Just like that – binge-watching Netflix is once again its own reward. The streaming service has pulled the plug on an incentivized “patches” feature that parents complained was encouraging kids to binge shows at unhealthy rates.
Just like every addiction, Netflix is seeking to make theirs fun for kids. User reports have revealed that the streaming service has begun testing “patches” on certain youth-oriented programming, with an aim to introduce “collectible items for a more interactive experience.”
The ever-evolving Netflix model makes it difficult to discern viewer data, let alone interpret what tidbits the company confirms. That said, Netflix has been studying “binge racers” who finish seasons within twenty-four hours of their debut, and you might be surprised by the highs and lows.
Full House is now officially too old to live with its parents. Thankfully, Netflix successor series Fuller House doesn’t pay rent, so there’s nothing (too) creepy or sad about returning to that iconic house for Season 3, especially as the new trailer commemorates the show’s 30th anniversary.
The first season of Netflix Full House revival Fuller House proved a major hit for the streaming service, and even if Season 2 couldn’t quite match its success, the Tanners will give it a third shot regardless. The series has officially been renewed for Season 3, arriving in 2017.
The absence of Michelle seemed not to hamper Netflix’s Fuller House revival, which only made the omission more notable with bizarrely bitter meta-references to the Olsen twins. One surprising story saw John Stamos admitting he’d approached Elizabeth Olsen for the role, but according to Fuller House bosses, a recast Michelle was never in question.
Even as Netflix’s Fuller House breezed right past our derision into a second season, the sitcom sequel may never live down its bizarre shade at the Olsen twins, either of which declined to reprise their role as Michelle for even the basest cameo. Now, with Season 2 well into production, the cast believes they’ve given up on ever seeing Michelle again.
A few weeks back, bizarre news that Netflix’s Fuller House had viewership on par with The Walking Dead caught us by surprise, and it seems the Tanners may be unstoppable on the streaming service. That strange cell phone app analyzing viewership data by audio reveals Orange Is the New Black Season 4 came close, but Fuller House remains Netflix’s crown jewel.