Millions of Screens, IndieWire’s brand new TV podcast, provides an inside look at the TV industry, sharing conversations based in IndieWire’s original reporting, breaking down that ever-elusive Hollywood buzz about town, and highlighting thoughtful analysis of the best and most impactful series you’re watching right now. Hosted by TV Awards Editor Libby Hill, TV Deputy Editor Ben Travers, and Creative Producer Leo Garcia.
Golden Globes Preview: 'Ted Lasso' v. 'Schitt's Creek' (v. 'The Great')
On this week's episode of Millions of Screens, Libby, Ben, and Leo dig into some predictions for this Sunday's Golden Globes, but not before discussing the L.A. Times' reporting about just how corrupt (not to mention white) the 87-member H.F.P.A. happens to be. From paid trips to France to visit the set of multiple nominee 'Emily in Paris' to shocking rates for writing for the H.F.P.A. website, there was plenty in the expose which points to just how screwed up the Golden Globes voting body is. Additionally, Ben regales Libby and Leo with tales of 'The Mosquito Coast,' Apple TV+'s new prestige drama starring Justin Theroux, of 'The Leftovers' fame.
‘WandaVision:’ Is It Television?
On this week's episode of Millions of Screens, Ben, Libby, and Leo go long on what is holding 'WandaVision' back as a television series. From the lack of natural in-episode arcs to mid-episode abandonment of the various sitcom tropes, why is it that a show so intrinsically linked to the history of television still feels like a movie chopped up at the most convenient points? Additionally, Ben and Libby trade excitement about the casting announcement for Lenny Abrahamson's next adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel, 'Conversations With Friends,' and Amazon's announcement of an adaptation of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' starring Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Can the Super Bowl Survive the Era of Instant Gratification?
On this week’s Super Bowl super clicker episode, Ben, Libby, and Leo discuss this past weekend’s Super Bowl ratings, which were the lowest since 2007 (when Ben & Libby’s Chicago Bears lost to the Indianapolis Colts). Additionally, the group discusses CBS’ onslaught of ads for Paramount+ before delving into a spoiler-free (though not opinion-free) conversation of the latest case of WhyP, ‘Clarice,’ a crime procedural focused on Clarice Starling in the wake of the Buffalo Bill case which concludes ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’
Why Do We Still Give the Golden Globes Oxygen?
On this week's episode of Millions of Screens, Ben, Libby, and Leo work through the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's nominations for this year's Golden Globes, a list of nominees that has been lambasted within the industry for the glaring omission of shows like HBO's 'I May Destroy You.' Why do we still care about the Golden Globes when their track record, particularly in the television space, is so egregious? Could a bold Emmys change steal some of the H.F.P.A.'s thunder? Additionally, Ben and Libby walk Leo through their thoughts on the WGA nominations, and Ben celebrates Ann Dowd after a weekend that saw her Zoom birthday go viral and her new film premiere at Sundance.
Independent TV: What Is It?
On this week’s episode, Libby, Leo, and Ben dissect the nominations announced by Film Independent for the 36th Independent Spirit Awards, the first to celebrate television. Among the nominees: HBO’s ‘I May Destory You,’ Apple TV+’s ‘Little America,’ and Amazon’s collection of five films ‘Small Axe.’ Additionally, Ben and Libby tell Leo about the most recent virtual edition of TCAs.
'WandaVision' Is Good, But It Could Be Great
On this week’s episode, Ben, Libby, and Leo talk through their thoughts on the first several episodes of “WandaVision”, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first foray on Disney+. Should the limited series have been dropped all at once, as was originally intended? Will it continue to give Wanda’s trauma short shrift? Additionally, Ben and Libby talk through The Critics Choice Awards nominations, which saw Netflix’s “The Crown” earn noms for its five primary actors. And finally, the group discuss the impending addition of Paramount+ to the streaming landscape, a streamer whose greatest strength at this point seems to be the library of Viacom content at its disposal.
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Finally, some critical commentary
Read Ben’s article and was glad to see someone acknowledge what’s missing from WandaVision. I watch the show. It’s fine. But this WestWorld season 3, a far from cry from season 1.
A Podcast note — Chewing doing the show (sounded like it was ice) does more than just hurt your listeners’ ears, similar to the MCU critique, it demonstrates a lack of care and understanding in the transition to a different medium. This is not a phone call or Zoom chat. This audience is actually choosing to listen. The odd sneeze in the background is forgivable but constant chewing is a middle finger to ears.
Otherwise a great show. Still a 5 Star ⭐️
Seeking better TV
Funny, insightful discussion of television. Always a good listen!
(No low ratings here!! I accidentally swiped left to right on the star, and it registered as 1-2 stars, instead of 5. Sorry!)
Fantastic episode! Excellent discussion of Mrs. America. Interesting, oppositional views with emotion and reason on both sides.
Fun interview with Pamela Adlon!
Watch Better Things and listen to/watch Millions of Screens !
Timely, thoughtful podcast. Thank you for pausing.
Respect great episode! You actually have me excited about the Emmys!
Can I give 6 stars? Or 7? Loved this episode with Damon, Mike and Cord!
The Meaning of Life episode with Damon, Mike and Cord is the best yet!! Their answers fit perfectly with their shows.
Listen to this and watch The Watchmen and The Good Place.
Come for the insightful discussion of the latest tv, stay to learn whether Quibi is dead yet!