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This Amy Schumer Show Is Raw, Real & a Must-Watch, According to Our Entertainment Editor

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When it comes to an Amy Schumer show or movie, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be an in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy. Schumer loves a certain over-the-top schtick—and we love when she gives it to us. But that’s why it came as a huge surprise that her latest performance was a total departure from what we’ve come to expect.

On this week’s episode of Stream On, PureWow’s new weekly entertainment podcast that reveals what to watch (and what to skip), co-hosts Rachel Gulmi and Phil Mutz dive into quite a few of the buzziest viewing options out there. They reveal whether The Bubble on Netflix is worth all the hype and if Elle Fanning’s The Girl from Plainville on Hulu is actually any good.

But perhaps most surprising is Mutz’s pick for “Hit of the Week”: Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth on Hulu. Mutz, PureWow’s VP of News & Entertainment, dives into exactly why Schumer’s performance is raw and riveting, while still maintaining the level of smart comedy we want from her. Hear his full review below at the 4:46 timestamp.

Life & Beth tells the story of a young woman named Beth (Schumer), who has the perfect life—at least on paper. She’s got the hot boyfriend, the killer job, the supportive family. But when tragedy strikes, her entire world is upended.

The series also stars Michael Cera (Superbad), Susannah Flood (The Cherry Orchard), Kevin Kane (The Irishman), Yamaneika Saunders (Broad City), Laura Benanti (Supergirl), Larry Owens (Last Ferry), Michael Rapaport (Deep Blue Sea), Rosebud Baker (Inside Jokes) and LaVar Walker (Uncle Drew).

And if you want even more recommendations, listen to the entire Stream On podcast here. The episode also breaks down why Severance on AppleTV+ is the show everyone’s talking about right now and drops some exciting news for fans of Squid Game.

Listen, subscribe and remember to keep calm and Stream On.

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