This week, we kick off our season two Battle of the Podcasts with special guests from Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and The Hollywood Reporter for our TV Critics Powerhouse match! Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Fienberg, and Brian Grubb will compete in some TV trivia games to identify Westworld player piano versions of HBO theme songs, and name TV shows based on descriptions of their comic book continuations.

Quizzes Played

We'd Say You've Had Enough

Who would best get away with having dealt it?

Johannes Bassoon's "Songs in the Key of Westworld"

Our in-house composer has Westword-ified themes from other HBO shows.

This Season Has Issues

Identify the TV show from the post-cancellation comic book continuation.

Mystery Boxer

Questions about TV shows produced by JJ Abrams.

Striking Out

Questions about TV shows that debuted in 2007, the year of the WGA strike.

It's Not TV

Questions about HBO programming.

The Riddle

Once long and full of style,

It got short and some spat bile.

Warners put an end to the fighting,

Said never again and put it in writing.


Fans really really didn't like that Felicity cut her hair short in season two. The WB didn't like the lower ratings. The network banned the stars of Felicity, Dawson's Creek and Buffy from cutting their hair short.

Match Results

Episode Notes

Daniel didn't get points for his last lightning round question because you must wait until the question is fully read before answering and time ran out. That's the way the cookie crumbles.
Remember, you only have 2 days to answer this episode's At Home Version riddle due to a bonus Wednesday episode drop.
Brian wanted us to say "go Sixers" which were are reasonable sure is about basketball