July 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
annie murphy, better call saul, catherine o’hara, channel 4, competition shows, crafting, daisy edgar-jones, dan levy, emmy awards, emmy nominations, emmy nominees, emmy snubs, emmys, emmys 2020, eugene levy, great pottery throw down, great pottery throwdown, hatewatch with us, hbo, hbo max, helena bonham carter, john oliver, josh o’connor, keith brier jones, kieran culkan, last week tonight, making it, matthew macfadyen, nicholas braun, normal people, olivia coleman, outlander, paul mescal, pottery, reality competition series, reality shows, reality tv, rhea seehorn, schitt’s creek, snubs, succession, the crown, the dog house, the dog house uk, the great british bakeoff, the great pottery throw down, the great pottery throwdown, the little mermaid live, though bubble audio, tobias menzies, tv, tv reviews
Today we're going to sit down at the wheel and throw an episode for y'all about some British reality tv coming to an HBO Max near you. But first - the Emmy nominations were released and we have thoughts (shocker). Basically if Schitt's Creek doesn't sweep we're quitting. So after our designated time for gripes and gloats, we're on to The Dog House (UK?), a show that's a real mixed bag featuring puppies and poor decision making. While we aren't sure The Dog House is for us, the show that decidedly IS for us is The Great Pottery Throwdown (or as we so confidently call it, The Great British Throwdown - at some point all show names are the same). We learn about ceramics, we learn about how horny pottery can be, there's history lessons... and we won't spill the beans here but it's possible we may even have a new addition to the Dad Canon. Tune in to find out!
June 26th, 2017 | 57 mins 19 secs
architecture, channel 4, drew scott, grand designs, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, hgtv, home improvement, jonathan scott, kevin mccloud, netflix, podcast, the property brothers, thought bubble audio, tv
Sometimes, you encounter a home improvement program, and it's ordinary. Guided by a contractor, a friend, or perhaps, two brothers, the buyers face adversities that limit their budgets and imaginations. They wind up with a home that's perfectly suitable for their purposes. But other times, you may happen upon a builder who yearns for more. A bespoke home, with triple glazed windows and fine mahogany furniture. Perhaps a balcony from which you can monologue. When you embark on the audacious task of evaluating home improvement television, you may just discover the spirit of humanity. Saddle up your Lil' Hygge and enter this Utopia of Awesomeness to discover all of the secret lives of home improvement host extraordinaires, Jonathan and Drew Scott and Kevin McCloud. We're talking cob, mahogany, bespoke suits, The Most Interesting Man In the World, amusement parks, the Third Olsen Twin, and more. Come for the home improvement television, stay for the architectural metaphors.