Summer TV Catch-Up Podcast (Hannibal, Rectify, True Detective, UnReal, Humans and more!)

hannibal finaleIt’s the return of the Untempered Television podcast!

After a move and a crazy summer, we can finally get back to consistently posting podcasts. Thanks for the patience and checking us out again. Make sure to rate/review us on iTunes.

This week’s outline:

0:00-15:15 Lightning Round with thoughts on UnReal, Scream, Aquarius, Halt and Catch Fire, Humans, Orange is the New Black and more

15:15-33:30 True Detective

33:30-56:30 Rectify

56:30-72:00 Hannibal

After long and hard consideration, I have decided not to begin running the site at full capacity again. I really enjoyed spending over a year writing reviews and commentary on every TV show under the sun, but it really was a decision between writing for this site or writing my own material and I have a lot of books that need to make it out of my imagination and onto paper! That being said, the podcast WILL continue on a regular basis and I’m considering adding a video show component very soon. It would be a 5 minute or so video show where I review one or two things that I watch and Daniel doesn’t (thus disallowing us the chance to really discuss it in the podcast) and answer a question or two. If you’d be interested in something like that and have something you want me to weigh in on, email your questions to

Speaking of my other passion though, I have self-published my second book it’s available now. It’s called Release and you can find it on Amazon. It’s the follow-up to my debut novel, Deny. If you haven’t checked that one out yet, you can find it here.

And if you’ve got a comment about this week’s podcast, sound off below!

Summer Podcast S02E03 (Veep, Jurassic World, ATX Television Festival, Bloodline, Silicon Valley and Wayward Pines)

veepWell…we have a long one this week.

I wanted to share some stories from the ATX Television Festival in Austin from earlier this month and that took up a good chunk at the beginning. If you’re not interested in those stories, this podcast a much more manageable 95 minutes or so. We talk a lot of TV and weigh in on Jurassic World as well. We think it’s a good time and hope you do too. If you have thoughts on the show, make sure to rate/review us on iTunes.

We’ll be back next Monday to talk True Detective, Daredevil and discuss the latest episodes of Hannibal and Aquarius. Until then, here’s this week’s rundown:

0:00-35:00 ATX Festival
35:00-55:30 Wayward Pines
55:30-87:00 Bloodline
87:00-102:30 Jurassic World
102:30-115:30 Silicon Valley
115:30-133:00 Veep

Summer Podcast S02E02 (Hannibal, Aquarius and Community Season 6)

hannibalWe’re back for good and we’ll be doing shows every Monday starting next week but we wanted to throw a little bonus show in the mix today to get our conversations regarding Hannibal and Aquarius (which we’ll be covering weekly) started and discuss season 6 of Community. On Monday, we’ll be talking Wayward Pines (another show we’ll be covering weekly) as well as Veep and Silicon Valley (which will have wrapped up their seasons Sunday night) and Netflix’s Bloodline (we’ll be taking some time to catch up on various Netflix series throughout the summer). I’ll also share some stories about this year’s ATX Television Festival. Until then, here’s this show’s rundown:

2:00-22:00 Aquarius
22:00-38:00 Hannibal
38:00-60:00 Community

If you’ve got thoughts on the show, make sure to rate and review us on iTunes

NEW PODCAST-Summer Podcast S02E01-Mad Men, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash and TV Upfronts

The Untempered Television Podcast is back!

If you were a regular reader of the site, I’m sure you may have started to wonder, um…what happened to all the content?

a Mintz/AMCTruth is, I started this site as a fun side hobby a year and a half ago and soon let it become more like a full-time job and kind of burnt out in the process. After taking a step back for a few months, both Daniel and I agreed that we missed doing the podcast so we’re starting it back up. It will be a little more focused and we won’t attempt to cover as many TV shows as we possibly can, but I think if you liked it before, you’ll like what we’re doing now. We’ll be on a bit of an irregular schedule starting things out, but it will become a weekly occurrence again by mid-June. We wanted to be able to cover a few finales–especially Mad Men–so we recorded a podcast for this week, although our next one won’t be until Friday, June 12th. After that, we’ll have one up Monday, June 22nd and then start posting one every Monday or Tuesday from here on out (at least that’s the plan for now…).

As for the writing, like I said, this site became like a full-time job to me and so I don’t intend to start running it in the same way I did before. I am focusing on finishing up a couple novels of my own and that’s where I want to put my energy as far as writing is concerned. Still, I do plan to post the occasional feature–things like my dream Emmy ballot of the best episodes of the year list because I really enjoy doing them. So there will sporadically be written content posted but mostly this will just serve as the home of the podcast.

podcastLike I said, this week we wanted to weigh in on a few finales but decided to kick off the show with a few minutes of Upfronts talk. That few minutes turned into nearly an hour so we decided to post that as a separate podcast. If you want to listen to both, I encourage you to listen to that one first. Here it is:

As for the main event, this week’s rundown is:

0:00-17:30 Gotham
17:30-35:00 Arrow
35:00-60:30 The Flash
60:30-109:00 Mad Men

Enjoy and make sure to rate and review us on iTunes!

Review: ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat

Despite not having very much success with launching Tuesday night comedies (with everything from Selfie to Trophy Wife to Don’t Trust the B and Happy Endings all getting cancelled at various rates of swiftness), ABC’s gonna give it a shot again with the family sitcom, Fresh Off The Boat, inspired by Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name. I really hope the problematic time slot works okay for the show because it happens to be the best new network comedy of the season.

The Tuesday night timeslot really seems like a matter of not having anywhere else to put the show rather than a slight against it as ABC is spending the next week doing all it can to get Fresh off the Boat noticed. There are two episodes airing tonight (one at 8:30 and then one in the 9:30 post-Modern Family slot) as well as two episodes airing on Tuesday at 8 (it’s regular time slot) and 8:30. So within a week, you’ll have seen four episodes of the series and I imagine you’ll find it as funny and charming as I do.

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