Inventing Reasons To Watch Franklin

Krystal Farmer's back for Apple TV's take on a founding father, plus a Justified Canon submission and more!

It’s yet another expensive-looking and ambitious limited series from Apple TV+ — this time, Franklin, starring Michael “Gordon Gekko” Douglas as the flatulence-forward inventor of electricity. Is this limited series focused on the wrong thing? Is Franklin as a colonial weirdo better in smaller doses? And why isn’t there more farting? Later, we went Around The Dial with Loot‘s second season, Top Chef‘s Wisconsin season, and Carol & The End of the World, and then we took cover for an incoming Canon pitch about the Justified S01 finale. Cold Case won, Billy Joel fans lost, and Tara ran the numbers with us in a non-regulation Game Time. Pin a scale-model tall ship to your head and get ready for an all-new Extra Hot Great!