Episode 121 - Making Chids

Chad hits the airwaves to bring you his favorite topics of the week. This time he praises A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW; laments the E! NEWS layoffs; digs CBS ALL ACCESS's new kids shows; and believes the New York Times Magazine profile of NIC CAGE is engaging!

E! News layoffs: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/e-news-layoffs-1203294183/

CBS All Access kid shows: https://deadline.com/2019/08/cbs-all-access-adding-childrens-programming-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-danger-mouse-inspector-gadget-1202664783/

Nicolas Cage on Acting, Philosophy and Searching for the Holy Grail: https://nyti.ms/2TaLE0S

Episode 120 - Women Focused Lens

C+ Comedy has officially moved! A new office in the second bedroom of an apartment is just what we needed to make things better. Chad talks Comedy Central's new show SOUTH SIDE; REFINERY29 becoming part of Vice; and new features on the Google Pixel 4!

Refinery29 could be bought by Vice: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/vice-media-talks-acquire-millennial-media-refinery29-1203281915

Google Pixel 4's fave scan and gesture features:https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934770/google-pixel-4-face-unlock-project-soli-hand-motion-fingerprint-sensor

Episode 119 - 15 White Guys

With all this news, it's hard to keep newsing...news... I am so tired. Chad continues his march down the rabbit hole of berating streaming networks. Netflix cancels TUCA AND BERTIE and creator Lisa Hanawalt has some words for the streamer; CINEMAX may have a minimal amount of time left; LILY SINGH's new late night show has its writers but the LA TIMES points out that, again, late night lacks in women writers (and hosts and POC too); and more!

Tuca and Bertie cancelled: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/designated-survivor-tuca-bertie-canceled-at-netflix-1226830

Cinemax up in the air with loss of development: https://deadline.com/2019/07/future-of-cinemax-subscriber-loss-depackaging-casey-bloys-tca-1202653185/

Lily Singh’s late night show gets writers: https://www.vulture.com/2019/07/lilly-singh-late-night-show-premiere-date-writers-nbc.html

Women writers in late night: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-mn-late-night-movie-women-hosts-writers-20190612-story.html

Instagram getting rid of likes: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/22/20699316/instagram-like-hiding-update-feedback-data-countries

Spotify's stance on the Green New Deal: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/745062630/the-green-new-deal-where-spotify-stands-and-where-artists-wish-it-would

Episode 118 - Big Little Lies, Big Little Problems

Chad is back on the futon to mess things up! On this, the eve of San Diego Comic Con, all the good news comes from last week. The EMMY nominations dropped and they're as white as ever! Everyone saw this coming. And BIG LITTLE LIES saw an upheaval creatively behind the scenes.

Emmy Nominations: https://deadline.com/2019/07/emmy-awards-nominees-2019-list-shows-nominations-1202646541/

Emmys decline in diversity: https://deadline.com/2019/07/emmys-diversity-acting-when-they-see-us-black-monday-rupauls-drag-race-pose-lgbtq-people-of-color-1202646769/

Disney's Granddaughter had choice words for current working conditions: https://news.yahoo.com/i-was-so-livid-disney-heiress-visits-theme-park-undercover-to-see-worker-conditions-093000722.html

FX+ ending: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/fx-plus-shutdown-disney-1203265944/

Andrea Arnold says HBO took creative control over “Big Little Lies” season 2: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/big-little-lies-season-2-andrea-arnold-lost-creative-control-jean-marc-vallee-1202156884/

HBO stands behind “Big Little Lies” season 2: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-little-lies-director-drama-hbo-responds-season-2-report-1224152

Where “Big Little Lies” went wrong: https://variety.com/2019/tv/columns/big-little-lies-season-2-andrea-arnold-david-e-kelley-1203266474/

Episode 117 - I've Climbed Mountains

Chad has returned from his third ever vacation and he's packed with adventure stories to share with you! Plus, he's got some words about how modern movies like THE LION KING (2019) can look superb but also be very, super duper not so good. But what is "good" and "bad" anyway? Disney remakes, that's what...is...them.