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Stranger Things 3 Summer Blockbuster


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Alrighty folks… Stranger Things returned for a third season on Netflix this summer!  Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin, El (Eleven), and the rest of the kids face a whole new evil brewing within the new Starcourt Mall.  Will is triggered yet again from horrific forces from the Upside Down.  It’s yet another explosive summer (literally!) for the kids at Hawkins, Indiana.

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To sum it up, Stranger Things was absolutely amazing yet again.  This incredible 80s sci-fi-themed series killed it with another chapter of the battle within the Upside Down.  Even with the kids growing up over the years, they still came together to defeat the evil in the world.  Stranger Things was definitely a big hit this summer.

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As a matter of fact, Stranger Things was so big that it was a blockbuster hit for Netflix.  The newest season proved to be much popular than the previous one, with over tens of millions of viewers watching the whole season merely days after it released on the Fourth of July.  With over 150 million Netflix subscribers active, that comes out to more than a quarter of them binge-watching the series.

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The main reason for these high numbers stems from both great content and great marketing.  Its these key strategies that helped drive more users towards Netflix.  When Netflix creates amazing content that is marketed the right way, the ending results lead to even more audiences.  Amazing TV series like Stranger Things are already popular among fans, so adding more to the story will only bring them back for more binge-watching.

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With that, Stranger Things is more popular than ever.  The newest season did well on Netflix, with a little help from marketing of course.  It was the perfect summer season for a perfect blockbuster TV series to release this year.

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After another glorious day of summer, be sure to binge-watch Stranger Things 3 on Netflix!

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What/If – 1 Decision, 1 MAJOR Consequence


Ok folks – there have been a lot of talk about the latest hit TV series coming out this month.  Even as Summer is coming in with its bright sun and blue skies, there’s still plenty of great series to watch.  There will be some rainy days here and there, so its always great to create that TV binge-watch list.

What I have for you today is… another TV series!  This Netflix series came out merely two weeks ago in May.  It’s a unique thriller series that revolves around one newlywed’s lucrative and questionable offer from a mysterious benefactor.  This is What/If.

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What/If is an anthology neo-noir thriller miniseries that was created by Mike Kelley.  Renée Zellweger stars as Anne Montgomery, a powerful venture capitalist in San Francisco.  She offers help for Lisa Ruiz-Donovan (Jane Levy) and her biotech startup called Emigen Molecular Sequencing.  Sean (Blake Jenner) spends a night with Anne in return for her help.  What happens next sends Lisa on what would be the wildest journey of her life.

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This thriller series digs deep into the concept of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.  Lisa offers Sean up for Anne Montgomery, only to have her life spiraling out of control.  Interestingly enough, Sean isn’t the only one keeping secrets from her.

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In the end, What/If is definitely worth watching.  This creepy thriller series quickly escalates after the first episode.  Sean and Anne’s meeting set off what would be the pinnacle of the season itself.

Check out What/If on Netflix to see how one fateful decision changes the trajectory of an entire life.

BoJack Horseman/Tuca & Bertie TV Criss-Cross


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This Monday we looked at Tuca & Bertie, the latest animated sitcom out on Netflix.  Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong) go on extravagant adventures in throughout each episode, helping each other out through thick and thin.  These 30-year-old bird women are two birds of a feather who certainly flock together.

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Throughout the series, I couldn’t help but notice the significant similarity of the animation.  It kept bearing a striking resemblance to BoJack Horseman.  The strange part about it was that there were no characters from the BoJack Horseman universe that appeared in Tuca & Bertie.  Surprisingly enough, both BoJack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie by three of the same companies.  Which brings us to… ANOTHER TV Criss-Cross!

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Here we go – Tuca & Bertie was created by three production companies.  Those companies were ShadowMachine, The Tornante Company, and Boxer vs. Raptor.  The three production companies are also involved with producing BoJack Horseman as well.  Two brilliant animated series on Netflix, produced by three of the same production companies.

This was a rather unique TV criss-cross to point out.  It’s a TV criss-cross seen from within backstage, hiding in the series itself.  The two bears striking resemblance in the animation style and that was the key giveaway to this criss-cross.

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With that, another TV criss-cross has been discovered.  Boxer vs. Raptor, ShadowMachine, and The Tornante Company were all responsible for producing both Tuca & Bertie and BoJack Horseman.  This unique TV criss-cross came from backstage, but the answer was revealed through the familiar artwork between the two series.

That’s all for today’s TV criss-cross.  Now that it was discovered, it’s time to enjoy a binge-watching session of both BoJack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie.

Tuca and Bertie: Birds of a Feather


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Happy Monday, fellow readers!  Here we are in yet another cloudy, rainy day here in Massachusetts.  I took advantage of these long rainy days this past month by diving into yet another interesting Netflix series.  It’s an animated TV sitcom featuring two 30-year-old bird women in their crazy, hectic lifestyle.  Interestingly enough, the animation bears a striking resemblance to a previous series that entered Netflix years ago.  This is Tuca & Bertie.

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Tuca & Bertie follows cocky, care-free toucan Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious song bird who daydreams often.  They live in the same apartment with Bertie’s boyfriend Speckle (Stephen Yeun).  Throughout each episode, Tuca and Bertie run into ongoing adventures with friends around the town.  Notable voice actors/actresses within the show include Nicole Byer, Reggie Watts, and Lavern Cox.

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What is most intriguing about Tuca & Bertie is how familiar the art style is BoJack Horseman.  Both shows feature animals drawn up to look like human beings and even ACTING both human and as an animal as well.  For the record, the shows have no actual criss-crosses happening at all; even still, the two shows were still created by the company known as ShadowMachine.  Tuca & Bertie seemed more on the lighter, more humorous side with more comedy featured into the story.

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For those who are a big fan of BoJack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie is definitely worth watching on Netflix.  Tuca and Bertie’s terrifying, yet hilarious journeys make for quite an exciting series.

With that, Tuca & Bertie is a must-see that’s out on Netflix.  Tuca and Bertie take their friendship to new adventures in this hilarious animated sitcom.

Check out Tuca & Bertie today!

Netflix’s Baby — Teenage Prostitution Drama


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Christmas is in less than two weeks and I have been brushing up on the latest holiday specials on television.  Now is the time to re-watch all of those series that we keep shelved for the month of December.  But even with the Christmas specials rolling out on television, I still make time for the latest Netflix series.

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Netflix has been launching its own Christmas series and movies for their digital library.  Hidden within the digital library lies a popular TV series about that centers around two wealth teens in the underworld of Rome.  This is Baby.

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Baby revolves around teen friends Chiara and Ludovica in the posh city of Parioli, Rome.  They plunge into an exciting, yet dangerous world of teenage prostitution.  Throughout the series, Ludovica and Chiara start leading double lives as prostitutes to earn money for their own personal obligations.

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After the release of the series, Baby gained nationwide controversy for its portrayal of teenage prostitution.  The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) even condemned the series for promoting sex trafficking.  What made things more interesting was that fifty-five sex-trafficking victims joined the organization to send a letter to Netflix about their concerns on the show.  Even with all of the backlash, Baby still remains in Netflix’s digital library today.

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But what’s even more disturbing about Baby is the true story behind the series.  Baby is loosely based on a real prostitution scandal that occurred at Parioli, Rome in 2014.  Two Roman high schoolers, under the pseudonyms Lalla and Jenny, went into prostitution after googling “easy money”.  They found their two pimps — Nunzio Pizzacalla and Mirko Ienia.  The girls were fourteen and sixteen at the time the news was published.  Even more disturbing is that the 14-year-old’s mother allegedly told her daughter to get into prostitution to help pay the bills.

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A shocking teenage drama that is loosely based on a disturbing case that happened four years ago.  Prostitution is considered legal in Italy, but underage or organized prostitution is against the law.

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With that, Baby was definitely an interesting teenage drama to check out.  Its background story is much more provocative than the actual content of the series.  The series bears similar reference to Elite, but it revolves around its story around teenage prostitution.

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If you’re looking for another creepy foreign high school drama series, Baby is worth binge-watching on Netflix.  Just remember to let it sink in that it was based on a REAL teenage prostitution case that happened four years ago.