Jessica Jones Is a Show About Trauma That Doesn't Skip Over The Complexity of PTSD

Plenty of media narratives touch on trauma and recovery nowadays, and PTSD has become a common trope. But in real life, everybody deals with trauma differently—and Marvel’s new series Jessica Jones actually shows the vast array of responses that people can have to traumatic events. »Yesterday 2:12pm11/25/15 2:12pm


Netflix's Jessica Jones Is a Complex Portrait of a Woman Undone

Jessica Jones, the second of Netflix’s original series drawn from Marvel comics, is the smartest entry into television’s already crowded cast of superheroes. Created by Melissa Rosenberg, best known for writing the Twilight movies, and starring the sardonic Krysten Ritter, the show is a slow unravelling of a familiar… »Monday 12:00pm11/23/15 12:00pm

Aziz Ansari's Master of None Was Made For the Netflix and Chill Generation

The second episode of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix vehicle, Master of None, revolves around Ansari’s character Dev and his Chinese friend Brian spending time with their immigrant parents to better understand the experiences and difficulties they faced moving to America. That plotline alone makes me happy to have Ansari’s… »11/06/15 9:50am11/06/15 9:50am

Netflix Greenlights New Show From Selena Gomez Called 13 Reasons Why

Selena Gomez is set to receive her first major exec producing credit with a new Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why, based on a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher. The 13-episode series is about a high school student named Hannah Baker who commits suicide and leaves a box of cassette tapes to a classmate.
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Watch Aziz Ansari Buy Plan B in the Master of None Trailer

Given the heavy relationship content in his last standup special and the success of Modern Romance, it would seem that Aziz Ansari is positioning himself as a romantic sage of sorts. But the trailer for his upcoming Netflix series, Master of None, depicts him as just another awkward fool (named Dev) who’s clumsily… »10/23/15 11:10am10/23/15 11:10am

The Best Netflix Movies Featuring a Strong Male Lead

Netflix is both a joyous cesspool of unwatchable movies as well as your one true friend, especially come winter. Probably you’re already familiar with the site’s robust movie recommendation system, which features categories like Quirky Movies, Feel-Good Movies, Irreverent Movies and—of course—Movies Featuring a Strong… »10/15/15 2:05pm10/15/15 2:05pm

Netflix’s Cool Maternity Leave Policy Isn’t For All Their Employees

It looks like Netflix’s new and improved maternity leave policy was too good to be true. The entertainment network made headlines earlier this month when they announced they’d be providing employees with unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year of a new child’s life. Unfortunately, this only… »8/22/15 6:15pm8/22/15 6:15pm

Following Netflix, Microsoft Improves Their Maternity Leave Program 

Since Netflix announced a generous plan to offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to their employees, at least one other company seems to have been inspired by the move to upgrade their own program. Microsoft released a statement saying they will now offer 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave to their… »8/05/15 10:15pm8/05/15 10:15pm

Netflix PR Preps Men for 'Day Without Sports' With Boring Sexist Email

In honor of July 15, known extremely occasionally as the “Day Without Sports” (because no professional sports air on television), NYC-based PR firm MSL Group circulated a list on behalf of Netflix of streamable rom coms and sports movies that both men and women will enjoy. Thank you, Netflix, now go shove your dick in… »7/13/15 6:10pm7/13/15 6:10pm

Here's the Trailer for Tig Notaro's No-Bullshit Netflix Documentary

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. »6/30/15 10:10am6/30/15 10:10am

Director Liz Garbus on Nina Simone's Life, Legacy & Lauryn Hill

What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen… »6/25/15 2:30pm6/25/15 2:30pm