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Check It Out! THE MISSELTHWAITE ARCHIVES

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Hey folks! We know our special features have been MIA over the summer. We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things, and easing our way into the fall season with a bit of a revival! 

I’m going to be upfront: until now, I have never watched a transmedia-based show. Unlike our resident social media guru Cassidy (who’s already given YouTube smash hits some love on this site), I’m a complete web series novice. (I know, I fail as a millenial.)

That is, until now. I recently caught up with one such production, and managed to mainline its entire season just in time for its run to wrap up!

Show: The Misselthwaite Archives

Original Premiere Date: January 2015

Status: Currently finishing its first season.

Time Slot: The series is updated on Wednesdays and Fridays by 9am PST, and will be airing its finale this coming week. (So you better binge now to catch up!) You can find all episodes on its YouTube channel, and extra content on its website.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

CHECK IT OUT: Classic Alice

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Am I cheating for including a webseries here? Maybe, but Classic Alice has great ladies and is written and produced by women as well. Plus, it lasts almost as much as a short season of a cable show would!

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Created by: Kate Hackett

Starring: Kate Hackett (Alice Rackham), Tony Noto (Andrew Prichard), Elise Cantu (Cara Graves)

Original “Premiere” Date: March 4, 2014

Status: Finished “Book 7.” They’re trying to fund Books 8+!

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

Check It Out: SCHITT’S CREEK

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Look at this! We’re digging this feature up from the mothballs just in time for some new midseason TV!

Yes, we’re 12.

And yes, the title of this week’s show makes us giggle even though we’re much too old to be swayed by such juvenile  antics.

We’re hoping you’ll be just as swayed, too. Here’s what Nels has to say about the newest sitcom from the Great White North debuting tonight on POP TV. (What?!)

Show: Schitt’s Creek
Original Premiere Date: February 11, 2015 — that’s tonight! (January 13, 2015 in Canada)
Status: Season 1 premieres tonight; already renewed for a second season  by CBC in Canada.
Time Slot: Wednesdays at 10pm on POP TV (Formerly TV Guide Network)

If there’s one thing lacking on television, it’s fish-out-of-water stories, right?

Okay, that’s a lie, but just because the formula has been played over and over again doesn’t mean it can’t still make us laugh.

Schitt’s Creek is the newest entrant in that race, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (of SCTV fame) as a disgustingly wealthy couple forced to move to the small town they bought on a lark years ago after they lose all their money. (It’s the one asset not even the Revenue Service cares about.) Along for the ride are their two obnoxiously spoiled adult children, who wouldn’t be able to manage their own lives if they came wrapped in Louis Vuitton.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Check it out!: THE AMAZING RACE

The TAR25 cast, at the starting line in Times Square (May 31). Courtesy of CBS

Show: The Amazing Race

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Courtesy: CBS

Created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster

Hosted by Phil Keoghan

Original Premiere Date: September 5, 2001

Status: Season 25 starts on September 26. Already renewed for a 26th.

Time Slot: Fridays at 8/7c (formerly Sundays at 8/7c) on CBS.

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

Check It Out!: Cosmos (2014)

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Show: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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Written by Ann Druyan, Steven Soter and Carl Sagan.

Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Music by Alan Silvestri.

Original Premiere Date: March 9, 2014

Status: Finished its planned run, but don’t rule out a continuation down the line!

Time Slot: Used to air on Sundays at 9/8c on FOX.

 

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

Check It Out!: Bob’s Burgers

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Introducing a new feature to TYLL! Our lovely Cassidy gives you the rundown on the shows you should, in her not so humble opinion, be watching. 

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com
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