More so today than ever before, media companies outside the bounds of cable TV are stepping up their game and producing widely popular, intriguing, critically acclaimed content.
If a television show is aware of its pretension, does that make it less pretentious? Unfortunately, in the case of the new Netflix original series “Flaked,” its self-awareness only makes it more frustrating.
There are far too many misconceptions as to how Netflix and chill is supposed to work. Lonely students up too late and at the end of their Kleenex supply simply assume that a text and a short walk later, they’ll be getting lucky. Not so.
To say 2015, or any other year, was a “great” one for pop culture is unnecessary and redundant, given the quantity of content available for consumption.
The real question is what’s worth seeking out. If you’re looking to catch up on some of the year’s best, you could do worse than starting here.
Ever since the television masterpiece that was Netflix’s “Daredevil,” I have been eagerly awaiting the follow up. I did not expect, however, that the next Marvel installment to make the cut would be a relatively unknown character, and a female character at that.
Just over 20 years ago, HBO released into the world the first episode of “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” It wasn’t well received out of the gate, but the strange little sketch show survived four unlikely seasons and gained plenty of devoted followers.
John Mulaney is back and better than ever. With the release of his new Netflix comedy special, “John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid,” Mulaney reminds us all why we fell in love with him after seeing his previous special, “New In Town,” in 2012.
In his latest project, the Netflix series “Master of None,” Aziz Ansari continues with this trend of experimental comedy. “Master of None” is a scripted series, a departure from the hour-long stand-up specials comedy fans have come to expect from Netflix partnerships, in which Ansari explores the nuances of millennial life, from relationships with parents to the idea of having children.
This summer, while I watched the “Gilmore Girls” reunion at the ATX Television Festival, I thought my dreams had come true: The majority of the cast of the show that I grew up with sat on the stage, joking with each other and talking of the golden days.
Gone yet not forgotten, a few iconic films and television series will desert our Netflix repertoire this month. While Netflix can often overwhelm its subscribers with a plethora of quality entertainment to choose from, some of its content isn’t as promising. Here’s a eulogy for a few offerings I will not miss.