Welcome to another episode of TV Avalanche, where Brian Grubb and I try to sort out the best, worst, and most interesting things happening in Peak TV.
After a couple of weeks off since our last installment, we’re back with a very special episode where we check in on four of the year’s very best shows — including one apiece for each of us to declare the early frontrunner for our respective 2018 Top 10 lists — in Barry, Atlanta, Killing Eve, and The Americans. Lots to talk about with each, with full spoilers through the most recent aired episode, and I was especially glad to have a chance for an extended Killing Eve segment, since I’ve written nothing about the show yet for various dumb reasons, yet it’s a delight.
We open the show, though, with the roller coaster ride that was last week’s cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine by Fox, followed swiftly by its resurrection by NBC. Brian also offers parting thoughts on disgraced magician crime procedural Deception, I yell at him at some point about a whole in his viewing history, and we close things out with Brian grieving the end of the Philadelphia 76ers 2018 NBA playoff run.
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0:00 – 10:15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine lives
10:15 – 17:10 Deception dies
17:10 – 31:55 Barry
31:55 – 43:00 Atlanta
43:00 – 55:32 Killing Eve
55:32 – 1:19:05 The Americans
1:19:05 – 1:29:04 Brian Mourns the Sixers