#53 – Show Swap! Lincoln Lawyer vs. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
The one where we beg for more product placement.
Jul 28, 2023
We’re swapping shows and spending a night streaming in each other’s shoes:
- Will Chris jive with sad jazz law procedural The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix?
- And will Dianne boldly go where no Dianne has gone before watching a sci-fi rom com episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+?
But first! In the predictably apocalyptic news:
- Comcast doesn’t want ESPN (we called it!) but maybe the sports leagues do?
- Marvel’s Secret Invasion was a bust, but Barbenheimer is a hit! What does that say about IP?
- Netflix is hiring a Quamputer expert in the midst of a double strike…
- … and speaking of the strike: Is Netflix really poised to outlast the competition? Or is their international strategy falling flat?
- Oh, and guess what? DVDs are back, baby! And we love to see it.
🚙 Summer Show Swap: The Lincoln Lawyer
🚨 Extremely Light Spoilers for Season 1, Episode 1 🚨
- Number of Seasons Overall: 2 (Season In Progress)
- Where to Watch: Netflix
👽 Summer Show Swap: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
🚨 Extremely Light Spoilers for Season 2, Episode 5 🚨
- Number of Seasons Overall: 2 (Season in Progress)
- Where to Watch: Paramount+
- Comcast Exec Shoots Down Possibility of ESPN Deal With Disney – Todd Spangler, Variety
- Disney’s new vision for ESPN might include part ownership by the NBA, NFL – Emma Roth, The Verge
- Paramount Plus is (kind of) saving Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies with a DVD and digital release – Emma Keates, A.V. Club
- Netflix lists $900,000 AI job as actors and writers continue to strike – Lawrence Bonk, Engadget
- Netflix Global Content Strategy May Not Pay Off as Hoped – Tyler Aquilina, VIP+
- Netflix just axed its basic ad-free plan in the US and UK – Emma Roth, The Verge
- A theory on Netflix the killing ad-free Basic plan: The password sharing crackdown prompted mass downgrades and they panicked. US/Canada revenue is down from last quarter despite 1M+ new subscribers. – Jared Newman, Mastodon
- 'Star Trek': Jonathan Frakes on Directing Next Generation, Lower Decks – Adam B. Vary, Variety