Tag Archives: Netflix
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New to Netflix in March

Greenleaf: Season 1 (3/3/2017) Although members of the Greenleaf family run a Memphis megachurch, their business and personal lives are tainted with greed, adultery and other sins. Love: Season 2 (10/3/2017) Mickey and Gus face commitment and all that comes with it as they attempt to bring order to their chaotic lives. One More Time: […]

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Critical Condition: Riverdale

Riverdale (Netflix, from Friday) “With a murder mystery and all manner of tawdry darkness, The CW’s latest comic book adaptation isn’t your father’s take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang … Riverdale is full of recognizably Archie elements, but the familiar character names and some of their superficial traits have been funneled into a creepy murder mystery […]

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Critical Condition: Captive

Captive (Netflix, streaming now) “Captive, a smart, character-driven documentary thriller, aims to be the fact-based version of one of those taut suspense thrillers starring Liam Neeson. Each of the show’s eight episodes tells the story of a different hostage crisis, dramatising tense, high-stakes negotiations through a combination of archival recordings, present-day interviews and artful re-creations. It’s the latest […]

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New to Netflix in November

The Crown (04/11/16) The inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street — and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Estocolmo: Season 1 (11/11/16) An undercover agent, a prosecutor and a journalist […]

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Critical Condition: Luke Cage

Luke Cage (Netflix, from Friday) “Luke Cage is vital and alive and of-the-moment. It sings with the rhythms and swagger of Harlem and it’s a genre show that wears its intellectual curiosities like a badge. It’s so satisfying as badass street poetry and muscular urban renewal parable that after watching the seven episodes made available for […]

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New to Netflix in October

The Ranch Season 1: Part 2 (07/10/16) The Bennett men ponder the future of the ranch as Colt and Beau wrestle with conflicted feelings about the women in their lives. Haters Back Off! (14/10/16) Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an […]

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New to Netflix in September

❏ Netflix Original Series Narcos: Season 2 (September 2) In the second season, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is on the run, with the Colombian authorities in relentless pursuit, and determined to put an end to his illegal activities. Easy (September 22) An eight-episode anthology series that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, […]

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Critical Condition: The Get Down

The Get Down (Netflix, from today) “Baz Luhrmann, the movie director, has brought to Netflix his first television series, and — like his baroque takes on Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby and his pop-musical rewrite of La Traviata, Moulin Rouge — it is a thing by turns, and even simultaneously, ridiculous and sublime, romantic and […]

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Where are the Audiences? — NZOA

NZ On Air has just published a report about the growing gap between younger and older audiences, and what it means for traditional media and the agency’s funding strategy. “NZ audience behaviour is changing, and so are we,” chief executive Jane Wrightson says. “We will be announcing changes to the way we approach our funding investments […]

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New to Netflix in August

❏ Netflix Original Series The Get Down: Season 1A (August 12) Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. Scream: Season 2 (August 8) In this new TV series sequel to the classic horror franchise, […]

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