TV's Top 5
TV's Top 5
Nov 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 - HBO Max's 'Wonder Woman' risk; how Netflix honors 'Selena'
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The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

  1. HBO Max taking bold swings (3:20)
  2. An end of an era for Conan O'Brien (14:30)
  3. More executive changes (20:12)
  4. Showrunner Spotlight: Moises Zamora ('Selena: The Series') (26:58)
  5. Critics Corner (1:00:32)

Welcome to TV's Top 5! Each episode features The Hollywood Reporter's West Coast TV Editor Lesley Goldberg and Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg breaking down the latest industry headlines. The podcast is broken into five segments, offering a deep-dive analysis of the latest TV news and a critical look at current and upcoming shows. Every episode of the weekly podcast includes an in-depth interview with one of the industry's most powerful showrunners or an up-and-coming new voice. Have an industry question you’d like to hear us address in a Mailbag segment? Email us at Stay tuned for future episodes and be sure to subscribe.

Hosted by: Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg
Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Watchmen, Trial of the Chicago 7
Yahya Adbul-Mateen II has skyrocketed himself as a new, impressive star with a growing resumé that includes Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Aaron Sorkin and DC's Aquaman. He isn't slowing down with roles in the Candyman reboot from breakout director Nia DaCosta, The Matrix 4 and George Miller's Mad Max spinoff Furiosa. We managed to cover much of his work, and he proved to yet another incredible guest, a first of hopefully many appearances on the show for the actor moving forward. This week's show also includes out top 5 most anticipated movies of 2021, Netflix's movie-a-week release schedule for 2021, we review the first 2 episodes of WandaVision and discuss the ever-shifting return of the theatrical experience. What's your favorite performance or film from the iconic Christopher Walken? We get into our personal picks this week, and prepare for next week's game in which we'll debate our favorite movie dogs. Let us know on social using #MovieDogBlend. This Week In Movies ------------------- * The Marksman * Promising Young Woman (VOD) * Locked Down (HBO Max) * One Night in Miami (Amazon Prime Video) * Outside the Wire (Netflix) * WandaVision (Disney+) ReelBlend Premium! ------------------ Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube ( for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show --------------- ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch --------------- We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. ( Timestamps (approx. only) ------------------------- 3:42 - Weekly Poll 13:04 - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview 30:40 - Morbius and More Dates Moving? 42:56 - Netflix 2021 Slate 50:44 - Gotham Awards Winners 58:40 - Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021 1:12:43 - This Week In Movies 1:24:23 - Our Favorite Christopher Walken Movies 1:36:35 - Outro/Review Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
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