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Counterpart (TV Show)

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The Incomparable 505: It's Always Overcast In Berlin

“Counterpart” is one of the best TV series in recent years, and in the U.S. it’s finally available in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video. In this episode, we generally discuss why this show is great and you should watch it, and then after the Spoiler Horn we dive in to discuss the show’s second and final season, how the world(s) come to be, and the meaning of the show’s final scenes.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Dan Moren and Moisés Chiullan

The Incomparable 402: His Planet Is Terrible

Check that your documents are in order and prepare to make an unusual border crossing. “Counterpart” is a spy thriller with a science fiction twist. Featuring a great lead performance from J.K. Simmons and an incredibly strong supporting cast, this is a show that features exciting spycraft mixed with some serious questions about identity, the sum of our experiences, and the road not taken. We discuss the first season, with a spoiler horn before we get to the most surprising plot twists that lead into the show’s forthcoming second season.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, Dan Moren and Moisés Chiullan