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Netflix Title Request Page


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Netflix has some interesting tricks featured within its service.  Some tricks help you find more content you haven’t discovered before while others help put an end to the annoying buffering.  If you do a little digging around the program, you will be able to take full advantage of what Netflix has to offer.  Just goes to show you that Netflix has a lot more to offer these days.

Just a month ago, a hidden feature was discovered.  This feature was discovered within social media and provides more interactivity with its audiences.  The hidden feature that was discovered is a title request page.

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That’s right folks – Netflix has a title request page for its audiences.  Millions of users are able to request up to three titles to submit for Netflix.  Whether it is a TV series or movie, any title is up for grabs.

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This feature was discovered from a fan’s tweet about not finding Chelsea Peretti’s One of the Greats on Netflix.  Netflix replied with, “You know the drill” and linked to the title request page.  Chelsea Peretti then responded with, “LITERALLY NO ONE KNOWS THAT DRILL”.  Its an answer that echoes across many Netflix users worldwide.

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The tweet shocked audiences nationwide about this intriguing feature.  Providing something like a title request page increases interactivity among its audiences.  Not only is there more interactivity, but the feature becomes more personal to the users.  Users can choose THEIR favorite titles they want to see on the streaming service.  These users enjoy the thousands of titles to choose from and they are looking to expand the digital library.

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With that, you end up making Netflix even better.  Audiences can now take full advantage of this amazing feature.  Three titles can be selected of your choosing.

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If you want to binge-watch one of your favorite shows or want to track down a movie, head over to the title request page on Netflix here at https://help.netflix.com/en/titlerequest.

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Spiraling Through Netflix’s The Staircase


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There has been some interesting true crime documentary series popping up on Netflix these past few months.  First there was the bizarre PR nightmare surrounding a small town in Oregon in Wild Wild Country.  Then Evil Genius introduced us to one of the craziest bank heist stories in America.  These series come shocking twists and turns, a hidden story unfolding before your eyes.

Each true crime series come with the most puzzling stories that make you wonder what actually happened.  One of the newest crime series was released last month.  It’s a perplexing story about a woman who went up the staircase in her house, only to fall and pass away minutes later.  This is The Staircase.

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The Staircase is a French television miniseries created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade in 2004.  It follows the trial of Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen.  Filming of the series began after Michael Peterson’s indictment.  It originally started with ten episodes and was re-released with three new episodes for Netflix on June 6th.

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This case goes like this – Kathleen Peterson walks back into the house from the pool.  Michael starts to head in a little bit.  Meanwhile, Kathleen falls down the staircase and suffers heavy bleeding.  Michael finds her minutes later and calls for an ambulance.  It was too late, for Kathleen passes away moments later.  What follows next is a long and arduous trial.

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It’s a shocking story that delves into criminal injustices.  Aspects such as Michael’s bisexuality and the so-called ‘blow poke’ came into play multiple times throughout the series.  The event took place more than sixteen years ago, yet it still remains relevant to audiences today.

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Netflix played it smart by adding three extra episodes when re-releasing the series.  Adding more episodes can help rejuvenate a series to a fresher audience.  This simply just means that there is much more in the story happening.  It may have happened more than a decade and a half ago, yet the story still goes on.

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Overall, The Staircase is another bizarre PR nightmare that only lingers on years later.  This is one PR tale that is STILL going down in history.  Thanks to Netflix, more audiences will be able to get in on the fun.

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For those looking for another intriguing crime story, definitely check out The Staircase on Netflix.

Safe – A Netflix Series from Harlan Coben


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Michael C. Hall has played a lot of memorable characters over the years.  He was David Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under, became the notorious blood splatter analyst/serial killer Dexter Morgan in Dexter, and even had a quirky role as computer programmer Ken Castle in Gamer.  Years later after his role as Dexter and he’s still going on strong.

            Hall has played one intriguing character after another.  His most recent series was for a French-American-British drama series title Safe.

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Safe is a crime drama series stemming from the novel written by Harlan Coben.  Englishman Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) is a pediatric surgeon and widowed father who struggles to connect with his two teenage daughters.  When 16-year-old Jenny goes missing, Tom uncovers a web of deep secrets as she searches for her.  More and more clues are unraveled during Tom’s adventure.

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After binge-watching all eight episodes, I definitely enjoyed watching Safe.  There were lots of things (both big and small) that jumped out at me throughout the series.  First off, I loved Michael C. Hall’s British accent.  He pulled off this amazing accent that blends his character in with both the other characters and the setting.  Who knew that the man who was once Dexter Morgan could pull off such an amazing British character.

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Speaking of the plot, the storyline has you yearning for questions from the very beginning.  During the series premiere, Jenny attends a house party within the neighborhood.  What happens next will leave you SHOCKED.  After learning about the crazy house party that took place, you are left with so many questions that will unravel throughout each episode.

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But then there’s more – there’s even a DEEPER secret kept within the suburban neighborhood.  It was kept safe for so many years.  If you pay close attention to the series, you will notice that the characters starting acting strange very quickly.

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One reoccurring statement that is repeated frequently pertains to gates closing to keep enemies away.  What you will see throughout the series that the true enemies never actually left the gated community.  And the ironic thing is that the enemies closed that gate to keep away any intruders. So basically… the enemies never left.

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It’s an incredible modern twist on the ‘whodunit’ series that has you asking what is even happening throughout each episode.  Each and every character played some part in the case.  Whether it was the bystander or one of the neighbors, every member of the community played their own role.

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If you are searching for a unique crime drama (or just want to hear Michael C. Hall’s British accent), then definitely check out Harlan Coben’s Safe on Netflix.  Pick a good night to unravel this bizarre and mysterious series.

Aggretsuko = Hello Kitty + Death Metal


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Lately I have been digging into the anime series out on Netflix.  First I binge-watched Fullmetal Alchemist all over again last month and I recently finished season 3 of Yu-Gi-Oh.  Not a lot of new series have been jumping out at me, so it was a great time to get back to the classics.  Luckily for me, Netflix has a good line up of anime within their digital library.

These series seemed silly most of the time, but nothing could prepare me for the wackiness of this latest anime.  It involves a red panda who relieves her stress by belting out Death Metal songs.  I’m talking about Aggretsuko.

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Aggretsuko is about office worker Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who works in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm.  Retsuko takes out her daily frustrations by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.  She deals with things such as gossipy co-workers and even her pig director Ton (which is a literal play on the term ‘chauvinist pig’).  As the series moves on, Retsuko finds it hard to keep her secret from her co-workers.  The first season aired with ten episodes on April 20th 2018.

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The best part about this series so far are the death metal scenes.  When Retsuko picks up the microphone, she transforms into this wild animal and screams out death metal songs.  She usually sings about her daily frustrations about life.  Whether its her pig of a boss or the guy that doesn’t notice her, Retsuko has some crazy death metal song to sing.  Retsuko is basically the death metal Hello Kitty that I never knew I needed… until now.

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Beside the over-the-top death metal scenes, the characters themselves are just as ridiculous.  Gori and Washimi are the first to find out Retsuko’s hidden secret.  Surprisingly enough, they ended up loving her talent and started gossiping with Retsuko halfway through the series.  The series just keeps getting weirder each episode.

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Overall, Aggretsuko was definitely entertaining to watch.  The characters were fun to watch and those death metal scenes made me laugh harder each time.  Retsuko is the death metal Hello Kitty I never knew I needed until last night.  Hopefully more episodes will be released with even MORE death metal songs being sung.

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If you’re looking for Hello Kitty mixed in with some heavy darkness, then Aggretsuko is definitely the anime for you.  Check out Aggretsuko on Netflix.

Everything Sucks! = Da Bomb


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Netflix has really been showcasing a lot of nostalgic content this month.  We were introduced to a new ‘Fab Five’ in the reboot of Queer Eye and Joel McHale moved from E! to Netflix where he became the host of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.  Lately it has been just one amazing reboot after another.

These new series make for great shows because they take us back to a more simpler time.  Not all shows were created based on their colorful past.  There is one new coming-of-age, comedy-drama series that takes us back to a time of VHS tapes and flannel shirts.  I’m talking about Netflix’s series Everything Sucks!.

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Set in Boring, Oregon (which is actually a REAL town!), Everything Sucks! chronicles the lives of teenagers in Boring High School who make a movie together while dealing with issues such as sexuality and dating.  Lucas O’Neil joins the A/V Club with his friends McQuaid and Tyler.  He develops a crush on Kate Messner, the principal’s daughter of Boring High.  Kate doesn’t have feelings for Luke, BUT she does have the hots for Emaline Addario.  The series parodies off from the teen culture during the mid-1990s.

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Everything Sucks! is the 90s time warp you have been looking for.  This nostalgic series features flannel shirts, Surge, VHS tapes, Zimas, alternative rock/grunge music playing in the background, and even a scene at Blockbusters.

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This low-budget teen comedy series was interesting to watch.  Everything Sucks! featured a diverse and colorful cast of characters going through typical teenage drama.  If you took out the sci-fi component from Stranger Things and crossed that with Freaks and Geeks, you would get Everything Sucks!.

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There have been some amazing rebooted series on Netflix lately and Everything Sucks! was something different.  It featured an original storyline stemming from the bangin’ years of the 1990s.  Everything Sucks! took us back to a simpler time when the age of technology was still in its prime.  We used modems to connect to the internet and watched movies on VHS tapes; those days are long gone, yet technology only became more sophisticated over the years.

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In the end, Everything Sucks! is the perfect blast from the past of the 90s era.  The series is all that and a bag of chips.  Binge-watching the series this past week was the bomb.  This phat drama series will leave you saying ‘oh, snap!’ during multiple episodes.

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If you are looking for a stylin’ nostalgic 90s series, definitely go check out Everything Sucks! on Netflix.