In this episode:
- The Mall of America chooses its first Black Santa, causing an uproar online (classic haters gon’ hate story).
- Netflix confirms a second season of Luke “Chocolately” Cage.
- And BBC’s “The Wrong Mans” makes us laugh for all the right reasons.
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Question of the week: when did your parents break the news that Santa wasn’t real?
You’ve got a bright future behind you
A new study indicates Chimpanzees recognize rear ends like people recognize faces. “The findings suggest an evolutionary shift in socio-sexual signaling function from behinds to faces, two hairless, symmetrical and attractive body parts,” the authors wrote. — Washington Post
Why can’t Santa be black??
Retired Army Captain Larry Jefferson was selected to play Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Despite kids and families singing his praises, when the news struck online, the hate started pouring in. — NPR
What We’re Streaming
Kuromukuro Season 2
Directed By: Tensai Okamura
The Wrong Mans
Created by: James Corden
The Latest in Streaming
Netflix has renewed “Luke Cage” for a second season
Marvel took to Twitter today to announce that Netflix has renewed Luke Cage for a second season. The announcement comes after the first season premiered earlier this fall to extremely positive reviews about its take on the character. — The Verge
Starz is adding music, courtesy of Spotify, to its video app
Starz is integrating Spotify into its mobile app to allow users to do things like listen to a movie soundtrack or related playlist after watching the movie. Spotify subscribers can link their accounts to hear whole tracks. Starz will also recommend movies and shows based on your Spotify listening habits. — Recode
Mariah Carey will headline the holiday special “The Keys of Christmas,” which will stream exclusively on YouTube Red starting December 19
The show will include original performances from Carey, along with DJ Khaled, Ciara, and Fifth Harmony. — Variety
Hulu will now feature individual streaming profiles
This will allow up to 6 people to maintain their own personal watch lists on the same account. — Engadget
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