The Most Disastrous Creations Made on ‘The Great British Baking Show’

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The Great British Bake Show (or The Great British Bake-Off if you’re in the U.K.) is one of the most undramatic reality competition shows on TV. Nowhere else can you see people have complete emotional breakdowns over cracked fondant tennis courts, fallen eclair towers, or melted chocolate mousse cakes. Honestly, it makes me feel a lot better about my own #cakefails. In the words of former host Sue Perkins, “It’s just a cake!” Below, a few creations that went horribly and hilariously bad.

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Ruby’s Slip N’ Slide Cake

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James’ Finale Floor Cake

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Toby’s Salt Cake

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Dorret’s Black Forest Gateau Nightmare

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Mat’s Cake from Hell

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Louise’s Gingerbread House

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Terry’s Eiffel Tower Cake

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Danny’s Cake Soup

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Ruby’s Wedding Cake

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James’ Haunted Barn

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Paul’s Cake Collapse

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Dan’s “Rude” Biscuit

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#BinGate

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/20/2iSyfI/great-british-baking-show-disasters

Here's Everything We Know About 'Rhythm + Flow,' Netflix's First Hip-Hop Competition Show

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Are you America’s next great rapper? Do you know someone who is? If so, you may be in luck because Netflix just announced their first-ever reality competition show and hip-hop is taking the spotlight.

Rhythm + Flow is the working title of Netflix’s latest project, which is aimed at finding “the next breakout hip-hop star,” Deadline announces. And as fans of reality competition shows and hip-hop alike bubble with questions about the 10-episode show — like how to audition for Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow, when does it premiere and who are the guest judges — we’re here to share everything we know about the show so far.

What is Rhythm + Flow?

Although Netflix hasn’t confirmed the name of the show is here to stay, fans can expect a reality competition show à la The Voice or America’s Got Talent. This comes as a total shift in genre for the streaming service, which started off playing solely scripted series.

Viewers will likely be serenaded with live performances and given the chance to vote for their faves, which might be a challenge for Netflix to pull off. But we’re hopeful, as they’ve been ironing through the details for quite a while: the 10-episode multi-city show has been in development for over a year, according to Deadline.

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Who will be the judges and guest judges?

Probably the most exciting bit about the forthcoming Netflix series is the lineup of incredible hip-hop and rap talent they’ve managed to get to sign on.

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. are confirmed to be the “main judges,” according to CBS, who says Netflix promises other big names in the industry will jump on board soon. The three stars are also executive producers on the show, alongside EGOT winner John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and others.

As auditions are set to take place in the judges’ home cities of New York, Chicago and Atlanta, respectively, Netflix promises that “hip-hop stars from each audition city will drop in to serve as guest judges,” per CBS. 

Our hopes are that Common and Kanye come join the Chicago co-hort as guest judges, and our eyes are set on Childish Gambino and Gucci Mane for the Atlanta episodes. 

As for whether Nicki will join Cardi on their New York run, probably not, per The Root. Good! Who needs that beef anyway, when we’re trying to pick out America’s next hip-hop star?

So, how can you audition for Rhythm + Flow?

If you or someone you know is rap’s next superstar, this is a casting call you won’t want to miss. Netflix created a landing page specifically to weed out some of America’s best hip-hop talent.

Head to the website, fill out the registration (and pick a stage name that’ll stand out). Then you’ll be able to let your personality shine as you answer questions about your influences and obstacles you’ve encountered. And finally, you’ll be able to wow the casting directors with photos and videos of a performance you’ve done in the last three months. 

When does Rhythm + Flow premiere?

Though it’s still too early to announce a premiere date, Netflix envisions the 10-episode series debuting in the fall of 2019 — so mark your calendars for pretty much a year from today.

Fans can’t wait.

Even though Rhythm + Flow is about a year away, fans are taking on social media to gush with anticipation and excitement about the show they’re calling, “American Idol: Hip-Hop Edition.”

“Three of my all-time favorite rappers. This could be something special,” shared one future fan on Twitter. Others chimed in to add, “I know a lot of hip hop heads are gonna have some s(#$ to say, but I am excited as hell about this idea” and “yes please, I didn’t know I needed this.”

We can’t wait to see what Rhythm + Flow will have in store in fall 2019. Be sure to check back here for the show’s latest updates.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/14/1tXimD/rhythm-and-flow-netflix

El Chapo Will Be Featured on 'Narcos: Mexico' Amid His High-Profile Trial

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The most notorious drug trafficker in the world, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is currently on trial, facing a 17-count indictment and a minimum sentence of life in prison. However, the courtroom isn’t the only place you can catch a glimpse of El Chapo on your television screens.  

The infamous leader of the Sinaloa Cartel will also be briefly featured on the Netflix original series Narcos: Mexico. Season 4 (or Season 1 depending on which way you look at it) of the crime drama will shift focus from Pablo Escobar’s criminal enterprise in Colombia to tell the story of Mexico’s illegal drug trade. 

“It’s not a story about a bad guy,” said Diego Luna, at a media roundtable on Nov. 9. (Diego portrays the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, Félix Gallardo.) 

“[The main character of the series] is cocaine.” Luckily, you can’t tell the story of cocaine without at least mentioning the “bad guy” known as El Chapo. 

So, who will play El Chapo on Narcos: Mexico

El Chapo, whose nickname is slang for “shorty,” will be played by Mexican actor Alejandro Edda. According to IMDB, he will only appear on the very first episode of the Netflix series since the focus will be on the origins of the Guadalajara cartel. 

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“Chapo was there at the beginning, in a way,” show runner Eric Newman explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “He was one of the younger guys in the Guadalajara cartel before it splintered and he and another guy were given Sinaloa as territory.” This is not the first time Alejandro has played a high-profile drug trafficker — he also appeared as Escobar’s right-hand man Jorge Ochoa in the Tom Cruise film American Made. More recently, he starred as Rudy in the TV movie Cocaine Godmother

The El Chapo trial: 

As previously mentioned, El Chapo, 61, is currently on trial in Brooklyn and has been charged in a 17-count indictment “thaat alleges he ran a criminal enterprise that imported and distributed massive amounts of drugs into the United States,” as reported by the Washington Post. If found guilty, El Chapo faces a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison and prosecutors are also asking for a forfeiture of more than $14 billion in assets.  

The trial, which is expected to last four months, will be closely followed by El Chapo aficionados — especially those who want to see if the drug lord can escape one last time. He famously escaped from Mexican prisons twice before; first in 2001 — when he escaped in a laundry cart with the help of corrupt prison officials — and again in 2015, though a tunnel dug by workers that led from his shower cell to a house more than a mile away.  

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He was recaptured in 2016 after a meeting with actor Sean Penn led authorities to his hiding place, and El Chapo was eventually extradited to the United States in 2017, where he has been charged by several federal courts and has been awaiting his trial. 

Unfortunately, there is no El Chapo trial live stream. 

You can’t watch the drama unfold live in the courtroom, but several media outlets are providing updates in real time, like local news station WGEM

Where are El Chapo’s wife and sons? 

El Chapo’s wife and biggest supporter, Emma Coronel Aispuro, was spotted entering the courthouse on the first day of his trial. Emma, who is American born, married El Chapo in 2007 on her 18th birthday. They met at a party organized by her father, who is also a member of the Sinaloa cartel. The 29-year-old former beauty queen has even traveled to Washington, D.C. to plead his case before the Organization of American States after she accused Mexican authorities of violating his human rights.

“I could never forget you, not after loving you so much,” she tweeted shortly after he was extradited. 

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The couple share 7-year-old twin daughters Emaly and Maria Joaquina — and Emma is known for flaunting her wealth on social media, despite her husband’s notorious reputation. “There is no political will in Mexico to seize El Chapo’s or any other drug trafficker’s assets in the country,”  a federal law enforcement source told The New York Post before estimating that El Chapo has “hundreds of millions” of dollars in cash, property, and holdings below the border. 

El Chapo also has two sons from a previous relationship, Jesus Alfredo Guzman-Salazar and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, who followed in their father’s outlaw footsteps, and are both wanted on drug trafficking charges. This past September, Alfredo, 35, was added to the DEA’s 10 Most Wanted List. 

And no, his wife and children won’t be making a cameo on Narcos: Mexico

What is El Chapo’s net worth? 

In 2009, Forbes estimated El Chapo’s net worth at $1 billion, but due to the difficulty in verifying his assets, he was removed from the billionaires ranking completely. More recently, Bruce M. Bagley, an expert on drug cartels, told the media outlet that El Chapo is most likely still a billionaire, estimating his net worth at $2-$4 billion at most.

This means he doesn’t have the $14 billion forfeiture prosecutors are seeking if he is found guilty. “The drug business may earn Mexican drug lords up to $20 billion or so a year,” Bruce explained. “Much of that money goes into operations and protection. El Chapo probably makes well below a billion per year.” 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/13/Z1XdhyU/narcos-mexico-el-chapo

People Are Confused by the Church of Satan’s Lawsuit Against Netflix

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When the Satanic Temple filed a $50 million lawsuit against Netflix for its use of a goat-man statue with children in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, much of the internet was… confused, to say the least.

According to court documents, the Temple is going after Netflix for copyright infringement, trademark violation, and injury to business over its use of a statue of Baphomet. They claim Netflix “blatantly misappropriated” the Temple’s design of the goat deity in their Sabrina spin-off, and that the show is ripping off their statue to fuel “Satanic panic” — thus sullying the Temple’s good name.

But the general public seems more perplexed by this news than anything else, with several people hearing about Baphomet for the very first time and others openly wondering whether the $50 million lawsuit is the Temple’s latest attempt to get publicity.

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Lucien Greaves, cofounder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, shared the photo above on Twitter, saying “Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.”

But some aren’t convinced an organization based on negging Christians is in a position to complain about others copying their iconography. 

“So Satanists, who are atheists (& very religious people), stole the concepts of Satan, Church, Temple, Bible, etc., FROM the Bible (God’s Word) & are now upset that supposedly people steal from them? The devil always tries to counterfeit what God has done,” tweeted one person.

Another wrote, “I normally have a soft spot for the Satanic Temple, but this whole Sabrina thing confuses me. The copyright claim seems weak given that if the Baphomet design belongs to anyone it belongs to Levy or perhaps Colman Smith. Anyway — is there some context or joke I’m missing or is this really a group famed for challenging hypocrisy and sanctimony lawyering up because Netflix used an image of a thing they don’t believe in and which precedes the organization by centuries?”

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“They actually might have a case because the statues look extremely similar. I don’t know the copyright law here. But that doesn’t change that it’s extremely lame for them to pretend a clear fiction has somehow damaged The Satanic Temple, an organization that exists to troll,” added someone else. Someone else humorously chimed in with “Of course the Satanic Temple is filled with petty lawyers. Of COURSE they are.”

Others wanted to make that the real issue is a large company profiting from the work of an artist commissioned by a small organization. To be fair, I get that — but it doesn’t really make the facts of this case any less hilarious. 

“Simple issue; big production company stole the work of an artist & the organization that had the art commissioned. Then used said art to further spread negative stereotypes of the org,” explained one person on Twitter. 

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Another added, “I’d be pissed if someone stole my artwork and dropped it in a television show without permission. Makes sense to me. Comparing the statures, it’s very obvious the reference was taken straight from Google images. Very sloppy work from Sabrina‘s production team.”

No matter which side of the debate you’re on, you have to admit the fact this is even happening in 2018 is worthy of a double-take. 

“I find it funny how the Satanic Temple feels that a comedy Netflix show about a teenage witch is giving a bad name to Satanists,” wrote one person on Twitter. Others are adding “L M A OOOOOOOOO” and citing the pettiness of the Temple’s lawsuit as “the real reason people hate Satanists.”

Even MAD Magazine took a stab at the headlines, tweeting out “Netflix is in trouble for using a statue of the goat deity Baphomet for their Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series. Said a Satanic Temple leader, ‘They stole our copyright! That’s evil! We’re gonna sue Netflix. Or worship them… we haven’t decided!”http://www.distractify.com/”

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What do you think about the Satanic Temple’s decision to take Netflix to court? Tell us on social media.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/11/09/ZTzXQo/satanic-temple-sues-netflix

9 Aspiring Musicians Chase Their Dreams in Netflix’s New Unscripted Series ‘Westside’

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When it comes to reality series, it looks like Netflix is going full steam ahead. The streaming platform’s latest unscripted series, Westside, offers viewers a glimpse into the lives of nine struggling singer-songwriters trying to make their music dreams a reality. The show will not only touch upon each cast members’ journey in the music industry, but also their personal and often relatable struggles. 

From drug abuse to juggling multiple jobs to relationship drama, each episode will highlight the good and the bad as these nine young people search for fame. The end goal for these dreamers is so take part in an ensemble showcase to show off their talent and become the next music superstar. NBD. 

Before you take this journey and binge-watch the addicting Netflix reality show, here is what you need to know about each cast member before they make it big. 

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Sean Patrick Murray

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Pia Toscano

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James Byous

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Arika Gluck

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Austin Kolbe

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Caitlin Ary

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Leo Gallo

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Alexandra Krekorian

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Taz Zavala

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/08/Z2ENhj/westside-netflix-cast

How Will 'House of Cards' Deal With Frank Underwood's Death?

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When House of Cards debuted on Netflix, it was one of the streaming service’s most popular shows and demonstrated that not only could Netflix produce some darn good television, but it had a series that put many of its “traditional” TV outlet counterparts to shame.

It also didn’t hurt that it carried the star power of Kevin Spacey in the show’s main role, who did an outstanding job episode to episode. However, all of the news surrounding his off-camera misconduct forced his exit from the show and Frank Underwood was killed off-camera.

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding just how Netflix is going to handle the show’s sixth and final season, especially without Underwood at the forefront of it. Netflix made no secret what happened to Underwood when they debuted this teaser trailer, which shows Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood addressing her dearly departed husband.

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The line that Claire delivers is a powerful one for multiple reasons, because it not only speaks to Frank’s character, but maybe the controversy surrounding Spacey’s as well:

“I’ll tell you this though, Francis. When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.” 

What does it all mean? Well, Claire sounds like she’s making big political moves herself. She was sworn in at the end of Season 5 and doesn’t make any mention of pardoning Frank for his crimes. Anyone who’s watched the show knows Claire’s even more politically adept and cunning than her now-dead husband, so there’s going to be some great power plays and plenty of Claire badassery going on.

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Here’s what we do know about the upcoming season, which debuts on November 2: we know that the story behind Frank’s death is that he peacefully went in his sleep. But seriously, what are the chances of that?

Claire gets sworn is as President after Frank resigns, and refuses to pardon him, and then he mysteriously dies in bed? Expect the circumstances surrounding Frank’s death to be a huge plot point in Season 6.

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Then there are the number of shady characters Frank aligned himself with and copious amounts of dirty laundry she’s inherited from her departed husband, so Claire will have to navigate that. Then there’s sexism, lots and lots of sexism.

Being the first female President and dealing with characters like eccentric sibling billionaires Annette and Bill Shepherd (who comes off as misogynistic), along with Republican male senators who aren’t happy that a sharply dressed woman with an impeccable short haircut is leading the country aren’t going to be happy that she’s the new Commander-in-Chief.

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Oh, and if you needed any more proof this latest season will deal hardcore with gender inequality, just check out this quote from Claire:

“The reign of the middle-aged white man is over. The Bill Shepherds of the world who won’t let go, have to go.”

Honestly, this sixth and final season might be the best House of Cards has to offer. Claire’s character development has been one of the strongest throughout the series, and Robin Wright has directed more episodes of the program than anyone else, which includes the series finale. Amazing.

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/31/Zw1EI0/house-of-cards-how-does-kevin-spacey-die

You Don't Need to Love Dogs to Get Into Netflix's New 'Dogs' Documentary

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Mark your calendar because the only new Netflix series you need to watch this November revolves around man’s best friends. The streaming platform just released its trailer for its latest documentary, Dogs, and it’s a tear-jerker. 

The six-part series will follow six canines from around the world — Syria, Japan, Costa Rica, Italy, and the United States — and show the unconditional love they have for their owners. And vice-versa. So, what type of stories can viewers expect? 

According to Netflix, the docuseries will “explore the abiding emotional bonds that form between dogs and their caregivers, no matter the circumstances.” As expected, dog-lovers are already getting their tissues ready. “This is a series made for me, but I can’t watch it because I started crying just watching the promo. Then my dog came to see what was wrong, and I started sobbing,” one Netflix subscriber tweeted. Another added, “This week has been so so so hard but omg look at this Netflix series just about very good dogs.” 

Here’s an episode-by-episode breakdown of the show, set for premiere on Nov. 16. 

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Corinne and Rory

The documentary kicks off with Corinne, an 11-year-old girl who suffers from seizures. She is paired with Rory, a service dog trained to detect upcoming seizures — and their bond is unbreakable. “This episode highlights the depths of a closely formed friendship between a child and their dog, the unbreakable trust they have in each other and the incredible power of a dog’s ability to assist humans in health and wellness,” Netflix explained in a release. 

Ayham and Zeus 

Forced from his home is Syria, Ayham is now living in Germany and determined to save his dog, Zeus, who is still trapped in the Middle East. 

Alessandro and Ice 

Episode 3 will follow Italian fisherman Alessandro and his BFF Ice — a 10-year-old Labrador who helps with the family business.  “Since he was a puppy, Ice has been my partner,” Alessandro says on the show. “Ice is the heartbeat of our family.”  

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Japanese dog groomers

Thousands of miles away, the series also captures the dog culture in Japan — where owners and their pups sometimes wear matching outfits. “She is my daughter… I love her,” one pet owner says in the trailer. The episode will also follow two dog groomers as they travel to California to compete in Groom Expo West. 

Territorio de Zeguates

Take a look inside Territorio de Zeguates, a sanctuary in Costa Rica that houses thousands of dogs who were living on the streets. The farm encourages visitors to take part in their 3 kilometer walks, ,where you can play and exercise on the hills with the pack — and even bring your own dog to join in on the fun. 

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Dogs in New York City 

The series end with a look at the dog culture in New York City — and exactly what it takes to adopt a pup in the Big Apple. Fun fact: there are over 425,000 dogs living across all five boroughs. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/30/QxsPg/netflix-dog-documentary

Kids Who Grew up With Netflix Will Never Know These TV Pleasures/Struggles

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Nostalgia makes everything seem better. I mean have you ever heard people who grew up during the Great Depression talk about how they were literally fighting for their lives and happy to have beet soup for dinner?

I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t really sound like a good time to me, yet you’d see these old folks sitting down waxing poetically about how they kind of miss those days, like it was something great.

Now, living during the ’90s was a heck of a lot better than living through the Great Depression, but I’m not exactly on board with all the things my fellow ’90s kids are getting nostalgic about, and that includes ’90s TV.

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I’m not talking about the TV shows specifically or the quality of the shows, although there are some that unwatchable today. Like I don’t care what you say or how much it meant to you as a child, but Full House and 7th Heaven absolutely stink. Sorry, they just do.

What I’m more concerned with, as are a bunch of people my age and older on Twitter, is how we watched these shows. Without Netflix and on-demand streaming/viewing services, that meant you had to follow a regularly scheduled programming format to see your favorite TV shows.

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And it’s got a lot of old heads feeling “sorry” for the current generation who’ll never get to experience the frustrating joys of being at the mercy of commercial breaks and monolithic networks telling you when and how to watch the content they’ve produced for you.

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If you wanted to get up to go to the bathroom, or get something to eat, or answer the door, or, I don’t know, do anything having to do with your life in the middle of a show, there was no pause button. You missed whatever you missed and there was no going back to it. Unless you could catch a re-run or you were one of those people who troubled themselves to tape their favorite shows.

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You also had to watch TV programs in a serial fashion. There was really no convenient way to “binge watch”. Netflix may offer the entire season of their originals right off the bat so you could see them all as fast as you can watch them.

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But back in the ’90s there would be tons of cliffhanger episodes. Often they’d come at the end of the season, leaving you pining for months or a year until the newest season rolled around. 

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Some people asked the intelligent and meaningful questions surrounding this weird dogpile of nostalgia everyone started jumping into. If all of these things sound horrible to you that’s because you are a sane and completely normal person who is appreciative of the conveniences and strides modern providers have made for us viewers.

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There were people who argued that the restrictions of the old network formats created a more social viewing experience around shows. But I would argue back that huge trending shows like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones still have the same watercooler buzz.

Granted, these shows follow more traditional networking cues, like releasing a new episode every week, rather than the “everything at once” Netflix model. So old-format advocates have a point there.

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Nevertheless, the excitement surrounding TV shows “back in the day,” knowing you only have one chance to catch the program or you’d be relegated to secondhand recaps or rerunsville, had some very real consequences on people’s lives.

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I never got into Buffy personally, but if Total Recall was on TV, you best believe I’d be storming into the room in order to catch a glimpse of Kuato grunting, “start the reactors!” TV was more magical back then, but I would say that has less to do with the format and more with how old we were.

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For the most of us, when we were children, everything seemed more magical, because we were young and full of hope and enthusiasm. Days seemed like weeks and weeks years because we were so excited all the time, so of course missing 15 seconds of our favorite show was a big deal.

Great, now I’m depressed. I’ll just binge watch an entire season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to forget about it, I guess.

Source : https://undefined/humor/2018/10/16/Z1kH9nT/life-before-netflix

The Hands-Down Scariest Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

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Not all scary movies are made equally. For example, I will never forget watching The Blair Witch Project with my best friend for the first time. Sure, we were just a fourth graders who decided to go to Blockbuster and rent the “found video footage” of three student filmmakers who got lost in the woods while home alone on a Friday night, and ended up sleeping in the living room with all the lights on.   

Maybe it was the children in the woods or the scene where they found Josh’s bloody teeth wrapped in a handkerchief, but all these years later, it remains the scariest movie I have ever watched, and will probably ever watch in my life. (Side note: I understand watching The Blair Witch Project as an adult is a completely different — and probably not as scary — experience, so don’t @ me). 

Whatever the case, when we settle in for a scary movie, we want to really be scared. Sure, House of Wax and Jeepers Creepers have their share of spooky moments, but those films aren’t keeping anyone up at night. Luckily, finding really frightening films to watch this October is easy. All you have to do is scroll through Netflix, but it’s important to know what to look for.

So, here is a list of the hands-down scariest horror movies on Netflix to stream right now (The Blair Witch Project, unfortunately, is not included). 

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‘The Shining’ (1980)

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‘Hush’ (2016)

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‘The Cube’ (1997)

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‘It Follows’ (2015)

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‘The Babadook’ (2014)

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‘Shutter’ (2004)

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‘The Witch’ (2015)

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‘As Above So Below’ (2014)

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‘The Conjuring’ (2013)

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‘Oculus’ (2013)

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‘Creep’ (2014)

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‘Train to Busan’ (2016)

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‘Veronica’ (2017)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/04/ZXrkRS/scariest-horror-movies-on-netflix

This Is Why 'Insatiable' Is the Most Hated Show on Netflix

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Since Insatiable debuted on Netflix, more than a few people have had some strong opinions about the program and how it handles the touchy subject of body-shaming.

Critically, the program hasn’t been faring too well either. It currently sits at an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean that Insatiable doesn’t have an audience — it clearly does.

It’s one of the most divisive new shows on the popular streaming platform, a look at the same Rotten Tomatoes page reveals that audiences have placed Season 1 at a whopping 83 percent approval rating. 

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But controversy and divisiveness has been pretty much the standard vibe of the conversation surrounding the show since Netflix put it up online. In case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s a quick rundown: Insatiable is about an overweight teenager who wires her jaws shut for months so she can’t eat solid food.

After going on a liquid diet and losing a ton of weight over the summer, the show’s main character, Patty, decides to compete in beauty pageants, while being coached by a man who was wrongly accused of sexual assault by another pageant competitor.

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The show deals with a lot of culturally relevant topics like obesity and body issues, along with sexual misconduct and the way the LGBTQ community is viewed and treated. 

However, viewers of the program believe that Insatiable, while highlighting that these issues exist, doesn’t handle the subject matter in a particularly socially conscious or graceful way, and instead utilizes these issues more as the butt of cheap jokes, rather than a vehicle for drawing attention to their sensitivity.

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So you combine poor critics’ reviews, along with a lot of people who seemingly hate the way the show handles socially-charged topics and uses body-shaming as a gag, and you’d figure that Netflix probably wouldn’t bring Insatiable back for a second season, and maybe get it entirely removed from its roster.

But apparently, for all the negative talk and bad press the program is receiving, Netflix has announced that they’re bringing Patty and Bob’s adventures back for another season. And a lot of people are ticked off about that.

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Many think that a huge reason why the show was brought back was because of the massive number of “hate streams” it received. I mean, we all have that one friend who claims to be “above” some trashy or dumb TV show, yet spend an inordinate amount of their time watching it or discussing it “ironically”. 

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You can try and be as ironic as you want, but the fact is you’re still supporting the garbage TV you know is trash. I know about 10 people who claim to hate Keeping Up with the Kardashians but haven’t missed a single season of the program yet.

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More than a couple of Twitter users pointed out that giving attention to something that you “hate” is a surefire way to make sure that it stays relevant and ultimately flourishes.

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But for all of the people who are hating on the show and saying that it’s offensive trash that shouldn’t, under any circumstances, be given a second season, there are others who strongly disagree and are happy that it’s coming back.

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Fans of other Netflix shows couldn’t believe that the platform chose to pour more money into Insatiable instead of choosing to continue other shows that they believed were more worthwhile.

Even if the other shows, in almost all instances, were better reviewed and contained a “better message” than the “problematic” program that’s been the subject of so much controversy online.

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I’m personally not a fan of the show — not because I watched enough of it to form an opinion — but because I started watching it, decided that the overall tone and vibe they were going for wasn’t for me, and then saw that Groundhog’s Day was also on Netflix. And Bill Murray always wins. Always.

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/13/Z1ePEuC/insatiable-renewed-outrage