The ‘Marvelous’ Spring 2017 Amazon Pilot In An Otherwise Mixed Bag

This week, the Cooler gang reviews the Spring 2017 Amazon pilot series, including the great The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amy-Sherman Palladino.

This week at the Water Cooler, we’re diving into the Spring 2017 Amazon pilot series. For those unfamiliar with this phenomenon, Amazon releases a small number of pilots they’re considering putting through to series. Amazon looks for feedback from viewers like you and me. Sometimes, the series (often thankfully) never see the light of day. Other times, series inexplicably show up on future slates (Good Girls Revolt, Z: The Beginning of Everything). What did we love? What did we hate? And what series do we think will move on to successful series status?

Before that, our weekly TV Tidbits segment offers a quick look at things we’re listening to: Joey revisits S-Town and Clarence discusses his experience with the audiobook Lincoln in the Bardo. Then, the gender non-binary Billions actor Asia Kate Dillion recently petitioned the Television Academy to compete in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy category. What does this advancement in performance categorization mean for the Emmys at large, and does Dillion stand a chance at actually being nominated? Finally, the MTV Awards added television categories to their nominations this year. We’ll run through the nominees, just for shits and giggles.

We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

Remember April 24 marks the Water Cooler Book Club reads Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on iTunes!

05:08 – TV Tidbits
36:09 – Spring 2017 Amazon Pilot Series
1:12:08 – Flash Forward

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