It can be hard to cut through the vast television landscape to find the gems that are worth watching.

Bob Thompson, the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, and a trustee professor of television and popular culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, joins Boston Public Radio every week to suggest his takes on the best and the worst that TV has to offer.

This week, Thompson chose himself as the worst of the week for failing to catch the now-infamous anachronistic Starbucks cup in the most recent episode of "Game of Thrones," Netflix's new psychedelic animated series "Tuca and Bertie" was his best of, and the series finale of "Veep" was his what to watch.