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]