Episode #29 - But The Handcraftedness
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Feeling walked all over by The Walking Dead, Mitch needs his traumatic TV deaths to be real and permanent - he definitely should not attempt to watch Supernatural any time soon.

Speaking of SPN, Natalie is feeling some frustration with storytelling in general - or rather, the growing lack of trust that audiences seem to have in the structure of serialized work - you’ve gotta be willing to wait for it! Especially, it seems, when one Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays and integral role.

And we’re back on Broadway once again, bemoaning the limitations of live theater and the pros and cons of the filmed productions.  

But right now, ‘tis the season to watch Hallmark, in all its snowy, sexless, save-the-business small town glory. Brittany is on a Christmas movie bender, and we discuss the safety net that this kind of programming provides. It’s delicious comfort food, as is this year’s new release of Queer Eye. While we still remember the original series, we are so grateful that the new Fab Five are here to save us all.

And the precious artform of 2D animation, particularly in the style of Studio Ghibli, leads to another conversation about the shifting scope of television and what that means for content creators.

#ANA - Ask NATW Anything: "If you could interview one fictional character, who would it be, and what would you ask them about?"

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This episode’s hosts are:  Brittany LovelyMitchel Clow and Natalie Fisher.

Resources/Recommendations:

The Walking Dead has condemned itself for all time -- The Verge

How The Walking Dead Completely Screwed Up Glenn's Story In Season Six -- Forbes

Walking Dead Bosses Defend Andrew Lincoln's Exit Fake-Out -- The Hollywood Reporter

Supernatural at 300: Stars and EPs speak to the show’s legacy and what to expect in the milestone episode -- Hypable

National Theatre Live -- Cinema Broadcasts

Bandstand Cinema Broadcast Trailer -- YouTube

Live from Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd -- YouTube

Countdown to Christmas -- Hallmark Channel

All 58 Lifetime Christmas Movies, Ranked -- Elle

Christmas Inheritance -- Netflix

A Christmas Prince -- Netflix

A Christmas Prince: Royal Wedding -- Netflix

The Princess Switch -- Netflix

The Dragon Prince -- Netflix

Every Studio Ghibli film ranked in order of greatness -- NME

The best animated shows for those who don’t know where to start -- Hypable

Tangled vs. The Fall of Disney Animation -- Flickchart

Queer Eye -- Netflix

Queer Eye | Yass, Australia! -- YouTube

Watching Queer Eye’s Jonathan learning to ice skate proves that it’s #nevertoolate to try something new -- The Pool

Produced by N Fisher and L Bunch

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