Getting Seduced By Gentleman Jack

Mark Blankenship returns to the Blankenship Chair to talk about HBO's period lesbian dramedy!

HBO has imported Gentleman Jack, a BBC dramedy based on the journals of 19th-century lesbian landowner Anne Lister, and we’ve invited Mark Blankenship to join us in getting way up under its skirts! Around The Dial takes us through the débuts of The New Negroes and Ramy; Losers; Fleabag; and The Good Fight. Jacqueline brings us an Extra Credit question about our teen BFFs. Mark presents the Designing Women episode “The Beauty Contest” to The Canon then we name the week’s Winner and Loser. Loosen your corset and listen in!



  • Lead Topic 👩‍🌾 Gentleman Jack
  • Around The Dial 🚨 The New Negroes
  • Around The Dial 🇯🇪 Ramy
  • Around The Dial 😪 Losers
  • Around The Dial 🪰 Fleabag
  • Around The Dial 🥊 The Good Fight
  • Extra Credit 🤑 Your TV Teen BFFs
  • The Canon 🏆 Designing Women S01.E02: The Beauty Contest
  • Winner & Loser 👍 Chaos
  • Winner & Loser 👎 Michael Che