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There's never been more TV, which means there's never been more TV to talk about. Join Entertainment Weekly TV critics Kristen Baldwin and Darren Franich for Best of Shows, a weekly watercooler conversation about the biggest things happening on the small screen. With celebrity interviews and snappy conversational energy, they'll try to answer a simple question: What should I watch?

There's never been more TV, which means there's never been more TV to talk about. Join Entertainment Weekly TV critics Kristen Baldwin and Darren Franich for Best of Shows, a weekly watercooler conversation about the biggest things happening on the small screen. With celebrity interviews and snappy conversational energy, they'll try to answer a simple question: What should I watch?
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There's never been more TV, which means there's never been more TV to talk about. Join Entertainment Weekly TV critics Kristen Baldwin and Darren Franich for Best of Shows, a weekly watercooler conversation about the biggest things happening on the small screen. With celebrity interviews and snappy conversational energy, they'll try to answer a simple question: What should I watch?

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English


Episodes

Timothy Simons talks “Veep Finale,” plus “Vida” and “What/If”

5/20/2019
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The man who brought Jonah Ryan to life discusses the end of the HBO satire. First, Kristen and Darren take a look at the Starz gentrification drama and Renee Zellweger’s soapy new Netflix series.

Duration:01:10:48

“Catch-22,” “Fleabag,” and “LA’s Finest”

5/13/2019
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Kristen and Darren talk Hulu’s literary adaptation, Amazon’s delightful Britcom, and the very bad “Bad Boys” spinoff.

Duration:00:41:13

Are spoilers really a thing?

5/6/2019
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Darren and Kristen on spoilers, and why the rules around them should change for the binge-TV era. Plus: Reviews of Chernobyl (HBO) and The Good Fight (CBS All Access).

Duration:00:46:29

W. Kamau Bell, Chambers, Dead to Me

4/29/2019
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W. Kamau Bell previews the new season of ‘United Shades of America.’ Plus Kristen and Darren review Netflix’s Chambers and Dead to Me, and check in with HBO’s Barry.

Duration:01:01:11

“She-Ra” showrunner Noelle Stevenson! Plus, “Cobra Kai” and “The Red Line”

4/22/2019
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The executive producer of Netflix’s delightful animated adventure “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” talks about reviving the ‘80s cartoon for a new generation. It’s a reboot-heavy week, as Kristen and Darren also dig into the cheerful new season of “Karate Kid” sequel series “Cobra Kai.” The critics also discuss the impressive ambitions (and less impressive dramatic failures) of the new CBS series “The Red Line.”

Duration:01:15:00

“Game of Thrones” and “Walking Dead” spinoffs talk! Plus, “Life in Pieces” and “Ramy”

4/15/2019
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Kristen and Darren talk about the excellent new Hulu series “Ramy” and the cheerful CBS family comedy “Life in Pieces.” Then, they take a look at the future of the “Game of Thrones” and “Walking Dead” franchises.

Duration:00:43:34

“One Day at a Time,” our favorite canceled TV shows, and “A Double Shot at Love”

4/8/2019
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Will the Netflix sitcom come back to life? Kristen and Darren discuss canceled favorites and take a look at the new shows “Fosse/Verdon” and “A Double Shot at Love”

Duration:00:52:58

America Ferrera talks “Superstore”! Plus: reviews of “Twilight Zone,” “Killing Eve,” and “Veep”

4/1/2019
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Kristen and Darren debate the second season of “Killing Eve,” work through their disappointment in “The Twilight Zone,” and ponder the final season of “Veep.” Then, America Ferrera calls in to talk about the brilliant fourth season of the NBC sitcom “Superstore.”

Duration:01:06:39

The Sopranos vs. The Wire, plus a comedy roundup

3/25/2019
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Kristen and Darren wrestle with this burning TV question: If you’ve never seen The Sopranos or The Wire, which should you watch first? Plus, a roundup of three very different comedies premiering this week: HBO’s Barry, FX’s What We Do In the Shadows, and NBC’s new bar-based sitcom Abby’s.

Duration:00:52:08

Arrested Development, The Village, Aidy Bryant

3/18/2019
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With Arrested Development back (again) on Netflix, Darren and Kristen lament the long, slow decline of a once-brilliant show. Meanwhile, Kristen and Darren vent their (many, many) issues with NBC’s overly-earnest new drama, The Village, and EW’s digital director Shana Naomi Krochmal interviews Aidy Bryant about her new Hulu comedy Shrill.

Duration:00:56:52

SXSW Bonus Interview: Kathy Griffin

3/13/2019
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Special bonus episode taped live in Austin at South By Southwest! EW’s Shana Naomi Krochmal talks to Kathy Griffin about her new concert film, “A Hell of a Story,” which details how she’s staging her own comeback following that controversial photo. Kathy dishes on what “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” gets right about being a female comic, why she does private stand-up routines for her neighbor Kim Kardashian, and what could be next for her on TV.

Duration:00:52:13

Game of Thrones, The Good Fight, Shrill

3/11/2019
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In an epic podcast crossover, Game of Thrones Weekly co-host James Hibberd joins Kristen and Darren to share details from the set of HBO’s megahit. Plus, the critics marvel over the transcendent third season of The Good Fight, and discuss Hulu’s new comedy Shrill, starring SNL standout Aidy Bryant.

Duration:00:45:20

“Superstore,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and Ricky Gervais’ “After Life”

3/4/2019
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By popular demand, Kristen and Darren take a look at the new season of VH1’s reality competition, with help from EW’s Joey Nolfi. The critics also discuss Netflix’s somber new comedy, NBC’s great workplace sitcom, and their concerns about the limited series boom.

Duration:00:58:59

“Better Things,” Marvel-Netflix, and “Leaving Neverland"

2/25/2019
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Kristen reviews the wonderful Pamela Adlon series, and Darren tries to figure out whether Netflix scored a win against Marvel. Then both critics struggle with the new Michael Jackson docuseries “Leaving Neverland.”

Duration:00:58:15

Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol, and the Network TV Pilot Game

2/18/2019
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Kristen and Darren struggle to understand why two different violent comic book TV shows debuted the same day. Then the critics discuss Anna Paquin’s new PopTV series “Flack.” And you won’t believe what happens when Darren tries to fool Kristen with the first ever edition of “Two Truths and a Lie: Network TV Pilot Edition.”

Duration:00:56:01

The Masked Singer, The Walking Dead, Miracle Workers

2/11/2019
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The Masked Singer exec producer Craig Plestis answers our burning questions about the bizarre Fox hit; Daniel Radcliffe heads to TBS as a high-strung angel in Miracle Workers; and Kristen and Darren wonder if the world really needs a Walking Dead “universe.”

Duration:00:57:55

Lance Reddick from “Corporate,” plus “Pen15” and “One Day at a Time

2/4/2019
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It’s a roundup of great current sitcoms, as Kristen and Darren discuss Hulu’s surreal-sweet middle school romp and Netflix’s family comedy, and Lance Reddick “Corporate” talks his TV loves. Also discussed, unfortunately: the problem with “Bull”

Duration:00:59:47

I Am The Night, Fyre Fest Documentaries, You on Netflix

1/28/2019
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Chris Pine sure looks good in TNT’s so-so I Am the Night; Netflix and Hulu excavate the outrageous money-burning horror of Fyre Fest, with mixed results; and Kristen and Darren try to figure out why they’re so unhappy that “You” (a show they love!) was a cable failure but a Netflix success

Duration:00:43:55

The Other Two, Star Trek: Discovery, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

1/21/2019
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Star Trek: Discovery lightens up for season 2; Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike tackles social issues with humor on Trigger Warning; and a chat with Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider about their hilarious new series The Other Two.

Duration:00:50:18

True Detective, Sex Education, Masked Singer

1/14/2019
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True Detective goes for redemption in season 3; Gillian Anderson returns to TV in Netflix’s sweet teen dramedy Sex Education; and Kristen and Darren try to decipher the appeal of The Masked Singer.

Duration:00:43:15