Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Show: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A weekly news show infused with energy and a millennial perspective, Patriot Act did deep dives into some news stories that all of the other big news shows often didn’t cover – everything from hype culture to Indian elections to fast fashion.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Netflix canceled this series earlier this year, which feels like a huge loss. Patriot Act not only had a vibrant, charming, personable host with a valuable and underrepresented perspective, but it was also the most slickly produced news show on television. Its giant screens and incredibly detailed customized graphics, swooping in with a chart or a statistic to highlight a point being made, became a defining characteristic of the show and another way for it to stand out in a crowded field of late-night shows. But while the show aired weekly, many of its topics are evergreen, and if your watch lists are running a little dry at this point in the pandemic, I encourage you to fill the gaps by catching up with this insightful and often hilarious whirlwind of a show. Read More »

Reno 911! Part 2

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch the trailer for Reno 911! Part 2 on Quibi
  • Hasan Minhaj‘s Patriot Act canceled at Netflix
  • Stranger Things 4 won’t be the final season
  • Warrior Nun renewed for second season
  • Ozark season 4 details
  • And more!

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Hasan Minhaj Leaving The Daily Show

The Daily Show is a career launcher for comedians with such famous alums like Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, Jason Jones, Larry Wilmore, Wyatt Cenac, and even Michael Che coming through the show. Now correspondent Hasan Minhaj is graduating from the news satire program to get his own show, but not before offering one last solution to one of America’s biggest problems: MoviePass. Read More »