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Stranger Things 3: More than the hype

We just can’t get enough

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It’s been almost three years (July 15, 2016 to be exact) since the first season of Stranger Things premiered. I’m not even into sci-fi but I still went along the hype train and I did not regret trying it out.

Stranger Things is more than just your typical sci-fi series as it also includes horror, teenage romance, and drama, which most of you would love to watch. What makes it different is that it’s set in an earlier time, unlike the futuristic sci-fi shows.

Spoiler Alert: For those who still haven’t seen it, Eleven is a product of child experimentation from the Hawkins National Laboratory. This allowed her to gain power no ordinary human being can obtain. Hawkins is the town where the characters live. One protagonist got sick that his mental state went in the underworld called “Upside Down”. It is where the infamous monster (dubbed as the “demogorgon”) exists.

Since then, the plot hooked the minds of people, craving for more answers in every episode they watch — until most viewers can’t get enough of it.

It was all quiet when they suddenly teased that the third iteration is already in production.

After several months of restless production, they revealed the titles of the first five episodes. The classic Stranger Things’ intro is one of those opening sequences I don’t skip. I’m the type who geeks out about art technicalities; most intro sequences are created digitally but no words can explain how cool they made the opening credit by hand.

It was the New Year’s Eve when they finally revealed the date of the premiere. Fast forward, the 4th of July is here, which shares the same date as the American Independence Day.

The first three months of 2019 was silent, until they gave viewers an overall look of what we should expect in the third season — including a new monster other than the demogorgon (Another spoiler alert: two more monsters appeared during the second season).

Exactly two months after, another trailer was revealed. This time, it shows the bodyguard in a public pool (who is the brother of an added protagonist in the previous season). This teaser may have also given hints about possible new characters.

The final trailer full of intense scenes gave fans a lot of goosebumps. It even caused an uproar in Social Media.

Still not getting the vibe? If you’re the kind of viewer who doesn’t bother being spoiled,  you might get buzzed with the ultimate recap might as it briefly tackles what has happened during the past seasons.

Last year’s AsiaPop Comicon featured a booth meant for fans so they could take photos around the set replica of a popular residence in Hawkins (which belongs to a family full of protagonists). If you’re already a big fan, forget your hopes though as AsiaPop Comicon will not be coming to town this year.

In the mean time, grab your favorite snacks, sit back, relax, and start binge-watching the first two seasons in Netflix. If you already did, you’re just in time for another amazing season of Stranger Things.

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Netflix is pulling out Bridgerton sex scenes from porn sites

The actors involved are infuriated

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When Bridgerton launched on Netflix late last year, it had a simple premise: a raunchier Downton Abbey for the streaming generation. All things considered, the period drama fulfilled its promise, streaming to millions of accounts and proving itself one of the most successful titles on Netflix. However, the show’s spicier scenes are popping up where they shouldn’t be. And Netflix is mad.

As expected, Bridgerton’s sex scenes, featuring leading couple Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page, have started emerging on porn streaming sites. Devoid of any romantic context, the sensual snippets have bared the scenes for what they are: sex.

Naturally, the platform and the actors involved aren’t happy with both the piracy and the exploitation. According to an insider statement sent to UK outlet The Sun, “To peddle scenes as pure smut is beyond the pale. It’s been particularly distressing for Phoebe and Regé-Jean, two young actors who signed on for the role of a lifetime and did not consent to being exploited in this way.”

Netflix has its own agenda for the hunt. Technically speaking, the sex scenes, especially when uploaded on porn sites, are pirated. The platform can easily ask the domains to strip the content from the porn sites because of copyright law.

If you’re looking for Bridgerton scenes, you might want to log on to your Netflix account instead. The show is already streaming in its entirety — that is, until the second season comes out.

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Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys: Always and Forever’ is your Valentine’s Day treat

Lara Jean’s last hurrah?

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The sequel for Netflix’s To All The Boys I Loved Before and To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is almost here. Premiering this Valentine’s Day, Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever follows Lara Jean Covey’s senior year in high school.

In the upcoming film, a pair of life-changing trips lead Lara Jean to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.

Of course, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will take center stage. Netflix will also be starring Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Ross Butler, Madeleine Arthur, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett. The film is directed by Michael Fimognari and produced by Matt Kaplan, with Katie Lovejoy working on the screenplay.

Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever is based on the novel by Jenny Han. It will be available on Netflix on February 12, 2021. Stay tuned via Netflix.com/ToAllTheBoysAlwaysAndForever.

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‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ is a reimagination of Italian cartoon classic ‘Winx Club’

A six-part series of magic!

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Our childhood is back! Or so we think.

Netflix brings out Fate: The Winx Saga, the reimagining of Iginio Straffi’s popular Italian cartoon series Winx Club. The live-action adaptation is a six-part series, following the coming-of-age journey of five fairies.

The five fairies will be attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. They must learn to master their powers. All while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Netflix will be starring Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Sadie Soverall as Beatrix.

Fate: The Winx Saga is a joint collaboration between Netflix and Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow.

The series features Brian Young (Vampire Diaries) as showrunner and executive producer. Joining Young as executive producers are Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier from Archery Pictures, and Cristiana Buzzelli and Joanne Lee from Rainbow.

Catch Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix.

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