Indiewire's Very Good Tv Podcast

Sinopsis

"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.

Episodios

  • The Series Finale: Episode 214

    The Series Finale: Episode 214

    02/06/2019 Duración: 32min

    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.

  • Well Miss You, VEEP: Episode 213

    We'll Miss You, VEEP: Episode 213

    13/05/2019 Duración: 39min

    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

    Talking SUCCESSION with Adam McKay! Episode 212

    06/05/2019 Duración: 46min

    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!

  • Well Miss You, GOTHAM: Episode 211

    We'll Miss You, GOTHAM: Episode 211

    29/04/2019 Duración: 46min

    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

    Table-Setting vs. World-Building: Episode 210

    22/04/2019 Duración: 34min

    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!)

  • Heres How Much TV We Actually Watch! Episode 209

    Here's How Much TV We Actually Watch! Episode 209

    15/04/2019 Duración: 40min

    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.

  • How GAME OF THRONES Has Affected April TV: Episode 208

    How GAME OF THRONES Has Affected April TV: Episode 208

    08/04/2019 Duración: 44min

    As Liz and Ben prepare for one of the year's biggest premieres, one question comes up: How is HBO planning to take advantage of GAME OF THRONES' final season, and how are other networks reacting? (Or, in Ben's words, "GAME OF THRONES is ruining television!") Believe it or not, THE LEFTOVERS comes up!

  • BARRYs Back, Baby! Episode 207

    BARRY's Back, Baby! Episode 207

    01/04/2019 Duración: 37min

    One of TV's most fascinating comedies returns for its second season on HBO... but, um, is it actually a comedy? That's just one facet of the Emmy-winning series that Liz and Ben discuss!

  • Just How Bonkers Is THE OA? Episode 206

    Just How Bonkers Is THE OA? Episode 206

    25/03/2019 Duración: 32min

    Netflix's bold drama by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij has always defied expectation, but Season 2, as Liz and Ben discuss, is pure uncut crazy. But is that level of craziness sustainable?

  • Why Were Thrilled About SHRILL: Episode 205

    Why We're Thrilled About SHRILL: Episode 205

    19/03/2019 Duración: 26min

    When we say we cover very good TV on this podcast, we mean it! Aidy Bryant is a joy in the new Hulu series "Shrill," but what beyond that makes it great? Liz and Ben dig in.

  • Hanging With the Creators of HIGH MAINTENANCE! Episode 204

    Hanging With the Creators of HIGH MAINTENANCE! Episode 204

    11/03/2019 Duración: 41min

    Special! Guest! Time! This week, Liz and Ben are joined by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the creators of "High Maintenance," because it is a great show and you should watch it, and also because the show's journey from web shorts to HBO is a fascinating one.

  • TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 — It Sure Happened! Episode 203

    TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 — It Sure Happened! Episode 203

    04/03/2019 Duración: 31min

    This podcast gets back to its humble beginnings with an episode all about HBO's iconic detective drama. Not only do Liz and Ben dig into the nuances of the series, but both THE X-FILES annnnd THE LEFTOVERS come up!

  • The Argument For an Awards Show Host: Episode 202

    The Argument For an Awards Show Host: Episode 202

    25/02/2019 Duración: 51min

    Liz and Ben are joined by SPECIAL GUEST Kate Erbland to dig into all of this year's drama surrounding the Academy Awards, especially why there were concerns over this year's Oscars going host-less. (Shockingly, Hugh Jackman comes up!)

  • Seems Like It Sucks to Be a Superhero: Episode 201

    Seems Like It Sucks to Be a Superhero: Episode 201

    18/02/2019 Duración: 29min

    This week, with two new eclectic superhero dramas premiering, Liz and Ben dig into why the genre continues to proliferate, and if it's sustainable in the longterm.

  • What TV Will Look Like Four Years From Now: Episode 200

    What TV Will Look Like Four Years From Now: Episode 200

    13/02/2019 Duración: 36min

    The image attached to this week's episode was the first one that popped up when searching for "the future of television," which is what Liz and Ben talked about for this VERY SPECIAL 200th episode of Very Good Television Podcast. (We did it!)

  • Counter-Programming the Super Bowl: Episode 199

    Counter-Programming the Super Bowl: Episode 199

    04/02/2019 Duración: 39min

    Liz and Ben may not really be rooting for either team during this year's Big Game, but they're fascinated by how the Superb Owl affects the TV landscape, especially when networks like AMC and Amazon use that special Sunday for their own ends.

  • The Power of Chris Pine Compels You! Episode 198

    The Power of Chris Pine Compels You! Episode 198

    28/01/2019 Duración: 44min

    Maybe it's not such a big deal anymore when a movie star decides to make a limited series for TV, but as Liz and Ben get into, there's something special about TNT's "I Am the Night," largely thanks to the second Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine. (Look at how many tattoos he has!)

  • The Importance of Picking the Right Protagonist: Episode 197

    The Importance of Picking the Right Protagonist: Episode 197

    21/01/2019 Duración: 40min

    Critics might be divided on "Black Monday," but everyone can agree that Regina Hall rules. Why isn't she the star of the show? There's the obvious answer, but Liz and Ben admit there's some nuance to it in this week's episode.

  • When Should A Show Reveal Its Premise? Episode 196

    When Should A Show Reveal Its Premise? Episode 196

    14/01/2019 Duración: 38min

    What's the upcoming Netflix comedy "Russian Doll" about? Ben doesn't know and Liz won't tell you, but they will discuss when it makes sense for a show to keep its premise a secret — and when it doesn't. (You'll be shocked to learn that "The Leftovers" comes up — but not for the reason you might think!)

  • 2019 Golden Globes Fantasy Draft! Episode 195

    2019 Golden Globes Fantasy Draft! Episode 195

    07/01/2019 Duración: 36min

    Before this year's Globes, Liz and Ben did a live fantasy draft, identifying their picks across all the TV categories. Monday morning will reveal who owes who a sandwich, but enjoy listening to their bold picks!

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