Season 1

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Peak Show seeks to figure out when the media you love peaked, and what keeps us coming back post-peak. Whether a TV writer flanderized one too many characters or a director achieved greatness once before going off the deep end, we look at the peaks and valleys of everything you care about.

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Malcolm in the Middle

Bree is joined by YouTube political and pop culture essayist José to locate the peak of the underrated family sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle.

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King of the Hill

Bree sits down with known outrageous dude Mike Stephens to debate the peak of Mike Judge’s long-running phenomenon King of the Hill.

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So You Think You Can Dance

Bree and her hockey pal Liz, sit down to talk about their other big passion: dance (dance, dance, dance).

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The Office

Noted millennials Bree and Maggie dissect the perennially popular series The Office to determine the exact moment when the show could have (and should have) ended.

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Saw

Bree & Mynt break down the totally legitimate psychology of what made these films — and the whole torture porn genre — so popular.

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Canadian Indie Music

Bree chats with audio engineer & music industry friend Luke Leveille in this special episode devoted to finding the peak of Canadian indie rock and pop.

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The Simpsons (Part 1)

Bree and Ottawa-based digital journalist Ted Raymond begin to break down the buildup and the tipping point of The Simpsons.

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The Simpsons (Part 2)

The Simpsons super-month continues! Bree and Jason Edwards dive into the unpleasant turn of The Simpsons — the Scully years — and try to reconcile their fandom with the show while finding its peak.

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The Simpsons (Part 3)

Bree & José dissect the humour of the 20-something era of episodes, discuss the downfall of Itchy and Scratchy and get deep about Flanderization.

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The Mighty Ducks

Bree and podcaster/hockey fan Kelsey Goldman (@kelseyrebecca) discuss the highs and lows of the Mighty Ducks trilogy and the recent live-action follow-up series.

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Parks and Recreation

Bree and screenwriter/performer Kristy LaPointe grab some JJ’s waffles and discuss the highs and lows of Parks and Recreation.

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Scream

Entertainment journalist and author Frederick Blichert joins Bree for the long-anticipated Scream takedown. Fred discusses how the “survivor” aspect of Scream set it apart from its contemporaries while Bree ponders on how Scream fits into the tiresome “elevated horror” label.

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Radiohead

Bree chats with Cam Gordon about the prolific, influential and seemingly contemptuous toward their own fame, Radiohead.

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Arkells

Bree and producer/photographer Sam Brooks crack open a cold one around the (virtual) campfire to discuss known good dudes and uber-millennial Hamiltonian scamps, (the) Arkells.

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America’s Next Top Model

Bree and journalist/editor Annie Grandlund outline their high school fave, America’s Next Top Model as they discuss Tyra’s personality, traumatizing contestants and the difference between a fun bitch and a tragic bitch.

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Seinfeld

Bree and Armchair Reactions co-host Gowsh put on their bright white sneakers and take a trip back to NBC’s powerhouse Thursday nights in the 90’s with a look back at Seinfeld.

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Judd Apatow

Bree is joined by her friend, podcast hobbyist/sandwich lobbyist/author Kyle Martinak to discuss the portfolio of comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow.

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Arrested Development

Bree is joined by her two swell pals Liz and Mike to discuss the incredibly high peaks and unfortunately low and kind of depressing valleys of the millennial staple Arrested Development.

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Season 1 Finale

Bree and some of the guests from the past year reunite virtually to discuss the year that was, the highlights from their episodes, what their favourite media events of the year was and what they’re looking forward to next year.

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