It's a sipping and shipping crossover event!
Christine was joined by Janelle and Jackie of the Sipping Sisters Podcast for a discussion about season 2 of 13 Reasons Why!
We're breaking down everything that happened with Clay, Jessica, Alex, Justin, Zach, Bryce, and of course, Hannah.
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
We discuss the events of Season 2 in detail. If you haven't watched the season yet, but plan to, and want to be surprised, hold off on listening to this episode until you've done so!
NOTE: Some of the discussion surrounds sensitive topics such as rape, violence, drug use, guns, and suicide. If any of these are a trigger for you, please use caution when listening.
OH MY GOD.
Drake reunited (most of) the Degrassi: The Next Generation cast for a special 10 year high school reunion for the video for his latest single "I'm Upset" and we are FREAKING OUT.
Who returned to the hallowed halls of Degrassi? Who didn't get an invite and was left...upset? What does this video mean canonically for the series as a whole? Should we pour one out for JT Yorke? Which Degrassi cast member left the show and went to NYU? What IS Craig and Ellie's 'ship name?
Christine is joined by fellow Degrassi superfan Caralynn Lippo from Tell-Tale TV to answer these questions and also break down what we saw, what we missed, and talk about how this masterpiece came to be.
As always, don't forget to share your thoughts on social media with us @shippingroompod! We can't wait to hear them!
Tamar had the opportunity to attend the ATX TV Festival in Austin and record in their brand new festival podcast headquarters. She is joined by the ladies of The Bold Type, Aisha Dee (Kat), Meghann Fahy (Sutton), and Nikohl Boosheri (Adena) as well as showrunner Amanda Lasher, to discuss the relationships on the show and what we can expect from season 2. Be sure to check out the season 2 premiere NOW on Hulu, and catch new episodes of The Bold Type Tuesdays on FreeFrom, starting Jun 12.
We're back this week catching up and reminding our listeners where Liza and the gang were the last time we saw them ahead of the Younger Season 5 premiere on June 5 on TV Land!
We're talking about the road so far and where we hope the fifth season of one of our favorite shows on television tackles this time around.
We're also checking in and updating you on what we're watching, what's been canceled, what was saved, and the Royal Wedding. Because we can't NOT talk about the Royal Wedding.
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Hello and welcome to...not the Shipping Room! We wanted to take a moment to introduce our listeners to another podcast about our favorite topic.
One True Pairing is hosted by Erica and Marissa as they discuss romance in movies, books, television, and real-life celebrity couples!
They recorded an episode about the recent Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that we think you're going to enjoy!
Take a listen and if you want to hear more, head to applepodcasts.com/otp for more!
Hi all! Christine is back this week as we do our first episode focusing on just one ship. Our inaugural copy is Dawson's Creek's Pacey & Joey, inspired by the EW 20th reunion coverage! Come take a cruise through Capeside with us and be sure to share your favorites with us!!
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. The season 4 finale of Jane the Virgin requires immediate discussion. Tamar is joined by Bryna Kramer, former guest of the show and host of the Meet Us At Molly's #OneChicago podcast to talk about the major reveal at the end of the latest episode. Have a listen and let us know all your thoughts and theories!! Can't wait to hear them.
It's only been a few days, but we're back and ready to read more of YOUR Top 10 Lists!
Which 'ships will come up on almost every list? Who'll have the throwback 'ship that makes Christine overly emotional?
Tamar is talking Rise, Christine's finally got a 'ship on The Resident, and Martin Freeman is totally over JohnLock 'shippers. Join us!
Remember to share your thoughts on social media @shippingroompod and leave us a review on iTunes!
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This week we're going through our inbox and talking about a few of the awesome e-mails we've received, as well as reading YOUR Top 10 Lists!
We're also chatting about the pilot of Rise, whether or not we're 'shipping Conrad and Nic on The Resident, and whether or not John Stamos is the star of Necessary Roughness.
It always gets interesting when alcohol gets involved in The Shipping Room.
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! The conversation never ends with our show...we want to hear from YOU!
Be on the lookout for PART TWO of this episode coming later this week!
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This week we're talking about the genius that is Mike Schur and the complex relationships he's created on some of our favorite shows.
We were more than excited to take a long look at The Good Place, but soon realized we were running long, so expect this to be the first of a two-part conversation as Tamar works on finishing Parks and Recreation!
We also discuss out first thoughts on Good Girls, how wonderful Everything Sucks is, and how The Resident just aired its best episode so far!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and join in on the conversation!
We're back with another brand new episode of The Shipping Room! This week we're celebrating VDay by talking about VD :) More specifically we're diving into the delightfully charming world of Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall). We break down our thoughts about Evie and Dylan, which relationships work best, and all our hopes and dreams for Luke and Angus. Be sure to find us on twitter to share your thoughts or send us an email!! Can't wait to hear what you think.
...and we're back!
We cannot express enough gratitude to our awesome listeners who've been so patient while we were away. (Mazel Tov to Tamar on the birth of her ADORABLE baby girl!)
We missed you all so much, and we are incredibly excited to be back and chatting with you all again!
After a hiatus that last entirely too long, we're discussing everything we've been watching during our break.
We're chatting about Atypical, Mrs. Maisel, Black Lightning, Superstore, Alone Together, My Mad Fat Diary, and more!
As always, please come chat with us on social media @shippingroompod! We've missed chatting. It's truly the best part of what we do.
This week we're catching up!
Tamar and Christine have a chat about #Gallavich and Mickey's departure from Shameless.
They also gush about The Good Place and share which actors deserve some awards recognition for stellar performances.
A heavy discussion takes place about whether or not Rebecca can come back to the good graces of fans' of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's hearts.
Tamar and Christine are also discussing the state of Hollywood and how the sexual harassment claims are being handled, what it means for the future of Hollywood, and how we view shows we loved knowing what we know now.
We also give an update on the future of the Shipping Room!
WARNING: Some topics that we discuss are sensitive, and we understand that they aren't always easy to tackle. We apologize in advance if we offend anyone, as it's never our intention to do so. Always know that you can find us @shippingroompod on social media, and that we'd love to clarify our opinions and have a meaningful dialogue with you. Our favorite part of this show is learning from our listeners and appreciating opinions that differ from our own.
This week we're taking a small break from "ships" to chat about our favorite squads! Thanks to listener Gabbi for sending us her top ten squads and inspiring this episode!
What makes a good squad? Which shows featured the most "goal-worthy" crews? We look at some of our favs, from Friends to Grey's Anatomy to Riverdale. Who are some of yours?? Be sure to find us on twitter @shippingroompod to continue the discussion.
This week, we're talking about reunions! (And we're having our own reunion as well!)
Listener Andrea sent in this idea, and we were shocked to discover that we hadn't done an episode about our favorite reunions yet! (Thanks Andrea!)
Which reunions gave us happy feelings? Which ones kept us on the edge of our seats? Which ones took far too long to happen? And why do we love the cheesy reunions so much, and the ones that are so easy to predict?
Christine's also giving a Shameless update, and we talk about what we've enjoyed so far from the new TV season!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts with us! We can't wait to continue this conversation!
Tamar and Christine haven't spoken in 2 weeks, and there's so much to catch up on!
Join them as they catch up and share their thoughts on the summer finales of Younger, The Bold Type, and Suits!
Christine's also updating everyone on her Shameless binge, and sharing her thoughts on the show so far.
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and tell us what you thought of summer's most talked about finales!
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After Tamar's Alias binge we were FINALLY ready to talk about some of the show's most wonderful and complex relationships. We could think of no better guest that listener favorite, Buzzfeed's Jarett Wieselman!
We're talking Sydney and Vaughn, the entire Bristow family, where the show was at its best, and sadly, where it fell short, and of course, MUCH, MUCH more!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod to share your thoughts and you can find Jarett on Twitter @JarettSays! Keep the Alias conversation going!
This week Tamar and Christine attempt to remember the details of the beloved CW/UPN show, Veronica Mars.
Obviously Logan and Veronica are amazing - but what about the other 'ships on Veronica Mars? Did Veronica and Piz drive you crazy? We you just as shocked as everyone else that Logan could ever care about anyone who wasn't Veronica? Was Leo given a fair shot at love with Veronica? Are Keith and Veronica the best father/daughter duo on TV?
We're talking about all of that and more this week and more!
Tamar also gives us her Alias update and we discuss whether or not we're excited about the new fall TV season.
Don't forget to find us @shippingroompod on social media. We can't wait for you to fill in our Veronica Mars gaps!
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.
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!
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!
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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!
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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!
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 email@example.com.
**Season 7 of Suits premieres Wednesday, July 12th at 10pE on USA Network**
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
*** 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.
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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!
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!
We're joined this week by Buzzfeed's Jarett Wieselman to celebrate Valentine's Day with an episode dedicated to some of television's most epic moments that celebrate love! Which Jim and Pam moment stood out to us? Are Buffy's best love moments between friends and family? Is every moment between Ian and Mickey epic? We're talking all of that and more!
This week we're joined once again by Drunk Monk Podcast's Will Choi and writer and producer of Lost: The Musical's Steven Brandon to chat about the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones.
We're diving right into the romances on Westeros and chatting about Will and Steven's new project, Game of Thrones: The Musical, which begins previews in Los Angeles on February 10 and opens on February 17.
Remember, the conversation doesn't end here! Find us @shippingroompod to continue the chat!
This week we're checking in on the 'ships from the shows we're currently watching. How are our favorite 'ships holding up at the halfway point? Who's breaking up? Who's making up? What do we think is going to happen next? We're talking about that and more! We're also talking about shows that are returning, and premiering in the coming weeks.
Don't forget to find us and share your thoughts @shippingroompod! We can't wait to hear from you!
We're following up last week's conversation about the "Friends to Lovers" trope with a discussion about 'ships that went from antagonizing one another to falling in love - or at the very least hooking up!
Which 'ships fall into this category? How does it differ from unrequited love? Is this one of the best tropes to watch on television? We're talking about all of that and more, including 'ships from The 100, My Mad Fat Diary, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, and of course, the Flag'Ship, Sam and Diane on Cheers!
Don't forget to share your thoughts with us on social media @shippingroompod - talking to you is the best part of this conversation!
This week we're joined once again by Justin Kirkland (Entertainment Weekly, USA Today) as we chat about one of our favorite 'shipping tropes: when friendship becomes romance.
Which 'ships were big winners in friendship and love? Which 'ships couldn't quite make the leap successfully? Why is this trope so relatable? We're breaking it all down with 'ships from Grey's Anatomy, Friends, The Walking Dead, New Girl, The 100, The Wonder Years, and more!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod to join in on the conversation! We can't wait to hear what your thoughts are!
Tamar and Christine are back in action, talking about howa great love story changes the "bad" girl on television. (Special thanks to Wilmer, the listener who suggested this topic!) We also talk about what qualities make a female on tv appear to be so "bad," and tackle some of our own favorite love stories that made loving these ladies that much more fun!
As always, the conversation doesn't stop here. Find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to hear from you.
We're answering YOUR questions this week on The Shipping Room! We love these mailbag episodes because it gives us a chance to talk about anything and everything that our listeners want to know about! Which 'ship do we want to double date with? What qualities do we hate in real life but love on TV? What advice do we have for new podcasters? We're answering those questions and more on this week's episode!
We want to wish you and your families a very happy holiday, and we thank you SO much for listening to our show each week. We're so grateful for you and for the role you play in The Shipping Room!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
Stay tuned to our Twitter feed to see who we crown as the Top Ship of 2016, as voted by YOU!
Happy Holidays! - T&C
This week Tamar and Christine are talking about some of their favorite leading ladies on television over the years and what qualities they each look for in a "BAMF," a term that comes up in Kathleen Smith's The Fangirl Life (see episode 53 for more on that!) Are Tami Taylor and Leslie Knope essentially perfect? Which ladies have the best relationships with friends and in love? We're talking about that and more!
Don't forget to share your thoughts with us! Find us on social media @shippingroompod or email us firstname.lastname@example.org! We can't wait to hear from you!
This week we're talking about some of our favorite moments in 'shipping! What were the moments that turned our stomachs in knots? What moments gave us butterflies? Which moments ripped our hearts out in the best ways? We're talking about that and more!
Don't forget to share your thoughts! Find us @shippingroompod on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, and as always at email@example.com. Join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you!
Tamar and Christine are talking about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! We talk about our expectations heading into the revival, returning to our favorite 'ships, our thoughts on Rory's journey, the legendary Kelly Bishop, and of course, those final four words. Be sure to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts!
This week we're joined by TV Fanatic and Tell Tale TV writer Allison Nichols to talk about some of the 'ships we're most thankful for so far this year. We also give huge shout-outs to some of our amazing listeners and share the 'ships that they are most thankful for! Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and tell us which OTP YOU are most thankful for this season!
On Episode 69, Tamar and Christine talk about how pregnancies change the dynamics of 'ships. We also talk about how far television has come handling abortions, as well as how 'ships are affected by fertility issues.
Don't let the conversation stop here! Find us on social media @shippingroompod, and share your thoughts with us! We'd love to hear from you!
Christine's on vacation this week and Tamar is joined by her former Shameless podcast co-host, TV Producer Ariel Kay! We're deep diving into our favorite south side 'ships and dissecting all the Gallagher (and Milkovich!) dynamics. Who are your favorites? Who makes you crazy? Be sure to share with us on twitter or share your longer thoughts via email!
This week we're talking about toxic 'ships: two people who totally SHOULDN'T be together, but we can't help but 'ship them, despite the evidence that says otherwise. What makes toxic 'ships so fun to watch? Are there supporters for even the most toxic 'ships? We talk about that and more in Episode 66! Don't forget to share your thoughts! Find us on social media @shippingroompod and keep the conversation going! We can't wait to hear from you!
WARNING: THERE IS SPOILER TALK IN THIS EPISODE ABOUT GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE
In Episode 65, we are joined by Tell Tale TV's Ashley Bissette Sumerel to chat about the Gilmore Girls Revival; who should Rory end up with? Will Lorelai and Luke get married? Are Paris and Doyle still just as amazing? We make our predictions and get into everything that we hope to see when the Gilmore Girls hit Netflix with new episodes on November 25!
Back in Episode 10, we talked about some of our favorite BroTPs, those platonic 'ships that are much less about romance and much more about keepin' it friendly. Over the last year, we've discovered that we love SO many BroTPs that we just had to give this topic a Part 2! Don't forget to share your favorites with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or firstname.lastname@example.org!
This week we're talking about the 'ships that we fell in love with...and then later actively stopped 'shipping! What happens when you love a 'ship, but begin to hate one of the characters? What about those 'ships who never get a happy ending because something better comes along? Or those 'ships that go into an endless cycle of the same 'ol, same ol' until you just lose interest? We're tackling all of those and more in this episode!
This week we're catching up with current events! Fall TV is here and we couldn't be more excited! We talk our the new show we're most interested in tuning into as well as the returning shows (and 'ships!) we can't wait to see again. What (and who!) are you most looking forward to??
This week we're joined by Christina Ciammaichelli, Content Coordinator for Entertainment Weekly, to talk about those first magical moments that made us start 'shipping some of our favorite couples, and also how incredible it is that so many 'shippers have different triggers. What made you start 'shipping Josh and Donna? How early did you realize Pacey and Joey were 'true love' on the creek? Do pilots intentionally start painting love stories immediately? We talk about all of that and more!
In this bonus episode of The Shipping Room, Tamar and Christine chat with Hart of Dixie creator Leila Gerstein about her take on romances in Bluebell, Alabama! Was Zade always endgame? How did George end up with AB? What IS Zoe and Wade's son's name? We tackle all of that and more!
This week, we're visiting Blue Bell, Alabama! Join us in the Shipping Room as we dissect the relationships of Zoe Hart and the rest of the crew on Hart of Dixie. Were you a fan of Lavon and Lemon or did you prefer him with Annabeth? Was Wade really Zoe's soulmate or should she have wound up with George? Do you love Tom and Wanda as much as we do? Listen now and share your thoughts with us on twitter or via email!
In episode 35 we talked about our favorite TV weddings. This week, we're remembering the best moments leading up to those weddings with our favorite TV proposals. We discuss the funniest, the sweetest, and the most over-the-top. What are some of your favorites?? Be sure to share them with us on twitter or email us your thoughts at email@example.com. (NOTE: Audio gets a little wonky toward the end. Bear with us!)
Tamar is back this week, and we are so excited to welcome Lissete Lanuza to talk with us about 'shipping on Once Upon a Time. Are you a fan of Captain Swan or does Swan Queen rule your world? Did you love Neal? Will True Love win for Rumbelle? Does Jennifer Morrison have chemistry with everyone? We get into all of that and more this week!
Tamar is off this week, and Christine is joined by her husband, animator and cartoon enthusiast, Matt Laskodi, to talk about their favorite animated couples. Were we conditioned to believe in "happily ever after" from childhood based on the love stories of our Saturday morning friends? We break down that theory and more as we talk about 'ships from The Flinstones to The Simpsons to Adventure Time and everything in between!
This week we're looking at May/December romances, or love stories between two people who are many years apart in age. We look at our favorites and discuss the merits of them all. What can we learn from these relationships? Why do they work? Why don't they? We get the conversation started and hope you'll join us and continue it! Find us on Twitter or email us!!
Using a very loose definition of the term 'crack ship,' we look at unlikely pairings within one show and across different shows that we like to fantasize about! Much of this discussion is fueled by our audience and we'd love to see the conversation continue on social media. Which characters would make a great starting point for a compelling fan fiction? What is your dream crossover ship? Share with us on twitter or send us an email!
We're so excited to have Aaron & Andy of The Gossip Guys Podcast back with us to chat all things Dawson's Creek. We rewatched some classic episodes to prepare ourselves and then dove head first in Capeside. Dawson vs Pacey, Jack's groundbreaking storyline, Joey singing On My Own - we tackle it all. Be sure to share all your thoughts with us on twitter or email us at shippingroompod.com.
This week we're joined by therapist and author, Kathleen Smith, whose book The Fangirl Life is now available. We unpack the book and look at how fangirled can lead their most constructive life while also enjoying all there is to enjoy from our favorite shows and ships. We also find time to chat about the Looking movie, new Gilmore news, and updates from San Diego Comic Con!
This week we welcome Carina Mackenzie, executive story editor on The CW's The Originals, to chat about the toxic nature of shipping on the Internet. We look at the beauty of fandom and all the good that's come from having an online community to feel our feelings with -- and then discuss the dark side that's come along with it. We'd love to hear you weigh in! Be sure to find us on twitter or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very exciting week as we celebrate one year of the Shipping Room! In honor of this momentous occasion, we are doing another listener mailbag! We answer questions, play some middle school games, and give out 'ship superlatives. Also, to mark this milestone we've got some super fun news to mark to share! As always, be sure to find us on twitter or on our website to share your thoughts about all topics discussed!
We've always made a distinction on our show between the aspirational, angsty, will-they-won't-they 'ships and the stable, successful "relationship goals" 'ships. This week we're celebrating the couples we deem to be #relationshipgoals (and reject some suggestions from the internet). Who are some of your faves? Be sure to let us know! Find us on twitter, leave a comment on our website, or send us an email!
We started our Aaron Sorkin coverage a few weeks ago talking about The West Wing with the ladies of the Wingin' It West Wing Podcast. This week, we welcome Kevin Porter of The Gilmore Guys to look at the rest of Aaron Sorkin's TV legacy, namely Sports Night and The Newsroom. How did you feel about Dana and Casey? Jeremy and Natalie? Don and Sloan? We discuss! Be sure to share your thoughts with us @shippingroompod on twitter or email us at email@example.com!
Affairs and cheating bring up a lot of confusing feelings for people - especially when we enjoy watching it happen. This week we look at some of our favorite ships that started as affairs and discuss the moral implications of watching them unfold on TV. What do you think? Be sure to share on twitter or the comments section of the website.
Sometimes you can see a ship coming from a mile away, but other times a couple seems to come out of nowhere and yet, it works perfectly. This week we discuss some our favorite surprise ships and why they worked so well. Who are some of your favorites? Be sure to share with us on twitter, facebook, or at shippingroompod.com!
Hey all! Just a quick check in to let you know how things are going at the festival. We've attended some incredible panels and are getting ready for the Friday Night Lights tailgate tonight! Be sure to follow us on twitter and periscope as we're going to be broadcasting live from the tailgate tonight. Let us know if there are any specific things you want us to try and find out while we're here. Can't wait to share more!!
Listen to our first mini episode of ATX TV Festival weekend for a quick and exciting announcement from Tamar!
When a ship sinks, whether due to a break up, or a death, or any other reason, it often feels like it will be impossible to ever ship the characters with anybody else. And yet, as we discuss this week, so often we are able to recover and continue to enjoy these characters in romantic relationships later on. What are some of your favorite examples of this? Be sure to let us know! Find us on (twitter) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we're taking a break from television to discuss the relationships that captivating us in literature. We dive way back to our early years and contemplate which tropes and ideas have stuck with us and influenced the ships we love on TV today. Plus we talk about the more recent books we've read and loved and share some of our listeners favorites as well. Don't forget, it's never too late to join the conversation. Find us on twitter (@shippingroompod) and share your thoughts!
This week we're joined by return guest, Drunk Monk podcast host Will Choi and newcomer to the show Steven Brandon, co-writer of Lost the Musical. They're here to talk about....what else? The ships of Lost! Lost had so many compelling and complex relationships. We dissect and chat about the brilliance of one of the greatest shows of our time. Don't miss the opening number of Steven and Will's show, Lost the Musical. And as always, be sure to find us on twitter to continue the discussion and tell us what we may have missed.
After watching your favorite ship dance around getting together (sometimes for several seasons), there's nothing like the first time they actually consummate the relationship. This week we welcome Neely Moldovan back to the Shipping Room to chat all about our favorite "first time" scenes. Be sure to find us on Spotify to find our playlist of first time songs. And don't forget to share your thoughts about the episode with us on twitter.
This week we're looking at the common love triangle plot device. What makes a good triangle? What makes a bad one? What are some of the greatest triangles in TV history? We discuss! Be sure to share your thoughts and add your own. Find us on twitter or email us as email@example.com.
One of the most excruciating experiences for a shipper is watching a favorite couple break up. Especially on TV where circumstances often seem to be conspiring to keep our most beloved characters apart. This week we're chatting about all the break ups that left us in shambles. Who are some of your most memorable break ups? Be sure to share with us on twitter and facebook and email us any thoughts you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Shows covered in week 41: Army Wives, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, Beverly Hills, 90210, Friends and more!]
Come on in and join us as we chat The West Wing with Andrea and Sallie of Wingin' It: The West Wing Podcast. We look at the genius that is Aaron Sorkin and discuss the relationships that could have been as well as the ones that so wonderfully were. Who are some of your faves? Be sure to share with us on twitter (@shippingroompod) or email us at email@example.com! We want to hear from you!
We welcome two Sex and the City superfans this week, Liviya and Sarah, to chat all about the many loves and lusts of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. We tackle the age old question, Big vs. Aidan, and gush over our love for Steve, Harry, and Smith. Be sure to share all your SATC thoughts with us on twitter or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we are joined by Andy and Aaron of the Gossip Guys podcast to talk all about Gossip Girl! With a few detours to Beverly Hills and Capeside, we mostly hang on the Upper East side and dissect what worked and what didn't with our favorite group of entitled teens! Who are your GG faves? Be sure to share with us on twitter!
This week we welcome Emily, Taylor, and Emily of the Worst Friends Forever podcast to talk about our favorite bad boys! What makes a "bad boy" and why is he so appealing as a love interest? We discuss and list some of our favorites (Tamar has A LOT!) Who are yours? Be sure to find us on social media (@shippingroompod everywhere) and tell us your thoughts!
This week we welcome Natasia Langfelder, who wrote this article for AfterEllen about female couples we 'shipped before shipping was a thing. We explore the idea of same sex couples that never happened and discuss the various reasons why they didn't. Do you have a favorite? Be sure to share with us on twitter (@shippingroompod)
Many of the ships we talk about have long and tortured stories, often ending in misery and leaving us devastated. Every so often, however, a couple we've been rooting for does make their way down the aisle. This week we talk about some of our favorites. Who are yours? Be sure to share with us on twitter!
All shippers have their favorite moments from their ship's history, and often times those moments are accompanied (and enhanced) by the music playing. This week we take a look at some of the most memorable music that has played at pivotal TV moments--and share some of our favorite clips with you! What are some of your favorites? Be sure to let us know on twitter, facebook, or instagram. You can also find all the songs on the 'ship music playlist on our Spotify (shippingroompod).
We're doing something a little different this week. After 32 episodes of talking about our experiences as TV fans, we're turning the tables to get some insight into how some of our favorite stories come to be. We're joined by Dan Gregor, whose writing credits include How I Met Your Mother, The Comedians, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to talk writers' room secrets. Be sure to share your thoughts with us on twitter @shippingroompod!
This week Christine is out sick (thanks to all for the amazing well wishes!), and Tamar is joined by freelance entertainment writer Maggie Fremont to chat about the ships of the "One Chicago" trilogy. We talk Dawsey, Linstead, and Burzek and take a look at the many incredible relationships these three shows have to offer. Be sure to share your thoughts with us on twitter (@shippingroompod)
[Note: the last 15 minutes has a some static. Apologies!]
This week we're joined by one half of the Gilmore Guys podcast, Demi Adejuyigbe, to chat all about the ships of Jane the Virgin. We talk Rafael vs. Michael, the lovely Villanueva women, the brilliance of Rogelio and more! Are you a fan of Petra? Who do you want to see Jane end up with? Do you think Ro and Xo can overcome their latest bump? Let us know all your thoughts on twitter (@shippingroompod) or via email (email@example.com)
It's Valentine's Day weekend so we're celebrating love in the Shipping Room! Specifically, we're looking at how LGBTQ relationships have evolved on television over the years. We talk about some of our favorites and invite you to share some of yours with us! Find us on twitter at @shippingroompod! [Shows covered in week 30: Shameless, Queer as Folk, Mistresses, Will and Grace, The Fosters, Degrassi, and more!]
Shows that focus on teens and young adults are often ripe with exciting ships - but what about the parents and other authority figures on those shows? Do they gross you out? Do you root for them just as hard as their younger counterparts? We discuss that this week and look at how the answers to these questions have changed over time. Be sure to find us on twitter (@shippingroompod) to share your thoughts! [Shows covered: Full House, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Fosters, Supernatural, Friday Night Lights, and more!]
When a character dies or an actor leaves a show, it can be extremely difficult on the audience - especially if that character was half of a beloved ship. How do we move on when our 'ships end? Can we ever ship the remaining person with another character? What factors contribute to how we feel? We discuss in this week's ep with our guest, editor-in-chief at TellTaleTV.com, Ashley Bissette Sumerel. [Shows covered: Rookie Blue, Downton Abbey, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, Chasing Life, Glee, and more!]
This week we're answering your questions! Listeners on twitter and facebook sent us some GREAT 'shipping questions and we had a blast answering them. Be sure to think of your own answers as well and then share them with us (@shippingroompod on twitter and facebook)! We can't wait to hear them!!
This week we're reminiscing about some of our all time favorite kisses. We talk Veronica Mars, The Mindy Project, Friends, Hart of Dixie, Beverly Hills, 90210, OUAT, Parks and Rec and more! Be sure to think of your favorites and share them with us on twitter @shippingroompod!
This week we have a very special 25th episode edition of the Shipping Room! We are joined by Gilmore Girls star, Keiko Agena, and her cohost of the Drunk Monk podcast, Will Choi, to talk the 'ships of Gilmore Girls. We dive into Lorelai's love life and Rory's big three and take a few minor tangents along the way. Come join us in Stars Hollows and don't forget to share your thoughts with us on twitter @shippingroompod!
It's the eve of a new year and we're taking the opportunity to look back on all that has happened in 2015. We look at our favorite 'ships of the year and share our hopes for the year to come. Above all we want to express our gratitude for everything 2015 has been for us. Happy New Year to all our listeners! We can't wait to grow and 'ship more with you in 2016!!
Happy Holidays from the Shipping Room! There's just something about the holiday season....love is in the air! This week we celebrate with a look at some of our favorite Christmas episodes pertaining to some great 'ships. We're taking a week off next week, so enjoy your Christmas and we will see you back here for a special New Year's episode! [shows covered in week 23: New Girl, The Office, Downton Abbey, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beverly Hills, 90210, and more!]
From Ross and Rachel to Monica and Chandler, with lots of Richards, Paulos, and Janices in between, Friends is chock full of interesting and noteworthy pairings. This week, joined by Erin Mallory Long and Jamie Woodham, 2/3 of the Best of Friends podcast, we look at why this iconic 90s sitcom has such staying power, which couples excite us the most, and which ones make us groan. Who are your favorites?
Sitcoms are known for some of the best all-time 'ships. Sitcom romances are funny, flirty, crazy, and heartfelt. This week we talk about some of our favorites as well as what makes a sitcom 'ship different from a drama 'ship. Join us in talking about some of the greatest sitcom 'ships from New Girl and Modern Family to I Love Lucy and Frasier and more!
Happy Thanksgiving!! We're so excited to have made it to 20 episodes!! We're so thankful for our listeners!! This week, we're taking a break from TV and looking at some of the movie ships that have made an impact on us over the years. Who are some of yours?? Be sure to find us on twitter (twitter.com/shippingroompod) and share your thoughts!!
This week we are joined by blogger and TV superfan, Neely Moldovan. We discuss the greatest Teen Power Couples of the 90s and early 2000s, looking at why they have lasting power even as we get older and what makes them so appealing to the younger generation. [Shows covered in week 19 include: Everwood, Dawson's Creek, Degrassi, Felicity, Gossip Girl and more.]
Fans of Jason Katims know that he writes beautiful characters and deep, fulfilling relationships. We dive in to some of his classics, including Roswell, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood, and unpack the 'ships we loved most. What made them work? What didn't work as well? And the most important question: Does Tim Riggins make your heart stop? Come on in to the Shipping Room and be sure to share your thoughts with us here on iTunes and one social media @shippingroompod.
Christine is out sick this week. Be sure to find her on twitter and send her your love and good wishes. To fill in, Tamar is joined by Jamie Steinberg of Starry Constellation Mag to chat about all the 'ships we're loving on TV right now. Did we talk about your favorites? What did we leave out. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! [Shows covered in week 17: Chicago PD, iZombie, Sleepy Hollow, Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, The Good Wife, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and more!] [NOTE: Sorry about the random phone ringing in the background!!]
From early childhood, many people fall in love with superheroes. From comic books to television, there is something insanely appealing about the idea of having super powers. How does this impact 'shipping? What do superheroes add to romantic relationships? Tamar and Christine discuss in this week's Superhero episode of The Shipping Room. [Shows covered in week 16: The Flash, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Smallville, Power Rangers, Lois and Clark, Batman]
Joss Whedon is the king of ripping hearts to shreds with the most beautiful and heartbreaking 'ships. This week, TV writer Caralynn Lippo joins us as we look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly and break down the brilliance and the heart ache. Come join us! Be sure to leave us a review in iTunes and share your feedback with us on twitter/instagram/facebook: @shippingroompod.
Slow burn 'ships require lots of obstacles over the course of several seasons. There are different ways that writers choose to keep two people apart, and ultimately have them find their way to each other. What kind of messages do these stories send? Have you ever rooted for a couple you felt was problematic, but you just couldn't help it? We discuss. [Shows covered in week 14: The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, Gilmore Girls, Scandal, and more!]
What is about the world of vampires, werewolves, aliens, and zombies that makes 'shipping so incredible? We discuss and dive into some of our favorite supernatural ships. What are yours? Find us on social media @shippingroompod and let us know! [Shows covered in week 13: iZombie, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Charmed, and more!]
As we approach the 25th anniversary of the original airing of the Beverly Hills, 90210 pilot on October 4, we take the opportunity to chat about this iconic series. With special guests Lizzie and Kat of the 90210 Blaze podcast, we look at why BH90210 has such lasting power, reminisce about our favorite episodes and storylines, and of course, delve into the 'ships that made us swoon.
What is it about the coworkers that makes them so popular when it comes to 'ships? We look at why we love so this romantic trope so much and discuss some of our favorites. Make sure to share yours with us @shippingroompod on twitter, instagram and facebook. [Shows covered in week 11: Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, Bones, Castle, Cheers and lots more!]
Sometimes two characters have incredible chemistry - but it's not a romantic thing. This week it's all about friendship! We're talking "BroTPs," our favorite "couples" who weren't actually couples at all. We've got lots of favorites and many more we didn't even get to. Who are yours? [Shows covered in week 10: Dawson's Creek, Hart of Dixie, Veronica Mars, Brooklyn 99, Friday Night Lights, and many many more!]
Nathan and Haley. Lucas and Brooke. Peyton and Lucas. Mouth and Millie. One Tree Hill had its share of great 'ships. This week we welcome Samantha Swank into the Shipping Room to chat about the great love stories out of Tree Hill, North Carolina. Who were your favorites? [Shows we cover in week 9: mostly One Tree Hill, with mentions of You're the Worst, Rookie Blue, and Zoo]
After a somehwat quiet summer, we are SO excited that fall is almost here, and with it, the return of some of our favorite 'ships! This week we chat about the fall lineup and which 'ships we are most excited to have back in our lives. We also look ahead to some new shows we think we're going to love! [Shows covered in week 8: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago PD, The Good Wife, CSI, You're the Worst, and more!]
In our first episode we defined the shipping term OTP: One True Pairing. This refers to the a couple you most want to see find happiness. On the flip side, there's the NoTP, a couple who others may root for, but you yourself do not. At. All. This week we discuss our biggest NoTPs. Who are yours? [Shows we cover in week 7: The Mindy Project, Beverly Hills 90210, One Tree Hill, The Office, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampires Slayer and more!]
This week we say farewell to some devastating shipwrecks before diving in to our first ever 'ship war. We take on Jane the Virgin and battle it out for Team Michael and Team Rafael. What team are you on? [Shows we cover in week 6: Jane the Virgin, Chasing Life, Rookie Blue, The Fosters, and more!]
Shonda Rhimes is notorious for creating magical ships that fans fall in love with, often resulting in their hearts ripped to shreds. This week, along with our first guest, Justin Kirkland, we discuss the best of Shonda's 'ships: the good, the bad, and the ugly. [Shows we cover in week 5: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder]
You know those two characters who you've watched for years, waiting for their romantic relationship to finally take off...and then it never does? That's a 'ship that didn't sail. This week we talk the most painful - and most appreciated - 'ships that never left the harbor. [Shows we cover in week 4: Hart of Dixie, Battlestar Gallactica, Firefly, Game of Thrones and more.]
This week we dive in to the shows we're watching right now. Chasing Life, Rookie Blue, Astronaut Wives Club, UnREAL and more have capitvated us this summer and given us lots of 'ships to root for. Who are your favorites? [Shows we cover in week 3: Chasing Life, Rookie Blue, Astronaut Wives Club, and more]
From Beverly Hills, 90210 to Veronica Mars, some of the greatest ships of all time met in high school. What is it about high school that makes it such an appealing setting for romance? We discuss this week in the Shipping Room. [Shows we cover in week 2: Beverly Hills, 90210, One Tree Hill, Saved by the Bell, The OC and more]