I'm planning for my next podcast to do an episode-by-episode tv show analysis. (Actually two are in development, but they'll be about different shows.)
I'll be the main researcher/outline-assembler for these, and I'll have a co-host to bring in their background info.
One show is mega-popular and perennial -- but often people think they remember more about the show than they do -- they have a bit of a "Flanderized" image of some characters, especially. The other show has a smaller but more devoted fanbase, and is extremely serialized.
I can get lost in research, especially since the internet as a whole has a ton about Popular Show, and I personally have a ton on Devoted Fanbase show (including scripts).
Obviously the synopsis should be done mostly to jog the audience's memory and to pull out points for discussion, but how much is enough or too much?
Also, besides beat-by-beat (or scene-by-scene -- basically the order everything appears in the show) - are there other strong ways to organize the synopsis?
TLDR: How much episode recap is necessary in a tv-focused podcast? And what other organizing strategies work?
I was inspired by this question: How do I record information when planning to write a recap of events?