Office Ladies (Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey) and Victory The Podcast (Doug Ellin, Kevin Dillon, and Kevin Connolly) each have a format that could be and should be followed by stars from other popular T.V. shows.
For anybody that doesn't know what I'm talking about, here's a little bit of background on each of these podcasts:
Office Ladies is a podcast breaking down each episode from NBC's hit show, The Office. Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela) break down a certain episode of the hit series in an audio podcast format once a week. They give their opinions, talk about their own experiences, and most importantly, give facts about the show/cast that nobody ever knew about.
Victory The Podcast is an audio podcast breaking down the HBO series, Entourage, which follows the personal life and career of movie star Vincent Chase and his "entourage". The podcast is hosted by show creator, Doug Ellin, and series stars Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama) and Kevin Connolly (Eric "E" Murphy).
Both of these T.V. shows were extremely successful and still have very loyal audiences. As a guy who thoroughly enjoyed both, I cannot get enough of these podcasts. I'm a nerd when it comes to behind the scenes shit.
I fucking love hearing how a certain episode was written and what hurdles they had to jump through to make a certain episode work. As far as Entourage goes, there were athletes and Hollywood stars that should've been on the show, but weren't, because they dropped out last minute. Stories like that entertain the hell out of me.
With the early success of both of these podcasts, what past popular shows could follow in their footsteps? I mean, the idea to have former cast members talk about each episode in depth, while also providing great insight about the behind the scenes stuff that we never knew about, is just flat out brilliant. I think a lot of former T.V. stars would jump on board if some media company wanted to carry their podcast. I mean, getting paid for just reminiscing about some of the greatest times in your career as an actor? Pretty sweet gig if you ask me.
My top T.V. shows that I would love to see come out with a podcast, that I also believe would be huge hits, are Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, and Friends, just to name a few. I mean, could you imagine how awesome it would be to have Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul break down Breaking Bad episodes together, while also bringing in Vince Gilligan to talk about writing the script? It would be the absolute best and people would go CRAZY for it.
Anyway, hats off to 'Victory the Podcast' and 'Office Ladies'. They are killing the game and I highly recommend giving them both a try if you love The Office and/or Entourage. As I explained, I'd imagine other podcasts like this will be surfacing soon, and I cannot wait.