434 episodes

The Prestige TV Podcast covers the best shows on television with unparalleled passion and expertise. The feed features must-listen commentary from The Ringer’s own Bill Simmons, Joanna Robinson, Sean Fennessey, Mallory Rubin, Van Lathan, and many more. Subscribe to The Prestige TV Podcast for weekly recaps, comprehensive breakdowns, and exclusive creator & cast interviews.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 1.2K Ratings

The Prestige TV Podcast covers the best shows on television with unparalleled passion and expertise. The feed features must-listen commentary from The Ringer’s own Bill Simmons, Joanna Robinson, Sean Fennessey, Mallory Rubin, Van Lathan, and many more. Subscribe to The Prestige TV Podcast for weekly recaps, comprehensive breakdowns, and exclusive creator & cast interviews.

    ‘Clipped’ Episodes 3-4: The Tales of the Tape

    ‘Clipped’ Episodes 3-4: The Tales of the Tape

    Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre lace up and hit the hardwood to recap the third and fourth episodes of ‘Clipped.’ They start by unpacking Episode 3, “Let the Games Began” and the contrast between the show’s heavy themes of race and power and its absurd moment-to-moment character depictions (2:01). Next, they break down the series of flashback sequences in Episode 4, “Winning Ugly,” and discuss whether or not going back in time worked at this point in the series (17:28). Later, they hand out their award for Most Uncanny Valley Moment (41:06).

    Hosts: Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 53 min
    ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3, Part 2: Penelope’s Big Secret, Spicy Polin Moments, and Throuples!?

    ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3, Part 2: Penelope’s Big Secret, Spicy Polin Moments, and Throuples!?

    Nora Princiotti and Kate Halliwell spread the ton gossip and recap the last four episodes of ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3. They start by discussing how the Lady Whistledown story line felt high stakes, Polin’s romantic development, and Penelope’s powerful monologue (1:22). Next, they talk about side plot highlights and the season’s pacing issues (16:59). Later, they look ahead and make predictions on what the future of the show could have in store (0:00).

    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Kate Halliwell
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 59 min
    ‘Interview With the Vampire’ Season 2: The Sneaky Best Show on TV Right Now

    ‘Interview With the Vampire’ Season 2: The Sneaky Best Show on TV Right Now

    Joanna Robinson and Van Lathan travel to Europe to recap the first six episodes of ‘Interview With the Vampire’ Season 2. They start by discussing whether or not it’s the best show on television right now, how it effectively depicts the cultural complexities of its settings, and why Jacob Anderson’s nuanced performance as Louis de Pointe du Lac anchors the show (1:43). Along the way, they talk about how the AMC drama embraces the queer nature of the story and how Sam Reid’s take on Lestat de Lioncourt is in stark contrast to Tom Cruise’s in the 1994 film adaptation (13:04). Later, they consider the future of the series and what they want out of it moving forward (40:30).

    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Van Lathan
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 51 min
    ‘Ren Faire’ Review: Medieval Times Meets ‘Succession’

    ‘Ren Faire’ Review: Medieval Times Meets ‘Succession’

    Justin Sayles and Jodi Walker struggle for power to recap ‘Ren Faire,’ a three-part HBO docuseries. They start by discussing their personal experiences with renaissance fairs, the complicated trio of main characters at the heart of this absurd Texas Renaissance Festival conflict, and what makes the Safdie brothers–produced documentary so refreshing (1:23). Along the way, they talk about how ‘Ren Faire’ illustrates themes indicative of our time regarding older people in positions of power (17:55). Later, they debate who ended up being the most tragic figure in the story and whether the blend of traditional documentary filmmaking with highly stylized techniques fully landed (29:13).

    Hosts: Justin Sayles and Jodi Walker
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 58 min
    ‘Presumed Innocent’ Series Premiere: Does the Famous Courtroom Drama Deserve Another Adaptation?

    ‘Presumed Innocent’ Series Premiere: Does the Famous Courtroom Drama Deserve Another Adaptation?

    Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney reunite in the courtroom to recap the two-episode premiere of ‘Presumed Innocent,’ the Apple TV+ limited series starring Jake Gyllenhaal. They start by discussing the benefits of translating this well-known courtroom drama into a serialized iteration, the strong ensemble of actors led by a showstopping Ruth Negga performance, and the violent nature of the story (1:05). Along the way, they unpack how swapping out Harrison Ford for Gyllenhaal significantly alters the chemistry of the Rusty Sabich character (28:00). Later, they talk through David E. Kelley’s lasting imprint on legal television and whether a single case is enough to sustain an eight-episode arc (37:31).

    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 56 min
    ‘Eric’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch, Imaginary Puppets, and a WTF Ending

    ‘Eric’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch, Imaginary Puppets, and a WTF Ending

    Charles Holmes and Jodi Walker fight with the monster under the bed to recap ‘Eric,’ the six-episode limited Netflix series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. They start by discussing their complicated reactions to the pilot, why the subplots are much more interesting than the main story line, and how the narrative becomes increasingly convoluted as the show progresses (2:06). Along the way, they unpack its attempts to tackle an overwhelming number of heavy themes throughout the bizarre crime drama (18:01). Later, they talk through the tonal whiplash and surprising twists in the finale (23:49).

    Hosts: Charles Holmes and Jodi Walker
    Producer: Kai Grady
    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Christyjoy25 ,

Keep getting kicked off the “follow”

I love every podcast Jo is on and this is no exception. She’s great and it’s lovely to have a female viewpoint in an often male-dominated world.

However, no matter how many times I subscribe or follow this podcast it only sticks for a few weeks when I’m automatically unsubscribed. This is one of my favorite podcasts and I can’t figure out how to solve this technical issue nor why it only happens with this podcast.

Laurel303 ,

What does your complexion have to do with it…

So I guess Charles Holmes’s personality is “I’m light skinned”. I don’t know why this was referenced so many times during the podcast. Who cares! Just talk about the show. Then again, I feel like he never has any fresh takes or nuanced things to say. I will not be listening to anymore episodes where he is the host. Just terrible.

Lxb932 ,

Shogun

Not entirely sure why there is so much reference to the book in these recaps. It very rarely adds any color to their viewing experience and take aways from the show. Hoping that because Joanna hasn’t read through episode 6 that the remaining episodes will be less infuriating to listen to.

A reminder to skip the first 10 minutes so you’re not subjected to the odd comparisons of actors and characters to professional athletes. Weirdest segment.

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