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Criticism Is Dead - Starstruck, Enlightened, and Emmy noms

Starstruck, Enlightened, and Emmy noms

Criticism Is Dead

We discuss Starstruck, a romcom for the modern age, and Enlightened, a short-lived series about trying to do good in a world that's not necessarily made for that.

03:39 Starstruck, streaming on HBO Max, is a perfectly short, simple, and sweet take on a romcom.

19:45 Enlightened, also on HBO Max, holds up remarkably well as an exploration of the human condition, empathy, and whether people can change.

35:53 Plus, culture notes about this year's Emmy nominations and some snubs.

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Music: REEKAH

Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu

Find out more at https://criticism-is-dead.pinecast.co

07/20/21 • 45 min

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