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David Chen and Patrick Klepek discuss everything going on in the world of TV, with recaps and reviews of the most interesting shows on the air.
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    Ep. 26 - Sometimes You Eat 'The Bear'

    Ep. 26 - Sometimes You Eat 'The Bear'

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV, discuss the seventh episode of The Acolyte, and finish up their conversation about The Bear season 3.
    What are the implications of a Skydance/Paramount merger? Are we excited after seeing the new trailer for Agatha All Along? And should David Duchovny have been one of the main male leads in Full House? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 8 (Disney+)Homework for upcoming weeks:
    The Boys season 4 (Prime Video)Presumed Innocent season 1 (Apple TV+)Shownotes:
    00:02:30 - Severance Season 2 announces release date00:06:30 - X-Men ‘97 season 3 gets a writer00:09:50 - Agatha All Along trailer00:18:30 - Skydance and Paramount merge00:29:30 - David Duchovny lost out on all 3 male leads for Full House00:35:30 - The AcolyteEpisode 7 - Choice01:07:30 - The Bear Season 3Links:
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Ep. 25 - Sometimes 'The Bear' Eats You

    Ep. 25 - Sometimes 'The Bear' Eats You

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek discuss the first three episodes of The Bear season 3. Then, Dan Gvozden joins us from The Amazing Spider-Talk podcast to discuss the latest episode of The Acolyte.
    Is The Bear a show that’s become too enamored of its own success and character dynamics to move forward? Does anything interesting happen on The Acolyte this week? Will Sol finally get to explain WTF happened on Brendok all those years ago? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 7 (Disney+)Shownotes:
    00:01:00 - The BearEpisode 1 - TomorrowEpisode 2 - NextEpisode 3 - Doors00:47:20 - The AcolyteEpisode 6 - Teach/CorruptLinks:
    Check out Dan’s podcast, The Amazing Spider-TalkListen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplaySubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 24 - Why 'The Acolyte' Is Getting Review Bombed

    Ep. 24 - Why 'The Acolyte' Is Getting Review Bombed

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the fifth episode of The Acolyte and the fourth episode of The Boys’ fourth season.
    Do we really care whether a show is branded as an HBO or Max original? (Unfortunately yes). Why is Presumed Innocent such an effective TV drama? And what’s going on with the audience reviews for The Acolyte? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 6 (Disney+)The Bear season premiere (Hulu)Shownotes:
    00:01:30 - Presumed Innocent on Apple TV+00:10:28 - The Acolyte Is Getting Review Bombed00:22:45 - Max is rebranding some shows to HBO00:33:45 - Harry Potter gets a showrunner00:38:30 - The AcolyteEpisode 5 - Night01:08:00 - The BoysEpisode 4 - We’ll Keep The Red Flag Flying HereLinks:
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 23 - Is 'The Boys' Bad Now Because of Woke?

    Ep. 23 - Is 'The Boys' Bad Now Because of Woke?

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the fourth episode of The Acolyte and the first three episodes of The Boys fourth season.
    Are fewer people watching House of the Dragon this year? Why did Jon Stewart leave Apple TV+ anyway? Are we excited about a film adaptation of Three-Body Problem? And has The Boys gotten too woke recently? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 5 (Disney+)The Boys Season 4 Ep 4 (Prime Video)Shownotes:
    00:02:30 - The Curse ending behind-the-scenes00:05:15 - House of the Dragon ratings00:15:50 - Jon Stewart’s exit from Apple TV+00:24:17 - Zhang Yimou’s Three-Body Problem movie00:30:00 - The AcolyteEpisode 4 - Day01:00:05 - The BoysEpisode 1 - Department of Dirty TricksEpisode 2 - Life Among the SepticsEpisode 3 - We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying HereLinks:
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep. 22 - Why Netflix Keeps Getting Sued

    Ep. 22 - Why Netflix Keeps Getting Sued

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the third episode of The Acolyte.
    Why does everyone keep suing Netflix? How has Jon Stewart’s return to late night gone so far? Are we excited about The Boys season 5 being its last? And is there going to be a Euphoria season 3 after all? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 4 (Disney+)The Boys Season 4 premiere Eps 1-3 (Prime Video)Shownotes:
    00:07:00 - Man on Fire and Starfleet Academy casting news00:16:00 - Jon Stewart will host live shows after debates00:19:20 - Fi0na Harv3y is suing Netflix00:31:40 - Casey Bloys teases upcoming WB slate00:39:30 - The Boys season 5 will be its last00:51:55 - The AcolyteEpisode 3 - DestinyDave’s Nitpick CornerLinks:
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 21 - Training with 'The Acolyte'

    Ep. 21 - Training with 'The Acolyte'

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the season premiere of The Acolyte.
    What do we make of the new price increases to Max? How has culture war stuff influenced writing about Star Wars? Why is Netflix still being so weird about the renewal of 3 Body Problem? And are we excited for a new series based on Like a Dragon: Yakuza? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Ep 3 (Disney+)Bonus: The Boys Season 3 finaleShownotes:
    00:19:54 - Max Prices Going Up00:23:46 - Leslye Headland Hopes the Force Is With the Acolyte00:31:33 - 3 Body Problem Will Return for Seasons 2 and 300:37:15 - Like a Dragon: Yakuza Live Action Series00:45:44 - The AcolyteEpisode 1 - Lost/FoundEpisode 2 - Revenge/JusticeDave’s Nitpick CornerLinks:
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    • 1 hr 38 min

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