Tag Archives: Over the Top

Is Netflix Cancelling Shows Before People Have a Reasonable Amount of Time to Watch Them?

If streaming is famously about “watching what you want, when you want,” we shouldn’t feel so pressured to plow through a season within a month. Netflix factoring in six (if not eight) weeks would set a far more realistic goal, recognizing that any given person is not only about any “one” show. Them old-timey broadcast-TV shows typically get at least 13 weeks to state their case, to open well and hold onto enough of that audience that they hopefully see another season[.] – Matt Webb Mitovich, Indiewire » http://bit.ly/2YaAuuT
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Netflix’s pop-out player test is perfect for procrastination

To use the pop-out player, users will click a small icon along the bottom of the screen. Once the new window appears, you can resize it and position it wherever you’d like. At the moment, subtitles are not yet available in the window. – Christine Fisher, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Xyiiyo

JJ Abrams Goes to WarnerMedia: Nine Upcoming Projects Impacted By the Deal

Everyone from Disney to Apple has pursued him with a rigor normally reserved for superstar athletes, desperate to house his prolific content output under their shingles. The sweepstakes seems to be nearing to an end, as reports are saying Abrams has agreed to a $500 million deal to move his entire Bad Robot production company to WarnerMedia. – Christian Zilko, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2RujBbX

YouTube and Universal to upgrade 1,000 music videos

YouTube and Universal Music Group are committed to fully upgrading nearly 1,000 music videos, remastering some of the most important works in the history of the format to the highest possible standards. Each week over the next year, more titles will be added, with all 1,000 titles expected to be available before the end of 2020. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2x6HHA3

DC Universe: ‘Doctor Who’ Co-Star Lands Mercy Graves Role On ‘Titans’

The official character bio from the show’s producers: “Mercy Graves is the ruthless, cunning, right hand and bodyguard to the notorious Lex Luthor – serving her boss with unquestioned loyalty. Her connection to the Luthors runs deep, as Mercy has been a friend of the family and in Lex’s life since they were young.” – Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZndXet

Oh man, Netflix just canceled ‘Good Omens’

Good Omens was released in May. David Tennant plays the demon Crowley, while Michael Sheen plays his counterpart as the angel Aziraphale. The campaign is upset that the two characters are “good friends.” The petition’s creators are also perturbed that the six-part series portrays God as evil, while the devils appear as good. – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/2NjIQQ3

‘Final Life’ on Amazon is a Brutal Japanese Crime Drama Starring Some Beautiful Boys

Final Life follows two very different young men as they are thrown together on a special police force. Ryo Kawakubo (Shota Matsuda) grew up in destitution, while Song Shi-On (Taemin) has a posh American education. His one problem? Uh, a risky medical experiment on his brain has rendered him with amnesia. He also has blue hair, bright blue eyes, and enters the story by runway-walking off of a helicopter. You know, normal police guy stuff. – Meghan O’Keef, Decider » https://trib.al/ICtHzvf
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