Tag: Netflix

How the Gilmore Girls Taught Us to Be Feminists

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains spoilers from “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”   When “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was announced, fans rejoiced at the reunion of the beloved mother-daughter duo. It was a show that demonstrated the depth, beauty, and complexity of female relationships with their fascinating, multi-dimensional characters.  … Read More

Four reasons these African countries may not be ready to Netflix and chill

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Last month, Netflix launched its service globally — to the joy of people in 130 countries across the world. Now that Netflix is available across Africa, it’s about time to note problems the service can encounter.   Existence of other channels Netflix may be a global name, but there are a number of quality internet… Read More

The British are coming: BBC to launch video streaming service for U.S. viewers

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be launching a Netflix-style video streaming service in the United States in 2016. Programs which already air on U.S. channels, like Doctor Who or Top Gear, will not be included.   The decision to launch a video streaming service is driven by a need for increased revenue. The BBC… Read More

Tribeca shortlist: A new take on streaming movies

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Tribeca Enterprises has partnered with Lionsgate to create a premium movie subscription service which claims to only feature movies worth watching. The streaming app service will officially open in October.   The films featured on the site are selected by actors, directors, Tribeca and Lionsgate executives, and other well-known popular culture celebrities. Each of the… Read More

HBO to change image and save ‘Sesame Street’ all at once

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This fall, the 45-year-old children’s television show “Sesame Street” will start airing new episodes on the premium cable network HBO.   Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit organization that produces educational programs, made the surprising announcement last week that they’re teaming up with HBO for five seasons of “Sesame Street.” The partnership may seem odd since the… Read More

Netflix shows its support for parents with new policy

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The United States is one of the few countries left that doesn’t mandate paid maternity leave, but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from developing a strong support structure for new parents.        On Tuesday, Netflix announced a new company policy that allows its employees to take as much maternity or paternity leave as needed in the… Read More

“Bojack Horseman” season 2 arrives this summer: Here’s why you should get on board

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No one could have anticipated that a talking horse could have made us laugh — or feel — that much. The Netflix animated original series “Bojack Horseman” premiered last August to a great deal of buzz, and did not disappoint. After experiencing critical success in its first season, Netflix recently announced that a second season… Read More

6 shows to gear you up for the summer TV lineup

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There’s no denying it; the realm of television is entering a new golden era. New distribution formats, such as Netflix, provides fresh outlets to original and re-booted classic content. On top of that, better access to cheaper visual effects have allowed TV networks to create more epic and grandiose programming than ever before — see:… Read More

New Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie” showcases the underrepresented

The cast of "Grace and Frankie"

Many television shows have an everyman lead character that most of the audience can easily put themselves in their shoes; Netflix is avoiding this trope with one of their newest shows.      Early this May, Netflix released their original series, “Grace and Frankie.” Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lead the show as two women in their… Read More

”The Mindy Project” has yet to see its end, moving to Hulu

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Netflix better watch out because the binge watching habits are following Mindy Kaling to Hulu. Just recently, Fox announced that “The Mindy Project” would not be renewed for another season on the network channel. Watching television online has become a common pastime, and fans of the project can turn off their plasma screens and flip open… Read More