Nothing new to watch on Netflix? Think again
At this point in 2020, you’re probably thinking that you’ve watched every movie, TV show and documentary on Netflix. (And with several streaming services -- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, to name a few -- there was SO much to see). ‘The Last Dance’This ESPN documentary series about Michael Jordan’s time with the Chicago Bulls captivated America when it premiered at the beginning of the pandemic. In case you missed it, didn’t have access (or now you just want to relive all the magic again) you can finally watch it on Netflix. ‘The Umbrella Academy’The second season of “The Umbrella Academy” dropped on Netflix last month, and fans of the show can’t get enough.
Disney to release Mulan on streaming service, for a price
Mulan is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. The company plans to release it in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available. Originally set for a March 27 release, Mulan moved to late July, then late August and was then pulled from the calendar all together as COVID-19 cases spiked through the U.S. But few expected Mulan, a $200 million production, to go this route, even Disney.
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ on Hulu is the perfect TV show for a food getaway
Truly, Padma Lakshmi’s new show on Hulu, “Taste the Nation,” is the perfect thing to watch if you’re missing life on the road. The first episode of “Taste the Nation” illustrates just how Lakshmi will get to the bottom of her questions. “Taste the Nation” is also just a great showcase for Lakshmi. After being a cookbook author and reality TV show host, getting to take the lead on “Taste the Nation” is the cherry on top for this gifted woman. All episodes of “Taste the Nation” are currently streaming on Hulu.
Light the lights: Theres a new Muppet show coming to Disney+
Its time to play the music, its time to light the lights -- because the Muppets are coming to Disney+. Not to mention Disney+ is already filled with old Muppets content like The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppets Most Wanted. MORE: Celebrate Star Wars Day with new Mandalorian docuseries only on Disney+ | Disney Animation shares heartfelt message from Olaf in new musical shortStill, hearing that new Muppets content is coming to Disney+ is just as exciting. Scooter, who is best known for being the backstage stage manager on The Muppet Show, is given the task of delivering and uploading the new Muppets streaming TV series. #DisneyBundle pic.twitter.com/1gLtOx3ckl Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 20, 2020Lights!
How do Netflix, Hulu stack up lately? What are the most popular shows by state for 2019?
(High Speed Internet)Now let’s get to the most popular Netflix show for each state this year. If you’re wondering how the website got the data, the team said it compiled a list of the most popular shows on Netflix in 2019. (High Speed Internet)“The Umbrella Academy,” by the way, was America’s overall most popular Netflix show in 2019. “Black Mirror” and “The Haunting of Hill House” were the most popular Netflix shows in eight and six states, respectively. Hulu also keeps shows around longer than Netflix.”Hulu also has a live streaming service called Hulu + Live TV.
Netflix, Nickelodeon team up after launch of Disney+
One day after Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ launched, Netflix had a big announcement of their own. Netflix announced a deal with Nickelodeon to produce animated television shows and movies that would be based on new characters and old favorites from the network, according to the New York Times. A “SpongeBob SquarePants” spinoff is one part of the multiyear deal that is estimated to be worth more than $200 million to Nickelodeon, the New York Times said. According to the New York Times, Nickelodeon opted for a strategic shift to partner with an established streaming service instead of creating its own. With this being a done deal, let us know in the comments which Nickelodeon shows you want to see on Netflix.