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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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Pose: Stan Bowes vs. 1980s America


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As of now, there is just one episode left of Ryan Murphy’s Pose.  Pose chronicled life in the ball culture happening in New York City during the 1980s. For weeks, Blanca’s and Elektra’s team has been battling it out to be the best House.  After seven episodes left, we will see what season finale holds for the House Abundance and House Evangelista.

While the main storyline dazzled audiences with some fantastic battles, there is another battle happening on the side.  This battle involves Stan Bowes, his family, Angel Evangelista, and the Trump-era Universe of the late 80s.

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Stan Bowes (played by Evan Peters) works at Trump Tower for his kingpin boss Matt Bromley (James Van Der Beek).  He comes home to his wife Patty (Kate Mara) and his children in New Jersey.  Even in this perfect life, Stan is unhappy with his current conditions.

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Throughout the story, Bowes keeps one secret from everyone – his love of transgendered women.  On the side, he starts seeing Angel Evangelista.  Bowes works diligently to keep his secret from getting out.  His plans fall flat when his wife meets Angel after one of the shows.

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Both Stan and Angel had this unique connection for each other that was rarely seen in the late 80s.  It wasn’t just Angel that was missing from his life; rather, it seemed as though he didn’t find meaning in this ego-driven era he was in.

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What exactly was his motive for Stan to pursue Angel?  Was it his personal fascination for transgendered women?  Or could it possibly be that he de-taches himself from the societal norms of the late 1980s?  Better yet, it could even be a combination of both.

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You’ve heard of this story before – man is tethered to typical American lifestyle of being married with wife and have two kids.  Behind all of this is a tattered and beaten man who longs for his own personal goals.  Pose comes with this kind of side-story but presented in a unique way. Stan Bowes looks to leave typical American life to chase after Angel, a transgendered woman who competes in balls every week.

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There is the main battle going on between House Evangelista and House Abundance; but on the side, you have the battle between Stan Bowes and the 1980s Trump-era Universe.  Will Stan Bowes have the guts to go against American societal norms and be with his true love Angel?  Or will social pressures tether him from having life he always wanted?

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Tune into the season finale Sunday July 22nd to see how it all goes down.  A lot is about to go down in the end.

I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale


You ever have one of those moments where you suddenly find out some mind-blowing fact about a song you love?  Yeah, this actually just happened to me recently.

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Let me explain – so I was talking with someone about the theme to Trailer Park BoysTrailer Park Boys had this relaxing theme that played during each episode.  Flashbacks of fun times at Sunnyvale Trailer Park are shown while this soothing track is played.  It plays just before things go crazy during the story.

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All throughout the years, I thought the song was originally from the creators of the show itself.  It seemed like an original tune for the opening credits each episode.  But let me tell you this, folks – BOY was I wrong!

As it turned out, the Trailer Park Boys theme features a familiar riff from a very famous song.  That song happens to be… Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

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That’s right – the theme for one of Canada’s most popular series stems from Tony Bennett’s hit song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.  You can hear the resemblance right around forty-five seconds of the song.  That slow piano tune from Tony Bennett’s song is basically sped up a bit during the opening theme for Trailer Park Boys.

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Just…I…WOW.  I feel as though my life has forever changed since learning this fact.  All this time I thought I knew this show well.  Who knew that the Trailer Park Boys theme would share any resemblance to Tony Bennett whatsoever.

Even still, this makes for such fascinating trivia.  Its trivia like this that keep me digging for more answers about my favorite series.  This is the kind of thing that makes me enjoy entertainment even more.

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            Who knows what other surprising trivia will be found in the near future.  Until then, let it sink in that the theme song for Trailer Park Boys shares a resemblance to Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

I guess you can say that the theme song would be called ‘I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale’.

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.

Cooking on High Review


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Cannabis-themed shows have been all in the rage the past few years.  Series like Bong Appetit and High Maintenance showcase cannabis in their own unique ways.  Cannabis is slowly turning less into a ‘Reefer Madness’ theme and becoming normalized in our American society.  Each show paves the way for the cannabis industry even more.

One such cannabis-themed show was released on Netflix earlier in June.  It combines cannabis with two chefs skilled in the art of cooking.  I’m talking about Cooking on High.

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Ok folks, I’m just going to come out and say this now…Cooking on High was just horrifically bad.  I really got my hopes up seeing the teaser and all that, but it never lived up to the hype.  It was like unwrapping that surprising gift only to find out it’s a pair of socks.

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            Before we roast this series, let’s start with the actual concept.  Josh Levya hosts this cannabis-themed cooking competition series where two chefs battle it out under one kitchen.  The chefs must create a cannabis-themed cuisine based on the theme pulls out.  In the end, the chef with the best dish receives the stash and the ‘Golden Pot’ as a prize.  Each episode lasts fifteen minutes with different judges and contestants throughout the series.

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First off, the concept is a cannabis-themed competition cooking series.  For a ‘competition’ series, there was barely any competing happening whatsoever.  The chefs have all of the ingredients they need…RIGHT in front of them!  It’s like watching fisherman catch fish out of a barrel.  Many competitive cooking series like Guy’s Grocery Games or Chopped show the contestants hustling to grab their ingredients while the time is ticking away.

Speaking of time, Cooking on High is a short series.  Each segment lasts fifteen minutes (or less!) and capture enough action.  If the show were longer, then there would be more interesting segments of the food being cooked rather than what is happening in the background.

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And the dialogue throughout the series…OH MY SWEET JESUS it is bad.  The dialogue between the characters become so cringe-worthy that it is hard to even take it seriously.  Rather than discuss the delicious food the contestants are making, these ‘judges’ start talking about their stories of when they first took edibles or smoked cannabis.  Each dish created looks absolutely amazing, yet the focus shift towards these silly stoner stories that have nothing to do with concept.

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The main problem I had was that it tried to do too much in one short series.  It combines cannabis with a competitive cooking series with other cringing ideas.  In the end, you end up with a series full of cheesy one-liners and juvenile stoner stories that have NOTHING to do with the concept whatsoever.

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I was really looking forward for this amazing idea on Netflix; what I got after twelve episodes was just full of disappointment.  Ironically enough, I didn’t enjoy it even after consuming a bowl of Huckleberry.

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In the end, avoid Cooking on High at all cost.  Tune into a more high-brow show like Bong Appetit or Weediquette.  You will certainly gain more 4/20 knowledge through those series.

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That’s all for today’s roast on Cooking on High.  Hopefully there will be a much better cannabis-themed competitive cooking series on the horizon.  To be blunt, Cooking on High was just not lit at all.