PODGODZ 241

Podgodz 241: The Second Best New Show of 2016: People of Earth

Recorded 2 May 2017

A second in a row pick by Lax…for reasons. Gio was supposed to pick away at watching this on a tablet during his move while not dodging characters from the Road Warrior trying to kill him with flying dildos. That didn’t work, again, for reasons.

 

In two episodes time, who the hell knows when that will be, Gio will pick something horrible for the next TWO episodes of us Watching Shit. I bet it’s muppet related.

It Is, It’s Farscape and LAX already hates it, look out!

 

From Wikipedia

People of Earth is an American comedy television series created by David Jenkins about a support group for alien abductees. TBS ordered the pilot under the name The Group in May 2015, and announced a 10-episode order in January 2016. The series premiered on October 31, 2016, on TBS. On December 13, 2016, TBS renewed the show for a second season.

The show HAS been picked up for a second season.

 

Plot

 

The series follows city journalist Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) who travels to Beacon, New York to write a piece on a support group, “StarCrossed”, centered around alien encounters. Although skeptical at first, Ozzie realizes the truth to the group’s claims when he begins to have similar experiences. Ozzie eventually quits his job and moves to the town to investigate further and resolve issues in his past surrounding the town’s strange happenings.

 

Cast

“Star-Crossed” members: A support group for “experiencers” – the term they prefer to abductees.

Wyatt Cenac as Ozzie Graham, a reporter

Aaron Davis as young Ozzie

Ana Gasteyer as Gina Morrison, a psychoanalyst

Luka Jones as Gerry Johnson, a toll booth attendant who has never been abducted

Brian Huskey as Richard Schultz, VP of a tech company that makes jacks for internet cables

Alice Wetterlund as Kelly Grady, a temp receptionist at a funeral home

Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Yvonne Watson, a mailperson

Tracee Chimo as Chelsea Wheeler, a homemaker

Daniel Stewart Sherman as Ennis Hart, a farmer

Nancy Lenehan as Margaret Flood, a retiree

 

Aliens

Ken Hall as Jeff, a grey working on the alien spaceship (the “Sub-Ship”)

Björn Gustafsson as Don, a white working on the Sub-Ship

Drew Nelson as Kurt, a reptilian working on the Sub-Ship

Nelson also voices The Deer

Michael Cassidy as Jonathan Walsh, a reptilian working on Earth as owner of the Glint media empire Ozzie works for

Debra McCabe as Nancy, an android working as Jonathan’s Earth assistant

  1. Jon Benjamin as Officer Glimmer, a reptilian disguised as a human police officer

Victor Williams as Assessor, a reptilian and senior operative on Earth

 

Supporting characters

Oscar Nuñez as Father Doug

Amy Landecker as Debbie Schultz, Richard’s ex-wife

Michael Crane as John Wheeler, Chelsea’s husband

 

FromIMDB

 

Season 1

S1, Ep1       31 Oct. 2016

Pilot

Ozzie Graham arrives in Beacon, NY and joins an alien abduction support group called StarCrossed. Abductions are considered “experiences,” and each member has had an experience by a “Grey” or a “Reptillian.”

 

S1, Ep2       31 Oct. 2016

Sponsored By

Trying to win over Ozzie, Gerry goes above and beyond what a good sponsor would do; Chelsea opens up to Father Doug about her marriage; tensions run high as Jeff, Don and Kurt prepare for the alien invasion.

 

S1, Ep3       7 Nov. 2016

Acceptance

Ozzie helps Richard face his broken marriage meanwhile Yvonne and Gerry investigate a mysterious cover up. Jonathan Walsh delivers some upsetting news to Jeff and Don.

 

S1, Ep4        14 Nov. 2016

Past, Present and Future

Jonathan Walsh, Ozzie’s former boss, makes a surprising visit to Beacon. Gina takes a trip down memory lane. The origin of StarCrossed is revealed.

 

S1, Ep5       21 Nov. 2016

Unexplained

Unexplainable visions and hallucinations have Ozzie thinking he’s losing his mind; Chelsea and Father Doug connect through Bible study; Kelly continues to struggle with relationships.

 

S1, Ep6       28 Nov. 2016

Significant Other

Ozzie and Father Doug have a night out; Gina holds a coming out event for the members of StarCrossed; Jeff makes a connection with a stranger in an online chat room.

 

S1, Ep7       5 Dec. 2016

Last Day on Earth

Gerry says goodbye to StarCrossed as he readies for his own long-awaited experience; Jonathan Walsh shares game changing information with Ozzie; Don and Kelly go on a date.

 

S1, Ep8       12 Dec. 2016

Mars or Bust

Ozzie makes a surprising confession during an interview; Father Doug has an experience; Jeff is determined to find Kurt’s killer.

 

S1, Ep9       19 Dec. 2016

Lost and Found

Ozzie leaves Beacon hoping to return to a normal life; Chelsea goes on the road with Operation Mongoose; the members of StarCrossed contemplate an uncertain future.

 

S1, Ep10      19 Dec. 2016

Snake Man & Little Guy

Ozzie has a significant breakthrough; Jeff and Jonathan Walsh square off before the impending invasion; the members of StarCrossed struggle to find meaning after the group’s break-up.

 

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