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Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 32, a DCT Classics episode, discussing HBO's The Sopranos, why it is not a structurally perfect TV show, and the pros and cons of too accurately reflecting the misogynistic and macho culture of the Mafia.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel


Rating: 8.65/10

ABS-CBN News

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 31, discussing Peninsula, how this is not strictly a sequel to Train to Busan, and thoughts on the drive-in cinema experience.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel


Peninsula rating: 7/10
Drive-in cinema rating: 7.2/10


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 30, paying tribute to Mr. Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020), discussing his movies 42 (2013), Marshall (2017), Black Panther (2018), and Da 5 Bloods (2020).

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 29, discussing Disney's Mulan (2020), how this should not be compared to the 1998 animated version, and how this is like the Black Panther for Asians (arguably).

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 6.8/10

Variety

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 28, discussing HBO's Perry Mason, the great 1930s America period feel, and the awesome character of Della Street.

Background music used is from Perry Mason: Season 1 (Music From the HBO Series) by Terence Blanchard.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 7.7/10

Gold Derby

This quarantine, television has become our best friend. This year, the 72nd Emmy Awards releases its list of nominations for excellence in television, and while HBO's Watchmen tops the list with the most nominations, Disney+'s breakout series The Mandalorian is nominated in thirteen (13) categories.

Here are some of the other nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Stranger Things
Succession

Outstanding Limited Series
Watchmen
Mrs. America
Unbelievable
Unorthodox
Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Good Place
Dead to Me
Insecure
The Kominsky Method
The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self-Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Julia Garner, Ozark
Sarah Snook, Succession
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
James Cromwell, Succession
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Martin Short, The Morning Show
Jason Bateman, The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Cherry Jones, Succession
Harriet Walter, Succession
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

If you like reading long lists, click here for the full list of nominees.

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 27, discussing Netflix's The Old Guard, the awesome action sequences, and the start of direct-to-streaming franchises.

Background music used is from The Old Guard musical score composed by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 7.75/10


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 26, discussing Netflix's Warrior Nun, the tacky CGI in some parts, and the effectiveness of binge-baiting.

Background music used is from the Warrior Nun soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 6.9/10
What's On Stage

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 25, discussing Hamilton, the definition of a "true musical", and the use of hip-hop in musical theatre.

Background music used is from the Hamilton soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 9.25/10

standard.co.uk

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 24, discussing Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Will Ferrell's penchant for fictional characters in real-life competitions, and how Netflix is changing the game with running time.

Background music used is from the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 6.95/10

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