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!
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.
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.
“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
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
- Jon Benjamin as Officer Glimmer, a reptilian disguised as a human police officer
Victor Williams as Assessor, a reptilian and senior operative on Earth
Oscar Nuñez as Father Doug
Amy Landecker as Debbie Schultz, Richard’s ex-wife
Michael Crane as John Wheeler, Chelsea’s husband
S1, Ep1 31 Oct. 2016
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
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
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
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
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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