“Hacks”: Film Review Podcast

Posted: October 5th, 2021 | Filed under: Film Reviews Podcast, TV | No Comments »

I’m a man of serious likes and dislikes. And strong, not easily swayed opinions about same.

So, when I noticed that another TV series slithered away with a couple comedy Emmys that might have gone to my beloved “Ted Lasso,” I had to take notice.

HBO Max’s “Hacks” focuses on an aging comedian of long standing residency at a hotel/ casino in Vegas. To freshen her material, prolong her career, she hires a twentysomething, out of work writer.

Jean Smart is the former. Hannah Einbinder, the latter.

Both have anger issues. They don’t become besties. From such tension, dark humor springs forth.

The series is worthy.

For significantly more detail, listen to my podcast below. (Ignore my mention that it’s set in Hollywood. I had a brain fart. It’s Las Vegas.)

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