Shouldn’t Have Worked But It Did

#ProgramEHG returns with a "shouldn't have worked, but did" theme and Jeff Drake is back to talk about long-shot shows like Soap, Pop-Up Video, a Normal People Canon submission, and more.

The talented EHG Assist team tasked the panel — plus returning guest Jeff Drake! — with talking about shows and episodes that shouldn’t have worked, but somehow did. We began our theme episode with the late-’70s satire Soap. Do the problematic parts justify the hilarity around them? Is some of the bad acting and slow pacing an homage of sorts to daytime dramas? Should you (re-)watch, or just find a supercut of all the previouslies and next-ons? Later, we went Around The Dial with The Circle, Nailed It!, Pop-Up Video, and Battle Of The Network Stars, before a complete 180 in tone brought us to a Canon submission from 2020’s Normal People. AppleTV+ both won AND lost, and then we all updated our quiz rΓ©sumΓ©s for Game Time. Good morning, Bensons — it’s an all-new Extra Hot Great!




  • 🐦 Jeff Drake On Twitter
  • πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ Tara's interview with Married At First Sight showrunner MontrΓ© Burton at Decider
  • 🌳 Watch Jeff Drake's show, Central Park, on AppleTV+
  • πŸ’Ώ Jeff just released an album! Listen to it on Basecamp
  • πŸ“Ό Watch a big old playlist of vintage Pop-Up Video
  • 🌠 Watch the 1976 Battle Of The Network Stars
  • πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Or skip directly to the notorious Robert Conrad relay
  • 🎢 Get more music-documentary content on the Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Patreon
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