Is the Controversial New Chris Pratt Show Any Good? Our VP of Entertainment Weighs in

Let’s talk about the controversy surrounding Chris Pratt’s latest show, The Terminal List.

On this week’s episode of PureWow’s new Stream On podcast, co-hosts Phil Mutz and Rachel Gulmi discussed their hits and misses for the week. While there are some noteworthy picks, Mutz also mentioned one Prime Video show that missed the mark: The Terminal List.

At the 20:48 mark above, Mutz explains what The Terminal List is about. “It’s based on a novel. And it’s about a Navy SEAL mission gone awry, and Chris Pratt is the only one to survive,” he says. “And then he comes home, and he’s battling very bad PTSD. And then it seems there are evil government forces at work to destroy him, for some reason.”

In addition to Pratt, the show also stars Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Arlo Mertz (Lucy in the Sky) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (The Gilded Age). We’ll let you listen to the episode above to hear exactly why The Terminal List is a miss, but Mutz does say the backlash shouldn’t be ignored. While some feel the show pushes a dangerous narrative, others feel “woke” viewers are being too harsh.

In the new Stream On episode, the co-hosts also discuss the biggest entertainment news of the week, like Tom Hanks’s comments about Lightyear. They also share their hits, including Loot (starring Maya Rudolph) and Uncharted (starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg). Plus, Gulmi explains why viewers should tune into the premiere of HBO Max’s Rehearsal on July 15.

Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast. And as always, keep calm and Stream On.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...