Netflix and Cooler Weather

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When most people think about October, the first ideas that come to their minds are typically pumpkins and all things spooky.

However, October is just as exciting as Christmas morning for Netflix watchers everywhere. New seasons, shows and movies all premiered in October, and here are just a few that will make sure to keep fans occupied while in a warm sweater drinking apple cider.

The biggest release for October was the release of “Stranger Things” season two. This show won the hearts of viewers everywhere when season one was released in July of 2016. Season two was released on Oct.27  and fans have high expectations for this upcoming season. Credible sources have spilled this season is said to be spookier than the last, which is the perfect show to binge watch during the spooky season.

“Stranger Things is my favorite show of all time and I cannot wait for [its release]. It is going to be amazing. Eeek,” said junior Elise Harper.

Along with the addition of season two of “Stranger Things” Netflix also premiered a variety of TV shows and movies including “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song,” “Ghost Patrol,” “Miss Congeniality,” “The Fosters: Season 5,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and many others. Many Wesleyan students love the ideas of new entertainment being added to Netflix. Sophomore Avery Beall felt that “it is good that they are adding new movies and shows on Netflix because I feel like I have had the same options for years.” The new movies and TV shows are a great addition to Netflix and will be sure to keep watchers busy for those chilly fall days.

With the addition of roughly 30 new movies and TV shows, some iconic shows were also removed in October. Shows and movies such as “Friday Night Lights,” “One Tree Hill,” “The Shining” and “Titanic” left Netflix and left many fans devastated. “Without Friday Night Lights being on Netflix, I just don’t know what to do with myself anymore,” said sophomore Liza Yates.

According to the Netflix Help Page, when Netflix’s contract with a TV show or movie ends, they evaluate three different aspects of the program: “Are the rights to renew the licensing to stream still available? What is the popularity and cost of the particular title? Are there other seasonal or localized factors?”. If any of the answers to these questions are a no, Netflix will let the contract with that specific program go. However, for every show and movie Netflix removes, they will make up for it by adding the same number, if not more new shows to the watch list.

Many shows on Netflix have come and gone, and the addition of these new programs are exactly what everyone needs to keep them occupied on the cold fall days.

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