Nothing But Static

This week Dan and Chris discuss new shows, Better Call Saul, The Casual Vacancy, Fresh Off The Boat and The Odd Couple as well as some other stuff that takes their fancy. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 66._The_Awkward_Couple.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:58pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss Channel 4's new experimental cross platform dramady Cucumber, Banana and Tofu as well as new shows Empire, 12 Monkeys and other stuff. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 65._Billingham_vs._Shakespeare.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:03pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris are joined by Soho Radio's Tom Cullen to discuss Backstrom, Park's And Recreation, Frasier, British Sitcoms and Norway's Slow TV. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 64._Yes_Tom.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:43pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris ring in the new year discussing new shows Galavant and Agent Carter, recent series finales for The Comeback and Son's of Anarchy and the return of Broadchurch among other things. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 63._A_Distinct_Lack_Of_Consensus.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:38pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the TV airing in the UK over Christmas and lament the US's lack of programming during the holidays. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 62._Christmas_and_Stuff.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:19pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss UK shows Babylon and The Fall. Also we discuss The Newsroom, Supernatural, Selfie being cancelled and the Simpsons/Futurama crossover among other things. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 61._Childist.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 10:10am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the most recent series of Doctor Who. Plus, Chris burns a baked potato DURING the podcast. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 60._Who_Review_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:23am UTC

The week Dan and Chris attempt to discuss the difference between multicamera audience based sitcoms and single camera sitcoms, and get distracted once or twice along the way. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 59._Twofold.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:17am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss a great many things, including some superhero stuff, some shows that have returned since they last recorded and some TV news. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 58._He_Said_He_Said.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 10:35pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris tackle the first few weeks of the new TV season, in this part they discuss the returning shows. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on mail@nothingbutstatic.co.uk

Direct download: 57._The_New_Season_Rises_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 10:07pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris tackle the first few weeks of the new TV season. In this first part they tackle brand new shows and their first few episodes. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on mail@nothingbutstatic.co.uk

Direct download: 56._The_New_Season_Rises_Part_One.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 10:16pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friends with a special two part retrospective of the show. This part contains discussion of season six to ten and some vaguely related stories of self love. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on mail@nothingbutstatic.co.uk

Direct download: 55._The_One_With_All_The_Self_Love_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 9:59pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Friends with a special two part retrospective of the show. This part contains discussion of season one to five and why the show means so much to so many. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on mail@nothingbutstatic.co.uk


This week Dan and Chris discuss the recent lifetime channel docudrama on story surrounding the Saved By The Bell production and the notion of Docudrama's as a genre in general. Where should writers draw the line between fact and drama? Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 53._Saved_By_The_Docudrama.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss The Great British Bake Off, Bojack Horseman, the rumours of James Cordon replacing Craig Furgeson, Outlander, The Knick, Doctor Who and finally we discuss the late great Robin Williams. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 52._Wait_For_The_Bake.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:55am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss whether Chris's love for Boy Meets World extends to the recent spin off. Also, we discuss Extant, Last Week Tonight, Netflix's Daredevil, The Leftovers and the possibility of an Evil Dead TV show. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 51._Boy_Meets_Nostalgia.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the nature of spoilers, both pre and post air. Whether knowing what's in store effects the viewers enjoyment and whether spoiler phobia is hampering discussion of narrative artforms. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 50._Spoiled_or_Unspoiled.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 7:37am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss a couple of news stories, including Community being renewed by Yahoo. Also discussed are True Blood, Falling Skies, Legend Of Korra, The Flash, Constantine, Better Call Saul and The Leftovers. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 49._Return_To_Form.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 9:42pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss recent controversy surrounding Alan Davies 'As Yet Untitled' and whether having a similar basic concept is enough to claim plagiarism in TV. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 48._Fat_Man_In_The_Sun.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 9:26am UTC

This week Dan and Chris celebrate two years of podcasting by dissecting the season gone by in the format of an award show. Including a ridiculous opening musical number. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 47._The_Third_Annual_Static_Awards.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:32pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris continue to breakdown the trailers for all the pilots picked up for the upcoming season in the second part of this double episode. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 46._Picked_Up_And_Put_Down_Again_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 7:53am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the aftermath of the upfronts. Specifically which shows have been renewed and which have been cancelled as well as breaking down the trailers for the pilots that have been picked up. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 45._Picked_Up_And_Put_Down_Again_Part_One.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:36am UTC

This week Dan and Chris couldn't decide on a topic beforehand, so instead they decided to 'Wing it' with mixed results. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 44._Mixed_Bag.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss Fargo, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, the Walking Dead season finale and Dan's has a bone to pick with this weeks Game Of Thrones. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 43._Game_Of_Bones.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the divisive finale of How I Met Your Mother and new(ish) sitcom Friends With Better Lives, About A Boy and Silicon Valley. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 42._How_I_Met_Your_Finale.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss five shows that started recently and try to decided if any of them are worth your time. The shows on trial are Believe, Crisis, Mind Games, The 100 and Resurrection. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 41._Five_Pilots.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:54am UTC

This week Chris and Dan discuss the recent announcements regarding the fate of BBC Three as well as the return of Hannibal, the renewal of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the last episode of Outnumbered. Catch us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 40._BBC_Three_Goes_Digital.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 8:43pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss their valentines day plans, the new Danny Boyle directed show 'Babylon' and the problems that can potentially occur when TV Shows use Twists. Catch us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 39._What_A_Twist.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 3:51am UTC

This week Dan and Chris attempt to catch up on all TV talking points since the podcast took a break. Particularly recent TV exits such as Donald Glover from Community and Matt Smith from Doctor Who, and the entrances of new mid season shows such as Rake, Enlisted and Helix. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 38._Exits_and_Entrances.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:02pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the TV Schedule in the UK over Christmas week. Including Still Open All Hours, Doctor Who, QI, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Bluestone 42 and Gangsta Granny. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 37._Festive_Telly.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 6:57pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss how the modern culture of binge watching TV shows has changed the way they are written. Plus they discuss xfactor and I'm A Celebrity. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 36._Binge_Culture.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 5:11pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss fifty years of time and space and the anniversary episode of Doctor Who in this bumper length episode. Warning: Doctor Who special spoilers inside. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 35._An_Unearthly_Podcast.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 4:28pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris drag themselves to the microphone after a very long week of shooting to discuss several news stories. Including the announcement of Daredevil and other Marvel heroes coming to TV via Netflix, The Doctor Who 50th trailers and the return of Fresh Meat. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 34._Not_So_Fresh_Meat.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 2:03pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris finally discuss the new and returning shows as the American TV season gets into full swing. This episode is bumper length to make up for the lack of an episode last week. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 33._The_New_Season_Cometh_Finally.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:44am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the final episode of The IT Crowd before comparing the final seasons of Dexter and Breaking Bad in their long promised Finale Showdown. WARNING: SPOILERS. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 32._Breaking_Dexter.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:25am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the start of the new season including the first episode's of Brooklyn Nine Nine, Dad's and Sleepy Hollow. As well as the final episode of the Newsroom, The Walking Dead spin off, AMC dividing the final season of Mad Men and Batfleck. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 31._Batfleck_Nine-Nine.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 9:49am UTC

This week Dan and Chris forget they're supposed to be recording a podcast and as a result derail it completely. Also, they do eventually get round to discussing some news stories and the relationship between stand up comedy and TV in the UK and US. Catch us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 30._Stand_Up_and_Derail.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 7:04pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the new shows that most excite them in the upcoming season. As well as the four US shows Channel 4 have picked up and Danny Boyle returning to TV. Also, Dan reveals his thoughts on 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet'. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 29._Mischievous_Billingham.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the growing trend of darker protagonists in TV as well as the 12th Doctor casting and whether Chris enjoyed The Last Airbender. Plus Chris returns the favour and sets Dan a challange. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 28._The_Dark_Protagonist_Rises.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:47pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss some exciting news for UK Breaking Bad fan's and other stories including Luther, The Newsroom, True Blood and Community. Also, Dan set's Chris a challange. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 27._Honking_Royal_Family_Fan.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:21pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris look back at the 9 year run of the US remake of The Office. Warning: They got a little carried away with this retrospective and it ended up being 2 hours long, we'll understand if you don't make it to the end. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 26._Scranton_Calling.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 4:58pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the most recent additions to the ever growing list of moody euro drama shows; The Fall and The Returned before the conversation takes an unusual turn to the topic of sexism in TV. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 25._Euro-drama.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

This week Dan and Chris continue to celebrate one year of recording their conversations with the second part of their double episode recaping the year of TV in the style of an award show. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 24._The_Second_Annual_Static_Awards_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:43am UTC

This week Dan and Chris celebrate one year of recording their conversations with a double episode recaping the year of TV in the style of an award show. Welcome to the Second Annual Static Awards. Catch us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 23._The_Second_Annual_Static_Awards_Part_One.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 8:17pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris watch all 15 episodes of the new series of Arrested Development in a single day, while in costume, eating frozen bananas and stopping occasionally to discuss the episodes as they go. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com 

Direct download: 22._Off_The_Hook.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the recent spout of announcements from networks regarding which shows they have renewed and cancelled for next season as well as which pilots got picked up to series. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 21._Picked_Up_And_Put_Down.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 7:22pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris talk Amazon Instants comedy pilots and whether or not the rise of original streaming content hails the end for traditional broadcast television. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com


This week Dan and Chris analyse the last two weeks of TV news and episodes. Including Life's Too Short, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Hannibal and the ridiculous return of Jonathan Creek. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 19._Almost_Parody.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 10:24am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and what that mean's for the rest of your favorite cancelled shows. Also, Chris is devestated to discover quiche does not go very far when split six ways. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 18._Kickstarted.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss all things UK TV; including Being Human, Broadchurch, Bluestone 42, Doctor Who, Derek and upcoming BBC drama In The Flesh. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 17._GC-161.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 11:30am UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss some of the pilots recently commissioned in the states and exactly how doomed they are. Also, Community, Happy Endings, Do No Harm and Up All Night are discussed. Find us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us on nothinbutstatic@gmail.com.

Direct download: 16._Pilot_Inspectors.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 5:04pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris return after a month off to tackle some of the new TV episodes and news that has happened since; while Chris digs himself into a christmas-chutney related hole. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 15._A_Chutney_Related_Hole.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 5:09pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris struggle to stay on topic even more than usual as they try to discuss TV related Christmas presents, Christmas and Holiday TV specials and other disjointed festive subjects. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com.

Direct download: 14._Bleeps_And_Highlights.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris accidentally take listerners behind the scenes of the podcast while drinking overly strong tea, discussing their desks and even eventually getting around to the subject of TV, tackling the new shows starting in January. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com.

Direct download: 13._Behind_The_Curtain.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:40pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris set a new record for derailing the podcast before discussing a very special episode of Diff'rent Strokes and TV shows which change their casts mid-run. Find us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 12._Diffrent_Casts.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 3:46pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris thoroughly earn the podcasts "Explicit" rating as they discuss the last few weeks of new TV episodes and news. Also, Chris melts Dan's brain by bringing up a 29 year old TV episode. Find us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com 

Direct download: 11._After_Hours.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:49pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss some of their earliest TV memories and how they ultimately cultivated and shaped their love of TV. Plus the show is yet again temporarily derailed by discussion of food. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 10._Influences_Old.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 4:53pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss all the new and returning TV's shows first episodes, plus they discover Chris's aversion to mashed potatoe and ruin several perfectly good segways. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 9._Goodbye_Repeats.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 9:27am UTC

This week Dan and Chris travel through time and space in order to discuss the most recent run of Doctor Who episodes, including the final appearance of long time companions, the Ponds. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 8._Who_Review.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 3:18pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the faults and merits of reality TV and look at the shows from the upcoming US TV season they think have the most protential. Find us on Twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 7._Unreality.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:37pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris host the First Annual Static Awards as an excuse to discuss some of the best and worst of TV from the past year as well as the all new Nothing But Static drinking game. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 6._The_Statics.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 12:42pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris shift topics in order to discuss a little known indie film released this month titled "The Dark Knight Rises" and surprisingly one of our hosts was more than a little dissapointed. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 5._The_Critical_Brit_Rises.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 2:18pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the recent announcement that the next two seasons of Dexter will be it's last and the difficulties of concluding a long running show in a satisfying way. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 4._Unhappy_Endings.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:51pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the upcoming US remakes of The Inbetweeners and Sherlock, among others as they analyse the challanges of adapting UK shows. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 3._Across_The_Pond.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 1:39pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris discuss the possibility of BBC's 'Luther' transitioning to a feature film following its third series and the pros and cons of adapting any TV series to the big screen. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com

Direct download: 2._At_The_Movies.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 2:47pm UTC

This week Dan and Chris lament the fate of BBC's 'The Fades' and tackle the issue of whether networks owe their audiences closure in the face of cancellation. Find us on twitter @nothinbutstatic or email us at nothinbutstatic@gmail.com!

Direct download: 1._Cliffhanger.mp3
Category:Entertainment and Televison -- posted at: 5:30am UTC