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What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 15, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 15, 2019

The executive producers of Bridesmaids are bringing us rom-com Someone Great this weekend, and it really better be something great because I don’t watch Game of Thrones. Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez stars as a music journalist who has one last blowout with her besties before she leaves NYC. It looks funny and…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 8, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 8, 2019

This week, Bear Grylls is literally between a rock and a hard place, and you get to choose his own adventure in the dumbly-titled interactive series You vs. Wild (Wednesday). Should he climb to the top of the cliff he’s dangling from and face the hungry mountain lion, or jump down into the rocky abyss? Should he eat…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 1, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 1, 2019

Can America forgive Kevin Hart for his homophobic tweets? What about for The Upside? We’re about to find out when Irresponsible, Hart’s “fresh special inspired by his own mistakes,” comes to Netflix on Tuesday. I’m still working my way through the Ray Romano back catalog, so I’ll skip my dose of standup this month,…

Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 25, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 25, 2019

There is an actual documentary coming to Netflix on Friday called The Legend of Cocaine Island and it looks totally ridiculous, by which I mean I am definitely going to watch it. Sayeth the capsule description:

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 18, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 18, 2019

I hate biopics! I’d so much rather watch a biographical documentary than watch actors pretend to be real live people. Sure, you’ll probably get an Oscar for your portrayal (cf. Rami Malek), but I’m not entirely sure why, because acting in a biopic involves so much impersonation, which seems like a waste of time. Just…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 11, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 11, 2019

Our long national nightmare is over, comrades. The second half of Season 5 of Arrested Development arrives on Friday. Look, I’m trying to polish a turd here. Arrested Development has not been good since its pre-Netflix days and we all know it, but there is nothing else to watch this week. Unless you love Terrace House…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 4, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of March 4, 2019

Who ordered a heartwarming comedy series “from the mind of Ricky Gervais” about a man who uses his wife’s death as an excuse to treat everyone like crap? Netflix! What are you thinking? No one is interested in After Life (Friday), Gervais’ “dark comedy” (translation: Gervais’ wife calls him fat, Gervais calls a child…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 25, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 25, 2019

Have you watched Jeopardy on Netflix? Jeopardy on Netflix is Jeopardy without commercials, which is a cool 20 minutes per episode of nerdy trivia that is just the sort of stress-free, self-congratulatory binge we could all use. Netflix’s second “collection” of Jeopardy episodes drops on Thursday, just in time for…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 18, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 18, 2019

Ray Romano was not kidding when he titled his very recent standup special Right Here, Around the Corner. It gives me no joy to tell you that a mere two weeks after said special dropped (if anything that Ray Romano produces could be said to have “dropped”), Ray has come back Around the Corner and he’s Right Here,…

What's Making You Crazy at Work? What's Making You Crazy at Work?

Maybe your boss is a jerk. Maybe the team you manage has weird internal conflicts. Maybe you’re on the fence about your next career move. Maybe your cubicle neighbor is driving you bananas.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 11, 2019  What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 11, 2019 

Look, I’m not making any promises about The Umbrella Academy, the latest comic book-to-Netflix Original series (Thursday). It could be terrible, but there’s something about the premise (estranged siblings with superpowers reunite after their father’s death) and the trailer, which has a sort of fairy-tale filter and…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019

Who among us is excited for the triumphant return to the stage of Ray Romano? Not me! But I’m assuming the same people who kept Everybody Loves Raymond on the air for 11 years have been anxiously anticipating Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner, Romano’s first standup special in 23 years, which hits Netflix on…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of  January 28, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of  January 28, 2019

The Edge of Seventeen is a solid, engaging, entertaining teen movie in the mold of John Hughes, and you should definitely watch it if you haven’t seen it (Friday). Hailee Steinfeld is an interesting actor! If you have a teenage kid, you could watch it with them and then have a productive conversation! Or, you could…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 21, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 21, 2019

I’m excited about Black Earth Rising (Friday), a BBC drama about a survivor of the Rwandan genocide who becomes a human rights attorney and ends up working on a case involving an African militia leader. For whatever reason, John Goodman is in it, which is weird for a British show but I’m not complaining.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 14, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 14, 2019

You’ve got your choice between two juicy scandals this week: Ryan Murphy’s limited series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Thursday) and the documentary FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Friday) about the ill-fated “luxury music experience” that turned into a living nightmare. Or,…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 7, 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of January 7, 2019

Good thing you’re busy Kondo-ing your crap this week, because the best Netflix has to offer is Solo: A Star Wars Story (Wednesday), which I’d like to get excited about, but the sheer volume of “Star Wars stories” available to me on Netflix makes the arrival of yet another a nonevent. I will probably find my way to …

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018 What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018

The end of year offerings from Netflix were grim, so it is with pleasure that I welcome the bumper crop of entertainment in this week’s harvest. We’ve got the full complement of Indiana Jones flicks arriving on Tuesday (I see we are now calling the first installment “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,”…

Dump Your Nasty Junk Drawer in the Garbage Dump Your Nasty Junk Drawer in the Garbage

You know that disgusting drawer full of random ketchup packets, receipts, rubber bands and other assorted crap dumped from your pockets or purse at the end of the day? Some people call it the Junk Drawer. Others call it the Everything Drawer, or the Odds and Ends Drawer or simply “That Drawer.” I call it the Drawer of…

A New Year's Resolution That Will Actually Improve Your Life A New Year's Resolution That Will Actually Improve Your Life

Everyone wants to hijack your January. Most people want you to stop drinking for the month, on the premise you’ve been overdoing it over the holidays and need to dry out. Others think it’s time to go vegan. I’m sure someone you know is trying to convince you to go to hot yoga every day of January to sweat out “the…

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