The biggest news in online streaming this week is Netflix’s announcement that the entirety of Gilmore Girls will be added this October. You can read Indiewire’s take on why that’s a big deal here. In the mean time, while waiting to binge all 154 episodes, Hulu subscribers can get their fill of girl time with Selfie, a comedy following shallow but uber-famous Eliza Dooley as she searches for meaning in a material world. You can take a look at Flavorwire’s hopeful review of the show here.
Fans of period drama can now watch Belle through video on demand services. Dido is the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century naval captain who must confront not just the inherent challenges of the English court but the added struggles of racism, sexism, and classism her background presents. Read CT’s assessment of the movie here before you watch.
The prodigal-daughter drama Grace Unplugged was released to both Amazon Prime and Netflix this week. A solid family movie, the story follows young Christian singer Grace on her journey through the faith-testing mainstream music world. CT’s review is here.
Netflix added the first seasons of The Blacklist this week, paying $2 million per episode for the popular crime drama, IGN reports here. Variety described the show as a genre sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, with James Spader playing what the reviewer dubbed a “Hannibal lite” character and Megan Boone as his pseudo-Clarice Starling foil. You can read Variety’s full review here.1
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