As the landscape of pop culture consumption continues to evolve, Netflix is fighting to stay on the front lines of the battle for eyeballs. While theater owners push back against the encroachment of online streaming outlets looking to run first-run features, Netflix is going the way of HBO, developing original content with big stars. With that in mind, here are 10 major stars making the move to Netflix in 2017.
From Mary Shelley’s famous 1818 novel Frankenstein to the 2013 film World War Z, zombies have been a huge part of our culture ever since the term was first believed to have become part of the English language about 200 years ago. Thought to originate from West African culture, the undead have come to be popularised over the years in films like George A. Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead when they became the flesh-eating thing of nightmares.
With the success of true crime podcasts like Serial and Reddit forums dedicated to arm-chair detectives who discuss unsolved cases, people's fascination with crime and mystery seems to be at an all-time high. In response to this and the success of their 2015 original docu-series Making a Murderer, Netflix has been continuously adding awesome true crime content to their stream over the past year. Here are a few of my personal favourites that I just can't get enough of.
“I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.” — Lemony Snicket.
It’s difficult to declare one show the absolute best Netflix original series of 2016. The innovative streaming platform has put their focus on quality shows and the effort makes them stand out, not only for originality but for a diversity of programming that traditional television and cable lack. While it might be hard to pick just one, here are some of the best Netflix original series of 2016.
It may be the fact that six months have gone by since I graduated from Cornell. It may be the fact that Animal House is now on Netflix and I've watched it every other day. Or, maybe, it's the fact that college is cinematic in nature in so many ways.
Holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company. Halloween is a holiday filled with traditions. One of those traditions is watching Halloween movies. There are several good and terrifying options to watch during the Halloween season, or any time of the year if you are looking for a good scare. Netflix has a slew of movie options, but that can sometimes make it hard to narrow down what is worth watching. What are the best Halloween movies on Netflix?
Ask any anime fan and they will confirm—anime is not just a cartoon. Much more than children's entertain, anime is an art form. With complex plot lines and multidimensional characters, the subject matter in most anime's is anything but juvenile. For die hard dans, it may feel overwhelming when trying find the right series in the vast world of anime streaming online. Luckily, Netflix has simplified the selection by providing a fantastic assortment to choose from. Viewers can rest assured that this list will provide guidance in finding the best anime on Netflix right now!
What better place for the best zombie movies to come back to life than Netflix. The streaming service is always adding new movies to their platform, making them readily available for eager hands of those who enjoy documentaries, action films, and zombie movies, as well as much more. It seems like the dead in these movies are never going to actually go to the grave with services like Netflix constantly picking them up and putting them right back in our faces. But hey we’re not complaining. We want all the blood, guts and gore we can handle.