Posted September 5, 2019

Checking In #14: In the Background

New episode of our podcast, "Checking in with GPPL."

We are back with another episode of Checking In. Today's episode we will do our usual catching up with the things we've been doing the past couple weeks. After the break we talk about our favorite background TV shows. They're the kind of shows we like on while we're doing other things. We hope you enjoy our picks.


  • The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
  • Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV - Warren Littlefield

TV Shows:

  • Glow, Season 3
  • The Good Place, Season 3
  • When They See Us
  • New Girl, Season 7

Background TV Shows:

  • Gilmore Girls
  • Cheers, Friends, Wings, Frasier (Jim Burrows Universe)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Futurama
  • New Girl

Background Movies:

  • You've Got Mail
  • The Love Letter

Carla Bruni's cover of ABBA's The Winner Takes All sends us off for the week. If you have any favorite background shows or would like to send us a question, email us at If we get enough questions we'll do an episode dedicated to those.

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