Tamar Barbash is a writer, social worker, mother, and avid television watcher. Her passion for TV and the relationships that have captured her heart over the years led to the creation of The Shipping Room podcast and now, the launching of this companion website. Some of Tamar’s all-time favorite “ships” include Tim and Lyla of Friday Night Lights, Brenda and Dylan of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and Mickey and Ian of Shameless. Tamar is a big fan of the bad (an broken) boys and enjoys transformative relationships that show growth and change over time. Tamar loves hosting and producing this podcast and all of its episodes, but some of her favorites are The Gilmore Girls with Keiko Agena and Will Choi (episode 25), the mailbag (episode 27), music moments (episode 34), and Sex and the City (episode 39).

One of the best parts about hosting a podcast is the opportunity to interact with listeners around the globe. If you have suggestions for future episodes or want to share your thoughts on the show, find Tamar on twitter at @writertqb or @shippingroompod. She looks forward to hearing from you!



Christine has an unhealthy Gilmore Girls addiction, one that doctors can not properly diagnose. In addition to writing for TV Fanatic, she also co-hosts The Shipping Room podcast, where she and her co-host talk about TV couples over a nice glass of wine. (Available on iTunes.) Her knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia is unparalleled. Her current favorite shows to watch include The Grinder, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Supernatural. (And her newest obsession, Shark Tank.) She also loves to kick back with her husband, another glass of wine, and an Everybody Loves Raymond repeat.