Netflix has released a new study revealing just how long it takes for viewers to become hooked by a television show. According to the data from the global streaming service, viewers are rarely hooked by a show in the pilot episode.
Netflix analyzed its global streaming data* across the inaugural seasons of some of today’s most popular shows – both Netflix original series and shows that premiered on other networks – looking for signals that pointed to when viewers became hooked. It turns out that when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away and consumers can watch an entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge. That is, 70% of viewers who watched the hooked episode went on to complete season one or more poetically, when members were hooked and there was no turning back.
So how long did it take popular television shows to hook the viewers? Find out, after the jump.
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If the idea of a Wes Anderson-designed Italian cafe just isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll be more interested in working in an office building created to look like the Enterprise from Star Trek. Or if you don’t feel like boldly working where no man has worked before, how about getting some drinks on board the RV meth lab from Breaking Bad?
Both are now possibilities in far parts of the globe thanks to the ingenious ideas of a few die-hard fans of both the classic sci-fi franchise and the contemporary crime thriller series. Get details on the Star Trek Enterprise office and Breaking Bad RV bar after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
As far as TV series finales go, Breaking Bad‘s was pretty great. Vince Gilligan gave satisfying sendoffs to our favorite characters, tying up all the loose ends in a big, beautiful bow. Well — most of the loose ends. The last we saw of Huell, he was waiting in the safe house for Hank and Gomez.
For the past two years, fans have wondered: Is Huell waiting there still? Thankfully, Gilligan finally has an answer for us. Hit the jump to learn about Breaking Bad Huell’s fate. Read More »
I’ve been in Albuquerque New Mexico for a couple set visits, and while I’ve driven by some Breaking Bad locations, I’ve still never been to Twisters, the fast food restaurant that was the filming location for the show’s fictional fried-chicken fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos. I’ve seen tons of photos from fans visiting the location and have always wanted to take a detour there but its yet to happen.
Well, it looks like I might not need to go back to Albuquerque to visit Los Pollos Hermanos, as Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan revealed during his Reddit AMA that discussions are ongoing to turn Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant into a real fast food chain.
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Max Dalton is an artist we’ve featured on /Film numerous times. He’s done incredible work based on the films of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers and many others. His style is deceptively simple, but by somehow perfectly evokes a quirky tone that’s either perfectly in line with filmmakers like those, or delightfully polarized from others.
Dalton’s first solo show is called On A Mission From God and it opens at 6 p.m. April 4 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. It consists of a wide variety of pop culture influenced art from a small new series called “Greatest Moments in Film,” more traditions limited edition prints brimming with hilarious and unique detail, and even homemade toys and games. Have you ever wanted to play Where’s Waldo, but in the world of Breaking Bad? How about have a poster of your favorite Seinfeld quotes? What would a Groundhog Day board game be like? All of that and more is part of this exhibit.
Below, read more about the first Max Dalton solo show and see a bunch of art from it including several pieces exclusive to /Film. Read More »
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Deliberately throwing stuff onto a stranger’s roof is a jerk movie pretty much any time, especially when the thrown object is something that is a pain to clean up and primed to slowly decompose. And when random people are throwing the same thing on the same roof over and over again, it gets really irritating. But some Breaking Bad fans evidently can’t stop throwing pizza onto the roof of the house used as Walter White’s home in the series, and that’s becoming a problem for the people who actually live there. Now show creator Vince Gilligan is asking fans to cut it out. Read More »
Between the drama of the game itself, the cool movie spots, and a bevy of controversial and/or sad commercials, there was plenty to talk about during the Super Bowl. One of the most surprising moments, however, happened when Bryan Cranston reprised his multiple award-winning role as teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White from Breaking Bad. He did so for an Esurance commercial that’s got that creepy Breaking Bad vibe, but also lots of humor and inside jokes. Watch the Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad Super Bowl commercial, in both the regular and extended lengths, below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
November 2014 really seems a bit late to be parodying the biggest pop culture hits of 2013. We’ve already seen enough Frozen mash-ups to last us a lifetime, to say nothing of Breaking Bad parodies. But hey, great art takes time, and “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?” is worth the wait.
As the title suggests, the Breaking Bad Frozen parody reimagines “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” through a Breaking Bad lens. Anna’s wistful musical appeal to Elsa becomes a dangerous plea from Walt to Jesse. Watch “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?” after the jump. (Warning: Major Breaking Bad spoilers ahoy.) (Another warning: If you proceed, you will have the tune stuck in your head for the next 24 hours.) Read More »
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros dropped a fun Breaking Bad easter egg in Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla, did you notice it? The Walter White appearance happens in the first 50 seconds of the film, in the opening title sequence. See the Walter White’s Breaking Bad Godzilla easter egg after the jump.
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