Netflix admits they done goofed. (But they’re not going to change anything.)

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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos admits he fucked up in the way he chose to defend Dave Chappelle:

First, right up front, I screwed up the internal communication — and I don’t mean just mechanically. I feel I should’ve made sure to recognize that a group of our employees was hurting very badly from the decision made, and I should’ve recognized upfront before going into a rationalization of anything the pain they were going through. I say that because I respect them deeply, and I love the contribution they have at Netflix. They were hurting, and I should’ve recognized that first.

And the big blanket statement should’ve been, of course storytelling has an impact on the real world — sometimes positive and sometimes negative. That is why I work here, that content actually can make the world a better place through our storytelling, through onscreen representation and all those things. So it was a gross simplification.

But he has no intention to remove the Dave Chappelle special, don’t be ridiculous. That said, the employees who are walking out today are not asking Netflix to remove the special. Instead, “What they are asking for — in addition to a promise to hire trans and non-binary content executives — is that transphobic content be labeled, and that trans-affirming content receive equal promotion.”

Netflix promises to respect the employees who choose to walk out: “We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused. We respect the decision of any employee who chooses to walk out, and recognize we have much more work to do both within Netflix and in our content.”

Netflix is changing the way they report viewership: before it was measured by how many accounts watched at least two minutes of a series, but now they’ll report how many hours of a series are watched. Which makes more sense? Netflix has also promised to release such data more often.

Some House of the Dragon pictures, nerds.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is launching a podcast.


1 second of screaming from every episode from IASIP

Major League Baseball is considering offering a streaming service that would allow viewers to watch local games without having to be a cable subscriber.

Schitt’s Creek has received the Monopoly treatment.

Feel better, Celine Dion.

Going Viral

Last week:

This week:

Again, the drop in cases, hospitalizations, and death is fantastic news. Let’s cross our fingers and hope the trend continues downward. I am optimistic, though news that an offshoot of the Delta variant is spreading across the UK at an even faster rate than Delta has me concerned. The truth is, this will be our new normal: there will be new variants popping up all over the world, and we will have to cross our fingers that the vaccines we have developed will protect us against them.

Colin Powell’s death has emboldened anti-vaxxers who are crowing that the fact that Powell was vaccinated and still died of the virus proves … that no one should get vaccinated? I guess? These fucking idiots.

The fact is, General Powell was suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells that compromises the immune system specifically. One study found that among people with multiple myeloma, less than 50% of them responded to the vaccine. What this means, then, is that to protect the likes of General Powell, and other cancer patients and immunocompromised people, including our children, MORE people should get vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus.

Yes, there will be breakthrough cases, but it’s been shown that vaccinated people get the virus less often than the unvaccinated, and those vaccinated people who do get a breakthrough case have lower amounts of the virus and spread it for a shorter time. Someone very close to me has multiple myeloma and is about to undergo chemotherapy, which will further compromise his immune system, so this is really fucking close to the bone for me. Please get vaccinated, get your booster shots, and convince those you love to get the shot if you haven’t already.

Over on CNN, John King revealed that he has multiple sclerosis and is immunocompromised while discussing vaccine mandates and the death of Colin Powell:

“I’m going to share a secret I have never spoken before. I am immunocompromised,” King said. “I have multiple sclerosis. So I am grateful you are all vaccinated. I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines. I worry about bringing it home to my 10-year-old son who can’t get a vaccine. I don’t like the government telling me what to do. I don’t like my boss telling me what to do. In this case, it’s important.”

Neil Cavuto has tested positive for COVID-19 and is temporarily off the air. “Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It’s not, because I did and I’m surviving this because I did. I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you,” Cavuto said in a statement.

Meanwhile, country singer Travis Tritt is canceling shows where vaccines are required because he doesn’t give a shit about his immunocompromised fans or the relatives, friends, or colleagues of his fans who might be immunocompromised.

NHL player Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games after submitting a fake vaccine card.

ESPN college football sideline reporter Allison Williams has quit because of the network’s vaccine mandate. Bye.

Dan Bongino, who is fully vaccinated, is threatening to quit over his employer’s vaccine mandate. LOL, OK, DO IT THEN.

And Washington State fired coach Nick Rolovich for refusing to get the vaccine. So sad.

Robert Durst is on a ventilator.

A school in Miami that had previously threatened to fire teachers for getting vaccinated is now telling students that they have to stay home for 30 days if they get vaccinated. What morons.

Speaking of Miami, ShowEast which was scheduled to be held there, has been canceled this year.

Sanjay Gupta went onto Joe Rogan’s podcast to try to talk some sense into that asshole; it didn’t work. But maybe some of his listeners will change their minds.

And the spread of disinformation doesn’t just put the unvaccinated and immunocompromised at risk: scientists who do interviews about COVID are getting death threats and being attacked. And famous people who tested positive were accused of lying about their status. People have lost their damn minds.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Flash returns on The CW on November 16.
  • Riverdale returns on The CW on November 16.
  • Single Mother by Choice will debut on HBO Max on November 2.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid will premiere on Disney+ on December 3.
  • Tampa Baes will premiere on Amazon on November 5.
  • Storage Wars returns on A&E on November 2.
  • Blown Away: Christmas premieres on Netflix on November 19.
  • Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest will premiere on Netflix on November 16.
  • Snoopy in Space returns on Apple TV+ on November 12.
  • Jellystone! returns on HBO Max on October 21.
  • Gloria will debut on Netflix on November 5.


Chris Ayres, Dragonball voice actor

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning songwriter for Willy Wonka, Goldfinger, and Dr. Doolittle


Four Hours at the Capitol: An investigation into the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol when thousands of people attempted to disrupt the certification of the election of President Biden. Traitors, all of them. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Chicago Fire: In the show’s milestone 200th episode, Casey makes a “life-altering” decision and Cruz comes closer to fatherhood. 8 p.m., NBC

Superstar: Beloved comedian Robin Williams is featured. 9 p.m., ABC

Night Teeth: A chauffeur realizes that his passengers are centuries-old vampires in this new film. Netflix

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Issa Rae, H.E.R.
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Foxx, Coldplay featuring We Are KING & Jacob Collier
  • The Daily Show: Nick Offerman
  • Watch What Happens Live: Meghan McCain, S.E. Cupp

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
The Wonder Years
The Conners
Home Economics
CBS Survivor
Tough as Nails
CSI: Vegas
CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX The Masked Singer
Alter Ego
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

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