Streaming services revolutionized the TV-watching experience. There's no denying it! Everything's different now that we have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and the three new companies that launched while you were reading this sentence. There are now lots of ways to watch lots of great shows...but what if that system is unsustainable, counterintuitive, and worse than plain old cable in sneaky surprising ways? And what if there are other new amazing TV technologies that are comically weird and stupid? On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian and podcasting titan Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny) for a dive into the bizarre business decisions and technological missteps that make modern TV frustrating to watch in hilariously weird ways. And stick around for what Viewers Like You can do to have the best possible TV-watching experience.
Pranks, toys, holograms, and more bizarre ideas somebody (almost) greenlit.
Turns out EPIC BATTLES often featured AWKWARD BODILY FUNCTIONS.
There's something magical about a pilgrimage...but please don't ruin somebody's home doing it.
Listen for pop stardom, sports glory, and more careers you can try on like a hat if your dad is a dictator.