Ten gems from Tumblr that you don't want to miss. And check out yesterday's list if you haven't yet.
We can barely handle sitting through Bee Movie even just once, so it's hard to imagine watching it a whopping 357 over the course of the last year.
According to Netflix, some insane individual managed to achieve exactly that this year and we're not really sure what to think.
The Netflix social media team for New Zealand and Australia is keeping it hot and spicy in the land down un-duh. They meet their customer's whines and complaints, and the blank space of a yet composed social media message, with inspired banter. We're all about it. Keep it up, and get that person/team a little raise!
If your timeline is anything like ours, it's completely infested with memes about Netflix's Bird Box. The Sandra Bullock-powered thriller has already been watched by over 45 million accounts. It's no wonder that the movie (which has received very mixed reviews) is receiving the royal meme treatment on Twitter and beyond.
But Bird Box isn't the only acclaimed film that took audiences by storm, along with the obligatory memes. Shrek and its 3 sequels (with one incoming) were the epitome of growing up in the 90s / early 2000s. Whether you were 5 or 50, Shrek was a delight and had humor made for everyone. Some might say its a bit ogre-rated, but I would say it deserves the acclaim. Keep cackling with some of these hilarious Shrek memes, or see how Shrek has really been integrated into everything, literally everything.
In a new study, Netflix found out what 86 million members across 190 countries watch after they finish binging on a TV show and how long it takes them to dive into another one.
The results? 59 percent of viewers give it about three days before moving on to their next show, while 61 percent simply watch a movie. The point is, we never stop watching something apparently.
The study went even farther, looking at what movies people commonly watch after a good binge. They found that people like to stay in the same genre when going from binge watch to movie watch. According to TIME, “After finishing all four seasons of House of Cards, viewers often watched Beasts of No Nation. Bingers of Gilmore Girls went on to watch Sixteen Candles and The Princess Bride. Bloodline was frequently followed up with a serving of Spotlight for dessert”
“Narcos watchers followed up on their interest in drug trafficking with documentaries like Cartel Land and Narco Cultura. Fans of Marvel’s Luke Cage took in 13th, Ava DuVernay’s documentary about race and the American criminal justice system. BoJack Horseman devotees tended to prefer stand-up comedy specials, but a good number of them hunkered down with a motivational speaking superstar in Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.”
You can read the whole study over on Netflix’s blog or just look at that handy graphic above. With the holiday break coming up, this pairing menu will certainly take some of that hard decision making off your hands.
Breathe a sigh of relief, planet Earth, because Netflix is about to make things a whole lot better.
According to an announcement on their blog, “Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.”
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016
This means that if you’re about to get on a plane or you’re in the middle of an internet outage, you can still binge Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, Narcos, and host of other Neflix original movies, as well as non-Netflix produced content.
As of now, it looks like the feature is only available on iOS and Android, no desktop. But it is available right now, so update your app and live free!
Fuller House, the Full House reunion series that you just had to have, premiered a mere nine months ago, and today, Netflix has released the trailer for the follow-up. That's right, Fuller House will be returning for another round of family-friendly high jinks on December 9.
All your favorites are returning: Stephanie, DJ, Kimmy, and Danny, sporting a new, funky midlife crisis. So if you've been missing the milkman, the paperboy, and/or the evening TV, Fuller House is back because, let's face it, you just had to have this.
Just in time for the holidays, Fuller House season two will drop all at once on December 9, so be sure to carve out some time in your busy holiday schedule to binge on what might be Netflix's most popular show. No, seriously, Fuller House season one brought in over 14-million viewers, which is more eyes on the screen than Game of Thrones or Walking Dead. Yup, an estimated 14.4 million people just had to have this thing, and because of that, we're all getting more.
Just goes to show you, most people just want some light situational comedy, not humans being hacked to death. Go figure.
Mike Colter announced the release date of Luke Cage at the very end of this video about the premier of another Daredevil series:
Yup. As fate would see fit, it just so happens you've only scratched the surface of highly refined, impressively customizable, Netflix-binge-a-thon experience.
Netflix usually operates with a user-navigation system configured such that you can search for shows and/or movies by titles or common genres--Romance, Action & Adventure. Thing is, there's a hidden way to work around this.
The URL for something simple as 'Documentaries" is http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839; but by changing the numerical segment at the end the URL you can discover 'Controversial Foreign Movies' (2273) and a whole mess of other uber specialized genres.
This little Netflix hack opens up a world of possibilities, and all cheesy slogans aside, there's about to be something for everyone looking to kick back and check out with this clutch streaming service.
The Netflix documentary series, 'Making A Murderer,' has been nothing if not a productivity-robbing, cultural sensation since it dropped in December.
If you're one of those cave-dwellers who resides under a rock you should know that the documentary focuses on Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man, who might've been framed for crimes he didn't commit a few times.
The frontman for The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, and his new blues-rock band, The Arcs took the global bingeing efforts to a new high with their recent released track, "Lake Superior."
The song references the Steven Avery criminal case, and the perverse, if not corrupt way the police and the criminal justice system considered as an entity, handled it.
Auerbach's vocals, as usual, don't disappoint; and manage to carry through song, the full emotional depth of this emotionally-riveting case.
Dr. Adrienne K., owner of the Native Appropriations blog, just wanted to watch a movie, and it led to Netflix changing the description for Pocahontas.
While scrolling through Netflix, she came upon the 1995 Disney film and immediately found the description sexist and disrespectful of native peoples.
Here's the original description:
Dr. Adrienne took to Twitter for a short appeal:
Just the use of "woman" and "yearns" is so disgusting. It sounds like a pr0n description. Or a bad romance novel.— Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops) September 1, 2015
I just wanted to watch a movie.— Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops) September 1, 2015
And then wrote a longer one on her blog.
...[T]hese movies all have well developed romance plot lines, but their (white, male) protagonists get to save things, fight people, have adventures, and be 'lord of the jungle'–they are not defined by their romantic relationships in the film.
Br> After the post and the sizable Internet agreement, Netflix actually responded directly to Dr. Adrienne and admitted fault.
The new description tells a decidedly different story.
If you're a man's man, you're probably freaking the f*ck out over the fact that July 15 is 'No Sports Day', at least according to this tantalizing piece of unnecessary gender politics nabbed by Jezebel.
On this of all days, there will be no sports on television.
You're probably hyperventilating already. If you are a dude, that it.
Netflix's PR, from the MLS Group, wanted everyone to know that there was a way to continue reflecting all of the anthropological archetypes that were popularized in 1990s stand up comedy.
Men be warned: girlfriends and wives around the U.S. are going to take "no sports on TV" as an invitation to gain some serious TV power – whether by recommending a favorite rom-com or multiple episodes from a favorite drama series. And, women be empowered! Sports will not be there to save him this time.
It offered suggestions for how you should continue to fulfill those engrained cultural archetypes for one day before everything can return to normal, hyper-gendered, everyday tranquility. The way to achieve that paradise can only be found in Netflix of course. It made sure to provide a separate list of alternatives for both the men and the women.
For the men, Netflix has put together a list of content that will help you and your girlfriend compromise on your entertainment:
It suggested Silver Linings Playbook, saying "Satisfy her need for romance, and you'll get the added opportunity to view Jennifer Lawrence the entire time."
Or prompted you to watch Rudy, saying "Get her to realize that everyone loves a good underdog story so you can watch some football..."
Or, don't worry because "just as an FYI - there's more than 50 of ESPN's 30 for 30 titles on Netflix if you plan to just stream on your phone or laptop while she takes over the living room."
It also gave comforting and scheming suggestions for all you sports-hatin' ladies out there.
For the women, this is your day, ladies. Get him hooked on some of your favorite TV shows or get him to finally watch that romantic comedy you've been dying to share with him. Netflix has put together a list of some of the best content to share with your guy on the one day a year the TV is yours, no excuses.
Though it just gave a list of films like One Tree Hill, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Parenthood without seeing the need to justify any of the picks.
As part of Netflix’s “Hack Day,” some of their engineers got together and figured out a way to watch their programming in 8-bits on a Nintendo Entertainment System.
Why? Why not?
From their description:
In a world… where devices proliferate… darNES digs back in time to provide Netflix access to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
It’s not exactly the best way to watch “House of Cards,” especially since we recently learned thatSeason 3 was filmed in 6k.
Some of the other projects highlighted include software that displays dialogue on the pause screen,a program that beeps when you try to look away from the screen and an interactive globe that lets you see what people are watching all over the world.
The event is intended to be just for fun, and most of the stuff that emerged isn’t likely to be in the hands of a consumer anytime soon.
“Note that while we think these hacks are very cool and fun, they may never become part of the Netflix product, internal infrastructure, or otherwise be used beyond Hack Day,” writes Netflix on their blog. “We are surfacing them here publicly to share the spirit of the event.”
Attention Netflix subscribers: Now that you've already binged away your life on "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," there's some good news.
A new show is in the works!
Netflix has bought the rights to produce an original TV series based on the dark children's books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events."
And here's what Lemony Snicket (i.e. author Daniel Handler) himself has to say about it:
"I can't believe it," Mr. Snicket said, from an undisclosed location. "After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books."
A film version based on the first book starring Jim Carrey was released back in 2004.