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Bonus Ep Preview: 3 Body Problem Season 1

In this bonus episode preview, David and Patrick discuss the final episodes of season 1 of 3 Body Problem on Netflix.


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  • Ep. 18 - Begun, The Streaming Bundle Wars Have

    01:29:02
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the fifth episode of The Sympathizer (Max) and the final three episodes of Baby Reindeer (Netflix).How do we feel about Netflix’s latest efforts to get into live programming? Which streaming bundle are we looking forward to the most? Why can’t Paramount+ get any love? Is there still life left in The Office as a franchise? Are we excited about another season of Mr. and Mrs. Smith? And what about season 2 of Shogun for that matter? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:The Sympathizer Ep 6 (Max)X-Men ‘97 Season 1 (Disney+)Shownotes:00:01:30 - Netflix’s big moves into live TVNFL gets Christmas day football00:17:00 - Begun, the streaming bundle wars haveMax bundling with Disney+/HuluPeacock bundling with Netflix/Apple TV+00:26:00 - The Office Reboot00:33:30 - Mr and Mrs Smith Season 2 and The Boys season 500:36:15 - Shogun Season 2 is in development00:43:00 - The SympathizerEpisode 5 - All For One01:00:00 - Baby ReindeerEpisode 5Episode 6Episode 7Links:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Ep. 17 - Getting 'Baby Reindeer' Fever

    01:26:17
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the fourth episode of The Sympathizer (Max) and the first four episodes of Baby Reindeer (Netflix).How are studios navigating tricky situations when beloved cast members pass on? Does Cobra Kai really need to be split into three separate parts? What’s the best way to advertise to kids these days anyways? Is there such thing as an anti-war film in the world of The Sympathizer? And why is Baby Reindeer so damn good at unraveling its story? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:Baby Reindeer Eps 5-7 (Netflix)The Sympathizer Ep 5 (Max)X-Men '97 Season 1 (Disney+)Bonus Ep: Sugar Season 1 (Apple TV+)Shownotes:00:06:00 - Gen V will not recast Chance Perdomo00:13:00 - Cobra Kai’s release schedule00:28:30 - The SympathizerEpisode 4 - Give Us Some Good Lines00:56:00 - Baby ReindeerEpisode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Links:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Ep. 16 - Reacting to the Fallout of 'Fallout' Season 1

    01:32:25
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the third episode of The Sympathizer (Max) and the rest of season 1 of Fallout (Prime Video).Is 65 million viewers actually a lot when it comes to a streaming service? How embarrassed does the OG Emily Stone feel about taking Emma Stone’s SAG name? What other famous people just aren’t being clear about their real names and pronunciations? What do we think The Sympathizer is trying to say about being an American? And what did we think of the rest of season 1 of Fallout on Prime Video? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:Baby Reindeer Eps 1-4 (Netflix)The Sympathizer Ep 4 (Max)Bonus Ep: Invincible Season 2 Part 2 (Prime Video)Shownotes:00:01:30 - Fallout gets 65 million viewers00:08:33 - THR’s cover story about The Curse00:26:45 - The SympathizerEpisode 3 - Love It Or Leave It51:15 - Fallout Season 1Episode 4 - The GhoulsEpisode 5 - The PastEpisode 6 - The TrapEpisode 7 - The RadioEpisode 8 - The BeginningLinks:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Ep. 15 - 'The Jinx: Season 2' Is About How Awesome 'The Jinx: Season 1' Was

    01:56:09
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the season 2 premiere of ‘The Jinx,’ the first two episodes of The Sympathizer (Max) and the season 1 finale of Shogun (Hulu/FX).How big of a deal is Fallout these days? Why do people keep trying to remake Oldboy? Is it worth watching The Jinx: Season 2 even if you haven’t seen The Jinx: Season 1? What did we make of the mishmash of tones in The Sympathizer? And does Shogun season 1 stick the landing in its finale? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:Fallout Season 1 (Prime Video)The Sympathizer Ep 3 (Max)Shownotes:00:01:30 - Fallout renewed for season 200:07:33 - Oldboy TV series00:12:50 - There was more Bluey after all00:18:00 - The Jinx: Season 2Episode 2 - Why Are You Still Here?00:41:30 - The SympathizerEpisode 1 - Death WishEpisode 2 - Good Little Asian1:03:30 - ShogunEpisode 10 - A Dream of a DreamA list of callbacksShogun vs. Real LifeLinks:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Ep. 14 - Not Just Surviving, But Thriving Amidst the 'Fallout'

    01:45:57
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the first three episodes of Fallout (Prime Video) and the ninth episode of Shogun (Hulu/FX).Are we excited about more Monarch: Legacy of Monsters? Will we ever see a Heroes reboot that people care about? What did we make of Bluey’s season finale, “The Sign”? Is Fallout the greatest videogame adaptation ever made? And what did we think of Mariko’s fateful decisions on this week’s episode of Shogun? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:Shogun Ep 10 (Hulu/FX)The Sympathizer Eps 1-2 (Max)The Jinx Season 2 premiere (Max)Shownotes:00:01:30 -More seasons/spin-offs for Monarch00:06:33 - Tim Kring wants to reboot Heroes00:13:33 - Bluey’s season 3 finale, The SignBBC: Producer confirms series return00:33:00 - FalloutEpisode 1 - The EndEpisode 2 - The TargetEpisode 3 - The Head1:14:00 - ShogunEpisode 9 - Crimson SkyLinks:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Ep. 13 - Curb Your Enthusiasm's Finale Was a Middle Finger to America

    01:38:38
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek run down what’s going on in the world of TV and discuss the eighth episode of Shogun (Hulu/FX).Why was Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm a middle finger to TV watchers? Is it possible we will actually get more Westworld in the future? Why is it such a difficult time to be a TV writer right now? And why can’t people finish Ripley, anyway? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Homework for next week:Shogun Ep 9 (Hulu/FX)Fallout Eps 1-3 (Prime Video)Bonus Ep: 3 Body Problem Season 1 (Netflix)Shownotes:00:07:40 - Fallout NewsFallout Season 2 seems likelyWestworld is still alive?00:22:45 - Why it’s a brutal time to be a TV writer00:33:46 - Why people can’t finish Ripley00:43:15 - The Curb Your Enthusiasm Series Finale00:56:15 - ShogunEpisode 8 - Abyss of LifeLinks:Listen to Patrick’s videogame podcast, Remap RadioSubscribe to Patrick’s newsletter, CrossplayFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Bonus Ep: Is Netflix's 'Scoop' Interesting for People Who Don't Care About The Royals?

    51:08
    In this bonus episode, David and @joyonapping continue their conversation about the royal family by discussing Netflix’s new film, Scoop, which chronicles the events surrounding Prince Andrew’s disastrous 2019 Newsnight interview.Is this film interesting to people who don’t care about the royal family? What did we think about who the film chose as its main characters? Does Rufus Sewell make for a convincing Prince Andrew? And what did we make of the film’s depiction of the interview itself? Listen to hear us discuss all this and more!Also: Should we cover A Very Royal Scandal, an upcoming 3-part Prime Video series that covers these same events? Let us know at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comLinks:Follow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Bonus Ep Preview: Constellation Season 1

    18:25
    In this bonus episode preview, David and Patrick discuss the final episodes of season 1 of Constellation on Apple TV+.To hear the rest of the episode, become a paid subscriber at decodingtv.com.