All posts tagged: streaming

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 1-3 Review

The creators of The Haunting of Hill House have returned with their highly anticipated second installment of their Netflix horror anthology series. This time around the story is taking primarily from Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. I am three episodes into the nine episode miniseries. I decided to divide the review into three parts as there is alot going on and I’m sure more to come in what’s left. So, the good and the bad. THE GOOD Character investment: So many of these positives will (obviously) be similar to those from its predecssor. Bly Manor is no exception to really great character investment. We have our protagonist Dani (Victoria Pedretti) who has taken this au pair gig in the late 1980’s to look after two orphaned siblings. The only real thing to her that has still not been explained, up to the third episode, is just who the hell is she seeing in the mirror? My guess is that she is responsible for this man’s death and this is why she ran all …

Originals Coming to HBOMax

HBOMax is set to launch on May 27th! Along with a long list of Warner/HBO content from previous decades being added to the service there will of course be some original content at launch and more set to release in the coming months. Disney+ has served as a great example that despite how rich and thick your library of content is, the real hook for streaming lies in the original content. I won’t get into everything, but I wanted to highlight some of what we can expect. 1: Looney Tunes: The classic characters are back for streaming. We will be getting, at launch, eighty original eleven-minute episodes focused around the toons. That’s over FOURTEEN hours of new content. What can I say? I grew up going to bed watching this stuff. Of course I’m going to watch. 2: Elmo Talk Show: Alright…alright! Not for me but can certainly be something for younger audiences to watch as the new streaming service launches! 3: Love Life: The eight episode first season will be lead by Anna Kendrick. I …

Battle of YA Streaming Content Begins; ‘Percy Jackson’ and ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ on the Way

Before I get into it, I think it is appropriate to give a HUGE congratulations to all those Percy Jackson fans who have (finally) received the news that their beloved book series will be adapted for Disney+. I am not surprised! I suspected such a thing would happen, and you can read all about it in our piece from last year here. Another thing worth noting is that since Rick Riordan’s official announcement this afternoon Percy Jackson has shot up to trend #1 in the United States on Twitter. WOW. That is no small feat and is very representative of the fan base of these books. When can fans expect the series to drop? Who is cast? Well, there is no information yet and it is unknown how Covid-19 will factor into production, but at the very least fans can know that the series is definitely on the way and the author will work closely with production to ensure his stories are adapted well. For now, only the first five books in his (currently) fifteen …

‘Young Avengers’ Will Likely be for Disney+; Here’s Why

It should come as no surprise to comic fans, who have met the cast of Young Avengers in the pages of Marvel Comics, that they indeed are on their way to live-action; the clues were everywhere! Rumor is going around that filming for the project (unknown if Disney+ or film) should start as early as 2021. Whether this will take a hit due to the pandemic is yet to be determined. My guess is that this will be a Disney+ production. Here’s why- Hulking and Wiccan. No, Young Avengers is nowhere near the fame of DC counterpart, Teen Titans. However it has had and does have a powerful cult following. A large reason for this is due to romantic couple of Hulking and Wiccan. Not only was their relationship presented in the comics as matter-of-fact from its inception but they have one of the most powerful romantic narratives in comics today. This isn’t because of their homosexuality, but because both characters have incredibly developed personal stories that enrich their pairing.  They’re not a “gay couple” but …

Five Lessons Taken From ‘Marriage Story’

Don’t ever get married. That’s the article. I kid! For a film focused around divorce it’s ironic that I have found a new favorite movie about love. I will not be doing a usual review for Marriage Story, as once again I have found a film that I have ZERO complaints about. Instead I want to talk about the lessons I have taken away from it, and ones I hope others got too! Difference Between Quality of a Partner and a Parent I think one of the timeless mistakes people make in the heat of their dissolving love is mixing ones opinion of their partner, regarding how they were in the relationship, with who they were/are as a parent to their children. It takes many forms! Picking a fight because they were thirty minutes late to pick them up, making negative comments about the other TO the child when the other isn’t around, disappearing with the kid(s) when the other wants to make a visit, and on it goes. Nicole(Scarlett Johansson) is FURIOUS with this …

Episode 43 – Streaming Wars Round One

Welcome back folks! We’ve got an action packed episode lined up for you all! Join us on the couch this week as we dive right into the beginning of the major stage of the streaming wars. Today we start by reviewing Disney+ new shows, like ‘The Mandalorian’, and content their content library @0:02:45. We then get into our thoughts on Apple TV+ as we review their new original shows like ‘SEE’ and ‘ The Morning Show’ @0:33:30. We finish off with more important TV/Movie news and much more!

Streaming Service Wars: Taking Down Netflix

A long time ago, in a prosperous cable tv industry far far away… Netflix video streaming was born, and thus, the streaming service war began. Before we get into that however, lets see how we got there. Since 1948, when cable first started broadcasting on televisions across multiple states, we’ve all been immersed in its glory. Over the following few decades, many major networks came to life. By 1998, there were about 171 different cable networks for us to choose from. Looking back, life was probably good for the cable companies around the early 2000s. They were making billions of dollars and consumers had hundreds of channel options, not to mention, great quality content. Enter Netflix. Around 1998 when cable providers were innovating by introducing cable & internet broadband services, Netflix went live with their online DVD rental service. For the next few years they quietly gained subscribers and by 2003 they had hit 1 million users while simultaneously receiving big bucks from investors. Below is a short timeline of the major events that came …

Episode 27 – Never Had An AEW Like Me

Join us for this weeks episode of the 17 Waverly Podcast! Your boys are back and we have another discussion filled show for you! This week we are on the couch watching some old 90’s WWE episodes and discussing topics like streaming services taking over @ 0:10:00, expectations for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ @ 0:19:00, and our lengthy review of the new Disney remake of ‘Aladdin’ @ 0:25:25. We then dive into our thoughts on the new All Elite Wrestling pay-per-view event that took place and what it means for the WWE @ 0:54:30. We then finish the episode discussing the HBO Game of Thrones documentary ‘The Last Watch’ @ 01:12:50, plus much more so listen in!

Why We Should Be Pumped For ‘The Boys’ On Amazon

Just a couple days ago Amazon dropped their trailer for their upcoming superhero series, The Boys. This, like so many before it, is an adaptation of a comics series which was created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Superhero fatigue? Well, though there are definitely supers in this, I wouldn’t call them heroes… The Boys was a comic book series that ran from 2006 to 2007 moving from Wildstorm over to Dynamite comics where it lived the remainder of its run (up to 72 issues). Focused on a group of superhero haters coined, The Boys, the story takes us on their crazy and violent mission to put supers in their place. You see, in this world, the creators wanted to take a more nihalistic and harsh realist approach to what a society with superheroes looks like. So why should we be excited for this? Let’s take a look. 1: Best said in Wedding Crashers; It’s Sexual and Violent: Look, we all love Game of Thrones, but that show didn’t pick-up initial viewers with hard hitting story telling… …

Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’: Why the Excitement is Real

For those who may not know, the beloved 1998 anime series, Cowboy Bebop, has been chosen by Netflix to be adapted for a live-action version. Some who are not familiar with the show (or the anime genre as a whole) might be thinking, ‘what’s the big deal? It’s not like it’s Dragonball Z…’ (sip my scotch) Cute!  This might not be the most well recognized series by casual fans, but it is hands down one of the most iconic anime’s of all time! So, what makes it so great and why do we have to look forward to it? Well, “3, 2, 1, let’s jam.” 1: The Soundtrack of All Soundtracks: Right out of the gates one of the things that makes this series so special is its music. the opening sequence shows us flashes of images, black panels, our lead character lighting a cigarette, and the bongos begin. From this moment you know you’re in for something special. The soundtrack consists of original jazz pieces that breathe so much life into the series. I …