Tag Archive: Netflix

/ April 21, 2016 12:40 pm / Comment / You May Hate Sports, But You’ll Love This Allen Iverson Documentary

I don’t care about sports, and I think it’s a safe assumption to say that if you’re reading the Entertainment section of NYU Local you probably don’t either. And yet, despite my visceral aversion to watching or, god forbid, playing any game that involves sweat and aggression, I’ve recently found something to love about sports: the documentaries. Netflix recently added a...

/ April 12, 2016 9:49 am / Comment / Netflix Has So Many Good Food Shows Perfect For This Rainy Day

Everybody likes to talk about how millenials are obsessed with food. People want to know what we’re eating, why we wait in those absurd lines, and how we identify by diet. Bon Appetit (hopefully in good humor?) even made a handy infographic of what the millenial eater is like. Jokes aside, why shouldn’t we care about what we eat? We got...

/ April 13, 2015 10:15 am / Comment / Daredevil: The Charlie Brown of the Marvel Universe

  Last Friday, Marvel’s Daredevil was released exclusively on Netflix. This is Marvel’s latest adaption of its comic book characters, now partnered with Netflix (who brought you House of Cards), bringing you a 13-episode series about Matthew Murdock a.k.a Daredevil, blind lawyer by day, ninja vigilante who dresses like the devil by night. If that premise alone isn’t enough to...

/ March 4, 2015 1:16 pm / Comment / Women in Washington And The Female Characters of “House of Cards”

ATTENTION: The following contains major plot spoilers for Netflix’s House of Cards Season 3. Proceed at your own risk. You have been warned. Some people choose to stream one or two episodes of a television show per day, savoring every little plot nuance. Others binge watch, inhaling an entire season at an inhuman rate. For those who fall into the...

/ March 2, 2015 11:01 am / Comment / The Importance Of The FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision

ATTENTION millennials: this has everything to do with your daily life and your undoubtedly large dependency on the internet. On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the decision to uphold a free and open internet. Don’t take this for granted because the decision is a huge deal, as it determines how easily you can access just about any of your favorite web-based...

/ February 6, 2015 9:45 am / Comment / The Duplass Brothers Bring Brotherly Love to Hollywood

Move over Coens and Wachowskis, there’s a new sibling duo finally breaking into the Hollywood mainstream: the Duplass brothers. You might not recognize the name now, but odds are you will soon. In the past month Jay and Mark Duplass premiered their new half-hour dramedy, Togetherness, on HBO to critical success, and signed an unprecedented four-picture deal with Netflix. But...

/ December 8, 2014 11:00 am / Comment / Why Your Friends Won’t Shut Up About “Black Mirror,” The New Best TV Show Ever

It is impossible to talk about what makes Black Mirror, the British series that has found new life on Netflix, so damn good. The show has drawn many comparisons to The Twilight Zone, another anthology horror series known for its downer endings. But while Rod Serling was concerned with using traditional sci-fi tropes like aliens and gremlins to tell his...

/ November 13, 2014 9:26 am / Comment / Everyone Deserves A Second Chance And TV Is Making It Happen

It may seem hard to remember now, but there was once a time not too long ago when online television streaming didn’t exist. Even just a decade ago, if you missed an episode of your favorite TV show catching up was not quite as simple as a couple clicks on the Internet: You could tape the program on the ancient...

/ October 23, 2014 12:26 pm / Comment / 6 Easy Movies To Watch On Netflix After An Exam Burnout

While some will spend the days following midterms at parties, with lovers or just asleep in bed, many of us will decompress by watching a series of mindless movies on the Internet. Nevertheless, a movie doesn’t have to be a cerebral drama or an intense art house feature in order to be considered “quality.” Therefore, we decided to put together a list...

/ April 29, 2014 2:56 pm / Comment / Netflix Coming To Cable Companies Near You

In the very near future, the next generation of children may grow up watching Netflix on cable. The Internet TV-show-streaming company announced late last week that they will be partnering with three small cable companies to bring their content into homes via the “old fashioned way.” According to WIRED, the three companies getting a chunk of the Netflix success are...

/ April 25, 2014 1:44 pm / Comment / New Net Neutrality Rule Doesn’t Seem So Neutral

This week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission inadvertently ignited massive controversy when their new net neutrality rules were leaked.  At their core, these rules would let cable providers, like Comcast or Time Warner Cable, charge companies, like Netflix, a premium for access to faster lanes. If you’re not familiar with net neutrality, it’s intended to create exactly what it sounds...

/ November 26, 2013 1:15 pm / Comment / Holiday Netflixing For The Whole Family (Creepy Uncles Included)

‘Tis the season to overindulge! Soon we’ll be gorging ourselves on food, our parents’ alcohol, and, of course, Netflix. Breaks are the perfect time to binge-watch shows as you binge-eat leftovers, but unlike the teenage years you spent locked in your room ignoring your family, Netflixing can be a social activity. Check out our list of recommended shows and movies...

/ April 24, 2013 2:00 pm / Comment / Hemlock Grove Is Netflix’s Twin Peaks Lite

Last Friday Netflix released 13 episodes of its newest and highly-anticipated series, Hemlock Grove, and the response thus far has been, well, interesting. The series is produced by NYU alumnus Eli Roth—of Cabin Fever and Hostel fame—and set in a quaint fictional Pennsylvania town that is rocked by the death of a high school cheerleader. Hemlock Grove borders on camp...

/ March 29, 2013 10:15 am / Comment / Which Upcoming Netflix Series Are Worth The Binge?

Last time we checked, spending eight or twelve straight days in bed to marathon your new favorite TV show is very definition of paradise. In the past, binge-watching has been reserved only for catching up on already-aired seasons, but now Netflix is changing the game. The video streaming service tested the first season of Lilyhammer last year—Steven Van Zandt stars as a...

/ February 6, 2013 2:45 pm / Comment / What Does House of Cards Mean for the Future of Binge-Watching?

As college students, we may watch a fair amount of TV. Typically, just not when it airs. We watch Girls on HBO Go when we get the chance, but who even has HBO to catch it when it first comes on anyway? We hit Netflix and binge-watch shows we’ve been meaning to get into, blowing through them over a weekend,...