The Uberization of the Entertainment Industry?

horaceandpete-ep3We really do live in The Golden Age of Television. Never before has there been so much high quality stuff. Even so, Horace and Pete takes this to a whole new level, especially the third episode of the first season. Laurie Metcalf’s performance is breathtakingly good. You can’t take your eyes off her. Not even for a second. Louis CK’s writing is excellent throughout, as usual, but this particular episode is Dostoevsky-level awesome. Very powerful stuff. Probably some of the best TV I’ve seen. Ever. Incidentally, I paid $31 for all ten episodes of Horace and Pete—and I paid it directly to Louis CK (via his website). This isn’t the first time I’ve purchased content directly from Louis CK. First time was back in 2011, when he bypassed all of the middlemen and sold Live at the Beacon Theater on his website for 5$. Are we witnessing the uberization of the entertainment industry?

—John Faithful Hamer, The Goldfish (2016)

About John Faithful Hamer

John Faithful Hamer is a college professor who still can't swim, drive, or pay his bills on time. His sense of direction is notoriously unreliable, yet he'd love to tell you where to go. His lack of practical skills is astounding, and his inability to fix things is renowned, yet he'd love to tell you what to do. His mismanagement of time is legendary, as is his inability to remember appointments, yet he fancies himself a philosopher and would love to tell you how to live. He wouldn't survive in a state of nature, of that we can be sure; but he's doing quite well in the big city, which has always been a refuge for the ridiculous, a haven for the helpless, and a friend to the frivolous.

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