TikTok Spotlights Most Influential Creators Of 2021 In First Annual ‘Discover List’

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With a commemorative glance back at 2021, TikTok has turned a spotlight on 50 of its most influential creators, with its first annual Discover List.

The list recognizes 10 TikTok stars in each of five categories: ‘Icons’, ‘Innovators’, ‘Foodies’, ‘Changemakers’, and ‘Originators’. The Discover List also places an emphasis on recognizing the original creators of viral trends and showcase diverse voices, TikTok said.

To compile the list, TikTok told The Hollywood Reporter that its community team, helmed by Kudzi Chikumbu, nominated various creators and then ranked honorees according to engagement, views, video creations, account growth, likes, interactions with followers, and off-app social cache.

Icons are “known up and down ‘For You’ feeds and outside of TikTok,” according to the company, whereas Innovators “put a new twist on what it means to be a content creator” and Changemakers are enacting social change. Foodies, of course, are putting their own unique spin on cooking content, while Originators create hashtags, viral dances, sounds, and aesthetics.

You can check out the honorees on TikTok’s inaugural Discover List right here:

Icons

Bella Poarch, @bellapoarch
Boman Martinez-Reid, @Bomanizer
Brittany Broski, @Brittany_Broski
Challan Trishann, @challxn
Christopher Olsen & Ian Paget, @chris & @Ianpaget_
Jay, @flossybaby
Leo Gonzalez, @LeoGonzall
Mark Gaetano, @snarkymarky
Tabitha Brown, @iamtabithabrown
Christina Najjar, @tinx

Innovators

Billy Yue, @8illy
Devon Rodriguez, @devonrodriguezart
Jasmine Chiswell, @jasminechiswell
Science Akbar, @king.science
Maddi Winter, @maddiwinter
Mikayla Nogueira, @mikaylanogueira
Kyne Santos, @onlinekyne
Parker Locke, @parkerlocke
Piff Marti, @PiffMarti
Wisdom Kaye, @Wisdm8

Foodies

Jonathan Kung, @Chefjonkung
Gabrielle Williams, @gabby.jaye
Hajar Larbah, @moribyan
Newton Nguyen, @newt
Ana Regalado, @saltycocina
Jessica Woo, @sulheejessica
Ahmad Alzahabi, @Thegoldenbalance
Joanne Molinaro, @thekoreanvegan
Robert Lucas, @thesweetimpact
Violet Witchel, @Violet.cooks

Changemakers

Alexis Nelson, @alexisnikole
Shirley Raines, @Beauty2thestreetz
Joel Bervell, @joelbervell
Jesús Morales, @juixxe
James Jones, @notoriouscree
Remi Bader, @remibader
Scarlet May, @Scarlet_may.1
Taylor Jones, @taylorcassidyj
Ebony & Denise Nunez, @Team2Moms
Zachary & Patrick Valentine, @valentinebrothers

Originators

Antoni Bumba, @antonibumba
Antonio Neville, @HeyTonyTV
Jalaiah Harmon, @jalaiahharmon
Katherine Florence, @katieflorence
Keara Wilson, @keke.janajah
Makayla Did, @makayladid
Wayne Mears, @natures_food
Ronald Michel, @Rony_boyy
Vano 3000, @supvano
Tracy Joseph, @Tracy.oj

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YouTube To Host Weeklong Holiday Shopping Event With The Merrell Twins, Walmart, More

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YouTube shared some social commerce news during its keynote presentation today during Advertising Week, featuring Tara Walpert Levy, Walmart CMO William White, and resident creator Liza Koshy.

Beginning Nov. 15, YouTube will kick off a seven-day live shopping event, The YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop. It will he hosted by the Merrell Twins and feature other top creators, who will showcase products from Walmart (which worked with TikTok on an hourlong shopping stream last holiday season), Samsung, and Verizon.

During the streams, fans will be able to unlock limited offers, participate in live Q&As and polls, and purchase featured products with a single click. Walpert Levy teased that YouTube has more live shopping events in the pipeline. On June 24, the platform hosted several shopping streams in honor of its first-ever Small Biz Day. (Instagram, for its part, recently rolled out a similar 10-day event for Fashion Month).

Back in February, YouTube said it was testing new ecommerce tools, which it referred to as an “integrated shopping experience that allows viewers to tap into the credibility and knowledge of trusted creators.” Initially available for on-demand videos, the program is now rolling out for live streams, YouTube said, amid a boon in social commerce precipitated by the pandemic.

The experience enables creators, retailers, and brands to select products that appear in a pop-up overlay on their standard videos or live stream. On VOD, viewers can click to explore product pages, related videos, or purchase options. On live, viewers can click to check out directly on YouTube without interrupting the viewing experience.

These features have been used by Simply Nailogical and Hyram for the launch of their nail polish and skin care lines, respectively. On the retailer front, Sephora, Target, and Walmart have also hosted shoppable streams.

YouTube’s other ecommerce tools include three-year-old, Spring-powered Merch Shelves, which enable creators to sell merch under videos, as well as a similar shopping shelf through its BrandConnect influencer marketing platform. Shopping shelves enable users to shop for products featured in sponsored videos directly from the creator watch page.

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Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 10/18/2021

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[Editor’s Note: Tubefilter Charts is a weekly rankings column from Tubefilter with data provided by GospelStats. It’s exactly what it sounds like; a top number ranking of YouTube channels based on statistics collected within a given time frame. Check out all of our Tubefilter Charts with new installments every week right here.]

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For the second straight week, a channel that appeals to two of YouTube’s top audiences — young children and short-form viewers — has reached the top of our global top 50.

YouTube Shorts is bringing a wide diversity of content into our weekly charts, but this week, the order at the top of our global ranking was mostly unchanged, with a Japanese channel continuing to lead the way.

Chart Toppers

Funny Family has earned the top spot in our global top 50 for the second week in a row. The YouTube Shorts channel, which offers up various challenges and games that families can play at home, added 786.5 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period. That impressive total was built with the help of YouTube’s youngest demographic, which frequently tunes into “family” videos.

The second and third channels in the global top 50 are also unchanged from last week. SET India remained our global runner-up thanks to 576.6 million weekly views, and the Indian record label T-Series stayed hot on its tail with 559.4 million weekly views. Both channels slightly increased their viewership over the previous week, but those gains were not strong enough to catch Funny Family. In fact, all of the channels in this week’s global top five saw an uptick in viewership since our last chart period.

The one newcomer in this week’s global top five is AngLova. The U.S.-based channel is yet another TikTok transplant, and it increased its viewership more than three times over during the last seven days. Thanks to that massive influx of fresh hits, AngLova finished the week as our global #4, racking up 469.3 million weekly views.

Sony SAB rounded out our global top five. The Indian channel, which shares an owner with SET India, registered 457.1 million weekly views during the second full week of October.

Top Gainers

From Fred to The Annoying Orange, there’s a long tradition of high-pitched content on YouTube. Now, Rudolfio is here to carry on that shrill torch.

Rudolfio is a TikTok creator who has screamed into our global top 50 thanks to his emerging popularity on YouTube Shorts. In many of his videos, Rudolfio wears a bright red wig and yellow headband. In others, he dons a Mario costume, complete with red cap, big ears, and fake mustache. No matter what his getup looks like, the one constant in Rudolfio’s videos is his screechy voice, which he sometimes uses to parody popular songs.

Some may find videos like these to be a fine example of “cringe,” but whatever opinions you may have of Rudolfio, the success of the creator’s YouTube Shorts operation cannot be denied. In our latest count, Rudolfio picked up 166.6 million weekly views, which was good enough for him to reach 24th place in our global top 50. He also increased his viewership by 84% week-over-week.

Next week, he could soar even higher, or fall off the chart entirely. Such is the volatile nature of YouTube Shorts.

Channel Distribution

Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:

  • United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
  • India: 9 channels in the Top 50.
  • Russia: 5 channels in the Top 50.
  • Japan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
  • Canada, Indonesia, and United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
  • Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, The Netherlands, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, and United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.

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Animal Rights Nonprofit Sues YouTube For Failing To Remove Abuse Videos

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Animal rights media nonprofit Lady Freethinker is suing YouTube for breach of contract, alleging that the platform has not enforced its ban on videos containing animal abuse.

Many of the violative videos, per The New York Times, tend to follow a trend in which giant snakes are seen moving towards helpless animals, such as puppies, as melodramatic music plays, until the prey is rescued at the last moment by human intervention. Some of the violative videos are still live and have been on the site for years, per the Times, and some carry ads.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday in California Superior Court, alleges that YouTube failed to take action after Lady Freethinker repeatedly flagged videos of animal abuse. The Times reports that Lady Freethinker says it urged action for 18 months, and provided YouTube with 146 violative channels and more than 2,000 violative videos that had been viewed 1.2 billion times as examples — with 70% remaining live as of last month.

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi told the Times that YouTube had expanded its animal abuse policies in March — to prohibit staged rescues that put animals in dangerous situations, as described above. Choi said that since March, YouTube has removed hundreds of thousands of videos and terminated thousands of channels for violations, but noted that enforcement takes time.

“We agree that content depicting violence or abuse toward animals has no place on YouTube,” she said.

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Instagram Is Finally Letting Users Post Content From Desktop

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Today kicks off Instagram’s first Product Week, a multi-day (though not actually week-long) series of new feature announcements and drops across the platform’s various components, including its core content feed, TikTok competitor Reels, and Stories.

First among the new features is Collabs, which will enable users to co-create Reels. Users can invite one another to coauthor by going to a Reel’s tagging page, and if the invited user accepts, “both accounts will appear in the post or Reels header, and it will be shared to both sets of followers,” Instagram says.

Engagement generated by both creators’ audiences will be combined: Collabs-made Reels will have one view count, one like count, and a single comment section, just like any other Reel.

Collabs are currently being tested, per Instagram. The company did not specify how many creators have access to them.

The next feature Instagram’s announcing–with more information coming Oct. 20–is a somewhat smaller tweak. It’s adding the ability to create fundraisers for approved nonprofits (something users can already do) as a one-touch option in its “creation button,” the plus sign in the top right corner of its app where users tap to create new content.

Like Collabs, Fundraiser Prompts are currently being tested for implementation across the platform.

And for Product Week’s “grand finale,” Instagram says, it’s fully rolling out three features: two effects generators for Reels; and, at long, long, long last, the ability for users to post content from their desktops, not just from Instagram’s app.

With desktop posting, users will be able to upload photos and videos under one minute in length from any desktop browser. This capability is pushing out to all users globally Oct. 21, and has “long been requested by our IG community,” Instagram says.

As for the Reels effects, one of them, Superbeat, weaves in special visual effects to the tune of videos’ background songs. The other, Dynamic/3D Lyric, displays onscreen lyrics in time with background songs. The goal of both these features is to help creators make their Reels more engaging, and to “spend less time editing and more time creating and sharing,” Instagram says.

Superbeat and Dynamic/3D Lyric are also launching globally Oct. 21.

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Ozark Final Season Sets 2022 Premiere Date at Netflix: Watch the Teaser!

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The end of Ozark begins in 2022!

Netflix announced Tuesday that the first half of the final season of Ozark would be available to stream on January 21.

Seven episodes will be available to stream, with the final seven set to bow later in 2022.

The new season stars Emmy Award® Winner Jason Bateman, Emmy Award® Winner Laura Linney, Emmy Award® Winner Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, and Charlie Tahan. 

The cast also includes Jessica Frances Dukes, Lisa Emery, Felix Solis, Damian Young, Alfonso Herrera, Adam Rothenberg, John Bedford Lloyd, Joseph Sikora, Bruno Bichir, CC Castillo, Katrina Lenk, Bruce Davison, Ali Stroker, and Veronica Falcón.

Emmy Award® Nominee Chris Mundy returns as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Jason Bateman, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey, and Bill Dubuque serve as executive producers.

Laura Linney serves as Co-Executive Producer.

News of the end date was announced over a year ago, but thanks to delays surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the series has been on a longer hiatus than usual.

Mundy said the following of the final season announcement last year:

“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right.”

“It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”  

Four seasons is a long time for a Netflix show, but it highlights how successful the series has been.

The series has received 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, with Bateman winning gold for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, both in 2019.

In addition, Bateman has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

The third season launched in March 2020 and was the series’ best-reviewed season to date, garnering a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Netflix dropped a brand-new teaser for the new episodes.

Check it out below.

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Netflix Thinks ‘Squid Game’ Will Generate Nearly $1 Billion In “Impact Value”

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Netflix believes South Korean superhit Squid Game will generate nearly $1 billion in value for it.

The survival/social commentary drama written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk was produced by Siren Pictures Inc. for $21.4 million, or around $2.6 million per episode, according to figures from internal documents leaked to Bloomberg. It’s one of a number of South Korean Netflix originals, and the streamer’s biggest to date (more on that below).

Squid Game released four weeks ago, and based on the buzz surrounding it, Netflix estimates it will create a whopping $891 million in “impact value.” Impact value, Bloomberg reports, is an internal “metric the company uses to assess the performance from individual shows.”

Netflix doesn’t publicly discuss “impact value” (and in fact told Bloomberg that disclosing Squid Game’s figures would be inappropriate), so we don’t know what the actual makeup of that $891 million is–whether it’s all cash money (doubtful), whether Netflix is banking on more subscribers signing up just to see the show, etcetera.

The data given to Bloomberg also included some viewership stats. Netflix revealed last week that Squid Game was “our biggest series launch ever,” with 111 million people watching at least two minutes of the show within its first four weeks on the platform.

Within the leaked documents was more recent and granular information: 132 million people have now watched at least two minutes of Squid Game, and Netflix estimates that 89% of people who started it went on to watch at least 75 minutes (all of the first episode and around 15 minutes of the second). It further estimates that 66% of viewers (~87 million people) went on to watch all nine episodes.

Squid Game has collectively amassed more than 1.4 billion hours of watch time so far, according to Netflix’s data.

As Bloomberg points out, at least some of the projected $891 million might come from the stock market; since Squid Game released on Sept. 17, Netflix’s stock has risen almost 7%, giving it a market cap of $278.1 billion.

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YouTube’s iOS App Has Clocked $3 Billion In In-App Purchases (Report)

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Since its launch in 2012, YouTube‘s iOS app has clocked $3 billion in in-app purchases, according to a new report from analytics firm App Annie.

App Annie reports that YouTube is currently the No. 3 app in terms of global lifetime consumer spend — in the non-gaming category — after Tinder and Netflix. YouTube is also the No. 1 livestreaming app by spend, taking into account both iOS and Android users, as well as the seventh most-downloaded non-gaming app ever.

App Annie explains the $3 billion milestone — which YouTube officially crossed over the weekend — by noting that content consumption has accelerated during the pandemic. YouTube’s biggest markets for in-app spending are the U.S., Japan, U.K., Australia, and Canada.

The $3 billion in-app revenues was driven by paid channel memberships as well as subscriptions to YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium, App Annie said. We’ve reached out to the firm for a breakdown of which services accounted for total revenues, and will update this post with any additional information.

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Family Reunion to End With Season 3 on Netflix

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Family Reunion is coming to an end.

Netflix on Monday handed out a renewal for a third and final season of the multicamera comedy.

This also marks the lowest episode order for the series, down from 20 and 15 episodes in seasons one and two, respectively.

Series creator Meg DeLoatch had handed over the showrunning duties to Adrienne Carter (Everybody Hates Chris) and Arthur Harris (Living Single).

DeLoatch will still have a creative involvement, but she will not be running the show on a day-to-day basis for the final episodes.

DeLoatch was named the showrunner of the CBS comedy series The Neighborhood, complicating a return to Family Reunion full-time.

“I am so excited that Family Reunion will be returning for a third season,” said DeLoatch in a statement.

“I will always be grateful to Netflix for giving me the opportunity to finally tell my story and the platform to share the beautiful, loving and joyous McKellan family with the world.”

Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. Wright, and Jordyn Raya James are all locked in for a third and final season.

Netflix shows typically don’t last for very long, and by today’s standards, a three-season run can be deemed one of the longest-running shows on the streamer.

Netflix is looking to expand its content library and shorter running shows are the best way to do that, and at least Family Reunion is getting an ending.

Many shows do not.

On the comedy front, Netflix is looking to hit it big with a spinoff of That ’70s Show titled That ’90s Show that nabbed a formal pickup earlier this month.

That project is set to bring back some original stars in guest-starring roles, which could be fun.

As for Family Reunion, a premiere date will likely follow in 2022.

What are your thoughts on the conclusion?

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The Baby-Sitters Club’s Kyndra Sanchez Discusses Taking Over the Role of Dawn Schafer

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Kyndra Sanchez is a multi-talented actor, model, singer, musician, and athlete. She is currently starring as Dawn Schafer in the second season of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club. She replaced Xochitl Gomez, who had scheduling conflicts.

She most recently was seen in the Netflix feature film Finding O’Hana, in the Nickelodeon animated series Santiago of the Seas, and in the music video, ‘I Wrote My Way Out,’ by acclaimed artists Nas, Dave East, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Aloe.

TV Fanatic talked to Kyndra about taking over the role Dawn, her favorite storylines, and how she’s connected with her castmates.

Hi Kyndra. Welcome to the BSC. How are you enjoying playing Dawn Schaefer in Season 2?

It’s been a dream come true! Getting to do what I love with the people I now call my best friends is truly incredible. Dawn and I are very similar, so it was easy to tap into the role!

Had you read the Baby-Sitters books before joining the Netflix series?

I am an avid reader. I loved the books! I read some of them and enjoyed them very much.

What were some of your favorite storylines in the books? What have been some of your favorite storylines in the Netflix series so far?

In the series, it shows how Dawn navigates having anxiety. I think this is really important because it shows that everyone struggles with something, and that’s okay. If you’ve seen season one, Dawn was always all good with everything.

But she ends up bottling her emotions until one day she explodes. This demonstrates that it’s important to focus on your mental health and to reach out to close ones for help.

In what ways are you like Dawn, and in what ways are you different?

Dawn and I are similar in many ways. We both deeply care about people, animals, and the environment. Like Dawn, I use my voice to advocate for causes that are close to my heart. From what people tell me, I’m a good friend and I love to help. I am also a spiritual person like Dawn!!

We also both love plants, crystals, and fashion. There were days on set where I would wear my regular clothing and people would have mistaken it for Dawn’s wardrobe!! I would say Dawn and I are different because it doesn’t mention she plays music and does any sports.

I do varsity gymnastics and boxing, as well as playing the guitar and piano.

I always loved when Dawn and Mary Anne’s parents got married, and the two of them became stepsisters. However, the series changed it from the books. What did you think of this update?

I think it really brought a comedic feel to it, and I really enjoyed that. It was tons of fun filming the scenes where Mary Anne and I were completely shocked that each of our parents would not get married right away. But we just have to wait and see! Crossing fingers for a third season;)!

How have you and Malia Baker formed such a believable friendship and sisterly bond on-screen?

We instantly just clicked from the start. We bonded over sustainable fashion, books, and so much more. We have so much in common, and it was so great working with her. I now call her my best friend.

What storylines or book titles would you like them to cover for Dawn in the future?

I would love for Dawn’s dad to come visit her in Stoneybrook! Her dad and brother live in California, and Dawn often mentions in the books and the series how she misses them so dearly. So it would be really heartwarming to see them together for a while!

What are some fun BTS moments you and your castmates have shared?

There was a prank pulled on Malia and me on set. Sophie scared us in the tunnel scene with her clown costume, and we both yelped and jumped. It was truly the most hilarious moment.

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Dave Chappelle and the current state of comedy

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A lot of readers have asked what I thought of the new controversial Dave Chappelle Netflix Special.  This, of course, is a trick question that can only get a person in trouble.  Like “How often do you beat your wife?”  God forbid anyone says something positive about Chappelle’s material they’re instantly branded as a racist, homophobe, or worse.  (Remember the days when some people thought something was funny while others didn’t and it was just chalked up to differing senses of humor?)  

So I’m not going to speak at all about the trans material in his special or any of the subject matter.  All I will say is this:  I’m glad there is a Dave Chappelle.  I’m glad there’s one comic out there who is truly fearless.   In the tradition of Lenny Bruce, we need someone willing to be provocative, willing to ruffle some feathers in the cause of getting society to think.  

There’s a terrific article I want to point you towards.  It’s by David Zucker, one of the writers of AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN.  He’s a very funny guy.  I worked with him on a project once a thousand years ago. In his piece, bemoaning the current sad state of comedy, he brings out a great point.  Through social media a tiny minority now has a huge amplified voice and can dictate policies and norms for the majority — even though the majority doesn’t agree with them.  

The night ALL IN THE FAMILY premiered on CBS, they installed extra phone banks and operators to field the inevitable throng of complaints.  They got 12 calls.  12.  Now today those 12 could cause such a stink that they might be able to pressure ALL IN THE FAMILY off the air.  How horrifying is that?

So when you sit home, by yourself, and watch AIRPLANE, or the DAVE CHAPPELLE SPECIAL, or BLAZING SADDLES, are you really offended?  And if you are, does it really rock you to your very core and affect how you see the world?   Or, do you simply say, “Fuck you, Dave Chappelle or David Zucker,” turn off their show, and go on about your life?   It’s a comedy special not a snuff film.

I’m personally not a fan of mean-spirited comedy.  And if it’s designed to demean anyone, regardless of color, gender, age — then it’s not for me.  And it’s not the type of thing I write.  But I don’t think there should censorship when it comes to comedy.   I don’t think writers or comics should be blasted for things they wrote or said that may not be acceptable now but were when they wrote or said them.  

Anyway, here’s the article.  I encourage you to read it.

Thanks.

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Airdate: Love, Sex & Goop

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Gwyneth Paltrow, who founded wellness and lifestyle company named Goop, now gets her own Netflix relationship series, Love, Sex & Goop.

Just because…

Gwyneth Paltrow and the goop team bring us Sex, Love & goop. This series follows courageous couples who, with the help of experts, learn lessons and methods to enhance their relationships through more pleasurable sex and deeper intimacy.

Thursday October 21 on Netflix.

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New film & TV studio for Cairns

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A new film and TV studio is set to be built in Cairns.

The Screen Queensland production facility will be built on a 6,500 square metre former Bunnings site at the corner of Spence and Fearnley Streets. Once completed the studio complex will house a sound stage and support facilities including production offices, construction, wardrobe, and hair and makeup departments, along with an events space and permanent creative tenancy opportunities.

“Locally-made, interstate and international productions are big business for Queensland and right now our screen industry is thriving,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“Because of our strong health response, we’ve seen a surge in screen productions choosing Queensland as the place to be.

“In the last 18 months we’ve had a record number of projects being filmed here or wanting to film here, generating millions for our state economy and requiring a workforce of thousands.

“The pipeline of productions is critical for our economic recovery having kept Queenslanders in jobs throughout one of the most challenging times in our history.

“And we want to continue and grow that momentum which is why we promised to build a new $6.8 million studio in the Far North.”

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said, “After months of planning, stakeholder roundtables and industry consultation, led by Screen Queensland and working with CQ University, I am pleased to announce that a site has been chosen and construction is set to commence in early in 2022.

“This studio is ideally located five minutes from the CBD, 13 minutes from the airport and with excellent access to the southern corridor highway.

“Far North Queensland is famed in the industry for its picture-perfect tropical and coastal locations, so the construction of this state-of-the-art facility will provide much-needed infrastructure to cater to the creative and logistical needs of local and visiting productions.”

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said, “Recent productions for the region include the Queensland-made hit movie This Little Love of Mine, which rated number one on Netflix in the UK, and Network 10 series Dive Club, which filmed in Port Douglas and released to international audiences on Netflix recently.

“The Far North is home to expert local screen businesses such as Lone Star Productions, the team behind the NITV and SBS food and travel program Strait to the Plate, and cinematographers BioPixel and BioQuest who worked on David Attenborough’s Life In Colour.”

Screen Queensland Head of Studios Derek Hall added, “The Implementation Committee is working with architects and designers to create a facility that is multi-purpose and supports collaboration, serving the needs of a wide variety of local screen creatives and the wider artistic and cultural community in general,” he said.

It is estimated to be operational by mid-2022.

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Spoiler-Free Review for You 3

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 Here’s my specific-spoiler-free review of the third season of You, just up on Netflix yesterday, and superb:

1.  Joe and Love make an excellent killer couple, literally, with true love for their baby.

2.  Joe continues his literary panache, working in a library.

3. There are a plethora of people in the suburbs who could be Joe’s undoing, or, at very least, many more than usual.

4.  The dialogue and ambience are hipper than ever.  At some point, someone remarks that “no one uses Tumblr” any more.  (Well, I still use it, but I’m not that hipt.)  Love’s mother also says she’s taking a Lyft (not an Uber).

5. You won’t be able to predict the ending, unless you make a very lucky guess.

6. I don’t think I said this in my reviews of You 1 and You 2, but Joe’s self-narration reminds me a lot of Dexter’s.  Speaking of which, I’m very glad that series is coming back on Showtime on November 7.

7. As in the first two seasons, the acting in You 3 was outstanding.  Penn Badgley is great again as Joe, and Victoria Pedretti perfect as Love. I also especially liked Tati Gabrielle as Marienne and Dylan Arnold as Theo.   All of these performances ranged from charming to frightened to in some cases frightening, which in effect is the essence of this series.

Netflix has already commissioned a fourth season — I’ll see back here shortly after it starts streaming.  See You then.

See also:  You: Review from an Unconflicted Fan … You 2: Killer Charm

 

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What to Watch: Slumber Party Massacre, Succession, The Blacklist

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We say it every week, but it must be said again.

Premieres are still rolling out, and movies are dropping all of the time. There are also season finales upon us as the viewing patterns are consistently changing.

Here’s what we recommend to watch this week.

WTW Oct 16

Saturday, October 16

8/7c Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story (Lifetime)

Meghan McCain executive produces and Heather Locklear stars in this heartfelt movie based on Kristine Carlson’s book Heartbroken.

When Dr. Richard Carlson, the man behind the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” brand tragically passes away, his wife struggles to adapt to single motherhood as a widower and coming out of her husband’s shadow to carry on his legacy and make it her own..

Grab your tissues for this tear-jerker based on real events.

9/8c Slumber Party Massacre (Syfy)

Can Danishka Esterhazy remake the feminist horror movie while adding a few touches of her own? You betcha!

The Resident’s Amy Holden Jones directed the original in 1982, and Esterhazy leans into Jones’ flourishes and pays homage to Jones’ work and the genre.

This might be one of the best horror movies in recent years, and since it’s on cable, that’s a big feat. Oh, there will be an NSFW version, too, if you’re so inclined. And, you will be!

Sunday, October 17

8/7c The Fight that Never Ends (Lifetime)

Lifetime is continuing with its inspiring tales based on real stories.

The leader of a community helpline develops a great rapport with the leader of a local gang known as Joker, and when the two join forces along with an unlikely woman to defy social constructs and protect the community from gang violence and fight for racial justice.

Christa B Allen stars in this true story of Joanne Beck.

8/7c Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark)

Evan makes a meaningful gesture to ask Abby out on a date. As Abby considers Evan’s question, Jay also opens up about his feelings. Mick and Megan announce plans to take some time off to travel the world together but do not get the reaction they were expecting from the family.

Complicating matters, Megan receives a tempting career opportunity that would take her to California, while Jess faces the consequences of an emotional email she sent in the middle of the night, and David discovers what his father’s frantically out-of-character phone call to him really meant.

As Kevin struggles with how to help Sarah, he opens up to his parents against her wishes. Worried about Connor’s health as he prepares his case to clear Luke, Margaret tries an unconventional approach to get him to relax…s’mores.

9/8c Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Vows We Have Made (HMM)

If you have any doubts that the latest installment of the Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise will rock your world, you can let them go.

The wedding we’ve been waiting for is just around the corner, but Shane and Oliver are still hard at work reuniting lost mail with the people who need it most.

Martha Williamson has outdone herself with this one, and if you thought you’ve been moved before, this will take you places you’ve never been. It’s beautiful, heartfelt, and emotional.

9/8c NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

NCIS takes the case personally when an LAPD officer’s father, a beloved elderly Japanese American veteran, is the victim of a vicious hate crime.

With Hetty dealing with unfinished business in Syria, Admiral Kilbride and the squad must find a way to co-exist.

Kensi and Deeks continue to wrestle with how to start their family.

9/8c Succession (HBO)

Kendall Roy dropped a bomb on his father, his family, Waystar/Royco, and the world in the Succession Season 2 finale.

Now, we finally get to see the reaction to that crazy and gutsy move on Kendall’s part.

Will be declared the family hero? Highly unlikely. But we cannot wait to watch it unfold!

9/8c Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)

We’ve watched the first two episodes of Season 7, and it’s perfect. Seriously, this season features a second apocalypse, higher stakes, and everything you’ve been wanting for so long.

We pick up with a new character who has a connection to a regular, so that’s fun!

Check out the trailer.

9/8c Hightown (Starz)

The highly anticipated second season gets underway with an intriguing new case.

The characters have all grown a lot, and there are some team-ups you won’t expect.

It’s a great season.

10/9c The Rookie (ABC)

While searching for a missing person, Chen and Nolan find out that their victim has international ties that put everyone in danger.

Those two just love to get in sticky situations!

Meanwhile, Harper struggles to track down the serial arsonist and Wesley undergoes more of Elijah’s tests.

10/9c SEAL Team (CBS)

The Bravo team’s mission to North Korea continues, but it hits a major snag.

Meanwhile, Jason’s condition continues to pose a threat for the team, while one member drops a bombshell.

This is a solid follow-up to the premiere.

Monday, October 18

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn)

Manhunt: The Night Stalker is based on the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious burglar and serial rapist who left thousands of elderly people in Southeast London living in fear, between 1992 and 2009.

As the suspect continued to evade capture, Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton (Clunes) was asked in 2009 to review the case.

Working with Detective Superintendent Simon Morgan and the dedicated “Operation Minstead” team, Sutton proposed a strategy he believed could catch one of Britain’s most prolific rapists, focusing a vast surveillance operation around a key area of southeast London.

Scores of additional officers were deployed to invisibly saturate the target area on a nightly basis. The clock was ticking, as the Night Stalker was becoming ever more brazen and prolific. The drama explores how Sutton came in and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu)

Things take a turn at the PriceMax. Hero, Nora, and Sam all have to make decisions that will alter the course of their lives.

If you’re a fan of Roxanne (Missi Pyle), get ready for some backstory that sheds some light on this dynamic figure.

Drink, dance, and learn to shoot. There’s a new world for the taking.

8/7c 9-1-1 (FOX)

There is a whole lot going on this week!

With Chimney in the wind, new partnerships are formed at the 118, and things don’t get off to the best start.

Elsewhere, Athena and Harry butt heads, while May continues to struggle with her working relationship with Claudette.

9/8c The Big Leap (FOX)

No one ever wants to go back to high school! But that’s where The Big Leap is taking Gabby and Justin where they’re forced to walk the halls of a place filled with memories.

The high school environment brings out the worst and most vulnerable parts of the contestants, while it also drudges up the questions about who Sam’s father is. We may even find out the truth!

Meanwhile, Nick orchestrates a conversation between Paula and Mike that will change everything.

10/9c Ordinary Joe (NBC)

It’s Halloween and each Joe deals with the holiday differently.

Some are putting on a mask to hide from reality, others are shedding theirs and confronting past choices.

Amy and Bobby Diaz suspect Rockstar Joe is having an affair with Jenny. Will his secret come to haunt him?

Tuesday, October 19

Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)

It’s the season finale of this delightful new mystery-comedy.

Who killed Tim Kono? At last the murderer is revealed! Be prepared for some shocking twists and, as usual, some big laughs!

Tune in to see how it all wraps up!

8/7c The Resident (FOX)

It’s the annual Halloween episode of The Resident, and it’s bound to be the best one yet.

They’re taking it back to nodding at some inspiration behind the day when Conrad and the others treat a group of witches recognizing it as their new year and reminding folks of the thinnest veil between living and dead on the day.

Devon treats a man who believes he’s being haunted by ghosts.

And brace yourself for baby Gigi in the cutest costume ever!

9/8c Our Kind of People (FOX)

It’s cotillion season, and Angela wants her baby girl involved like everyone else.

Angela and Nikki take off the gloves and fight for their spot to be recognized in the family to Leah and Lauren’s frustration.

Meanwhile, Teddy’s condition worsens to the concern of all around, or delight, you never know with this group.

9/8c La Brea (NBC)

Now that Levi has entered the sinkhole, will he and Eve rekindle their affair? La Brea’s love triangle has just begun!

Gavin and Izzy think Levi is dead so they must get help from another unlikely source.

Eve, Ty, and the others make another disturbing discovery.

10/9c New Amsterdam (NBC)

Fuentes is wreaking havoc on New Amsterdam, and we love to hate her for it. It’s glorious, really.

She doesn’t have any interest in maintaining the quality of Max’s visions and care and even expresses that she’s not in the business of helping people. Madam, say what now?

In the interim, Max goes to extremes to help a patient, as he often does. Iggy and Helen are at odds over how to treat a patient. And Floyd may be catching some blowback from that pesky thing where his mistress’ husband is peeved about their relationship.

Wednesday, October 20

8/7c Survivor (CBS)

On the Ua tribe, the third beware advantage is found!

On Luvu, the men are nervous about the women forming a voting block.

The women of Yase go to great lengths to get Xander out.

Don’t miss it!

10/9c Chicago PD (NBC)

Gird your loins, my friends, because Kevin Atwater is coming in hot, and we do mean hot, with his annual centric episode. They’re so far and few between but always worth it.

Atwater goes undercover for an investigation when he realizes a former acquaintance is part of their investigation. The promo teases some romantic ties and trying to protect her amid the investigation.

Does it sound exactly like the only other time they touched on a love life for Kevin during a case? Yes. Are we still looking forward to it? Also, yes. LaRoyce Hawkins always kills no matter the material.

10/9c CSI: Vegas (CBS)

Grissom and Sara’s investigation into charges against David Hodges heats up.

Internal Affairs joins the hunt but on whose side?

Also, pressure rises for the CSIs when a video game developer’s body is found floating in a fountain before a huge gaming tournament.

10/9c The Sinner (USA)

It sure looks like Harry Ambrose is going the normal obsession route while looking into Percy Muldoon’s disappearance.

At first, Sonya thought it was worth it if it put a spring back into his step. Will she keep on believing?

Percy’s secrets will be coming to light, and it seems like her whole family might have a reason to keep them quiet.

Thursday, October 21

Kin (AMC+)

With Eric in prison, Frank and Jimmy make a desperate plea to the one Kinsella who’s still inside. Amanda looks at her options but keeps coming up short. Will she and Michael lose everything with Anthony and Anna now at risk? Birdy makes a brave move — but will it yield results?

Doom Patrol (HBO Max)

While Rita’s lighting 1917 on fire with love and her revolutionary spirit, the rest of the team battles on in the here and now. Madame Rouge has her hands full trying to herd a pre-operative VIc, an Internet-addled Cliff, a self-conflicted Jane, and a postpartum Larry into some semblance of a team.

Whether now, or then, or somewhere in-between, the Dadas have power to show off and a score to settle. So much piffle-paffle, so little TIME.

8/7c The Blacklist (NBC)

The ninth season picks up two years following the death of Elizabeth Keen.

Raymond Reddington and the members of the FBI Task Force have disbanded with Reddington’s whereabouts unknown.

When one of their own is injured in the line of duty, however, the Task Force is drawn back together to bring down a conspiracy that could shatter global security.

8/7c Station 19 (ABC)

Um, mom and dad are fighting again! Should we bury our heads under the pillows or grab the popcorn?

Tracie Thoms, a Station 19 fave guest-star, returns to run a crisis management class for the firefighters, and things get heated in none of the fun ways when Sullivan and Andy play a married couple who have to learn to fight fair.

Oh, yes, they’re airing out all of their dirty laundry in front of the entire group, including Beckett, who Sullivan still doesn’t know Andy slept with. Awkward, much?

9/8c Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

It’s Addison hours again, and we’re stoked!

Addison is fighting to make sure that her patient who had the uterine transplant doesn’t die, and she’s going to need all the help she can get, including Amelia. Private Practice fans are winning!

Meanwhile, Webber proposes a controversial plan when he, Catherine, and Meredith have the residents perform solo surgeries on their own, and we mean on their own.

10/9c Big Sky (ABC)

Oh, Big Sky. You complicated, messy show!

There are a million storylines happening right now, and this week focuses on Bridger’s abduction by Harvey, as well as Wolf’s continued work on Ronald.

There’s also that cliffhanger to resolve, with Cassie and Jerrie literally a few feet away from the woman they’re searching for.

This episode has a lot of potential, so make sure to watch it live!

Friday, October 22

Locke & Key (Netflix)

After the horrors of the first season, the family is trying to move on.

Unfortunately for them, the villains are not far behind, with Dodge causing a lot of problems.

Expect a much bigger mythology this time!

9/8c Magnum P.I. (CBS)

Higgins’ therapist hires her to look into why one of her teenage patients died of suicide.

She and Magnum delve into her life by interviewing her classmates.

Katsumoto and his wife have to deal with their own trauma.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Steam Bans All Video Games Selling Cryptocurrencies And NFTs

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Video game distributor Steam is officially done with NFTs.

Word of its doneness comes from the developers of Age of Rust, a forthcoming mecha sci-fi game that revolves around players buying out-of-game NFTs to unlock missions where they will collect in-game NFTs.

“A few minutes ago, we were notified that @Steam will be kicking *all blockchain games* off the platform, including Age of Rust, because NFTs have value,” the Age of Rust team tweeted this afternoon. “Behind the scenes, we’ve had good communication and have been upfront with Steam.”

According to the devs, “Steam’s point of view is that items have value and they don’t allow items that can have real-world value on their platform.”

Fair enough, but it’s also worth noting that whether or not NFTs actually have legitimate real-world value (and will hold on to that nebulous value down the road) is a hot topic of debate.

Attached to Age of Rust’s tweet was a screenshot of Steam’s newly updated terms and conditions, which now explicitly ban “Applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.”

As The Verge points out, the new ban is not currently reflected across Steam’s swathe of legal notices and documents; though it’s on the distributor’s Rules and Guidelines page under “What you shouldn’t publish on Steam,” it’s not yet on the page that lists requirements for developers who want to sell their games on Steam.

Tubefilter has reached out to Valve, the video game developer/publisher that operates Steam, for comment on its decision. We’ll update this story with any new information.

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YOU Season Finale Review: The Undoing of Love Quinn-Goldberg

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Can we take a moment to appreciate the masterclass performance by Victoria Pedretti?

Closing out a fantastic season, YOU Season 3 Episode 9 and YOU Season 3 Episode 10 was the culmination of everything hitting Love at once, and sadly, it served as her swan song.

You hate to see her chapter end, as the closing hours highlighted the undoing of Love Quinn-Goldberg.

Pedretti has matched Badgley toe for toe (pardon the pun) since she first appeared, and no other sparring partner of his has compared on this series, and the casts of this series have been great over the years.

Knowing that, she’ll be a hell of a tough act to follow. She’s been just that brilliant. And now that we know there’ll be a YOU Season 4, who knows what we can anticipate next?

If YOU doesn’t do anything else, it manages to surprise viewers with every season.

Somehow, Love’s death was one of the hardest of the series. Maybe it’s because she’s the one person who matched Joe and served as a mirror reflecting some of the worst parts of himself.

She was dark, too. A series of traumas and an inability to evolve from the tragedies and dredges of her childhood weighed her down, and she never got past them.

Love and Joe both are supremely dark examples of damaged individuals whose past dictated their present and future. And no amount of therapy freed either of them from the hold their past has on them.

Love makes you want to run, not walk to therapy if you don’t already attend. Her fatal flaw both in killing people and in dying was that she loved too hard and much.

She gave herself away to people who couldn’t love her back unconditionally, and she never managed to find that in her life. It’s such a tragic conclusion to draw from her tale.

Love’s story feels like a cautionary tale that people should heed, namely women who too easily and often are afflicted with less extreme versions of these demons. She’s such a hauntingly real representation of womanhood. I don’t know if it made it better or worse that Joe turned her into a folk hero, feminist icon, and legend.

People are morbidly fascinated by her. She became a public spectacle in a way that she loathed, and she’ll never rest in peace.

Friends and neighbors, I’d like to thank you for welcoming my family with open arms, but you didn’t. I moved to the suburbs because I bought into the dream, community, prosperity, and most of all safety. But I never felt safe here, judged from day one for my past, my body, how I raised my child. If I wasn’t perfect, I would lose it all, a game so rigged that it would only exist in a world that hates women, especially mothers. But what choice did I have? But I played, and I realize that your fence, your doorbell cam, you’re telling yourself that you’re keeping your family safe but it’s a lie you’re too afraid to do what you need to do to really protect your own. I am not a coward, I do what has to be done to protect my family. I killed the adulterer next door. I killed the anti-vaxxer who sickened my child, hunted down the reporter who threatened us.I trapped the couple who tried to sabotage us, forced them to really see each other. I forced my husband to play along. But in the end, he was a coward too. And when I realized he had come to hate me, I killed him. Better than a messy divorce. Everybody keeps their dignity. When the shock wears off and you feel safe jogging in your expensive athleisurewear again, remember, you can get off the hamster-wheel at any time.

Love

But she died as she lived with no one loving her, and people abandoning her, and that’s the worst possible death.

Worse yet, she even went out painfully. Joe using the wolfsbane she grew and intended for him was sad. It was such an excruciating death.

And the man she loved, who never could love her back and believed he was somehow better than her and not the most ruinous person in her life yet looked her in the eye while he put her down like a dog.

Love was, in many ways, a monster of Joe’s own creation, and he still refuses to acknowledge that.

I barely recognize myself anymore. I was so excited to be a mother and your wife and as soon as I became that, you punished me for it. I mean you gaslit me so fucking hard I started to question every single thing about myself. But that little voice in the back o my head that I’ve been suppressing this whole fucking time, it was right. I’m not the problem. My husband is the problem

Love

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in where things ended and the journey there while forgetting the origins of Joe and Love. Marienne’s advice to her was such a worthwhile scene not only for this season but the series as a whole.

It was a direct call to viewers about trusting instincts, and a reminder of what’s at stake when we forget about that voice while reveling in or downplaying male darkness. Marienne did think something was off about Joe, but he wore her down, and she stopped following her gut.

She recognized how she’s drawn to toxicity, and that’s how she got sucked into Joe and his kindness and concern. We noticed along the way that she would call him out for things frequently, and in that sense, it’s a relief that, so far, she’s the one who got away.

Love is someone who benefited from hearing that the voice in the back of her head, her conscience, is her real love. It’s the one thing that loved her unconditionally and wanted better for her. And she didn’t listen to it again until it was too late.

Theo: I will never touch her again.
Joe: You think this is because you kissed my wife?
Theo: It was once.
Joe: Oh you fucked my wife.
Joe Vo: What a mess my wife has made.
Theo: I loved her. Why would she do this?
Joe: This is not your fault, she fooled me too.
Theo: Are you going to kill me?

Things were fairly simple for Love, all she wanted was Joe’s undying love, devotion, and respect, and no matter what she did, he couldn’t give that to her.

And she marveled at how she slipped down a dark path doing everything for Joe, in her mind, and to preserve their family, and it wasn’t enough to satisfy him.

Joe will never find love and happiness with a woman. He’s incapable of it. Because of who and what he is, people will justifiably always leave him.

Once again, she deluded herself into believing that they’d be together and happy, a united front killing off their problems and working together.

We spent most of the season witnessing the unhinging of Love. By the time she was discussing ways they’d kill Sherry and Cary, it was like she had snapped for good.

Love’s been coming to grips all season with the fact that she didn’t know who she was anymore. She thought she had everything she wanted and should’ve been happy, but it wasn’t enough.

She’s been floundering all season, trapped in this hellscape with Joe and trying to make something work that wasn’t. She went from the object of his affection and obsession to this person who he hated what he saw her.

Love accepted Joe’s ugliness and darkness, but he expressed such disdain for hers.

Love: You and your beautiful daughter, you need to run. Disappear. Ryan is just the beginning of what he’ll do.
Marienne: Then why, aren’t you running too?
Love: It’s not that simple for me.
Marienne: No, Okay listen to me, maybe it’s not my place. Maybe you think you owe it to your kid, or maybe you’re clinging to when things worked, but please, if there is ever even for a fleeting moment a tiny moment a tiny voice in your head, and that tiny voice is saying “I deserve better,” listen to her. That’s your partner. That’s you real true love, and if you betray her long enough, you wil lose her. Trust me. I’m still tryingn to get mine back.

Truthfully it stopped mattering. The bodies were piling up, and it was too messy. Their life in Madre Linda spun out of control, and no amount of plotting would salvage it with too much happening at once.

If Love’s murder-suicide plan for the Conrads went into effect, it would still cast suspicion on him. But then she knocked Theo out too, picking up that he, too, was about to abandon or turn on her and didn’t buy her excuses.

Cary, Sherry, and Theo couldn’t disappear or die around the same time.

Cary and Sherry made the cage an entertaining experience. Kudos to Sherry for her attempts to pull on her friendship with Love to stay alive.

They didn’t spazz out as much as one would expect, and Sherry seemed genuine about her affection for Love despite the circumstances. She was willing to help Love blame everything on Joe if it meant she and Cary escaped.

And the series did interesting things straddling the line between acknowledging Love as a victim but also a monster. However, Love either didn’t appreciate the harsh truths that reminded her of Joe not loving her, or she didn’t take Sherry seriously.

Ironically, the Conrads are the pair who all of Madre Linda thought had it together, but they were a hot mess under that type of pressure.

Their marriage was rough when they went into that cage, but shockingly, after shooting each other and fighting it out, they left the cage stronger than they were when they woke up in it.

No one will ever love you like I do, Joe. Something to think about while you’re lying there.

Love

Sherry was such an underrated character. She came across as so shallow and self-absorbed in the early days, but she read people well.

She knew enough about Joe and Love to figure out that they didn’t trust each other, and they would’ve left a key inside. I wish we saw more of when they escaped and what they said to everyone when they did.

As annoying as they were, I’m happy they survived and turned that terrible experience into a freaking empire.

It’s also a huge relief that Theo survived. Good grief; the people this season were built differently. More of them lived than one would imagine, and there were way too many times when they should’ve been goners.

You took Natalie from me didn’t you? Didn’t you? Your crazy fucking wife, you knew and you sat in my house, and you said nothing. I should kill you. I should kill you right fucking now.

Matthew

Theo was such a naive but sweet kid, and it physically hurt when Love knocked him over the head. Thankfully, Joe didn’t go through with killing Theo and took him to the hospital instead.

The experience was the breakthrough that Matthew needed to connect with his son and appreciate him. It was eating him up when he couldn’t reach Theo anymore, and after the feds shut down his spying, he had to direct his attention to what mattered.

It was surprising that he confronted a paralyzed Joe and left him on the floor with nothing else. But at least he got to acknowledge that he knew what happened to Natalie and Joe deserved what he got.

So many people got something akin to a happy ending on this series for the sole purpose that they survived to see another day, and that’s such a change of pace.

Ryan didn’t live to see another day, but he would always be a casualty, right?

Ryan made things fun, though, since he was another person who always saw through Joe. Joe couldn’t even sneak up and kill him the way he intended because of Ryan being on his game.

Ryan’s death was a win for Marienne, at least.

And she even extended a chance to start over with Joe after their sexytime in her apartment. Marienne always seemed like she was in love with the idea of Joe and his kindness than anything else.

She fell into her attraction to him fast, but it never felt deep, and she was able to walk away with ease.

It’s creepy that he’s in Paris now after faking his death, and he believes he’ll track her down somehow and have this life with her he imagined.

Marienne won’t have those feelings for him. I hope he never finds her.

She has her daughter now, and that’s all she needs. Even before she talked to Love and learned what Joe is, she recognized that Joe was another toxic choice she was making.

I have some absolute fucking weirdos in the basement, but in their own weirdo way, the Conrads bring out the best in each other. Now Love and me, we bring out something in each other, and that’s why I need to get out. In Love’s mind, we’re f finally on the same page and face adversity as a united front.

Joe Voiceover

Wherever Marienne is right now, hopefully, she remains free.

It’s not like Joe won’t find another victim to direct his attention.

Joe loves the idea of love, and he puts women on pedestals that they can only fall from, and then he punishes them for reminding him of his mother.

In the entire flashback sequence, you kept waiting for him to make another move and do something to Fiona’s boyfriend or one of his bullies.

Joe’s Mom: I know you try so hard to be good.
Young Joe: Then why’d you leave me there and why are you taking care of him?
Joe’s Mom: I just made too many mistakes even though I loved you, still love you. I was hurting you too, sometimes you need to start over, Joey, completely over.

Fiona disappearing gave the impression that he would exact revenge or dig into what happened to her. Instead, he tracked down his mother.

How awful is it that his mother threw him in a boys’ home and started over with a new boy and family? How does a child even begin to process that kind of abandonment?

No wonder Joe is so screwed up. But was that child his half-brother? And does that mean he has family out there somewhere? Will we ever meet them if he does?

Joe cutting off his toes and faking his death was some twisted shit. But isn’t it weird that he took the time to do all of this after he left Henry?

Love: Do you love her? I just want the truth. Oh. Did you ever actually love me?
Joe: The moment I saw you. You know this, I would do anything for you.
Love: I know that you cheated on me, and you lied. You made me feel like you really saw me like you were perfectly happy. You made me feel like I need to protect you. You got so upset killing objectively horrible people, so I thought he’s sensitive, I can do this for him.
Joe: I don’t remember you asking.
Love: And then I come to find out that you are happy to murder just for a different woman yet here I am doing it for you, a teenager, someone innocent.
Joe: Yeah, he was just a kid, someone you were having an affair with. We can do this if you are willing to admit you haven’t been perfectly happy either. We have both made mistakes. I have made some big ones, and I’m sorry Love. I never wanted to hurt you. I tried, and I know you have been trying too, but it didn’t work. and now we can be honest about that and deal with this like two adults.

Wouldn’t Dante and his husband read the note and figure out something was wrong and go looking for Joe and Love? It didn’t seem like Joe should’ve had that much time, or are we supposed to believe he did it afterward?

Nevertheless, one thing Joe can do is write a badass final letter. Yes, he blamed Love for everything, and he made himself out to be some victim when we know damn well that wasn’t the case.

But he did make Love sound fierce and badass. You can understand how Love has become even more famous than Beck.

And blowing up the home was a fitting end to the farce that was their suburban life.

But the best thing Joe has ever done this season is leave baby Henry with Dante and his husband. He knows that if Henry ever stands a chance in this world, he can’t be with him.

Dante and his husband had been fighting for a child for ages, and it’s the one part of this finale that genuinely warmed the heart.

More than in previous seasons, this felt like a book closing rather than a chapter. It makes you wonder where Joe’s story goes next? And by God, when will all of his actions catch up to him?

Will this man ever pay for his sins?

Oh, fuck, I’m going to need more tarps.

Joe voiceover

It’s the closest he came to it when Love wanted to take him out, and sadly, it feels like she was the only person who would’ve ever successfully managed to do it.

Damn, that was a great season of YOU. Until next time.

Over to you, YOU Fanatics. Will you miss Love? Where does the series go from here?! Sound off below.

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With A Year Of Shorts Under Its Belt, YouTube Is Still Figuring Out Creator Monetization

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One year ago, YouTube debuted the first public version of its TikTok copycat, Shorts. Between then and now, the platform expanded Shorts to all YouTube users around the globe, launched a $100 million fund to pay some of the users making content for it, and saw the average number of daily first-time creators uploading videos to Shorts more than double.

So, what has it learned?

In a “one year of Shorts” wrap-up posted today, YouTube said the past twelve months has taught it to focus on three key aspects of development: “building a creation experience that empowers anyone to create and find an audience; refining our viewer experience to make sure we’re helping people find Shorts that they’ll love and discover new creators; and determining more ways we can reward creators for the Shorts they make that delight the YouTube community.”

“Reward,” of course, refers to monetization–understandably a topic of concern for creators, especially those who’ve been raking in hundreds of millions or even billions of views a months with their Shorts content, all without compensation.

Kevin Ferguson, YouTube’s director of global operations and partnerships for Shorts, told Variety that the $100 million Shorts Fund “is the first-stop solution” for monetizing Shorts content.

“We are working on a long-term business model,” he said. “We are lightly testing ad formats right now.”

In its wrap-up post, YouTube said it plans to “[bring] together past, present, and emerging paths to monetization.” It also said that since launching the Shorts Fund, it has “invited thousands of creators to receive a payment.”

YouTube has not disclosed exactly how much it pays creators, but it has said they can earn between $100 and $10,000 monthly. The amount is based on the engagement their Shorts generate. (And Shorts are getting a lot of engagement: Collectively, Shorts videos generate more than 15 billion views per day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said during Alphabet‘s latest quarterly report.)

It’s worth noting that YouTube treats monetization eligibility for Shorts completely differently than monetization for long-form content.

With long-form content, creators have to be part of the YouTube Partner Program to earn revenue from the ads run on their videos. Shorts creators, however, can get a slice of the fund without being in YPP–and without partaking in all the strings and/or benefits that come with the program, including having more direct contact with YouTube staff for help with any issues.

That might change in the future, though.

“We are dealing with the next generation of mobile creators,” Ferguson told Variety. “We are figuring out how we partner-manage these folks.”

YouTube highlighted a handful of fast-growing creators in its one-year look-back, including DankScole and Katie Feeney, two of the folks we here at Tubefilter have featured in our Creators on the Rise series.

The wrap-up also ran down a list of more things that could change for Shorts in the future, including more separation between Shorts content and long-form content; updates to Shorts’ audio picker so creators will be able to search music genres or bookmark sounds they like; a “new, more precise text timeline editor”; and allowing users to pluck more sounds from long-form YouTube videos that they can then remix and include in their Shorts.

You can read the full wrap-up here.

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TikTok Activist Amelie Zilber Dropping Brat-Produced Facebook Show

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TikTok model and activist Amelie Zilber has landed a new roundtable talk show at Facebook, following a growing line of TikTokers launching longer-form ventures on the social network in collaboration with digital studio Brat.

Don’t @ Me, bowing on Oct. 21, will see Zilber sit down with a panel of Gen Z activists — including Vanessa Pena, Zahra, and Taylor Cassidy — to discuss the biggest issues facing today’s youth. Each of the 11 episodes will touch on a different topic — from voter registration to racial discrimination to climate change. Panelists will also delve into their personal experiences and answer questions via DM.

Don’t @ Me, directed by Fay Robles, will air across Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram and Messenger‘s Watch Together tool.

Nineteen-year-old Zilber has more than 10 million followers across social media — including 7 million on TikTok alone. Zilber also writes an eight-year-old weekly newsletter titled Two Minute Times, has collaborated with myriad voting nonprofits, worked with the Biden-Harris campaign, and serves as a youth ambassador for UNICEF.

Brat, the Gen Z-focused digital studio behind Chicken Girls, has raised over $45 million in venture funding and says it is on track to clock $35 million in revenues this year. Brat operates a pact with Facebook to produce a dozen creator-driven series, including Random Acts Of Magic with SeanDoesMagic and The Shluv Family.



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TikTok Activist Amelie Zilber Dropping Brat-Produced Facebook Watch Show

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TikTok model and activist Amelie Zilber has landed a new roundtable talk show at Facebook Watch, following a growing line of TikTokers launching longer-form ventures on the social network in collaboration with digital studio Brat.

Don’t @ Me, bowing on Oct. 21, will see Zilber sit down with a panel of Gen Z activists — including Vanessa Pena, Zahra, and Taylor Cassidy — to discuss the biggest issues facing today’s youth. Each of the 11 episodes will touch on a different topic — from voter registration to racial discrimination to climate change. Panelists will also delve into their personal experiences and answer questions via DM.

Don’t @ Me, directed by Fay Robles, will air across Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram and Messenger‘s Watch Together tool.

Nineteen-year-old Zilber has more than 10 million followers across social media — including 7 million on TikTok alone. Zilber also writes an eight-year-old weekly newsletter titled Two Minute Times, has collaborated with myriad voting nonprofits, worked with the Biden-Harris campaign, and serves as a youth ambassador for UNICEF.

Brat, the Gen Z-focused digital studio behind Chicken Girls, has raised over $45 million in venture funding and says it is on track to clock $35 million in revenues this year. Brat operates a pact with Facebook Watch to produce a dozen creator-driven series, including Random Acts Of Magic with SeanDoesMagic and The Shluv Family.



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33 Horror TV Shows To Kickstart Your Spooky Season

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October brings on all the chills, sweater weather, and gorgeous fall leaves. But more importantly, it’s only a few more weeks until Halloween.

Spooky season is upon us, TV Fanatics.

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! Between the fun-size candy and endless horror movies, there’s a lot of ghoulish treats topping the list.

Horror and spooky-themed TV shows, especially, make this month extra special.

Masked killers, witchy teens, paranormal ghosts from beyond the grave — there’s a bevy of eerie TV shows to fill your Halloween hunger.

There are too many to choose from and a lot of options depending on what kind of horror sub-genre you’re into it. Not sure where to start? We’ve got some tales for you.

Below, we’ve picked out a handful of fun, freaky and spine-tingling shows to get you into the Halloween spirit and kickstart your spooky season.

Author’s Note: Only TV shows will be included below. TV Movies and movies on streaming sites won’t be mentioned, so you won’t see Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy or Amazon Prime’s Welcome To The Blumhouse on this list.

Check out the list below!

Slasher (Shudder, Netflix, Chiller, and Super Channel)

The name speaks for itself. Slasher is the perfect nod to the slasher genre of horror films.

This anthology series focuses on a new serial killer each season and a new set of hopeless victims trying to survive until the end.

Slasher is well-written and doesn’t shy away from the gore. From the brainless jock to the resourceful Final Girl, each character feels like they’re trying to avoid a bloody death at the hands of their killer.

Plus, every season highlights a new tone, and it’s easy to jump into. Maybe give the recent season of Slasher Season 4 (titled “Slasher: Flesh & Blood”) a shot?

American Horror Story (FX)

American Horror Story is another anthology series that will set your spooky season on fire.

American Horror Story helped to pioneer the format, and now halfway through American Horror Story Season 10, there’s a lot of frights for you to catch up on. And just like any horror genre, you can pick the season that’s right for you.

Haunted houses, bloody curses, dark asylums, and aliens are a few of the tropes awaiting each story.

The series is a tad inconsistent with delivering pure horror in the later seasons, but when it hits its stride, the eerie chills make it a fun time. Plus, with ten seasons and a spinoff, it’s an excellent option for a binge-worthy fix.

Midnight Mass (Netflix)

Midnight Mass is the latest anthology series from the mind of Mike Flanagan.

The series takes place on a small island and focuses on a tight-knit community dealing with religious fanaticism and the supernatural. Chaos eventually threatens to tear everything (and everyone) apart.

Midnight Mass features many familiar elements from a Mike Flanagan-created show: interpersonal drama, a creepy aesthetic, and many “blink and you’ll miss it” surprises hiding in the background. Religion plays a connecting thread through the plot and themes, so beware if that is a theme you’re not interested in exploring.

Midnight Mass Season 1 is a quick binge with seven episodes, but the momentum rages like a wildfire once it gets going in the second half.

Scream (MTV)

Scream was an underrated gem dealing with the weight of the juggernaut that was the Scream movies.

Say what you will about movie vs. TV, but the adventures in Lakewood offered a suspense-filled slasher whodunnit with lots of fun to spare. The MTV series channeled its own meta-style and paid homage to the movies.

And the cast of characters was a great mix of classic horror archetypes mixed with new depth. (Brooke is a great example of growing beyond her mean girl trope.)

If you’re in the mood for a modern take on the slasher genre, Scream would be a great option. Its reboot has its moments, but the first two seasons and Halloween special are the main draws.

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Just like Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House is peak Mike Flanagan. However, you’ll get unrelenting horror and ghostly terror in this mini-series.

The Haunting of Hill House Season 1 takes place within a (you guessed it!) haunted house filled with ghosts. The story focuses on the present and the past, centering on a family dealing with the trauma from their time living at Hill House.

Creepy jumpscares, ghosts hanging around in the background, terrifying twists … this anthology has it all. And, it has well-written characters performed by a talented cast; you can feel their connection and the tension between them as a family. If you’re more into supernatural, this is the best of the three Flanagan series.

Make sure you have a light on if you’re watching at night. But, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Into The Dark (Hulu)

Into The Dark is an interesting entry on this list as it gives you the most horror movie-like experience as a TV show. Each episode is framed around a holiday but in an anthology setting.

A slasher for New Year’s Eve? A haunted board game for Halloween? Corrupted killing dolls for Easter?

Into The Dark goes there and plays off the horror tropes we’ve come to love.

You don’t need to watch every episode in chronological order to have a good time or follow the plot. Pick the holidays you feel like watching and jump around to get into the spooky spirit.

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Do you like zombies? Do you want A LOT of zombies? No?!

How about “walkers” then? I joke, but The Walking Dead is the titan for zombie apocalypse fair on TV.

Its spinoffs, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, equally deliver that post-apocalyptic vibe you’ve been craving.

Though, if you’re planning to start a series, try with the main entry first. The Walking Dead has many strong seasons, especially in the first half, and great characters like Rick, Glenn, Maggie, Michonne, and more are in the mix.

There are 11 seasons waiting for you if you get hooked on the zombie chaos and drama between the survivors.

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Stranger Things is the perfect nostalgia when you’re in the mood for 80s adventures with a modern twist.

Set in Hawkins, Indiana, the series focuses on a ragtag group of kids battling the paranormal and trying to save their missing friends. In the subsequent seasons, the paranormal horrors grow to affect the town and the unsuspecting citizens.

Plus, there’s a government conspiracy, equally strong plots with the adults and teens, and great special effects with its monster designs. Seriously, the monsters on Strangers Things would be frightening to face in real life.

There’s a reason why this series became (and still is) a cultural phenomenon.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon Prime)

Just in time for spooky season 2021, we have Amazon Prime’s latest horror entry on the list.

I Know What You Did Last Summer’s name says it all. This series is the first TV adaptation inspired by the iconic 90s teen slasher film (and the Lois Duncan novel) of the same name.

The story, once again, focuses on a group of teens being stalked by a killer one year later after covering up a death caused by a car accident. Expect to see chills, thrills, and blood spills for your Halloween pleasure.

I Know What You Did Last Summer is perfect if you’re in the mood to start a brand new series and join along weekly for each new terror that comes next.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The WB and UPN)

Instead of playing victim to the supernatural creatures, jump into the shoes of Buffy Summers and take them down.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is an amazing cult classic that balances horror elements with witty comedy. The series focuses on a group of teen outsiders as they face everything weird and paranormal that affects their demonic town.

Plus, you have Sarah Michelle Gellar in her iconic role as Buffy, the one chosen slayer in all the world to hunt and kill the vampires.

Great writing, a strong cast, and emotional beats that will tug at your heartstrings. You might think it’s a campy entry from its name alone, but the series is so much more. It’s one of the best series coming out of the 90s.

True Blood (HBO)

HBO’s True Blood is the perfect option if you want more drama mixed into your horror. And plenty of sex and excess to make you blush.

There are many reasons why True Blood became our guilty pleasure summer obsession during its 7-season run.

Between the supernatural elements and the captivating characters, the series kept us on our toes. It also had cheeky writing with characters ready to bite back with their words instead of their fangs.

And, new mysteries plagued the town to keep the seasons interesting, from werewolves to witches to a vampire conspiracy.

Harper’s Island (CBS)

Not all horror has to be supernatural or extremely gory. CBS’s mini-series, Harper’s Island, channeled a classic mix of slasher and Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”

The series focused on a wedding party heading to the island to celebrate their big day. Similar murders happened in the past on the island, and as more people disappear, the guests can’t help but wonder if the serial killer has returned to enact another string of killings.

Does anyone make it out of the wedding alive? Who is the killer?

You’ll have to watch to find out.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)

Bring on all the teen drama with a demonic twist!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gave a darker side to the classic Archie Comics character. Plenty of magic spells, gore, and darkness to fill your spooky season thirst. The aesthetic alone feels like it’s ready for Halloween every episode.

And, it was a different take on the TGIF classic TV series, Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

If you want some witchy fun with a darker Riverdale twist, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina might be right up your alley.

Channel Zero (Syfy)

Think of Channel Zero like Slasher or American Horror Story, but the plots are about creepypastas.

It’s another anthology series with self-contained arcs and lots of horror elements. You can choose which set of episodes to watch to follow the relatively short narrative.

Seriously, each season’s plot only lasts six episodes!

Go right in with one batch of episodes or try all four seasons. Channel Zero delivered terror and chills with each arc that felt vastly different from the other.

The Twilight Zone (CBS)

Take a trip into the paranormal and explore the unknown in The Twilight Zone.

Whether it’s the classic black and white series or the many reboots (like the recent CBS All Access series), The Twilight Zone has hooked viewers for generations. This is the show that has inspired many parodies and cartoon nods.

The Twilight Zone features a new mystery or case of the unknown each week. Sometimes the plot deals with sci-fi, or it’s a paranormal oddity ready to deliver a harsh life lesson.

Once you’re in, you’ll wonder if you’ll ever want to stop watching. But that’s what happens when you venture into The Twilight Zone. (*Theme music intensifies*)

The X-Files (Fox)

A sci-fi classic that left its mark on the world like no other.

If you’re not in the mood for killers, werewolves, or other horror tropes, a trip to a more scientific theme might be it. In this case, it’s all about aliens and the paranormal.

Join FBI special agent Mulder and special agent Scully as they tackle cases to prove (or disprove) the truth of the paranormal.

Mulder and Scully are a great team, and they balance each other by providing a lot of truth or skepticism for each case. Plus, there’s a fine mix of season-long arcs and one-off “monsters of the week” episodes.

Teen Wolf (MTV)

Teen Wolf is more than just ship-worthy couples and werewolf abs. (Don’t get me wrong, it’s a big part, but there’s so much more!)

Look beyond the high school aesthetic to see a powerful story about small-town citizens fighting against paranormal entities and forming a new werewolf pack — lots of heart, zingers, and supernatural action.

Teen Wolf’s special effects are one of its greatest strengths. The transformation from a teen into the wolf is still one of the best scenes for a teen horror show.

Plus, the horror tone comes out in full force, especially with its use of shadows, gore, and creepy music. Teen Wolf does a great job balancing spooky and action.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (STARZ)

Fan of the Evil Dead movie series? Well, we’ve got the show for you.

Ash vs. Evil Dead is a continuation of the films 30 years later. Ash Williams (the main hero) is back, and he’s fighting the forces of evil as they corrupt the world.

This show is all horror-comedy. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you’ll get plenty of laughs in between all the gore and outlandish horror.

Plus, it’ll bring back all the nostalgia of the films. Pair this with your Evil Dead movie night to keep the fun going.

Scream Queens (Fox)

Think of Scream Queens like a B-horror movie playing off all the sorority tropes. But there’s so much more to the series than just pledge night and a masked killer picking off victims.

Scream Queens is filled with plenty of wit and one-liners to make you smile.

A great cast that includes Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Keke Palmer, to name a few, make their characters come alive. And Scream Queens delivers with the camp and horror nods.

There are only two seasons (the sorority massacre and the hospital bloodshed), but by the end of the final episode, you’ll be wanting more of this cult classic.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

Penny Dreadful adds that dark gothic touch to your spooky season.

The series includes many elements of classic horror monsters and characters, like Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, but in a darker and stylish aesthetic. Full iconic horror mixed into a beautifully addictive story.

The plot of Penny Dreadful is one of the main draws as the narrative will hook you in. However, the twists, the bloodshed, and the creature effects bring this show to the next level.

Penny Dreadful isn’t like those childish fairytales you heard as a kid.

Locke & Key (Netflix)

Want something spooky for you and the family?

Netflix’s Locke & Key might be the right choice. Most of the story focuses on three young siblings discovering magical keys in their home that give them powers or uncover secrets.

Locke & Key will sometimes feel more like an adventure series, especially with its fantasy effects and sibling shenanigans. Though, as with any spooky show, there’s always a sinister twist lurking within the tale.

It’s a great one if you want less of the scares and more of the adventure.

Nancy Drew (The CW)

You might be wondering, “Why Nancy Drew?” And to that, I say, “Why not!”

Nancy Drew’s current tale on The CW focuses on many cases that involve the supernatural or curses within the quiet town of Horseshoe Bay. During Nancy Drew Season 1 alone, there’s a poltergeist haunting the main cast and pushing them to solve a murder.

We’re not even getting into the other terrors, like a sea creature with a death curse or demonic demons.

Come for the paranormal cases, but you’ll stay for the excellent writing and the chemistry between the Drew Crew.

What We Do In The Shadows (FX)

So much comedy. So many laughs. So many goofs.

What We Do In The Shadows is a well-acted and well-written horror-comedy. The laughs will keep coming as you follow the misadventures of these vampires living in the modern world.

Similar to some other entries on this list, a horror-comedy can be the perfect fix for your spooky season needs. It’s not always about the haunts and terrors that go bump in the night.

What We Do In The Shadows might be just what you’re looking for during spooky season (or beyond).

Goosebumps (YTV and Fox Kids)

If you’re a 90s kid, Goosebumps will bring a warm flicker to your jack-o-lantern heart.

Watched the series before? Jump back in for a rewatch.

New to the series? Oh, you’re in for a treat!

Based on the classic books by R. L. Stine, each episode of Goosebumps highlights one of the plots from his books. It’s a great way to catch up on the novels if you don’t have the time to read the Goosebumps books.

Plus, it’s so deliciously nostalgic. The 90s kept us fed with horror shows for kids.

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? (YTV and Nickelodeon)

Another great horror kids show from the 90s. (Just like I said above, it was so perfect.)

The series focused on a group of kids called “The Midnight Society,” as they met in the woods at night to tell scary stories. The tales would cover everything spooky, from vampires to ghosts to werewolves to scary clowns.

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? has two iterations you could choose depending on what you’re in the mood for watching.

If you want something episodic to jump around, go for the original series from the 90s. Each episode will cover a new tale and offer something different per watch.

Though, if you want a connected plot, go for the 2019 or 2020 Nickelodean reboots. These mini-series cover one big mystery each season and include a new cast of characters in their version of The Midnight Society.

Supernatural (The WB and The CW)

Supernatural is a bit of a time commitment. We’re talking 15 seasons of demon-fighting glory here!

However, you’ll get a large selection of episodes to fill your horror-loving heart.

Supernatural is a simple show at its core: two brothers on the road together defeating demons and solving supernatural cases. Werewolves, zombies, vampires. If you can think of a horror monster, the Winchester brothers have probably faced it.

What you’ll also get is well-written characters, plenty of action, and 15-seasons’ worth of character development between the brothers. All the positives are there to balance out the commitment.

The Purge (USA Network)

Just like the movie series, The Purge TV show hits many of the same beats.

You’ll get a night of bloody fun, plenty of action with people trying to kill each other, and an alternate world where this holiday exists. It’s a great companion piece to the installments in the main film series.

Both seasons focus on two very different themes: The Purge Season 1 is all about the time while in The Purge, and The Purge Season 2 highlights the after-effects in the year leading up to the bloody night.

If you want more Purge in your life, add this into the mix to start the spooky season countdown.

Dead of Summer (Freeform)

Friday The 13th. Fear Street Part Two: 1978. Sleepaway Camp.

What do these have in common? They’re all slashers set at a summer camp.

Dead of Summer captures the 80s vibe of a teen camp slasher. Think of it like a B-horror flick but extended for ten episodes.

The thrills are addictive, and the characters fit into all the cheesy horror tropes. It’s an underrated gem that will give you all the slasher treats you want with your tricks.

Hannibal (NBC)

Brace yourselves, TV Fanatics. This might be the show that pleasantly surprises you based on its writing, editing, and overall aesthetic.

For many fans and audiences, Hannibal has been deemed one of the best horror TV shows. (No pressure with your expectations.)

Hannibal centers on FBI profiler Will Graham and his team-up with iconic horror villain Dr. Hannibal Lecter during his investigations. There’s a fascinating balance between solving the cases and Hannibal trying to manipulate everyone around him to achieve his goal.

You never know what Hannibal (or the rest of the cast) will do next. The show has a way of keeping you on your toes.

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Lovecraft Country only lasted one season, but it was a strong arc filled with gripping drama and monstrous terrors.

Set in the 1950s, Lovecraft Country Season 1 centered on a group taking a road trip searching for a missing parent. Along the way, the group deals with racism, small towns, and dangerous monsters that threaten to kill them.

If you’re a fan of the works of H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu vibe, Lovecraft Country might be for you. Many of the monsters and tropes were inspired by Lovecraft.

Plus, the terror alone will pull you in!

Van Helsing (Syfy)

Let me say this upfront: Van Helsing isn’t the most consistent series on this list.

Between the vampire lore, the deaths, and a mix of magic, this post-apocalyptic series goes all over the place. But, it owns every minute of its outlandish action and drama.

Van Helsing doesn’t take itself too seriously. Don’t get me wrong though, the show has a serious plot, and the cast performs it amazingly. However, everyone involved knows exactly what kind of show they’re making.

Van Helsing is an off-the-wall and thrilling horror drama that throws everything at you. Prepare for this to be your next cult classic favorite.

Sweet Home (Netflix)

Need a new obsession now that you’re done bingeing Squid Game Season 1?

Try Sweet Home, an apocalyptic horror set in South Korea. The series focuses on a group of residents trapped within an apartment building as monsters try to wipe out humanity.

The terrifying creatures are some of its biggest draws. The monsters terrify and rip through the building, hunting down the residents to no end. But, it’s a strong drama with well-defined characters too.

No need for music to join this monster mash.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network)

Yes, this is a cartoon. And yes, this is a cartoon aimed at children, so you won’t get any blood or guts here.

On the other hand, what you will get is one of Scooby-Doo’s best series to date.

Mystery Inc. is in peak form as the iconic members deal with new foes and iconic enemies terrorizing unsuspecting towns. Plus, this is a serialized show, which means the characters have overarching plots and developments.

This isn’t like your typical Scooby-Doo cartoon. Every Scooby-Doo cartoon is amazing and loved, but if we had to recommend one, place this one higher on your list.

Now, it’s your turn, TV Fanatics!

Which horror show is your favorite on the list? Did we miss any of your favorites?

What will you be watching this spooky season?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Hannah Gadsby slams Netflix CEO over Chapelle comedy

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Hannah Gadsby has slammed Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos over his recent comments defending Dave Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special, The Closer.

Chappelle has been criticised over his comments aimed at the transgender and LGBTQ+ communities. Discussing his views on gender, he defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s controversial transgender tweets and declared himself to be on “Team TERF!” (referencing the term for trans-exclusionary radical feminist).

In a note to Netflix staff, Sarandos included: “We are working hard to ensure marginalized communities aren’t defined by a single story.

“So we have Sex Education, Orange is the New Black, Control Z, Hannah Gadsby and Dave Chappelle all on Netflix. Key to this is increasing diversity on the content team itself.”

He also said, “With The Closer, we understand that the concern is not about offensive-to-some content but titles which could increase real world harm (such as further marginalizing already marginalized groups, hate, violence etc.) Last year, we heard similar concerns about 365 Days and violence against women. While some employees disagree, we have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm.”

But Hannah Gadsby, who drew international fame through her comedy Nanette, wrote on Instagram: “Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess.

“Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial word view. You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted.

“F*** you and your amoral algorithm cult… I do shits with more back bone than you. That’s just a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one,” she added.

Trans staffers and allies at Netflix are planning to stage a virtual walkout after Sarandos sent two memos on the Chappelle controversy.

Source: ET

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TikTok Is Bringing In The Beatles

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The Beatles are back.

On TikTok, that is.

“Nearly 60 years after scoring their first-ever number one hit, The Beatles hold a special place in the hearts of music listeners across the globe,” the platform wrote in a company blog post. “This #Rocktober, we are thrilled to announce that the Fab Four have officially joined TikTok, bringing dozens of their most-beloved songs with them.”

Thanks to a deal with record labels Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe, TikTok has added 36 of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr’s songs to its sound library, which means creators will be able to use them in videos.

Also part of the deal is a Beatles TikTok account (@TheBeatles) that will have behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions of Let It Be, the foursome’s final studio album, along with “deep dives into the creation of individual songs, featuring interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr,” per TikTok.

Among the songs now available to TikTokers include “Get Back,” “Across the Universe,” “I’ve Got a Feeling,” “I Me Mine,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and the iconic “Hey Jude.”

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The Beatles’ arrival on TikTok kicks off the aforementioned #Rocktober, the platform’s monthlong celebration of contemporary rock artists sharing their music on TikTok, “and the towering figures that paved the way for them,” TikTok says.

While this is the first time the Beatles’ music has come (officially) to TikTok, the band’s members have had individual presences on the platform. TikTok brought in Lennon’s solo catalog in October 2020, McCartney’s in December 2020, Starr’s in July 2021, and Harrison’s in August 2021.

And Lennon and Harrison aren’t the only late stars to have places on TikTok courtesy of deals with their record labels or estates. Frank Sinatra, Prince, Whitney Houston, and George Michael all have accounts that share footage from their lives and the music they made.

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YouTube Gives Rare Glimpse Into Massive ‘Creator Partnerships’ Team, Which Counsels 12,000 Resident Stars

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YouTube has provided a rare window into its in-house creator partnerships team, which works one-on-one with thousands of top creators to offer production advice as well as guidance in maximizing ads, brand deals, and other monetization prospects.

The team has been in the works for a decade, reports The Wall Street Journal, which turned a spotlight on the relationship between veteran creator Adande ‘Swoozie’ Thorne (7.6 million subscribers) and his manager, Audrey Eatherly. All told, YouTube has 1,000 creator partnerships managers across 45 countries who counsel resident stars, and it’s looking to hire more. (YouTube has roughly 10,000 employees in total). Each manager has a portfolio of about 10 to 20 creators, enabling the team to advise about 12,000 creators, according to the Journal.

“We’re texting with them at all days, all hours,” Jamie Byrne, YouTube’s senior director of creator partnerships, told the outlet. “We have a close connection.”

Thorne, for his part, was first given a partnerships manager in 2011, after he’d reached roughly 100,000 subscribers. At the time, he was concurrently offered a $3,500 gift card to purchase a new camera.

He began working with Eatherly, who handles top creator partnerships, in 2016, after he’d amassed 4 million subscribers. She subsequently helped land Thorne a six-figure deal that saw him host the YouTube Original design competition show Lace Up, and then hooked him up with a $100,000 grant to improve his channel operations. He used these funds to hire animators — including a Disney vet. When Thorne hit 7 million subscribers, Eatherly sent him his favorite meal, Fettuccine Alfredo from The Olive Garden — a testament to their bespoke connection.

Thorne told the Journal that his relationship with Eatherly was so productive that it led him to part ways with his talent agency, CAA. (While talent agencies typically take a cut of the deals that they help broker, the Journal notes, YouTube does not).

The Journal notes that while other platforms have similar teams dedicated to creators, they pale in comparison to the scale of YouTube’s. TikTok has dozens of strategists, for instance, while Instagram similarly has roughly 40 staffers dedicated to emerging talent.

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Addison Rae Quips It’s “Time To Get A Job” After Her TikTok Gets Temporarily Banned

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Addison ‘Rae’ Easterling joked late last night that it was “time to get a job” after her account was permanently banned due to “multiple violations” of TikTok’s Community Guidelines, per a screenshot shared to Twitter.

However, as of this morning, Easterling’s account was back up and running as normal. We’ve reached out to TikTok to see what happened, and will update this post with any additional information.

Notwithstanding the temporary blip, Easterling has done a stellar job of finding work outside of her flagship TikTok hub, which counts 85 million followers.

In addition to signing a multi-picture deal with Netflix following the success of her first film, the gender-swapped He’s All That reboot, Rae also forayed into music with the release of her debut single, “Obsessed,” in March. She also hosts a Spotify-exclusive podcast titled That Was Fun?, and is the proprietor of a cosmetics brand called Item Beauty.

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