By Dalal Museitef |Staff Writer|
From favorite TV shows to top rated movies, Netflix has become a household entertainment source.
Comedic shows such as “Orange is the New Black” and “Arrested Development” have recently premiered on Netflix, and received skyrocket ratings.
“Orange is the New Black” was nominated for multiple Emmys, including outstanding directing and comedy series, according to emmys.com.
Although “Arrested Development” was canceled in 2006, it was recently added to Netflix in 2013.
Avid viewer Rami Safi was disappointed the show ended so soon, but was thrilled to hear it was picked up for a fourth season, and was eager to watch.
Safi jokingly added, “Netflix made my life…I don’t have anything to do with the rest of my life.”
Another upcoming series set to be added is “Friends;” yes, I know, don’t freak out–or just freak out a little.
Last week, Netflix tweeted a video of The Rembrandts performing, “I’ll Be There for You,” revealing that the iconic NBC comedy will release all 236 episodes of the gang on New Years Day.
Masters of film Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler have also shown their interest towards the company.
As an environmentalist, DiCaprio continues to educate people nationwide with cinema.
He was an executive producer for a documentary called, “Virunga.”
The documentary is about a team of park rangers trying to protect endangered mountain gorillas from poachers, according to The Hollywood Report.
“Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic,” said DiCaprio.
Sandler, comedic genius, also stated in an interview released by Netflix, that he will be producing four separate films.
“I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks,” stated Sandler.
Not yet uncovering the story lines of the four movies, Sandler is sure to deliver with his routinely featured set of witty friends.
Netflix aims for efficiency, narrowing down your search to either classic movies like “Sleepless in Seattle” or newer films, such as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and “Prisoners.”
Another benefit of having an account is getting to see a movie you’ve always had on your list to watch.
The other benefit is being able to finish off the season you previously never had the chance to.
Junior Michelle Hernandez comments, “That’s how I always see Netflix, as a catch-up opportunity.”
Most of the younger generation have admitted to only subscribing to Netflix and ditching cable TV.
“College students are penny pinchers, not having to waste money on TV is what we want,” said sociology major Souher Hanhan.
TV has not been completely replaced, but recently, it has attracted an audience of an older generation.
The accessibility and growth of Netflix shows yet another sign of how it plans to expand and build its model.