Episode 46: Novel Idea

Sheely and Wrather return with insight into Season 5 of Gossip Girl, Friday Night Lights, and, of course, The Wire.

These Fucking Teenagers PodcastRyan Sheely and Matthew Wrather return to consider Season 5 of Gossip Girl, Friday Night Lights, and, of course, The Wire.

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12 Comments on “Episode 46: Novel Idea”

  1. cat #

    No Glee? But…but… :(


    • Gab #



  2. Pasteur #

    Between the last tft podcast and this one, I watched my first episode of the Wire… and the rest of the series.

    I think you guys do better when you have rails to switch between– it seems in your best interest to have some other show alongside Gossip Girl, even if not Glee. Good show today, though!


  3. A. Doktor #

    Good to have you back!

    I could honestly listen to what you guys have to say about the Wire all day, but I just wanted to comment that Brother Mouzone constituted a sizable rift in the consistency of realism the show had embodied until his introduction midway through season 2, although as I remember he was swept under the rug fairly quickly, via the old device of a through-and-through gunshot to the abdomen.
    To boil down my problem with Mouzone, it seems to me that his character embodies double mumbo-jumbo by combining gunslinging and God not unlike a strange east coast incarnation of Van Helsing, a combination more Frank Miller than David Simon.

    But what the hell, maybe im just mad at him for stealing screen time from


    • Chad #

      From who?! I agree with you that Mouzone pushed the envelope, he was split kick away from being too much.


      • A. Doktor #

        Damn you HTML formatting! That was going to be ‘stealing screen time from characters I find far more compelling’ linked to this little marvel but it didnt work out.

        About Mouzone, I just rewatched episode 3.10 and still got a laugh out of the visceral homophobia line, so I can call it a net postitive as the Wire is not quite laugh a minute material. It just always stretched my belief that he could share a reality with such shining examples of character as Frank Sobotka or even stone cold Snoop Pearson, who fills a similar niche to Mouzone in later seasons.


  4. Gab #

    I actually think the only film depiction I’ve seen of the French Revolution was in History of the World: Part I.


    • cat #

      Ditto, if watching concert footage of Les Miserables doesn’t count.


  5. paulbd #

    I thought about arguing to continue to do Glee after the first episode of the new season, but it seems like they choose to ignore the new story elements that I thought would be interesting to hear you talk about.

    On another note what episode of Friday Night Lights do we need to be caught up on by the next episode?


  6. T. AKA Ricky Raw #

    Wow, no more Glee? Great to hear. I think this will improve the podcast a lot. Glee was awful, as is everything Ryan Murphy-related.


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