The Crown, Season 1: Part One of the “Catching Up on The Crown” Miniseries (MAJOR SPOILERS)





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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at our website: couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com.  In this episode, recorded in December 2018, our panel of regal CPU! faithful – moderator Krista, Spencer, Samantha, Kristin (T), and Chief CP Kylie – convenes for the first time around the CPU! Water Cooler to discuss the first season of lush Netflix biopic The Crown, in this, Part One of our two-part “Catching Up on The Crown” Miniseries.  As always, if you have not watched any of The Crown, be aware that there are, most definitely, MAJOR SPOILERS (history be darned)! Tell us what you think, and/or if there are other shows you’re interested in CPU! covering, below; email us at couchpotatoesunitepodcast@gmail.com; or check out our Guestbook at the website, our Facebook page, our Twitter (@cpupodcast), or our Instagram (@couchpotatoesunite).  Until next time, until next episode…buh bye!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington

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Vs! – The Tudors Vs. Wolf Hall

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This episode represents the first “not live” version of our feature called “Vs,” wherein two shows, topics, characters, universes, themes, etc. are pitted against each other, and aspects of each side of the “Vs.” equation are debated by a panel; this feature was adapted from our LIVE! shows and provides our growing cadre of spicy Couch Potatoes a chance to engage in more formal debates – as opposed to our usual, informal “Water Cooler” discussions – about shows and programs that, perhaps, the podcast has already finished covering, about subjects that interest our panelists, about themes and topics that inspire and excite based on current viewing trends, and so on.

The Vs. panels will, most times, have an odd number of panelists in each session because the moderator will contribute to the debates but will also mainly be responsible for timekeeping, tallying winners, and, above all, tie breaking. Then, at the end of each debate, one side of the Vs. contest will be declared the winner in terms of overall success around the question or topic at hand!

What’s more, the plan is to couple the audio recording of this feature with some type of video recording, be it of the panelists themselves and/or of a slideshow or presentation with nice pictures and graphics; however, we will not have such video for this episode, though we may add one later, if the right software and/or set of circumstances come along. So, even though the recording mentions the potential video, there is no video, except our usual still picture version at YouTube. Sorry! Our ambition will hopefully be matched by good conversion software…someday! Or, next time, we’ll just remember to film it.

This episode’s Vs. match pits depictions of historical figures, success of execution of story arcs involving historical events, and success of the overall miniseries of Wolf Hall against what will primarily be the first two season of The Tudors.  Historically minded CPU! panelists Krista and Laurie, along with Moderator Chief CP Kylie, return to the Water Cooler to duke it out, ye merry olde style.

This podcast was recorded in September 2018. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and, naturally, our website, couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com!  Our debate is, if we say so ourselves, entertaining and educational!  And if you have a topic you would like to see and/or hear us debate, let us know! Contact us at couchpotatoesunitepodcast@gmail.com, via our Guestbook here at the website, via our Facebook page, Twitter (@cpupodcast), or Instagram (@couchpotatoesunite).  Until next time, until next episode…buh bye!

Editor: Kylie Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington

CPU! Holiday Greetings, 2018!

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A new podcast “mini-sode” of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com.  In this tiny mini-sode, recorded in December 2018, CPU! regular panelists Nick, Sarah, Spencer, Kristin T, Krista, Kelsey, Selene, Amie, Eddie, and Samantha along with Chief Couch Potato Kylie, wish all of our humble podcast’s listeners warm holiday greetings and the happiest of coming new years! We also tease upcoming events and episodes, since Couch Potatoes Unite! will be taking a holiday break this week and next – though on January 2, we will publish our annual Mid-Season Progress Report blog post looking at new pilots and premieres for the 2018-2019 viewing season and will resume new episodes talking the latest and greatest TV on January 9, 2019! Until then, if there are other shows you’re interested in our podcast covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like – and always feel free to say hello! Buh-bye!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Featuring: “A Christmas Adventure (Part 2)” by TRG Banks, licensed in the public domain:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/TRG_Banks/TRG_Banks_Christmas_Album/A_Christmas_adventure_Part_2

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 2 (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com.  In this episode, recorded in December 2018, our panel of veteran CPU! panelists and Unfortunate TV fans – including moderator Nick, Kristen, Kelsey, Jenn, Selene, and Kylie – is Around the Water Cooler and discussing Season 2 of Unfortunate hit and Netflix original program A Series of Unfortunate Events. If you have not watched any of said Unfortunate Events, be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington

The Originals, Season 5 and Looking Back Series Review (MAJOR SPOILERS)



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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com. In this episode, recorded in September 2018, our panel of true CPU! originals and vampire enthusiasts – including moderator Kylie, Jen (S.), and Jenn (K.) – is back Around the Water Cooler and discussing the final season, Season 5, of The Originals, including another seven-year, in-show time jump; the ongoing threat of the Hollow; the thoughts, feelings, and hopes of a now teenage Hope, the daughter of Hayley and Klaus; and the unending reaches to which the Mikaelson siblings will go, by any means necessary, for their family. We also Look Back at the now ended series as a whole and say goodbye to this spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, one ultimately beloved by this panel, despite mixed reactions of the panelists to the series finale. If you have not watched any of The Originals, be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington



New Girl, Season 7 and Looking Back Series Review (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com. In this episode, recorded in November 2018, our small but robust panel of True Americans – including moderator Kylie, Kristen, and Sarah – is Around the Water Cooler and discussing Season 7 of quirky sitcom New Girl as well as Looking Back at the now ended series as a whole. If you have not watched any of New Girl, be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington

Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek, Seasons 3-4: Part Two of the “Catching Up on Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” Miniseries (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com.  In this episode, recorded in November 2018, our panel of CPU! small townies – specifically, moderator Kylie, Nick, Sarah, Andrew, and Amy – reconvenes Around the Water Cooler to discuss Seasons 3 and 4 of the quirky Canadian comedy depicting a riches to rags family with hearts of gold, i.e. Schitt’s/Schitt$ Creek, in this, Part Two of our two-part “Catching Up on Schitt’s (Schitt$) Creek” Miniseries.  As always, if you have not watched any of Schitt’s/Schitt$ Creek, be aware that there are, most definitely, MAJOR SPOILERS! Tell us what you think in the comments below and check out the blog and YouTube for other TV related discussions, in both podcast and blog format. Also, if there are other shows you’re interested in the blog covering, sound off below! Tell us what you like or don’t like. Keep the discussion going!

Editor: Kylie C. Piette
Logo: Rebecca Wallace
Marketing Graphic Artist: Krista Pennington