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‘BoJack Horseman’ Is Netflix’s Least Inspired Original Series

Is a good cast enough to sustain a dull story? That’s a question I think about often while watching pilot episodes like this year’s Selfie and last year’s We’re the Millers or Bad Teacher. I’m more likely to stick around after a lackluster pilot if I like everyone involved. Netflix’s BoJack Horseman boasts the voice talents of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins, Kristen Schaal, and more. It’s a mix of people who are universally adored, but even their presence isn’t enough to push this show above average. … Read More

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5 New-to-Netflix Streaming Movies and TV Episodes Made for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day can be seen in one of two ways: either it’s a glorious celebration of our nation’s connection to and history with Ireland, or it’s a terrible excuse for binge alcoholics to practice while wearing green and watching a parade. If you’re looking to drown out the bagpipes and the sounds of the Dropkick Murphys, avoid all that Irish nonsense (thanks, 30 Rock) with these five Netflix choices that will bring laughter and maybe tears in equal Irish measure. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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HBO Is Doing Great — But Netflix’s Growth Means It Urgently Needs to Make HBO Go a Standalone Service

As reported by Variety, HBO recently released profit and revenue figures which just go to show you that prestige-TV producing is a great business to be in, at the moment. HBO pulled down about $4.9 billion overall. But the numbers also show that Netflix is catching up. In the last quarter of 2013, HBO earned about $1.3 billion in revenue. Netflix, for its part, earned $1.2 billion, and its profits are growing much faster than HBO’s. … Read More

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