Netflix Tag

Knowing that I would be undergoing rotator cuff surgery was frightening enough, but having to worry about what to do during my time off was a stress I did not expect. I was a little nervous and apprehensive, thinking of friends and colleagues of mine who complained of post-surgical blues when they had to take their own medical leave. This is in part due to normalizing a life of going at 100 mph (including holding a full-time job, attending to a family, countless other activities and obligations), and then abruptly slowing downRead More
Lina Esco

Posted On April 13, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Lina Esco

-Lina Esco- Instagram: dolphindylan Twitter: @dolphinesco Known for: Spearheading the Free the Nipple campaign, recently starring in Netflix’s Flaked. – I recently decided to give Will Arnett’s new Netflix show, Flaked, a chance. The show was alright, but I was an even bigger fan of actresses Ruth Kearney and Lina Esco. I had never heard of Lina Esco before, but after doing a little bit of research, I found that Lina is actually one of the most important figures in the #freethenipple movement, having produced, directed, and starred in the eponymous film that capturedRead More

Posted On February 24, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Gillian Jacobs

-Gillian Jacobs- Instagram: gillianjacobs Twitter: @GillianJacobs Known for: Currently starring as Mickey in Netflix’s new comedy Love, previously starring in Girls and Community. – If you haven’t watched Netflix’s hilarious, touching new show Love, you should probably get on that. I missed all the hype leading up to Judd Apatow’s new series, but I happened to stumble upon it this week…and immediately binge-watched all ten episodes in two days. The show features excellent performances all around, but perhaps the most magnetic character of all is Mickey, the show’s messed-up-but-lovable female protagonist, played by Gillian Jacobs. As someoneRead More

Posted On May 22, 2015By Jackie RodriguezIn Lifestyle, Television

How to Properly Binge Watch a TV Show

Game of Thrones. Orange is the New Black. Gossip Girl.   There’s a good chance that you, the reader, at some point in your life, will binge watch a TV show. It may be one of the ones above (s/o to season three of OITNB, out June 12), but you will end up in your blue jeans at two am, bleary eyed and yet not yawning, ice cream stuck to your shirt, wondering where the hell the time went. And then you’ll look down at your computer, see that you’veRead More

Posted On January 31, 2015By Elin Van AttaIn Advice For Women, Girlzone

How to Avoid the Super Bowl

1.  Go for a run and don’t even think about coming home until your Facebook newsfeed has confirmed the winner aka the glorious ending of the game. 2.  Eat spa food (fuck it, grab a slice of pizza) and read a book from start to finish.  I recommend: This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper. 3.  Go to the beach.  You’ll feel like you’re on a private island because everyone else will be glued to their television screens, slapping butts, and getting shwasted. 4.  If you live alone,Read More
I didn’t delete my Netflix. Why would anyone do that shit? Netflix rocks.  Read More

Posted On December 4, 2014By Erdi ErdemIn Television

10 Side Effects of Binge Watching Medical Shows

Like you, I love Netflix.  I love the catalog of shows at my finger tips and the blatant disregard Netflix marathons represent for my well being and productivity as a human being.  Just over this Thanksgiving holiday I watched at least 12 episodes of a TV show.  Also like you, I enjoy reading Writtalin. That’s why this week I’m just straight rippin off the fine commentary of one Sara F Carter who has the Criminal Minds analysis game on lock.  I’m sure many of us binge watched TV shows and IRead More

Posted On November 27, 2014By Elin Van AttaIn Lifestyle, Manzone

When Life Gives You Lemons, Say Thanks

Every weekday morning, I turn on the news to hear voices.  It is unlikely that I will engage in active listening before I’ve had my first cup of coffee. However, hearing the weatherman’s warm voice and seeing the traffic reporter in full hair and makeup reminds me that there are other souls awake.  As a non-morning person, this daily routine inspires me to get up and stay up.  Sometimes I’ll drink my coffee and pause for a second to hear what my news anchor friends are blabbing about.  Last Monday, before 7am, they toldRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By Kelsey DarlingIn Movies

The 10 Commandments of Netflix

1. Thou Shalt Have No Other Hobbies Before Me Although it is permissible to lie on your online dating profile, in an interview, or to impress an acquaintance.     2. Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of Lord Netflix in Vain Seriously.  Don’t insult or mock Netflix.  There are too many devout and loyal followers.  We are everywhere.     3. Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day Which, in the instance of Lord Netflix, is every day.  Especially Friday nights and entire Saturdays.  But we can’t rule outRead More

Posted On August 27, 2014By Elin Van AttaIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

10 Decent-Paying but Seriously Weird Jobs

The other day while I was laying in bed with a bowl of coffee, my favorite KTLA news reporter said something that semi-grabbed my attention.  She said, “blah blah blah professional eater blah blah blah.”  Professional eater?  My eyes had been opened and it wasn’t the coffee this time.  If there was a job title like that out there in the open, what else was there?  As someone who is clearly looking for another job, I had to investigate further.  Listed below are ten of the least talked about jobs in theRead More

Posted On August 22, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Television

What the F*ck Is BoJack Horseman?

Being the lazy, easily distracted millennial that I am (just ask TIME), I wandered onto Netflix the other day in my usual procrastinatory way. I was on a mission to hack my way through Season 6 of Dexter, but my benevolent overlords of content streaming had something else in mind. The feature bar exploded into full screen, depicting the hand-drawn image of an anthropomorphized horse swilling a glass of scotch and sporting a tweed jacket. Understandably, my first reaction was an emphatic “What the f*ck?” and the accompanying trailer onlyRead More

Posted On July 13, 2014By Jason William SpencerIn Television

10 Signs You Watch Way Too Much TV

1) Couch Pizza has become your primary form of sustenance. 2) Netflix sent you a “cease and desist” order. 3) Your cable bill is more expensive than your rent. 4) You follow the entire cast and crew of your favorite show on Twitter, including the 4th Assistant Associate Production Assistant’s Assistant. 5) Frank Underwood has become a close personal friend of yours. 6) You’re amazed that your friends andfamily don’t believe in the global conspiracy that the world is being run by a secret society of evil midgets from space.Read More
1. Breaking Bad Honestly, if you haven’t watched a single episode of Breaking Bad at this point, then you’re probably living under a rock.  I have this at the top of the list for a reason.  Those of you who have not jumped on on the Heisenberg train yet need to.  Now.  This show starts off a little slow, but the interest in the storyline will quickly start to grow as the seemingly innocent Walter White begins to morph himself into the character that he ends up being at theRead More

Posted On July 8, 2014By Sarah BarnittIn Television

The Blairs and the Serenas

This year, I’ve dedicated my time to a lot of worthy, intellectual causes. Most important? Slowly working my way through Gossip Girl on Netflix. As someone who considers a 40% off sale at Loft to be a dose of excitement into daily life, I have become absolutely addicted to the scandal, drama, and debauchery that the show is famous for. Other than entertainment purposes it serves, the characters on Gossip Girl have, in their own hyperbolic way, served as a wonderful barometer for flawed human relationships that we constantly encounterRead More

Posted On June 13, 2014By Julie DonatoIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Top 10: Reasons to Turn Down

Recently, Lil Jon and DJ Snake asked us all an important question: “Turn Down For What?” The millennials of the world responded resoundingly with: “NOTHING. WE WILL TURN DOWN FOR NOTHING.” Although I appreciate the enthusiasm, I have to interject. There are a few things I think it’s okay to turn down for. (Not to mention the fact that being “turnt up” all the time will probably kill you prematurely. ) Here they are, kids: my Top Ten Reasons to Turn Down.   1. Netflix Sometimes you need to binge-watchRead More