Category Archives: Netflix

More than Nostalgia: Stranger Things and Our Upside Down

Much has been written about Stranger Things as a nostalgic throwback to the glory of 80’s pop culture where all things now retro, felt new. As an 80’s baby, admittedly, the show pulls at my heart strings. From allusions to … Continue reading

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What teachers & students can learn from Stranger Things

If you’re a classroom teacher then you can appreciate the value in a shared discourse as it pertains to the learning skills – those skills that speak to not only the culture of learning but importantly (and exhaustively to the … Continue reading

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Streaming Scream: Why Horror Matters

Scream returns to Netflix weekly. This alone is an annoyance. A show like Scream is perfectly binge worthy. I indulged on the first season over two very late nights and looked forward to the continued narrative of a small town, … Continue reading

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“Fuller House” is counter-culture. Wow!

Forget Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Dare Devil and Jessica Jones.  Fuller House is Netflix’s greatest victory. This may be deemed a rather odd critical proclamation considering the calibre of original programming Netlfix has produced over the … Continue reading

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Their Voices Will be Heard

When it comes to movies, it doesn’t take much to prompt my excitement. From the latest additions to Netlflix’s growing library to casual reflections on the latest Hollywood blockbuster, I believe my DNA may be abnormally linked to that of … Continue reading

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Why Talk Netflix?

Recently, Toronto Star Columnist David Olive, wrote a compelling piece of the viability of Netflix as a contemporary broadcaster and on the empowerment that it has provided users in regards to choice and voice. In understanding that Netflix’s popularity is … Continue reading

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