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Each week, TechCrunch's Anthony Ha and Jordan Crook talk about what's new in original streaming shows, movies, comics and more. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime – if it's new, original, and available to stream on the web or mobile, you'll hear about it here first.
||CleanThe Chilling Adventures of Sabrina||This week, Jon Shieber joins us to review Netflix's spooky reboot of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." We also discuss the evolution of Netflix's theatrical strategy, some stats about streaming growth and new details about the final season of "Game of Throne||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Haunting of Hill House||Just in time for Halloween, we're joined by Devin Coldewey to review "The Haunting of Hill House," which is kinda based on Shirley Jackson's classic novel. We also discuss "Red Dead Redemption 2" and the end of FilmStruck.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetflix's Hold the Dark||This week, we're joined by Devin Coldewey to review Hold the Dark, a beautiful-but-mystifying film on Netflix. Before that, we take a few minutes to show our appreciation for Sarah Silverman's new-ish show on Hulu, I Love You, America.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Crown, Season 1 and 2||This week, we're joined by Catherine Shu to review the first two seasons of "The Crown" on Netflix. We also discuss recently-revealed details about "The Mandalorian," a.k.a. the first Star Wars show for Disney's streaming service, as well as plans for a||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManiac on Netflix||This week, we offer our initial thoughts on "Maniac", a new science fiction series on Netflix starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. We also discuss the launch of CollegeHumor's subscription service Dropout, and whether we'd consider signing up.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharp Objects||We're joined by Anna Escher as take a break from streaming reviews to discuss HBO's "Sharp Objects," a Missouri-set mystery starring Amy Adams as a troubled journalist. (There are some mild spoilers throughout the episode, but there's a warning before w||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsatiable on Netflix||This week, Original Content's original co-host Darrell Etherington re-joins us to review "Insatiable," the infamous new Netflix comedy that's been renewed for a second season (though that happened after we recorded the episode). We also discuss Henry Ca||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvil Genius and more true crime||This week, we review a selection of true crime shows on Netflix, including Evil Genius, The Staircase, Manunter: Unabomber and MIndhunter. We also have thoughts about Hulu's potential revival of Veronica Mars and Netflix buying the rights to The Great B||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo All The Boys I've Loved Before||This week, we're joined by Taylor Nakagawa to review Netflix's new high school romantic comedy "To All The Boys I've Loved Before." We also discuss Amazon's rumored plans to buy a movie theater chain, the fact that "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't a Netflix mo||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisenchantment on Netflix||This week, we're joined by Brian Heater to review "Disenchantment," the new Netflix animated series from the creator of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama." We also discuss Apple's plans for comedy from the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" team, as well as||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe new season of Orange Is The New Black||This week, Megan Rose Dickey joins us to discuss Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black. We also cover Netflix's pickup of an Andy Serkis-directed version Animal Farm, the streamer's plans for a Madam CJ Walker series starring Octavia Spencer, and the ongo||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHulu's Castle Rock||This week, Sarah Perez joins us to review Castle Rock, the new Stephen King-inspired show on Hulu. We also discuss James Gunn's firing from Guardians of the Galaxy and Discovery's plans for a streaming service of its very own.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNetflix's Nanette||This week, we're joined by Brian Heater to review Nanette, a comedy special from Hannah Gadsby that challenges the format of your standard comedy special — while still being pretty funny itself. We also discuss this year's Emmy nominations, which saw||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer movie madness!||This week, we're joined by Greg Kumparak to argue about some of the big movies of the spring and summer, including A Quiet Place, Solo, The Incredibles 2, Ocean's 8 and Avengers: Infinity War. Also covered: The new superhero-centric streaming service fr||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe new Netflix rom com Set It Up and Instagram's new YouTube competitor||This week, we're joined by Jon Shieber to review the new Netflix romantic comedy "Set It Up." We also discuss the latest streaming video news, including Instagram's big product announcement, plus Apple's decision to pick up "Little America" and partner||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQueer Eye Season 2 and consolidation fever||We're joined by Henry Pickavet, editorial director at TechCrunch and co-host of the CTRL+T podcast, to discuss the second season of Netflix's Queer Eye revival. We also look at the ramifications of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner going through — and||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitArrested Development and the future of The Expanse||This week, we're joined by Lucas Matney to discuss Arrested Development's new season (well, the first half of the new season) and whether or not the recent controversy affects our perspective on the show. Plus, we look at Amazon's decision to revive The||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear White People and Netflix's unending flood of content||This week, we're joined by Megan Rose Dickey to discuss the new season of the Netflix series 'Dear White People.' We also talk about Netflix's ambitious originals schedule for the rest of the year, Amazon's upcoming show from Jordan People and the fact||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNetflix releases The Rain and Hulu renews The Handmaid's Tale||This week, we're joined by Brian Heater to review The Rain, a Danish Netflix series that sees the world's water supply infected with a deadly disease. We also discuss Hulu's upcoming shows, the departure of HBO's old catalogue from Amazon Prime, and our||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Handmaid's Tale and Avengers: Infinity War||This week, we're joined by our colleague Sarah Perez to discuss our initial impressions of "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 2. We also cover Netflix's lineup for May, expansion plans for CBS All Access, and Marvel's most crossover-y crossover yet, "Avengers||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLost in Space, Ready Player One, and AT&T's new streaming service||This week, we review Netflix's new version of "Lost in Space" and weigh in on Steven Spielberg's movie based on "Ready Player One." We also discuss AT&T's hints at a cheaper streaming package, the new ESPN+, and Amazon's latest sci-fi adaptation.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetflix's Queer Eye, MoviePass, and a Stranger Things lawsuit||This week, we review Netflix's revival of "Queer Eye," which transplants the surprisingly moving makeover series to Georgia. We also discuss MoviePass' acquisition of Moviefone, as well as a lawsuit against the creators of "Stranger Things."||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTerrace House, Carmen Sandiego and Apple||This week we dive into the Netflix phenomenon that is Terrace House, focusing on the new series 'Opening New Doors' that's just been added. Also, why in the world is Netflix rebooting Carmen Sandiego?||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Looming Tower, Amy Poehler's 'Wine Country' and a royal pay disparity||This week, your hosts Jordan Crook and Anthony Ha discuss "The Looming Tower," Hulu's fact-based series about the FBI and CIA investigations into Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda before the events of 9/11.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJessica Jones is back, and Hulu nabs a Reese Witherspoon show||This week, we reviewed Marvel's Jessica Jones, season two on Netflix. Also, DC brings Ava DuVernay's fantatic vision to 'New Gods' and Hulu picks up a series from Reese Witherspoon. Plus, Jordan continues her very important history lesson regarding a ga||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEverything Sucks! doesn't suck. Plus, Obama Netflix||We checked out Netflix's 90s throwback coming of age series Everything Sucks! It provoked a surprising reaction in some of us. Also, Netflix is talking to the Obamas about original programming and the Oscars apparently happened.||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNetflix's Mute, and murder entrapment for fun||Netflix has a doozy of a stinker on its hands with 'Mute,' the new original film created by 'Moon' and 'WarCraft' director Duncan Jones. Seperately, why is Netflix letting British people try to trick other British people into committing fake murder?||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Panther, Babylon Berlin and bad James Corden||We (well two of us) saw Black Panther and couldn't contain our excitement so that became the second of two reviews this week, including Netflix's Babylon Berlin. Also Darrell goes into even more detail about his deep, deep hatred of television's James C||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArnold Schwarzenegger, Kumail Nanjiani, and The Cloverfield Paradox||This week, we review 'The Cloverfield Paradox,' the science fiction/horror film that Netflix released right after the Super Bowl. We also discuss Amazon's just-announced Western starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Apple's immigrant-focused series from Kumai||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAltered Carbon and streaming TV stats||This week, we review the new Netflix series "Altered Carbon." Also, YouTube TV's expansion and the growth of HBO Now leads to a broader discussion of cable unbundling and Jordan's ideal home video setup. Darrell also recounts an autonomous driving accid||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Oscars, Ozark, and Logan Paul redux||This week, there's a lot in the news, including a bunch of Oscar nominations for streaming shows, and a mini-review of Black Lightning, a new CW superhero show. Also, we get into Ozark, Jason Bateman's Netflix original series.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitElectric Dreams, The Handmaid's Tale S2 and Obama||You get a trio of power this week with Jordan, Darrell and Anthony all together to discuss Amazon original 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.' It's sort of like Black Mirror, but better AND worse. Also, thoughts on The Handmaid's Tale season 2 trailer.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Mirror, Hulu's big year and more fallout for Logan Paul||This week, we reviewed Season 4 of Netflix's 'Black Mirror," debating which episodes we loved and which ones fell short. We also discussed Hulu's growth in 2017 and the latest developments in the Logan Paul controversy.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBright, Logan Paul and Apple's latest series||This week, a lot of the news in streaming content focused on Bright, Netflix's big budget original film starring Will Smith. It broke records for Netflix viewership, but critics hated it. We have our own thoughts. Also YouTuber Logan Paul screwed up, no||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars: The Last Jedi and Apple's own space opera||We're pretty laser-focused on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (lasers, get it?) this week, since Anthony saw a press screening and Darrell has already seen it not once, but twice – with very different results. Besides our TLJ review, we also talk about Netfl||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMudbound, Disney/Fox and net neutrality||This week, a cloud hangs over the podcast in the form of the death of net neutrality at the hands of bonkers FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. In happier news, we imagine all the wonderful Marvel Universe possibilities that come with Disney's Fox acquisition. And||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHouse of Cards, Godless and Avengers: Infinity War||This week, we review the original Netflix limited series Godless, a cowboy western with a lot going for it. Also, we talk about whether House of Cards will return, the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer and Apple spending on original content.||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvel's The Punisher and Amazon's Lord of The Rings series||This week, it's a very special Thanksgiving episode – you can give thanks that we only went about half the time we usually do. But we cover Amazon's Lord of the Rings prequel series and a review of Netflix's The Punisher.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarvel's Runaways, Lord of the Rings, and Netflix comics||Lord of the Rings as a streaming TV series? It might happen. Also, Netflix is releasing a comic book with Mark Millar, and Harry Potter is getting its very own Pokémon Go. Plus, we enjoy an early look at Marvel's Runaways, coming to Hulu later this mon||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStranger Things 2, Thor, The Twilight Zone and Kevin Spacey||This week, we marathoned Stranger Things 2 to share our thoughts on the follow-up to the Netflix hit at length. Also, we both watched Thor, and The Twilight Zone getting revived for CBS All Access.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple's content plans, Star Trek's renewal, and Halloween horror recs||With Halloween almost here, we offer our recommendations on horror movies worth watching on Netflix and other streaming services. Plus, we discuss new details about Apple's original content strategy, new funding for Netflix, and the renewal of "Star Tre||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarvel's Inhuman catastrophe, The Punisher, and Han Solo||We couldn't resist talking about the travesty that is Marvel's Inhumans on ABC, one fo the worst television shows of all time. Also, plenty to discuss between Amazon's Roy Price drama, its neverending spending and The Punisher's release date.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitApple, Steven Spielberg, Star Wars and The Meyerowitz Stories||This week, we check out Netflix's Noah Baumbach film starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. Also, Movies Anywhere? You must be joking. And Hollywood's biggest bad guy is bad for streaming, too.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBig Mouth, Amazon's sci-fi shift, Netflix price hike, Roku and more||We watched Nick Kroll's Big Mouth animated Netflix comedy this week. Plus, we have thoughs on Netflix's price increase, Amazon's big name sci-fi adaptations, Roku's new hardware, DisneyNow and more.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Trek: Discovery, YouTube, Echo Fire TV and the Inhumanity||This week is all about Star Trek: Discovery! Well not all about it, but we talk a lot about the new show since we're both very excited about Star Trek's return to television. Also, Amazon's new 4K Fire TV and Echo devices.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Emmys, The Handmaid's Tale, Crackle, Star Trek – Live from Disrupt SF!||This week, we're live from TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, where we spoke to Ben Ketai, creator of Crackle's Chosen and StartUp, as well as Eric Berger, Sony Pictures Television EVP and GM of Crackle. We also covered the news, including The Handmaid's Tale||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple TV 4K, American Vandal, Amazon Prime Video and Wong Kar-wai||The big fall Apple event was this week, so that sucked up a lot of the air in terms of news. But the Apple TV 4K is interesting from an original content perspective, so we talk about its impact. Also, Amazon Prime Video's strategy shift and we review Am||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitApple, Amazon and Bond; Disney and Marvel/Star Wars; and Netflix's Little Evil||This week, we talk about the big news that Apple and Amazon are competing with movie studios for James Bond rights. Also, Disney will indeed bring its Marvel and Star Wars movies exclusively to its own streaming service. Plus, we review Little Evil, a N||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Tick, Hulu Live TV, Seinfeld on Netflix, and Facebook Watch||This week, we watched season 1 of The Tick on Amazon Prime Video and we have thoughts. Also, we talk about Hulu's live TV offering and The CW, home to amazing bad DC shows. Plus, the Seinfeld Netflix project, Facebook Watch and hardboiled Victorian faer||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnapchat, Stranger Things, Lady Gaga, h3h3 and MORE Marvel's Defenders||This week, we wrap up our review of Marvel's The Defenders. Did we like it? Hard to say, really. But first, all the streaming content news from this past week, including Snapchat doing original shows, Stranger Things getting a third season before the se||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Defenders, Apple's $1 billion content push and Shonda Rhimes||This week, we got to check out The Defenders, the latest Netflix/Marvel series. Also, Apple's going to spend $1 billion on original content next year – but will it be any good? Plus, Netflix signs hitmaker Shonda Rhimes away from Disney's ABC. Scandal||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetflix, Disney, Mark Millar, Robert Kirkman and OKJA!!!!||On our very first episode, we discuss the Disney/Netflix split, Netflix courting Mark Millar and Amazon Prime doing a deal with The Walking Dead's Robert Kirman. This week's featured original content is the Netflix feature film Okja, from Snowpiercer di||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
For me, the entirety of a podcast, no matter how good the content is, can come crumbling down due to the slightest thing.
For some reason, I'm sensitive to certain sounds that are generally considered innocuous. Chewing or taking with a full mouth are intolerable to me, but I think people would back me up on those. This podcast has one host who claims to have been podcasting since day 1. In all that time, I'm sure someone has called out his cracking voice. It's subtle, but with no discernable pattern. It's noticeable, and grating over the course of an hour. It's such an annoying sound that I'm sure my blood pressure spiked.
The content itself was great. I listened to the episode about horror movie recommendations, which is generally a surefire way to gain me as a fan, but even my favorite subject matter couldn't get me passed that cracking voice.
So, in the end, all I can say is: keep it up, dudes. Great conversation with intelligent back-and-forth, but I simply can't listen to this podcast without losing my mind.
Medicore at best
While I love the topic and general concept of the show, the execution needs major improvements. Particularly the one host, (the guy from Canada) seems to forget information regarding news while on the air constantly. He also seems rather inexperienced in this topic, and doesn't come across as that knowledgable. Overall, I recommend you skip this podcast.
Really wanted to love this
I really wanted this to be good because they cover a lot of the original shows that the streaming services have created, but it’s mediocre. Half the time they talk about a TV series, they haven’t even finished it, which I find annoying considering shows like insatiable and haunting of hill house get so wild toward the end. Also one of the hosts doesn’t provide any valuable analysis. She has a hard time elaborating on her thoughts and it seems like her and the other hosts have a strange, clashing chemistry. Wouldn’t recommend.