Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.
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Netflix has a job opening that most of us probably want to fill: the opportunity to be paid to watch Netflix. The website is looking for a Tagger in the UK and Ireland, someone who watches hours upon hours of TV (and even some Netflix originals in advance) and then assesses the genre, tone, and personality of each piece of content to help determine what users might want to watch next.
According to Netflix’s job posting, the Tagger’s job is to “deconstruct” the films and TV programs that will be on Netflix in the future, and then describe them using objective tags. Netflix’s tags, as previously reported by The Atlantic, then create those Franken-genres that the website is infamous for: High School Comedies with a Strong Female Lead, Art Action Movies, Ominous Movies Set in Asia. In short, if you live in the UK or Ireland, this is the cheerful Netflix add for you:
[Spoilers for all of season 2 of Orange Is the New Black]
Finish your binge?
Now that you’ve gotten through the whole second season at Litchfield, we want to hear what you thought the craziest moment was. (Refresh yourself with EW’s recaps of all the episodes.) Will Vee continue to haunt your nightmares? Did Pornstache’s return make you gasp with fear — or glee? Who else teared up when we first saw Red’s injuries in the hospital?
Vote on the most shocking moment in the back half of the season below — and let us know what you thought of that OMG finale (#RosaForever). READ FULL STORY
[Spoilers through season 2, episode 7 of Orange is the New Black]
Were you binge-watching this weekend?
Assuming you’ve come up for air since season 2 of Orange Is the New Black was released Friday on Netflix, we want to hear what you thought was the most surprising moment of the first half of the new episodes. (So for this post, no spoiling anything past episode 7.)
As Hillary Busis noted in her recaps of the second season, we’re getting even deeper into the backstories of these characters — particularly ones who were on the backburner for the first season, like Miss Rosa. What gave you the biggest OMG moment? Was it Piper’s airplane ride? Red and Vee’s deep history with each other? The fact that Lorna Morello is actually an attempted murderess? (It’s totally that one, right?)
Vote below. READ FULL STORY
Netflix, marry me.
The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.
Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY
“Can we talk about how terrifying the words ‘personality test’ are?” asked actress Yael Stone — whom you may know best as red-lipped, self-deluded Lorna Morello on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black — right before sitting down to take EW’s very own pop culture-slanted quiz.
Luckily, the bubbly Aussie passed our “test” with flying colors — waxing rhapsodic about the torch she still carries for Michael Landon’s character on Little House on the Prairie, singing Lauryn Hill songs from the very depths of her soul, and the sci-fi touchstone she saw way too young. (A guy with a melting face is involved.) Before the references started flying, she also opened up a bit about her character’s quirky manner of speaking, which is sort of like a 1940s moll by way of Bora Bora Bora: “It’s like a Long Island sound with some Boston vowels in there, with the ‘ahh’ stuff,” Stone explains. “I wouldn’t like to say that I’m really wonderful, like, that’s my thing — but I really like accents, and I like learning about people’s accents.” READ FULL STORY
If you’re looking to revive your cult classic, Netflix appears to be the place to make it happen.
Following the success of Arrested Development‘s Netflix resurrection, David Wain and Michael Showalter are in talks with the streaming service to reboot their summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The 10-episode series would be a prequel to the film and include much of the original cast, according to Variety.
The retro farce featured an impressive roster of stars, many of whom were still up-and-coming when the film debuted in 2001, including: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Joe Lo Truglio. The prequel would focus on the characters as high-schoolers, despite the fact that many of the cast members are now in their 40s. READ FULL STORY
The ladies of Litchfield are back — and they’re ready for you to binge! After the first season of Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black premiered last July and became the network’s most-viewed original series debut, audiences clamored for more from the fascinating women of different shapes, sizes, races, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities who shared just one thing: They’re all behind bars.
In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Shaw goes deep into the trenches on the show’s Queens, New York, set to get the lowdown from the inmates themselves. Series creator Jenji Kohan promises there are plenty of juicy stories to come in the second season, which picks up a few weeks after the bloody beatdown that lands Piper (Taylor Schilling) in solitary. “We had a theme for season 2. A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time,” says Kohan. “It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.” READ FULL STORY
Get on Frank Underwood’s bad side, and he might just brutally murder you. If you’re lucky, though, he’ll simply respond with a catty aside to a camera you can’t see — which, in its own way, is just as harmful. Maybe. (Wait, no, it isn’t at all.)
Anyhow: If you’re yearning to see a version of House of Cards that excises all the boring political intrigue and visits to superhackers and long shots of people staring, smolderingly, as they plot their revenge, you’ve come to the right place. Our latest supercut is nothing but Cards at its best — that is, Frank breaking the fourth wall and making like a bitchy southern belle who’s just emerged from a particularly taxing Junior League meeting. He’s sort of like the Dowager Countess of Washington, D.C., except the Dowager Countess stages fewer suicides. READ FULL STORY
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