Share

cover art for Justified: City Primeval Ep 8 - The Question

Decoding TV

Justified: City Primeval Ep 8 - The Question

In this edition of Decoding TV, David Chen and Sarah Marrs discuss the eighth and final episode of Justified: City Primeval, “The Question.”

In the season (series?) finale, characters make baffling decisions left and right. What happened to the deadly Albanians? How did we feel about the ultimate fate of Clement Mansell? Did Raylan’s arc prove to be a worthwhile one? And what did we make of the shocking cameo at the end of the episode? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!

Thanks to Sarah Marrs for joining us for this season of coverage! We’ll be doing one additional bonus episode to discuss City Primeval so send us your questions/thoughts/responses at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Thanks for listening!

Links:


More episodes

View all episodes

  • Decoding TV Ep. 6 - Zero Subtlety Whatsoever

    01:34:59
    NOTE: We’re planning to do a mailbag bonus episode soon! Let us know your questions and TV recommendations by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com.In this episode of Decoding TV, David Chen and Patrick Klepek discuss Jon Stewart's return to The Daily Show and the season finale of True Detective: Night Country. Is Jon Stewart still the voice we need right now? Did True Detective: Night Country stick the landing? Are people out of control for going after Alan Sepinwall for liking it? Is Nic Pizzolatto acting like a cringe-y asshole online (again)? Listen to hear us discuss all these topics and more!Shownotes:00:03:11 - Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show00:26:56 - The discourse around True Detective: Night Country00:42:30 - True Detective: Night Country Part 6 (season finale)Homework for next week:Constellation Eps 1-3 (Apple TV+)Shogun Eps 1-2 (Hulu/FX)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
  • Decoding TV Ep. 5 - An Acceptable Amount of Gouging

    01:28:22
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss the why/how the ads of the Super Bowl kinda stink these days, Warner/Fox/Disney’s new streaming venture, whether or not Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Prime Video is about anything (and whether or not it needs to be), and how we anticipate True Detective: Night Country wrapping up.Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!Shownotes:00:03:15 - Warner, Fox and Disney Launch Joint Sports Streaming Venture00:17:30 - The Ads of Super Bowl LVIII00:37:45 - Mr and Mrs. SmithEpisode 5 - Do You Want KidsEpisode 6 - Couples TherapyEpisode 7 - InfidelityEpisode 8 - A Breakup01:02:04 - True Detective: Night Country Part 5Homework for next week:True Detective: Night Country Part 6 (Max)The Daily Show (Comedy Central)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
  • Decoding TV Ep. 4 - #JusticeForEvan

    01:37:14
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss Evan Rachel Wood’s comments about the end (or lack thereof) of Westworld, Netflix and Apple TV+’s upcoming show slate, and why Nic Pizzolatto should probably stay off Instagram for a few more weeks.Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!Shownotes:3:48 - Evan Rachel Wood on Westworld’s Ending17:00 - Apple TV+’s upcoming slate and Netflix’s upcoming slate45:00 - Nic Pizzolatto and Issa Lopez’s comments on Night Country53:00 - Mr and Mrs. SmithEpisode 1 - First DateEpisode 2 - Second DateEpisode 3 - First VacationEpisode 4 - Double Date1:19:30 - True Detective: Night Country Part 4Homework for next week:True Detective: Night Country Part 5 (Max)Mr. and Mrs. Smith Eps 5-8 (Prime Video)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
  • Decoding TV Ep. 3 - See Your Life Fracturing Into a Million Pieces

    01:40:02
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss the upcoming season of Squid Game and the return of Jon Stewart to The Daily Show. Then it’s time to dive into Masters of the Air, Expats, and True Detective: Night Country.Is Jon Stewart’s return a good thing, or the sign of a network running on fumes? Can Squid Game seize the popular imagination again? Does Masters of the Air capture the same magic as Band of Brothers? Does Expats show Nicole Kidman and Lulu Wang at the top of their game? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!Shownotes:4:00 - Squid Game 2 will premiere in 202423:00 - Jon Stewart is returning to The Daily Show31:30 - Masters of the Air Eps Part 1 and Part 252:00 - Expats episodes 1 and 2 (“The Peak” and “Mongkok”)1:22:00 - True Detective: Night Country Part 3Homework for next week:True Detective: Night Country Part 4 (Max)Mr. and Mrs. Smith Eps 1-4 (Prime Video)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
  • Decoding TV Ep. 2 - A Strictly Dehydrating Regimen

    01:31:39
    In this episode of Decoding TV, David and Patrick discuss David’s recent trip to Sundance, react to news of the Emmy’s record low ratings, ponder the potential of a She-Hulk season 2, reflect on what happens when creators get too close to the material they put out, and continue their coverage of Echo and True Detective.Let us know what you think of all of the above by emailing us at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!Shownotes (Times may be off by 1-2 mins due to dynamically inserted ads. When in doubt, listen for the trailer/clip of the show).4:00 - David’s trip to Sundance23:00 - Emmy ratings hit a new low33:09 - She-Hulk season 2 is not looking good42:10 - Issa Lopez asks for help with Rottentomatoes scores56:15 - Echo Episodes 3-5 (“Tuklo” “Toloa” and “Maya”)1:18:00 - True Detective: Night Country Part 2Homework for next week:True Detective: Night Country Part 3 (Max)Masters of the Air episodes 1-2 (Apple TV+)Expats episodes 1-2 (Prime Video)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
  • This Week In Streaming: Fargo Season 5 Eps 6-10

    01:00:05
    This Week In Streaming is a show on the Decoding TV podcast feed that covers the most interesting shows available on streaming each week. On this episode, David Chen is joined by writer, filmmaker, and YouTuber Jessie Earl to discuss the final five episodes of Fargo season 5, which are streaming right now on Hulu/FX:Episode 6 - The Tender TrapEpisode 7 - LindaEpisode 8 - BlanketEpisode 9 - The Useless HandEpisode 10 - BisquikThe last half of the season brought us to a massive standoff, before a time jump takes us to an epilogue. How did we feel about how things resolved? Were we a fan of how each character’s plot was resolved? And what did we make of the final scene of the show (series?)? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Stay tuned for our new weekly podcast, as we continue to cover shows such as True Detective: Night Country and Echo. When possible, we will broadcast the episode live on YouTube, so be sure to follow us there. Thanks for being a paid subscriber!Links:Email us and let us know what you think at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comSubscribe to Jessie Gender on YouTubeLearn more about Jessie’s short film, IdentiteazeFollow this podcast on InstagramFollow this podcast on TiktokSubscribe to David’s free newsletter, Decoding EverythingFollow David on InstagramFollow David on Tiktok
  • Decoding TV Ep. 1 - What's the Point of an Awards Show?

    02:02:48
    Welcome to Decoding TV’s new weekly format!For years, Decoding TV has decoded weekly TV shows like Westworld, The Last of Us, Succession, and The Curse. We’ve loved diving in depth into these shows, analyzing them, and sharing our theories. But doing the show the way we did had a fatal flaw: People mostly didn’t listen to the podcast if they weren’t watching the show! Also: there are some shows we want to talk about that might not be dense enough to support a weekly recap podcast. So we’re launching this new weekly format, and hopefully you feel comfortable tuning in even if you’re not watching any specific show. Each week we’ll open by talking about 1-2 general topics about the world of television and entertainment. Then we’re going to dive into specific TV show episodes we’ve watched. We’ll put trailers when we bring up a new TV show, and also note the timestamp in the shownotes so you can fast forward if you don’t want to hear about a specific show.On occasion, we will continue to cover shows in our previous format (e.g. House of the Dragon) or via This Week In Streaming, but it’s our hope that this weekly format will be the main engine of the podcast moving forward.We hope you enjoy the new show and let us know what you think at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)com!Shownotes:3:47 - The 75th Annual Emmy Awards32:46 - The Mandalorian and Grogu Movie54:30 - Echo Episodes 1 and 2 (“Chafa” and “Lowak”)1:18:00 - True Detective: Night Country Episode 1 (Part 1)1:34:30 - Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 10 (“Beyond Logic”)1:51:35 - The Curse finale feedbackLinks:Subscribe to Myles’ newsletter, Episodic MediumListen 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
  • The Curse Ep. 10 - Green Queen

    01:23:31
    Stay tuned to the podcast next week as we re-launch in a new weekly format!In this episode of Decoding TV, Patrick Klepek and David Chen are joined by Jessie Earl to discuss the tenth episode of The Curse on Paramount+/Showtime, “Young Hearts.”Well folks. What to say about this one? The first 20 minutes of this episode is standard Curse fare, with a healthy dose of awkwardness and obliviousness. But then the show takes a hard pivot and really swings for the fences with its final hour. Is it successful? Is it thrilling? Is it amazing technically? And what does it all mean in the end? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Links:Email us and let us know what you think at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comSubscribe to Jessie Gender on YouTubeSubscribe to Jessie’s second YouTube channelLearn more about Jessie’s short film, IdentiteazeListen 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
  • The Curse Ep. 9 - Young Hearts

    57:19
    In this episode of Decoding TV, Patrick Klepek and David Chen discuss the ninth episode of The Curse on Paramount+/Showtime, “Young Hearts.”In this episode, Whitney has an awkward encounter with Cara at a spa, but what does it say about her character? Fliplanthropy tries to make the pivot to a show where Whitney and Asher love each other more, but will it work? What exactly was Asher doing in the bathroom anyway? And how did Whitney react to Asher’s final plea at the end? Listen to hear us discuss all these questions and more!Links:Email us and let us know what you think at decodingtv(AT)gmail(DOT)comListen 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