But here at the Original Content podcast, we don’t just judge shows by their trailers. No, we actually watched the first few episodes of The Rain, and we discovered a surprisingly compelling — even, at times, scary — thriller.
As the title implies, the danger in The Rain comes from rainfall, which has mysteriously been infected with a deadly virus. Our heroes, siblings Simone (played by Alba August) and Rasmus (Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen) take shelter in a secret bunker, only to emerge years later into a dramatically more frightening world.
In this episode, we also recap Hulu’s plans for offline streaming, the impending departure of HBO shows from Amazon Prime and a TV adaptation of the vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows. Also, speculation about the upcoming Star Wars prequel Solo inevitably leads to a long conversation about Wookie life expectancy.
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