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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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Decoding TV Decoding TV

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 169 Ratings

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. 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
    Ep. 20 - Sympathy for 'The Sympathizer'

    Ep. 20 - Sympathy for 'The Sympathizer'

    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 (series?) finale of The Sympathizer (Max).
    What do we think about Jeffrey Wright being cast in the same role in the TV version of The Last of Us season 2? What’s the difference between Marvel Television and Marvel Spotlight? And are we psyched for a Damon Lindelof show about Green Lantern? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Acolyte Eps 1-2 (Disney+)Shownotes:
    00:03:05 - Jeffrey Wright cast as Isaac in Last of Us Season 200:13:38 - Marvel’s rebranding of its TV Shows00:38:10 - Damon Lindelof is on board the Green Lantern TV show00:49:30 - The SympathizerEpisode 7 - Endings Are Hard, Aren’t They?Links:
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 19 - 'X-Men '97' Is The Best Thing Marvel Has Made Since 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Ep. 19 - 'X-Men '97' Is The Best Thing Marvel Has Made Since 'Avengers: Endgame'

    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 sixth episode of The Sympathizer (Max) and the first season of X-Men ‘97 (Disney+).
    Why should you definitely watch Scavengers Reign when it hits Netflix in late May? Like really? (Seriously). What do we make of Netflix’s weird announcement for more episodes of 3-Body Problem? And what is it that X-Men ‘97 gets so right about the Marvel universe and about the X-Men themselves? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Sympathizer Ep 7 (Max)Shownotes:
    00:01:30 - Comcast’s Streamsaver bundle is $15/month00:06:50 - Scavengers Reign is cancelled at Max but not on Netflix00:18:24 - Shogun seasons 2 and 3 are in development00:26:30 - More episodes of 3-Body Problem are happening under mysterious circumstances00:38:30 - The SympathizerEpisode 6 - The Oriental Mode of Destruction01:04:15 - X-Men ‘97 Season 1Links:
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep. 18 - Begun, The Streaming Bundle Wars Have

    Ep. 18 - Begun, The Streaming Bundle Wars Have

    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 Sympathizer (Max) and the final three episodes of Baby Reindeer (Netflix).
    How do we feel about Netflix’s latest efforts to get into live programming? Which streaming bundle are we looking forward to the most? Why can’t Paramount+ get any love? Is there still life left in The Office as a franchise? Are we excited about another season of Mr. and Mrs. Smith? And what about season 2 of Shogun for that matter? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    The Sympathizer Ep 6 (Max)X-Men ‘97 Season 1 (Disney+)Shownotes:
    00:01:30 - Netflix’s big moves into live TVNFL gets Christmas day football00:17:00 - Begun, the streaming bundle wars haveMax bundling with Disney+/HuluPeacock bundling with Netflix/Apple TV+00:26:00 - The Office Reboot00:33:30 - Mr and Mrs Smith Season 2 and The Boys season 500:36:15 - Shogun Season 2 is in development00:43:00 - The SympathizerEpisode 5 - All For One01:00:00 - Baby ReindeerEpisode 5Episode 6Episode 7Links:
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 17 - Getting 'Baby Reindeer' Fever

    Ep. 17 - Getting 'Baby Reindeer' Fever

    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 Sympathizer (Max) and the first four episodes of Baby Reindeer (Netflix).
    How are studios navigating tricky situations when beloved cast members pass on? Does Cobra Kai really need to be split into three separate parts? What’s the best way to advertise to kids these days anyways? Is there such thing as an anti-war film in the world of The Sympathizer? And why is Baby Reindeer so damn good at unraveling its story? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Homework for next week:
    Baby Reindeer Eps 5-7 (Netflix)The Sympathizer Ep 5 (Max)X-Men '97 Season 1 (Disney+)Bonus Ep: Sugar Season 1 (Apple TV+)Shownotes:
    00:06:00 - Gen V will not recast Chance Perdomo00:13:00 - Cobra Kai’s release schedule00:28:30 - The SympathizerEpisode 4 - Give Us Some Good Lines00:56:00 - Baby ReindeerEpisode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Links:
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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

JJiPhoneReviewer ,

Great new format

Didn’t enjoy the old format but much prefer this current way of doing the podcast - feels similar to the Filmcast which I also love!

fotodali ,

Consistently interesting

Have been listening to Dave and his various podcasts for over a decade. Always interesting and new co-hosts are brilliant. Good luck to the burgeoning Dave Media Empire.

Jurgen159 ,

Ups & Downs of too much Chen!

I think the biggest problem with this podcast is David Chen the host….. as in you can have too much David Chen, who does seem to take an age to say something that can be captured in a single sentence….. but my main gripe is that having Chen host every single show is just too much & his co-hosts are always wonderful & funny…. Maybe let them speak more & a find better balance?

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