Episode #5×42: One Year ‘Til 2020, Millennial Sleeping Habits, Speeding Up Netflix

  • We’re a year out from the 2020 election, and we’re already exhausted. #sendhelp
  • The panel makes predictions about the Democratic ticket tin 2020 – do we really think Biden will hold this lead?
  • We have mixed, but mostly positive feelings about Apple TV+ and Disney+ offerings as we prepare for the domination of streaming services.
  • Andrew debuts a new “Millennials in the Media” segment, in which we compare our experiences to what the latest reporting is saying about us. Apparently we sleep all night (lol), we work all day, and we don’t ‘think,’ whatever that means.
  • Laura brings back the Washington Minute and goes over a tad. Not as bad as a Senate Filibuster though!
  • Netflix is testing a feature that would allow viewers to speed up to slow down what they’re watching. Stay tuned for Judd Apatow’s upcoming film about nerds ruling the earth and taking down the corporate Netflix devil.
  • Hidden from the Headlines returns, this time looking east at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. We talk about how the aftershocks of colonialism still plague us today.
  • Our BAE choice questions ask us to examine the SCOTUS ruling on Citizens United v FEC, our best holidays, and when it’s appropriate to put up that Christmas tree.
  • This week’s Confessional writer resonated with 5×39’s confession about discovering the existence of a secret half-sister. When to tell, when not to tell?
  • Would you rather… lose the ability to speak, or the ability to read?
  • Our recommendations this episode are taco holders (Andrew), Netflix’s “Explained” series (Laura), and “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by UnTuckit (https://www.untuckit.com and use code MILL for 20% off at checkout), Vistaprint (https://www.vistaprint.com and use code Mill50 for 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars), and Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to join Honey for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available exclusively on Patreon:

  • Delta opted for censored versions of films featuring gay lovemaking scenes. After backlash, they resumed use of the full versions of Booksmart and Rocketman, but why do they feel the need to censor in the first place?
  • Do we ever get paranoid about someone screen spying on planes?
  • The panel digs into their various neuroses about how and where they must sit on a plane.

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