The CaPC 25 for 2016 continues to build its list of the “best of the best” of pop culture for 2016. S.D. Kelly, Tyler Burns and Luke T. Harrington join Jonathan as they debate between three different nominations to add to the list: Netflix, the documentary The Art of Organized Noize and the book Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v Wade.
Netflix has taken the old saying of “a hundred channels with nothing to watch” and turned it on its head by giving us one “channel” with hundreds of things to watch. Netflix has changed the way we consume scripted episodic television which has an effect on how we spend our binge consuming shows, talking about them and often times feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices available to us.
The Art of Organized Noize is a documentary from Quincy Jones III that details the rise to fame of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, Sleepy Brown and their Atlanta based hip-hop production house Organized Noize. The trio is known for producing hits such as TLC’s Waterfalls and the production behind the first hip-hop/rap album to win a Grammy in 2004 OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The unique sound that eschews samples for live musicians brought the group to the forefront along with all that fame and fortune brings to the table.
Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v Wade peers behind the modern history of the pro-life movement and focuses on the New Deal era. Author Daniel K. Williams looks at the movement when it was known as a Civil Rights issue that saw the unification of then Democrats, Republicans, Catholics, and even a few Planned Parenthood employees.
Which one of these three will earn the spot on The 25?
The 25 Currently
- me_IRL (a subreddit)
- That Dragon, Cancer
- The X-Files, Season 10
- The Witness
- Darkest Dungeon
- The People vs. OJ Simpson
- Better Caul Saul, Season 2
- The Golden State Warriors