Episode 10: “Doogie Howser, M.D.” (1989-1993)
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.
Episode 9: “Frasier” (1993-2004)
It’s a madcap 90s adventure full of anthropomorphized animals, sibling rivalry, and magical floating apartments. Order yourself a Cafe Latte Supremo, it’s time for Frasier!
Episode 8: “Burn Notice” (2007-2013)
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!
Episode 7: “The Wild, Wild West” (1965-1969)
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!
Episode 6: “Ripper Street” (2012)
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.” Come find out who’s a brilliant inventor, who’s been dressed as Jack, and who has a leaning to smut.
Bonus Episode 1: ‘Ketchup’ episode: NCIS!
A special catch-up 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.
Episode 5: “Arrow” (2012)
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.
Episode 4: “Degrassi: Next Class”
You’d probably think two 30-somethings couldn’t possibly talk for very long about a 22-minute show made for teenagers, such as the latest installment in the Degrassi franchise (2016). Well friends, you would be wrong.
Episode 3: “Moonlighting”
You’ve never been as confused by anything as we were by this pilot. Strap in, crack open a Seagram’s, and get ready for our discussion on the beginnings of Moonlighting (1985-1989).
Episode 2: “NCIS”
In our second episode, we tackle that bastion of wow-is-that-still-on-the-air I-think-my-parents-watch-it procedural programming, CBS’s NCIS (2003-???).
Episode 1: “Charmed”
Our first official episode! We discuss the pilot of the WB’s Charmed (1996-2006), in all its not-as-good-as-Buffy glory.
Episode 0: “White Collar”
A special zero episode where we discuss the show that started it all, USA’s White Collar (2009-2014), plus an extended chat about TV pilots and why they’re so gosh-darned interesting.