Not much is known about the upcoming season of “House of Cards,” except that Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be reprising their roles as Frank and Claire Underwood, and that “Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali will not be returning.
Netflix didn’t announce exactly which shows or how many shows will be available to download, but the company said Orange Is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are all available immediately, but a teaser video released by Netflix also shows clips from House of Cards, The Art of Cai Guo Qiang, Stranger Things and Black Mirror.
The feature is available on iOS and Android phones and tablets — all you have to do is update your app, and you’ll see an arrow pointing downwards next to content that you can watch offline by accessing the “My Downloads” menu in the app.
According to TIME, you’ll also be able to browse an “Available for Download” menu so you can see all the content available on the app.
Just in time for your holiday travels — make sure to download as much as possible for those long days in the airport.
No more lazy days binge-watching “House Hunters” and “Chopped,” if you’re into that kind of thing.
The shows, included in a host of Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel shows that are currently on Netflix, will soon leave the streaming platform due to Scripps Networks Interactive ending its distribution deal with Netflix, according to Variety.
The shows affected include:
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Food Network Star
Love it or List it
Man v. Food
The Layover with Anthony Bourdain
Worst Cooks in America
Iron Chef America
The Great Food Truck Race
Giada at Home
Ace of Cakes
Guy’s Grocery Games
Kids Baking Championship
Fox News reports the deal expires at the end of this year, so you have about six weeks to get your binge on.
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by Netflix.
Maybe it’s for the best, though? No more sitting on your IKEA couch in your overpriced one-bedroom apartment, yearning for fancy houses with shiplap or farm sinks or pretending like you actually know what a coulis is when you actually don’t even know what the “broil” option on your oven does.
If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things” and Harry Potter, you’re gonna love this.
Comedy Central UK posted a video (that has since been taken down, but re-uploaded by other users) called “Potter Things” that mashes up the two beloved stories pretty seamlessly.
The video opens to (what else?) Hedwig’s Theme and a “Potter Things” title card in the “Stranger Things” font, but it quickly segues into the Netflix show’s theme song from Austin synth band Survive. Apparently, in this combination of the two universes, the “Stranger Things” kids show up at Hogwarts, and things get…strange. Harry and Ron find Eleven in the woods, Snape accuses Eleven of stealing Eggos from his personal stores (let’s all pause for a moment to laugh at the mental image of Snape eating Eggos) and the “Stranger Things” discover the Vale of Shadows which, let’s be honest, is the most Harry Potter-sounding thing ever.
Netflix’s highly anticipated remake of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has finally released its first teaser video, and it’s just as meta and macabre as every fan hoped.
The trailer features Patrick Warburton as author Lemony Snicket (a pseudonym for Daniel Handler) walking through Netflix’s set for the TV show and, true to form, attempting to dissuade fans from even watching the series at all.
“Under ordinary circumstances, this room would be buzzing with excitement and activity as directors, designers, stagehands and indentured servants prepare for a dazzling season of top-notch entertainment,” Snicket says, walking past lights, cameras and a crate curiously labeled “Very Flammable Dandelions.”
“But the story of the Baudelaire orphans is so upsetting and so utterly unnerving that the entire crew is suffering from low morale, a phase which here means, ‘Currently under medical observation for melancholia, ennui and acute wistfulness,'” Snicket continues.
No appearance of Neil Patrick Harris as the infamous Count Olaf, unfortunately, but you can hear his voice cutting through Snicket’s warning as he sings off screen: “Joy, joy, happiness, my fortune’s about to change.”
Looks like not everyone’s suffering from low morale.
The teaser tells little to nothing about the show itself, so here’s hoping we see more sneak peeks of Snicket, Count Olaf and the Baudelaire orphans before the show debuts on the entirely too perfect date of Friday, Jan. 13.
Since the show’s debut nearly two weeks ago, “Stranger Things” fans have been calling for Netflix to release the soundtrack and the entertainment company is finally humoring their requests. It posted this tweet yesterday stating “We hear you loud and clear. The #StrangerThings Official Soundtrack is coming soon. Over.”
There’s no release date for the soundtrack just yet, but Netflix did create a Spotify playlist that compiles most of the hits from the show. Maybe this will hold you over while we wait for Netflix to make good on its promise.
Also, here’s a little fun fact: the show’s actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, does her own YouTube covers of classic songs and current pop hits.
That’s right, today Netflix unveiled the much-anticipated release date for the “Gilmore Girls” four-part revival. The show, which comes nearly ten years after the last episode of the original series, will be available for streaming on Netflix.
Accompanying the release date, fans were also given a short clip of the upcoming show featuring Lorelai and Rory sitting in their familiar kitchen having a chat. Though it’s a little strange hearing the Gilmore girls discuss Amy Schumer and John Oliver, it’s good to see the characters in action.
A growing market of content providers continues to exert its influence in the rankings; five of the site’s top picks are streaming/download offerings, while basic and pay cable make up the bulk of the list. Only a trio of broadcast network programs made the cut, and none cracked the top ten (“Parks and Recreation” landed at number 12).
Newcomers commanded almost half of the slots. “Bloodline,” “Fortitude,” “Babylon,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” are included, along with “You’re The Worst,” the Duplass brothers’ “Togetherness,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul,” Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers,” “The Nick” and “Transparent.”
There are some glaring omissions, though. Where is “Veep”? How about “The Flash” or “Empire”? And who do I grill to find out why “Bob’s Burgers” couldn’t fit somewhere into the order?
Here are Indiewire’s Top Ten (check out the complete list here). Did they get it right? Which of your favorites are missing? Tell us in the comments below:
10. “Better Call Saul” 9. “The Leftovers” 8. “Mad Men” 7. “The Americans” 6. “Justified” 5. “Orange is the New Black” 4. “Rectify” 3. “Broad City” 2. “The Knick” 1.”Transparent”
Piper is back and Red is back and Taystee is back and Poussey is back and you guys Alex Vause is back. Or, as she’s referred to in the trailer for season three of Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black,” the “Bettie Page of Litchfield.”
Mark your calendar for June 12, when your binge-watching habits will take a sharp up-tick. In the meantime, watch the trailer, which features new faces, new hairdos and quotes aplenty.