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Jul 08, 2020 50 min

Director Karena Evans on Moving to Television, Working on 'P-Valley' and 'Snowfall'

Karena Evans, who is most well-known for directing all of the visuals from Drake's 2018 album 'Scorpion,' joins Watch Less to talk about her new projects. Not only did she direct the pilot for Starz's upcoming series 'P-Valley,' but she also worked on an episode from the upcoming season of FX's 'Snowfall,' as well as a more secret project that she's currently working on. Later, Khal and Frazier talk the latest release date changes to Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet,' and reflect on some recent losses in the world of TV and film. 
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Jul 01, 2020 1 hr 23 min

Giancarlo Esposito on #BlackLivesMatter, Letting Gus Fring Go, and Living with Laurence Fishburne

Before Gus Fring rides out into the sunset in the final season of 'Better Call Saul', the phenomenal Giancarlo Esposito joins…Watch Less…to talk about the work he's put in on the critically-acclaimed 'Better Call Saul'. He dives into his initial concerns about returning to the character for 'Saul', the political climate and how actors have been responding, the Black Lives Matter movement and what he's learned as a mixed race child who wasn't originally from America. He also shares some dope stories about living in New York City with Laurence Fishburne back in the day. After that, Frazier and Khal offer some insight on Complex's recently-released Best TV Shows of 2020 (So Far) list, which features the aforementioned 'Saul" alongside shows like 'Insecure', 'Dare Me', 'Dave', and more. Related Articles: Best TV Shows of 2020 (So Far) 
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Jun 24, 2020 36 min

The Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rises

There was a time when Joseph Gordon-Levitt was seemingly in every popular film of every genre. After a brief family sabbatical, the actor-writer-Director is back in Amazon Prime’s “7500,” an intense thriller and reminder of the skills that made JGL so ubiquitous in the first place. Joe talks about why he chose this film, what he has next, some lingering Dark Knight Rises rumors and equality in Hollywood. 
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Jun 17, 2020 1 hr 3 min

'Watchmen' Writer Cord Jefferson on Black Superheroes & The Tulsa Massacre

Writer-producer Cord Jefferson has been around some of your favorite TV shows over the last five years, including 'The Good Place', 'Succession', and Damon Lindelof's 'Watchmen'. Jefferson breaks down working on the series, writing Hooded Justice's backstory for one of the best TV episodes of 2019, working the horrific Tulsa massacre into a modern television show, and much, much more. 
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Jun 10, 2020 1 hr 4 min

'Katy Keene' Star Ashleigh Murray Discusses Black Representation on TV and Life After 'Riverdale'

'Riverdale' vet and current 'Katy Keene' star Ashleigh Murray joins…Watch Less…this week to talk about everything from her transition from the world of 'Riverdale' to the more grounded world of 'Katy Keene', representation for black characters in Hollywood, and the importance of maintaining good mental health. Later, Frazier and Khal talk two big releases this weekend: Pete Davidson's Judd Apatow-directed 'The King of Staten Island' and Spike Lee's Netflix feature 'Da 5 Bloods'. 
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Jun 03, 2020 1 hr 0 min

'Insecure' Star Yvonne Orji Shares Stand-Up Journey Ahead of Debut HBO Special, 'Momma, I Made It'

'Insecure' star Yvonne Orji joins…Watch Less…ahead of the June 6 premiere of her debut HBO stand-up special, 'Momma I Made It'. She dives into talking about her Nigerian roots, how she got her start in stand-up, and of course addresses the Molly/Issa conflict of 'Insecure' Season 4. Before that, Frazier and Khal reflect on the protests taking place across the globe, Kendrick Sampson's story from the frontlines, and some real talk on the situation in general. 
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May 27, 2020 39 min

Kelvin Harrison JR’s New Chapter

Rising star Kelvin Harrison, Jr.'s 2020 is already on a new level: not only did he have a supporting role in Stella Meghie's 'The Photograph', but he plays alongside Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross in his latest film, 'The High Note'. He joins the pod to talk about singing for the film, but stays to get real on some viewers' opinions on his 2019 A24 film 'Waves' and even shares some information on his upcoming role for Season 2 of HBO's A24 series 'Euphoria'. 
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May 25, 2020 50 min

Jay Ellis on Directing HBO's Insecure, Lawrence Hive, Tom Cruise and New Film ‘Top Gun’

Did you know Lawrence directs? 'Insecure' broke formula for a special destination episode—and it was directed by none other than cast member Jay Ellis. Jay discusses his long-time desire to direct and the legends he learned from, and of course, he gets into #LawrenceHive (including which celebrities have pledged their allegiance) and if Issa and Lawrence belong together. We also get into the highly anticipated sequel, 'Top Gun: Maverick,' the personal connection he has to the franchise, and yes, some Tom Cruise stories. 
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May 20, 2020 1 hr 9 min

Normal People in the Outer Banks

'Tis the the spirit of the anniversaries of series finales for everything from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Mad Men', Frazier and Khal dedicate some time this week to looking at their favorite TV series finales, as well as giving a look at what makes up a memorable series finale. Before that, they are joined by The Ringer's Andrew Gruttadaro and The Cut's Kerensa Cadenas to talk about two buzz-worthy series that hit streaming services over the last month: Netflix's 'Outer Banks' and Hulu's 'Normal People'. Relax and take notes. 
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May 13, 2020 43 min

Is Molly Okay After This Week's 'Insecure'?

This week on 'Insecure', it finally happened. Issa and Molly's blow-up was epic that we had to bring in Tahirah Hairston—Teen Vogue's Fashion and Beauty Features Director and 'Insecure' stan—to discuss this explosive episode. From a discussion on who's wrong to predictions on how this situation could inform the rest of Season 4, the dive is deep, especially for those who sipping all of the 'Insecure' tea. Before that, Frazier and Khal discuss the untimely death of comedy legend Jerry Stiller. 
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