Please, No More Tiger King

Please, No More Tiger King

It was a bleak time, one that seemed served by watching what my colleague Kate Knibbs rightfully dubbed a terribly “feel-bad show.” It's not like the world is without a bleak hue now, but Netflix just announced Tiger King 2, and I can’t think of a show I have less desire to watch.

Netflix’s Marriage or Mortgage Is Maddening

Netflix’s Marriage or Mortgage Is Maddening

Despite being presented with an affordable dream home, the couple picks a splashy wedding instead, spending more than $6,000 on the dress and commissioning a custom ranch-dressing fountain for guests.

Is Binge-Watching Bad for the Planet? Netflix Finally Answers

Is Binge-Watching Bad for the Planet? Netflix Finally Answers

For people binging Netflix, that’s useful context—but for the streaming giant, it provides crucial data to help it reduce its vast carbon footprint.

Netflix's Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining

Netflix's Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining

The practice of throwing a bunch of purloined user names and passwords at various services to see what sticks is known as credential stuffing , and it’s hit the media industry particularly hard in recent years.

TV Characters Don’t Have Text History. This Is Not OK

TV Characters Don’t Have Text History. This Is Not OK

Emily, looking impossibly chic outside a real, bonafide café where people are actually eating croissants, gets a text from Doug, her brozo boyfriend back in Chicago.

6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight

6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight

Last year, we rounded up the best nature documentaries for you to binge-watch during lockdown .Hindus, Muslims, Catholics, and followers of indigenous religions all worship differently, but they’re united in their desire to protect the natural world.

Television Like The Boys Is Destroying You

Television Like The Boys Is Destroying You

They’d rather believe that a show like The Boys is supersmart and supercool, so that when their heads finally do explode, from overstimulation or rapid-onset depression, they can convince themselves, in their final moment of consciousness, that their minds were truly blown.📩 Want the latest on tech, science, and more?

Netflix’s Plan to Auto-Cancel Subscriptions Is Radically Sane

Netflix’s Plan to Auto-Cancel Subscriptions Is Radically Sane

It’s not like you don’t have other options—including plenty that don't charge anything in the first place .There’s a small caveat here, which is that services that grandfather in pricing for longtime users could use auto-cancelations as a way to get them to resubscribe on more expensive plans.

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Having a film like Code 8 break into those ranks proves there is an audience for indie sci-fi offerings and shows that fact to the world—which only encourages more people to watch.

The Best Nature Documentaries On TV Now

The Best Nature Documentaries On TV Now

Here are the best nature documentaries on our list… from volcanoes to ivory poaching, from coral reefs to tree rings.You’ll notice that some old favorites aren’t on the list, because we wanted to bring you new films that you haven’t already seen a million times.

Go Ahead, Stream All You Want. The Internet Is Fine—for Now

Go Ahead, Stream All You Want. The Internet Is Fine—for Now

But early data shows that most US broadband providers, and many elsewhere, are standing up to the surge in internet traffic generated by the many people stuck at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Dane Jasper, CEO of the San Francisco area broadband provider Sonic, says the company has seen a traffic increase of around 25 percent.

With So Many Streaming Services, What Really Sets Them Apart?

With So Many Streaming Services, What Really Sets Them Apart?

With HBO—and its forthcoming HBO Max service, which will offer additional originals and, well, Friends—the content has always been a part of its branding: It was an alternative to what you’d find on the rest of television, with more sex, more violence, more complicated characters who barely resembled the one-note protagonists on network TV (and they could say “fuck”).

Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from 'Game of Thrones' Creators

Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from 'Game of Thrones' Creators

On this fine day we have news about Netflix, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Star Wars.For those of you who can’t get enough Sandra Oh—which is pretty much everybody—the Killing Eve star will soon star in a new six-episode dramedy on Netflix.

Oscars Woes for Netflix, Money for Yahoo Users, and More News

Oscars Woes for Netflix, Money for Yahoo Users, and More News

Yahoo is repenting and Netflix is lamenting, but first: a cartoon about Elon's summer space camp .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

Netflix's Big Viewership Numbers Mean Very Little

Netflix's Big Viewership Numbers Mean Very Little

That is a bizarrely low threshold for entry into, say, a 10-part fantasy drama featuring a character that could best be described as “Legolas with an Equinox membership” with episodes that run between 47 and 67 minutes.

The 19 Best Shows of a Decade That Queered Television

The 19 Best Shows of a Decade That Queered Television

What’s queer about OITNB—and all the shows that followed its lead—isn’t just its cast; it’s the stories it told and the way it told them.Like queerness itself, it taught people how to participate in culture in entirely new ways.

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

But considering the Benioff and Weiss contribution was slated to come next after this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the timing does seem abrupt, especially when paired with the news about the panel and the fact that the duo made their deal with Netflix after they made one with Lucasfilm.

Joker Just Broke a Big Box Office Record

Joker Just Broke a Big Box Office Record

Here's the Rick and Morty Trailer You've Been Waiting For. Fans haven't seen anything of Rick and Morty since the show ended its third season in October 2017.This past weekend was also New York Comic Con, which means a ton of new trailers dropped.

Raising Dion Is the Latest in the Netflix Era of Just OK TV

Raising Dion Is the Latest in the Netflix Era of Just OK TV

And there’s the combined story of Nicole and Dion, about a mother and son learning to make a life in a world that doesn’t know what to do with young black boys or black women despite them doing their very best to succeed.

Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal

Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal

“Everybody who grew up at a certain time has a story of being really scared by something they saw in The Dark Crystal,” says Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a stalwart writer of genre television and executive coproducer on a new Netflix series premiering this week, based on that 1982 movie.

8 Movies and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend

8 Movies and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend

Where to watch: HBO Go. A lot of people (myself included) slept on Fleabag, but now that the show is very Emmy-nominated, it’s time to catch up.

Henry Golding Might Star in the Next G.I. Joe Movie

Henry Golding Might Star in the Next G.I. Joe Movie

Also, Netflix is adapting a New Yorker sci-fi story and Phoebe Robinson is going to Comedy Central.Crazy Rich Asians Star Henry Golding Might Join New G.I. Joe Movie.Netflix Adapting New Yorker Short Story for Pyros.

Aquaman Director James Wan Is Making Secret Horror Movie

Aquaman Director James Wan Is Making Secret Horror Movie

James Wan will work on a horror film before starting on the sequel to Aquaman. Aquaman Director James Wan Making Secret Horror Movie. Aquaman Director James Wan Making Secret Horror Movie.

Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood

Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood

In her new Netflix special, comedian Whitney Cummings shares the stage with an ultra-modern version of one of the most outdated comedy props imaginable, the ventriloquist dummy: a laughing, talking sex robot that looks just like her.

Every Movie Referenced by Stranger Things

Every Movie Referenced by Stranger Things

But Stranger Things is also so jam-packed with movie references it's impossible to catch them all. Watch the video above to see just how they found their way into the Netflix series. Universal Pictures/Netflix. Universal Pictures/Netflix. Warner Bros./Netflix. Columbia Pictures/Netflix. Columbia Pictures/Netflix.

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Isn't Cinematic

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Isn't Cinematic

That means that, in addition to huge highly anticipated movies like Eternals and a new Thor flick—now with the great subtitle Love and Thunder —the next phase of the MCU will have WandaVision , an original series where Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision, and Loki , about, well, Loki.

Netflix's 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' Is a Fun Mess

Netflix's 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' Is a Fun Mess

Stranger Things actor David Harbour plays multiple roles in Netflix's Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein. What Harbour discovers—the bizarre artifact that is the play Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein and lots more scandal besides—challenges everything he thinks he knows about his father in just about 30 minutes.

Aziz Ansari's Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

Aziz Ansari's Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

It’s impossible to talk about Right Now without talking about the scandal, and, indeed, Ansari makes his brush with outrage culture the set’s backbone, providing scaffolding for all its most important moments, the good and the bad.

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

Last year, when everyone stuck at home for the holidays was watching Bird Box , the streaming giant tweeted that more than 45 million accounts had watched the film, which was the "best first seven days ever for a Netflix film!"

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

Today we have the first trailer from the new reboot of Charlie's Angels and a whole lot of news about Netflix. George Clooney will be directing and starring in an upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix.