pitch their own TV shows – which, since they don’t work in Hollywood, already makes them better than 99% of what’s on TV. They’re still mostly awful, but better.
John & Pat return to discussing crime shows – but the real crime would be missing this episode! So if you want to be just another piece of low-life filth, by all means, skip this one.
Whenever beloved entertainers reunite after a 20-year absence, the result is always magical. Just look at the Pixies! So what could possibly go wrong with a new season of Roseanne? Nothing at all, that’s what.
John finally convinces Pat to start watching The Wire, but how? Was it peer pressure? Blackmail? An intense buttocks massage? You’ll have to listen to find out! Oh, they also watched Hill Street Blues, if anybody cares (and they shouldn’t).
John & Pat try to relive their high school years through two sitcoms about kids ten times smarter than they ever were. Another failed experiment!
John & Pat take a look at the TV schedules for their respective senior years in high school. It goes a long way toward explaining why their lives went wrong.