Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Creed, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and regulating addiction on the Internet.

Stop Everything You’re Doing and Go Binge-Watch Jessica Jones

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Dec. 2 2015 1:35 PM

The Culture Gabfest “[Rocky Theme]” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Creed, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and regulating addiction on the Internet.

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Culture Gabfest's Julia Turner, left, Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Steve McFarland.

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This week on Slate Plus, Dana, Steve, and Julia re-examine Julia’s favorite childhood book: Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics weigh in on Creed: the latest installment in the unkillable Rocky franchise. Is it exploitative kitsch or a knockout hit? Next up, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is catching the attention of Marvel superfans and Marvel neophytes alike. What sets it apart from other superhero fare? Finally, the critics discuss a new article in Aeon that asks whether we should regulate the Internet and technology as we would any other addictive substance. Is there something particularly insidious about how recent technology tries to maximize our consumption?

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.