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The One Where Netflix Subscribers Grieve the Loss of ‘Friends’ on Twitter

New Year’s Eve 2019 is the very last day fans can binge-watch Friends on Netflix. They’ll have to wait until May 2020 before they can stream the beloved New York City life and dating sitcom again on HBO Max. Friends fans took to Twitter to brace for the withdrawals. To true Friends fans, very little in life cuts as deep as that final panning shot of Monica’s apartment in the series finale, resting on that yellow picture frame around the peephole on her door. The show’s disappearance from Netflix is…

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Scathing The Witcher Review Didn’t Even Watch 50% of Netflix’s Show

The Witcher dropped on Friday to rave reviews from fans. Critical responses have been less positive, leading to mediocre scores on Metacritic. One website’s reviewers didn’t even bother to watch the whole show before publishing a scathing review. The Witcher series finally dropped on Netflix this week, and fan reactions have been fiercely positive. Critical responses have been decidedly less enthusiastic. Entertainment Weekly, for example, hated the show so vehemently they slammed the first season with the worst grade possible: F. Now, whether you’re a fantasy geek or not, you…

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Netflix’s The Witcher Series Sounds Like It’s Going to Be Epic

Netflix’s new series based on The Witcher has been divisive ahead of its release. Recently, an advanced screener premiered to a limited audience of journalists. Their reactions have given people a reason to be optimistic about the series. Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher is one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year. For many, it will supply the much-needed fix of fantasy TV that has been missing since Game of Thrones ended. Set to release in December, the show has got many fans chomping at the bit….

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3 Reasons Why the Invesco ETF (QQQ) Can Outperform the Stock Market This Week

This week there is an opportunity for the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) to out-perform because of the earnings earnings of lineup of major blue-chips like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The Nasdaq hosts some of the most exciting companies in the world, and this often translates into big gains during bull markets. This year, QQQ out-performing the S&P 500 Index by about 20% so it has momentum on its side. Just because the markets have been in an expansion cycle it doesn’t mean it is ending soon. Yes, there are…

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Comedian Dave Chappelle Isn’t Going to Save Netflix – CCN Markets

Stand-up comedian specials will not save Netflix from competition. For now, only one number matters to Netflix. | Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Comedian Dave Chappelle returned to the airwaves (or streaming waves) this past week with a Netflix comedy special. Netflix has been spending gobs of money on famous comedians, hoping that the lineup will retain and possibly boost subscriptions. Comedians Are Not Netflix’s Messiahs I’ve got news for Netflix: neither Dave Chappelle nor any other comedian is going to save the company. I should temper that statement in that…

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Disney Plus’ Star Wars TV Slate Should Leave Netflix Terrified

Disney Plus is going big with its slate of content and Netflix should be very worried. | Source: Shutterstock Disney Plus was trending on Twitter on Friday with over 118k tweets during their D23 Expo. Netflix was not. With a slew of major announcements, Disney is determined to keep the streaming giant sweating. Disney Comes out Swinging Disney pulled out the big guns this Friday. Actor Ewan McGregor took the stage to confirm he will star as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Disney Plus series. The media conglomerate also released…

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Netflix’s Witcher Teaser Won’t Cure Your Game of Thrones Withdrawal

Netflix has unleashed the first teaser trailer for the high-profile The Witcher series at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. For many, it completely misses the mark and doesn’t bode well for the series penciled in for release at the end of the year. On the surface, the teaser depicts another mid-budget fantasy series with the usual mix of political intrigue, magic, and a cast of broody characters. In the post-Game of Thrones landscape, this fresh take emerges as a welcome cure for those suffering from withdrawal, and there doesn’t appear…

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Netflix Stock Implodes, Subscriber Exodus Ignites 12% Plunge

A confluence of negative factors slammed Netflix in the past quarter, resulting in subscriber numbers and other metrics exposing Netflix’s vulnerabilities – and leaving the streaming giant’s stock plunging in after-hours trading. Netflix stock plunged 12% in after-hours trading. | Source: Yahoo Finance Netflix Subscribers Wave Goodbye While earnings-per-share came in at $0.60, four cents above expectations, and revenue was only $10 million short of expectations at $4.92 billion, the subscriber numbers were of grave concern. Domestic paid subscribers actually fell by 126,000, while the expectation was for an increase…

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Netflix Stock Is a Sell Because Competition Will Send It to an Early Grave

As more players in the streaming content world enter the market, life is getting increasingly difficult for Netflix. Following its merger with AT&T, Warner Bros. will launch WarnerMedia’s streaming service called HBO Max next year. It will include the hit series “Friends,” which will be pulled from Netflix. This follows Netflix losing “The Office” back to NBCUniversal last month. The Netflix Ticking Time Bomb The bad news is piling up for Netflix because soon every studio will have its own streaming service. Eventually, in order to access both original and…

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Netflix Says to Binge-Watch The Office as NBC Takes Show Back

Netflix announced on Tuesday that NBC would not extend its licensing agreement for the hit comedy “The Office” beyond January 2021. NFLX stock shed about 3 percent on the day. Why is this move significant for Netflix? It all comes down to competition, and ultimately, the company’s economics. Licensing on Its Way Out When Netflix first appeared, it had virtually the entire streaming-delivery world to itself. Third-party studios licensed content to Netflix, they made money, and let the streaming content giant grow its subscription base. As the studios themselves developed…

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