On Wednesday, Parrot Analytics posted their quarterly report card on the streaming industry. Five of the companies — Netflix, Disney (Disney+ and Hulu), Warner Bros Discovery (Max), Paramount Global (Paramount+) and NBCUniversal (Peacock) are publicly traded and share data. The parent companies behind two others, AppleTV+ and Amazon Prime Video, do not report subscriber numbers.
Another week, another Reelgood look at what are the 10 most popular shows across various platforms, broadcast cable and streaming, in North America. This one looks at August 3 to 9 and survey says that the AppleTV+ thriller Hijack, starring Idris Elba as a special agent aboard a hijacked passenger plane, was the most-watched series
The new comedy sketch series History of the World Part II had me at “Hitler on Ice.” That is the title of the very first sketch of the series. We see Hitler in full makeup and military attire attempting triple axis in a skating competition. A panel of typical sports network skating commentators ridicule him.
The cast and crew of the Handmaid’s Tale celebrated the premiere of the fifth season this week as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. It was recently announced that the series, which returns to Hulu and Crave in Canada this coming Wednesday, September 14, will shoot a sixth and final season. The series stars
My current favourite TV show ends it’s second season tonight: Only Murders in the Building (Hulu and Disney+ in Canada). I’m thrilled a third season has already been ordered and hope it hurries back as fast as the second season did. Here at the Brampton bunker, we watch every episode twice. Not because we missed
“We didn’t create the wave; we’re just surfing the wave.” So says FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf, the guy who coined the phrase “Peak TV” five or so years ago. He doesn’t always sound like John From Cincinnati, or the creator of that series, David Milch. It is just that Landgraf is a thoughtful fellow
One of the most acclaimed series of 2021 returns for a second season: Reservation Dogs. The FX Networks series returns Wednesday, Aug. 3 on Hulu in the US. It will premiere later in Canada on Disney+’s Star platform; the exact date is expected to be announced as early as next week. As FX Networks publicity
“It’s very rare for a true crime podcast to do a sequel,” says Steve Martin’s character early in the second season of Only Murders in the Building. “We have a real opportunity here.” That they have and happy to report that Only Murders still kills. Hulu and Disney+ in Canada released the first two new