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Aug 21, 2017

This week Tamar and Christine are getting in the time machine and talking about what watching television was like 20 years ago - before social media (gasp!). 

We talk about how the addition of social media has changed the way we watch TV - and how it's affected the 'ships we know and love today. We also consider what shows may have had success if social media has been a factor.

What's the first show that made us head to Tumblr to look at endless GIFs? What's our earliest memory of 'shipping? How soon will Tamar finish Alias? We're talking about  all of that and more!

Find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. We're waiting to hear from you! 

This episode of The Shipping Room is sponsored by Winc and Loot Crate. 

Aug 14, 2017

This week we're looking back at some more music moments that made television excellent. 

Back in Episode 34, we focused on music moments that were 'ship-specific. This time around, we're just looking at moments where music made a scene just a little more perfect. (And of course, there are some mentions of 'ship scenes!)

Due to such an OVERWHELMING response from our listeners, we aren't able to include everyone's thoughts and scenes in this episode. HOWEVER - we will put out a Spotify playlist with as many as we can. Also, refer back to the original thread on Twitter. Many listeners included YouTube links to their favorites!

Tamar also gives us an Alias binge update!

Find us on social media @shippingroompod to keep the conversation going! 

This episode is sponsored by Audible and Vinyl Me, Please!

Aug 4, 2017

This week Tamar & Christine are looking back at their Top 10 lists which they each read back in Episode 1, and deciding if 99 episodes later they still end up in those coveted spots.

Which 'ships stand the test of time? How has this podcast changed what they appreciate in 'shipping? Is Tamar still 'shipping Ian and Mickey? Does Christine still love Ben & Leslie? Find out this week on The Shipping Room!

As always, the conversation never stops here. Find us on social media @shippingroompod to continue the conversation!

This episode is sponsored by Audible. Visit http://audibletrial.com/shippingroompod to start your FREE 30-Day trial and receive 1 credit to listen to a book of your choice! 

Jul 21, 2017

This week Tamar and a slightly-laryngitis"ish" Christine are reading the superlatives listeners shared about the 2016-2017 TV season! 

Who had the most heartbreaking exit? What moment did you rewind over and over?What 'ship had a moment right out of fan-fiction? Which music moments hit the right notes with us? Why do we all love Nathaniel on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend so much? 

We're sharing your thoughts on these categories and more!

As always, share your thoughts with us @shippingroompod on social media!

This episode is sponsored by Winc.com. Visit trywinc.com/shippingroom to recieve $20 off your first order! 

Jul 14, 2017

Join Tamar and Christine for a new episode loaded with questions from YOU, our amazing listeners! 

What's currently on our "to-watch" list? What ending would we change for a 'ship? What TV set would we love to visit? What 'ship has great chemistry, but we still just can't get behind them? We're answering those questions and more!

Don't forget to find us on social media @ShippingRoomPod and share your own answers with us!

Jul 12, 2017

This year at ATX Festival in Austin, Tamar had the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion with Suits star Patrick J. Adams. The group of interviewers had the opportunity to talk with Patrick about his experiences directing the show, moments that have stood out over the years, and what to expect in the upcoming season (tonight on USA!). We look forward to chatting about Suits on The Shipping Room as the new season unfolds. Be sure to share all your thoughts about this roundtable and any other topics with us on social media @shippingroompod or via email at shippingroompod@gmail.com.

**Season 7 of Suits premieres Wednesday, July 12th at 10pE on USA Network**

Jun 30, 2017

This week we welcome Bryna Kramer, contributor and editor at Talk Nerdy With Us, to talk Younger! In honor of the show's season 4 premiere we take a deep dive into the Josh/Liza/Charles triangle and explore some of the show's most complex relationships. We also take a stab at predictions for season 4. What are yours? What do you hope to see? Be sure to find us on twitter @shippingroompod and share all your thoughts! 

Jun 24, 2017

We're talking about the 'ships we love on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon! 

Are streaming 'ships just too complicated to have thoughts about? Does the absence of network pressure allow these stories to be told better? Could Maura and Shelley's story be told anywhere else? Would Hannah and Clay have a shot on any other platform? We're talking about that and more this week!

As always, don't forget that the conversation doesn't end here. Find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! 

Jun 16, 2017

Fresh off of their binge-watches, Tamar and Christine are diving into the complex and lovely (and sometimes confusing) relationships on Suits, which returns for its 7th season on Wednesday, July 12. 

We're talking about our love for Louis Litt, why Mike & Rachel work, our confusion over Jessica, and something else...hmmm... what are we forgetting? 

Ah, yes. DARVEY.

Don't forget to find us @shippingroompod on social media and continue this conversation. There's SO much to talk about when it comes to Suits!

 

 

Jun 12, 2017

While at ATX TV Festival in Austin over the weekend, Tamar sat down with Carina MacKenzie, writer on The CW's The Originals to record a special episode of The Shipping Room. We chat about the most recent episode of The Originals and take a look at toxic ships on television in general (especially those teacher/student ones!). We also wade ever-so-slightly into polticis and share some highlights from the festival! 

Jun 5, 2017

This week we're talking about the plethora of diverse 'ships on ABC Family and Freeform!

We're going to the archives to talk about shows like Beautiful People, Kyle XY, Jane By Design, and Secret Life of the American Teenager. We also examine The Fosters, a lil' Pretty Little Liars, and getting deep into Switched At Birth....and more!

Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod to share your thoughts! And follow us on Snapchat @shippingroompod to follow Tamar at ATX this week. She's posting live updates of her trip!

May 26, 2017

Tamar and Christine are talking about what happened to some notable 'ships when "real life" got in the way - everything from an actor deciding to move on from the series to what happens when real life couples became exes, causing an on-screen breakup.

Television works because we allow ourselves to become immersed in the world. Do writers owe us an explanation within that world, or are short and sweet farewells good enough? How much do actors owe fans when deciding to move on? We're talking about these things and more!

Keep the conversation going! Find us on social media @shippingroompod and let us know what you think!

May 19, 2017

This week Tamar and Christine are joined by Sipping Sisters Podcast hosts, Jacki, Janelle, and Rachel to discuss all of the 'shipping goodness that The CW has to offer!

Tamar also gives us an update on her Suits binge, Christine shares her thoughts about the Roseanne revival, and we all talk about that trailer for The Resident. 

Why does The CW seem to GET IT when it comes to 'shipping? What makes Olicity so damn appealing? What made Janelle stop watching Riverdale? Will Klaus and Caroline EVER get some closure? We're talking about all of that and more!

Don't forget to share your thoughts! Find us on social media @ShippingRoomPod and @3SippingSisters!

May 5, 2017

We all remember the moments when our favorite 'ships first meet. Sometimes it's an awesome flashback that gives us goosebumps (Donna & Harvey!), sometimes it's just a great meeting that leaves us wanting more (Josh & Liza!), and other times end with someone playing dixie with their butt! (Zoe & Wade!) 

This week is devoted to those awesome first meetings - the moments when our favorites couples first connect. Did they have that spark from the beginning? And what about the 'ships we love that met before we met them? How do they fit into all of this discussion? We're talking all of that and more!

Be sure to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts as you listen! We can't wait to hear from you!

Apr 28, 2017

*** THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR 13 REASONS WHY ***

Because of the massive media impact of 13 Reasons Why, we decided that it was important to have a discussion about the series. 

Fair warning: we don't stick to "shipping." The complex relationship between Clay and Hannah is, of course, a topic of discussion - but there are many other important conversation starters on 13 Reasons Why. As you'll hear, we think it's incredibly important to have those talks with your teenagers, friends, co-workers, etc. 

We hope you'll find us on social media @shippingroompod after you listen and continue this chat! You can reach out to us individually @writertqb and @ChrissyMarie47. Let's talk.

 

Apr 21, 2017

We're back from hiatus and talking about the 'ships that we totally loved...despite knowing that they totally weren't endgame. 

This episode idea came from us from listener Shelby, and sparked a lot of discussion about how fun it is to 'ship a couple briefly, knowing that the longevity of the 'ship probably isn't there. 

Is it fun to root for a couple for a quick fling? How are the exits of quick hookups handled? Is there room for 'shipping both 'ships in a fandom? Is there anyone we didn't 'ship Pacey Witter with? We're talking about that and more this week!

Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to chat!

Apr 4, 2017

Part 2 of Listener Top 10 Lists finds Tamar and Christine being more careful about their alcohol, and more amazing Top 10 Lists sent in by YOU! We also announce the winner of our first-ever contest. Which 'ship ended up on the most lists? Was it Jim and Pam, or did Luke and Lorelai take the prize, or did a surprise 'ship beat everyone? Listen and share your thoughts, @shippingroompod! As always, we can't wait to hear from you! 

Mar 31, 2017

It's party time in the Shipping Room this week! Tamar and Christine have their drinks ready and are going through the Top 10 Ships lists we've received from listeners! We've assigned couples to each host and whenever they come up - we take a drink! Who will be the most popular ships?! Listen and find out!! Don't forget to find us on twitter to continue the discussion! And if you haven't sent us your own top 10 list, it's not too late! Email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com

Mar 24, 2017

This week we're talking about jealousy! Sometimes it's great for 'ships - it uncovers feelings that our favorite characters haven't quite admitted to yet. Other times it ruins the happy-ever-after statuses that our 'ships worked tirelessly to get to.

Which moments of jealousy made our list? Is Natalie Merchant's "Jealousy" better than the Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy"? Was Boy Meets World the most jealousy-fueled show of all time? We're talking that and more!

Don't forget to join the conversation! Share your thoughts @ShippingRoomPod on social media! We're waiting to hear from you!

Mar 17, 2017

This week we're looking a look at a TV trope that's come up frequently on our show: the idea of "the nice guy." 

Is the "nice guy" just a myth? How do actions as a result of insecurity, anger, and entitlement change our view of the guy who's supposedly the "better" choice? Not only that - we're looking at some bad boys who might just be nice guys in disguise. 

The conversation never ends here! Be sure to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. We can't wait to hear from you!

Mar 10, 2017

We're taking a break from romance this week to appreciate some of our favorite familial relationships. Veronica & Keith Mars, Dean & Sam Winchester, Lorelai & Rory Gilmore, The Taylors, The Arnolds, The Bravermans...the list goes on! 

Who are some of your favorite families on TV? Which dynamics within those families work best? What about friends who become each other's families? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on social media - find us on twitter @shippingroompod or email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com

 

 

Mar 7, 2017

Tamar and Christine were delighted to chat with Greek creator and Chasing Life showrunner Patrick Sean Smith!

Which 'ships influenced him as he came up as a television writer? What 'ships were the most fun to write? Whose backstory came to them mid-season? What's going on with that Greek reunion movie? 

We asked all of that and more! 

You can find Patrick Sean Smith on Twitter @SEANSMITH74 and, as always, continue the conversation with us @shippingroompod

Mar 3, 2017

The wait is over - it's finally time to talk about Greek! 

Greek was a groundbreaking series for ABC Family that centered around the sororities and frats - and the hookups, friendships, and family dynamics that came from them. 

Were Cappie and Casey the best 'ship ever? Would Evan and Rebecca have ended up together? Should we have seen more Rusty and Ashleigh? Is Calving just the best? We're talking about all of that and more!

Don't forget to join in the conversation! Find us @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. 

Feb 24, 2017

This week we're looking at shows that were cancelled early and talking about what could have been for the 'ships that were lost. Doesn't it stink to get invested in something that ends too soon? Is fan-fiction the perfect solution? What's your 'jammie-show?' We're talking about all of that and more!

We're also sharing our thoughts on Riverdale, and Christine's giving an update on her Suits binge! 

Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to hear them! 

Feb 17, 2017

We're welcoming back Mis-Guided's Paul Gosselin and TV critic Caralynn Lippo, both super soap fans, to discuss some of the greatest love stories on All My Children, One Life to Live, Port Charles, and of course, General Hospital. 

With over 60+ years of 'ships to discuss, there was no way to cover every soap from every network in one episode. Look for PART TWO of this discussion in a future episode!

Don't forget to continue this discussion with us on social media! Find us @shippingroompod and share your thoughts!

 

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