You must remember a very famous dialogue by Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture, “The world runs on only three things – entertainment, entertainment and entertainment.” It was a highly publicized dialogue at that time and some ridiculed it saying it can’t be true. We know it is true. The entertainment industry is a billion-dollar industry and it keeps expanding across multiple mediums like video, audio, novels, comics, games. They are all meant for only one thing- to entertain us.
Netflix joined as a medium for spreading these creations in the year 1997 as a DVD-by-mail service. With changing trends and people going for streaming instead of renting, it developed as a website in 2007. It is the pioneer of all the streaming services available to us today. Starting with USA and Canada, it has reached over 190 countries now, including India.
When they first started streaming in India, the collection wasn’t very impressive with them not streaming series like House of Cards which is not only their first venture as a production house but a highly successful one. Slowly, over time, they have managed to bring us the collection that we hoped for when they first started streaming. Alas, our joy is short-lived. Now, with them constantly adding new data, some old data that doesn’t work as well has to leave. Yes, there are some TV series and movies that are leaving the Netflix streaming service at the end of May. If you are watching these series we suggest some binge-watching sessions. For those who are not, these series should be watched before they leave.
A fantasy-reality show. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? This is a fantasy theme-based reality show where contestants are given roles in a setting, which is nothing short of a fantasy. The kingdom is called Everealm and is shot in a castle in Vienna, Austria. If you haven’t watched this show, catch up on it over the weekend.
Blade Runner: Director’s Cut (1992)
A decade after the film’s release, the Director’s Cut was released in some theatres and later on VHS (yes, it was the time of VHS). This neo-noir, science fiction film did not do well when it released but since then has managed to acquire a cult following of its own, which prompted the release of the Director’s Cut on Netflix.
In Her Skin
An Australian docu-drama about the gruesome murder of 15-year-old Rachel Barber. It is based on the book written by the investigative journalist and Rachel’s mom titled ‘The Perfect Victim’.
It is a black-and-white comedy movie, which was made in 1994. If this doesn’t make you feel like watching the movie, nothing will. It is written and directed by Kevin Smith and narrates the story of two clerks and their acquaintances.
Grace and Frankie
A Netflix original show, Grace and Frankie is a comedy drama starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in titular roles. When their husbands announce that they are gay and decide to leave their wives, Grace and Frankie have to put aside their differences and work together to support each other with hilarious results.
This weekend is just as good as any to catch up on these series. Which shows do you like on Netflix? Tell us in the comments below. And make sure to finish watching them before they leave Netflix.