TV, I Say w/ Ashley Ray

February 14, 2023

For Super Bowl Sunday, Ashley is joined by the world’s best (newly appointed) TV Commercial critics, comedians & podcasters: Lauren Lapkus and Paul F. Tompkins!

February 7, 2023

This week, Ashley is joined by journalists, cultural commentators and wannabe HBO Girlies: Sam Sanders & Zach Stafford!

January 31, 2023

This episode is giving post apocalyptic scaredy cats! It’s giving stand out child actor stars and it’s giving perfect comic timing with a couple of TV exclusive scoops!

January 24, 2023

Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata are two TV greats, and they’re both in Ashley’s fave network TV sitcoms Grand Crew and Home Economics.

January 17, 2023

We’re revisiting the 90s and getting super nostalgic about the 70s, with Ashley’s guest Debra Jo Rupp (That 70s Show, That 90s Show and WandaVision).

January 10, 2023

Below Deck’s Captain Sandy joins Ashley to chat about the charter boat cast and crew members, and the challenges of working and sleeping in such a tight space all the while having TV cameras in your face. Hear why Captain Sandy calls out Bravo as the best TV network, why she needs pirate training and which role on the boat would suit Ashley. 

January 3, 2023

Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made?, Star Trek: Prodigy) returns for Part 2 of his gabfest with Ashley about the Underrated TV Hits of 2022 where they recommend a mockumentary horror series with moron versions of Mulder and Scully (Wellington Paranormal), a travel show about healthy adult male friendships (101 Places To Party Before You Die), an anime where a 10-year-old boy lives alone in his own apartment (Kotaro Lives Alone), and much, much more.

December 27, 2022

To close out the year with a bang, Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made?, Star Trek: Prodigy) joins the TV Club for a marathon TWO-PART episode about the UNDERRATED TV hits of 2022.

December 20, 2022

Matt Rogers tells Ashley how the capitalism of Christmas inspired the project, breaks down the misogyny in the shocking Survivor season finale, talks secret hot nerd bodies in White Lotus, and gives fans of Showtime’s I Love That For You an exclusive update on the status of season 2.

December 13, 2022

Ashley sounds off on this year’s Golden Globe nominations and the highly anticipated White Lotus season finale. She’s then joined by Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley & podcaster/cultural commentator Xorje Olivares to recap the Best TV of 2022. They’ll break down Bill Hader’s soft top energy, the sexual and generational politics of White Lotus, the over-wokeness of And Just Like That, and look ahead to what shows they’re psyched for in 2023.

What We Watched:

Barry

White Lotus

Atlanta

Andor

Abbott Elementary

Ramy

Welcome to Flatch

Welcome to Chippendales

What We’re Looking Forward To In 2023:

Clone High Reboot

Kindred

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 15)

And Just Like That… (season 2)

Homework:

Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?

I Love That For You

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December 6, 2022

What solidifies a TV show as one of the greats? To investigate, Ashley recruits comedian Kareem Rahma to help judge the great shows of the peak TV era. They ask, “Can a TV show be great in spite of a terrible last season?” *cough* Game of Thrones *cough*. Plus, they dive into some juicy White Lotus theories, Kareem gives a controversial Black Mirror opinion, and they debate if E.R. or Grey’s Anatomy has the hottest hospital show cast.

What We Watched:

Fleishman is in Trouble

Mo

Ramy

The Bear

Mythic Quest

That 70s Show

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Girls

Mad Men

LOST

The Leftovers

The Sopranos

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

White Lotus

American Horror Story

Black Mirror

The Wire

Grey’s Anatomy

E.R.

Homework:

Star Trek: Prodigy

Big Mouth

Pam & Tommy

Paper Girls

The League

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November 29, 2022

What did you watch over the holidays!? This episode Ashley is whipping through some great TV highlights like White Lotus, Rick & Morty and your girls on Sex Lives of College Girls. She’s then joined by Rachel Lindsay, who you know as the first African American lead on the Bachelor franchise but who is now in her dream job at Extra interviewing all your fave TV people and covering entertainment news. Ashley & Rachel catch up about their mutual hometown in Texas, what questions to ask celebrities and which reality TV they love the most.

What We Watched:

Drag Race UK

White Lotus

Rick & Morty

Sex Lives of College Girls

90 Day Finales

Below Deck Mediterranean

Dead to Me

Welcome to Chippendales

The Great North

Real Housewives

Married to Madison

Joe Millionaire

Selling Sunset OC

House of Dragon

Rap Sh!t

Homework:

Gossip Girl Reboot

Sort Of

Firefly Lane

My Unorthodox Life

Housebroken

His Dark Materials

Too Hot To Handle

Southside

Doom Patrol

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November 22, 2022

It’s the start of holiday season and Ashley calls in her XOXO Gossip King friends Carl Tart and Lamar Woods to get into the plumpest holiday watchlist EVER. We’ll fill you up with lots of new TV recommendations, plus all the Thanksgiving memories from the shows you loved growing up.

What we’re watching:

Big Brother

Inside Job

Money Heist

Attack on Titan

The Crown

Mo

Ramy

White Lotus

Killer Sally

A Friend of the Family

Angelyne

My 600-lb Life

Love is Blind

Blockbuster

Sex Lives of College Girls

Never Have I Ever

The Dropout

Grand Crew

Fave Thanksgiving Episodes:

New Girl

Martin

WKRP in Cincinnati

The Simpsons

Family Guy

Bob’s Burgers

Gossip Girl

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November 15, 2022

Have you ever heard of a little TV show called Game of Thrones? Maybe you have noticed the Interview with a Vampire reboot is essentially a queer live-action fanfic of Anne Rice’s classic? BUT the link between these TV shows is British actor Jacob Anderson and Ashley’s guest for this no spoiler episode. And guess what? He’s a huge comedy sitcom fan! Ashley also dips into some Vow Season 2 dirt plus spotlights some key moments from recent finales like Atlanta & A Friend of the Family and who is killing it on Saturday Night Live right now.

What We Watched:

The Bear

Community

Atlanta finale

A Friend of the Family finale

Grey’s Anatomy

Big Mouth

Abbott Elementary

The Vow

Molly and Sarah on SNL

White Lotus

Homework:

Home Economics

The Goldbergs

Mythic Quest

Documentary Now

The Crown

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November 8, 2022

The 90 Day Fiancé Universe is peaking right now and Ashley is here for you and the drama and magic of TV’s trashiest show. First up, Ashley is joined by her 90 Day BFF Rory Phillips – the Brit who knows as much about 90 Day as Ashley – and they discuss who has scammer energy, the hectic filming antics on set and of course Michael, Angela and Big Ed. THEN, Jerry O’Connell – the actor, director and TV host himself – drops in with his wildest hot takes on 90 Day Fiancé and what you can expect on Star Trek: Lower Decks because it’s the most inclusive and fun animated space show out there! Is there hope for a Wil Wheaton crossover in the future? Listen to find out!

Homework:

White Lotus S2

The Vow S2

Atlanta Finale

Abbott Elementary

Home Economics

Documentary Now S4

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Love is Blind

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