We’re back, and we’re finally closing out our ambitious third season! Join us for a recap of the shows we watched this season (including the October Spooktacular), whether we ‘picked them up for syndication,’ and what we thought of the ones we did. We also talk about the changing way we’re taking in new media, and add a few recommendations for the shows we’ve been watching in quarantine. Plus: our plan for the future of the podcast!
Your hosts dive into the strange and murky world of pseudo-educational Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the original SEALAB 2020. The final show of our Season 3 trip through the decades was set in the current year, made in the ’70s, and better known for its ‘remake’ in the year 2000. Does this make up for us accidentally doing two ’80s shows? Will it be worth the wait? FIND OUT TODAY!
WE’RE BACK! Continuing our trip through the decades, this week’s episode is about the twenty-teens’ Orphan Black, which brings us scifi, intrigue, and half-assed grifting in Canada (probably).
Our regularly scheduled episodes have been delayed due to quarantine complications, so to tide you over in the meantime we’re sharing an unreleased and lightly edited “ketchup” chat about the first season of Ripper Street, a show we originally discussed way back in 2018! Stay tuned for more, and stay safe! #goodenoughforquarantine
This week we watched a show from a long time ago, about some people who used to be friends. Travel with us back to 2004 and that sun-bleached California neo-noir classic, Veronica Mars!
It’s the ’90s. After an extreme (and accidental) double-dose of the ’80s, Sarah and Strangely aren’t quite sure what to make of this classic British comedy. Pour another white wine and brace yourself for fashion, darling.
It’s an extremely 80s Battle of the Sexes in Pierce Brosnan’s 90-minute James Bond audition reel, also known as the first episode of Remington Steele! Is there enough whimsical con man fuckery to satisfy our hosts? How piercing are Pierce’s eyes? And who, if anyone, is packing a rod? Only Remington Steele knows for sure!
Some exciting news announced and a hilarious mistake explained in this quick little mid-release chat!
Your intrepid hosts set out on the long, dusty Highway to Heaven — or at least the 90-minute pilot of this 1984 show we thought was from 1974. Will Michael Landon’s majestic hair save the day? Who gets in a solid burn on George Burns? How suspicious IS a bicycle? Tune in now to learn all this and more!
Starting Season Three off with a bang (of the Chitty Chitty variety)! It’s time to watch “My Mother the Car,” the absolutely improbable 1960s sitcom where Dick Van Dyke’s little brother buys a sentient jalopy. Yes, that is the premise. Yes, it IS that weird.
It’s our holiday special! Join us as we celebrate the birth of our lord and cohost Strangely, by introducing Sarah to the 90-minute pilot of his favorite sci-fi epic: 1997’s Stargate SG-1.
It’s time for our last October Spooktacular episode, and we went big with the MOST ridiculous vampire show of all time: Canada’s “Forever Knight”! What happens when a vampire cop and his dramatic goth dad battle over the fate of 1990s Toronto? Is one of them named after fizzy water? And why won’t John Kapelos stop talking about souvlaki? Listen as Strangely struggles to keep his grip on reality in our endless…FOREVER KNIGHT.
Into every generation, a super-nerdy TV pilot is born: it’s time to revisit the origins of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! This is our first “Revisit” episode, and what better or more well-loved show to pick apart during our October Spooktacular than Buffy?
It’s the first ever Pilot House Halloween Spooktacular! We’re starting off the month with HBO’s Carnivale, a strange and spooky show about circus folk, the Depression, and — scariest of all! — small-town preachers! Listen as Sarah comes to peace with spoilers and Strangely tries not to do anything with his face.
The return of Pilot House is upon us, and we’re changing things up a little! Listen to this special announcement for news about the fate of Season Three, and our first ever October Spooktacular!
In our season two finale, we revisit all the shows we watched over this season and update each other on whether we picked any of them up for our own personal syndication, as it were. Plus some news about season three, coming this fall!
While the rest of the internet is celebrating the reunion movie, two podcasters watch the Deadwood pilot for the first time. Listen as we try to suss out what’s historical and what’s fiction, which character actors we love the most, and who has the best mustache.
After a full season of Longmire, will Sarah still be as enamored with the show’s slow pacing and “little moments”? Catch-up with everyone’s favorite wholesome sheriff in this week’s chat!
The con is ON! It’s time to talk “Hustle,” the 2004 UK con man show, and these CONfidence nerds are stoked for whimsical fuckery made only more whimsical by the presence of British accents! For bonus outtakes from this episode, check out: www.patreon.com/pilothouse
Listen to Sarah squirm as Strangely discusses his first viewing of her favorite show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries! It’s another ‘All or None’ episode, about Australia’s leading lady detective: the Hon. Phyrne Fisher.
It’s time to catch up after watching the first season of the Good Place, and we got you a present: FEELINGS. Join Sarah and Strangely as they dish about all the shit they did NOT predict in their pilot discussion, and the surprising things they got right!
Tune in for our second live episode, AND our second Bruce Campbell-full episode! Join us as we watch the weird and wonderful Sam Raimi joint “Jack of All Trades” with a live audience at Clockwork Alchemy in San Francisco!
Strangely introduces Sarah to his favorite modern western, and it’s hard to tell who is more thirsty for Lou Diamond Phillips. Grab your Stetson and crack a Rainier, it’s time for Longmire.
Look, when a show has five leads, the podcast about it is going to be five times as long. That’s just math! This week, listen to us pick apart every last detail of the most 90s television show to ever 90s during the 90s: Party of Five.
If you know a lot about DC and it pains you to hear people get things wrong, this episode is not for you. Strangely and Sarah take their second dive into the Arrowverse, this time with Superman’s cousin! Learn who’s CW hot and who isn’t in our chat about Supergirl.
Cartoons: The actual final frontier. The starship Pilot House embarks on a new mission: discussing their first cartoon…and boy is it a strange new world. Tune in for an in-depth discussion on space design, regulation facial hair, and the importance of legs.
We’re absolutely in heaven talking about the pilot of NBC’s The Good Place….or are we? Season Two arrives with a bang discussing this unconventional sitcom!
A brief chat announcing the upcoming arrival of season two on January 8th! As well as news about our brand spanking new Patreon, and our other podcasts. All delivered with the delightful repartee you’ve come to love on Pilot House.
We end our triumphant first season by looking back on the shows we watched, recounting how many we “picked up for syndication” as it were, and talking about our ideas for Season Two. See you in December!
Watch as two grown adults gradually lose their minds trying to understand why a show about horrible teenagers and camera phones both exists and was incredibly popular. Sarah forgets how to use her words when Kristen Bell comes up, while Strangely shouts a lot and drinks scotch. You know you love us! xoxo, Pilot House
Breaking their own rules, Sarah and Strangely chat about Wynonna Earp a mere six weeks after their first episode about it, and after watching only five episodes. What happened in those five episodes that meant they simply MUST have a catch-up session? And how punchy does Sarah get when she consumes too much sugar during the podcast? Find out in this episode, which is sadly not actually sponsored by Dick’s Drive-In.
It’s time to catch up with Lost Girl! Sarah and Strangely have both finished the first season and have SO MANY feelings. Strangely suspects someone is bald and Sarah has a confession to make about torsos in this informal bonus chat.
James Cameron’s turn-of-the-century sci fi action show about the murky future of Seattle in 2019 captures the hearts of these podcasters in the murky now of Seattle in 2018. Should we start a band called The Murky Now? The answers to many other questions are in this week’s episode!
Saddle up for supernatural old west shenanigans with Wynonna Earp! Ancient curses, demon bikers, and weirdly pretty rodeo champs turn out to be just our cup of whiskey-laced tea! Strangely discovers a Greek god and Sarah admits that she’s trash as they dig into this recent production from Canada’s TV mines.
Your hosts discuss how they both got a very similar “meh” from two very different shows: dreary modern crime drama “The Killing” and over-the-top 80s cop comedy “Sledge Hammer!”
The stakes are high and the costumes are comical in the CW’s 2013 attempt to make a sexy show about child marriages in the…I wanna say late middle ages? Don’t @ us, just listen and laugh with us as we try to find the silver lining of Reign.
Oh Canada, our home of GAY-AS-HELL FAERIE BULLSHIT! Your hosts are almost uniformly delighted by this rare television foray into urban fantasy from America’s hat. Listen as they attempt not to lose their cool and fail, leading Strangely to fangirl hard, and Sarah to develop her first OT3.
Time to visit the origin story of everybody’s favorite precocious-child-turned-even-more-precocious-adult, Neil Patrick Harris! Your hosts discuss instrumental earworms, borrowing cars, and realistic zombies after watching this heartwarming late-80s dramedy.
It’s a dryly madcap ’90s adventure full of anthropomorphized animals, sibling rivalry, and magical floating apartments. Order yourself a Cafe Latte Supremo, it’s time for Frasier!
Grab a Hawaiian shirt just like Uncle Bruce, because we’re heading to Miami! Our hosts are delighted by whimsical spy nonsense, though Strangely can’t quite seem to keep his Bruces straight. Get ready for fake pipe bombs and bikini-clad shenanigans, it’s time for Burn Notice!
It’s the very first LIVE Pilot House! Sarah and Strangely take their hijinks to Clockwork Alchemy and discuss the pilot of “The Wild, Wild West”: brace yourself for 1965’s idea of 1865, with all the awkward haircuts and racial stereotypes that entails. All aboard The Wanderer, we’re headed to the (not at all wicky-wicky) Wild Wild West!
Our next proper episode, where we discuss “The Wild, Wild West” (in front of a live audience!), will be up next Monday. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this special preview of Strangely’s other podcast, a chapter-a-week audiobook called Pochemancier. It’s like our very own backdoor pilot!
Travel with us to the misty streets of post-Jack the Ripper London, for the surprisingly sex worker-positive take on Victorian crime-solving with the BBC’s “Ripper Street” (2012). Come find out who’s a brilliant inventor, who’s been dressed as Jack, and who has a leaning to smut.
A special “ketchup” episode! Not the usual massive meal of media mumblings, No! This is a short chat featuring Sarah’s thoughts on the first two seasons of NCIS. Strangely has questions.
Start doing crunches, and grab your airbrush: it’s superhero time! This week Sarah and Strangely dive headfirst into the DC Arrow-verse with the show that started it all! Ride along as they discuss improvised medical techniques, poorly placed cop-dad jokes, and just what the heck “Lando-ing” is. #jfctommy
Join Sarah and Strangely as they grapple with high school romances, auto-tuned music practice, and finally learn what “B-plot” stands for. You have all been “hashtag blessed”: it’s time for Degrassi: Next Class.
Sarah and Strangely grapple with all manner of confusing feelings this week as they tackle an ’80s classic. Grab your harmonica and a Seagrams, it’s time for Moonlighting!
Interdepartmental conflict, fake world leaders, and sweaty sailors abound aboard the good ship NCIS!
Join us as we wrestle with shifting geography, outrageous French accents, and production design meant for smaller televisions in this 90s occult classic. Dig out your midriff-baring shirt and frost your tips, it’s time for Charmed!
A special pre-episode: think of it as our origin story. Hear our thoughts on USA’s White Collar, along with a chat about our reasons for doing this podcast and what we’d like it to be.