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Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

“The Platform” is not a subtle movie. That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing from your hosts at the Original

Original Content podcast: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ launches with a bumpy, memorable season

Star Trek TV shows generally take a while to get good — but if any of them was going to have a strong start, you’d think it’d be “Star Trek: Picard.” After all, it returns Pa

Original Content podcast: ‘Tiger King’ might be the wildest show on Netflix

Netflix’s “Tiger King” is a docuseries focusing on the man who calls himself Joe Exotic — owner of a private park full of tigers and other big cats. We learn in the opening minutes

Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is agonizing in all the right ways

“Little Fires Everywhere,” a new miniseries on Hulu, can be hard to watch. Based on Celeste Ng’s novel of the same name, it takes place in the planned community of Shaker Heights dur

Original Content podcast: Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ is thoroughly unamazing

It’s been two-and-a-half years since the news first broke that Steven Spielberg would be rebooting his ’80s anthology series “Amazing Stories” for Apple’s then-unnamed st

Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Hillary’ retraces a controversial career and a heartbreaking election

While Hillary Clinton’s comments about Bernie Sanders (“Nobody likes him”) have prompted more headlines than anything else in Hulu’s “Hillary,” there’s a lot

Original Content podcast: ‘Devs’ is a strange and delightful technothriller

Given its name, you might expect “Devs” — which launched earlier this month on the new FX on Hulu — to be a “Silicon Valley”-style sitcom about the tech industry. And ther

Original Content podcast: ‘Love Is Blind’ adds a touch of reality to a silly premise

Even by the standards of romantic competition reality shows, “Love Is Blind” has a doozy of a concept: A group of men and women “date” by talking in pods where they can only he

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ offers spooky delights

At times, it can be hard to tell exactly who “Locke & Key” was made for. Adapted from a comic book series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, the show tells the s

Original Content podcast: ‘Mythic Quest’ is a likable comedy with a single standout episode

There’s plenty to like about “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,” a new series on Apple TV+ — its sympathetic-but-critical portrayal of the video game industry, its goofy-but-lik

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s Taylor Swift documentary feels like a guarded self-portrait

“Miss Americana,” a new Netflix documentary about Taylor Swift, is worth watching if you go in with the right expectations. At least, that’s according to two out of three hosts of th

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ provides a gripping, painful look at competitive cheerleading

“Cheer,” a new documentary series on Netflix, may be singlehandedly changing the way many people think about cheerleading. The show follows the competitive cheerleading team at Navarro Col

Original Content podcast: Apple’s ‘Little America’ chooses uplift over anger

“Little America,” a new anthology series on Apple TV+, has been widely described as the best show on the fledging streaming service. Here on the Original Content podcast, we aren’t r

Original Content podcast: Netflix goes to the Oscars

When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Monday, Netflix received 24 nominations — the most of any Hollywood studio. That’s thanks in large part to “The Irishm

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ is very fun and very dumb

Netflix’s “6 Underground” feels like a movie that belongs on the big screen. Sure, it isn’t part of a giant franchise (yet), and it doesn’t feature any well-known superhe

Original Content podcast: We choose our favorite streaming shows from 2019

For our first episode of 2020, the hosts of the Original Content podcast look back at the past year in streaming and each rank our five favorite titles. While our week-to-week reviews haven’t b

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Witcher’ shows off big muscles and bigger monsters

It’s easy to see “The Witcher” as Netflix’s answer to “Game of Thrones,” thanks to its impressive special effects and its big movie star lead (Henry Cavill, previously best known as Superm

Original Content podcast: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ makes some questionable choices

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opened Friday to mediocre reviews, though it’s not clear whether those reviews will put any real damper on audience enthusiasm. In the meantime, al

Original Content podcast: ‘The Crown’ embraces middle age

“The Crown” has returned to Netflix with a new cast — Olivia Colman as a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth, Tobias Menzies as her husband Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as her sister P

Original Content podcast: Reasons to be thankful for streaming and Star Wars

Since it’s a holiday week for those of us in the United States, we’ve put together an (even more) unstructured episode of the Original Content podcast. Among other things, this gives us a
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