People staying home to avoid coronavirus exposure are ordering lots of things online. That requires lots of warehouse and delivery workers—some of whom have now contracted coronavirus. Workers in nine Amazon warehouses have tested positive for the disease.
Film and TV drama is booming, with the streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon offering audiences hit after hit on demand. But, according to the acclaimed director Mike Leigh, this comes with an unfortunate side effect: that young British film-makers are being held back by a powerful “new breed of executive”.
Sex Education? Nope. House of Cards? No thanks. Russian Doll? Maybe I’ll add it to my list and literally never watch it.
Is it the sheer volume? The sea of garbage? The fact that services once loaded with high-quality flagship shows are trending toward mediocrity? Is it the pressure? The endless social media vortex that swallows all matter and light? Are our attention spans so battered and bruised we can’t even convince our frazzled neurons to fire in the right direction?