October 31, 2023

EP. S2E67 — Y2K TV Horrors w/ Simone Polanen

‘Past Perfect’s’ Simone Polenan joins Ashley Ray to break down the 00’s shows they loved (and also can’t believe existed) in high school. From the insanity of ‘The Swan’ to ‘A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila’, they discuss their favorite reality TV show contestants and the role ANTM’s “smizing” played in Simone’s life.


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What We Watched:


And Just Like That

The Other Two





Below Deck

90 Day Fiancé


Ashley Ray [00:00:04] Brothers & Sisters. Yes. I would say it’s, like, the precursor to This Is Us. This nice, little white family doing stuff.   Simone Polanen [00:00:15] Yeah. Brothers & Sisters. Parenthood. This Is Us. That’s the Pokémon of all things.   Ashley Ray [00:00:20] Those are all the same shows basically. The same show in different fonts. Welcome to TV, I Say with Ashley Ray. Your go-to podcast for discovering what to watch on TV and getting behind the scenes insight from the people who do what? Oh, you know, who make the shows you love. You just heard a little tease of my chat with Simone Polanen. This is such a good episode because we talk about so many shows that we loved in high school and shows from high school that you probably forgot about. Do you remember The Swan? Do you remember A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila? We’re getting into everything we loved in high school and the shows that made us the weird people we are because if

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