The Station Agents Ep. 19: Put A Little Hate In Your Heart Edition
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The Station Agents Ep. 19: Put A Little Hate In Your Heart Edition

By Joanna Robinson | Station Agents | April 30, 2013 | Comments ()

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Hey folks! We're back with our weekly ranking of this week's episodes along some roiling hatred for both "The Office" and "Doctor Who." If you're spoilerphobic, please make use of the show notes we've included at the bottom of this page to help you navigate spoilers. You can find every episode of the podcast at, you can suscribe via RSS or via iTunes and you can shoot us an email any old time at to let us know what you think of the show.

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Show Notes For The Spoilerphobes!
1:34 "Weekly 5"
2:38 "Rectify"
7:53 "Happy Endings"
10:47 "Community"
13:30 "The Office"
22:47 "The Americans"
27:20 "Doctor Who"
31:08 "Mad Men"
38:07 "Game of Thrones"

A very special thanks to Jasmine Markes who designed our logo, Adam Lyon for the "Doctor Who" header quote and our magnificent tech guru, Corey Atad.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Raja

    Regarding the Gendry and Arya scene: Bryan cogman ( the writer of the episode) agrees with Joanna that is was mainly a class reference rather than a romantic one.

  • Tinkerville

    I live for great episodes of Doctor Who, but JoRo's delightful rage at this last one makes me wish we'd get bad ones more often.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    It was frustrating, but darn it all if Jenna-Louise Coleman doesn't run away with you every time. I like her.

  • Tinkerville

    Agree 100%. I'm finding that I'm a lot more forgiving when it comes to plot holes and logic fails now that she's around.

  • toblerone

    Are you actually pointing out gaps in logic and detail / story inconsistencies in a show about a Time Traveling Alien?

  • jollies

    This is an example of my biggest pet peeve comment.

    There are still rules, even in a show about time traveling aliens, or a guy bitten by a radioactive spider, or gangsters who send people back in time to be assassinated by people in the past. Just because the Doctor can travel through time and space in his living ship does not mean that we can overlook problems in logic/plot. Internal consistency in logic/plot, with the understanding that certain aspects of the world are different and amazing, is what separates good fantasy/science fiction from the bad stuff.

  • toblerone

    I agree but expecting logic in something that is inherently illogical is delusion whether it's science fiction, religion, or anything else. Rules are nice, but I'm willing to give them a little or a lot of leeway for a great story.

    I loved the episode gaps in logic and detail / story inconsistencies and all.

  • Ruthie O

    Re: Betty. I think Betty is the one character the writers do not know how to write. She is the embodiment of the feminine mystique, a crucial story in the history of women. Her story should provide fascinating insight into how evolving gender roles shifted the perception of traditional femininity. I'm sad that the writers instead turned her into a sociopath with no redeeming qualities.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    I don't know what your mothers would've done if you were caught ripping wallpaper off, but mine would not have taken my hand and wanted to discuss my feelings and do some role-playing. Betty's not fun but who's the piece of work who forgot his kids the one time he bothered to even see them? Lack of picnic aside, no amount of Betty Bitching makes Don anything less than a dismal father. Oooh, he took his one kid to a movie, once. Do something about Sally's sass, then we'll have a story.

  • Ruthie O

    Oh, I completely agree. Don is a piece of crap, and we can blame him for many of Betty's hang ups. The big difference lies with the writers. With Don, the writers know how to write his character in a way that provokes outrage, sympathy, and curiosity. With Betty, the writers just know how to get her to piss off the audience. It's unfortunate that they wasted such a potentially layered and important character; in my mind, this is the only major misstep of Mad Men.

  • Candee

    Well, they kind of hinted at how they made excuses for certain things. The Doctor asks Why does he need a suit and respirator? And they say, Uuuh...he's got flesh-like skin even though he's and android.

    I would assume that they would make excuses for that type of stuff as well.

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