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CURRENTLY COVERING: The White Lotus, Andor.
In Decoding TV, David Chen (@davechensky) is joined by critics and friends like Roxana Hadadi (@roxana_hadadi), Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems), Siddhant Adlakha (@siddhantadlakha) and Don Marshall (@donmarshall72) to discuss and analyze the most exciting shows on television.

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Decoding TV David Chen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

CURRENTLY COVERING: The White Lotus, Andor.
In Decoding TV, David Chen (@davechensky) is joined by critics and friends like Roxana Hadadi (@roxana_hadadi), Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems), Siddhant Adlakha (@siddhantadlakha) and Don Marshall (@donmarshall72) to discuss and analyze the most exciting shows on television.

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    The Last Of Us S1E02 - Infected

    The Last Of Us S1E02 - Infected

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Christian Spicer discuss season 1 episode 2 of HBO’s The Last Of Us.
    What do Christian and David thinks of these flashback cold opens (a TV show invention)? How does Tess and Joel’s relationship reveal itself through the course of the episode? What do we learn about this specific post-apocalyptic universe this time around? And how about that ending? Listen to hear us discuss all this and more!
    Links:
    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeSubscribe to Christian Spicer’s newsletter, Let’s Chat GamesCheck out Christian Spicer’s videogame podcast, DLCSubscribe to David’s newsletter, Decoding Everything

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus Ep. - Outbreak Day, Joel and Tess's Relationship, The Neighbors, Marlene and Ellie

    Bonus Ep. - Outbreak Day, Joel and Tess's Relationship, The Neighbors, Marlene and Ellie

    To get more bonus episodes like this one, consider becoming a paid member at DecodingTV.com!
    In this Decoding TV bonus episode about The Last Of Us, David and Christian discuss many of the changes between the videogame and the TV series, including:
    The framing of Outbreak DayThe relationship between Joel and TessWhat’s going on with Joel and Sarah’s neighborsMarlene and Ellie’s relationshipAnd much more!
    NOTE: We’ve tried really hard to keep this as non-spoilery as possible but show-watchers-only should be warned that you may consider some of this material to be spoilers.
    Links:
    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeSubscribe to Christian Spicer’s newsletter, Let’s Chat GamesCheck out Christian Spicer’s videogame podcast, DLC
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    • 24 min
    The Last Of Us S1E01 - When You're Lost In The Darkness

    The Last Of Us S1E01 - When You're Lost In The Darkness

    This episode is brought to you by Nissan. Nissan - EVs that electrify.
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Christian Spicer discuss the series premiere of HBO’s The Last Of Us. Join us each week for episode recaps and bonus episodes discussing the show!
    How successfully does this beloved story make the jump to TV? How well does the casting work? Does this show have anything new to add to our cluttered post-apocalyptic TV landscape? Listen to hear our thoughts on these questions, and much more!
    Links:
    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeSubscribe to Christian Spicer’s newsletter, Let’s Chat GamesCheck out Christian Spicer’s videogame podcast, DLCSubscribe to David’s newsletter, Decoding Everything

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bonus Ep. - The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (with Ashley Esqueda and Siddhant Adlakha)

    Bonus Ep. - The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (with Ashley Esqueda and Siddhant Adlakha)

    Happy holidays, all! In this Decoding TV bonus episode, David Chen is joined by Ashley Esqueda and Siddhant Adlakha to discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. What is it like to see Marvel superheroes participating in everyday Earth rituals? Does the special rely too much on your real-life knowledge of [REDACTED]? And how important is it to watch this Special before the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Listen to hear our thoughts!
    Links:
    Learn more about Ashley’s workFollow Ashley on TwitterLearn more about Siddhant workFollow Siddhant on TwitterFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow David Chen on Instagram

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    • 35 min
    1899 Season 1 Review

    1899 Season 1 Review

    This episode of Decoding TV is brought to you by Nissan. Nissan - EVs that electrify.
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen, Joy, and Kim Renfro discuss the hit Netflix series 1899 (from the creators of Dark). What did we think of the production design of this unique TV show? How did the characters evolve and change? Where do they end up? And most importantly: WTF is going on with the ending of this show?
    This podcast episode begins with overall thoughts before heading into full spoilers.
    Links:
    Read Kim’s article about the ending of 1899Follow this podcast on YouTubeFollow this podcast on Tiktok 
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Five Questions We Have About HBO's 'The Last of Us' (with Christian Spicer)

    Five Questions We Have About HBO's 'The Last of Us' (with Christian Spicer)

    Support this podcast by becoming a paid member of DecodingTV.com.
    For Decoding TV’s coverage of The Last of Us, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a co-host who’s a veritable Last of Us expert. Christian Spicer co-hosts the DLC videogame podcast and is the host of The Official Last of Us podcast(!). In this introductory podcast episode, we discuss five burning questions we have about the upcoming series.
    The Last of Us series will debut on HBO on January 15th. You can expect the our next podcast episode to be a recap that covers the season premiere. I hope you’ll consider joining us for the journey.
    Links:
    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comListen to Christian Spicer’s work on The Official Last of Us PodcastListen to DLC, Christian Spicer’s videogame podcastSubscribe Christian Spicer’s newsletterFollow this podcast on TwitterFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTube
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

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.

Rmuui ,

Love Dave, chemistry with co hosts is hit or miss

For example, the andor shows have been a tad stuttering and seemingly I’ll prepared for. Much prefer when he has Davindra and Jeff to bounce off!

CalumRaasay ,

The best part of any Westworld series

I enjoy Westworld but I really think I am more reminded to watch each week when I see the latest “Decoding Westworld” pop up in my podcast feed.

I still can’t quite believe it’s been almost 8 years since I first started listening to David & Joanna I’m the early days of their “A Cast of Kings” podcast series. There’s something unique about the format of these shows in that it only comes back when the show does, and as such it’s always a treat to almost catch up with them after a long break. Keep up the good work guys!

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