The Comfort of Procedurals

We dust off The Blankenship Chair for a discussion of cop shows, jazz and crackpottery! Chung-chung!

We’re back! And so is valued guest Mark Blankenship, who from the Blankenship Chair steers us into a discussion of what makes a great (or good enough) TV procedural. From there, Tara insisted that she’s not a crackpot for wanting fewer TV-streaming options, the Cold Case theme and American Horror Story‘s Axe Man may have been deemed Worse Than Jazz, we asked whether Dave would hate upcoming archaeological thriller Dig, and Mark proposed a classic Briscoe-era Law & Order: Mothership (the Lauren Ambrose one) (no, the other one) (โ€ฆthe other other one) for the Canon. After talking Winner and Loser, we played a nail-biter of a Game Time, in super-maxi-sized Extra Hot Great that means we’re thankfulโ€ฆfor you.



  • Lead Topic โ™ป๏ธ The Procedurals
  • I Am Not A Crackpot ๐Ÿฅœ Too many streaming services
  • Is This Worse Than Jazz? ๐ŸŽบ Cold Case Theme
  • Is This Worse Than Jazz? ๐ŸŽท The Axe-Man
  • Will Dave Hate This? โ™ ๏ธ Dig
  • Around The Dial ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ Zombies
  • Around The Dial ๐Ÿค Secret State
  • Around The Dial โฎ The Returned
  • Around The Dial ๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™€๏ธ Ambassadors
  • Around The Dial ๐Ÿงฌ Almost Human
  • Around The Dial ๐ŸŒŸ The Greatest Event in Television History
  • The Canon ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ Law & Order S08.E22: Damaged
  • Winner & Loser ๐Ÿ‘ The Killing
  • Winner & Loser ๐Ÿ‘Ž The X-Factor
  • Game Time ๐Ÿง