If your New Year celebrations are anything like mine you are probably going to wake up in 2015 feeling vulnerable and nauseated, tossed aside like Renee Zellweger's old forgotten party clothes. Best to stay in on January first, eat sparingly but continuously, and find yourself a way back from wreck to masterpiece by meditating on these fine new Netflix offerings, starting 1/1.
One thing that's fun to do during the holidays is get the hell away from your family for just like one solid second of peace and quiet or so you can strategize. While any of these films that will be leaving Netflix on December 31 are suitable for family viewing, it's also true that you can do things on your own because you are a grownup now. So close that door, pop in your headphones, and lay back on a bed that is too small and feels weird and different than what you are used to, because the clock is ticking on these guys. (And check back for our guide to what's replacing them, tomorrow!)
This weekend represents one of the few normal weekends you're going to get, between all the holidays and holidays parties and other ways of being American that this time of year forces down your gullet. So why rest up, save your strength, revel in all the rich entertainment bounty that is available to you? We have great ideas this week.
Baby, it's cold outside. Maybe you've got the post-Thanksgiving blues, maybe you're just snowed in by feet upon feet of climate change. But don't be afraid, don't you give it a second thought! You just settle in tight for a month of new shit on Netflix, forget the stuff we're leaving behind, and I guarantee it'll get us all the way to Christmas.
Nobody wants to talk about stuff leaving Netflix in the middle of the night, any more than we want to talk about weird family vibes this holiday or the fact that we will probably all get snowed in forever while it's happening. So let's think instead about all these Netflix movies that we have the next five days to zip through, before they're gone. (And check back in to see what will replace them!)
Thanksgiving: What is it? A holiday to celebrate the vaguest things we treasure, eat until we explode, and drink until we ditto. Whether you need a moment away, or enjoy your family so much you want to sit in front of a screen silently with them, here is a deluxe list of movies, TV shows, and zany moments available right now on your computer or other device.
The full run of Mick Garris's two-season brainchild is now available on Hulu and Hulu+. We've combed through the total of 26 episodes, originally aired on Showtime from 2005-2007, to find the very best for you this weekend.
Hallowe'en is a time when the veil between past and present, living and dead, goes soft; and of course, so too we find the line between what is available and what is no longer or temporarily unavailable ever so slightly permeable, on the last day of the month, when it comes to Netflix. Imagine if you will that you are in for the night, not even daring to hope that you will catch the changing of the queue at whatever arcane time Netflix does that: Now you will be the one to see the lights go out in some eyes, and come on in others, as the Circle of Life once again replenishes the vast Lawnmower Oceans of our digital delights.
Call it Hallowe'en, call it All Hallows', Werewolf Bar Mitzvah or even Sinéadoconnor, as the Celts did, the Autumnal Equinox means just one thing: Rebirth and Renewal. Now is the time that we, like our ancestors, must take a long hard look at our Netflix queues and decide what goes and what stays, to make way for a fresh harvest.
Well, it is finally getting to be that time when Summer TV is actually a thing, rather than the absence of a thing. Do you find that you get itchy and hard to pin down in the summer, despite not being a student or a small child? (Unless you are one or the other, in which case clearly I am not saying you don't exist. Don't get all #notallsmallchildren on me.) One reason I'll never leave Austin, but can't live anywhere else in Texas, is about the summer weather here. Nothing like it! Except maybe being microwaved in a very large microwave oven to a simmering boil. But what is to watch until then?