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Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve just watched two straight seasons of “Stranger Things” in one sitting — even though you have a test later that day. But for Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, watching hours of shows and documentaries is part of his job description. “I’m blessed ...

‘Stranger Things’ season two returns twists, turns and the 80s

‘Stranger Things’ season two returns twists, turns and the 80s

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Culture, Television

Putting the number two after a title is dangerous — sequels are hard to make and rarely live up to the originals. And while the second season of “Stranger Things,” released last Friday, falls victim in some ways to the sequel slump, it was a solid nine episodes that indulged in the things people...

‘Fuller House’ overcrowded

‘Fuller House’ overcrowded

By Sarah Schneider / for The Pitt News

February 29, 2016


Filed under Culture, Television

Returning to the Tanner’s is like going to grandma’s house — not much has changed, and everyone’s a little older. With “Full House’s” 1995 conclusion, watching the family-friendly show’s reruns became a beloved pastime across America. But Netflix’s “Fuller House” quickly prov...

‘Master of None’ balances comedy with commentary

‘Master of None’ balances comedy with commentary

By Tarun Sathish / Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television

Sometimes a show comes along at the perfect time, making a statement about the world right when the issue is prevalent. The first season of Netflix’s new show, “Master of None,” not only does that, but it avoids sacrificing any entertainment or artistic value in the process. The show Aziz Ans...

Thirteen-hour sentence: Netflix makes prisoners of us all

Thirteen-hour sentence: Netflix makes prisoners of us all

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

July 7, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television

Fans of Netflix’s hit original series “Orange Is The New Black” were imprisoned by the desire to binge-watch all 13 episodes of the new season before the finale on June 11.Binge-watching has changed the way that audiences watch television. Online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu make ...

Finals Edition: Meditation can give students peace of mind

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

December 8, 2013


Filed under Archives

Finals week is looming, a dark shroud just waiting to break down the common undergrad into a blubbering, sleep-deprived creature incapable of comprehensible speech.While the stacks of essays, crumpled Red Bull cans and coffee-stained flashcards may have already started accumulating, the stress that also ac...

Netflix breathes new life into TV

Netflix breathes new life into TV

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

October 21, 2013


Filed under Archives

From its title, “Orange Is the New Black” sounds like a hot new TLC reality program that urges viewers to “say yes to the jumpsuit.” Lucky for the highbrow television viewer, its title is more than a little deceiving.Netflix rolled out all 13 episodes of the show’s excellent first season fr...

TV’s next great anti-hero has arrived

By Andrew Fishman

September 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

It’s Sunday night. Almost 3 million fans around the country are about to tune in to cult TV show “Breaking Bad” on AMC. I am not one of these 3 million people. To the shock of some and the horror of others, I can honestly say I have never seen an episode of this show.When I tell people this, on...

For a change of pace, give comic books as try

For a change of pace, give comic books as try

By John Lavanga A&E Editor

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

For many book lovers, the beginning of the fall semester is a time to wave goodbye to those blissful summer afternoons spent lounging in the sunlight with an engaging book in one hand and a cool drink in the other. When juggling the stress of classes, clubs, work and play, it’s difficult to find the time or the e...

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