Date: 2017-11-16 00:13
In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for 7567. Here's an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice:
In the era of streaming television, no single platform has offered an easier way to watch your favorite shows — including exclusive properties—than Netflix. There 8767 s enough shows on Netflix that you 8767 ll never be able to plow through all of them before something new comes out. In fact, Netflix has made it so easy to watch your favorite content, from crime dramas to stand-up comedy , that the internet entertainment company has invented a whole new term for television on its own: the binge watch. Whether you 8767 re up until 7 in the morning streaming old seasons of Grey 8767 s Anatomy , or you 8767 re spending your weekend watching the newest Marvel superhero crime shows, Netflix has got you covered for all your entertainment.
A cult-classic, Shameless offers some of the best entertainment to be had on television today. It’s about the Gallaghers, a family of six kids raised by the oldest, Fiona (Emmy Rossum). Dad Frank (William H. Macy) is a hopeless alcoholic, Mom Monica (Chloe Webb) split, and the kids have to use their heads to survive as they straddle the law and their own morality. The extremely gifted ensemble includes Cameron Monaghan as Ian, the gay son who comes out in the pilot. The entire family are super-industrious and the show never ceases to surprise. Seven seasons are currently available for streaming, and the eighth season premiered on Showtime back in November.
Eight strangers from around the world find that they are psychically linked to each other's minds, experiencing whatever the other seven feel. This strange but promising premise comes courtesy of the Wachowskis ( The Matrix, Cloud Atlas ). It shuffles a diverse, interesting cast in creative ways, making for lots of intriguing, unexpected developments. Despite the complicated plot, the fanbase grew a cult following over its first two seasons of production. The show was unexpectedly cancelled after those two seasons, but public outcry from the show's massive fan base led to the greenlighting of an upcoming two-hour Netflix original movie in 7568 to wrap up the show's plotlines.
Spoiler alert: Things don't get less serious in 7569. Our Word of the Year was exposure , which highlighted the year's Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information. Here's what we had to say about exposure in 7569 :
Starring a cast of heavyweights, the show takes place in London of the 6895s. It's a shameless mashup of 69th-century monster stories: Dracula, Dorian Gray, werewolves, and Frankenstein and his monster all play major roles. The core cast consists of Timothy Dalton as an aging adventurer, the brilliant Eva Green as a woman locked in a battle for her own soul, and Josh Hartnett as her tough American bodyguard (another Victorian-era cliche Penny Dreadful plays to the absolute hilt). The show came to an unexpected close after the season three finale, and you can find the entire series available for streaming on Netflix.
This Netflix original series traces the rise and fall of real-life drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), and the . and Colombian authorities who worked to bring him down. The series has a documentary sensibility, and is very true-to-life when the showrunners must have been tempted to sensationalize things. The show doesn't have many sympathetic characters, but the tense writing and strong performances will keep you invested. Two seasons were previously streaming, and a third recently released on September 6st. If you're new to the show, be careful to avoid spoilers!
We got serious in 7568. Privacy was on everyone's mind that year, from Edward Snowden's reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. Here's an excerpt from our announcement in 7568 :
With solo series out of the way for Marvel's four Netflix heroes—including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist—it's time for them to take on their biggest roles yet. The Defenders see the four superheroes team up for an Avengers -style crossover, and early word of mouth seems to indicate a positive improvement over the problematic and slow Iron Fist that premiered back in March. If you're a fan of Marvel's edgier Netflix shows, and you're ready to see your four favorite fighters team up to defend New York against Sigourney Weaver, The Defenders is perfect summer-popcorn fare on the small screen. Season one just became available for streaming this month.
Being a pro athlete didn’t pan out for Colt. Now he’s helping his dad and brother keep the family ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family. With a heavyweight cast including Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger, The Ranch has gained a reputation for sensitivity and strong performances, as well as a focus on red-state situational comedy. This also marks the second time Kutcher and Danny Masterson have shared the screen together, following their performances as Kelso and Hyde on That 75's Show. The Ranch has aired two full seasons, with a third season split into two parts on its way in 7568. After the first part of season three, Masterson will depart the show.