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Unique Content material podcast: The frustration of ‘Home of Playing cards’ and its closing season

It looks like Netflix’s “Home of Playing cards” had an actual alternative for a recent begin with season six. Granted, the behind-the-scenes tu...

 

It looks like Netflix’s “Home of Playing cards” had an actual alternative for a recent begin with season six.

Granted, the behind-the-scenes turmoil in all probability made this season significantly difficult: Manufacturing was already underway when “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp got here ahead with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance in direction of him when Rapp was solely 14. In response, Netflix and manufacturing firm Media Rights Capital halted manufacturing and finally determined to rewrite the season with out Spacey’s character Frank Underwood.

If you happen to’ve watched “Home of Playing cards,” you understand that this will need to have been a huge change, since Underwood and his political schemes have been on the middle of the present for 5 years. Nonetheless, the earlier season ended with Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood taking on the presidency, so it appeared like the best time to rethink this as a present that’s centered on Claire.

What we received, nonetheless, was a season that’s nonetheless very a lot about Frank Underwood. Certain, he’s died offscreen earlier than the season begins, and Spacey by no means seems in these new episodes. However he nonetheless casts an extended shadow over the present, with all the characters targeted on the thriller of his demise and the facility vacuum he left behind. On the newest episode of the Unique Content material podcast, we attempt to clarify why we discovered this strategy so unsatisfying.

As well as, we speak in regards to the demise of comics legend Stan Lee and Hulu’s plans to create a number of collection primarily based on “Wild Playing cards,” a set of superhero tales edited by George R.R. Martin. This, in flip, leads us to the query on each “Tune of Ice and Hearth” fan’s thoughts: When is he going to complete the following ebook?

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Unique Content material podcast: Netflix’s ‘Maintain the Darkish’ is gorgeous, however completely mystifying

 

“Maintain the Darkish” tells the story of Russell Core (performed by Jeffrey Wright), a wolf professional who arrives within the Alaskan village of Keelut to research the disappearance of a younger boy.

At the least, that’s how the Netflix Unique film begins. On this week’s episode of the Unique Content material podcast, your common hosts are joined by Devin Coldewey to attempt to untangle what truly occurs within the film.

With out spoiling something, it’s most likely protected to say that “Maintain the Darkish” goes in some shocking instructions — it begins bizarre and will get weirder (and way more violent), as you’ll be able to see from our iMessage correspondence beneath.

There’s a proficient workforce at work right here — the film was directed by Jeremy Saulnier (“Inexperienced Room”), and along with Wright, it stars Alexander Skarsgard, James Badge Dale and Riley Keogh. There’s no denying that it’s a stunning movie, crammed with gorgeous photographs of the Alaskan wilderness. Ultimately, although, we weren’t satisfied that the wolf-y symbolism and copious bloodshed added as much as a lot of a narrative.

Additionally, as a substitute of recapping the most recent streaming headlines like the standard, Jordan takes a couple of minutes firstly of the episode to precise her admiration for “I Love You, America,” the Sarah Silverman-hosted speak present that lately started its second season on Hulu.

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Unique Content material podcast: We will’t resist the considerate glamour of ‘The Crown’

 

We weren’t anticipating to love “The Crown.”

Sure, there are proficient actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and sure, there’s an acclaimed author on the helm who makes a speciality of dramatizing actual historical past. However did we actually want to look at one other 20 hours of great, scripted drama about England’s royal household?

Nicely, we had been satisfied to offer the present a shot after it took residence a number of awards at this 12 months’s Emmys, and we had been completely gained over. It seems that among the questions that made us unsure concerning the idea (similar to: What’s the purpose of a monarchy in fashionable society?) are precisely what the present is attempting to discover.

And it will be exhausting to overpraise these actors — not simply Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, but additionally Matt Smith as her husband Prince Philip, Vanessa Kirby as Pricness Margaret, John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Jared Harris as Elizabeth’s father, King George VI.

On the newest episode of the Unique Content material podcast, we’re joined by Catherine Shu to debate the primary two seasons of “The Crown,” and what we’re hoping to see in season three (with Foy and Smith changed by older actors to play Elizabeth and Philip in center age). We additionally talk about recently-revealed particulars concerning the upcoming Star Wars streaming sequence “The Mandalorian” and plans for an interactive episode of “Black Mirror.”

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Unique Content material podcast: ‘The Handmaid’s Story’ is much more intense in season two

 

Whereas streaming and bingeing appear more and more synonymous, Hulu’s largest hit The Handmaid’s Story truly looks like an anti-binge.

A few of that’s simply Hulu’s launch technique, the place it doesn’t launch a whole season directly, however as a substitute comes out of the gate with a handful of latest episodes (two this week for the launch of The Handmaid’s Story season two), then reverts to a extra conventional episode-per-week schedule.

However there’s additionally the truth that nearly as good as it’s, The Handmaid’s Story is a tricky present to look at. After every episode, it’s possible you’ll need to calm down a bit earlier than returning to the dystopian way forward for Gilead, which is run by non secular reactionaries who’ve stripped most ladies of their rights.

Season one launched us to Gilead, and to our major character June (performed by Elisabeth Moss), who’s been enslaved as a result of she’s one of many few remaining girls who can bear kids. With season two, the plot will get transferring immediately, which makes it onerous to supply our ideas with out gifting away essential particulars. Nonetheless, we gave it a shot within the newest episode of the Unique Content material podcast.

We additionally cowl all the brand new exhibits and films that Netflix has coming in Might, the growth of CBS’ streaming service to Canada and Anthony’s preliminary impressions of Avengers: Infinity Conflict.

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Authentic Content material podcast: We drop by Netflix’s ‘Terrace Home’

 

Terrace Home is a tricky present to elucidate.

Like The Actual World and different actuality TV, the present places a gaggle of largely younger and engaging strangers collectively in a home. However that’s about the place the similarities finish.

On Terrace Home, many of the solid members genuinely appear to be rooting for one another. And whereas there’s drama, it’s scaled manner again, in order that passive aggressive remarks about soup can find yourself dominating an episode.

Darrell’s an enormous fan, so on this week’s episode of the Authentic Content material podcast, we checked out the newest season, Opening New Doorways (a co-production of Netflix and Japanese TV community Fuji). Sadly, that is his last episode as an everyday host, however at the very least he received to exit with a bang. (And we’re hoping to lure him again.)

We additionally coated the week’s streaming and leisure information, just like the (distant) launch date for Apple’s TV efforts, Netflix’s plans for Carmen Sandiego and new trailers for The Handmaid’s Story and Westworld. Plus, Jordan finishes watching the whole Star Wars saga.

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