It’s amazing what we take for granted in the streaming age, a time when you can access virtually any movie and television show you can think of with just a few pushes of a button.
Having cable is no longer as cool as it once was thanks to the bloodthirsty millennials who’ve set out to slay it, but back in the day, it was basically a necessity if you were looking for some form of entertainment beyond Masterpiece Theatre, laugh track-filled sitcoms, and human interest stories on the local news.
I have to say I almost miss the days of aimlessly flipping through the channels looking for something to watch, even when your best option was the second half of Tremors peppered with too many commercial breaks.
However, when I was growing up, there were a few movies that seemed to always be on somewhere, which is how I ended up watching Con Air more times than anyone ever should.
This was also the case with The Shawshank Redemption, the masterful adaptation of one of the countless works Stephen King pumped out during a decade-long cocaine binge. It was almost as if the people in charge of programming were afraid the world would plunge into permanent darkness if viewers weren’t given the chance to watch it in perpetuity.
It probably also didn’t hurt that it has a runtime of almost two-and-a-half hours, which is basically an eternity in cable time. However, if you’re looking for a slightly more condensed version, we’ve got your back.
After tackling the masterpiece that is Rocky IV and what is arguably Adam Sandler’s magnum opus, Cool Dude Bro has returned in order to sum up The Shawshank Redemption in under 60 seconds for your viewing pleasure.
Thank you, Cool Dude Bro. You are the hero we truly deserve.