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)
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.