293: Politely Sitting Through Amazing Stories

Apple TV+ has brought Amazing Stories, the less-nihilistic take on The Twilight Zone, back for all the '80s kids, though confusingly premiered this anthology series with only one episode. Mark Lisanti joins us to talk about the fishiness of this rollout strategy, and whether "The Cellar" was a compelling enough episode to get anyone back to watch more. Around The Dial takes us through For Life; a roundup of the series premieres on FX (and FX on Hulu): DevsBreeders, and DaveJersey Shore: Family Vacation; and Season 3 of Babylon Berlin. Mark presents the "Hamm On Toast" episode of Toast Of London for induction into The Canon. Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, we all sit a spell for this week's Game Time. Make yourself a bathtub gin and tonic and join us!


SHOW TOPICS

  • Amazing Stories
  • ATD: For Life
  • ATD: Devs
  • ATD: Breeders
  • ATD: Dave
  • ATD: Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
  • ATD: Babylon Berlin
  • The Canon: Toast Of London S03.E03: "Hamm On Toast"
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Letter Flip


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DISCUSSION


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