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How Netflix’s Downfall Will Affect You

Since Netflix went public in 2002, the streaming giant has changed the way people all over the world access Movies and TV. Netflix has over 221 million subscribers in over 190 different countries. It gets over 10% of global internet traffic, has received 226 different awards and at one point peaked at a market cap of 314 billion dollars. Despite holding a monopoly over streaming services throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Netflix has begun to lose its control over the industry.

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New Show The Santa Clauses is the Perfect Christmas Throwback

Disney has just released its latest addition to The Santa Clause, the Christmas trilogy that started back in 1994. But this isn’t another movie. This time Disney is shaking things up with a tv series, called The Santa Clauses. The show, which premiered on Disney Plus two days ago, picks up years after the last film took place, with Tim Allen’s character, Scott Calvin (a.k.a. Santa) trying to go into retirement. The show will follow him as he tries to select the next Santa to succeed him so that he may retire and leave the North Pole with his family.

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The Irony of Reality TV Shows

Reality tv. It’s one of society’s most common guilty pleasures and yet it is still shrouded in veils upon veils of negative stigma. Perhaps this is because it is the one genre of tv that invites viewers to judge real people, as opposed to characters that are written and performed. Or perhaps, it is because the lives that are often documented through the lens of “reality tv” are often wildly out of touch with those being led by viewers. I mean – it goes without saying that most people don’t find themselves in situations where they must give out single roses to their suitors. With that being said though, I think there lies a certain understanding between producers and viewers that the content within reality shows is so rarely derived wholly and naturally from reality itself, and that- by nature- reality tv is a sort of oxymoron. It is nothing but irony, as it claims to be completely real in that it captures the unscripted reactions of real people, but then proceeds to put these- singular- people into scenarios that are far from realistic.

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The Mandalorian: Release Date and More

The Star Wars franchise struck gold a few years ago when they released the hit show The Mandalorian back in 2019. The show follows a lone ranger and Mandalorian, Din Djarin, on a journey through time and space to protect the alien child, Grogu (“Baby Yoda” for those who never learned his name), from enemy forces. As the show has gone on, the bond between the two characters has grown, and at the end of its second season, we all watched in tears as the father-son dynamic between the two became solidified in its heartwarming season 2 finale (a quick note for those who aren’t caught up with the show yet, the rest of this article will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk).

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When Will We Be Rid of the “Spicy Latina” Trope?

To say that I was hungry for Latina representation as a preteen would certainly be an understatement; simply put, I was ravenous. As per the customs of Internet fandom, especially in the days of my youth, I would headcanon (that is, assert a non-canon identity onto) characters who I could easily imagine as Latina or Latino while eating up what little actual representation I could find.

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Lee Jung-jae Voices Sadness at Squid Games Success

The success Squid Games had was a shock to the world. American audiences tend to only consume American produced shows, yet the Squid Games korean production did not seem to deter any fans. The TV show became Netflix’s most successful production in the platform’s history.
After the success of its pilot season, plans for a season two were immediately put in place. One of the tv shows lead actors, Lee Jung-jae became “the first Asian to win an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for his role as Seong Gi-hun aka Player 456.” In an interview with the Guardian, he explained that while is happy to be in such a successful show, the TV show’s content has deeply worried him, “I’m happy about it, of course, but it’s bittersweet. Yes, it’s great that audiences are consuming Korean content around the world. And they appreciate it. But if you think about the themes of Squid Game – how far are we willing to go to accumulate personal wealth; the lengths people are forced to go to – the fact it resonated with so many around the world is worrying.

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3 Of The Most Highly Anticipated Shows Hitting Netflix This November

With Halloween drawing to a close, and horror movies fleeting out of the center of attention, you may find yourself wondering what to watch. Thankfully Netflix has some new seasons and series slated all throughout this month to look forward to.

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I Love Lucy — The First TV Show with a Pregnant Character

Throughout the history of television and production, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulations changed. Some content was not allowed to be aired or talked about on television. Figures like Lucille Ball challenged those regulations as well as broke barriers for women in the entertainment industry.
Lucille Ball was not deterred by the opinions of others. Ball began working as a model in 1932, but she was never able to maintain consistent work. She relocated to Hollywood, California, in 1933. Ball went on to play minor roles in several films over the next few years. She also worked in theatre during this time. She met Desi Arnaz, a Cuban American actor, on a movie set in 1940. The couple began dating right away and married a year later. They proved to be a formidable couple. Ball used their relationship as the inspiration for a television show, I Love Lucy.

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Liam Hemsworth to Replace Henry Cavill in “The Witcher” Season 4

After three seasons as the show’s leading man, Henry Cavill is officially stepping down as Geralt from Netflix’s “The Witcher”, a fantasy series adapted from the novels and video game franchise of the same name.

Cavill confirmed that he will be stepping away from the role on his Instagram account on Friday, writing, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”

He went on to share that actor Liam Hemsworth “will be taking up the mantle” of the heroic blonde-haired protagonist.

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TV Guide: What to Watch This Halloween

Looking for the perfect shows and movies to get you in the mood for a spooky season? Well look no further; I’ve picked out some perfect selections to match your Halloween mood. Want something scary? Got it. Something lighthearted and kid friendly? Got that too. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show- or should I say- shows?

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The Downfall of Netflix

Netflix has recently announced that it will start charging people to share accounts, an initiative that will first be tested in select countries before its eventual arrival in the U.S. The social media outcry and scathing headlines were in expected contrast to Wall Street’s cheers, but it reveals a very troubling pattern that the streaming service has come to be associated with. Once the go-to steamer, Netflix is now contending with ads, the loss of fed-up subscribers, and widespread backlash over the removal of several of its original series, all in the hopes of a market-worthy bottom line. One thing is clear to me: if Netflix doesn’t change now, the company will soon lie in its own grave.

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Netflix to start charging for ‘Extra users’ on accounts

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) recently announced that it would begin charging extra fees for sharing accounts with people outside the household. This is the company’s latest attempt to reduce the practice of password sharing, which has been prevalent among Netflix users for many years.
The fees will be implemented first in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru in the coming weeks, then globally in the coming days.

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