Fresh off of finally doing some work on a set, Chad takes to the mic to discuss topics no one cares about. These include HULU's PEN15 and SHRILL -- two obscenely funny shows about women working their way to power. One is about two 30 year olds playing teenage versions of themselves while the other is about a fat female writer struggling to fit in to a skinny world. Also on the docket: GOOGLE FIBER bowing out of a city it started in; LILY SINGH getting a late night show on NBC; SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE being accused of stealing two sketches; NETFLIX cancelling the greatest show on the platform -- ONE DAY AT A TIME -- and the reason behind all of the recent cancellations of shows with three seasons. Boy, is it a doozy.
Not even rain or being forced to record in the car (again) can stop this bad boy of podcasting! Chad returns to the mic to discuss a litany of topics including what will happen to THE SIMPSONS after the DISNEY/FOX merger and all those OSCAR nominations. Plus, Chad tries to avoid eye contact with the large amount of people that walk by his car as he talks to himself. What else is new?!
A whole slew of news chewed its way into the zeitgeist this week. Chad dissects them all one by one by one by one by- you get the picture. Topics include the HULU and NETFLIX FYRE FESTIVAL documentaries that made their way onto the services within a few days of each other; streaming becoming just as pricey as cable; NBCUNIVERSAL heavily hinting about their upcoming streaming service; CBS FILMS disbanding and a focus on streaming; VIACOM laying off PARAMOUNT NETWORK staffers; and VICELAND's new two hour variety show and how it's a last hurrah for the network.
Chad's back in the car for this week's episode. This time, he's parked outside of a coffee shop he just went to. Also there is a dog park. Nevertheless, he persisted. Plus: HULU reaches 25 millions subscribers; ROKU's stock hits new highs (after some lows); and NETFLIX's most watched shows aren't the ones it owns...which means, once the contracts are up, the streamer is going to be in trouble. You're going to be in trouble if you don't listen to this episode, dang it!
So much is going on this week so Chad gets right to it. Not even a little foreplay there, bud? That's your favorite part! HULU and AT&T are bringing more ads (???) to their services but not in the traditional way. Speaking of AT&T, they're raising the price of online cable offering DIRECTV NOW. Also, working at NPR as a temp is stressful and “exploitative.” And, again speaking on the previous topic, we're getting a WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME show from NBCU! Maybe. It's been tried before.
Plus: Chad finally saw DEATH OF STALIN after renting it twice; the CW's ELSEWORLDS crossover of the Arrowverse shows was exceptional but CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS will be f-ing bonkers; and NAILED IT HOLIDAY is a great addition to the Nailed It franchise.