john-mulaney-x-erika-jayne,-the-most-ambitious-crossover-of-all-time

John Mulaney’s forthcoming Netflix special will pull from a well of great wisdom. In a Monday visit to “The Tonight Show,” the comedian said his new program “begins with a maxim that I find to be quite true.” The maxim is as follows: “Do you know who tells the truth? Drunks and children.” Its source?…

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‘dolly-parton’s-heartstrings’-is-the-soothing-dose-of-monoculture-you-need-this-holiday-season

“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” is a magical breath of monoculture, exhaled gently into the frenzied streaming universe at our time of greatest need. It’s simple, colorful Americana, like Hallmark with the Parton touch, an antidote to the dizzying swirl of content now spinning faster than ever. Parton mercifully dropped “Heartstrings” onto Netflix amid our nationwide adjustment…

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overrated:-only-20%-of-faang-stocks-feature-in-21st-century’s-10-best-performers

Only a fifth of FAANG stocks appear in the list of 10 best performing stocks of the 21st century. The best-performing stock in the last two decades is not a Silicon Valley wunderkid. Netflix and Apple save the day, however. For years, FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) have received the adulation of…

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‘schitt’s-creek’-and-the-growing-mystery-of-our-television-habits

It’s odd to see “Schitt’s Creek” described as a “cult comedy” (see here and here and here) when the show actually feels like one of my generation’s few shared television experiences. The disconnect speaks to a broader problem we discuss often in these pages. Our ability to distinguish cult phenomena from mainstream ones is diminishing steadily…

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the-fall-of-skywalker

Who knows? Maybe “The Rise of Skywalker” will bind all the tedious storylines of the first two Star Wars sequels into a cohesive and rewarding coda. Then again, if the new trailer offers any clues—and, as I understand it, this is point of trailers—the movie looks like it will ratchet up the fan service in…

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will-verizon-catapult-disney+-past-netflix?

Disney’s foray into the streaming market received another huge catalyst on Tuesday after Verizon announced it will offer its customers a year of Disney+ for free. Verizon to Boost Disney+ Adoption Verizon is giving wireless customers the ability to test-drive Disney+ for up to one year for free. | Image: shutterstock.comAs CNBC reported Tuesday, Verizon…

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5-streaming-services-trying-to-unseat-netflix-in-high-stakes-media-showdown

What if TV shows existed without ads and with no scheduling required? And watching movies didn’t mean going to theaters or a video rental store? Since 1997, seeking to realize that vision has led Netflix to disrupt a host of industries including video rental, DVR services, and home entertainment. Now its streaming video on-demand (SVOD)…

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netflix-surges-despite-missing-on-total-subs,-huge-guidance-miss

Last quarter, when Netflix subscriber growth hit a brick wall and US subs actually declined, we asked “is the Netflix growth juggernaut finally dead?” It now appears that that may be the case, because in its just released Q3 letter, Netflix said it will add 26.7 million customers this year, fewer than it added last…

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streaming-wars-heat-up-as-disney-crosses-swords-with-netflix

The battle for media streaming champion is heating up with another conflict for Disney and Netflix. The iconic media company recently implemented a blanket ban on Netflix adverts across many of its channels. Inc notes this clash is “interesting.” Disney, the world’s largest content creator, and Netflix as the world’s largest streaming platform, hadn’t historically…

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netflix-and-apple-executives-are-dumping-shares-big-time

Netflix (NFLX) is down nearly 50% from its all-time high of $423.21. Its FAANG peer Apple (AAPL) is doing a lot better as it is only 6% away from the all-time peak of $233.47. However, something tells us that the iPhone maker is likely to follow suit. That’s because these two tech giants have something…

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