The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 16: “License to Devs”

by Randy Dankievitch

On this week’s episode, Randy and Sean discuss the concluding hours of Alex Garland’s FX on Hulu miniseries, Devs, in what can only be described as a feast for the heart, and mind. On the menu? A delicious discussion about the many socioeconomic implications of Devs‘ core philosophic debate, a tasty pontification on its meta-narrative about creative control, and a delectable exploration of the binary constraints of stories about free will vs. determinism. Don’t sleep on dessert, either: their conversation concludes with an examination of what makes emotionally powerful sci-fi, and how traditional and modern series have taken fundamentally different approaches to that same goal. Bon appétit!

Shows discussed: Devs, Westworld, The OA, Black Mirror, Tales From the Loop


The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening.

Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)

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