Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons's 'Fargo' co-star, fiancée, and future baby mama, quickly passes by in the background during a scene in 'Black Mirror.'
Leading up to the 20th anniversary of the March 10, 1997, premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yahoo TV is celebrating “Why Genre Shows Matter” and the history of how these shows have tackled universal themes (such as how much high school sucks) and broader social issues. “Name a current show you think is tackling an issue well” — that’s another question we posed to more than 30 executive producers of current sci-fi/fantasy series who agreed to take part in our Why Genre Shows Matter survey over the last month, either by email or phone. I’m obsessed with Black Mirror.
It was another great, crowded year for TV. If you were to ask us to choose the 20 episodes everyone should have watched, here are our picks. Use your holiday vacation wisely, friends.
Sometimes you can’t get a WiFi signal, and Netflix is here to save the day! Subscribers have been asking about it for years, and there’s been rumors that it’s been in development since June, but on Wednesday, Netflix announced that you’ll finally be able to download select movies and series to watch offline.
Sure you could spend the weekend before Halloween prepping your Stranger Things costume. Or, like a real ‘80s teenager, you could save that homework for the last minute, and use those 48 hours to binge on at least one (or more) season of scary TV. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a Halloween lover’s binge guide of past and present shows divided into different categories based on who (or what) scares you.
The new third season of the anthology series Black Mirror rolls out Friday on Netflix, with twice as many episodes — six — as the two previous seasons, but about the same amount of pleasure. Which is to say, approximately half as much. This show, created by the British writer and critic Charlie Brooker, trades on near-future scenarios that tend to contain nightmarish twists and has frequently been compared to The Twilight Zone. ...
Ladies with an attitude, fellas who weren’t in the mood (for hanky panky with a swine). That little tweak on a classic Madonna lyric might be one way to describe the 74th Peabody Awards’ entertainment winners.