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Five Tips and Tricks to Find Good Shows on Netflix

Netflix was originated as DVD-by mail service, started in 1997 by Reed Hastings. Customers used to get memberships and then they were mailed DVD which the customers would return after watching. After two years of successful business, it started online streaming alongside the DVD-by mail services. It began Open Connect Initiative in 2011 because of the increasing streaming of the company website. Now, any person can subscribe the site and can watch TV shows and movies. Before 2011, one could get both services, DVD by mail and streaming subscription, in the same package. But after 2011, the company separated the two services and now only streaming services are offered.

Tips to find good shows:

One can find many tips and tricks to find good shows on Netflix, but the following five tips and tricks are quite important and will help a lot in finding good shows on Netflix.

1. See which movies are available:

The company constantly changes its lists of available movies because it purchases and loses broadcasting rights of different movies. It is quite difficult to see the list of all movies from the website of the company but one can watch the lists on third party websites. Find the lists and select the movie or show and then find information about that content on the website of the company. In this way, you can find the best movies or shows.

2. Use better browsing tools:

One should use better-searching tools while searching for movies and shows on the company website and on the third party websites. The following suggestions are quite important and should be applied while searching:

  • Narrow down search terms: For example, science fiction, so that the list of movies and shows is limited to only related ones. This will help in a quick search for your favorite item.
  • Narrow down the search option by putting the date so that you will see only those movies and shows which are in the specified time frame.
  • Ability to switch between profiles on Netflix

3. Get smarter recommendations:

There are some movies and shows which may be your favorite but you don’t know about them. Give detailed information about your choices and rate each movie. The company website will then take this information and notify you if there are items which you may want. This is a very useful trick but it takes time and constant rating of the movies which you watch.

4. Minimizing buffering:

If the buffering icon is constantly appearing on the screen, you need to follow the following steps otherwise you may not be able to watch what you want to.

  • 7. Hold Ctrl-Shift-Alt and press ‘S’ to bring up the bitrate menu.
  • Select the lower number for audio and video to increase chances of smoother streaming.
  • Then click ‘override’.

You can get things back to normal by applying the above-stated steps and then clicking reset in the menu.

5. Take command by using extension:

Theoretically, the company website has a star-rating a system which should work quite well, because it’s personalized to your interests. But sometimes you just want to watch a trailer and see what critics think before pushing play. The Netflix Enhancer extension for Chrome can help, showing IMDB ratings, Rotten Tomatoes scores, and a trailer button when you hover your cursor over a movie.

Conclusion:

To conclude with, it is recommended to go through all the above-mentioned steps so that you may not waste your time in searching for your favorite shows and movies. These steps are quite easy and work well. These all highly recommended to ensure that you get what you want.

13 Reasons Why: A Netflix Must Watch

13 reasons why is a must watch Netflix teen suicide series. The film handles the subject of suicide in an interesting and thoughtful manner. Directed and produced by Tom McCarthy, the 13 episode drama takes viewers through emotional confusion and grief. The film fleshes out Jay Asher’s novel in a manner that brings out the cold-hearted surrounding in high school while at the same time revolving around the turns by the newcomer Australian Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette. The movie is indeed a mature piece of youth-adult adaption.

The drama starts at school and delves into motions of grief following the demise of Hannah Baker (Langford). Everything turns into sad-faced selfies and tears in the classroom lectures. Hannah, on her part, confesses that some things do not have simple explanations.

Before her untimely death, Hannah had recorded several cassettes. In the cassettes, Hannah had explained her actions before she set into motion a chain system aimed at passing the tapes to the people she felt she owes much, one after another. In the tapes, Hannah recounts a series of experiences accompanied by specific locations. The tapes are monitored thus leading to the creation of web secrecy among different persons accused of different crimes.

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The story continues to unfold as the tapes find their way into the hands of Clay (Dylan Minnette). Clay had a crush on Hannah before she ended her life. It is hard to convince anyone that Clay might have been behind the death of Hannah, a woman he had openly shown that he is attracted to. Clay takes advantage of the whole situation to blackmail other culpable persons on these tapes. It is clear that no one wants the circle of trust widened in to order to bring onboard law enforcement agents or parents. Clay finds himself freaking after he discovered what had happened to Hannah. Although the novel was written over ten years ago, the number of readers has been on the rise because of the thrilling story. It is evident that very few students enjoyed high school education. The children in schools are known to pick on each other and tormenting one another because of different reasons.

There are different things that keep changing over years. Cyberbullying, revenge porn, and sexting became nascent as the book was published. The book has been structured such that it appears like a back to forth story between Clay’s and taped narration from Hannah. From the look of the title of the book seems like an episode structure. Brian Yorkey realizes that the book does not include some of the characters. The expansion of the bag is considered a mixed story. As Hannah’s parents are in pursuit of the legal action against their daughter, the schools pull the episodes. The plot of the books clearly shows that there are possibilities that the will be a second season. All the episodes are amply conclusive in nature. The film has, however, diluted the back to forth the structure of the story as well as clarity.

HOW TO SWITCH BETWEEN PROFILES ON NETFLIX

A while back Netflix introduced a key feature on its platform. This feature allows its users who share the same account to create multiple profiles. This was done in a bid to assist Netflix users to get better suggestions from this internet video service provider. A single account can now have up to a maximum of five profiles. This came as an advantage because people who use the same account but enjoy watching different shows will not have a problem with the suggestions anymore.

In order to switch between profiles on Netflix, first of all, the users must create their profiles under their preferred account.

CREATING PROFILES ON NETFLIX UNDER A SINGLE ACCOUNT

Step#1: Login into your Netflix account using a browser

Step#2: Click on your default profile which is located on the upper right corner. This will give you a drop-down menu.

Step#3: Click on “manage profiles” from the drop-down menu that appears in step 2 above.

A screen will appear where you can choose to manage the already existing profiles.

For our case, we won’t be moderating the profiles. We will be adding profiles. Move on to step 4 for this.

Step#4: Click the add profile button

Step#5: Name the profile, select whether it is for kids or not and then click continue.

Follow the above steps to add more profiles up to a maximum of five.

Now, what we need to learn is how to switch between profiles.

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HOW TO SWITCH BETWEEN PROFILES

Step#1: Click or tap on the current profile on the top right corner

This will bring up all the profiles that you have already added on your Netflix account. On your computer, you will get a drop-down menu which contains all your profile. On iPad and Apple TV you get a pop-up window.

Step#2: Select the profile that you wish to switch to.

This will bring up the profile on the top right corner of the screen and Netflix will suggest the shows to watch with regard to what the owner of that profile has been watching during the previous sessions.

One thing to note about Netflix profiles is that they are not available on devices that were produced before 2013.

WHAT DIFFERENT PROFILES ON NETFLIX ALLOW?

1)They allow the user to get a personalized experience as Netflix is able to give TV shows and movie suggestions as based on what they like or what they have been watching during the previous sessions.

2)It allows you to set the maturity level. For example, if you have kids, you can set their level of maturity and then Netflix will make sure that it suggest content that is good for the age bracket provided.

3)It gives the user ability to set the language that he or she prefers.

4)It allows each and every profile a chance to offer their ratings and reviews.

5)It provides you with the recently watched list.

6)Playback settings are also allowed per profile

CONCLUSION

Introduction of the ability to switch between profiles on Netflix has brought a lot of advantages to Netflix users as Netflix suggestion engine is working perfectly for each and everyone who is using the account.

Now, people in the same household can enjoy Netflix without having to deal with annoying suggestions.

The 5 Best Horror Movies of 2017 So Far

So many terrific movies have been released this year. Generally, horror movies are free from criticism may be due to its genre which may not be regarded by critics. In 2017, some of the horror movies that have hit the theaters do not meet the expectation of being a ‘horror movie’ in the first place. Some films like the Ring is terrible and outrightly disappointing. However, this should not be discouraging since most horror films have the capacity of keeping the audience glued to the screen and producing a very interesting fiction. A good film will attract all the attention of its audience and here are some of the greatest horror movies to look for.

1. It Comes At Night

The most stressful and difficult thing in the world is the fear of the unknown. Everyone is scared of the unknown in their daily lives, their children’s safety, their future and what the next day might bring. In this film, it is evident that the world has become a dangerous place with a rapidly spreading plague that is quickly eliminating the world’s population. The starring family has fled to look for safety in the isolated woods. However, this safety seems to be shattered when they are joined by a strange person and his family in this small secure cabin. Their quiet peaceful life is on the verge of destruction as each family blames the other for living with the plague.

The film is claustrophobic and intense revolving around the fears and tensions of the characters. The atmosphere of the film can be described as eerie. If you have MovieBox for iOS 11, you can watch the movie for free using the app. It is the most disturbing and affecting as compared to other murder-filled graphic films.

2. Get Out

The film star, Chris, is a black photographer who has a white girlfriend. On his extended weekend, he visits the girlfriend’s family and notices something unusual with his other neighboring minorities. When he is taking a photo of a black guest with seizures, he is warned to get out. Trying to explain the weird characters of other blacks makes the family know that he is conscious of what is going on. Being sure of his suspicion, he attempts to escape. But this attempt fails as he is captured and detained. The film is horror mixed with social satire where Jordan Peele (the director) addresses the pressing issues between the black culture and white liberalism in a very smart way.

Articulating race relations on-screen can be very difficult especially when the background team is not of the targeted race. However, Peele appropriately addresses some of these issues with a great sense of horror in it.

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3. Tragedy Girls

The film feature two high school girls who live normal lives just like any other teenage girl would do. However, their hobbies and selfies are questionable. They like taking cheerleading and their selfies contain murderous activities. They carry out their murderous activities with great enthusiasm while reporting it online at the same time. The two psychopaths, Brianna Hilderbrand and Alexandra Shipp act like very innocent teenagers which is contrary to what they really are. Tragedy Girls Mixes the horror genre with high school teen movie genre blending into a delightful horror comedy.

4. Raw

Justin, the film star, attends a veterinary school where she finds some unusual self-awakening. She is a bit nervous but finally succumbs to this desires and lust for cannibalism. Acting unconsciously on her thirst for blood and hunger for flesh, she begins to realize her true identity and here is where the audience will start to wonder whether the film is horror or just a depiction of what lies in the future. What makes Raw unique is the fact that it does not rely on supernatural elements. It depicts cannibalism as erotic while symbolizing the emergence of some primal instincts using Justine.

5. Life

In this film, the International Space crew captures a sample from Mars which might help them prove that there some life in the extraterrestrial space. At the station, they find a cell which develops into a complex organism. The organism grows rapidly grows into a hostile creature which consumes every organism in its vicinity even the members of the crew! The crew tries to find a way of defending themselves from the creature and prevent it from accessing the earth. However, they are trapped in space and have lost any possible communication with the earth. Life has a solid cast which gives the horrifying effect everyone is looking for in a horror film.

Conclusion

The genre of horror films stands out in particular forms such as science fiction thrillers, supernatural and violent psychological movies. Although more anticipated thriller movies are set to be released in fall. The best horror films above are worth watching while waiting for many more.

Netflix Marvel’s The Punisher Season 1 Review

The Punisher is an American series created by Netflix. It is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Bohemian Risk productions. Steve Lightfoot is its executive producer and showrunner. The series is action as well as both crime drama and conspiracy thriller which makes it more interesting to the person watching. Its origin is the United States and location, New York City. Released on November 17th, 2017, the series has one season with 13 episodes which run at an average of 54 minutes per episode.

Characters

1. Frank Castle cast by Jon Bernthal who uses lawful methods to fight crime as “the Punisher”. He is the star of the movie; widely known in the city after taking a revenge on the people responsible for his family’s death.

2. David Lieberman or MicroEbon cast by Moss Bachrach who is featured as a former NSA analyst and one who consistently help Frank after he faked his death.

3.Billy Russo cast by Ben Barnes. He was Castle’s best friend when he served in USMC Force Recon and currently is head of a military corporation by the name Anvil.

4. Dinah MadaniAmber cast by Rose Revah. This is a DHS agent who was stationed in Afghanistan then returned to New York city where he crosses paths with Frank while on an investigation.

5. William Rawlins cast by Paul Schulze. This is a covert operations director of CIA who happens to cross paths with Frank due to their history in Afghanistan.

6. Karen Page cast by Deborah Ann Woll. She is featured as a reporter at New York Bulletin and befriended Frank after working on Her boss’s case.

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Plot

The series revolves around “the Punisher”(Frank Castle) who after finding and killing the last of the gangsters who were involved in the deaths of his family decides to settle on a new identity. He remains under the name “Pete Castiglione” who works at a construction site. In the first episode, Castle saves his workmate who had a deal gone bad in a robbery. In the meantime, Dinah tries to find the people behind her former partner’s death-Ahmed Zubair. Later in season 2, while taking his dinner in Hell’s Kitchen, Castle receives a call from David Lieberman otherwise known as Micro who needs his help. He meets Karen Paige who helps him discover of Micro’s death as he resisted arrest.

Castle finds out that Carson Wolf, a senior DHS agent who is corrupt was behind shutting down of Micro’s death and kills him by snapping his neck. He then goes ahead to find David across the city and finally confronts him at his hideout. The dead are rising again or what does this mean? Micro asks to help Castle take down those people who took charge in the destruction of their lives. His goal is proven in episode 4 where he helps Frank take from DHS a weapon’s shipment by hacking files from the department. In addition, he rescues Castle in episode 5 in their search for Gunner Henderson, one of Frank’s squadmates. In their mission, however, they are ambushed by mercenaries where Micro does his task but Rawlins learns of Frank’s existence.

In the eighth episode, the two-Frank and David/Micro learn that Rawlins knows of Castle’s identity and thus agree to work with Dinah and her partner Sam in confronting both Russo and Rawlins. They manage to gun down Russo’s men but in his anger, Russo stabs Sam to his death. Things are not working in Frank’s favor and unluckily in episode 9, his existence is made aware of the public. In his hunt for a bomber- Lewis Wilson, his image is accidentally captured by a dashcam of a police car thus revealing his identity. In episode 10, Frank escapes death with Russo’s men shooting at him after he shields Karen and Senator Ori from Lewis.

During the last three episodes, there is more waiting for “the Punisher”. sarah and Zach Liebermann are kidnapped by Rawlins and Russo. Fortunately, they stage David’s death in his family’s retrieval plan which allows him to unite with them while Frank is captured by the two for investigation. They tortured him to almost death but was able to break through and managed to stab Rawlins while Russo is wounded by DHS team. In the last episode, Frank and Russo confront each other at Carousel- where Franks wife and children died. He bangs Russo by the head against a mirror after he gave Dinah a shot to her head. The latter was trying to rescue Frank. While Dinah survives the shot, Russo is diagnosed with a severe head trauma. Good news is that Frank’s criminal record is erased by both CIA and DHS giving him permission to live in anonymity

This series is really a must watch and you can easily find it in Showbox App for Pc. You don’t want to be left behind with the trending November series. Season 2 is already in the making and hopefully, it’ll release in the early 2018