Cheers and jeers: Netflix edition

Netflix, a streaming service for movies and TV shows, announced its removal and addition of many popular shows and movies.

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Netflix, a streaming service for movies and TV shows, announced its removal and addition of many popular shows and movies.

Netflix has always been a go-to platform for students to watch all of their favorite movies and TV shows as a break from schoolwork. This November, Netflix announced its addition of numerous new TV shows and movies, but despite this, they also announced some shows that will be taken off of the Netflix platform. 

At the beginning of the new year in 2020, Netflix announced that “Friends” will be taken off the platform. It seems that “Friends” will be instead streaming on HBO Max because Netflix lost a bidding war with WarnerMedia. Warnermedia is paying a total of $425 million dollars for the TV show. “Friends” is currently one of the most popular shows on Netflix with very high ratings, so it’s no surprise that many Netflix viewers are distraught over this.

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The popular TV show “Friends” is being removed from Netflix and is instead going to be available on HBO.

“Friends” is a popular ’90s sitcom comedy about six friends in New York City. In the show, you get to follow the crazy and unexpected lives of these individuals, making it very entertaining to viewers. Netflix received some backlash on social media regarding its retirement from the show, considering how popular it is.

“Friends is one of my favorite shows; I think I’ve seen all 10 seasons about three times,” said Skylar Penland, junior. “I didn’t know Netflix was removing Friends at the start of the year, but I’m upset hearing this because I know so many people at Central who really enjoy the show and haven’t finished watching all 10 seasons yet.”

Along with “Friends”, “Mamma Mia”, “The Lord of the Rings”, and “Coco” are all leaving Netflix within the month of November. In the past, Netflix has removed numerous Disney movies including “Moana” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Although Netflix is removing a variety of TV shows and movies, they are also adding new ones, including “Grease”. “Grease” is a classic movie that was released in 1978, making it a staple for all generations. Grease was never available to the public via Netflix, but on Nov. 1 Netflix announced its addition of “Grease” to the movie platform.

“I’ve never seen Grease before, but I’m glad they added it to Netflix because it’s always been a movie I’ve heard good things about and want to see,” said Kiyan Rismantab-Sany, sophomore.

The movie “Grease” follows the lives of a group of teenagers in the 1950s with singing and dancing, making it a very versatile movie. The movie revolves around the lives of Danny and Sandy, two polar opposites who fall in love. It’s about time Netflix added “Grease” to their list of movies considering its one of the most popular movies of all time.

In addition to “Grease”, Netflix is also adding new movies and TV shows, including “American Son”, “Chicago Typewriter”, “Supergirl”, “Victorious”, and much more.

Victorious” is a classic Nickelodeon TV series that follows the life of an aspiring singer Tori Vega, who goes to a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School. This TV series came out in 2o10 on Nickelodeon but didn’t come out until Nov. 2 on Netflix.

“Victorious was my favorite TV show in middle school, so I’m glad that I’m able to rewatch the series now that it has dropped on Netflix,” said Lauren Witt, junior.

Many students at Central watched “Victorious” as kids, making it a throwback series. Its popularity hasn’t fallen throughout the years, as people have begun to watch the series after it dropped a few days ago on Netflix.

Be sure to check out all of the new TV shows and movies that dropped on Netflix this November.