The Pilot Podcast
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We (co-hosts BJ & Mitu) are a couple judgmental friends who want to put our judgy skills and intense love of television to use for you! We watch the pilot episodes of TV shows and answer your question: 'Should I Watch This?'

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    Miracle Workers

    We review the TBS comedy, Miracle Workers, on The Pilot Podcast. Steve Buscemi is God and Daniel Radcliffe is an angel and even they can’t escape millennial burnout. Join us as question time, space, miracles, what our unanswered prayers would be, and the CGI on Will Smith’s genie in the live-action Aladdin trailer. Can you overcome burnout? If God can’t, then what chance do we have?

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    Russian Doll

    We review the Netflix drama, Russian Doll, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Nadia repeatedly die on her birthday and struggle to figure out what no one else seems to be noticing. This type of mysterious plot brings up so many questions and it’s hard to know which is the most important or relevant. Like, does her missing cat matter? Can you have a genuine love interest if you are repeating the same day over and over? And, does she become one day older after each cycle?

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    The World's Best

    We review the outsized CBS series, The World’s Best, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we fawn over singers from around the globe, admire a violinist’s resilience, and truly freak out over a man who swallows swords. Would you implant magnets under your skin? No? Maybe? Let’s talk about a man who did so he could more easily swallow swords.

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    I Am the Night

    We review the TNT series, I Am the Night, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Fauna Hodel, a young girl who was given up by her birth mother, uncover the secrets of her past. It’s going to be a wild ride as she follows a sinister trail that draws her closer to the legendary Black Dahlia murder. Oh yeah, and Chris Pine plays a reporter who wants to know more about the murder too.

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    We review the Netflix animated series, Hilda, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch an adventurous young girl and her deerfox explore the fantastical Scandinavian inspired world filled with trolls, elves and more. It seems that Hilda is always getting herself and her friends and family involved in precarious situations. Would you live in the middle of nowhere with your mom and a deerfox named Twig?

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    We review the dropped from Lifetime, but picked up by Netflix, You, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch a stalker go up against a woman who can comfortably be described as an exhibitionist. We also share reading recommendations to go with the show and relive fun college memories. Can you look past Joe’s good looks to see the monster for who he is?

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    Carmen Sandiego

    We review the Netflix reboot, Carmen Sandiego, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch the top tier thief, Carmen (or Black Sheep to her friends), take on V.I.L.E. by acting as a modern day Robin Hood. We even dive into the importance of shows like this. Also, where in the world do you think Carmen Sandiego will go next?

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    Celebrity Big Brother

    We review the new season of the CBS spinoff, Celebrity Big Brother, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch a wide range of celebrities (some really stretch that definition) as they compete to win lots of money. It’s weird that they live on a soundstage, right? Also, we would be much better than most of the contestants at these games.

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    Roswell, New Mexico

    We review the new CW sci-fi drama, Roswell New Mexico, on The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch biomedical researcher Liz return home to find out her teenage crush and his siblings are aliens. Also, her dad is an alien but a different kind. Aside from all of that, we have all of best parts of a CW show, attractive, young people with relationship drama.

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    Deadly Class

    We review the new SyFy teen (?) drama, Deadly Class, on The Pilot Podcast! Tune in as we debate the age of the characters, question the assassin-filled teen cliques, and debate which of these teens is actually dangerous. BJ is also duped into his first hypothetical “would you rather?”!

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