Ken Reid and Bridget Tyler


February 20-26, 1993


This week Ken welcomes novelist, screen writer and all around cool human being Bridget Tyler to the show.


Ken and Bridget discuss being safe at home, the boring Apocalypses, going on vacation with children, parenting in the age of streaming, the later seasons of sitcoms and how weird they get, if it’s better or worse to be a parent now, telling time via TV, dopamine hits, object permanence, not caring about your parents’ jobs, the greatness of Jane Seymour, awful visual puns, Hollywood’s continued underestimation of Women, how much the job of critics has changed, cigarettes, what is sexy in 1993, the issues with period pieces, going to school in London, bombed out buildings, NYU, how having no rules can make things uninteresting, drinking a lot in the 1930s, Dr. Quinn, All Creatures Great and Small, Mad About You, having a good reason to do a sequel series, growing up in Orchard Country, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, getting cable, Berkeley CA, banned 1980s cartoons, Jonathan Frakes, Deep Space Nine, Blossom, The Fresh Prince, writing on Burn Notice, Star Wars, being in Miami, being a novelist, writing novels vs screenplays, how an actor sometimes knows their character better than anyone else, The Jackie Thomas Show, when TV was an art form, Lost vs Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, watching a show wind down when it knows its ending, X-Files, Lore vs Monster of the Week, Seinfeld, Matt Nix, having a “NO” person, cringe comedy, In Living Color, Men on Film, Fox’s early identity, hating Dinosaurs, Paul Riser as an actor, Aliens, all Cindy all the time, Dennis Leary, 1995’s Fair Game, knowing your limitations, the horrors of 24/7 news cycles, and Barbara Walters’ “We’re in Touch and so You’re in Touch” sign off.

About Ken Reid

I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.

Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

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