Settling Into The Chair

Bobby Krut is back to talk about Netflix's academia dramedy, plus scenes that need trapdoors, a Cheers Canon submission, and more.

University of California (NOT California University…you’ll see) faculty member Bobby Krut returns to talk about Sandra Oh’s new English-department half-hour dramedy on Netflix, The Chair. We discussed the almost-perfect pacing and casting, underrating Amanda Peet at your peril, whether Holland Taylor should get a spinoff, and more. Then we went Around The Dial with Nine Perfect Strangers, Messyness, I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, and Unforgotten before Doug tasked us with adding a Russian Roulette-style trapdoor to a TV moment. Sarah wouldn’t let the bird rest in her Canon presentation for a fifth-season Cheers episode; true crime won and Mike Richards lost; and the truth was once again stranger than fiction in a Game Time animΓ© sequel. Don’t pine for a crumpled podcast; listen to this shiny new episode of Extra Hot Great.