Kirstie is a Vermonter and municipal bureaucrat (and yes it's exactly like Parks and Rec, binders and all). She likes music, podcasts, politics, beer, cocktails, Snapchat, knitting and her cat.
May 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
costumes, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, hot dads, podcast, tenepiversary, thought bubble audio, thrift stores, top ten list, top tens
It's Episode 10 of A Thing We Hope To Do For More Than Ten Episodes! Holy cow y'all, how did we make it so far?! My how the time flies! We are so excited to celebrate with you. In honor of our TenEpiVersary special, we present to you our Top Ten Very Special Episode with smash hits like Top Ten Hot Dads, Top Ten Costumes-Purchased-In-A-LA-Thrift-Store. We throw format to the wind and run through over 65 cultural references in a highly categorized audible listicle, AKA: The World's Worst Power Hour.
May 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
binders, dunder mifflin, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, notebooks, office supplies, pens, podcast, spoiler culture, spoilers, streaming, television, thought bubble audio, tv
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!! That's right folks, this week we're tackling a MAJOR PROBLEM IN SOCIETY. That problem is spoilers, and much like the conversation in Episode 2 about cable, Kirstie and Kelsey will come to an awkward impasse because these crazy kids just don't live the same life. Just another sign of these, our divisive, modern times. Then for something completely different, we attempt our first Hatewatch Analog, a joyous hatewatch of non-media life happenings. This time, it's office supplies.....because that's a thing people care about we guess. It's 15 minutes of all of our feels about pens, notebooks, binders, and everything else you can find down at the local Dunder Mifflin.
April 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 13 mins
almost famous, catastrophe, character development, friends, girls, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, how i met your mother, podcast, romcoms, scrubs, thought bubble audio, tv, unlikeable characters, you're the worst
This episode contains a lot of soul searching, deep shit, and our feelings about human emotions. In the first lesson of Kelsey's Rom Com curriculum, we watch Catastrophe and revel in its Britishness, saltiness, and joyfulness. Then, we talk about characters you're intended to hate and what it means to like or hate characters. We cover ground from the HGTV Prestige Russel Crowe blockbuster Almost Famous, to Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, You're The Worst, Girls, and many other properties in between. It's basically a cityscape of properties with hate-able characters, and we round the whole thing out with a deep exploration of our most human vulnerabilities. We also finally created the Hatewatch With Us Drinking Game to make these episodes a little higher stakes.
PS: We know Almost Famous is actually by Cameron Crowe. Shut up.
April 18th, 2017 | 56 mins 41 secs
better call saul, breaking bad, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, podcast, reboots, revivals, spinoffs, thought bubble audio, tv, vince gilligan
This episode we do a lot of soul searching in an attempt to discover the true meaning of reboots, revivals, and spin offs. We've got vocabulary lessons, cinematography lessons, the complete history of reboots, revivals, and Vince Gilligan's television empire, a Kirstie/Kelsey Origin Story, thoughts on vertical integration, and so much more! Friendly reminder that season three of Better Call Saul is a thing, so get hype!
April 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
anastasia, beauty and the beast, comfort tv, great british bakeoff, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, hygge, making it, nbc, podcast, the handmade project, thought bubble audio
Whoa baby do we cover some GROUND in this episode. We've got a throw back to Anastasia, we hatewatch the reboot of Beauty and the Beast, and we get to Hatewatch Kelsey's Joy in celebration of the announcement of NBC's Great British Bake Off knock-off, The Handmade Project. This takes us on a journey through films sets, gender roles, casting, bad CGI, and all our Comfort TV feels. So saddle up your miniature horses, Lil' Hygge is taking this dog and pony show on the road.
April 4th, 2017 | 57 mins 47 secs
addy, amazon prime, american girl, american girl dolls, betches, childhood, felicity, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, kirsten, molly, podcast, prime originals, samantha, the wb, thought bubble audio
This week we dive deep into some arm chair psychologist shit with the Made-For-TV American Girl Doll Movies. To all the Samantha's Felicity's and Kirsten's out there, we apologize in advance. We're throwing it back to the Revolutionary War, Victorian times, our roots as nerds at any age, and the WB. Betch credit to Betches.com (http://www.betches.com/american-girl-dolls-ranked-by-betchiness)
March 28th, 2017 | 54 mins 6 secs
buzzfeed, game show, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, nbc, parks and rec, podcast, spring tv, television, thought bubble audio, trial and error, tv
This week is all about Kelsey settling scores. First, she takes a bullet for us all while taking Buzzfeed to task over NBC's new show (and falsely advertised Parks and Rec placebo) Trial and Error. Then, she challenges Kirstie's assertions that she knows anything about network television with a new game segment, conveniently timed as a spring TV preview.
March 21st, 2017 | 59 mins 13 secs
abc, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, hgtv, podcast, television, the bachelor, the bachelorette, thought bubble audio, tiny house, tiny house hunters, tv, yurts
In this episode we split the Hatewatch Difference. First, Kelsey explores a hatewatch staple, the Prestige HBO Drama Tiny House Hunters. We cover all the bases including yurts, millennial humor, and a Tiny House Hunters drinking game. Then we enter Kelsey's fear landscape with a Hatewatch BYOB, a segment where we each get to bring something to the table potluck style. In this case, The Bachelor serves as the stand in for that shitty friend who always brings PBR, and while Kirstie fails to justify or otherwise expand upon any of her original talking points, we do get pretty deep into some weird shit.
March 19th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
anastasia, cable, cord cutters, cord cutting, dimitri, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, matt weiner, matthew weiner, netflix, podcast, streaming, television, the romanoffs, the romanovs, thought bubble audio, tv
Today we quietly ignore our bad internet connection in order tackle a major point of contention in our friendship: Kirstie doesn't watch cable but Kelsey does! So spicy. In this episode, Kirstie fails to argue anything better than "I'm cheap" and Kelsey fails to argue anything better than "I like cable". Then, we celebrate the announcement of Matt Weiner/Weiner's live action Anastasia reboot by revisiting the 1997 animated classic (and Kirstie spends the whole segment misstating the year very confidently). We discuss ball gowns, our One True Dimitri, and our gratitude that this film has returned to Netflix.
March 15th, 2017 | 53 mins 3 secs
crazy ex-girlfriend, criticism, great british bakeoff, great british baking show, happy endings, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, jane the virgin, netflix, pilot palooza, pilots, television, thought bubble audio
It's episode one of a thing we hope to do for more than one episode! Welcome to this amateur media podcast where we hatewatch our way through the good, the bad, and the beautiful across media platforms. In this episode, we tackle bad audio quality, recording in pillow forts, 6 much discussed television pilots, and our deep and endless love for the Great British Bake Off. BTW, you can thank us for the recent addition of Great British Bake Off to Netflix.