57 episodes

CURRENTLY COVERING: Andor, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and She Hulk: Attorney At Law.
In Decoding TV, David Chen (@davechensky) is joined by critics and friends like Patrick H. Willems (@patrickhwillems), Siddhant Adlakha (@SiddhantAdlakha) and Don Marshall (@donmarshall72) to discuss and analyze the most exciting shows on television.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 1.6K Ratings

CURRENTLY COVERING: Andor, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and She Hulk: Attorney At Law.
In Decoding TV, David Chen (@davechensky) is joined by critics and friends like Patrick H. Willems (@patrickhwillems), Siddhant Adlakha (@SiddhantAdlakha) and Don Marshall (@donmarshall72) to discuss and analyze the most exciting shows on television.

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    She-Hulk S1E06 - Just Jen

    She-Hulk S1E06 - Just Jen

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Siddhant start by discussing Netflix’s Daredevil. Why does that show seem to still capture the popular imagination when it comes to Marvel properties? What did it do that no other MCU show has been able to? And where is Matt Murdock now?
    Then, starting at around 31:52, the two dive into sixth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, “Just Jen.” An inconveniently-timed, self-contained wedding episode!
    Next week: Our opening topic will be Dan Slott’s first 6 issues of Single Green Female, featuring Dan Gvozden.
    Links:
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    • 1 hr
    Andor S1E01 thru S1E03 - Kassa, That Would Be Me, Reckoning

    Andor S1E01 thru S1E03 - Kassa, That Would Be Me, Reckoning

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    David Chen and Patrick Willems dive into the first three episodes of Andor, now streaming on Disney+.
    How and why does Andor feel different than any other Star Wars show out there? How will the rest of the show be structured? What arc for Cassian Andor is the show sketching out? Is Syril Karn an irredeemable villain or a sympathetic middle manager? Listen to find out!
    Links:
    For quality written content about Andor and many other shows, check out the Episodic Medium newsletter.Watch/subscribe to the YouTube version of this podcastTony Gilroy’s NYTimes interviewRolling Stone article about AndorFollow Patrick H. Willems
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Revisiting 'Rogue One' and kicking off our 'Andor' coverage (with Patrick H. Willems)

    Revisiting 'Rogue One' and kicking off our 'Andor' coverage (with Patrick H. Willems)

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    We are thrilled to welcome Patrick H. Willems to the Decoding TV podcast! Willems is a filmmaker, cultural commentator, and one of my favorite video essayists on the internet. I’ve enjoyed conversing with Patrick for years on YouTube and on podcasts but I’m so thrilled to be able to cover a TV show with him on Decoding TV.
    In this inaugural episode kicking off our Andor coverage, we discuss the troubled history of Rogue One, where the movie shows clear signs of behind-the-scenes turmoil, and what we still really like about the movie.
    Andor premieres Wednesday, September 21. Our plan is for our Andor coverage to release by Thursday nights. As always, paid members will get episodes earlier and get any bonus episodes we record during the show’s run. Thanks so much for your support!
    Links:
    Watch/subscribe to the YouTube version of this podcastTony Gilroy’s interview with Brian KoppelmanFollow Patrick H. Willems
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Rings of Power S1E04 - The Great Wave

    The Rings of Power S1E04 - The Great Wave

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    David Chen and Don Marshall discuss the fourth episode of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: ‘The Great Wave.’ This episode, Galadriel tries to convince the city of Númenor to join in her fight. But will they be fighting for the right purpose?
    Adar reveals himself, but what are his broader goals? What is calling out for Isildur? When exactly is all the Southlands stuff taking place? For answers and speculations that address these questions (and many more), listen to the episode!
    Links:
    For quality written recaps and reviews about The Rings of Power and many other shows, check out the Episodic Medium newsletter.Read about the making of the Rings of Power title sequenceSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow this podcast on TiktokFollow this podcast on TwitterFollow Don Marshall:
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    She-Hulk S1E05 - Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans

    She-Hulk S1E05 - Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans

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    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Siddhant start by some of the D23 news that was announced last week, including the return of a Hulk-related character that none of us saw coming.
    Then, starting at 18:00, the two dive into third episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, “Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans.” While this was a fun episode, it sure seems like something has gone awry with the timeline and pacing of this show!
    Next week: Our opening topic will be the Netflix version of Daredevil (played by Charlie Cox) and what the legacy of the character is as we head into the sixth episode of She-Hulk.
    Links:
    Read Matt Singer’s article about She-Hulk and the real worldSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow David on TwitterFollow Siddhant on Twitter

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    • 48 min
    Bonus Ep. - When the Hobbits Wear Your Merch

    Bonus Ep. - When the Hobbits Wear Your Merch

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    Last week, a number of high-profile actors who’ve previously appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring trilogy made social posts while wearing T-shirts from Don Marshall’s online merch store. The shirts displayed the words “You Are All Welcome Here” in Elvish (translation by @WizardWayKris).
    In this bonus episode, I asked Don what it was like to experience this entire series of events. Read Don’s recap of the events here.
    After you’re done listening, consider following these wonderful online creators:
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

hapabear ,

She-Huuuuuulk!!!

I am enjoying the She Hulk coverage, but dude complaining about the CG is going to get old, quick. Who am I kidding? It's already old. So lose a star for that. Clearly he needs to up his suspension of dsibelief game. This is the budget they are working with. This is the show. Can we from now on just consider it a given that you hate the affects, and quit complaining about it out loud?

Botswana Nick ,

Incredible coverage!

Every new show/guest host combo is more incredible then the last! If you are a fan of any shows covered on the pod, I promise the podcast episodes will enhance your viewing experience. I think I look forward to the podcast episodes more then the actual tv episodes!

Andrew Crivilare ,

Dave Chen really knocking it out of the park

Dave Chen has been my go to podcaster for over a decade. I usually listen to his stuff on Overcast, but thought I should show some love on Apple Podcasts.

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