Stuck on repeat: what is Netflixs Russian Doll actually about?

March 24, 2019

Paranoia, redundancy, bathrooms followers believe the smash black comedy mirrors star Natasha Lyonnes own battles with addiction By now, you have probably worked out that Natasha Lyonne is a retrieving addict whose real-life backstory overlaps with that of her persona Nadia; many of the artists referenced in the indicate( musician Harry Nilsson, writer Lucy Maud Montgomery, film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky) either themselves died of narcotic overdoses or were deeply are subject…


Netflix cancels Jessica Jones and The Punisher, its last Marvel shows

March 12, 2019

Netflix is no longer in the Marvel superhero business, with the cancellation of “Jessica Jones” and” The Punisher .” The writing has been on the wall since last fall, when the streaming service canceled its other three Marvel presents –” Iron Fist ,”” Luke Cage” and “Daredevil.” Plus, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg was already announced to leave “Jessica Jones” after the upcoming third season. There have been conflicting reports about which…


Netflix just canceled ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’

February 26, 2019

It’s over . Image: Marvel Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones are getting axed. Don’t freak out, Jessica Jones devotees — the third season of the depict will still be streamed. But the relations between Netflix and Marvel looks like it’s over. The two struck a deal in 2013 that involved four serial based on Marvel attributes, as well as The Defenders . SEE ALSO: ‘Punisher’ deserves this much than…


‘Punisher’ Season 2 is punishing in all the wrong ways: Review

February 6, 2019

Marvel’s The Punisher Image: Cara Howe/ Netflix In a sea of heroic do-gooders, Punisher was a welcome advent onto the Marvel scene. While surely nowhere near as evocative and poignant as Jessica Jones Season 1, his 2017 solo preface into the Netflix-Marvel pantheon evidenced promise. The moral complexity of his persona added some much-needed shades of grey to the usual black-and-white good guy superheroes versus bad people. SEE ALSO: ‘Daredevil’…


Netflix adds 8.8M paid subscribers globally, says it now accounts for 10 percent of US TV screen time

January 21, 2019

Netflix simply liberated its fourth quarter earnings report, which appears mixed compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added 8.8 million customers, well above the 7.6 million that it had predicted at the beginning of the quarter. It also vanquished the cost estimates for earnings per share — analysts had predicted EPS of 24 cents, but actual EPS came in at 30 cents. Nonetheless, revenue “ve been a little” lower…


Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ finds the humanity in awkward teen sex

January 16, 2019

‘ Sex Education’ is all about the unclean, awkward underbelly of sexuality Image: Jon Hall/ Netflix The horrors of teen sexuality are a universal suffer. And Sex Education feels like the extended therapy conference we needed to work through all that buried, mortifying trauma. At first, you might be quick to put the brand-new Netflix series in the same category as other racy teen British sees like The Inbetweeners ,…


Nielsen compares ‘Bird Box’ numbers to other Netflix originals

January 13, 2019

Image: Saeed Adyani/ Netflix It looks like Bird Box is the massive made that Netflix says it is. Nielsen, which quantifies viewer ratings of television shows and now some streaming services, backed up Netflix’s bold claims about Bird Box ‘s popularity, Variety reported Tuesday. Within the first seven days of its liberate on Netflix, Nielsen reports that it was watched by 26 million viewers in the U.S. alone. SEE ALSO:…


Your tiny desk will thank you for this space-saving monitor

January 13, 2019

We’re fine, everybody’s fine . Image: NBCUniversal via Getty Images Call over the Globes bartenders cause we’re gonna need some frost for these scorches. Coming off of an astoundingly successful and record-breaking vacation streaming season, Netflix seems to have felt just a little left out of Sunday night’s Golden Globes festivities–despite a number of the research project being honored during the ceremony. SEE ALSO: Here’s everyone who won large-hearted at…


Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ is another horror story stigmatizing mental illness

January 3, 2019

‘ Bird Box’ cannot open its eyes to the issue of mental health stigma that’s right in front of its face Image: Courtesy Netflix This post includes spoilers for Bird Box . At first blush, Bird Box’ s shortcomings seem inoffensive, if plentiful: A poorly written script, half-baked world-building, paper-thin personas, and the waste of the talents of an Oscar-winning actress on five-year-old screen partners. But under closer scrutiny, a…


Admit it, you’ve watched almost all the shows on Netflix’s most-binged list

December 26, 2018

What . Image: Daniel Zuchnik/ getty Hot damn 2018, we didn’t think you could get any weirder. But oh guy, were we ever wrong. In what has to be one of the most bizarre PR moves of all time, disgraced actor Kevin Spacey liberated a three-minute YouTube video in which he appears to persona play as Frank Underwood — his former persona on House of Cards before he was unceremoniously…