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Arrested Development is just as arresting for season 5
May 7th, 2018 under Jason Bateman, Netflix. [ Comments: none ]


Remember how mad you were when Fox cancelled Arrested Development back in 2006? Then you got all happy when Netflix revived it back in 2013? Well, mark your calendars because the Bluth family will be back with their 5th season on May 29th. Looks like it will be just as wild and wacky as ever. In other words, it is exactly what we need to start off our summers the day after Memorial Day. That and a Bluth banana stand nearby.

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Seth Rogen signs away his life rights to Netflix
April 1st, 2018 under Netflix, Seth Rogen. [ Comments: none ]


It was recently announced that Seth Rogen was moving his Hilarity for Charity event to Netflix on April 6th, and it turns out that is not all he doing with him then.

He signed a contract giving them everything and I do mean everything. As he says, “If it worked for Adam Sandler, it will work for me. Right? I guess.” Get ready for Rogenflix all the time. If you thought that Stranger Things was the only stranger thing on Netflix, be prepared for it not be anymore. I hope we get a sequel to The Interview out of this deal. How highlarious would that be?

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Are we sure that Tony Danza is not Josh Groban’s father?
March 30th, 2018 under Josh Groban, Netflix, Taxi. [ Comments: none ]


Tony Danza is playing Josh Groban’s father on Netflix’s Good Cop. Yesterday, was their last day filming the cop drama and both men shared this photo. Now that we have seen the two of them together, they really look like father and son. They even have the same eyes. Don’t you think they look related?

Good Cop comes to the streaming service in the fall.

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Alexa & Katie is a must watch for parents and their school aged children together
March 26th, 2018 under Netflix. [ Comments: none ]


Are you a parent and do you have a preteen or teenager in school, then you are going to want to sit down with them and binge Alexa & Katie on Netflix as soon as you can. Kids deal with so many things these days, but there is one thing that they might not able to avoid. That is, what if one of their classmates has cancer? How do you explain to them how to act around that child? This show gives them a good idea, treat them like you always have.

Just as Alexa (Paris Berelc) finished middle school, she found out she has cancer. She spent the summer in the hospital getting chemotherapy to beat it. Now that high school is getting ready to start, she is hoping she gets back to her life as it was. The doctor clears her, but she will have her limits. She wants everything to be as normal as possible, so she does not anyone to know how she spent her summer. She does not want everyone to know she has cancer. It is already a lot for her to go through and she does not everyone whispering about her.

Thankfully she has her best friend and next neighbor Katie (Isabel May) to keep her secret and help her out. These girls do everything together and will do anything for the other one. Therefore, when Alexa’s hair starts to fall out, Katie shaves her hair off in solidarity. Now both bald girls need to go wig shopping before school starts. When one of them cannot afford a nice wig, they both go to the school with bright colored bobs like they are too cool for skool!

Once they get there, there is a rumor that a girl in their class has cancer and no one knows who it is. No one suspects it is Alexa, so she goes on, as life is normal. The only problem is that it is not. When she goes out for basketball tryouts, Katie stops her because it might be too dangerous for her health. Thus, Katie tries out and flips her lid or loses her wig.

Now everyone thinks she is the one that has cancer. She goes along with it to protect her friend. Which is not that hard for Katie because everyone is treating her as though she is special. However, when it becomes too much for her, will it force Alexa to reveal the truth?

Throughout the season, the two girls will deal with the ups and downs of cancer and high school life. There will be dates, school plays, getting in trouble in school, fights, a hospital stay, pranks, parental problems and so much more.

Then there are their parents and siblings. Alexa’s mom (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen) cares about her daughter and will do anything to protect her. She will also fight for her daughter to make sure she gets the best care possible. Her dad (Eddie Shin) is much more carefree but he too will do anything for his daughter. Her older brother (Emery Kelly) is the cool dude who is all about himself and fights with his sister. Then there are the times he is the good guy. I am thinking the latter is why Katie has a crush on him. Now her brother (Finn Carr) on the other hand is a little brat, but you cannot help to think he is so cute even when he gets in trouble for bringing home something he shouldn’t. Katie’s mom (Jolie Jenkins) and her dad are divorced. She is stuck raising the kids on her own. All while holding down a full-time job and going to school. Yet she makes it all work somehow. Just like Katie is there for Alexa and vice versa, her mom is there for Alexa’s parents and vice versa. They are their own family when they really need a family that is sometimes better than the one you have.

Alexa & Katie is a teenage comedy like the ones on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. Thus, it is something that your kids will enjoy (plus it is safe and you do not have to worry about anything risqué) and you will totally love it too. That when you are done watching the 13 episodes, you can talk about what you just watched. All while laughing with this great cast that looks like they are having a blast while getting an important message out there.

That message is you do not change just because you have cancer. You want to live life as you always have and not have people treat you differently. That is why this show is so important it normalizes the c-word. Being a teenager is hard enough without everyone treating you differently, so you cannot blame Alexa for wanting that. With this sitcom, you get to show your kids that if Gd forbid someone in your kids’ school (or life) gets it, they will know how to treat them. The same way they always have.

Cancer is, unfortunately, part of life, and it is something none of us are taught how to react to. This is a good start to getting that discussion out there. It is much easier than having the talk!

Since it is Spring Break and there is only so much you can do with your kids before you wish you never had them. This is a good 7 hours that will keep y’all busy and civil with each other. Unless they are a talker. Then you are out luck.

Seriously though, I cannot praise Alexa & Katie enough, watch it with your loved ones and see why.

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Will Fox and FX call 9-1-1 to report the theft of Ryan Murphy to Netflix?
February 13th, 2018 under American Horror Story, Netflix. [ Comments: none ]


If you thought that Ryan Murphy pushed the envelope really far on FX, then just wait to see what he does on Netflix when he can take things to an R-Rated level. Blood, gore, sex and cursing are in his future because he signed a major deal with the streaming service.

Beginning on July 1st, he will exclusively be creating new shows and movies for Netflix. Man this is a huge coup for Netflix because FX has basically become the Ryan Murphy network. How does he feel about the move? “I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me. I am awash in genuine appreciation for Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings and Cindy Holland at Netflix for believing in me and the future of my company which will continue to champion women, minorities and LGBTQ heroes and heroines.”

What about American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud, 9-1-1 and Pose? He said, “I am honored and grateful to continue my partnership with my friends and peers at Fox on our existing shows.” They are safe for now.

What can we expect from him on Netflix? He already has two new shows set to debut globally there and they are Ratched and The Politician.

All I know is, now that he has free reign, we better get a Popular reunion movie and Nip/Tuck revival. Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy were Dr Miami before Michael Salzhauer gave himself the title.

Seriously, if Netflix steals Greg Berlanti and/or Seth MacFarlane away from traditional television, broadcast TV is screwed more than the characters will be in Murphy’s shows. ABC already lost Shonda Rimes to Netflix, so the networks cannot afford to lose any more big producers.

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