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5 months ago

Derry Girls, The Mole, and Corden vs. McNally

Across the pond and down under, plus finally a good celebrity feud

We discuss Derry Girls and The Mole, two shows about groups of people trying to get what they want, episode after episode.

02:28 Derry Girls, streaming on Netflix in the U.S., strikes a sweet balance between teenage self-obsession and adulthood.

21:11 The Mole — Netflix’s revival of the early-aughts reality competition show — has some flaws, but is ultimately a fun ride for anyone who likes puzzles, heists, and gameplay.

42:04 Plus, culture notes about James Corden getting banned (possibly twice?) from Balthazar.


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