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The Hollywood Read

Aug 4, 2020

Join us this week as we update the latest on The Tenet Situation, which is officially back on for a mid-pandemic release, and we break down the Emmy nominations, which don't entirely suck. New voting rules allowed for more nominations, and encouraged a more diverse group of nominees, which makes for a somewhat...


Jul 23, 2020

In an in-depth bombshell report, Maureen Ryan breaks down the fall of Peter Lenkov, one of CBS's "Sun King" showrunners accused of creating toxic and abusive work environment on his triad of hit procedurals. Join us as we discuss Ryan's reporting and dive into the other kind of Hollywood toxicity: verbal harassment...


Jul 15, 2020

This week we're discussing the epic flop of Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg's ill-fated streaming platform. Is it failing because of the pandemic? Or is it failing because Jeffrey Katzenberg's Hollywood approach is all wrong for what is, essentially, a social media competitor? Join us as we break down Quibi's...


Jun 17, 2020

This week we dive into copaganda and the insidious relationship between Hollywood and the military/police industrial complexes. We discuss police procedurals, war movies, and the effect of normalizing bad behavior by cops on TV. Join us for another dark AF episode!

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Feb 5, 2020

Kayleigh digs into the publishing controversy around American Dirt, Oprah's latest book club selection which is mired in accusations of appropriation and stereotyping. Then we do one last round of Oscar odds before the Academy Awards next week, and we talk Netflix's surprising decision to end The Crown after five...