Tag: Netflix Inc

‘Big Mouth’ Is the Queer Childhood I Wish I Had

At first glance, Matthew of “Big Mouth,” Netflix’s adult animated series about puberty, appears to be a gay stereotype, a queer foil off which the more important characters can play. He’s flamboyant, snarky and judgmental, even running a tabloid-like morning gossip broadcast at school. But in its most recent two seasons the show has smartly […]

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Netflix’s Top 10 Original Movies and TV Shows, According to Netflix

Earlier this year, Netflix started doing something it had not done since it began streaming shows of its own in 2012: disclosing viewership figures for its original series and movies. The streaming giant, which has more than 158 million subscribers worldwide, didn’t make a big deal of it, tucking the data into its quarterly letters […]

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Interrogation Company Insists That ‘When They See Us’ Got It Wrong

In “When They See Us,” a Netflix series that dramatizes the Central Park jogger case, five black and Hispanic teenage boys are interrogated by investigators in scenes that show them bewildered, scared and alone. In the show, as in reality, the boys make statements under pressure, implicating themselves and one another in the brutal rape […]

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Netflix Goes All Out to Wow Children as Streaming Wars Intensify

LOS ANGELES — Walk the halls of Netflix Animation, spread across three buildings in the heart of Hollywood, and a cheeky question may cross your mind: Is anyone left at Disney Channel headquarters? Chris Nee, the force behind “Doc McStuffins,” the groundbreaking Disney Channel series, decamped for Netflix in December. She followed Alex Hirsch, a […]

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‘El Camino’: What to Remember 6 Years After ‘Breaking Bad’

Six years ago, AMC’s award-season juggernaut “Breaking Bad” came to a bloody and satisfying end, and with it the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the high school science teacher who became an Albuquerque drug kingpin. AMC quickly spun off a prequel series, “Better Call Saul,” giving fans more time with characters like Saul Goodman, […]

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Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Seeks Clemency in Wisconsin

Brendan Dassey was 17 years old when he was convicted of helping his uncle murder and sexually assault Teresa Halbach, a photographer, in a Wisconsin salvage yard. He was 26 when the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” made that case — and the concerns about how it was handled — a global sensation. Now, weeks […]

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Politician’ Is a Chaos Candidate

When Netflix signed a mammoth production deal with Ryan Murphy, one natural question was: Which one of him would they get? The big-hearted storyteller of “Pose”? The gore-splashing fabulist of “American Horror Story” and “9-1-1”? The drawn-from-life dramatist of “Feud” and “American Crime Story”? Judging by Murphy’s teeming to-do list — series about Andy Warhol […]

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Ryan Murphy, Super Producer, Reboots Himself for Netflix and ‘The Politician’

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Murphy, the prolific television producer behind “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story” and “Pose,” had a plan for the moment his first Netflix series would become available. “I will pour myself a nice glass of cabernet, and I will experience the thrill of having a show of mine on there in […]

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As HBO Celebrates a Big Night, Questions About Its Future Loom

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The champagne was flowing. HBO had just capped off another triumphant night at the Emmys, and it was time to party in the courtyard of the mammoth Pacific Design Center. At every turn, there was another show celebrating on Sunday night. The cast of “Game of Thrones” convened for one last […]

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Bingeworthy: Netflix Snaps Up Streaming Rights to ‘Seinfeld’

The battle for the streaming rights to 1990s sitcoms continued on Monday, when Netflix announced it had acquired the global rights to “Seinfeld.” The hit comedy will begin appearing on the streaming service in 2021. “Seinfeld” currently streams on Hulu in the United States and in many other countries on Amazon. Hulu has the rights […]

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Long Before ‘Netflix and Chill,’ He Was the Netflix C.E.O.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Long before binge-watching, the streaming wars and “Netflix and chill,” there were two guys barreling down Highway 17 — the California roadway that connects Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley — trying to come up with the next big thing. One was Marc Randolph, an entrepreneur and marketing specialist who had co-founded […]

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The Obamas Want ‘Higher Ground.’ Someone Got There First.

Hanisya Massey, the owner of Higher Ground Enterprises in Covina, Calif., first heard from a lawyer for Higher Ground Productions early this summer. Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to trademark their company’s name, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office had deemed it too similar to the mark Ms. Massey registered in 2017 for […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen Plays It Straight in ‘The Spy’

It’s easier to imagine the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best known as bombastic cringe humor icons like Ali G and Borat Sagdiyev, playing a subtle dramatic role once you know that the character in question, in the Netflix mini-series “The Spy,” is also an undercover performer. The Israeli producer Gideon Raff (“Homeland”) created the […]

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Hollywood’s Shaky Summer Box Office Points to Larger Issues

LOS ANGELES — This was supposed to be the summer when Hollywood blew the doors off theaters. Stay home and stream? Not with Simba, Spider-Man, John Wick, Snowball, Buzz Lightyear, Aladdin, the X-Men and Godzilla on the way. Instead, the film business finds itself lagging last year’s surge and facing questions about why. Some box […]

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‘The Dark Crystal’ Returns on an Even Grander Scale

SLOUGH, England — “We’re sure we’re doing something that no one else is doing,” said Lisa Henson last August. She was in a conference room in the newly opened studio complex, just outside London, that served as the home of Netflix’s ambitious prequel series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” The walls were papered with […]

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Netflix and Big Theater Chains Haggle Over Release of Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’

LOS ANGELES — When Martin Scorsese signed with Netflix to make “The Irishman,” the star-studded epic scheduled to have its premiere on the opening night of the New York Film Festival next month, he put himself in the crossfire of the so-called streaming wars. The film, which may represent Mr. Scorsese’s grandest statement yet on […]

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For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When Dr. Lisa Sanders saw an early version of the forthcoming Netflix documentary series about her efforts to help diagnose the mysterious ailments of eight patients, she delivered what she now readily admits was “badly […]

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