Written by Nick Heer.

Amazon’s Upcoming Ring Nation ‘Show’

Andrew Paul, Popular Science:

Hosted by comedian Wanda Sykes, the show originates from MGM Studios (itself a subsidiary of Amazon), and promises “friends and family a fun new way to enjoy time with one another” via doorbell cams, although the ensuing online reaction has been less than promising. Despite the rising popularity of smart home security systems such as Ring, it seems as though some audiences can see through the upcoming show’s premise to know it sounds less “family friendly” than a thinly-veiled surveillance state infomercial attempting to push more home monitoring products.

Just some lighthearted yuks in support of the private police state. Order your Ring today, brought to you by Amazon, and you, too, can help cops violate civil liberties while providing material for this long-form advertisement.