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1 year ago

The Diplomat, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, and writers strike

Bombs abroad and bombs away, plus let's go WGA!

We discuss The Diplomat and How to Blow Up a Pipeline, a series and a film about political maneuvering — whether from the backroom or from on the ground.

02:59 Netflix’s The Diplomat, a soapy and snappy political and marital thriller, is tailor-made for fans of The West Wing and Keri Russell.

22:54 How to Blow Up a Pipeline, available in theaters/VOD, could use a touch more texture in its too-neat package, but is nevertheless affecting — almost radical, even.

40:37 Plus, shout out to the striking writers!


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