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"Can We Win An Emmy For This?"

An episode of IndieWire's Millions of Screens

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Millions of Screens, IndieWire’s brand new TV podcast, provides an inside look at the TV industry, sharing conversations based in IndieWire’s original reporting, breaking down that ever-elusive Hollywood buzz about town, and highlighting thoughtful analysis of the best and most impactful series you’re watching right now. Hosted by TV Awards Editor Libby Hill, TV Deputy Editor Ben Travers, and Creative Producer Leo Garcia.
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Millions of Screens, IndieWire’s brand new TV podcast, provides an inside look at the TV industry, sharing conversations based in IndieWire’s original reporting, breaking down that ever-elusive Hollywood buzz about town, and highlighting thoughtful analysis of the best and most impactful series you’re watching right now. Hosted by TV Awards Editor Libby Hill, TV Deputy Editor Ben Travers, and Creative Producer Leo Garcia.

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'Fleabag' Is No. 1, But What Else Can We Learn From End Of The Year Lists
On this week's episode, Ben, Libby, and Leo talk through Ben's Best TV of 2019 list, where "Fleabag" claimed the number 1 spot, and delve into why we either enjoy/dread putting lists together, and what exactly we're seeking when we click on someone else's lists. Plus, we prognosticate about what insane nominations the HFPA may unleash unto the world Monday, and what the SAG Awards are likely to do two days later. 
28:47
December 4, 2019
Thankful For The Reginaissance, Too Much TV, and Werner Herzog
On this week's Thanksgiving-themed episode, Ben, Libby, and Leo discuss the elements of the 2019 television industry that they're thankful for, including but not limited to, living in the era of "too much tv," great second seasons, and Werner Herzog's continued presence on Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian.' We also coin the phrase, "The Reginaissance." And speaking of Regina King, we dig a bit more into this past Sunday's episode of 'Watchmen,' aptly titled, "This Extraordinary Being." Also, Libby regales us with tales from The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends, which featured speeches from noted comedy luminaries Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Carol Burnett, and Norman Lear. 
27:11
November 27, 2019
Netflix's 'Living With Yourself:' Cold Brews and Cool Guests Paul Rudd, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris
On this week's episode, Libby, Ben, and Leo invite the star and directors of Netflix's 'Living With Yourself' Paul Rudd, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris onto the pod as their inaugural guests. During their conversation, which took place over various sparkling waters, Rudd revealed using 'Celery Man' as an inspiration for his take on playing multiple versions of the same person, Dayton and Faris outlined some of the technical issues they encountered in trying to capture two Paul Rudds in a single frame, and everyone agreed that the stark contrast of comedy and tragedy within the original scripts is what attracted them to the project. Additionally, we chat about Netflix's upcoming David Fincher-helmed 'Chinatown' prequel, ask why Damon Lindelof hates dogs, and issue our first correction (kinda).
34:55
November 20, 2019
Disney+: "Is Disney Skynet?"
Disney+ has officially arrived, complete with a headlining Star Wars property, an animated spork explaining concepts like currency in two-minute bursts, and reams of nostalgia porn to stream endlessly. It's with this in mind, that Ben, Libby, and Leo discuss what exactly the arrival of Disney+ means for the rest of the entertainment landscape, including Disney's decision to air four FX originals exclusively on Hulu. Additionally, Libby regales us with tales from Apple TV+'s official awards season kickoff and both Ben and Libby posit theories as to why Netflix is launching the latest season of "The Crown" on Sunday, as opposed to their typical Friday rollout strategy. 
25:25
November 13, 2019
Is HBO Max The Only Streaming Must-Have?
With last week’s rollout of Apple TV+, next week’s Disney+ launch, and the news of HBO Max’s forthcoming streaming offering, Libby, Ben, and Leo take a moment to figure out just which streaming services they would keep when given a strict budget. Additionally, Libby talks about the premiere of His Dark Materials on HBO and with the release of Netflix’s The Irishman in theaters, everyone picks a miniseries (and/or limited series) they’d be willing to sit through in a theater.
30:47
November 6, 2019
Apple TV+: "'The Morning Show?' More Like The Mourning Show"
With the launch of Apple TV+ just two days away, and the review embargo officially lifted, Ben, Libby, and Leo dive into Apple's initial launch titles 'The Morning Show,' 'Dickinson,' and 'For All Mankind'  while discussing if Apple has done enough to educate potential customers on how exactly they can view these shows. Also, just in time for Halloween we discuss some of the scariest shows currently streaming, a list which includes 'Hannibal,' a show which Libby argues is due for comeback that would allow its titular villain to tap into the zeitgeist and literally "eat the rich." And we check back in with last week's top story regarding HBO's decision to release 'Watchmen' ratings last week, while diving into the Nielsen numbers for its second episode. 
31:13
October 30, 2019
HBO's 'Watchmen:' "It's 'Blue Bloods' with a Blue Guy"
Who Watches 'Watchmen?' On this week’s episode of Millions of Screens, Ben, Libby, and Leo discuss HBO’s decision to release the pilot’s streaming numbers, Kirsten Dunst’s award hopes with the end of ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida,’ as well as the upcoming premieres of ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ and the first half of the sixth season of ‘BoJack Horseman.’
32:56
October 23, 2019
"Can We Win An Emmy For This?"
In the pilot episode of IndieWire’s new TV podcast, Millions of Screens, Ben, Libby, and Leo discuss, amongst other things, their reactions to the season finale of ‘Succession’ (aka “the only good show on television”), the red carpet premieres of ‘Watchmen’ and ‘For All Mankind,’ and argue about the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the two new entrants into the forthcoming streaming war: Apple TV+ and Disney+.
39:21
October 17, 2019
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