Netflix is a Joke - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »

sesame street orange is the new black parody

I know what I go to Sesame Street for: spot-on parodies of popular adult-oriented shows that are indictments of the criminal justice system. If that’s not what you watch Sesame Street for, well, you’re missing out.

The educational children’s show released a parody of Orange Is the New Black titled “Orange Is the New Snack,” turning Netflix’s dark comedy about inmates at an all-female institution into a PSA about healthy eating. Because orange is a color…and a fruit! Get it? It’s kind of ingenious, really.

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Orange is the New Black season 5

The heartbreaking events of Orange is the New Black’s season four finale loom large in season 5, and thanks to a brand new trailer, it looks like this entire upcoming season is going to be addressing the fallout of that main character death. Grab your jumpsuits, because it’s almost time to head back to the Litchfield Correctional Facility.
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Orange is the New Black season 5

The most recent season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black wrapped up with the biggest cliffhanger in the show’s history, and the streaming service has just unveiled a few new photos and a first-look clip that teases what we can expect from the upcoming fifth season. I don’t want to spoil anything for those who still haven’t caught up, so join me below and we’ll protect this conversation from any wandering, spoiler-phobic eyes.
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Orphan Black season 4

Welcome to Peak TV, where there is so much television news that we have to cram together updates on Orphan Black, Veep, The Americans, Prison Break, Orange is the New Black, Catastrophe, and Bill Nye Saves the World into one little news post.

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2017 SAG Awards Winners - Hidden Figures

Following the unveiling of the winners of the 2017 Producers Guild of America Awards this past Saturday, last night saw the members of the Screen Actors Guild get together to hand out their awards honoring achievements in acting from the previous year.

Even though La La Land has been dominating awards season, the movie wasn’t up for the top acting ensemble prize at the SAG Awards. Instead, that honor went to Hidden Figures. But that doesn’t mean the musical went home empty handed. Find out all of the 2017 SAG Awards winners below. Read More »

Most Popular Netflix TV Shows By State

There are millions of Netflix subscribers all around the United States, and they all have that one show that they just can’t stop binging over and over again. Well, one internet provider decided to find out what the most popular Netflix show is in each state by looking at the top 75 shows streaming on Netflix and cross-referencing them with Google Trends data.

So what is the most popular Netflix TV show in your state? Find out after the jump. Read More »

IMDB’s Top 10 Television Shows of 2016

IMDB Top Shows

With the year about to come to a close, IMDb decided it was time to add up the page views and see which shows their active users are most interested in. A lot of the site’s favorites are the usual suspects, although there is a surprise or two. Game of Thrones, of course, made the cut and claimed the no. 1 spot again.

Below, check out the IMDB top 10 television shows.

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2016 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

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Earlier today the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced, and you know what that means: it’s time to complain about how wrongheaded Emmy voters are for failing to recognize your favorite show. That’s part of the fun, right? But while we’re at it, it’s worth pointing out a few things they got right, too, even if — as in the case of The Americans — it took ’em a while. Below, let’s look over some of 2016 Emmy snubs and surprises.  Read More »

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Netflix doesn’t release its viewership numbers. In fact, even people that work on the streaming service’s shows, like Kevin Spacey, don’t know exactly how many people have watched their work. Since Netflix doesn’t sell advertisements, they don’t feel obligated to release those figures. If they’re happy with the numbers — as they were with their most-watched movie ever, The Ridiculous Six — they don’t feel the need to boast about them. If they’re not pleased with viewership, then very few people outside of Netflix will ever know about it. Unless a show gets the ax, of course.

The streaming service hasn’t come out and said how many viewers their original content attracts, but the company has released the Netflix Binge Scale, revealing which shows are the most devoured (Sense8Grace & Frankie) or savored (DaredevilNarcos) by their customers.

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