September 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm #360925
Sad news, the best TV podcast is saying goodbye later this month:September 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm #360927
NOOOOOSeptember 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm #360928
Be still my heart! Very sad about this; they’ve always been my favorite TV podcast.September 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm #360929
Yeah. This is a big loss. There are so few good podcasts for general TV reviewing anyway, and there goes the best one.September 18, 2015 at 7:58 am #360930
What is going on with HitFix? The Fien Print’s Dan Fienberg, In Contention’s Kris Tapley and co-founder Gregory Ellwood all left in the span of weeks.September 18, 2015 at 9:12 am #360931
That’s too bad. Fienberg always sounded like a pompous blowhard every time he spoke, so his absence doesn’t bother me any. Sepinwall, on the other hand, has an encyclopedic grasp on television’s past and present that will be missed. They certainly had a nice rapport between them. We’ll still have each of their written reviews of shows, and maybe Sepinwall will find a new partner to continue with the podcasts. Check out Vulture’s TV Podcasts in the meantime for your new fix. They’re excellent and just as incisive as Firewall was.September 18, 2015 at 10:44 am #360932
I’ve been a listener since 2011. And this is harsh news, but considering that Dan went to THR, I do not find this surprising. Like, at all! Lately, i’ve been also listening to Indiewire’s “Good Talk TV”. It’s good, but nothing compared to Firewall and Iceberg. Oh well… all good things must come to an end 🙁September 18, 2015 at 11:04 am #360933
What is going on with HitFix? The Fien Print’s Dan Fienberg, In Contention’s Kris Tapley and co-founder Gregory Ellwood all left in the span of weeks.
HitFix basically went the click bait route and alienated them in the process. It’s a good lesson for another site . . .
But philosophies shift. As such, HitFix
has made a decision to move out of the awards business and focus on its
consumer audience, while I’ve made a decision to seek out a more proper
fit, where I can provide the best possible coverage of this sector going
forward. I wish the talented and vibrant crew here the best, but it’s
time for me — for us — to move on.September 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm #360934
I also won’t really miss Fienberg, so I hope Sepinwall finds someone else for a new podcast.September 19, 2015 at 8:43 am #360935
I will miss Feinberg, but Sepinwall is more essential to it. He can do it with someone else. I was starting to like Grantland’s Hollywood Prospectus Podcast (with Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald) more for TV talk lately anyway.