Here’s a recap, from the other week’s roundtable, as to the reasoning why Kerri made this choice:
This week on the roundtable, we start our first round of TV Secret Santa. Katie had Jane and gave her Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Continue reading
This week, and for a number of the weeks to follow, we will be doing Summer Television Secret Santa. We each “randomly” chose a name and were given the job of gifting a television show to that person. This week we will be discussing the person we drew, the show we chose for them and why. In the coming weeks we will be pairing down our roundtable to two and interviewing our Secret Santa about the show they were gifted (or forced) to watch. The rules state that you may watch as much or as little of the show as you like and that the gift giver must have seen at least a portion of the show as well.
This week Simon and Jane attempt to discuss the Danish political drama Borgen.
Jane: Simon, I’m thrilled that you recommended this incredible show to me. I devoured the first two seasons in a week and a half. That being said I was skeptical about my response to a show about Danish politics. Borgen is about so much more than that though (although the politics are fascinating). How would you describe what is at work in the series?
Simon: Hi Jane! I’m thrilled you love Borgen as much as I do. Your first question alludes to what has intrigued me so much about the show… how it works, and why it works. I’ll start simply with what Borgen definitely isn’t, namely a capital P Political Drama. Continue reading
This week we put some of our favourite Game of Thrones fans to work in an attempt to discuss the Season Four finale, “The Children”. This roundtable pits frothing nerd-raging book reader, Will, non-frothing book reader, Kurz, lazy book reader, Graeme, against active book hater, Kerri. WARNING: SPOILERS, BOOK SPECIFIC AND OTHERWISE, GALORE!
We have only made passing reference to Mad Men this season, so we thought we would attempt to discuss “Waterloo” the final season, mid-season finale. Is that what we call it? Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD. Continue reading
This week Kerri and Katie attempt to discuss Season Two of BBC America’s Orphan Black. As of this writing, two episodes have aired: “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” and “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion.”
Our good pal Jane isn’t feeling so hot this week and this endless winter has resulted in more than a few sick days for most folks. That got us thinking: what do you like to watch on TV when you are stuck at home or laid up in bed? Katie and Kerri chat about Television Sick Days in this week’s Roundtable.