The Netflix Effect: 5 Ways Streaming Services Are Changing How We Consume TV

The Netflix Effect: 5 Ways Streaming Services Are Changing How We Consume TV

By: Jenny Hedger

Browsing the array of TV shows and movies available at the click of a mouse (or a TV remote button), it seems impossible to remember life before streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix. Initially created as an online DVD rental service, Netflix expanded in 2007 and introduced a video streaming service. From “binge-watching” to “Netflix and chill”, it’s undeniable that streaming services are changing not only the way we talk about TV but the way we watch it, too.

Everything We Know About Amazon’s Upcoming Lord of the Rings TV Prequel

Everything We Know About Amazon’s Upcoming Lord of the Rings TV Prequel

By: Martin Hoffstepper

When Amazon Studios announced in November of 2017 that they had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s wildly popular fantasy series The Lord of the Rings and would be producing a TV prequel series for their Prime streaming service, I did what any self-respecting “Ringer” would have done. I sat myself down and watched, in its entirety, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yes, the extended editions. Yes, it was glorious.

‘Tis the Season of the Christmas Romcom

‘Tis the Season of the Christmas Romcom

By: Kaytie Norman 

For reasons that could likely only be decoded by someone with detailed access to Nielsen ratings and Netflix algorithms, our culture seems to be becoming more and more enamored with Hallmark-style Christmas movies.

We’re Halfway Through Season 3 of Riverdale

We’re Halfway Through Season 3 of Riverdale

By Jenny Hedger


Three seasons in and Riverdale is still going strong. Despite its branding as guilty-pleasure TV, critics have been kind the show, a teenage-noir reboot of the Archie comic books. It’s been called “daring” and “addictive” but also “odd.” That’s fair enough. Faithful fans of the comics might be perplexed or even alarmed given how many scenes open with Archie working out shirtless and, you know, all the murder. From the get-go, it’s clear that Riverdale isn’t the Archie Americans will remember reading in the grocery store check-out line.

Marvel and Netflix: Surfing the Silver Line

Marvel and Netflix: Surfing the Silver Line

By Jesse Przewoznik

Heroes must be held onto for they are few and far between. Since 2015, with the release of Daredevil, Netflix has been the champion streamer of all things superhero. Most recently however a shadow has been casted upon them, as Disney’s own streaming service lurks on the horizon and threatens to steal away the Marvel features which have found their home on Netflix.