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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: ‘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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