Another mega week of premieres means there’s lots to talk about. But since the pilots have mostly just been ok, I jump right in to the veteran TV series, including Ray Donovan‘s excellent season finale, as well as the premieres of Homeland, The Affair, and The Leftovers. I finish up by hitting a few news highlights from the week, and do another quick TV Pilot Cheat Sheet at the end. (And don’t worry if you aren’t caught up with all of the TV, I stay general and spoiler-free — aside from Ray Donovan. But if you want to skip around, the time index is below).
You can also find full reviews of all of the new and returning shows mentioned here.
Intro — 0:00
Finales and Premieres:
- Ray Donovan Finale — 1:00
- The Leftovers Season 2 — 6:20
- Homeland Season 5 — 11:08
- The Affair Season 2 — 16:24
- Wrap-up — 21:16
News of the Week — 23:00
- David Cronenberg’s comments on True Detective Season 2.
- The new Jessica Jones teaser.
- Zack Synder in talks to bring a Watchman TV show to HBO.
- Phil Lord and Chris Miller developing a Serial TV show (but what about the Nisha call?)
- The premiere of The Last Man on Earth Season 2 (because I forgot it earlier!)
Outro — 31:00
- TV Pilot Cheat Sheet Part 2