88 episodes

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
    • 4.5 • 1.6K 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 White Lotus S2E06 - Abductions

    The White Lotus S2E06 - Abductions

    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Roxana Hadadi recap and discuss season 2 episode 6 of The White Lotus, “Abductions.”
    Tanya discovers multiple shocking secrets about Quentin, but what exactly is his endgame? Portia realizes the disadvantages of seeing a guy like Jack, but can she extricate herself before she gets in too deep? Ethan starts wondering where exactly he and Harper stand with each other, but can their relationship be saved? We discuss all this and more in the podcast! Plus: we make predictions for the finale episode! Send in yours to decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!
    Decoding TV paid members: You can add the private private Decoding TV feed to your preferred app/device by going to decodingtv.com/listen.
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    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comRead Roxana’s work on VultureFollow Roxana on TwitterFollow this podcast on TwitterFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow David Chen on Instagram

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Crown S5E07 thru S5E10 - No Woman’s Land, Gunpowder, Couple 31, Decommissioned

    The Crown S5E07 thru S5E10 - No Woman’s Land, Gunpowder, Couple 31, Decommissioned

    This episode is sponsored by Nissan. Nissan - EVs that electrify.
    Programming note: Thanks for joining us for our coverage of The Crown this season! If the new Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary is worth discussing, we’ll be covering it here on Decoding TV in the weeks to come.
    David Chen and @joyonapping are covering The Crown season 5 in three installments:
    Episodes 1-3Episodes 4-6Episodes 7-10 (this episode)
    Today, we discuss The Crown Season 5 episodes 7-10, “No Woman’s Land,” “Gunpowder,” “Couple 31,” and “Decommissioned.”
    How did The Crown handle the saga of the Martin Bashir interview? Why is the show seemingly intent on rehabilitating the image of Charles and Camilla? Did we really have to end season five by exploring the plotline of the Royal Yacht again? What is the effect of juxtaposing normal everyday divorces with the cataclysmic one depicted in the show? We discuss all this and more!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Andor Season 1 Post-Mortem

    Andor Season 1 Post-Mortem

    This episode is brought to you by Nissan. Nissan - EVs that electrify.
    In this Decoding TV bonus episode, David and Patrick discuss all the stuff they wish they’d mentioned on the Andor season 1 finale wrap-up, including:
    What are the details we know about season 2 at this point? How did the Decoding TV indirectly end up annoying Tony Gilroy? Is Luthen actually a Jedi? What is the significance of the funeral procession song that plays in episode 12? Why aren’t there more aliens in the show? What are the advantages of having a big hood, Luthen-style? Listen to hear us discuss these questions and much more!
    Did you enjoy Decoding TV this season? Consider supporting the podcast at decodingtv.com.
    NOTE: This episode contains details that could conceivably be considered MILD SPOILERS for season 2, so tread carefully if you’re trying to avoid. See y’all in 2024!
    Links:
    Patrick’s Keero fancamLA Times interview with Tony GilroyRoxana Hadadi’s interview with Tony GilroyFollow Decoding TV
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    On YouTubeOn TwitterOn PatreonFollow David Chen
    On TwitterOn InstagramOn Tiktok

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The White Lotus S2E05 - That's Amore

    The White Lotus S2E05 - That's Amore

    This episode of Decoding TV is brought to you by McDonald's, proudly serving communities since 1965. McDonald’s. I’m lovin’ it.
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Roxana Hadadi recap and discuss season 2 episode 5 of The White Lotus, “That’s Amore.”
    In this episode, Quentin further ingratiates himself with Tanya. But what’s his real endgame? Cam, Daphne, Ethan, and Harper keep trying to make this vacation work, come hell or high water. Things with Albie and Portia come to a predictable conclusion(?), plus Bert and Dom finally attempt to hash out some of their longstanding differences. We discuss all this and more in this week’s episode!
    Decoding TV paid members: You can add the private private Decoding TV feed to your preferred app/device by going to decodingtv.com/listen.
    Links:
    Email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comRead Roxana’s work on VultureFollow Roxana on TwitterFollow this podcast on TwitterFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to this podcast on YouTubeFollow David Chen on Twitter

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Crown S5E04 thru S5E06 - Annus Horribilis, The Way Ahead, Ipatiev House

    The Crown S5E04 thru S5E06 - Annus Horribilis, The Way Ahead, Ipatiev House

    This episode of Decoding TV is brought to you by McDonald's, proudly serving communities since 1965. McDonald’s. I’m lovin’ it.
    David Chen and @joyonapping are covering The Crown season 5 in three installments:
    Episodes 1-3Episodes 4-6 (this episode)Episodes 7-10
    Today, we discuss The Crown Season 5 episodes 4-6, “Annus Horribilis,” “The Way Ahead,” and “Ipatiev House.” How does show manage the evolution of Elizabeth/Phillip’s marriage? How well does it tie in historical events with what’s happening during the show? Why is there a startling lack of Diana and Charles this season? And why on earth is this show doing Charles image rehab after the events of season 4? Listen to hear us discuss all this and more!
    DecodingTV.com subscribers: To add the premium feed of Decoding TV to your podcast app, go to DecodingTV.com/listen and follow the instructions.
    Links:
    Follow @joyonapping on TwitterSubscribe to David Chen’s new newsletter, Decoding Everything
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Andor S1E12 - Rix Road

    Andor S1E12 - Rix Road

    This episode of Decoding TV is brought to you by McDonald's, proudly serving communities since 1965. McDonald’s. I’m lovin’ it.
    In this Decoding TV episode, Patrick Willems and David Chen discuss the season 1 finale of Andor, “Rix Road.” Thanks to all DecodingTV.com members for making this season of the podcast possible!
    Note that Patrick and David plan to do one more bonus episode, so be sure to email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com with your questions, comments, theories, and so on. We’ll discuss them in the next week or two.
    The season finale brings all the plotlines together on Ferrix. Do Luthen and Cassian patch things up? Are Vel and Cinta happy to see each other? What is the fate of Bix? Is Maarva actually dead or was she planning something huge all along? And for the love of god, where do we leave #keero at the end of this episode? Listen to hear us discuss all this and more!
    You can always email us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
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    On TwitterOn InstagramOn Tiktok
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

v8857 ,

Enjoy most of the coverage

I started listening for Westworld and stayed for all the other shows! I have enjoyed learning more about David Chen’s background - I trust his opinion more now that I know he has work in TV and tech. I’d like to hear more about his credentials.

David Chen is widely respected in the TV podcast community, and I feel like he is referenced often and picks up on things that no other profesional critic gets, like the homosexual cheating storyline in White Lotus.

I enjoy most of the coverage, but I really couldn’t stand the andor coverage. I tried many times to listen and couldn’t get myself through it. I understand why David would want to cover this show, but I just don’t trust his opinion as he is not a Star Wars fan or expert. The co-host didn’t even seem to like Star Wars, or enjoy talking about it. He lost major credibility when he didn’t pick up on the separatists storyline in the first episode.

I would encourage David Chen to always answer, “why should I listen to this guy?” And if there’s not a good answer, you don’t have to cover every show. Your fans wil still tune in for the next one.

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5 stars for Patrick willems

More Patrick!!

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The Best Recap Podcast

This podcast and network are top notch in the world of TV and film analysis. Dave Chen is an expert on thought-provoking, inclusive, in-depth breakdowns of all your favorite shows and movies. Can’t recommend this higher!

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