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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.
April 5th, 2013
Episode 302 of 578 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon talkabout whether it's really possible to capture the magic of a first season later on in a series. What do shows do to reinvigorate themselves and last a long time? They'll talk 'Law and Order,' 'The Wire' and 'Mad Men,' which returns this weekend. Next, they'll discussmovie red flags. What indicates that a movie, particularly a sequel, won't be good?All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.