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Where does each ‘Black Mirror’ episode fit into the timeline?

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“Black Museum” gives us the confirmation we’ve been waiting for.

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Spoiler alert! This post contains spoilers for all of Black Mirror, up to and including Season 4. 

With the Season 4 finale “Black Museum,” Black Mirror finally confirmed what fans had long suspected: That every episode of the anthology series takes place within a single universe.

The question now is how all these episodes fit together. Does the reality-show dystopia of Fifteen Million Merits come before or after the social media hellscape of Nosedive? What was invented first, the grains from Entire History of You or the cookies from White Christmas?

Black Mirror hasn’t explained that part. (Maybe they’re saving that for Season 5?) But as noted by Oliver Whitney, it is possible to piece together a rough order based on the Easter eggs littered throughout the show.

Several of the episodes show headlines referencing other episodes, like a news ticker briefly glimpsed in “Hated in the Nation” announcing the MASS program from “Men Against Fire,” or a social media feed in “Shut Up and Dance” referencing the game show from “Fifteen Million Merits.” 

Other times, certain objects or icons will cross over from one episode to another: a Waldo sticker from “The Waldo Moment” showing up in “Shut Up and Dance,” or the dating app from “Hang the DJ” making an appearance in “U.S.S. Callister.” Or, of course, all the various items on display in “Black Museum.”

And still other times, it takes some common sense to figure out the evolution of certain technologies over the years. For instance, the implant from “Arkangel” seems to build on developments introduced in “White Christmas” and “Men Against Fire.” 

Whitney’s best guess puts the series premiere, “The National Anthem,” at the very beginning, and the post-apocalyptic “Metalhead” at the very end. It’s probably worth pointing out, again, that this is just one fan’s best guess, not an officially released timeline. Still, their guesswork is pretty damn solid. 

Check out the entire elaborate theory at ScreenCrush

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/02/black-mirror-timeline-easter-eggs/

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Netflixs latest hit The Kissing Booth is a Wattpad success story

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“One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No. 9. Its leads, Jacob Elordi and Joey King, also became the No. 1 and No. 6 most popular stars on IMDb’s StarMeter, respectively, shortly after the film’s launch.

The secret to the movie’s success, however, is not just a combination of teenagers’ questionable taste in entertainment and the power of Netflix’s distribution — though both play a major role, clearly.

Instead, it’s that “The Kissing Booth” is tapping into a built-in audience: teenage Wattpad users.

Yes, Wattpad.

In case you’re not familiar, Wattpad is an online site…..”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/netflixs-latest-hit-the-kissing-booth-is-a-wattpad-success-story/

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

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You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s well-loved shows on Netflix.

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As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.

The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement to continuing offering the series for an indefinite amount of time.

Mashable has reached out to Netflix for additional details on the new deal.

The show ran for 96 episodes over 11 “seasons” beginning in 2013. CNN is airing the final episodes throughout the month of June. Bourdain was filming an episode of the show in France when he died.

Parts Unknown is an important part of Bourdain’s legacy because it represents what he did so well: using his fame and platform not just to expose viewers to different cultures through the lens of food, but to educate them as well, making the world just a little bit smaller.

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Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-netflix/

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Luke Cage Season 2 – Trailer #2

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Harlem can only handle one devil at a time. Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage debuts exclusively on Netflix June 22, 2018

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