After two weeks with lighter coverage, The Televerse is back with another lengthy dive into the current TV landscape. First up, Noel and Kate tackle the week’s comedy and reality programming, from The Ranch Part 3, to the premieres of Wrecked, The  Great British Bake Off, Hollywood Game Night, and The Gong Show, to the latest thought-provoking installment of Independent Lens. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of The Mist and Queen Sugar, the finales of American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale, and new entries from Wynonna Earp, iZombie, Claws, and Twin Peaks. Afterwards, friend of the show and contributor to Vulture and The New York Times Angelica Jade Bastién returns to break down The Handmaid’s Tale with Kate, looking at the decision to adapt the famous novel over multiple seasons, how the series approaches race, and other questions prompted by the first season.

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Season Spotlight: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 with Angelica Jade Bastién (1:55:38)

Our Week in Comedy and Reality
The Ranch Part 3 (4:40)
Wrecked premiere (11:06)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (15:20)
The Great British Baking Show premiere (22:24)
So You Think You Can Dance (28:16)
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Hollywood Game Night and The Gong Show premieres (37:58)
Independent Lens (49:27)

Our Week in Genre and Drama
The Mist premiere (1:04:04)
Wynonna Earp
Claws (1:23:35)
Twin Peaks (1:26:27)
Queen Sugar premiere (1:27:34)
American Gods finale (1:29:30)
The Handmaid’s Tale finale (1:39:06)

Music Featured: “Fear Not My Love” by Gentle Ben and & The Rising Tide; “It’s On You” by Motion Cntrl

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