2021 was a banner year for streaming, as many of us turned to TV and at-home movies for comfort, entertainment, and companionship during the second year of the pandemic.
For today’s special holiday show, producer Richelle Wilson and WORT news reporter Nate Carlin reflect on some of the notable moments in pop culture in 2021—the TV and movies that sustained us during Year Two of COVID and generated important discussions about social and political issues.
With the input of listeners, they take on topics like the popularity of Squid Game and whether its critique of capitalism holds up, the future of the cop show in the age of the defund the police movement, and whether we’ll ever flock back to movie theatres or if the new norm of home viewing is here to stay.
Discussed shows include:
The White Lotus
Mare of Easttown
Hill Street Blues