No Improvement

Quill & Slate

No Improvement is a sort-of-funny talk show that explores the vast, untapped potential of TV shows, books, films, and more. Quill & Slate blog runners Thelonia and Tia review—and then reimagine—the stories you know and love until you can barely recognize them anymore. Hopefully in a good way. And if not, well, we hope you are still entertained.

All Episodes

In the 146th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2021 Hulu horror movie False Positive, starring Ilana Glazer. In two weeks, we'll be discussing the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Old.

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Aug 16

26 min 46 sec

In the 145th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the final three episodes of Season 4 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. How did you feel about the season as a whole? How badly do you want Luke to leave June? Because, um... Next time, we'll be discussing False Positive, the 2021 Hulu horror movie.

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Jul 13

1 hr 4 min

No Improvement is a sort-of-funny talk show that explores the vast, untapped potential of TV shows, books, films, and more. Quill & Slate blog runners Thelonia and Tia review—and then reimagine—the stories you know and love until you can barely recognize them anymore. Hopefully in a good way. And if not, well, we hope you are still entertained. In the 144th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first 7 episodes of Season 4 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. From an ever-increasing amount of slow-mo to that scene with Luke, join us for theories about where this season (and the next) will go, and whether or not we're trusting the writers on this one or not. In three weeks, we'll be wrapping up Season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Jun 1

1 hr 1 min

No Improvement is a sort-of-funny talk show that explores the vast, untapped potential of TV shows, books, films, and more. Quill & Slate blog runners Thelonia and Tia review—and then reimagine—the stories you know and love until you can barely recognize them anymore. Hopefully in a good way. And if not, well, we hope you are still entertained. In the 142nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2021 Netflix true-crime documentary Why Did You Kill Me?. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the new season of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu!

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May 27

48 min 41 sec

In the 142nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2021 Netflix film The Stand-In, with uh, mixed results. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2021 series Why Did You Kill Me?, released April 14th on Netflix.

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Apr 18

46 min 53 sec

In the 141st episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2020 movie (and Oscar contender) Sound of Metal. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2021 film The Stand-In, double starring Drew Barrymore.

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Apr 4

41 min 3 sec

In the 140th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the British miniseries Behind Her Eyes. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2019 film Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed.

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Mar 1

51 min 50 sec

In the 139th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2020 horror/thriller film His House. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the miniseries Behind Her Eyes.

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Feb 17

36 min 21 sec

In the 138th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first season of Fate: The Winx Saga. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2020 horror/thriller film His House.

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Feb 12

58 min 28 sec

In the 137th episode of No Improvement, we discuss season 4 (the final season) of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the upcoming film Fate: The Winx Saga. Because why the hell not!

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Jan 20

43 min 5 sec

In the 136th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2020 Christmas movie The Princess Switch: Switched Again, starring Vanessa Hudgens x 3. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about season 4 (the final season) of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Jan 4

37 min 3 sec

In the 135th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Holidate (2020), starring Emma Roberts. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In next episode, the last episode of the year, we'll be talking about the 2020 Christmas movie The Princess Switch: Switched Again, starring Vanessa Hudgens.

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Dec 2020

31 min 46 sec

 In the 134th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Rebecca (2020), starring Lily James, which is based on the 1938 novel of the same name. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2020 Christmas movie Holidate, starring Emma Roberts.

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Nov 2020

47 min 54 sec

In the 133rd episode of No Improvement, we discuss The Haunting of Bly Manor, the semi-unrelated sequel to The Haunting of Hill House. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about Rebecca (2020), starring Lily James, which is based on the 1938 novel of the same name.

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Oct 2020

45 min 53 sec

In the 132nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2020 horror film Antebellum, starring Janelle Monáe. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about The Haunting of Bly Manor, the semi-unrelated sequel to The Haunting of Hill House.

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Oct 2020

57 min 3 sec

In the 131st episode of No Improvement, we discuss the 2020 book The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2020 horror film Antebellum, starring Janelle Monáe.

Sep 2020

59 min 57 sec

In the 130th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the episodes 5 and 6 ("Holy War" parts 1 and 2) of Season 4 of Wynonna Earp. Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the 2020 book The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. When Wynonna Earp returns, we'll get back to it!

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Sep 2020

37 min 31 sec

In the 129th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the episodes 3 and 4 ("Look at Them Beans" and "Afraid") of Season 4 of Wynonna Earp. Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the next two episodes of the fourth season of Wynonna Earp ("Holy War" parts 1 and 2), because we are finishing this thang.

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Aug 2020

48 min 31 sec

In the 128th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first two episodes of Season 4 of Wynonna Earp ("On the Road Again" and "Friends in Low Places"). Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the next two episodes of the fourth season of Wynonna Earp ("Look at Them Beans" and "Afraid"), because we are finishing this thang.

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Aug 2020

40 min 46 sec

In the 127th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the third season of Wynonna Earp, in preparation for the fourth season. Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the first two episodes of the fourth season of Wynonna Earp, because we are finishing this thang.

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Jul 2020

46 min 57 sec

In the 126th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the second season of Wynonna Earp, which we'll be continuing to talk about for the next few weeks. Let us know your thoughts on this season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the third season of Wynonna Earp, because we ain't no quitters.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 3 min

In the 125th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first season of Wynonna Earp, which we'll be continuing to talk about for the next few weeks. Let us know your thoughts on the season in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the second season of Wynonna Earp.

Jun 2020

39 min 12 sec

In the 124th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee's latest film. What did you think of the film? In two weeks, we'll be back to talk about the first season of Wynonna Earp.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 27 min

In the 122nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss final four episodes of the first season of Tales from the Loop on Amazon Prime Video ("Control," "Parallel," "Enemies," and "Home"). Let us know your thoughts on the second half of the season in the comments below! In two weeks, we will be talking about Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee's latest film.

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Jun 2020

55 min 9 sec

In the 122nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss first four episodes of the first season of Tales from the Loop on Amazon Prime Video. For those who don't know, those episodes are called "Loop," "Transpose," "Stasis," and "Echo Sphere." Let us know your thoughts on the first half of the season in the comments below! In two weeks, we will be talking about the final four episodes of the first season of Tales from the Loop on Amazon Prime Video. That's episodes "Control," "Parallel," "Enemies," and "Home."

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May 2020

47 min 49 sec

In the 121st episode of No Improvement, we discuss the final episode of the first season of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. For those who don't know, that's episode 8, titled "Find a Way." Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we will be talking about the first four episodes of the first season of Tales from the Loop on Amazon Prime Video.

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May 2020

51 min 42 sec

In the 120th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 6 and 7 ("The Uncanny" and "Picture Perfect") of the first season of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we continue our discussion and take on the final episode ("Find a Way") of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.

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Apr 2020

49 min 2 sec

In the 119th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 4 and 5 ("The Spider Web" and "Duo") of the first season of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we continue our discussion and take on episodes 6 and 7 ("The Uncanny" and "Picture Perfect") of the first season of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.

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Apr 2020

41 min 17 sec

In the 118th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first 3 episodes ("The Spark," "Seeds and All," and "Seventy Cents") of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we continue our discussion and take on episodes 4 and 5 ("The Spider Web" and "Duo") of the first season of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.

Mar 2020

29 min 1 sec

In the 117th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Gretel & Hansel, the 2020 horror movie with the Queen from A Christmas Prince as a child-eating Witch. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the first 3 episodes of Little Fires Everywhere on HBO.

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Mar 2020

50 min 25 sec

In the 116th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, which premiered on February 7, 2020. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about Gretel & Hansel (2020). We hope it's a spooky good time.

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Feb 2020

45 min 12 sec

In the 115th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the final 4 episodes of Part 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. And, boy, did shit get (time) loopy. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about Birds of Prey, which has been in theaters since February 7, 2020.

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Feb 2020

56 min 43 sec

In the 114th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first 4 episodes of Part 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In two weeks, we'll be talking about the second half of the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix.

Jan 2020

56 min 58 sec

In the 113th episode of No Improvement, we chat about the 2020 Oscar nominations. Who do you think got snubbed? Specifically, CATS (2019). What are your opinions on CATS (2019). Next, we'll be talking about the first half of the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Jan 2020

56 min 30 sec

In the 112th episode of No Improvement, we chat about The Knight Before Christmas starring Vanessa Hudgens and its potential ties to the Christmas Prince series. Also, we kind of love this movie. It's just... so perfect. In two weeks, we'll be talking about A Christmas Baby to complete our Jesus Christmas-a-thon.

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Jan 2020

40 min 46 sec

In the 111th episode of No Improvement, we dive deep into the world of Last Christmas, which is currently in theaters and stars Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke. And what a world it is. In two weeks, we'll be talking about The Knight Before Christmas starring Vanessa Hudgens—another Christmas film, of course, to continue our Jesus Christmas-a-thon.

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Dec 2019

40 min 17 sec

In the 110th episode of No Improvement, we watch, discuss, and riff endlessly about Netflix's thrilling November Christmas film Let It Snow to start off our Jesus Christmas-a-thon. And yes, this is the movie based on the book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. In two weeks, we'll be talking about another Christmas film—Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, to continue our Jesus Christmas-a-thon.

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Nov 2019

36 min 40 sec

In the 109th episode of No Improvement, we discuss Guillermo del Toro's 2015 gothic film Crimson Peak as the thrilling finale to our October Spooktacular! This episode also features delightful guest host Lea and her expansive knowledge of Victorian and Gothic literature. In two weeks, we'll be talking about Netflix's thrilling November Christmas film Let It Snow to start off our Jesus Christmas-a-thon. Let us know your thoughts on our blog at QuillandSlate.com!

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Nov 2019

1 hr 14 min

In the 108th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the fantastical horror movie Re-Animator. Next week, we'll be talking about Crimson Peak as the thrilling finale to our October Spooktacular. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Oct 2019

40 min 20 sec

In the 107th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the horror movie Ma to continue our October Spooktacular. This movie is truly something. Next week, we'll be talking about the fantastical horror movie Re-Animator as a part of our October Spooktacular. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Oct 2019

35 min 48 sec

In the 106th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid to start off our October Spooktacular. Through the lens of magical realism, this modern fairy tale follows orphans Estrella and Shine as they navigate their dangerous world and clash with a local gang. Next week, we'll be talking about the horror movie Ma to continue our October Spooktacular. Are you hype or what?

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Oct 2019

50 min 38 sec

In the 105th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 7, 8, and 9 of the second season of Mindhunter. Next week, we'll be talking about the horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid to start off our October Spooktacular. See you then!

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Oct 2019

57 min 35 sec

In the 104th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 4, 5, and 6 of the second season of Mindhunter, which came out on August 16, 2019. Next week, we will be watching, talking about, and reviewing episodes 7, 8, and 9 of the second season of Mindhunter.

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Sep 2019

43 min 40 sec

In the 103rd episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first three episodes of the second season of Mindhunter, which came out on August 16, 2019. Next week, we will be watching, talking about, and reviewing episodes

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Sep 2019

38 min 56 sec

In the 102nd episode of No Improvement, we discuss the first season of Mindhunter, in preparation for its second season. We also make predictions for where season 2 will go. What do you think of the show so far? Did you

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Sep 2019

50 min 27 sec

In the 101st episode of No Improvement, we discuss episode 13 of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. Lucky, lucky June has some explosive success despite her constant, blatant recklessness, and we get to see a beaut

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Aug 2019

55 min 9 sec

In the 100th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 11 and 12 of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. In "Liars" and "Sacrifice," June, Serena, and Fred take us on an emotional rollercoaster that just keeps g

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Aug 2019

43 min 48 sec

In the 99th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 9 and 10 of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. Over the course of these episodes, we jump from June at the brink of a complete breakdown to June deciding s

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Aug 2019

51 min 8 sec

In the 98th episode of No Improvement, we discuss episodes 7 and 8 of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. What did you think of—you guessed it—the latest betrayals? Where is the story going? Please give us your

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Jul 2019

48 min 34 sec

In the 97th episode of No Improvement, we discuss the fourth, fifth, and sixth episodes of the third season of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. What did you think of the latest double betrayals? 🤬 In two weeks, we will

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Jul 2019

57 min 48 sec