Welcome to the 194th episode of Top 5 TV, hollywood reporterTV’s podcast.
Every week, host Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (main TV critic) breaks down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical aspects, welcomes presenters, executives and other guests, and introduces provides important guidance on what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).
We’re back after a two-week Thanksgiving hiatus with a fun and refreshing episode – what more do you expect from us?! — introduced Seasonal Review segment with special guest Alan Sepinwall and more.
Here’s how this week’s episode goes:
White Lotus, ScarJo, David E. Kelley and Epix were among the biggest TV-related headlines of the week.
2. Operating conveyor
Change the divine operator, Batman! Disney swaps Bobs, Burnett’s inability to survive after Amazon’s takeover of MGM, and the end of an era at CBS are all central issues as we examine the major changes taking place in the television landscape .
3. December TV preview
That’s a bunch of services as 2022 draws to a close. Yes, there’s plenty of holiday content on Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix, and pretty much everywhere you watch it, but not a lot of mainstream scripted content designed for the whole family to watch. This segment looks at the major releases coming in the next month.
4. Seasonal Review
In this semi-recurring segment, Rolling Stone Chief television critic and Friend of the 5 Alan Sepinwall come back to dive in Andor, Latest Star Wars series for Disney+. In their meaningful conversation, Dan and Alan explain why Andor was one of the best shows of the year and marked the show’s chance to receive an Emmy.
5. Criticism corner
As usual, each episode ends with Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend. He considers Willow on Disney+, by Amazon rich and three pine trees, Apple Slow horse and HBO Max gems under the radar Sort.
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