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In Decoding TV, David Chen is joined by the most influential writers/creators from the internet to recap, analyze, review, and discuss the best and most interesting shows on television. Previous and current co-hosts include: Kim Renfro, Roxana Hadadi, Patrick Klepek, Patrick Willems, Siddhant Adlakha, Don Marshall, Dan Gvozden, and Christian Spicer. Special thanks to Joanna Robinson for her work in co-creating this podcast.
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Decoding TV David Chen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 1.7K Ratings

In Decoding TV, David Chen is joined by the most influential writers/creators from the internet to recap, analyze, review, and discuss the best and most interesting shows on television. Previous and current co-hosts include: Kim Renfro, Roxana Hadadi, Patrick Klepek, Patrick Willems, Siddhant Adlakha, Don Marshall, Dan Gvozden, and Christian Spicer. Special thanks to Joanna Robinson for her work in co-creating this podcast.
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    Decoding TV Ep. 6 - Zero Subtlety Whatsoever

    Decoding TV Ep. 6 - Zero Subtlety Whatsoever

    NOTE: We’re planning to do a mailbag bonus episode soon! Let us know your questions and TV recommendations by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek discuss Jon Stewart's return to The Daily Show and the season finale of True Detective: Night Country. Is Jon Stewart still the voice we need right now? Did True Detective: Night Country stick the landing? Are people out of control for going after Alan Sepinwall for liking it? Is Nic Pizzolatto acting like a cringe-y a*****e online (again)? Listen to hear us discuss all these topics and more!
    Shownotes:
    00:03:11 - Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show00:26:56 - The discourse around True Detective: Night Country00:42:30 - True Detective: Night Country Part 6 (season finale)Homework for next week:
    Constellation Eps 1-3 (Apple TV+)Shogun Eps 1-2 (Hulu/FX)Links:
    Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow 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 34 min
    Decoding TV Ep. 5 - An Acceptable Amount of Gouging

    Decoding TV Ep. 5 - An Acceptable Amount of Gouging

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss the why/how the ads of the Super Bowl kinda stink these days, Warner/Fox/Disney’s new streaming venture, whether or not Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Prime Video is about anything (and whether or not it needs to be), and how we anticipate True Detective: Night Country wrapping up.
    Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!
    Shownotes:
    00:03:15 - Warner, Fox and Disney Launch Joint Sports Streaming Venture00:17:30 - The Ads of Super Bowl LVIII00:37:45 - Mr and Mrs. SmithEpisode 5 - Do You Want KidsEpisode 6 - Couples TherapyEpisode 7 - InfidelityEpisode 8 - A Breakup01:02:04 - True Detective: Night Country Part 5Homework for next week:
    True Detective: Night Country Part 6 (Max)The Daily Show (Comedy Central)Links:
    Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow 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 28 min
    Decoding TV Ep. 4 - #JusticeForEvan

    Decoding TV Ep. 4 - #JusticeForEvan

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss Evan Rachel Wood’s comments about the end (or lack thereof) of Westworld, Netflix and Apple TV+’s upcoming show slate, and why Nic Pizzolatto should probably stay off Instagram for a few more weeks.
    Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!
    Shownotes:
    3:48 - Evan Rachel Wood on Westworld’s Ending17:00 - Apple TV+’s upcoming slate and Netflix’s upcoming slate45:00 - Nic Pizzolatto and Issa Lopez’s comments on Night Country53:00 - Mr and Mrs. SmithEpisode 1 - First DateEpisode 2 - Second DateEpisode 3 - First VacationEpisode 4 - Double Date1:19:30 - True Detective: Night Country Part 4Homework for next week:
    True Detective: Night Country Part 5 (Max)Mr. and Mrs. Smith Eps 5-8 (Prime Video)Links:
    Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow 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 37 min
    Decoding TV Ep. 3 - See Your Life Fracturing Into a Million Pieces

    Decoding TV Ep. 3 - See Your Life Fracturing Into a Million Pieces

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss the upcoming season of Squid Game and the return of Jon Stewart to The Daily Show. Then it’s time to dive into Masters of the Air, Expats, and True Detective: Night Country.
    Is Jon Stewart’s return a good thing, or the sign of a network running on fumes? Can Squid Game seize the popular imagination again? Does Masters of the Air capture the same magic as Band of Brothers? Does Expats show Nicole Kidman and Lulu Wang at the top of their game? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!
    Shownotes:
    4:00 - Squid Game 2 will premiere in 202423:00 - Jon Stewart is returning to The Daily Show31:30 - Masters of the Air Eps Part 1 and Part 252:00 - Expats episodes 1 and 2 (“The Peak” and “Mongkok”)1:22:00 - True Detective: Night Country Part 3Homework for next week:
    True Detective: Night Country Part 4 (Max)Mr. and Mrs. Smith Eps 1-4 (Prime Video)Links:
    Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow 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 40 min
    Decoding TV Ep. 2 - A Strictly Dehydrating Regimen

    Decoding TV Ep. 2 - A Strictly Dehydrating Regimen

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss David’s recent trip to Sundance, react to news of the Emmy’s record low ratings, ponder the potential of a She-Hulk season 2, reflect on what happens when creators get too close to the material they put out, and continue their coverage of Echo and True Detective.
    Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!
    Shownotes (Times may be off by 1-2 mins due to dynamically inserted ads. When in doubt, listen for the trailer/clip of the show).
    4:00 - David’s trip to Sundance23:00 - Emmy ratings hit a new low33:09 - She-Hulk season 2 is not looking good42:10 - Issa Lopez asks for help with Rottentomatoes scores56:15 - Echo Episodes 3-5 (“Tuklo” “Toloa” and “Maya”)1:18:00 - True Detective: Night Country Part 2Homework for next week:
    True Detective: Night Country Part 3 (Max)Masters of the Air episodes 1-2 (Apple TV+)Expats episodes 1-2 (Prime Video)Links:
    Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow 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 31 min
    This Week In Streaming: Fargo Season 5 Eps 6-10

    This Week In Streaming: Fargo Season 5 Eps 6-10

    This Week In Streaming is a show on the Decoding TV podcast feed that covers the most interesting shows available on streaming each week. On this episode, David Chen is joined by writer, filmmaker, and YouTuber Jessie Earl to discuss the final five episodes of Fargo season 5, which are streaming right now on Hulu/FX:
    Episode 6 - The Tender TrapEpisode 7 - LindaEpisode 8 - BlanketEpisode 9 - The Useless HandEpisode 10 - BisquikThe last half of the season brought us to a massive standoff, before a time jump takes us to an epilogue. How did we feel about how things resolved? Were we a fan of how each character’s plot was resolved? And what did we make of the final scene of the show (series?)? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!
    Stay tuned for our new weekly podcast, as we continue to cover shows such as True Detective: Night Country and Echo. When possible, we will broadcast the episode live on YouTube, so be sure to follow us there. Thanks for being a paid subscriber!
    Links:
    Email us and let us know what you think at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comSubscribe to Jessie Gender on YouTubeLearn more about Jessie’s short film, IdentiteazeFollow 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

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