A guide to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu as they compete in the ongoing streaming wars and what it means for the stuff you actually watch
Stream Theory: The White Lotus Discussion
In this episode Jackson and Thomas discuss HBO’s new comedy series The White Lotus.
Stream Theory: The Return - Warner/Discovery Merger, Netflix N-Plus?! and Twin Peaks Season 3 - S01E02
Thomas and Jackson are back to discuss Twin Peaks: The Return, along with the latest streaming news. In this episode, we cover the WernerMedia/Discover Merger, and whatever Netflix N-Plus is. We also chat about why we’re not shilling Netflix anymore (for now) before taking a spiraling dive into the world of Twin Peaks. You can now watch the podcast on YouTube! Subscribe there to see new episodes or stay tuned to this feed for more. Links:Jackson’s YouTubeThomas’ YouTube
Emmys Ending Explained, I'm Thinking of Ending Things Not Explained
In this episode the guys discuss the CBS All Access re-brand, Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 and Quibi for This Just In (2:51)Then Jackson explains the Emmys to Thomas (10:16) And for Trending Now Thomas Explains I’m Thinking of Ending Things to Jackson (24:00)For The Queue (41:35) Thomas recommends Joe Pera Talks To You (Comedy Central), and Jackson Recommends The Boys (Amazon Prime).Links:CBS All Access rebranding to Paramount+ next year. Nielsen Top 10 Streaming Programs Quibi is considering selling. Lol. Please send comments feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are We Running Out of TV? Emmy Snubs, Brave New World
The critics are raving about Brave New World! Says Thomas Flight, "It's interesting if you're interested."This Just In: Are we going to run out of new TV? The guys discuss Netflix’s dystopian vision for the future of TV. At 15:41 there’s some talk about the Emmys, and which snubs have us the most upset.24:19 - Trending Now: Speaking of dystopian futures, the content this month is the Peacock Original Brave New World, based on the book by Aldous Huxley.37:04 - The Queue:Thomas recommends the last episode of Midnight Gospel (Netflix).Jackson recommends Corporate (Comedy Central). Links:Are we running out of New TV?Netflix Reveals The Next Phase In Its Original Movie StrategyThe pandemic has been great for NetflixIf you have any comments or questions, email us: email@example.com
Streaming Services Ranked, Streaming Addresses BLM, Da 5 Bloods
This Just In: HBO Max and Peacock have arrived! With this in mind the guys talk about how the streaming wars have progressed since they started the show. (26:39) They close the topic with a Streaming Tier List!33:06 - Finally they look at how streaming services are addressing Black Lives Matter.Trending Now: (36:50) This month Jackson and Thomas talk about Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest film comes at a apropos time. (Some mild spoilers so skip to The Queue if you want to avoid them). In the Queue: (49:52)Jackson: 13th or The Shield (FX/Hulu)Thomas: This Much I Know is True (HBO) or Home (Apple TV+) Links:Vietnamese Critic On Da 5 BloodsJackson’s YouTube ChannelThomas’ YouTubeSend feedback or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh Quibi You Failing Rascal - Also The Sopranos
This Just In: After the obligatory Coronavirus/TV small-talk, the guys talk yet again about Netflix, who had a great first quarter this year (6:32) They muse about how the addition of the Top 10 list might be helping them create more cultural buzz.(15:26) Quibi is failing horribly and blaming Coronavirus. Trending Now: (24:22) The Sopranos. Two millennial talk about it. It’s a show that started airing over 20 years ago, but recently a lot of people seem to be visiting or revisiting The Sopranos with their extra watch time. So the guys figure why not throw their hats in the ring. In the Queue: (47:50)Thomas: The Great (Hulu Original)Jackson: Avatar Last Airbender (Now on Netflix)Links:Metacritic’s Big List of Coronavirus DelaysNetflix has a great First Quarter Quibi Fails, Blames COVID-19We Have To Talk About Quibi YouTube Video
Great Tone and Great Takes!
The conversations about media on this show strike a perfect balance of casual opinion and thoughtful analysis. Skip Intro and Flight have such a relaxed and friendly rapport that you’ll find yourself nodding along in agreement regardless of whether you’ve even heard of the material being discussed. One of my very favorite shows.