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Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 13, “Seinfeld”

Published on February 17th, 2017 in: Comedy, Podcasts, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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We have a very special episode of TV or GTFO this week, and we’ve invited New York City-based freelance writer/general layabout, Seinfeld superfan, and friend of the show, Liz Heather along for the ride! It’s fitting that this episode comes out around Valentine’s Day, because, unlike most weeks when we throw shade on a TV series from the 1990s, this episode is nothing short of a love letter to one of our favorites—the iconic, incomparable show about nothing from the minds of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld!

Gary, Liz, and I grew up watching Seinfeld, and like so many others it’s become a huge part of our lives. For a show that has little in the way of an overarching plot or theme, it’s left indelible marks on our brain and on our culture at large.

Breaking with our usual format of only talking about the series premiere and the series finale, we’ll talk about our favorite episodes from the entire series, how Elaine is perhaps the greatest TV character ever crafted, our differing views about the series finale, and much more! This episode is also notable for being our first tri-country show (Scotland, Canada, and the US). Suck it, borders!

If you’re that person who yells “SEPARATE KNOB” at hapless strangers in the street, chastise your friends and family about double-dipping, have ever uttered the words “NO SOUP FOR YOU”, or given serious thought to stealing a marble rye, this is the show for you!

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to TV or GTFO in iTunes, on your favorite podcast app, or check out the episode right here!

Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 12, “Out Of This World”

Published on February 10th, 2017 in: Comedy, Podcasts, Reviews, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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A show about teenager with near-infinite power, who can bend the very fabric of space and time. A show about the shocking revelation that our main character is half-alien, and her father is millions of miles away from Earth, communicating only through a mysterious glowing cube. A surefire hit? No, it’s Out Of This World, a late 1980s sitcom that more than one outlet has called the worst sitcom ever!
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Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 11, “Baywatch”

Published on February 3rd, 2017 in: Comedy, Podcasts, Popshifter, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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It took eleven episodes of TV or GTFO and not one, but two pretenders to the “king of beach-based crime drama” throne, but we’ve finally decided to tackle the OG, the undisputed champion of the lifeguard detective genre, Baywatch!
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Melissa Bratcher: Things That Made Me Happy In 2016

Published on December 29th, 2016 in: Best Of Lists, Feminism, Music, Podcasts, Soundtracks and Scores, TV |

By Melissa Bratcher

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As ever, my Best Of list is a list of… things. Stuff that made me happy. When looking back at 2016, it’s hard not to feel a crushing ennui for all of those we lost and a general clusterfuckiness, but there were some gorgeous, delightful bright spots. Mine are, in no order whatsoever:
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Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 10, “Family Matters”

Published on December 16th, 2016 in: Comedy, Podcasts, Reviews, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

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By Sachin Hingoo

This week on the TENTH episode of TV or GTFO, Sachin and Gary finally acknowledge the show whose lead character, Steve Urkel, is somehow, one of the most iconic TV personalities ever. Family Matters ran from 1989 to 1997, amassing a whopping 215 episodes and becoming the crown jewel of ABC’s TGIF Friday lineup (along with Full House and Perfect Strangers).

It’s the story of a Chicago cop, Carl Winslow, and the comedic adventures of his curiously fluid family, one that seems to add and remove characters at the drop of a hat. It also shows how wildly different the show became from its pilot episode to its series finale; Urkel isn’t even present in the premiere, but is very obviously the focal point of the show by the end.

Will this show ever stop making us think about Urkel having sex? Did Urkel murder his fellow astronauts? Where the heck are his parents? Why does Carl think an appropriate gift for his son is a 20-year-old used kevlar vest with a bullet hole in it? Why did they replace the actor playing Harriet so late in the series run? Why is the iconic, and awesome, theme song not present in any of these episodes? Who are these children and where did they come from? Join us to find out, and in the meantime, jam out with “Days Go By!”

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to TV or GTFO on iTunes or in your favorite podcast app, or you can check out the episode right here!

Podcast: TV or GTFO (Mini!) Episode 9, “Poochinski”

Published on November 18th, 2016 in: Comedy, Podcasts, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

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This week on TV or GTFO, Sachin and Gary are doing something a little different with a mini-sized episode about a 1990 TV pilot you’ve almost certainly never heard of called Poochinski!

It’s the classic tale of the filthy horndog detective (played here by the late Emmy award-winning actor Peter Boyle) whose soul is transferred into the body of a filthy bulldog and made to solve crimes. With that kind of bulletproof setup, it’s frankly shocking that Poochinski never made it past the pilot stage.

If you can stand that much flatulent bulldoggery, you can watch along with us on YouTube here!

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to TV or GTFO on iTunes or in your favourite podcast app, or you can check out the (mini) episode right here!

Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 8, “Breaker High”

Published on October 21st, 2016 in: Canadian Content, Comedy, Podcasts, Reviews, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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On this episode of TV or GTFO, we’re going to introduce you to a little-known indie actor named RYAN GOSLING, via the extremely Canadian hit (???) series, Breaker High!

Watch as Ryan and his pals sail around the world to several countries (inasmuch as “taping a flag to the wall of a nondescript room” is another country) under the guise of getting an education from a high school on a boat. We ask how these horny kids manage to avoid every STD on the planet while sailing around in what amounts to a petri dish, whether the girls in the cast have telepathic abilities, why there’s a bully on the ship that seems older than any of the teachers, and how anyone could possibly think that dropping a bunch of teenagers into a Japanese monastery would result in any cultural sensitivity whatsoever.

We’re sailing the seven seas with the blandest, Canadianest high school that ever decided to raise the anchor! AND RYAN GOSLING! An ultra-low budget 90210 on a freakin’ boat? GTFO!

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Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 7, “Pacific Blue”

Published on August 19th, 2016 in: Comedy, Podcasts, Popshifter, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews, We Miss The Nineties |

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On this week’s TV or GTFO, Sachin and Gary review the extremely 1990s “Baywatch on Bikes” series, Pacific Blue. Running from 1996 to 2000 on the USA Network (also the home of a similar Baywatch ripoff, Thunder In Paradise), this five-season wonder was retooled more thoroughly than the old Raleigh you’ve had since 1988. Did adding ’90s hunkerino Mario “AC Slater” Lopez increase the quality of this show in any measurable way? Spoiler: No it did not!

Does anyone on this show ever talk or react like a human being? Is there any reason to have a bike unit on a beach when bikes can neither traverse sand nor water? Will TC ever put on a shirt? For the love of Pete, will they ever wrap up a storyline properly? Well grab your helmet, put on your teensy shorts, and hop on your ten-speed for Pacific Blue!

Subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, or take a listen right here!

Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 6, “The Littlest Hobo”

Published on July 21st, 2016 in: Canadian Content, Comedy, Podcasts, Reviews, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

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On this episode of TV or GTFO, Sachin and Gary take a look at the most Canadian show ever, The Littlest Hobo!

Running from 1979 to 1985, but somehow not aging or changing or evolving in any meaningful way in that time period, this is the story of one dog (or is it multiple dogs?) and his journey to help rural Canadians out of any number of sticky situations over the course of 114 episodes.

Why does Hobo constantly find himself with a gun? Can he successfully co-pilot a helicopter and operate a parachute? Why is he consistently smarter than any human on the show? Is Michael Bay producing a gritty 2020 reboot called “H.O.B.O”? How did they find a bunch of dogs that are better actors than the Olsen Twins? Well grab your hat, travel light, and join us for this week’s episode – HOBO STYLE.

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Podcast: TV or GTFO Episode 5, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”

Published on June 29th, 2016 in: Comedy, Podcasts, Retrovirus, Reviews, TV, TV Or GTFO, TV Reviews |

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With some technical difficulties preventing us from talking about a certain Warrior Princess (stay tuned for this one, though) on this week’s TV or GTFO, Sachin and Gary decide to talk about a Prince instead. A Fresh Prince.

If, for some reason, you haven’t somehow sussed out our subject for this week, we’ll be talking about the Will Smith vehicle The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which aired for six seasons between 1990 and 1996. It’s a story all about how Smith’s life got flipped—turned upside down. So take a minute, sit right there, because we’ll tell you how he became the prince of a town called Bel Air. This was a show that both of us enjoyed a lot while it aired, so we’d hoped that it would hold up better than it has.

Why doesn’t anyone experience any growth or change on this show? What happened to the original Aunt Viv? Where did Nicky come from? WHY DOES NOTHING HAPPEN IN THE SERIES FINALE?? Find out on this week’s episode of TV or GTFO!

Find us on iTunes, your favorite podcast app, or download the episode directly here!