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June 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite its large ensemble of richly detailed characters, Orange Is the New Black is fueled by the crazy, nuclear-powered off-and-on relationship between Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-drug-runner ex-lover-turned-fellow Litchfield inmate Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). Trouble is, Piper Kerman, the real-life ex-con whose life story is dramatized in the Netflix drama, never had sex in prison with her real-life lover, Cleary Wolters. Fact is, aside from a brief whisper of time when they were in lockup together during their trial in Chicago, the women never served in the same prison, Wolters, 52, said in an interview.
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June 5, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Slightly mad, madly majestic and overwhelming, Netflix's new offering Sense8 is one of the most ambitious sci-fi dramas on TV since the Battlestar Galactica reboot in 2004. I'd expect nothing less from Sense8 's creators, Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy, Jupiter Ascending ) and J. Michael Straczynski ( Babylon 5 , Crusade ). Netflix will post the 12-episode first season in its entirety on Friday. A literate, deeply cinematic series that juggles more storylines per episode than networks cover in an entire season, Sense8 is about eight young men and women spread out around the globe who suddenly begin sharing one another's senses.
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December 18, 2012 | The Motley Fool
I'M EMBARRASSED just thinking about it. I've owned Netflix since it was $19 a share. When it hit $277, I sold. The next day it went up to $283, and I thought, "What was I thinking?" and bought it back. The rest is sad history: It's now around $90 per share. My original gut instinct was accurate, but greed got in the way and I'm paying for it now. I've lost a lot, but at least I did milk the stock over the years, taking profits numerous times to expand my portfolio in other directions.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2012 | By Cliff Edwards, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc. and chief executive officer Reed Hastings said they may face a Securities and Exchange Commission civil claim over a July Facebook post that coincided with a big gain in the company's stock price. SEC staff alleges Netflix and its CEO violated rules governing selective disclosure, according to a company filing. The July 3 post by Hastings said Netflix viewing "exceeded 1 billion hours" of videos in June. The shares rose 6.2 percent that day. The SEC action highlights the potential for legal trouble when company executives like Hastings, who has more than 200,000 Facebook fans, communicate with the public via social media.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
STILL THINK of streaming Netflix as something you do on a computer? Think again. You can still watch that way, but the service - which charges $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming from its library of TV shows and movies - is available on a variety of devices, from game systems to DVD players, that connect to your television, as well as on the iPhone and Windows phone and the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook tablets. (A $4.99-a-month plan limits users to two hours of streaming a month and only on a computer.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Frazier Moore, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Portia de Rossi only believed it was happening when her agent got the good news from the producers. Michael Cera only believed it was happening when the cameras rolled. It happened all right. Arrested Development has risen from the dead with 15 half-hours premiering en masse on Netflix on Sunday at 3:01 a.m. Arrested Development is the cockeyed comedy blessed with a king's ransom of talent and the twisted vision of its mastermind, Mitch Hurwitz, that aired on Fox for three seasons as a cult favorite, then was canceled for low ratings - and maybe because it befuddled everyone who wasn't hooked on its lunacy.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix.   WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc., the world's biggest video-streaming service, said access to its movies and television shows was restored after a disruption caused by Amazon.com Inc.'s Web storage and computing system. Many customers in the Americas weren't able to access content online Monday from around 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia time until late Christmas Eve, according to Joris Evers, a spokesman for Netflix. The blockage was caused by issues with Amazon Web Services, a business hosted on the Internet that's separate from the online retail store, he said.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this week's online fury over Netflix's price increase proved anything, the obvious choice was this: You can't take away a good deal and not expect people to squawk. Netflix said it was dropping its $10 rock-bottom subscription fee for its combination service - unlimited video streaming plus unlimited DVDs by mail, one at a time. To get the same combo, customers will have to cough up $16 a month, or $7.99 apiece for either streaming or DVDs. Within hours, tens of thousands of customers had complained online - on Netflix's blog, on its Facebook page, and anywhere else they could think of. Many promised to cancel rather than submit.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Netflix has distinguished itself in three years as a purveyor of serious, quality programming for grownups with shows such as House of Cards , Orange is the New Black and Bloodline . This year Netflix has been expanding its reach by going after younger viewers first with the comic book adventure Marvel's Daredevil which premiered last month and now with its YA offering, Between , a sci-fi thriller for the 21-and-under set that...
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June 15, 2015
*  GAME OF THRONES . 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. Last week's episode may have set a record for one of my least favorite TV trends - people being burned alive - but there's no way I'll be missing the Season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy. " If you've fallen behind,HBO2 reruns the entire season beginning at noon Sunday. *  JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL . 10 p.m. Saturday, BBC AMERICA. Eddie Marsan ("Ray Donovan") and Bertie Carvel star in a miniseries based on Susanna Clarke's fantasy history.
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June 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite its large ensemble of richly detailed characters, Orange Is the New Black is fueled by the crazy, nuclear-powered off-and-on relationship between Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-drug-runner ex-lover-turned-fellow Litchfield inmate Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). Trouble is, Piper Kerman, the real-life ex-con whose life story is dramatized in the Netflix drama, never had sex in prison with her real-life lover, Cleary Wolters. Fact is, aside from a brief whisper of time when they were in lockup together during their trial in Chicago, the women never served in the same prison, Wolters, 52, said in an interview.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
I think it's safe to assume Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat) is dead. But what about Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), that poisonous drug lord and prison house bully who so thoroughly dominated the second season of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black ? Will Vee pop back up like a recurring nightmare? That question is answered in the third season of Orange Is the New Black . All 14 episodes were set to be released on Friday. When we last saw Rosa in the Season Two closer, the sexy bank robber turned aging cancer-ridden convict was driving Litchfield Penitentiary's dilapidated transport van into the sunset to the sounds of Blue Öyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Today, Netflix. * JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL. 10 p.m. Saturday, BBC America. IF THERE'S one problem with Netflix's releasing entire seasons of its streaming originals at once, it's that binge-watching makes the time between seasons of "Orange Is the New Black" only feel even longer. As Netflix's best series returns today for Season 3, Jenji Kohan's series about inmates at a women's prison is as addictive as ever. Intermittently hilarious, occasionally infuriating and still very much the drama that new Emmy rules have declared it, "Orange" continues to peel back the layers not only of the inmates and guards at Litchfield Correctional but of the system that brought them together.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
'I am the new normal. " That's how Caitlyn Jenner ends the first trailer for her forthcoming E! docu-series, I Am Cait , set for a July 26 premiere. In the July issue of Vanity Fair, Jenner told former Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News writer Buzz Bissinger she would like I Am Cait to focus on issues such as the rates of suicide in the transgender community. There will also be a segment in which Jenner sees whether she can still hit a golf ball 300 yards with the addition of newly acquired "ample breasts," as Vanity Fair calls them.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Slightly mad, madly majestic and overwhelming, Netflix's new offering Sense8 is one of the most ambitious sci-fi dramas on TV since the Battlestar Galactica reboot in 2004. I'd expect nothing less from Sense8 's creators, Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy, Jupiter Ascending ) and J. Michael Straczynski ( Babylon 5 , Crusade ). Netflix will post the 12-episode first season in its entirety on Friday. A literate, deeply cinematic series that juggles more storylines per episode than networks cover in an entire season, Sense8 is about eight young men and women spread out around the globe who suddenly begin sharing one another's senses.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olsen-free 'Full House' Will anyone watch Netflix's Full House reboot without those adorable original stars, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen , who have turned down the opportunity to star in the new version? (In other words, is a life without the Olsen girls worth living?) Their costars seem copacetic. "They're not doing it, and I'm just happy that they're happy," Bob Saget tells E! News. (But will you be happy when the series fails?) Says Saget, "I want my friends to do what they want to do. . . . They have a whole different creative life now. " Honoring R&B legends The Phillies game Friday against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by live music by Odunde 365 and an awards ceremony honoring the O'Jays and R&B and jazz maestro Jean Carne . Part of the 12th annual Phillies African American Heritage Celebration, the event also will feature appearances by Philadelphia Sound pioneers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff . Carne will perform her hit, "Don't Let It Go to Your Head," and Bunny Sigler will sing the national anthem.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
IF YOU thought that you'd spend the indoor hours between now and September clearing through the backlog on the DVR, think again: TV doesn't take summer off. Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" returns June 12 with more funny, tragic tales of women behind bars. HBO has a whole new cast and story for "True Detective. " And while "Mad Men" may be gone, the '60s aren't, as ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club" and NBC's "Aquarius" offer different takes on a decade that changed more than advertising.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani and Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writers
It's nice out. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the flowers are growing. But that doesn't mean you have to go outside. With finales from the 2014-15 season wrapped up, summer TV starts warming up (AMC's Halt and Catch Fire , about the early days of computers, starts its rebooted second season Sunday at 9 p.m.). Here's what to watch while you're looking for an excuse to hang in the AC.   Returning Orange is the New Black The ladies of Litchfield return for a third season in what creator Jenji Kohan says is a lighter go-round, with a focus on motherhood and faith.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Netflix has distinguished itself in three years as a purveyor of serious, quality programming for grownups with shows such as House of Cards , Orange is the New Black and Bloodline . This year Netflix has been expanding its reach by going after younger viewers first with the comic book adventure Marvel's Daredevil which premiered last month and now with its YA offering, Between , a sci-fi thriller for the 21-and-under set that...
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