SVU #146: Inside No. 9 / Anthology Shows

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Anthology television series mean you can have a brand new cast and story in each new installment. Alas, when it comes to listening to Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit, you’ll have to settle for Matt and Alison every time. On this episode of Filmspotting: SVU, they discuss the British series INSIDE NO. 9, a collection of standalone episodes ranging from comedy to horror, but all set at a location numbered “9.” Then they talk about how episodic anthology series are a kind of intersection between TV and short films, and offer some new and classic recs, all available to stream right now.

Listeners’ Choice Review

Inside No. 9

Queue Shots: Anthology Shows

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Ray Bradbury Theater
Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories
Room 104

Behind the 8-Ball: 3 New Releases

Alison: I Am Not Madame Bovary / The B-Side / Kate Plays Christine
Matt: Conan the Barbarian / Mad Hot Ballroom / First films

2 Listener Recommendations

Alison: Crime Wave / Nacer Khemir’s Desert Trilogy
Matt: Crime Scene Cleaner / It’s Only the End of the World

1 Random Film From Our Netflix "My Lists"

Alison: Desierto
Matt: Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later