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Chris and Jess team up to discuss the untimely ends and mercy kills of one season-long shows as they traverse the lands of failed television. In this podcast, we tackle each show and determine if it was cruelly cut down in its prime or if it should have lived to see another season.
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Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a continued look at 1967's spy science fiction mashup The Prisoner. The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters, and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know. Jess and Chris talk the sixth and seventh episodes "A. B. and C." and "The General", following the Six of One fan order.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a continued look at 1967's spy science fiction mashup The Prisoner. The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters, and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know. Jess and Chris talk about the show's formulaic endings, Patrick McGoohan's stodgy nature, and much more!You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a continued look at 1967's spy science fiction mashup The Prisoner. The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters, and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know. Jess and Chris talk about the show's muddled episode order, the second and third episodes, and much more!You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with a new one-season show, the immensely influential spy-science fiction mash-up, The Prisoner (1967).The show, created by the main star Patrick McGoohan, follows Number Six, a secret agent who, after turning in his resignation, is kidnapped by unseen forces and sent to the Island. The Island is a home for dissenters and other individuals deemed too dangerous to live in the public unchecked. As Number Six attempts to unravel the mystery behind why he has been sent to the Island, he must also rebuff attempts at cracking his psyche to figure out what secrets he may know. Jess and Chris talk about the show's pilot "Arrival," along with some of the background behind the show's conception including a massive dispute as to who is the true creator of the show. You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Chalalatas for their song "Mustaches and Martinis".
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.Jess and Chris finish out Kitchen Confidential with a look at the final three episodes along with a wrap-up of the show in its entirety. You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with yet another series cancelled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.Jess and Chris dive into episodes eight through ten of the series, which includes one of the chefs leaving after an ego trip, Nolita introducing brunch, and Jack becoming the one is who is judged.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.Jess and Chris dive into episodes five through seven of the series which includes the introduction of Becky Sharp, a new female chef to the kitchen, a test of wills in the kitchen, and the aftermath of a robbery.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Forever Sunset for their song "City Lights, City Dreams."
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.Jess and Chris dive into episodes two through four of the series which includes the fallout from the show's pilot, a very bizarre request from one of Bourdain's former mentors, and the worst episode of the show's short run.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Ash Niño for their song "It's Voodoo".
Jess and Chris continue their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of yet another series canceled by FOX, Kitchen Confidential (2005).The show, created by David Hemingson, follows the comeback of once-famous chef Jack Bourdain as he, along with his ragtag group of chefs, attempts to regain credibility and fame in the crowded restaurant scene of New York City. Based on the book of the same name by chef Anthony Bourdain, it's a biting, hilarious, and irreverent look at somewhere very few folks get to see: the back of the house at a fine dining restaurant.Jess and Chris talk about the show's pilot "Exile On Main Street," along with some of the background behind the show's conception as well as its cancellation. They also talk about the similarities and differences between the show and its source material.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
Jess and Chris begin their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of 1987's Werewolf, one of the shows that aired during FOX's inaugural season. The show, created by industry stalwart Frank Lupo, centers on Eric Cord, played by John J. York, as he hunts down the progenitor of the werewolf curse he's become afflicted with. The only problem is that the leader of the bloodline is the unhinged Janos Skorzeny, played with scene-chewing aplomb in his final screen role by Chuck Connors. The show has hints of The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk along with the supernatural elements of The Night Stalker.On this episode of the One Season Show, Jess and Chris experience the less than chilling finale to Werewolf with a look at the final eight episodes which includes the anti-climactic death of Skorzeny, the rise of a new baddie, and the abrupt end to the show in a mental institute. You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
Jess and Chris begin their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of 1987's Werewolf, one of the shows that aired during FOX's inaugural season. The show, created by industry stalwart Frank Lupo, centers on Eric Cord, played by John J. York, as he hunts down the progenitor of the werewolf curse he's become afflicted with. The only problem is that the leader of the bloodline is the unhinged Janos Skorzeny, played with scene-chewing aplomb in his final screen role by Chuck Connors. The show has hints of The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk along with the supernatural elements of The Night Stalker.On this episode of the One Season Show, Jess and Chris near the end of their journey with Eric, Alamo Joe, and Skorzeny with a look at episodes fifteen through twenty one which includes one of the worst episodes of the show, a guest from Twin Peaks, and a whole lot of wheel-spinning.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
Jess and Chris begin their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of 1987's Werewolf, one of the shows that aired during FOX's inaugural season. The show, created by industry stalwart Frank Lupo, centers on Eric Cord, played by John J. York, as he hunts down the progenitor of the werewolf curse he's become afflicted with. The only problem is that the leader of the bloodline is the unhinged Janos Skorzeny, played with scene-chewing aplomb in his final screen role by Chuck Connors. The show has hints of The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk along with the supernatural elements of The Night Stalker.On this episode of the One Season Show, Jess and Chris continue their journey into the world of Werewolf with a look at episodes nine through fourteen which includes the series' first two-parter, a prostitute who loves unicorns, and the Candyman himself, Tony Todd.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
Jess and Chris begin their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of 1987's Werewolf, one of the shows that aired during FOX's inaugural season. The show, created by industry stalwart Frank Lupo, centers on Eric Cord, played by John J. York, as he hunts down the progenitor of the werewolf curse he's become afflicted with. That only problem is that the leader of the bloodline is the unhinged Janos Skorzeny, played with scene-chewing aplomb in his final screen role by Chuck Connors. The show has hints of The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk along with the supernatural elements of The Night Stalker.On this episode of the One Season Show, Jess and Chris begin their journey into Werewolf in earnest with a look at episodes two through eight some of which include werewolf obsessed professors, a German wolf hunter, and two bottle episodes with Eric Cord stuck on a boat.You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
Jess and Chris begin their monthly journey into the weird world of single seasons TV shows with the pilot episode of 1987's Werewolf, one of the shows that aired during FOX's inaugural season. The show, created by industry stalwart Frank Lupo, centers on Eric Cord, played by John J. York, as he hunts down the progenitor of the werewolf curse he's become afflicted with. That only problem is that the leader of the bloodline is the unhinged Janos Skorzeny, played with scene-chewing aplomb in his final screen role by Chuck Connors. The show has hints of The Fugitive and The Incredible Hulk along with the supernatural elements of The Night Stalker.On this episode of the One Season Show, Jess and Chris discuss the feature-length pilot of the show including the fantastic practical effects, the immortal Chuck Connors, and the perfectly quaffed hair of the dreamy lead. You can follow Jess @writerjessbyard, Chris @casualty_chris, and the show @oneseasonshow along with a big thanks to Curtain Peepers for their song "Who's Lovin Me."
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