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Obama Sucks as a Post-President Obama Sucks as a Post-President

Barack Obama: decent president. Crap post-president. You can’t have it all, I guess.

Senator Rudely Suggests That Netflix and Chilling Is 'Easy' Senator Rudely Suggests That Netflix and Chilling Is 'Easy'

Chris Van Hollen, a U.S. senator from Maryland, likely wanted to highlight the fact that Democratic senators are making a last-ditch effort to save net neutrality in a light-hearted, relatable way. But instead he ended up rudely suggesting on Wednesday that “Netflix and Chill is easy.”

Fuck This Netflix Tweet

Let’s just remind ourselves what is happening in this “funny” Netflix tweet:

Race, Redemption, and Resilience in Netflix's Oscar Hopeful Mudbound  Race, Redemption, and Resilience in Netflix's Oscar Hopeful Mudbound 

Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, was released today on Netflix and in select theaters. The film, based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name, is a subtle and dazzling saga of race, war, and family that explores what redemption means in face of unredeemable racism. 

Netflix Lags Behind Its Competitors in Getting Women and People of Color Behind the Camera  Netflix Lags Behind Its Competitors in Getting Women and People of Color Behind the Camera 

Women and people of color as episodic television directors has continued to rise during the 2016–2017 season, according to a study released by Directors Guild of America on Tuesday.

BAN ALL TV SHOWS LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES BAN ALL TV SHOWS LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES

Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers will build a case for burning it all down.

Netflix Is About to Make Riz Ahmed's Dreams Come True Netflix Is About to Make Riz Ahmed's Dreams Come True

Riz Ahmed is having one helluva year. The man is still fresh from winning that Emmy for The Night Of, was just cast in the upcoming Venom spinoff (yes, about the Spiderman villain), and is starring in the upcoming indie The Sisters Brothers alongside Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. And now the actor is set to…

Oh Hell Yeah Netflix Is Making a Show About a Single Black Mom Raising a Superhero Son Oh Hell Yeah Netflix Is Making a Show About a Single Black Mom Raising a Superhero Son

At a time where popular culture is permeated with superheroes, the comic and short film Raising Dion flips the script on the genre.

Netflix's Death Note Is a Whitewashed Disaster Netflix's Death Note Is a Whitewashed Disaster

Note: this piece contains spoilers.

Ali Wong and Randall Park Team Up for the Asian-Led Romantic Comedy We've All Been Waiting For Ali Wong and Randall Park Team Up for the Asian-Led Romantic Comedy We've All Been Waiting For

It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already been a pretty big week for our pals over at Netflix. Yesterday they announced that they’re rolling out the carpet for Shonda Rhimes, and today, they’ve picked up a romantic comedy starring Ali Wong and Fresh Off the Boat’s Randall Park. It’s the fulfillment of a long dream for Wong…

Why Shonda Rhimes Could Break Even More New Ground at Netflix Why Shonda Rhimes Could Break Even More New Ground at Netflix

Netflix has been a magnet for top celebrities like Kevin Spacey, Jane Fonda, Amy Poehler, and Angelina Jolie, but the streaming service has just reeled in its biggest get yet: Shonda Rhimes.

Jessica Chastain Is Right (Again) Jessica Chastain Is Right (Again)

As you may know, CBS came under intense fire earlier this week after it revealed a fall lineup which, for the second year in a row, included zero shows with a female lead.

The Best Stuff to Watch on Netflix Right Now That’s NOT in English The Best Stuff to Watch on Netflix Right Now That’s NOT in English

Netflix is on a bit of an international kick. In the last year, the service has produced nearly 10 foreign language series and movies, and it’s in various stages of development for new Spanish, Indian, and Italian programs. As of last week, Netflix officially boasts more international subscribers than U.S.…

Netflix Cashes in on Bollywood Star Power for First Original Indian Series  Netflix Cashes in on Bollywood Star Power for First Original Indian Series 

On Thursday, Netflix proved just how much of a critical powerhouse it is, earning 93 Emmy nominations—and it’s doing everything it can to maintain its position everywhere around the world. Early Friday morning, the streaming service announced that Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan would be starring in its first-ever…

Ava DuVernay Is Making a Netflix Show About the Central Park Five Ava DuVernay Is Making a Netflix Show About the Central Park Five

Filmmaker activist extraordinaire Ava DuVernay hasn’t even released her trailblazing adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, but she’s already booked her next project. DuVernay will be teaming back up with Netflix (who released her Oscar-nominated prison documentary 13th) and Oprah Winfrey (who’s the executive producer of…

What Okja Gets Right About the Horrors of Modern Capitalism What Okja Gets Right About the Horrors of Modern Capitalism

On its surface, Okja, which is out on Netflix today, is about a young farmer’s daughter named Mija (played by An Seo Hyun) trying to save her pet, Okja, from the clutches of an evil mega-corporation named Mirando. It’s because of Mirando that Okja even exists: she was created in a lab as a more delicious, sustainable,…

Talking With GLOW Stars About Women, Wrestling, and Handling 'Loaded' Stereotypes Talking With GLOW Stars About Women, Wrestling, and Handling 'Loaded' Stereotypes

If you haven’t watched Netflix’s latest television series GLOW, you should probably do yourself a favor and check it out. The show, which dropped last Friday, is a fun, lighthearted and fictionalized take on the actual ‘80s female wrestling television show of the same name (GLOW stands for Gorgeous Ladies of…

Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King Is a Triumph That Revolutionizes the Comedy Special Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King Is a Triumph That Revolutionizes the Comedy Special

“I’m the cure for racism,” Hasan Minhaj declares at the end of his new Netflix comedy special Homecoming King. It’s clearly meant as a ridiculous announcement, and it gets a huge laugh, but Homecoming King is so good that, for a moment, you feel like there might be a smidge of truth to it.

Master of None's New Season Works Best When It's Not About the Man at Its Center  Master of None's New Season Works Best When It's Not About the Man at Its Center 

This piece contains minor spoilers about the new season of Master of None.

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