"Very Good TV Podcast" offers Indiewire's weekly examinations of the best stories, shows and trends across television — plus our heartiest recommendations of what new content you should be watching.
The Series Finale: Episode 214
It's the last episode of Very Good TV Podcast, so Liz and Ben use the occasion to say goodbye... and, of course, talk about series finales. Do not fear — one last time, both "The X-Files" and "The Leftovers" come up.
We'll Miss You, VEEP: Episode 213
We don't want to talk about it. Except we do. Liz and Ben will dearly miss HBO's iconoclastic comedy about American politics, for all of its nuances and all of its outrageousness.
Talking SUCCESSION with Adam McKay! Episode 212
It's a Very Good TV Podcast first: An Oscar winner as a special guest! Also, Liz and Ben LEFT THE OFFICE to visit Adam McKay at his home in Los Angeles, where we got into McKay's role behind the scenes on HBO's "Succession." Secrets are revealed! Laughs are enjoyed! Fun is had!
We'll Miss You, GOTHAM: Episode 211
For five seasons, Fox's "Gotham" delivered a twisted take on DC favorites, and Liz and Bn aren't afraid to take a moment and pay tribute to what the show did so very very well.
Table-Setting vs. World-Building: Episode 210
No spoilers for GAME OF THRONES Season 8, Episode 2 here! Instead, Liz and Ben examine the GOT season premiere, and how serialized storytelling enables episodes of television that don't actually have any story. (Shockingly, both THE X-FILES annnnnnd THE LEFTOVERS come up!)
Here's How Much TV We Actually Watch! Episode 209
It's a question Liz and Ben get asked fairly often — "how much TV do you watch? it must be a lot!" — and they've never had a real answer... until now. In this episode, they're joined by special guest Steve Greene to discuss a week spent logging all the TV they watched, and what they learned by doing so.
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will be missed
this has been my favorite podcast for the last 3 years. love you both so much and wish the best for you liz. you’re the number one advocate for legends of tomorrow and the fan base needs you at the forefront :)) ❤️
Liz is funny. Ben is condescending.
In the end of year 2018 episode Liz was funny and knowledgeable, while Ben knew his stuff but was very condescending to Liz. He could not be corrected even when he misspoke. He disagreed with her even when he agreed with her! It was annoying to listen to. Liz is witty with a great personality and has an ease of discussing tv, acting, and production without being pretentious! I’d listen to her on her own or with a guest. Not sure I’ll be able to handle many more episodes with Ben unless he changes his attitude and approach. Hopefully this will help him to reflect and make a course correction.
This is such a great tv podcast. Every week when there’s a new episode, it’s the first thing I listen to. They always have a theme and a nice mixture between “background” stuff and tv news. Liz and Ben have a great chemistry, like listening to two really good friends.