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Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is agonizing in all the right ways

“Little Fires Everywhere,” a brand new miniseries on Hulu, will be exhausting to observe.

Based on Celeste Ng’s novel of the identical title, it takes place within the deliberate neighborhood of Shaker Heights throughout the 1990s, the place the arrival of artist Mia (Kerry Washington) and her daughter Pearl (Lexi Underwood) units one thing into movement that (we’re advised within the opening scene) will finally lead to a fireplace that burns the lavish dwelling of the rich Robinsons to the bottom.

While the present has loads of distinctive characters, it facilities to a big extent on the prickly relationship between Mia and Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon). Every scene between them feels fraught, as Elena’s awkward and condescending makes an attempt to show that she’s a great particular person (and a not racist) are repeatedly rebuffed.

For causes that it will be too spoiler-y to reveal right here, the 2 of them finally discover themselves in battle, and their youngsters, together with Elena’s husband (it’s genuinely mind-blowing to see Joshua Jackson — Pacey from “Dawson Creek” — as a 40-something dad), get pulled in as effectively.

On at this time’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we evaluate “Little Fires Everywhere,” laying out all of the ways in which the present’s preliminary episodes impressed us. We additionally supply some normal suggestions for what to stream whilst you’re caught at dwelling.

You can pay attention within the participant under, subscribe utilizing Apple Podcasts or discover us in your podcast participant of alternative. If you just like the present, please tell us by leaving a evaluate on Apple. You also can ship us suggestions straight. (Or counsel exhibits and flicks for us to evaluate!)

And in case you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:

0:00 Intro
1:09 Streaming suggestions
11:15 “Little Fires Everywhere” evaluate
39:34 “Little Fires Everywhere” spoiler dialogue (spoilers for first three episodes)


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