Switch opens the floor to a team of TV aficionados, engaging them in lively discussion about a particular topic of classic television, and narrowing down favourite shows and/or characters within that genre but with a unique twist. The panel weighs in with their opinions about the list, as they develop the definitive television network pitch – melding together these disparate characters, settings and/or shows to culminate in an animation of their proposed ideas.
S01:E01 - It's All Relative
Growing up we wanted our families to be like the ones on TV where all problems were solved within the hour and everyone lived happily ever after. Actor Michael Fishman, “D.J.” from the hit TV series Roseanne, participates in the discussion about TV families we loved… and loved to hate, after all – it’s all relative.
S01:E02 - Child's Play
Sea monsters, giant talking hats and a witch who rides a vacuum - generally the stuff nightmares are made of. Or maybe you’re just channel surfing on a Saturday morning during your childhood. With the help of our team of pop culture enthusiasts, including the star of Lidsville and The Munsters Butch Patrick, Switch welcomes you to OUR neighborhood of children’s TV.
S01:E03 - Driven to Act
Planes, trains and time machines? Whether flying to the moon or sailing in a lagoon, television has always had a fascination with imaginative modes of transportation. Start your engines, because Switch will be exploring television’s back lot to uncover its’ most unforgettable vehicles.
S01:E04 - Trying Our Patients
Paging fans of medical shows. TV doctors have run the gambit from selfless devotion and kind regard, to egotistical, cynical and reckless…but we love them all. Put on your scrubs and brush up on your bedside manner because on this episode of Switch we take a scalpel and dissect some of TV’s classic medical shows.
S01:E05 - Second to None
A dramatic room entrance, memorable clothing and a signature saying: all have the markings of a first rate second banana. These characters get big laughs and leave the audience wanting more. Actor Jimmy Walker from Good Times joins the team to talk about TV sidekicks who became breakout stars.
S01:E06 - Who Cuffs You Baby
Switch puts out an APB for the best police shows and cops that patrolled the airwaves. Our panel of TV pop culture enthusiasts,including the star of CHiPS, Erik Estrada, have a lively discussion on the most eccentric cops to ever walk the TV beat.
S01:E07 - TV Non-Humans: Would You Want to Date Them?
The human attraction to the magical and the mystical has long been explored by television. Whether the shows featured superheroes, aliens or mythical creatures, people have always enjoyed strange new worlds. On this episode of Switch, we journey to the outer realms of your imagination as the panel and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s” Nicholas Brandon debate which TV non-humans they would want to date.
S01:E08 - A Sevant for All Seasons
Many successful television shows featured characters that were indispensable for more than just the domestic services they provided. In this episode of Switch, we highlight the most memorable hired help on television. Family Affair’s Kathy Garver has fun with the panel discussing the top ten most eccentric TV domestics.
S01:E09 - High School Confidential
Switch relives the best and worst of high school through classic teen shows with My So Called Life’s Wilson Cruz and Stefan Brogren from Degrassi. Along with the rest of the panel, they sift through the drama and deliberate over their favorite angst ridden teen shows.
S01:E10 - The Final Act
A series finale is like the end of a beautiful relationship. You’ve invested time to get to know the characters and chances are you’ve spent more time with them than some of your real friends, but eventually all good things must come to an end. Twin Peak’s Ray Wise joins the panel in a lively chat over the most memorable TV series finales.
S01:E11 - I Am Woman Hear Me Lore
Switch takes a look at some of TV’s most iconic working women. These ladies not only reflected the changing values in society but were some of the most compelling and charming characters to ever hit the small screen. The panel talks about the TV women who maybe weren’t the best role models after all.
S01:E12 - You and Whose Army?
The stakes were high, the action intense and we grew to love those quirky characters that held it together, even when the world around them was falling apart. Switch goes to boot camp and explores the military shows that kept us at the front line of TV and M.I.A. from active duty.
S01:E13 - I Spy With My TV Eye
Microfiche, self-destructing messages and shoe phones are not your everyday office supplies, but for some, like Agent 86, John Steed and Sydney Bristow, they were typical tools of the trade. The cloak and dagger world of espionage has always thrilled television’s audiences so Switch opens up the dossier and takes a look at the most intriguing spies on television.