This Week’s MPN Podcast: Critic’s Choice Award Winners Recap; Amazon Relaunches Epix as MGM+


On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley cover some of the results from the Critics Choice Awards. Charlie highlights a couple of the winners he’s had on his to-watch list for some time: the stylish parody biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story and “The Dropout,” the limited-run series covering the high profile flame out of the biotech startup Theranos (both on Hulu). Charles has missed just about everything on the awards list, leading to the hosts discussing just how much there is available to watch. 

Afterwards is a quick rundown of a new streaming service of Amazon’s, MGM+. Interestingly, their four advertised original shows and movies are complete unknowns to the hosts, continuing the theme of the overwhelming amount of content to keep up with. And at the theaters, Avatar: The Way of Water crosses $1.9 billion worldwide and maintains its No. 1 spot domestically.

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