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We love television, and we love podcasting, and now we’ve combined the two! Come rewatch classic TV series with us — or experience them for the first time.

The Hypable staff members are all about the latest news and developments within the entertainment industry, but we weren’t Born This Way — classic TV series helped shape our love of good storytelling, and now we want to share our love for some of these shows with you.

ReWatchable is a brand new podcast from the Hypable podcasting team, which will go back and watch the BEST cult shows, episode by episode, allowing fans to re-experience such classics as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Veronica Mars, and many more! And you get to help us decide which one to do second (…cause we’ve already picked our first).

“But what if I haven’t watched the show you’re rewatching yet?”

Don’t worry, we got you covered! ReWatchable will feature a mix of fans and first-timers, which means this is a spoiler-free podcast! So this is your perfect excuse for finally getting around to watching that show all your friends are talking about, complete with insight from people who love the series, balanced with a healthy dose of skepticism from those who haven’t.

“Okay, that DOES sound pretty cool, but who are the hosts?”

ReWatchable is a special podcast because technically, it is composed of ALL the Hypable staff members. You can expect slightly varied teams for each show we cover, although some constants will be sure to cross over. (Podcasting, they just don’t know how to quit you!)

For our first show, the hosting team comprises of seven people, who will rotate out (no more than five hosts will ever be on any given show). You’ll be watching along with Tariq Herzallah, Selina Wilken, Jimmy Bean, Laura Byrne-Cristiano, Karen Rought, Kristen Kranz and Caitlin Kelly – some of who are hardcore fans, and some who have never seen the show before.

“Yay! Those people are all awesome, I’m on board! So what are we watching first?”

The first round of ReWatchables will be for a little show we (and erm, everyone else) like to call Firefly! The team unanimously agreed to start with the classic Joss Whedon show, which is not only hailed as one of the best sci-fi dramas of all time but has also just celebrated its 10-year anniversary – it’s perfect timing! We will be releasing one episode every second week, starting with an intro episode this week that features all of us, and have a mix of discussion episodes and commentaries. We’ll conclude this round by watching the Serenity movie.

“So Hypable, is there anything really important you need to remind us about before you conclude this post?”

Why thank you for asking, hypothetical and enthusiastic Hypable reader, yes there is! As we’ve said before, this podcast is SPOILER-FREE. That doesn’t just extend to the hosts, but to the listeners as well! A part of the fun of this show will be getting to hear the Firefly newbies experience everything for the first time, and that part will be a lot less fun if some overzealous fan lets the word out that they all die it was all a dream Nathan Fillion is a robot unidentified important events take place between now and when the final credits roll.

So whatever you’re super excited about happening in episode three/seven/whatever, just, shh! We’ll get there, and then you can tell us all about how happy/sad/erinaceous you are about it.

…Hypable reader? Are you still there?

“Yes, but I have no more questions, I’m just so gosh-darn excited to get started!”

Good, because so are we! You can listen to the first episode of the podcast now, and subscribe via iTunes, and tell us what you think – we don’t talk about any episodes, so you’ve still got time to dust off your DVD box sets or queue up your Nexflix. The rewatch episode for Firefly 1×01 “Serenity, Part 1″ will be released in about a week, and following that the podcast episodes will be released on a bi-weekly schedule.

This show isn’t going to work without YOUR input, but lucky for us, several different ways for you to leave your feedback have magically appeared. You can email us at rewatchable.podcast@gmail.com, tweet us @Re_Watchable, and comment on any of the episode posts! Share your thoughts on each episode of Firefly as we watch it – and don’t worry, we won’t let the newbies see your posts before we’ve made sure they’ve seen the episode you’re talking about. We’ll use some of your comments on the show, so make sure you listen to see if we picked yours.

All good? If you’ve got any more questions, ask us in the comments. And enjoy!

  • Sarah

    BUFFY!!! ASAP!!!

    But I’ll settle for Veronica Mars.

  • Diana

    Oh my God! This is an amazing idea!

  • Colin

    Buffy. Please.

    • Elspeth

      Halelujah. Amen.

  • Julia

    Veronica Mars!

    • Lauren

      So excited for this one!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

      PLEASE. I will get on my hands and knees and beg for this if you need me to, Hypable!

  • K8_8K

    Awesomeness! (Also enjoyed the article). :)

  • BronzeSparks123

    I’m not totally sure this counts as classic TV, but I would love a Chuck rewatch, especially now that it will be avaliable on streaming Netflix.

    • http://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/ Caitlin Kelly

      I am all in favor of putting Chuck in the rotation.

  • antonia31

    BSG, yes yes yes!!

    • Megan

      Yes!! BSG!!! There are way too many choices really.

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    Please do Buffy the Vampire Slayer next. Maybe you don’t want to do two Whedon shows in a row, but they’re cult classics for a reason.

  • http://twitter.com/RikuStark Ashley

    I agree with Buffy……Also, how about Charmed? :D

    • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

      I’m addicted to Charmed. We HAVE to do it!

      • Karen Rought

        Yeah, if Tariq and I have anything to say about it, we’ll be doing Charmed. ;)

        • Samantha

          awesome! i recently got my housemate into Charmed, she got through all 8 seasons within a few months. When she finally finished the last episode she walked out and sighed “its…oVER! What am I going to do with myself now?!” haha

        • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

          Great!!! It’s one of the best shows ever!!!

  • http://twitter.com/fabulousjoshie Joshua Harris

    I’ve tried twice…. It’s hard to get into FireFly. Maybe this Podcast can help me get into it…. I know… It’s Blasphemy!!!!! Please be Kind.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      No, actually two of the hosts have had similar experiences trying and failing to get into the show! You’ll fit right in :)

      • http://twitter.com/fabulousjoshie Joshua Harris

        Yay! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Lulu1 Lupita

    I guess Santa knew about this podcast because I got Firefly for Christmas 2012 ;)
    I really want to rewatch Veronica Mars, Buffy, Friday Night Lights & Charmed! That should keep us busy until 2015 right? lol!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646947665 Megan Slife

      Friday Night Lights!! My god, yes please!!

    • Julia

      Yes! Friday Night Lights!

  • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

    EH I HAVE 4 WORDS FOR YOU:
    Buffy. The. Vampire. Slayer.

  • http://twitter.com/PabloRV7 Pablo Ruiz V

    This article was hilarious and I’m honestly VERY excited about the show

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      Well thank you ;)

  • Jill

    I’ve never seen FireFly but I have seen Serenity and loved it from the second it started playing at a friends house. Not sure if I want to get into the show, I’m nervous I won’t like it.

    • Karen Rought

      Most people like the show better than the movie, so I think you would be safe in watching the show if you liked the movie!

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      Same here. And I’m gonna give it a go!

  • Elspeth

    Firefly is an excellent choice. I was actually hoping you guys would do something like this after the Buffy podcast on Vampire Hype. Can’t wait to listen!

  • Alice

    Oh my Gosh. Hypable. You’re feeding my podcast addiction too much. My computer HD is going to be jam packed in no time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamielfrasier Jamie Frasier

    Wonderful! I love to revisit old faves- and maybe find some new ones! Fantastic article!

  • Jessica

    Arrested Development! Do it with enough time to get everyone caught up for season 4! Pleaseeee.

  • Alyssamz

    Great idea, really wow! Totally new and different, I will definitely listen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646947665 Megan Slife

    Twin Peaks?
    No, just me? Okay.

    • http://twitter.com/itwasatrickpie Lindsay

      Lynch would be challenging! I’d like to hear them give it a go though.

  • kathleenhere

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S is going to be one of them, right right?

  • Lei

    Veronica Mars!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    I”m super excited about this podcast! As someone else has said, I tried the first episode of Firefly twice and couldn’t get into it, but I WANT to get into it, so maybe this is the perfect time to try again!

  • hpboy13

    Will and Grace!

    Also BUffy and Angel, but if you’re doing an episode every two weeks, that would take you most of a decade, LOL.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      Haha yeah, if (/WHEN) we do Buffy and other longer shows, we’ll need to work out a way to get through it at within a reasonable time span…

      • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

        Maybe some episodes in one go? If not, we’ll be 50 and on season 5 of Buffy…

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    Excited to listen to this at work today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.s.smith.73 Courtney Siobhan Smith

    Gilmore Girls!

  • http://twitter.com/summcohen summcohen

    This is perfect timing! I wanted to finally start Firefly but needed something to motivate me and I think I just found it! :)

  • Pete.

    FRIENDS!!!

  • Kristen12

    Freaks and Geeks!!!

  • Shane

    Hypable, you have too many good podcasts. I’m subscribed to so many, it’s hard to keep up. But this podcast is a great idea!
    Also, I would like to suggest considering adding Lost to the list. I only watched the first two seasons, so it’s something I would be interested in watching again.

  • Abosuba

    Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville!!! The shows that started me to TV after Nickelodeon… :D

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    If you guys do Buffy, you should do Angel as well. After Buffy season 3, you can do Angel concurrently – like Buffy S4 & Angel S1, Buffy S5 & Angel S2, etc. It would be a lot more fun that way, especially when there are crossovers between the shows. And for people who are watching the shows for the first time, it’s better if they watch the episodes in the order they were broadcasted.

  • Phoebe

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!!! Go, go, go!!!

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    Listed at work today, as promised. So excited about this idea and love that you are kicking it off with Firefly. The next best thing to watching it for the first time yourself is experiencing the reaction of other people to a beloved show! I’ve been introducing my mom to Doctor Who and we’ve been having a great time with it, so I’ll be pleased to hear how those who have not seen it feel episode by episode. As some other commenters have said, I would love for you guys to do Buffy! I have yet to find a Buffy podcast that I like and it bums me out, especially after getting a taste of how great a Hypable Buffy podcast would be with that special episode of VampireHype! Can’t wait for the first episode of this.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      Ugh, if I have my way we’ll be doing Buffy next – but I think it’ll be decided via a poll on the site, so stay tuned and prepare your campaigns ;)

      • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

        I have no idea how you manage to do so many podcasts Selina, but I would be pleased as punch to fangirl about some Buffy with you!

      • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

        If there’s a poll, Buffy is definitely the second show…. BTW, guys, Buffy is 7 seasons long. This might take a while!

  • bhindthecurtain

    LOST!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/itwasatrickpie Lindsay

    My So Called Life – Claire Danes before Homeland and my fave teen series.

  • KB

    Freaks and Geeks. Battlestar Galactica. Lost.

  • Glaciusx

    BUFFY, ANGEL, CHARMED, AND BOY MEETS WORLD PLEASE.

  • Kat

    Lost would be amazing!!!

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