When it comes to Netflix originals, more isn’t always better

Netflix doesnt simply want to dominate TV. The popular streaming platform be available to take over the world. In the next two years, the company hopes to expand to 200 countries, planning to launch in territories like New Zealand and Australia next March. If thats an exacting goal, Netflixs other plan is evenly ambitious: To meet the demands of a growing international buyer base, the service is more than doubling…

August 11, 2017
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From Del Boys cap to Steve Martins arrow what happened to the comedy trademark?

August 9, 2017

Comedians once embraced a signature quip or look, so why have such tropes fallen out of favour? Imagine a museum devoted to the iconography of comedy. There would be glass cases containing Del Boys flat cap, Suits you, sir You stupid boy I dont BELIEVE it. We love what we might call comedy trademarks because they sum up everything we like about our favourite comedians and comic characters. Simon Mayhew-Archer,…

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’13 Reasons Why’ cast gets seven new faces

August 9, 2017

Image: Beth Dubber/Netflix Get ready to meet some new faces at Liberty High. 13 Reasons Why just added seven new actors to Season 2: Chelsea Alden, Bryce Cass, Ben Lawson, Samantha Logan, Allison Miller, Kelli OHara and Anne Winters. SEE ALSO: Study links ’13 Reasons Why’ to possible increase in suicidal thoughts According to Variety, none of these actors will be series regulars, but don’t expect that to limit their…

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CBS to expand CBS All Access internationally, plans a live streaming service for sports

August 8, 2017

On the heels of this mornings news of a deal that brings CBS channels to AT&Ts DirecTV Now, the network this afternoon announced its plans to expand its own streaming service, CBS All Access, to international markets. The expansion will begin with a launch in Canada in the first half of next year, with other markets to follow. CBS also teased plans for a live streaming sports service, but was…

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When Good TV Goes Bad: The Worst Episodes Of The Best TV Shows

August 6, 2017

Bet they wish they could have these ones back! Twin Peaks , Lauras Backflip Via HBO Critics and spectators alike loved the gritty reality and humanity of this World War II drama, but this episode depicting the commander of the German Luftwaffe spending quality time with his college buddy completely unperturbed left some scratching their heads. Seinfeld , Seinfeld Via HBO A stain on what is otherwise one of the…

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John Heard, star of Home Alone, Cutter’s Way and The Sopranos, dies at 71

August 6, 2017

Jeff Bridges produces homages to wonderful performer in TV and movie reaches who reportedly died during recovery from back surgery John Heard, the actor who was best known for his role as the parent in the died. He was 71. Heard also starred in movies including Cat People, After Hours and Sharknado, and received an Emmy award for a guest role in the HBO series The Sopranos as Vin Makazian,…

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Issa Rae: ‘So much of the media presents blackness as fierce and flawless. Im not’

August 6, 2017

The creator of Insecure talks the dating totem spar, cinemas obsession with slavery and the gender-race salary crack as season two begins I dont want the reek of the current administration on this prove, replies Issa Rae. I dont want people to look back and is just like: Oh, this was a Trump show. I want them to look back and mention Insecure was an Sex and The City, which…

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Seinfeld and Simpsons why your favourite TV show is problematic

August 5, 2017

From Little Britains PC-baiting nightmare, to EastEnders questionable class portrayal, Guardian columnists discuss why they learn some of TVs biggest displays as more than a little troublesome EastEnders Over its first year, Girls was and will always be a very important piece of television, which paved the way for the likes of Master of None, Broad City and Fleabag. Nonetheless, it was also deeply shortcoming in many ways, the most…

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Audiences hold Hollywood to a higher standard, but creatives still don’t get it

August 3, 2017

‘ 13 Reasons Why’ was a hit for Netflix, but some experts and spectators have pushed back against the series’ graphic depiction of suicide . Image: BETH DUBBER/ NETFLIX On Monday, five public health researchers questioned Netflix to do something seemingly impossible: remove a graphic suicide incident from its popular evidence 13 Reasons Why . The request, which Netflix depicts no signs of heed, develops thorny questions about artistic license…

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