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Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Is animal cruelty a new TV trend?
Stranger Things, The Alienist and The End of the F***ing World have all used animal deaths as plot devices in the past year. But animal-rights groups like PETA are fine with the portrayals -- as long as it's depicted in a negative light. “While gratuitous violence against animals leaves compassionate viewers shocked and sickened, Stephen King, The Alienist, and The End of the F***ing World have all accurately depicted how future serial killers often start by abusing animals,” says PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange. “As long as no live animals are involved in filming, PETA is all for realistic on-screen portrayals showing what animals endure in real life at the hands of evil humans.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Netflix has proven that the 22-minute TV episode format can still work in the streaming era
Everything Sucks! and The End of the F**king World each have episodes that hover around the same length of a half-hour network sitcom, without the commercials. Why? Because it's easier to binge through a show when episodes run less than 30 minutes. Everything Sucks! "asks you to stick with it, but doing so takes less than 90 minutes, just a bit longer than the runtime of one first-season episode of The Leftovers," says Miles Surrey. "Everything Sucks! is one of a few recent Netflix shows that’s followed this condensed approach. The End of the F***ing World, acquired from the UK’s Channel 4, is eight episodes long, with each running around 20 minutes. The Ezra Koenig anime Neo Yokio is even shorter: six episodes with a 20-to-24-minute run time each. Netflix is building a roster full of shows that are easily digestible and perfect for bingeing, offsetting their collection of dramas (Ozark) and comedies (Master of None, specifically its 57-minute episode) that are given the freedom to be overstuffed."
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
The End of the F***ing World is a TV rarity
The eight-part Netflix series about a love affair between budding psychopath and a sulky teenager combines British pitch-black humor with the look of an indie film, says Sophie Gilbert. “In under three hours," she adds, "it creates a world that’s aesthetically distinctive, highly stylized, and fully formed, telling a love story that you wish would go on, even though it probably shouldn’t.” ALSO: It’s so perfect as is that hopefully it won’t be remade for American audiences.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 7:20AM EST
Netflix announces premiere date, unveils the trailer for The End of the F***king World
All eight episodes of the British dark dramedy based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel drop on Friday. ALSO: Netflix teases Season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events.