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Each week, TechCrunch's Anthony Ha and Darrell Etherington 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.
||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.