5@5: Netflix Knows Exactly When You'll Bingewatch A Show


Sep 25, 2015


Cassandra Alcide


Netflix Creeps On Your Viewing Data 

In news that shouldn't surprise you, Netflix is collecting the data from viewers as a discovery tool to unlock our viewing patterns. Today, via The Verge, the streaming platform released numbers that show exactly which episode in a series leads to binge-watching.

According to Netflix, 70 percent of viewers who have access to more than two dozen shows don't commit to a series until the second episode, and in some cases like "How I Met Your Mother", eight episodes deep is when the average user got hooked.

And that's basically why Netflix is crushing it, the service's content chief pointed out: "This gives us confidence that giving our members all episodes at once is more aligned with how fans are made."  Check out the full list below:
Arrow — Episode 8
Bates Motel — Episode 2
Better Call Saul — Episode 4
Bloodline — Episode 4
BoJack Horseman — Episode 5
Breaking Bad — Episode 2
Dexter — Episode 3
Gossip Girl — Episode 3
Grace & Frankie — Episode 4
House of Cards — Episode 3
How I Met Your Mother — Episode 8
Mad Men — Episode 6
Marco Polo — Episode 3
Marvel’s Daredevil — Episode 5
Once Upon a Time — Episode 6
Orange is the New Black — Episode 3
Pretty Little Liars — Episode 4
Scandal — Episode 2
Sense8 — Episode 3
Sons of Anarchy — Episode 2
Suits — Episode 2
The Blacklist — Episode 6
The Killing — Episode 2
The Walking Dead — Episode 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Episode 4

(Via: The Verge)


You Need To Get Into "Disgo" Before It Blows Up 

via: The Lowe Factor 

I just found the perfect mixtape to kick off your fall house party season. Teaming up with DJ Cool Out, lifestyle blog LoweFactor dropped "DISGO SESSAO 001", a 32-minute mixtape electro/house mixtape with sprinkles of disco, R&B and hip hop. Features include Vic Mensa, Beyoncé, Missy Elliot, Tinashe, and StarRo! 

But let's not bury the lede:   "DISGO SESSAO 001" is  your introduction to the "disgo" genre, DJ Cool Out's original take on house described by Jared Lowe as "faster than hip-hop [but] slower than house," so, basically, your new go-to mixtape for running/pre-gaming/wine-o'clock-ing. Listen below:  

(via: The Lowe Factor)


Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks

via Tumblr 

The "picture or didn't happen" rule is killing us, y'all. Selfie snapping has officially become a deadly contact sport this year.  Mashable reports 12 people have died while getting their selfie on, meanwhile only eight have been killed by sharks. Death by selfies has RIP-d a tourist attempting to take a pic at the Taj Mahal, a man capturing a bull run and two men who tried to take a selfie of themselves holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled out.

Maybe just stick to  snapping mirror selfies? (via: Mashable)


Serial Producers Are Pissed Their Season Two Subject Leaked

The widly popular This American Life spinoff podcast, Serial is back for round two. This time, Sarah Koeneg and the crime solving squad will reportedly focus on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, an Army sergeant who was captured by the Taliban and held prisoner for five years after leaving his base in Afghanistan. No other information is available to diehard Serial fans because producers have requested that journalists not report on their upcoming project. In a statement to


after the mag identified Bergdahl, Serial's production manager stated: 

“We’d very much appreciate if fellow journalists would give us some room and not feel the need to attempt to dig into and try to figure out what you think we might be doing, especially since we’re actively reporting stories, and having a bunch of wild speculation out there makes our job reporting harder. Doesn’t feel very menschy. In any case, here’s what I can tell you: The Serial staff is currently working on several things simultaneously: Season 2, Season 3, and some other podcast projects. For now we’re not talking publicly about anything that we’re working on.”

Apparently Serial producers don't know how the internet works. Or that "menschy" is an official douche term. (Via: Maxim)


Throw This On Repeat: SG Lewis Drops The Visuals For 'Shivers' Directed By Charlie James Reader


Sep 25, 2015


Cassandra Alcide