The South Korean work week, more Disney news, and Billions: Season 1
This is the 92nd episode of the Stream Team Show, hosted by Saeed and Cherie Gatson.
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Just when you thought YOU had it bad…
This week, South Korea passed a bill to reduce the country’s maximum workweek from 68 hours to 52, to boost quality of life — and population growth. South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, due in part to their workaholic culture. For context, the average employee in South Korea works 2,069 hours a year (about 40 hours per week in a 50-week working year), compared to the United States’ 1,783 (about 35 hours per week). — The Hustle
When #karma is a good thing…
A New Jersey-based food delivery company has agreed to pay the $1,635 fare of a man who took an Uber while drunk. The man, Kenny Bachman, thought the ride-share driver would take him to a house he was staying at near West Virginia University. Instead, Bachman fell asleep and awoke two hours later on a 300-mile drive back to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Eat Clean Bro said it will reimburse Bachman to thank him for not driving drunk. “Even in that state of mind he still made the right choice,” said company founder Jamie Giovinazzo. The money that Bachman has raised via a GoFundMe campaign will now go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. – FORTUNE
What We’re Streaming
Billions: Season 1 (Showtime via Amazon Prime Channel)
Created by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Toby Leonard Moore, Damian Lewis
U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures. — IMDb
The Latest in Streaming
Netflix and the Obamas’
Netflix and former President Barack Obama are apparently discussing plans for a “production partnership.” The deal, according to unnamed sources who spoke with The New York Times and CNN, would likely also include former First Lady Michelle Obama, though it’s unclear if the Obamas would be featured on-camera or behind-the-scenes as producers. — CNN
Disney rolls with Jon Favreau
Disney has turned to one of its favorite filmmakers, Jon Favreau, to produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” television series for its upcoming streaming service. — NYT
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