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$80 Christmas trees, the new viagra, and Netflix original Atypical

This is the 80th episode of the Stream Team Show, hosted by Saeed and Cherie Gatson.

In this episode:

  • Americans are willing to pay more and more for Christmas trees,
  • Viagra is now a little white pill and much cheaper,
  • And Netflix original Atypical earns a second season for its fantastic writing and cast.


Scroll below for links & show notes…

Say What?

Nothing says Christmas more than an expensive ass tree

According to survey data from the National Christmas Tree Association (which, by the way, exists), the price of the average Christmas tree has spiked 125% over the past 3 years. As recently as 2013, a tree would only set you back about $35; in 2016, they were up to $75 a pop. This season, it’s purported to be up to $80 — a record high. — The Hustle

Clearance viagra

On Monday, drugmaker Pfizer will launch a cheaper generic version of Viagra in the U.S. Although Viagra is blue and trades for $65-per-pill, the generic version will be white and will sell for half the price. — Fortune

What We’re Streaming

Solo stream: Atypical (Netflix)

Created by: Robia Rashid

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Pain, Michael Rapaport

Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. — IMDb

Mindhunter (Netflix)

Created by: Joe Penhall

Starring:  Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. — IMDb

The Latest in Streaming

Disney keeps the punches coming (this one totals $52B)

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion. — NYT

Another good read here

Redbox is yet another player trying to get a piece of the streaming pie

Redbox has launched a new on-demand streaming service, which will allow users to buy and rent digital movies and TV shows. — The Verge

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