Christine is out sick this week. Be sure to find her on twitter and send her your love and good wishes. To fill in, Tamar is joined by Jamie Steinberg of Starry Constellation Mag to chat about all the ‘ships we’re loving on TV right now. Did we talk about your favorites? What did we leave out. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! [Shows covered in week 17: Chicago PD, iZombie, Sleepy Hollow, Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, The Good Wife, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and more!] [NOTE: Sorry about the random phone ringing in the background!!]

From early childhood, many people fall in love with superheroes. From comic books to television, there is something insanely appealing about the idea of having super powers. How does this impact ‘shipping? What do superheroes add to romantic relationships? Tamar and Christine discuss in this week’s Superhero episode of The Shipping Room. [Shows covered in week 16: The Flash, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Smallville, Power Rangers, Lois and Clark, Batman]

Joss Whedon is the king of ripping hearts to shreds with the most beautiful and heartbreaking ‘ships. This week, TV writer Caralynn Lippo joins us as we look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly and break down the brilliance and the heart ache. Come join us! Be sure to leave us a review in iTunes and share your feedback with us on twitter/instagram/facebook: @shippingroompod.

Slow burn ‘ships require lots of obstacles over the course of several seasons. There are different ways that writers choose to keep two people apart, and ultimately have them find their way to each other. What kind of messages do these stories send? Have you ever rooted for a couple you felt was problematic, but you just couldn’t help it? We discuss. [Shows covered in week 14: The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, Gilmore Girls, Scandal, and more!]

After a somehwat quiet summer, we are SO excited that fall is almost here, and with it, the return of some of our favorite ‘ships! This week we chat about the fall lineup and which ‘ships we are most excited to have back in our lives. We also look ahead to some new shows we think we’re going to love! [Shows covered in week 8: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago PD, The Good Wife, CSI, You’re the Worst, and more!]

In our first episode we defined the shipping term OTP: One True Pairing. This refers to the a couple you most want to see find happiness. On the flip side, there’s the NoTP, a couple who others may root for, but you yourself do not. At. All. This week we discuss our biggest NoTPs. Who are yours? [Shows we cover in week 7: The Mindy Project, Beverly Hills 90210, One Tree Hill, The Office, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampires Slayer and more!]

Shonda Rhimes is notorious for creating magical ships that fans fall in love with, often resulting in their hearts ripped to shreds. This week, along with our first guest, Justin Kirkland, we discuss the best of Shonda’s ‘ships: the good, the bad, and the ugly. [Shows we cover in week 5: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder]

You know those two characters who you’ve watched for years, waiting for their romantic relationship to finally take off…and then it never does? That’s a ‘ship that didn’t sail. This week we talk the most painful – and most appreciated – ‘ships that never left the harbor. [Shows we cover in week 4: Hart of Dixie, Battlestar Gallactica, Firefly, Game of Thrones and more.]