The new season of ‘Queer Eye’ is exactly what we needed – TechCrunch

[ad_1] With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s nice to know that we can rely on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” to continue tugging at our heartstrings. The latest season was filmed during what looks like a sweltering Philadelphia summer, before the COVID-19 pandemic. The basic “Queer Eye” formula hasn’t changed, with the…

Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ has a rough launch – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “Space Force” is a new Netflix series that reunites Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the star and creative force behind the American version of “The Office.” And there’s an amazing supporting cast along for the ride, including John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Fred Willard, Lisa Kudrow and Jane Lynch. But as we…

The new ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ special is pointlessly interactive – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In many ways, Netflix’s new “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” special “Kimmy vs. the Reverend” is a delight. For fans of the show, it’s a chance to catch up with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), Titus (Titus Burgess) and all their other friends/nemeses on the eve of Kimmy’s wedding to Prince Frederick (Daniel Radcliffe). Creators Robert Carlock and…

Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ turns teenage pain into comedic bliss – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “Never Have I Ever” is a new Netflix comedy created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, loosely based on Kaling’s own teenage years. The show focuses on Devi (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who’s desperately hoping for a good sophomore year after the sudden death of her father — cue the awkward attempts to get…

‘Upload’ is a cheerful show about a nightmarish future – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “Upload” feels like a slight, funny show — until you realize that without the jokes, the story would be unwatchably bleak. The Amazon Prime Video series (created by Greg Daniels of “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation” and the upcoming “Space Force”) takes place in a near future where people can upload digital copies of…

Netflix’s ‘Middleditch & Schwartz’ might change your mind about improv – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We’ll admit it: Some of your Original Content podcast hosts are a little skeptical about improvised comedy. Of course, we can enjoy improv when it’s done well. It’s just that we’ve seen it done less well, often by friends who are so enthusiastic without being particularly funny. And our friends aside, live improv has…

‘Ozark’ keeps building tension in season three – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Netflix crime drama “Ozark” might not be exactly what you think of when you hear the phrase “high octane.” While there are a few big explosions, there are far more scenes of people talking urgently to each other while filmed in muted tones. A more apt description might be “high pulse rate.” Once…

‘Too Hot to Handle’ might be a work of evil genius – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Is “Too Hot to Handle” the dumbest show on Netflix … or the most diabolically brilliant? The reality TV series brings a group of twentysomethings together on a secluded tropical retreat, then — after a brief getting-to-know-you period — warns them that anything even coming close to sex will result in a reduction of…

‘Devs’ asks unsettling questions about free will – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We discussed our initial impressions of “Devs” on an episode of the Original Content podcast a couple of weeks in the past, shortly after the present launched on FX/Hulu. At the time, we noticed that even the present made time for bits of Silicon Valley satire, the temper was principally one in every of thriller…