THE PILOT // TAKE 78 - THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD vs ROUND THE TWIST

Sometimes watching these pilot episodes can be a chore. We had to watch the pilot episode of Snatch. SNATCH! Im surprised we didn’t stop the podcast there. Im glad we didn’t though as we would never gave revisited the pilot episode of Round The Twist! Will an Aussie kids show stand up after all these years? More importantly how will it fare against a brand new show in The End of The F****ing World? Well, you don’t need to worry you weirdo, you can find out right now by clicking play!

Get in touch and let us know what you want us to pitch against each other by going to twitter and clicking on @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 77 - THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE vs THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

Happy Halloween!

This episode we look to our darkest sides. In Rob’s case he looks over the picnic table in POST/POP HQ at Jed who is always lurking in the shadows. Its ying and yang but at this time of year, The Pilot Podcast is all about the sweet sweet yang! Two of Netflix’s most popular shows right now happen to be of the horror kind.

The Haunting of Hill House against The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina… which one of these very popular new shows will rise to the top of the Pilot league table and which one will live in that weirdo zone around the 14 mark? Tune in and find out!

Let us know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman!

THE PILOT // TAKE 76 - RANDALL & HOPKIRK (DECEASED) vs CHOCKY

Is there anything as eerie as a child talking to himself and then suddenly stopping when their mother walks into the room? GET OUT OF THE HOUSE MOTHER, YOUR CHILD IS POSSESSED. What if that said child, wasnt a child at all but a detective whose partner had just died? What if you walked in on him talking to himself and he told you it was alright, it was just his dead partner telling him what to do. GET OUT OF THE POLICE STATION MOTHER, YOUR DETECTIVE IS POSSESSED.

If you hadn’t quite twigged, these are the almost exact storylines of each of our pilots. Listen to the episode to find out more!

@jedshepherd & @theejellyman

THE PILOT // TAKE 75 - PRIMEVAL vs DOCTOR WHO ft. EMMA WEBB

The Crown’s Emma Webb is back on the podcast because if you cast your mind back to that episode, she told us that she wanted back in if we ever did the reboot of Doctor Who. We are mean of our words and we say alot of them in this week’s podcast! Christopher Ecclestone’s Doctor is not without his flaws but his first appearance is as good as any across myriad seasons. On the other hand we have Primeval which tries its best to evoke that same time-travel sense of wonder, but you will have to listen to the ep to find out if we think it pulled it off.

Its always great to have Emma back, so enjoy the episode and remember, DON’T POO IN THE PORTAL.

@jedshepherd @theejellyman @emmalouisewebb3

THE PILOT // TAKE 74 - BETTY BOOP vs TOM & JERRY

Talking about TV shows that have runtime of an hour is too easy. 30 mins? Simple. Coming up with an hour podcast when you are talking about shows approx 5 mins each? A challenge! Jed brings Betty Boop to the table and that table may get eaten, inspired by the crazy shenanigans in the episode. Rob brings Tom & Jerry into the mix and you can’t get any more classic than that. Will it be enough to challenge though? Is this whole podcast just one bug cat and mouse game? Find out in this week’s instalment of THE PILOT!

@theejellyman @jedshepherd

THE PILOT // TAKE 73 - BODYGUARD vs LINE OF DUTY

This week we discuss two shows written by someone called Jed. No, not your friendly neighbourhood co-host Jed Shepherd, but Jed Mercurio! Both shows have been critically (and publicly) acclaimed with awards aplenty, but will either of them win the most important award of all…. the award of BEST PILOT EPISODE EVER?

Ooh its a close one in this episode… could one of these shows reach number one in our pilot chart? Find out if you listen to another lovely episode of The Pilot!

@thejellyman @jedshepherd

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THE PILOT // TAKE 72 - Sharp Objects v Big Little Lies

A slightly longer episode than usual as Jed & Rob catch up after a couple of weeks away… not that you noticed as the episodes still dropped on time! After using his first 10 score last episode, this week has big shoes to fill. Will Sharp Objects or Big Little Lies, with their superstar-filled casts even come close? Find out on this new episode of THE PILOT!

@theejellyman and @jedshepherd on twitter.

THE PILOT // TAKE 71 - DISENCHANTMENT vs AMAZING STORIES

No spoilers, but this turned out to be a pretty historic episode in all the right ways. Up first we have the new animation from Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Should be decent right? Well that is what Rob is counting on! Jed bring Stephen Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to the table and the table has never been the same since. You know when you get wobbly legs when you get excited? Well imagine a table doing that and jelly going everywhere. Rob AND the foodstuff.

Hope you enjoy this week’s episode and you can always tell us if you did or not on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 69 - KRYPTON vs SMALLVILLE

Welcome to another episode of The Pilot and this week we go all SUPER with a double bill of all things Superman. First up we have the new series Krypton which, like Gotham is Batman without Batman, this is Superman without Superman. Its about everything that leads up to the existence of Superman. Does that make for a good pilot though?

That is pitched against the E4 (UK Channel!) stalwart, the ever-present Smallville! Now I don't know if you guys remember the pilot of Smallville but its more brutal than any of us remember it. You literally see a bunch of people exploding! But is that enough to warrant a top place on our Pilot Episode leaderboard? Listen to this week's episode to find out!

You can find Jed @jedshepherd on twitter and Rob @theehellyman. Say nice things!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 68 - QI vs ROBOT WARS

ROB plays with fire this week, literally and figuratively! Not only does he discuss two shows made by the company he works for, but he also discusses robots that shoot FIRE. First up is the relatively standard quiz show QI which we pit against the absolute batsmeg crazy ROBOT WARS.

Also can we take some time to dwell on the fact that we have done 68 episodes? We have never missed a week! Let that sink in while you hear us as hyper as ever discuss robots fighting each other to the death.

let us know what you think @theejellyman and @jedshepherd.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 67 - FLASH FORWARD vs TIMELESS

Before we started episode 1 of this podcast, Rob told me "Jed.." cos thats what he calls me.. he said "Jed, whats the point of this podcast? We already know the greatest pilot episode of all time is FLASH FORWARD..". I looked at him incredulously and said "how much have you had to drink today?" but he was stone cold sober and I was drunk with surprise. Yes, it took us this long to get to Rob's pick for greatest Pilot of all time BUT a year can do alot to a man. A year can either change your mind or firmly cement an idea in your head that threatens to destroy a podcast partnership that was going so swimmingly. We also look at Timeless.

 

This could be the episode that changes everything. Let us know what you think @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 65 - DAD'S ARMY vs ALLO ALLO

It's only this podcast that can get me up at 6am in Los Angeles to scramble around in the LA morning heat to watch Allo Allo. Yes that's right, I (Jed) couldn't bear to think of you guys being without The Pilot for a week so Rob called me transatlantically to record this episode. The theme is war based sitcoms and we travel to no man's land with Dad's Army which is a downright classic, then go over the top to pitch Allo Allo which nobody considers a classic.... or do they?

This is quite a surprising episode as one of these shows gets a massive score and stakes its claim very high up the Pilot chart. Let us know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TALE 64 - TASKMASTER vs TREASURE HUNT

Will THIS be the episode where we finally find out what the greatest show of all time is? I can't promise, but maybe... just maybe... we have a new all-time highest ever The Pilot score! This week we have the Dave staple TASKMASTER vs the highly ambitious 80s ratings-hit TREASURE HUNT.

WILL JED AND ROB MASTER THE TASKS AT HAND OR WILL THIS BE AN ENDLESS TREASURE HUNT? FIND OUT IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF .....

THE PILOT!

 

@jedshepherd @theejellyman

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THE PILOT // TAKE 63 - PEEP SHOW vs PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING

So you've seen our hastily themed shows for the last 2 weeks and you thought to yourself "Well... I can see how they did Creek Week.... then they did Murder week... makes sense..... but how can they jam a theme into these next two shows?" Well Joanne (It's always Joanne), let me welcome you to the inaugural PEEP WEEK! Yes it's Peep Show vs PEEPle Just Do Nothing! (Let us have this one yeah?)

Two shows that give us slices of lives we'd rather not experience first hand, but happy to look on as the rotten voyeurs we are. But which show had the better pilot? Find out on the latest episode of THE PILOT!

You can reach Jed on twitter @jedshepherd and Rob @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 62 - JESSICA JONES vs LUKE CAGE

Its another superhero episode but this time we record from the safety of POST/POP HQ and not at Comic Con surrounded by kids screaming at Rob for dancing too much! Two brilliant Netlfix shows tackling the same universe. There is alot to like about both, but enough about us, the Pilots were great too! Which one did we prefer? The answer will always be "the one without Iron Fist anywhere near it" but luckily for us, he stays away for now so we can enjoy!

contact us on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman for your suggestions on what TV Pilots to discuss next!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 61 - MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS v DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

These two have theme songs for Miiiillllleeessssss but we won't let that sway us too much as we are too busy concentrating on the olympian task of deciding which one gets higher on the Pilot chart. Which Pilot deserves to be remembered as the best of all time? Its likely not here, I'm not gonna lie, but we do have two cult classics in MMPR and Dungeons and Dragons!

tell us what shows you want us to discuss @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on twitter!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 60 - MURDER SHE WROTE vs MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

Whisper it amongst yourselves, but its MURDER WEEK. Yes this week we tackle two pilots that revel in the most vicious of all sins. It's the tea time evergreen fave Murder She Wrote vs new kid on the block Murder in Successville!

We also get a visit from SMEGHEADS co-host Daniela as she reminds us how much of a Murder She Wrote geek she is.

Let us know what shows you want us to check out @jedshepherd and @theejellyman

THE CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE:

Planet Earth (19) 
The A-Team (19) 
Sesame Street (18.5) 
Lost (18.5) 
The Office (UK) (18.5) 
Breaking Bad (18.5) 
Sopranos (18.5) 
The Walking Dead (18) 
The Good Place (18) 
Westworld (18) 
Battlestar Galactica (18) 
Halt! And Catch Fire (18) 
Dawson’s Creek (18) 
Stranger Things (17.5) 
X-Files (17.5) 
Downton Abbey (17.5) 
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (17.5) 
24 (17.5) 
Crystal Maze (17.5) 
RuPaul’s Drag Race (17.5) 
Daredevil (17) 
Sherlock (17) 
Orange Is The New Black (17) 
The Young Ones (17) 
The Simpsons (17) 
Blindspot (17) 
Luther (17) 
Twilight Zone (17) 
The Prisoner (17) 
Hill Street Blues (17) 
Fraggle Rock (17) 
Animaniacs (17) 
American Gods (16.5) 
Knight Rider (16.5) 
Black Books (16.5) 
Gotham (16.5) 
Billions (16.5) 
Fringe (16.5) 
Columbo (16.5) 
American Horror Story (16.5) 
Black Mirror (16.5) 
Arrested Development (16.5) 
Atlanta (16.5) 
The Flash (16) 
Oz (16) 
Seinfeld (16) 
Homeland (16) 
The Crown (16) 
Garth Marengie’s Dark Place (16) 
Six Feet Under (16) 
Grey’s Anatomy (16) 
Mad Men (15.5) 
Star Trek (15.5) 
Porridge (15.5) 
GLOW (15.5) 
Green Wing (15.5) 
South Park (15.5) 
The Americans (15.5) 
Rainbow (15.5) 
Cheers (15) 
Knowing Me, Knowing You (15) 
Hard Knocks (15) 
The Exorcist (15) 
Mork & Mindy (15) 
Marvels Agents of Shield (15) 
The Flintstones (15) 
Beverley Hills 90210 (15) 
Modern Family (15) 
Series of Unfortunate Events (14.5) 
Attack On Titan (14.5) 
Bottom (14.5) 
Family Guy (14.5) 
Peaky Blinders (14.5) 
Ren & Stimpy (14.5) 
Bojack Horseman (14.5) 
Scrubs (14.5) 
True Detective (14.5) 
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (14.5) 
Jonathan Creek (14.5) 
Murder In Successville (14.5) 
W1A (14) 
Supergirl (14) 
Red Dwarf (14) 
Baywatch (14) 
Dr.Who (14) 
curb your enthusiasm (14) 
Deadwood (14) 
Saved By The Bell (13.5) 
The Jetsons (13.5) 
Murder, She Wrote (13.5) 
The Office (US) (13) 
Twin Peaks (13) 
House (13) 
Only Fools & Horses (13) 
The Wire (13) 
GBBO (12.5) 
Pugwall (12.5) 
CSI: Las Vegas (12.5) 
The IT Crowd (12) 
Friends (12) 
Everybody Loves Raymond (12) 
MacGyver (12) 
The Avengers (11) 
Heat Vision & Jack (11) 
Happy Days (11) 
Archer (10) 
Quantum Leap (9) 
Snatch (7) 
Big Bang Theory (5)

THE PILOT // TAKE 59 - DAWSON'S CREEK vs JONATHAN CREEK

IT'S CREEK WEEK! Yes that's right, this week Jed and Rob hold the first (and only) Battle of the Creeks. It's Dawson's Creek vs Jonathan Creek! Both 90s mega hits that captured the public's imagination in an unexpected way, but which one still holds up to this day? Which show has the better pilot episode, therefore - in our estimation - will get a high score on the leaderboard?

Well, climb through our podcast window and share a musical bed with us as we find out!

get in touch on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.