Reality is setting in at Netflix Inc. Unscripted programming, a staple of broadcast and cable TV, is emerging as an important genre for the streaming giant. The company has released eight reality shows this year, including the revived “Queer Eye.’’ Now the cooking competition “Nailed It!” is being recrafted for Mexican viewers, people with knowledge of the matter said, becoming the first Netflix reality show to be adapted for a specific market. The decision to make a local-language version of the show reflects a shift in strategy, as well as the growing importance of foreign markets. More than 90 percent of the company’s newest customers live overseas, and Mexico is one of its top five markets. Netflix executives are already talking with reality producers about adapting other shows, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing preliminary plans. “If you look at a global platform like Netflix and you see the tremendous growth … [Read more...] about Netflix gets real about reality TV with Mexican ‘Nailed It’
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source AMC Still behind on the biggest and best TV shows? Thankfully it’s almost summer, which means you might have some free time or vacation days to squeeze in a lot of binge-watching of the currently running shows that you’ve missed. For years, Netflix has been a prime source for this – so much so that some TV shows experience what is known as the “Netflix Effect.” Once a series is available on Netflix, it’s easier for more people to catch up. This can spur a rise in popularity. Shows that saw their popularity soar once they became available on Netflix famously include AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and The CW’s “Riverdale” (which gained in popularity last summer when it became available on Netflix in between seasons one and two). This also happened when NBC’s “The Good Place” came to the streaming service last fall, a few weeks before season two premiered. Here, we collected some … [Read more...] about 12 of the best current TV shows you can catch up to on Netflix
source Erica Parise/Netflix There’s a ton of television and, thankfully, an outrageous amount of it is available to stream on Netflix without ads. But with so many options available on Netflix, from its originals to the classics, we thought you might need help figuring out your next binge-watch. Every month, we’ll select three TV shows that you should fit into your free time, to save you some time. This month, we selected two Netflix originals that have second seasons making their debut in June, and one AMC critical darling that completed its run in 2017. From the critically acclaimed tech drama “Halt and Catch Fire” to the reality series “Queer Eye,” these are wonderful TV series on Netflix that you can watch this month (along with why you should watch, and their scores on Rotten Tomatoes): “Halt and Catch Fire” — AMC, four seasons source AMC Netflix description:Re-creating the dawn of the personal computer … [Read more...] about 3 great TV shows you should watch on Netflix this month
EXO’s Sehun on Netflix series Busted! SEOUL — The millions of fans of K-pop superstar Sehun from the popular boy band EXO have something to look forward to, yet again. Their idol is set to conquer the global stage as he essays his first-ever role in a Korean variety-reality TV show called Busted! and it will premiere tonight all over the world on Netflix. This unprecedented development in Sehun’s career is seen as a sure way to cement the young pop idol’s hold on global stardom, paved for him by his band EXO as its lead rapper and lead dancer and the youngest member of the song-and-dance group. Immediately after the highly-successful concert of EXO at the Mall of Asia Arena last April 28, Sehun flew back to this city to get into the thick of the promotional blitz for the brand-new Netflix series last Monday. The cast and producers of Busted (from left) Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Jong-min, Yoo Jaesuk, Cho-Hyo-jin, Kim Joo-Hyung, Park … [Read more...] about EXO’s Sehun on Netflix series Busted!
caption A still from 2015’s “Under the Sun”. source Screenshot via PÖFF/YouTube If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we’ve got you covered. Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films – many of which are among some of the best ever made. The documentaries on the platform will sharpen your wit about everything from life inside North Korea and how President Donald Trump rose to power, to the politics of high-powered corporate greed and corruption. Here are the 13 best documentaries about politics streaming on Netflix right now: “13th” (2016) caption Sen. Corey Booker of New Jersey in “13th”. source Screenshot via Netflix What it’s about: At the end of the Civil War in 1865, the 13th amendment officially abolished slavery – but there was a catch. People who had … [Read more...] about 13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics