Unraveling Frayed

Christina Tucker joins us to talk about HBOMax's latest Commonwealth import!

The latest British Commonwealth addition to HBOMax’s library is the BAFTA-nominated Frayed, and Christina Tucker joins us to discuss whether its riches-to-rags protagonist is as compelling as the world its star-creator, Sarah Kendall, has built around her. Around The Dial takes us through Immigration Nation, Coroner, Desert Hearts (now streaming on Showtime!), the Happy Endings Zoom reunion, and a brief re-plug for Taskmaster now that it’s come over to The CW. Francoise uses her Extra Credit to ask us about TV series that revolve around the wrong protagonist, and who would have been the right one. Tara presents the Feud episode “And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963)” for induction into the Canon. Then after naming the week’s Winner and Loser, we kick off a new Game Time season with a game that takes us deep into the history of various stars’ TV careers. Pour yourself a glass of Moet (how you pronounce it is no concern of ours) and listen!



  • Lead Topic πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Frayed
  • Around The Dial πŸ›‚ Immigration Nation
  • Around The Dial πŸ’€ Coroner
  • Around The Dial πŸ’ž Desert Hearts
  • Around The Dial πŸ˜„ Happy Endings The reunion
  • Around The Dial πŸ’Œ Taskmaster
  • Extra Credit πŸ€‘ Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are On TV
  • The Canon 🀬 Feud S01.E05: And The Winner Is... (The Oscars Of 1963)
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘ The Bachelorette Tayshia Adams, Clare Crawley
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘Ž The Simpsons Harry Shearer
  • Game Time 🧠 Humble Beginnings