STREAMING SATURDAY: Netflix News

Streamers know there’s always something going on at Netflix. This week, we have some excellent news regarding two of the biggest hits for the streaming service.

Stranger Things Bigger Than Game of Thrones (Duh!)
I knew Stranger Things would be a smash hit the moment I saw its trailer. Now I have the numbers to prove it. Well, they’re not my numbers, exactly. They belong to Parrot Analytics, a service that tracks the popularity of streaming titles.

According to Parrot, Stranger Things scored 42,000,000 audience members. This puts the sci-fi thriller set in the 1980s ahead of HBO’s immensely-popular Game of Thrones (32,776,515 viewers), and Netflix’s other popular titles, Narcos (11,088,423 viewers), and Orange Is the New Black (8,391,050 viewers). I expect similar numbers of season two of Stranger Things, provided its creators deliver the same action, suspense, pacing, and scriptwriting they offered in the first season.

Speaking of the greatest show on Netflix, check out my post on Stranger Things’ deeper meanings. If film analysis is your thing, then you might want to take a look at this. While Stranger Things presents itself as a fairly straightforward story, there are complex and interesting things going on just below the surface. Dip your head under water with us and take a trip into the “Upside Down!”

Narcos Seasons Four Announced

Not long ago, I reported that Netflix announced a third season of its hit series Narcos. Now, Netflix has announced a fourth season of its popular crime drama series. Judging by the trailer, it appears that season three picks up after the death of Pablo Escobar, leader of the Medellin drug cartel. I can’t tell you the focus of season four, but it’s a safe bet that it will be based upon the real-life experiences of former DEA agent Steve Murphy. Season three of Narcos is slated for late 2017.

Netflix is Where It’s At
New seasons of Stranger Things and Narcos are a few of the exciting things coming to Netflix in 2017. For streaming fanatics like myself and Mrs. Buckler, the waiting is the hardest part. Good thing there are plenty of exciting shows and series left to watch this month.

As we wait for new seasons of our favorite shows, there’s still a lot of great Netlix content to enjoy this month. Here’s a bird’s eye view:

September 1
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Babel (2006)
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Burn, Burn, Burn (2015)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Crashing, season 1
Defiance (2008)
Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009)
Europe’s Last Great Wilderness (2015)
The Fierce Wife (2010)
Footloose (1984)
Full Out (2015)
Game Winning Hit, season 1
Heartland, season 7
Hellevator, season 1
Hoot (2006)
Hope Floats (1998)
I Am the Ambassador, season 1
Indochina’s Wild Heart (2015)
The IT Crowd, series 5
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3 (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Joyful Noise (2012)
Keepers of the Game (2016)
Last Holiday (2006)
Lucky Days, season 1
Man on Wire (2008)
Milk Money (1994)
Practical Magic (1998)
Road Trip (2000)
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (2000)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Shameless (U.S.), season 5-6
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Top Gun (1986)
True Grit (1969)
U-571 (2000)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Wild Madagascar (2015)
The Womanizer, season 1
The Year of Happiness and Love, season 1

September 2
Baby Daddy, season 5
Chef’s Table: France
Kazoops!, season 1
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs
Narcos, season 2
Young & Hungry, season 4

September 6
Crash (2004)
The Finest Hours (2015)
Hard Target 2 (2016)
Honey 3 (2016)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)

September 7
The Blacklist, season 3
Galavant, seasons 1*-2

September 10
Supergirl, season 1

September 13
Extremis (2016)
Hawaii Five-0, season 6
London Has Fallen (2015)

September 14
Goldie & Bear, season 1

September 15
Sample This (2012)
The Walking Dead, season 6

September 16
Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville 
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)
The White Helmets (2016)

September 17
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Luther, season 4
Penny Dreadful, season 3

September 19
Call the Midwife, series 5
Gotham, season 2

September 20
Colliding Dreams (2016)
New Girl, season 5
Zootopia (2016)

September 22
Bones, season 11
Easy, season 1
Wallander, series 4

September 23
Audrie & Daisy (2016)
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills 
Last Man Standing, season 5
Longmire, season 5
VeggieTales in the House, season 4

September 24
Portlandia, season 6
River (2016)

September 25
Family Guy, season 14
Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015)

September 28
The Fosters, season 4
The Imitation Game (2014)

September 30
Amanda Knox (2016)
Marvel’s Luke Cage, season 1
Scream, season 2