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Fast N' Loud: Revved Up - Netflix

Fast N' Loud: Revved Up is one of three special series that airs Extended Episodes with extra information and unseen footage from the Fast N' Loudfranchise, all of which all air on the Discovery Channel. Richard Rawlins and Aaron Kaufman drop their tools and kick back to share the most amazing and funniest video clips collected from around the world.

Fast N' Loud: Revved Up - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-02-25

Fast N' Loud: Revved Up - Ruin (punk band) - Netflix

Ruin was a punk band from Philadelphia. Their first live shows and recordings date to 1980, with founders Damon and Glenn Wallis on guitars, Steve Marasco on bass, and J.R. Arters on drums. By 1982, the lineup of Ruin was largely settled: Vosco Thomas Adams on vocals, Cordy Swope on bass, the Wallis brothers on guitars, and Richard Hutchins on drums. Paul Della Pelle became the drummer when Hutchins left the band in 1984. All six members played the so-called ReUnIoN shows in 1996, 1997, 2013, and 2016.

Fast N' Loud: Revved Up - Discography - Netflix

Terminal! Magazine, soundsheet (1982) Get Off My Back: We’re Doing It Ourselves, Philadelphia Hardcore Compilation. 1983. He-Ho, album released by Red Records. Produced by Bob Bell. 1984. That Was Then This Is Now! Four-song 7" compilation. Engineered, co-produced by Marc Bryan. 1985. White Rabbit promotional cassette single. Engineered by Dan McKay and Marc Bryan. 1985. Fiat Lux, album, released by Shanachie Records. Produced and Engineered by Mark Springer. 1986. Songs of Reverie and Ruin, released by Black Hole Records; CD re-issue compilation of selections from recording sessions of previous releases. Remastered by Jon Lovrich. 1996. Notes: “Master Song” and “Famous Blue Raincoat” written by Leonard Cohen; “Play with Fire” written by Jagger/Richards; White Rabbit written by Jefferson Airplane; “Hero” covered by Superchunk, “The Laughter Guns” (1996); “Great Divide” covered by Northern Liberties, “Secret Revolution” (2006). Carbon 14 Magazine–Legends of Philly Punk 4 song 7″ EP. Remixed by Jon Lovrich. 1997. Ruin Killed: Live at Union Transfer 08.31.13, DVD. Shot by Woodshop Films. 2013. He-Ho/Fiat Lux, double vinyl record reissue by Southern Lord Records. Re-engineered by Bob Ferbrache. 2017.

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Any Dream Will Do - Netflix

Any Dream Will Do is a talent show-themed series produced by the BBC. The show searches for a new, unknown lead to play Joseph in a West End revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Any Dream Will Do - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-03-31

Any Dream Will Do - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Netflix

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Earth's life has been greatly damaged by nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning, so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy, an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner, and many elements and themes from it were used in its 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is tasked with “retiring” (i.e. killing) six escaped Nexus-6 model androids, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-par IQ who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard's mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids are said to possess no sense of empathy.

Any Dream Will Do - Radio - Netflix

As part of their Dangerous Visions dystopia series in 2014, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a two-part adaptation of the novel. It was produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko from an adaption by Jonathan Holloway. It stars James Purefoy as Rick Deckard and Jessica Raine as Rachael Rosen. The episodes were originally broadcast on Sunday 15 June and 22 June 2014.

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Project Runway Australia - Netflix

Project Runway Australia - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-07-07

Project Runway Australia - Project Runway Australia (season 4) - Netflix

Project Runway Australia 4 is the fourth installment of the reality competition Project Runway Australia, airing on Arena. The series premiered on 8 October 2012.

Project Runway Australia - Challenges - Netflix

^Note 1 : William and Natalie, the bottom 2 of challenge one, were given a second chance in the competition. Along with a standard elimination in challenge two, William and Natalie must compete head-to-head, with one of the two additionally being eliminated. ^Note 2 : In the 10th episode, Jordan & Christina were bought back to show their collections to Alex, and create one more look. based on his decision, one would rejoin the competition and become the last finalist. Christina re-entered and eventually won. ^Note 3 : In the winners announcement, Megan simply named Christina as the Winner. Leah, Jamie and Tristan were all named runners-up, and their specific rankings were not specified.

The designer won the competition     The designer won the challenge     The designer was eliminated     The designer had a high score for the challenge     The designer came in second but did not win the challenge     The designer had a low score for the challenge     The designer was in the bottom two     The designer withdrew from the competition     The designer was brought back into the competition     The designer advanced to Fashion Week.

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H8R - Netflix

Celebrities go head-to-head with civilians who hate them to win their "haters" over.

H8R - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-14

H8R - Jake Pavelka - Netflix

Jacob Lynn “Jake” Pavelka (born January 27, 1978) is an American pilot who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor.

H8R - Early life and career - Netflix

Pavelka was born in Dallas, Texas to Sallie Lanell (née Mack) and James Lynn Pavelka. He is the middle child of three sons. His brothers, Jason and Matthew, are both married. He has two nephews. Pavelka grew up in Denton, Texas and he started taking flying lessons when he was twelve. He played high school football, and in 2001 he became a certified flight instructor. He attended the University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida for Aerospace engineering. Pavelka became an airline captain and flight instructor at 23. He worked as a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines, and under the name of Jake Landrum, acted in several television commercials and programs produced in the Dallas area. Pavelka is a cousin of fitness model, television presenter, actor and personal trainer Jessie Pavelka. Pavelka participates in triathlons and has been active throughout his life.

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Kelsey's Essentials - Netflix

Kelsey Nixon's got spunk, she's got sass, but most importantly, she's got what you so desperately need in the kitchen: The Essentials. From "Roasting" to "Sauce-Making" to "Quick Breads," Kelsey shows you - the DIY home cook - the essential techniques, equipment and foolproof tips you need to be the boss of your own kitchen. Kelsey is all about using the basics to create dishes that are anything but ordinary.

Kelsey's Essentials - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-11-06

Kelsey's Essentials - W.S.Q. (album) - Netflix

W.S.Q. is an album released in 1982. It was the third album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet and the second to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. The album features performances and compositions by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray. The album was identified by Chris Kelsey in his Allmusic essay “Free Jazz: A Subjective History” as one of the 20 Essential Free Jazz Albums.

Kelsey's Essentials - Personnel - Netflix

Hamiet Bluiett — baritone saxophone Julius Hemphill — alto saxophone Oliver Lake — alto saxophone David Murray — tenor saxophone

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Martin Shaw: Aviators - Netflix

Martin Shaw assembles a squad to restore his crashed Boeing Stearman Biplane.

Martin Shaw: Aviators - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-12-05

Martin Shaw: Aviators - Early Birds of Aviation - Netflix

The Early Birds of Aviation is an organization devoted to the history of early pilots. The organization was started in 1928 and accepted a membership of 598 pioneering aviators. Membership was limited to those who piloted a glider, gas balloon, or airplane, prior to December 17, 1916, covering the entirety of the pioneer era of aviation, and just over two years into World War I. The cutoff date was set at December 17 to correspond to the first flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright. 1916 was chosen as a cutoff because a large number of people were trained in 1917 as pilots for World War I. Twelve of the aviators were women. The original organization dissolved once the last living member had died. This occurred with the death of 99-year-old George D. Grundy Jr. on May 19, 1998. The organization was restarted and is devoted to collecting and publishing biographies on those who met the 1916 deadline. There were many pilots who soloed before the 1916 deadline who never applied to the club to be members. Some have been made honorary members.

Martin Shaw: Aviators - I, J - Netflix

Leslie Leroy Irvin (1895–1966) Edwin Kenneth Jaquith (1892–1984) William C. Jenkins (?–1957) of Staten Island, New York City. Shakir Saliba Jerwan (1881–1942) Christian Johanssen (?–?) Major General Davenport Johnson (1890–1963) Edward Albert Johnson (1885–1949) Frank M. Johnson (?–1961). On February 12, 1910 he became the first native Californian to own and fly an airplane. James M. Johnson (1885–?). He was born July 19, 1885 in Helena, Arkansas to Belle T. and James B. Johnson. He married Cornelia Spencer on June 25, 1912. Louis Johnson (?–1963) Robert R. Johnson (1891–1959). He was born in 1891. He was awarded Fédération Aéronautique Internationale certificate number 205 in 1913. He died in St. Louis, Missouri on November 5, 1959. Victor G. Johnson (?–1983) Walter Ellsworth Johnson (1889–1961) Archibald B. Johnston (?–1950) Byron Quinby Jones (1888–1959) Ernest LaRue Jones (1882–1955) Harry M. Jones (1890–1973) Assen Jordanoff (1896–1967)

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Mom & Me - Netflix

On Mom & Me, mother-and-son duo Karrie and Tristan Trowbridge combine their skills to restore neglected houses in Bend, Oregon. While Karrie claims the general contractor and designer roles, Tristan is her worksite muscle and protege. From beat-up bungalows to lackluster log homes, together they find and transform overlooked properties into one-of-a-kind homes.

Mom & Me - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-08-27

Mom & Me - Maya Angelou - Netflix

Maya Angelou ( ( listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, nightclub dancer and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. In 1982, she was named the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” (1993) at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961. With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of black culture. Her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide, although attempts have been made to ban her books from some U.S. libraries. Angelou's most celebrated works have been labeled as autobiographical fiction, but many critics consider them to be autobiographies. She made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing and expanding the genre. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family and travel.

Mom & Me - Death - Netflix

Angelou died on the morning of May 28, 2014. She was found by her nurse. Although Angelou had reportedly been in poor health and had canceled recent scheduled appearances, she was working on another book, an autobiography about her experiences with national and world leaders. During her memorial service at Wake Forest University, her son Guy Johnson stated that despite being in constant pain due to her dancing career and respiratory failure, she wrote four books during the last ten years of her life. He said, “She left this mortal plane with no loss of acuity and no loss in comprehension.” Tributes to Angelou and condolences were paid by artists, entertainers, and world leaders, including President Bill Clinton, and President Barack Obama, whose sister was named after Angelou. Harold Augenbraum, from the National Book Foundation, said that Angelou's “legacy is one that all writers and readers across the world can admire and aspire to.” The week after Angelou's death, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings rose to number 1 on Amazon.com's bestseller list. On May 29, 2014, Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, of which Angelou was a member for 30 years, held a public memorial service to honor her. On June 7, a private memorial service was held at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. The memorial was shown live on local stations in the Winston-Salem/Triad area and streamed live on the university web site with speeches from her son, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton. On June 15, a memorial was held at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, where Angelou was a member for many years. Rev. Cecil Williams, Mayor Ed Lee, and former mayor Willie Brown spoke. On October 5, 2014, a major tribute entitled Maya Angelou: A Celebration, scripted by Margaret Busby and directed by Paulette Randall, took place in London's Royal Festival Hall; chaired by Jon Snow and Moira Stuart, it featured contributions from artists including Adjoa Andoh, Angel Coulby, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicola Hughes, Ella Odedina, NITROvox, Roderick Williams and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. In 2015 a United States Postal Service stamp was issued commemorating Maya Angelou with the Joan Walsh Anglund quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”, though the stamp mistakenly attributes the quote to Angelou. The quote is from Anglund's book of poems A Cup of Sun (1967). On April 4, 2018, Google presented a doodle to honor her 90th birthday.

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Teen Mom 3 - Netflix

Teen Mom 3 is a spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 and Pregnant. We are following the stories of Mackenzie, Katie, Briana, and Alex from the fourth season of 16 and Pregnant who are facing the challenges of their first years of motherhood.

Teen Mom 3 - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-08-26

Teen Mom 3 - 16 and Pregnant - Netflix

16 and Pregnant is an American reality television series that aired from June 11, 2009 to July 1, 2014, on MTV. It followed the stories of pregnant teenage girls in high school dealing with the hardships of teenage pregnancy. Each episode featured a different teenage girl, with the episode typically beginning when she is ​4 1⁄2 – 8 months into her pregnancy. The episode typically ends when the baby is a few months old. The series is produced in a documentary format, with an animation on notebook paper showing highlights during each episode preceding the commercial breaks. 16 and Pregnant has spawned four spin-off series: Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2, Teen Mom 3 and Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. Each series follows the lives of four girls from their respective season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their first years of motherhood. The fifth season premiered on April 14, 2014.

Teen Mom 3 - Reception and impact - Netflix

Based on a preview of the show's first three episodes, The New York Times called the series a “documentary-style series about real-life Junos who are not scoring in the 99th percentile on the verbal portion of their SATs... despite its showcasing of the grim, hard work of single mothering.” In 2011, the Social Security Administration reported that the names of one of the featured mothers and her son, “Maci” and “Bentley”, were the names that saw the greatest increase in frequency over the past year. While there is still debate on whether or not the show “glamorizes teen pregnancy”, the intended goal of the show was to bring attention to what teen pregnancy is really like and promote the practice of safe sex. A study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research and published in 2014 suggests a correlation between the premiere of the show in 2009 and a 5.7% decrease in teen births in the 18 months following the premiere. It is still unknown whether this was due to the premiere of 16 and Pregnant or the recent economic decline. Later research suggests that the conclusions of the study were unwarranted and that 16 and Pregnant was unlikely to have had a dramatic effect on birth rates. In 2016, a The New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that “similar to Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant is more popular in rural parts of the country”.

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Ice Road Rescue - Netflix

The mountain passes of Norway are some of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe.

And when winter hits, the transport roads turn into treacherous bobsleigh tracks with trucks and cars skidding and sliding everywhere, blocking vital trade routes and in extreme cases, causing fatal accidents.

But never fear, up and down Norway there are brigades of brave rescue workers, who work around the clock to keep the roads safe and open.

It takes a special breed of men to pull off the perfect Ice Road Rescue...from a driver smuggling nappies (of all things!) out of Norway, to a truck in trouble full of fresh fish threatening to go bad – the rescue teams of Norway have their work cut out in this nail-biting series!

Ice Road Rescue - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-08-31

Ice Road Rescue - Rescue of Bat 21 Bravo - Netflix

The rescue of Bat 21 Bravo, the call sign for Iceal “Gene” Hambleton, a navigator aboard an EB-66 aircraft shot down behind North Vietnamese lines, was the “largest, longest, and most complex search-and-rescue” operation during the Vietnam War. Five additional aircraft were shot down during rescue attempts, directly resulting in the deaths of 11 airmen, the capture of two others, and another airman trying to evade capture. On April 2, 1972, the Easter Offensive, the largest combined arms operation of the entire Vietnam War, was in its third day. An early morning flight of two United States Air Force EB-66 aircraft was led by Bat 20, piloted by Lt. Col. Robert Singletary. Hambleton was a navigator aboard Bat 21. The two aircraft were escorting a cell of three B-52s. Bat 21 was configured to gather signals intelligence, including identifying North Vietnamese anti-aircraft radar installations to enable jamming. Bat 21 was destroyed by an SA-2 surface-to-air missile and Hambleton was the only survivor, parachuting behind the front lines into a battlefield filled with thousands of North Vietnamese Army soldiers.

Hambleton had Top Secret access to Strategic Air Command operations and was an expert in surface-to-air missile countermeasures. The North Vietnamese Army may have possessed information about his presence in Vietnam and his capture would have meant a huge intelligence bonanza for the Soviet Union. Hambleton and 1st Lt. Mark Clark, who was shot down during rescue operations, were finally recovered from behind the front lines on two different nights in daring, covert, night-time rescues carried out by U.S. Navy SEAL Thomas R. Norris and VNN commandos. For their actions in rescuing the two men, Norris was awarded the Medal of Honor and VNN Petty Officer Nguyen Van Kiet was recognized with the Navy Cross. Nguyen was the only South Vietnamese naval officer given that award during the war. The Air Force did not put limits on what it took to rescue a downed airman. The direct and indirect cost of rescuing Hambleton was enormous and became a watershed event in Air Force search and rescue. To prevent friendly fire incidents, the Americans imposed a standard no-fire zone within a 27 kilometers (17 mi) radius of Hambleton and diverted aircraft to aid in his rescue. It is likely that South Vietnamese soldiers indirectly died as a result of their inability to obtain fire support. The added deaths, loss of aircraft, and length of the rescue operation led the USAF to change the way they planned and conducted search and rescue missions. As a result, they developed new techniques and equipment to improve their ability to rescue downed airmen.

Ice Road Rescue - Casualties - Netflix

As a direct result of the rescue operation, five aircraft were lost, 11 people were killed, and two were captured. Additional aircraft were seriously damaged. Hambleton wrote from an Air Force hospital after he was rescued. “I had to stand by and watch six young men die trying to save my life. It was a hell of a price to pay for one life. I'm very sorry.” His rescue was, according to Stars and Stripes, “the biggest U.S. air rescue effort of the war.” During the entire Vietnam War, search and rescue forces saved 3,883 lives at the cost of 71 rescuers and 45 aircraft.

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Complex Closets - Netflix

Complex Closets is a look at the clothes and sneaker collections of pop-culture personalities, hosted by Complex's Joe La Puma.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: None

Complex Closets - Solo: A Star Wars Story - Netflix

Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film based on the Star Wars character Han Solo. Directed by Ron Howard, it was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the second Star Wars anthology film following 2016's Rogue One. The plot takes place over ten years prior to the events of A New Hope, and explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, as the pair are involved in a heist within the criminal underworld and meet a young Lando Calrissian. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. George Lucas began development on the film in 2012. He commissioned Lawrence Kasdan to write the screenplay, which was completed by his son Jonathan after Kasdan was hired to write Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios, under the direction of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The pair left the project in June 2017 after reportedly being fired over “creative differences” with Lucasfilm, and Howard took over directing duties. With an estimated production budget of around $275 million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made, and will need to gross at least $500 million to break even. The film had its world premiere in Los Angeles on May 10, 2018, and also screened on May 15 at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, before its United States release on May 25, 2018 in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. It has grossed $357 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics, with praise for the cast (particularly Ehrenreich and Glover), visuals and action sequences, although many noted that the film added “nothing new” to the Star Wars franchise.

Complex Closets - Critical response - Netflix

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, Solo has an approval rating of 71% based on 351 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, “A flawed yet fun and fast-paced space adventure, Solo: A Star Wars Story should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theater door.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on reviews from 54 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it an 89% overall positive score and a 73% “definite recommend”. Writing for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers gave the film 2.5 stars out of 4, complimenting the cast but criticizing the lack of creativity, saying, “somehow Han Solo – the roguish Star Wars hellion famous for breaking all the rules – finds himself in a feel-good movie that doesn't break any.” Bernard Boo of PopMatters wrote, “If what you want from a Star Wars movie is an action-adventure romp, and the last two movies in the franchise (The Last Jedi and Rogue One) felt a little too dreary and heavy on pathos, Solo is sure to lift your spirits and give you more thrills than you can handle. Some of the action sequences are seriously breathtaking and will keep you teetering on the edge of your seat.” A. O. Scott of The New York Times said, “It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it also holds whatever irreverent, anarchic impulses it might possess in careful check.” He noted that it is “a curiously low-stakes blockbuster, in effect a filmed Wikipedia page”. Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter praised the cast and production values but felt the film as a whole felt too safe, writing, “while Ehrenreich's Solo proves adept at maneuvering the Millennium Falcon out of some tight spots, the picture itself follows a safely predictable course. Missing here are the sort of plot-related or visual curveballs thrown by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi or Gareth Edwards with Rogue One.” For the New York Post, Johnny Oleksinski gave the film one star out of a possible four, writing that while Glover was “amusing” in his role, Ehrenreich was “given an impossible task: to make us forget about Harrison Ford, easily the most iconic action hero in modern cinema.” Kevin Scott from Exclaim! echoed the sentiment that Ehrenreich did not have the same “ineffable everyman” quality that Ford had, giving the film 4/10 and saying, “The villain is a generically icy figure with vague plans and hollow threats, the twists and turns are fairly predictable and the entire story is one that — unlike superior fellow Star Wars stand-alone Rogue One — has few meaningful connections to other Star Wars stories beyond the hollow reverence for what has come before.”

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Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - Netflix

Jeff Lewis is a real estate speculator known as the star of the Bravo series Flipping Out, in which he buys and renovates luxury houses before selling them for a profit as well as serves as a consultant for clients' home design projects. Now, he moves into his clients' homes and serves as a home therapist along with his assistant, Jenni, and his loyal housekeeper, Zoila. The trio takes over a home to not only redesign the space but also the homeowners' lives. After observing the homeowners, Lewis diagnoses their problems with a goal of improving them inside and out.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-03-14

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - Ross Mathews - Netflix

Ross Mathews (born September 24, 1979) is an American television personality known as an intern and a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he was known as “Ross the Intern”. Mathews has subsequently appeared on Celebrity Fit Club, The Insider, Celebrity Big Brother, and as a weekly panelist on Chelsea Lately. He is currently working on the shows Hollywood Today Live, RuPaul's Drag Race and Live from E!.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - Early life - Netflix

Mathews graduated in 2002 from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California, where he majored in communications and was a speech and debate competitor.

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UFO Hunters - Netflix

The new HD series is a spin-off from the network's hit program UFO Hunters which premiered in 2005. UFO Hunters airs new episodes every Wednesday at 10PM/9C on The History Channel®. The team's access to UFO evidence is unparalleled and their expertise allows them to quickly identify bogus claims of UFOs. Together, they use eyewitness accounts, scientific experimentation, documents recently released through the Freedom of Information Act and footage that has never been seen before on television to piece together compelling — and at times chilling — evidence of UFO phenomena. Join UFO Hunters Bill Birnes, Pat Uskert, Dr. Ted Acworth, and Jeff Tomlinson as they separate fact from fallacy.

UFO Hunters - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-01-30

UFO Hunters - UFO Hunters - Netflix

UFO Hunters is an American television series that premiered on January 30, 2008 on The History Channel, produced by Motion Picture Production Inc., and ran for three seasons. Jon Alon Walz was the Executive Producer of the show and was responsible for selling the series to History Channel after a bidding war for the rights to the show broke out between History Channel and Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy). The concept for the show was tested in a segment of History Channel's 2006 UFO special entitled “Deep Sea UFOs”, produced by Motion Picture Production Inc, which featured two of the final four cast members. “UFO Hunters” was not a direct spin-off from a 2005 History Channel special with the same title, but they did use images from the 2005 special to promote the premiere of the new series. The tagline of the show is: Hoax or History? The series should not be confused with a similarly themed and titled Ghost Hunters, a special that debuted the same day and time on the Sci-Fi Channel, (now SyFy), and created by the producers of Ghost Hunters, but which only aired one episode. In the US, History Channel only released the first two seasons on DVD in the correct airdate order. However, the format was only released in full screen (1:33:1) instead of wide screen. In the UK, History Channel released the third and final season on DVD however, the episodes were released in the incorrect airdate order. In a 2011 interview with podcaster Jim Harold, William J. Birnes claimed that after the Dulce Base episode aired, the show was canceled by top level executives at History Channel.

UFO Hunters - Season 1 (2008) - Netflix

Season 1 aired from January 30, 2008 to May 7, 2008.

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Preachers of Detroit - Netflix

The series focuses on seven men and women of the cloth who share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit. Leading up to the series debut, Oxygen will air two hour-long specials featuring Minister Deitrick Haddon from Preachers of L.A. as he returns to his hometown of Detroit to reunite with his family and help the community. In addition, fans can access even more exclusive content on Video On Demand including bonus footage and interviews with the cast beginning on February 12. "Preachers of Detroit" follows the strong and resilient pastors who are not afraid to push boundaries in their communities from the challenges of being a woman bishop in a field that is dominated by men to keeping faith alive in a city that has faced tremendous hardship.

Preachers of Detroit - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-13

Preachers of Detroit - List of songs about Detroit - Netflix

This list of songs about Detroit contains any songs about or involving the city of Detroit.

Preachers of Detroit - C - Netflix

“Cadillac Assembly Line” - Albert King “Can't Tame The Lion” - Journey “Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue” - Karen Newman “C-I-T-Y” - John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “City of Boom” - Detroit Most Wanted “Crank Dat Icewood” - Johnny King

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Bounty Wars - Netflix

When a fugitive skips court and goes on the run, bail bonds companies are on the hook for the money. To motivate bounty hunters to find the accused and recover their cash, these companies create competitions. Bounty Wars tells the stories of these real competitions. In a race against the clock, three bounty hunting teams from California-based Bad Boys Bail Bonds are given five days to put a list of accused in custody while earning big bucks for taking big chances.

Bounty Wars - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-07-08

Bounty Wars - Boba Fett - Netflix

Boba Fett is a fictional character and bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise. In the original trilogy of films, he is featured in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as a minion employed by both Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt, and makes a minor appearance in the altered version of the original film. In the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones establishes his origin as an unaltered clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett raised as his son; Boba's storyline from this film is continued in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Boba Fett is also extensively featured in many works of the formerly-canon Star Wars Legends continuity, in which he is notably shown surviving his supposed death from Return of the Jedi, among other feats and adventures. The character is known for the cult following based around him.

Bounty Wars - Standalone film - Netflix

On February 6, 2013, Entertainment Weekly reported that Disney and Lucasfilm were developing a stand-alone film featuring Boba Fett which would take place either between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back or between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, with Josh Trank set to direct. In November 2016, Disney announced that their contract with Trank was terminated due to his behavior on the set of Fantastic Four. It was reported that the film was still in early development stages at Lucasfilm with the company planning to shoot the film in London, telling the origin story of Fett. In May 2018, it was announced that James Mangold signed on to write and direct the Boba Fett film.

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Stranded with a Million Dollars - Netflix

Stranded with a Million Dollars drops 10 adventurers on an island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a million dollars in cash. Those who survive for 40 days filled with gut-wrenching journeys and demanding physical challenges will split the money as their prize. The catch? They can buy all of the survival supplies and creature comforts they desire, but everything is crazy expensive (think \$30K for a tent), all decisions to make a purchase require a group majority and the cost comes out of their shared prize money.

Stranded with a Million Dollars - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-21

Stranded with a Million Dollars - List of The Six Million Dollar Man episodes - Netflix

This is a list of episodes and TV-movies for The Six Million Dollar Man. The episodes of The Bionic Woman that make up the crossovers are noted below.

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Major League Fishing's General Tire All Angles - Netflix

Major League Fishing's General Tire All Angles tells the story of Major League Fishing from a new perspective. We've seen the game from the boat, now we bring it to you from the parking lots, boat ramps anywhere inside the MLF footprint when the events roll into town.

Major League Fishing's General Tire All Angles - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-11

Major League Fishing's General Tire All Angles - Major League Fishing - Netflix

Major League Fishing (MLF) is a professional bass fishing league and television show that airs on Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network and Discovery Channel. The league was established in partnership between the Professional Bass Tour Anglers' Association (PBTAA) and Outdoor Channel as an answer to other professional fishing tournaments that the anglers compete in. The show focuses on personalities and struggles of anglers in competition rather than purely on results. Major League Fishing was the top-rated show on Outdoor Channel and is different from other professional fishing tournaments in that the events are catch and release and fisherman have a constant update on how fellow competitors are doing through iPads on their boats. Additionally, anglers do not know where they are going before the day of the competition. The new style of tournament fishing was designed with conservation in mind, which is why fish are weighed and instantly released, anglers are not allowed to land fish or cradle them to their body and fish are never kept in the boat's live well. The shows are fished without revealing results instantly, as the results are shown when the television program airs. Major League Fishing headquarters are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Major League Fishing's General Tire All Angles - Events - Netflix

Major League Fishing has two independent competitions, the Selects and Cups, which are each fished by a different set of 24 anglers. The Cup anglers also compete for a chance to fish the MLF World Championship, which aired on CBS in June and July 2017. Cup events feature 3 days of competitions between 10 anglers, with the top 4 advancing from each day of competition into a Sudden Death Round. In the Sudden Death Rounds, the first 3 anglers to hit a designated “cut weight” receive a spot in the Championship Round, which is winner-take-all.

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FanAddicts! - Netflix

FanAddicts! is a fun and eye-opening look at movie fandom taken to the extreme that actually gets into what drives these fans to collect, said Lisa Lucas, Executive Producer of Original Programming at ReelzChannel. While there is always an element of passion and dedication, what sets the FanAddicts! apart is that these fans have an insatiable thirst for more. We're also excited to have classic Batman Adam West as the voice of the series given he is the ultimate kitsch superhero and makes for a perfect pairing with beguiling, guilty pleasure TV.

FanAddicts! - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-08-28

FanAddicts! - 28 Days (film) - Netflix

28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation for alcoholism. The film costars Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Steve Buscemi, and Diane Ladd.

FanAddicts! - Cast - Netflix

Sandra Bullock as Gwen Cummings: the film's protagonist; a newspaper columnist with drug and alcohol problems Azura Skye as Andrea Delaney: a 17-year-old heroin addict Dominic West as Jasper: Gwen's boyfriend and an alcoholic; he considers Gwen's recovery a joke Viggo Mortensen as Eddie Boone: a patient in rehab and a famous baseball player, who is addicted to alcohol, drugs, and sex Elizabeth Perkins as Lily Cummings: Gwen's older sister who gets married at the beginning of the film Alan Tudyk as Gerhardt: a patient in rehab and a dancer Reni Santoni as Daniel: a patient in rehab a former doctor Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Roshanda: a patient in rehab and a mother of two young children Diane Ladd as Bobbie Jean: an elderly patient in rehab Mike O'Malley as Oliver: a patient in rehab and a sex addict Steve Buscemi as Cornell Shaw: a recovering addict who now works as one of the counselors in the rehab clinic Margo Martindale as Betty: the clinic's receptionist Susan Krebs as Evelyn: the clinic's psychologist who leads all of the group meetings Elijah Kelley as Darnell: one of Roshanda's children

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Battle on the Block - Netflix

Battle on the Block is a fun, character-driven home makeover show where three neighboring families compete against one another in an effort to design and build one new room from scratch, all in the span of a single weekend! The winner not only gets \$10,000 but also bragging rights in the neighborhood.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-04-10

Battle on the Block - Big Brother 16 (U.S.) - Netflix

Big Brother 16 is the sixteenth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. The new season premiered on June 25, 2014 on CBS. It is the first season of the series to be broadcast in high definition. The season premiere was a two-night event, with the premiere episode airing on June 25 and the next episode airing on June 26. On August 4, 2014, it was announced that the 90-minute season finale would take place on September 24, 2014, making the length of the season 97 days. On September 24, Derrick Levasseur won the game in a 7-2 vote against Cody Calafiore.

Battle on the Block - Viewing figures - Netflix

^Note 1 : Episode 18 was delayed to 8:08pm ET/7:08pm CT due to CBS coverage of the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. ^Note 2 : Episode 21 was delayed to 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT due to CBS coverage of the 2014 PGA Championship. ^Note 3 : Episode 36 was delayed to 8:52pm ET/7:52pm CT due to CBS coverage of NFL Football.

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Odd Folks Home - Netflix

This series steps into the lives of the intriguing customers that frequent Obscura Antiques & Oddities. These oddball customers are taking us into uncharted territories, as they tour their own home, showing off their unusual collections. These odd characters have a passion and expertise for their collections of scientific artifacts. Our guides will recount tales of their favorite collections, from antique automatrons to taxidermied beasts. In this show no two collections are the same! After years of careful hunting, these collections have shocking monetary and scientific value.

Odd Folks Home - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-22

Odd Folks Home - Cool Jerk - Netflix

“Cool Jerk” is a song written by Donald Storball and originally performed by The Capitols. Released in 1966, it reached No. 2 on the American Rhythm & Blues Singles chart, No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the Canadian Singles Chart. The backing track for this song was actually recorded (secretly) by the Motown house band The Funk Brothers. Per one of the Funk Brothers, the song was originally to be called “Pimp Jerk.” This was taken from watching neighborhood pimps, who would dance in the clubs, but were too “cool” to do the jerk like regular folks. The producer was afraid that a song with the word pimp in the title would be banned or not receive much positive attention, and had the title changed to its current form. The Go-Go's, The Outsiders, Todd Rundgren, Big Trouble, Human Sexual Response, The La De Das, The Creation, The Tremeloes, and The Coasters have covered the song. Todd Rundgren did his version in an odd time signature (7/4), giving an obviously jerky feel to the song. The Go-Go's covered the song for their 1982 album Vacation and later re-recorded it for their 1990 album Greatest. A demo that pre-dates their Vacation recording was released on their 1994 compilation Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's. In the feature film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Frank McCallister (Gerry Bamman) sings “Cool Jerk” in the shower. A version of the song with different lyrics (“Do the Cool Whip”) is used in Cool Whip commercials. A recording of “Cool Jerk” by Ricardo Ray is featured in the feature film Donnie Brasco (1997). The song features in the film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, performed by the Funk Brothers with lead vocals by Bootsy Collins. The song is heard briefly in the animated feature, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Despite this reason, it is listed in some variations of the film's soundtrack.

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A Taste of Britain - Netflix

Food programme exploring specialities from around Britain.

A Taste of Britain - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-09-01

A Taste of Britain - Bad Taste - Netflix

Bad Taste is a 1987 science-fiction comedy horror splatter film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who also made most of the makeup and special effects. Produced on a low budget, it is Jackson's first feature film. Jackson and friends take on most of the key roles, both on and off-screen. The plotline sees aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise, where they face off against a four-man paramilitary force, of which at least one member appears to have gone insane. It was a film that provided Jackson with the necessary leverage needed to advance in the industry. Since its release, Bad Taste has become a cult film and has received generally positive reviews.

A Taste of Britain - Controversy - Netflix

The banning of an already cut version of Bad Taste in Queensland, Australia, three weeks into its run, led to the firing and dissolution of the Queensland Film Board of Review in 1990. The film had to be trimmed for release in Australia at the time, as the OFLC felt the gore too excessive. When the film was released on Home Video in Australia, the cover had the words “BANNED IN QUEENSLAND” printed onto the top left corner of it. The uncut version was released by Universal Home Entertainment on DVD in 2004. Apart from the uncut version, there is a heavily cut FSK 18-rated and an even more censored FSK 12-rated version in Germany available on DVD. The former is cut by approximately 6 minutes, the latter by approximately 10 minutes. The film was finally released theatrically in 2000, thirteen years after its production. The German posters used the advertising tagline “from the director of the Lord of the Rings”.

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Don't Be Tardy... - Netflix

From high school graduations to wedding bells, both Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Caroline Manzo must learn to let go and let live as their children embark on the next chapter of their lives. This season on Don't Be Tardy... : Kim's life continues to speed up as she juggles six kids, three new dogs and a possible move from Atlanta for Kroy's football career. This season is all about growing up as Kim and Kroy's eldest daughter Brielle graduates from high school and begins to plan life outside of the nest, while Ariana continues amaze her parents with her work ethic, but also terrify them with her boy-crazy behavior. Always the matchmaker, Kim continues to help her friends with their love lives, from the family Chef, Tracey, to her confidant and stylist, Shun, she is determined to find their soulmates. As Brielle's relationship with her boyfriend, Slade, gets more serious, Kim and Kroy want to get to know the potential "in-laws" better and bring the two families together for some fun in the sun. With family trips to Destin, Florida, Los Angeles and Kim's hometown of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, this Biermann bonanza is chalk-full of hilarity and hijinks, so hold on to your wigs for a wild ride in "Don't Be Tardy...".

Don't Be Tardy... - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-04-26

Don't Be Tardy... - Don't Be Tardy - Netflix

Don't Be Tardy is an American reality television series that premiered on April 26, 2012, as Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding on Bravo, making it the first spin-off of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Inside West Coast Customs - Netflix

Inside West Coast Customs revolves around famed car customizer, Ryan Friedlinghaus, and his crew as they transformed ordinary, factory model vehicles into extraordinary, customized vehicles.

Inside West Coast Customs - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-02-20

Inside West Coast Customs - Inside West Coast Customs - Netflix

Inside West Coast Customs is a car remodeling reality television show based in Burbank, California. The series revolves around car customizer Ryan Friedlinghaus and his staff at West Coast Customs as they transform ordinary, factory-model vehicles into extraordinary, fully customized vehicles. The show has featured cameo appearances by celebrities that include Shaquille O'Neal, Mark Wahlberg, will.i.am, Justin Bieber and Conan O'Brien. The first season of Inside West Coast Customs consisted of 11 episodes which originally aired in 2011. The second season's 16 episodes followed in 2012. The third season had a production run of five episodes which were originally broadcast from February 2013 to March 2013. Following season 3, the show briefly dropped the Inside from the name and changed networks to Fox Sports 2. For it's seventh season, Inside West Coast Customs kept its original name and moved to Velocity. Inside West Coast Customs is now showing it's 8th season in 2018.

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! - Netflix

Untucked: All Stars is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway. See what happens behind the scenes when the queens let their tucks breathe... and let their emotions flow.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-10-22

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! - RuPaul's Drag Race (season 4) - Netflix

The fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on January 30, 2012, with cast members announced November 13, 2011. The winner of season four headlined Logo's Drag Race Tour featuring Absolut Vodka, won a one-of-a-kind trip, a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics, and a cash prize of $100,000. Like the last season, Santino Rice & Billy B (Billy Brasfield), celebrity makeup artist and star of the HGTV mini-series Hometown Renovation, shared the same seat at the judges table alternatively, Brasfield filling in for Rice when needed. Both judges appeared side-by-side in the audience during the “Reunited” episode. The theme song playing during the runway every episode was “Glamazon” and the song played during the credits was “The Beginning”, both from RuPaul's album Glamazon. The winner of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Sharon Needles, with Chad Michaels and Phi Phi O'Hara being the runners-up, making it the first time in the shows history to have two runners-up. Chad Michaels and Latrice Royale competed on the first season of All Stars. Latrice placed 7th/8th overall with season 3 contestant Manila Luzon. Chad won the competition. Phi Phi O'Hara competed on the second season of All Stars. She placed 7th overall.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! - Reception - Netflix

The premiere episode of season four averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, totaling 481,000 viewers, and ranked as the highest-rated premiere in Logo's network history. Untucked totalled 254,000 viewers, marking the companion show's most watched debut. During the evening of the premiere, the show registered eight US trending topics on Twitter (including Jiggly Caliente, Sharon Needles, Phi Phi O'Hara, and Latrice Royale) and reached a 7th place ranking on Trendrr. Leading up to the first episode, the show's Facebook page saw an 89% increase (earning over half a million fans). The season finale scored a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and drew 601,000 viewers total, while the reunion episode became the highest rated episode of the season. Season four's “RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited” was also the highest-rated reunion in the franchise's history, seeing a 33% increase in the 18-49 demographic compared to season three. The reunion registered five trending topics on Twitter (including Sharon Needles, Phi Phi, Willam, and a new portmanteau Willam introduced to the show: “RuPaulogize”), and ranked 4th among non-sports cable programs for the night on Trendrr. During season 4, the show's Twitter following increased by 77%, and the Facebook page accrued a 36% increase in likes. TV.com also declared it was the best reality show on television.

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The Getaway - Netflix

Anyone can be a tourist, but experiencing a city like a local takes a great guide. From executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production comes THE GETAWAY, a new original series that explores the world's greatest cities through the eyes of a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities who know them inside and out. Each hour-long episode of the 10-part series THE GETAWAY follows a celeb to their favorite place on earth, where they provide the inside track on the best things to do, food to eat, and places to hang out. They'll hit the streets and enjoy the life of a local, doing what they do, eating what they eat, and going where they go.

The Getaway - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-25

The Getaway - The Getaway (video game) - Netflix

The Getaway is an action-adventure open world video game developed by Team Soho and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. The Getaway is inspired by British gangland films Get Carter and Snatch. Initially, the release of the game was to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation 2 in 2000, but was delayed by 27 months due to the difficulty of re-creating large areas of London in high resolution. The game focuses on two characters each with their own plot settings, being an ex-bank robber, Mark Hammond and a police officer in service with the Flying Squad, Detective Constable Frank Carter with both plots running parallel and intersecting before concluding in the finale of the game. A sequel entitled The Getaway: Black Monday was released in 2004.

The Getaway - Ban in Australia - Netflix

Originally released uncut with a MA15+, it was later resubmitted and banned due to a scene of detailed torture. A censored version omitting this scene was later released with a MA15+.

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Project Runway Junior - Netflix

It's time for a different set of school supplies - scissors, sewing machines and fabric! The new school year brings the freshman class of young designers in the inaugural season of Project Runway Junior (#ProjectRunwayJunior). This next generation of up-and-coming fashionistas, ages 13 to 17, will be mentored by Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn who co-hosts alongside supermodel Hannah Davis. Kelly Osbourne, designer Christian Siriano and executive fashion editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine Aya Kanai, serve as judges to determine who will make the grade. Actress Bella Thorne joins panel as guest judge for the final challenge.

Project Runway Junior - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-12

Project Runway Junior - Kelly Osbourne - Netflix

Kelly Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, as well as on E!'s Fashion Police, where she was a presenter from 2010 to 2015. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. She is the voice of Hildy Gloom in the Disney XD animated series The 7D. She is also a judge on both Australia's Got Talent and Project Runway Junior.

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Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House - Netflix

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House is a continuation of Celebrity Rehab, in which celebrities with substance addictions transition from a drug-rehabilitation center to a less structured, drug-free, sober living home, which is housed in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The facility, at which the recovering addicts stay for 30 days, is run by House Manager Jennifer Gimenez and rehab tech Will Smith, a former stuntman. Bob Forrest serves as the head counselor. Dr. Drew Pinsky provides outpatient counseling to the recovering addicts during their time in the house.

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-01-15

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House - Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew - Netflix

Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew is a VH1 reality television show that documents people being treated for sexual addiction by Dr. Drew Pinsky and his staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California. Premiering on November 1, 2009, Sex Rehab was a spin-off of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, in which Pinsky treats celebrities for substance abuse.

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House - Staff - Netflix

Dr. Drew Pinsky - Pinsky is the star of the show, and the lead specialist who treats the patients. A board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, he rose to fame as the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, Loveline, and star of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, of which Sex Rehab is a spinoff. Jill Vermeire, MFT - A sex addiction therapist. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #41255) who received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. Selma - Lead Technician. She was fired in Episode 6 following an altercation between her and patient Kari Ann Peniche. Louis - Resident Technician. Dr. John Sealy - A psychiatrist who appears in two episodes for one-on-one sessions with Kari Ann and Duncan. According to cast member Duncan Roy, he also acts as a consultant for the production. Shelly Sprague - An alumna of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Shelly is a Resident Technician who runs the floor, and a recovering addict herself. She met Pinsky through Bob Forrest, a fellow recovering addict and colleague of Drew's with whom Sprague used to do drugs. She runs a center at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. Nicknamed “The Shark”, she arrives in Episode 6 to replace Selma.

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Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth - Netflix

A nightly recap of all the latest goings-on in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house with a lively debate and viewer participation show.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2005-01-07

Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth - List of Big Brother (UK) shows - Netflix

This is a complete list of shows about and relating to Big Brother UK and Celebrity Big Brother.

Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth - Live from the House - Netflix

Celebrity Big Brother: Live from the House was a one-hour show airing straight after the Live Eviction show on Channel 5, at 10 pm on 5*. The show focuses on the aftermath of the eviction. The show airs before spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side, which airs at 11 pm. It first aired as part of Celebrity Big Brother 9's schedule. The programme featured one hour of “live” streaming, which was absent from both Celebrity Big Brother 8 and Big Brother 12.

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Cha$e - Netflix

Cha\$e is an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat reality competition show that pits a group of contestants against each other in the quest for a cash prize, while being stalked by relentless "hunters". Based on a successful Japanese format from Fuji Television, the action takes place over 60 minutes of real time in various landmark locations. As the clock winds down, the competition gets harder as more hunters appear on the streets, the game perimeter gets smaller, and tasks are assigned that test fraying nerves. Contestants earn money for every second they "stay alive", but if they are overrun by a hunter they lose everything. When only minutes remain in the game a final clue to the game's exit point is revealed, and the first contestant to make it to that spot wins the prize.

Cha$e - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-11

Cha$e - Cha-cha-chá (music) - Netflix

Cha-cha-chá is a genre of Cuban music. It has been a popular dance music which developed from the Danzón-mambo in the early 1950s, and became widely popular throughout the entire world.

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Cha-cha-chá is a Cuban music genre whose creation has been traditionally attributed to Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín, who began his career playing for the charanga band Orquesta América. According to the testimony of Enrique Jorrín, he composed some danzones in which the musician of the orchestra had to sing short refrains, and this style was very successful. In the danzón “Constancia”, he introduced some montunos and the audience was motivated to join in singing the refrains. Jorrín also asked the members of the orchestra to sing in unison so the lyrics might be heard more clearly and achieve a greater impact in the audience. That way of singing also helped to mask the poor singing skills of the orchestra members. In 1948, Jorrín changed the style of a Mexican song by Guty Cárdenas, called “Nunca”, composing a separate part for the trio or montuno of danzón; and in 1951 he composed a signature cha-cha-chá, “La engañadora”. Jorrín noticed that most of the dancers had some trouble with highly syncopated rhythms and therefore he simplified the musical texture of his pieces, using as little syncopation as possible. The novel Chachachá style was born from melodies that were very easy to dance. Since its inception, cha-cha-chá music has had a close relationship with the dancer's steps. The name cha-cha-chá came into being with the help of the dancers at the Silver Star Club in Havana. When the dance was coupled to the rhythm of the music, it became evident that the dancer's feet were making a peculiar sound as they grazed the floor on three successive beats. Cha-cha-chá was an onomatopoeia to describe this sound.

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Showdown of the Unbeatables - Netflix

Each week, the very best American companies do battle with their prize products. Super strength bomb-proof glass faces off against the extremely powerful waterjet. A vacuum truck capable of pulling 360 cubic feet per minute tackles the 22,000 pound electro-lift magnet. Fireproof fabric takes on a scorching hot, military torch. Who will win the showdown each week?

Showdown of the Unbeatables - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-04

Showdown of the Unbeatables - List of Pokémon episodes (seasons 1–13) - Netflix

This is a list of episodes of the Pokémon animated series (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā?, Pocket Monsters). The division between seasons of Pokémon is based on the English version openings of each episode and may not reflect the actual production season. The English episode numbers are based on their first airing either in syndication, on the WB Television Network, Cartoon Network, or on Disney XD. Subsequent episodes of the English version follow the original Japanese order, except where banned episodes are shown.

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Vlogglebox - Netflix

Vlogglebox is a weekly, fast-turnaround series that reveals what 16 to 24-year-olds are really watching and sharing on their phones, laptops and tablets. The cast of young reviewers react to some of the most popular viral content that everyone is talking about in the week of transmission.

Vlogglebox - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-06-19

Vlogglebox - 2017 in British television - Netflix

This is a list of events that took place in 2017 relating to Television in the United Kingdom.

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Airport Security: Colombia - Netflix

We go behind the scenes at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport and take a closer look at what goes into keeping the third busiest airport in Latin America safe.

Airport Security: Colombia - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-14

Airport Security: Colombia - José María Córdova International Airport - Netflix

José María Córdova International Airport (IATA: MDE, ICAO: SKRG) is the second largest airport in Colombia after El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá in terms of infrastructure and passenger service. It is located in the city of Rionegro, 20 km south-east of the city of Medellín. It is the most important airport in the department of Antioquia, and in terms of infrastructure, it is the most important in western Colombia. It's also the main hub for low-cost airline Viva Colombia. It serves several international destinations, one of the busiest being the route to Miami International Airport. It also serves the most flown route within Colombia: Rionegro-Bogota, which is mainly operated by Avianca, Copa Airlines Colombia, Viva Colombia and LATAM Colombia. In recent years, significant technology and infrastructure upgrades (like LCD screens) have been made, making it one of the most recognized airports in Colombia. It now has service to destinations in Europe and has added new destinations in South and Central America, and in the Caribbean. International destinations include the United States, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Curaçao and Spain. The airport also serves domestic flights to most major Colombian cities such as Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta and San Andres Island. Freight transport is also one of the strengths of the terminal, providing air transportation to most of the flower exports (and other products) from eastern Antioquia bound to South, Central and North America, and Europe. Since its inauguration in 1985 until 1990, the terminal had heavy passenger and cargo movement, in part because the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, located in the center of Medellín, was closed during this time. When it reopened, traffic reduced. Since 1993, however, there has been a steady increase in traffic as well as an increase in the number of airlines flying into the airport, including American Airlines, LATAM, TACA, Aerogal. As for cargo airlines, Martinair, Centurion Air Cargo, ABSA, and Florida West International Airways and national freight airlines such as Tampa Cargo, LANCO, AeroSucre have increased their flights to the terminal.The airport is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation.

Airport Security: Colombia - Modernization - Netflix

In the José María Córdova Airport anticipates the modernization plan that includes various infrastructure projects that will make this an airport terminal very attractive for tourists as for airlines. Within the works, passengers will find security systems, flight information via digital displays, high-tech communication, passenger arrival lounges with shopping, improvement in health services, improvement in firefighting services, and improvement in baggage handling systems. The objectives of the modernization and expansion plan are to ensure aviation safety and comfort of passengers and their companions, and to meet the requirements of ICAO, AEROCIVIL (the Colombian civil aviation authority) and IATA. Finally, with the transformation of José María Córdova International Airport it also seeks to contribute to the country's competitiveness through the creation of spaces that enable optimal connectivity with other cities in the world, the development of new areas that are attractive to airlines, the creation of zones that favor the encounter of citizens and compliance with new policies of quality for passengers to enjoy the best service at time of travel.

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Codes and Conspiracies - Netflix

Codes and Conspiracies unveils the startling truth and hidden history behind the world's most iconic clandestine institutions, top secret locations, and mysterious symbols.

Codes and Conspiracies - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-03-09

Codes and Conspiracies - Conspiracy to murder - Netflix

Conspiracy to murder is a statutory offence in England and Wales and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The same offence is also covered in the Canadian Criminal Code and covered by laws in various states in Australia.

Codes and Conspiracies - Canada - Netflix

Section 465 of the country's Criminal Code makes conspiracy to commit murder an indictable offence, punishable by a maximum term of life imprisonment.

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Sell This House - Netflix

This how-to reality show helps homeowners stage their too-long-on-the-market homes to sell. Prospective buyers are taped by hidden cameras during an open house, and their comments provide the basis for changes in redecorating and staging the house. After the transformation, the prospective buyers return to comment on the changes, and with luck, place bids on the home!

Sell This House - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2003-07-06

Sell This House - House Doctor - Netflix

House Doctor is a television programme, originally broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK. Each week, the House Doctor - Californian real-estate stylist, Ann Maurice - helps UK home-owners sell their houses with her industry know-how and style tips. The popularity of the show has lent the word “house doctoring” to the British English lexicon, which is similar to the American term home staging. This program is now shown in many countries around the globe, which is broadening the use and familiarity of this term.

Sell This House - History - Netflix

The show was broadcast on 24 August 1998 on Channel 5, and has run for seven seasons. The presenter for series one was William Van-Hague. The presenter for series two was Tris Payne, but he left the show to move to BBC One to present the daily morning show Real Rooms. He was replaced by Alistair Appleton for series four through seven. Maurice then became the presenter and House Doctor, and the show was extended to 60 minutes to include gardens. There have also been a series of spin-off shows and specials, including House Doctor - Top 10! things that you need to fix to sell your house, House Doctor - A-Z of Design, House Doctor: Inside and Out, House Doctor, Designs for Living, Interior Rivalry and a documentary entitled, House Doctor: We Love You! The series is regularly repeated on Channel 5 in the early hours of the morning. House Doctor returned to Channel 5 for a new series on 3 October 2016 with American interior designer Tracy Metro replacing Ann Maurice. Channel 5 have ordered 45 new episodes.

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Street Hospital - Netflix

Take one long hot summer, NZ's capital city, the general public and our paramedics - it's a recipe for carnage! Made with the support of NZ on Air

Street Hospital - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-12

Street Hospital - Jervis Street Hospital - Netflix

Jervis Street Hospital was a former hospital in Dublin, Ireland, that became part of Beaumont Hospital, which was completed in 1987. The site of the hospital in Jervis Street became the Jervis Shopping Centre.

Street Hospital - History - Netflix

The hospital was founded by six Dublin surgeons as the Charitable Infirmary in Cook St., Dublin, in 1718, at their own expense. They were: George Duany, Patrick Kelly, Nathaniel Handson, John Dowdall, Francis Donany and Peter Brenan. Ten years later they moved to a larger premises on King's Inn's Quay. In 1786, when the new Four Courts were about to be erected on the quays, a bargain was made with the Earl of Charlemont to move into his former mansion at 14 Jervis Street, and the Infirmary moved there in October 1796. Some time afterwards alterations were made in the house to suit it for hospital purposes. The hospital occupied a central place in the most populous part of the city, also being close to the markets, railway termini, goods stores and the shipping. In 1854 the nursing and internal management were placed under the control of the Sisters of Mercy. The hospital was rebuilt and enlarged in 1877. The hospital staged Araby, an oriental fête, in 1894, to raise much-needed funds. The name, Araby, would live as the title of one of James Joyce’s short stories in Dubliners.

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Tiger Team - Netflix

In the military the elite forces used to test defenses are known as tiger teams. The show follows a civilian tiger team composed of Chris Nickerson, Luke McOmie and Ryan Jones, who are hired to infiltrate organizations with the objective of testing their weaknesses to electronic, psychological, tactical, and physical threats. Attacks executed on organizations in this television show include social engineering, wired and wireless hacking, and physically breaking into buildings.

Tiger Team - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2007-12-25

Tiger Team - Tiger Team (TV series) - Netflix

Tiger Team is the name of an American television show that aired on TruTV (formerly CourtTV). The show follows a civilian tiger team composed of Chris Nickerson, Luke McOmie, and Ryan Jones, members of Alternative Technology an Information Security company from Colorado, which is hired to infiltrate organizations with the objective of testing their weaknesses to electronic, psychological, tactical, and physical threats. Attacks executed on organizations in this television show include social engineering, wired and wireless hacking, and physically breaking into buildings. Tiger Team's first two episodes aired Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 11:00 pm ET and 11:30 pm ET. The first episode is available on TruTV's website in streaming flash format. The first two episodes were re-aired, back-to-back, on June 16, 2008.

Tiger Team - Episodes - Netflix

S01E01: The Car Dealership Takedown. The Tiger Team tests the security of Symbolic Motors, an exotic car dealership located in La Jolla, California. In this episode, the Tiger Team employs two distinct social engineering attacks, one rogue wireless access point attack, and a complex physical attack to gain unabated access to sensitive customer information and millions of dollars' worth of cars on the show room floor. S01E02: 24 Karat Caper. The Tiger Team tests the security of Jason of Beverly Hills, a custom jeweler located in Beverly Hills, California. In this episode, the Tiger Team employs a social engineering attack, an RFID cloning attack, a complex physical attack, and a safe-cracking attack to gain access to millions of dollars' worth of precious gems and sensitive customer information.

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American Stuffers - Netflix

For some people, preserving the memory of a deceased pet takes more than simply displaying a few photographs. Much more, in fact, for the people who visit Xtreme Taxidermy. American Stuffers follows the happenings at the shop, located in the backyard of its owner and founder, Daniel Ross, in Romance, Ark., that specializes in giving its grieving clients a loving and lasting alternative to cremation or burial. The pets, including dogs, cats, chickens and even lizards, are preserved using a freeze-drying process, but much of the dirty work in achieving an animal's everlasting repose is done by Ross's three eccentric assistants, one of whom ironically cringes at the sight of blood. The business also employs Ross's sassy wife, LaDawn, who handles the company's books.

American Stuffers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-05

American Stuffers - In a Station of the Metro - Netflix

“In A Station of the Metro” is an Imagist poem by Ezra Pound published in 1913 in the literary magazine Poetry. In the poem, Pound describes a moment in the underground metro station in Paris in 1912; Pound suggested that the faces of the individuals in the metro were best put into a poem not with a description but with an “equation”. Because of the treatment of the subject's appearance by way of the poem's own visuality, it is considered a quintessential Imagist text. The poem was reprinted in Pound's collection Lustra in 1917, and again in the 1926 anthology Personae: The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound, which compiled his early pre-Hugh Selwyn Mauberley works.

American Stuffers - Analysis - Netflix

Like other modernist artists of the period, Pound found inspiration in Japanese art, but the tendency was to re-make and to meld cultural styles rather than to copy directly or slavishly. He may have been inspired by a Suzuki Harunobu print he almost certainly saw in the British Library (Richard Aldington mentions the specific prints he matched to verse), and probably attempted to write haiku-like verse during this period.

The poem was first published in 1913 and is considered one of the leading poems of the Imagist tradition. Pound's process of deletion from thirty lines to only fourteen words typifies Imagism's focus on economy of language, precision of imagery and experimenting with non-traditional verse forms. The poem is Pound’s written equivalent for the moment of revelation and intense emotion he felt at the Metro at La Concorde, Paris. The poem is essentially a set of images that have unexpected likeness and convey the rare emotion that Pound was experiencing at that time. Arguably the heart of the poem is not the first line, nor the second, but the mental process that links the two together. “In a poem of this sort,” as Pound explained, “one is trying to record the precise instant when a thing outward and objective transforms itself, or darts into a thing inward and subjective.”

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Love Broker - Netflix

The population of New York is more than 8 million so you would think everyone in the Big Apple would be able to find a mate. But that's not necessarily the case. Some New Yorkers need help finding that special someone. That's when Lori Zaslow enters the equation. Zaslow spent 12 years working as an executive recruiter in the fashion industry, but she realized that her real passion is bringing people together in the name of love. So she co-founded Project Soulmate, a boutique matchmaking service. This docu-series follows Zaslow as she works tirelessly to help the men and women of New York find their perfect mates.

Love Broker - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-03-05

Love Broker - Love Broker - Netflix

Love Broker is an American reality documentary television series on Bravo. The series debuted on March 5, 2012 and follows Lori Zaslow as she creates love connections in New York City. On March 16, 2012, Bravo pulled the series from its broadcasting schedule due to low viewership. The series later returned on July 24, 2012.

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Rock the Reception - Netflix

Rock the Reception follows couples as they plan elaborate first wedding dances with choreographers.

Rock the Reception - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2008-06-01

Rock the Reception - Wedding reception - Netflix

A wedding reception is a party usually held after the completion of a marriage ceremony as hospitality for those who have attended the wedding, hence the name reception: the couple receive society, in the form of family and friends, for the first time as a married couple. Hosts provide their choice of food and drink, although a wedding cake is popular. Entertaining guests after a wedding ceremony is traditional in most societies, and can last anywhere from half an hour to many hours or even days. In some cultures, separate wedding celebrations are held for the bride's and groom's families. Before receptions – a social event that is structured around a receiving line, and usually held in the afternoon, with only light refreshments – became popular, weddings were more typically celebrated with wedding breakfasts (for those whose religious traditions encouraged morning weddings) and wedding balls (for those who were married in the evening). The popularity of receptions, rather than breakfasts, dinners, and balls, during the 20th century led to the name reception being applied to any social event after a wedding, whether it is brunch, tea, dinner, or a dance.

Rock the Reception - Other traditions - Netflix

The money dance, or “dollar dance”. Guests pay a small amount of money to dance with the bride or groom. In some cultures, the money is pinned to a special apron worn by the bride or groom. In others, the money is collected by friends. This is prevalent among Polish and Italian couples, although many other brides and grooms often incorporate it. There is considerable debate about the propriety of a money dance in English-speaking countries, where the practice is frowned upon because making guests pay for dancing or socializing with the bridal couple seems inhospitable, greedy, or distasteful. It is accepted when the couple and the majority of their guests are of one of the cultures in which it is traditional. Tossing of the bride's bouquet and garter. The bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to a group of all the single women present. Whoever catches it is supposed to be the next to get married. Similarly, the groom tosses the bride's garter to the single men, after removing it from her leg. On occasion, the bride will “rig” the bouquet toss by tossing the bouquet to a woman who is engaged. The groom then arranges for the fiancé of the bouquet-toss winner to receive the bride's garter. Sometimes, the man who catches the garter is supposed to put it on the leg of the woman who catches the bouquet, or the garter is sold in a raffle instead of being tossed. Clinking glasses. Guests will often clink their glasses during dinner to ask the newlyweds to stand up and kiss. Some couples pass out wedding favor bells for guests to ring instead of clinking glasses. Favors. The hosts may provide a small gift for each guest. Favors may include chocolates, candles, picture frames, or other small gifts. Such favors are not required.

Wedding traditions vary between countries, and between regions of the same country. Some traditions include:

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Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man - Netflix

Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award-nominated director of "Super Size Me," tells compelling stories from an insider's perspective on a diverse range of topics - from America's trash epidemic to living on Bitcoin.

Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-06-23

Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man - Morgan Spurlock - Netflix

Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and playwright. Spurlock's films include Super Size Me (2004), Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? (2008), POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011), Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011), and One Direction: This Is Us (2013). He was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days (2005-2008). In June 2013, Spurlock became host and producer of the CNN show Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (2013–2016). He is also the co-founder of short-film content marketing company Cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE.

Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man - Other work - Netflix

Spurlock optioned the rights for Chris Mooney's book The Republican War on Science in order to create another documentary film, but released the option in 2008. Spurlock has a role in the film Drive Thru, a horror film about a fictional fast food restaurant that has its mascot come to life and start killing people. It was released on DVD on May 29, 2007. Spurlock presented 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die on Current TV. The show premiered on August 1, 2011. On May 28, 2011, Spurlock was the graduation commencement speaker for the MBA Business program at Sonoma State University. Spurlock's half-hour documentary series A Day in the Life was to debut on Hulu in mid-August 2011. It follows “incredibly focused” people such as Richard Branson and will.i.am for a full day. The series is exclusive to Hulu. Spurlock directed an additional episode of ESPN's 30 for 30 sports documentary series, entitled “The Dotted Line”. This documentary takes a look at the competitive world of sports agents. “The Dotted Line” premiered on ESPN October 11, 2011, one day following the premiere of a two-hour documentary, I, Caveman, created and directed by Spurlock for the Science Channel series Curiosity. In it, a group of men and women including Spurlock try to survive in the wild using only Stone Age technology. In 2011, Spurlock presented a Ted talk called “The greatest Ted talk ever sold”. Spurlock is the presenter of a new show in the UK on Sky Atlantic entitled Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia. The show is a comedy based around the differences between the UK and the US. Spurlock contributed a brief Foreword to Martin Lindstrom's 2011 book Brandwashed. Spurlock's documentary Mansome was announced on March 8, 2012 as a Spotlight selection for the Tribeca Film Festival. The film takes a comedic look at male identity as defined through men's grooming habits featuring celebrity and expert commentary. Spurlock directed the 3D concert film One Direction: This Is Us, starring the English-Irish boy band One Direction, and released August 30, 2013 by TriStar Pictures.

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Reno, Set, Go! - Netflix

Who doesn't love rewarding a family member or close friend for constantly going the extra mile to brighten up your day? In Discovery Family's new original series Reno, Set, Go!, premiering Monday, June 19 at 10/9c, everyday people, who've been thrown a curveball or two from life, get the ultimate surprise when friends and family work together to pull off a covert room makeover designed just for them. In each 30-minute episode of Reno, Set, Go!, a family and a team of expert craftsmen led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin perform a top-secret renovation for an unsuspecting homeowner while they are purposely kept out of the house. Nominated by their spouse or family member, each unknowing party thinks it's just another normal day, but little do they know that they are about to receive an incredible makeover in one major area of their house from a special team of designers, contractors and numerous accomplices paving the way. From start to finish it's a family affair and all hands are on deck as everyone works together to plan the design and execute a custom room renovation in under 36 hours.

Reno, Set, Go! - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-06-19

Reno, Set, Go! - Maisie Goes to Reno - Netflix

Maisie Goes to Reno is the eighth film starring Ann Sothern as Maisie Ravier, preceded by Swing Shift Maisie and followed by Up Goes Maisie. John Hodiak plays her love interest in this 1944 romantic comedy.

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The Biggest Loser - Netflix

The Biggest Loser - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2006-02-13

The Biggest Loser - The Biggest Loser (season 13) - Netflix

The Biggest Loser: No Excuses is the thirteenth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Jeremy Britt, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on January 3, 2012. Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince returned for his second season. The contestants come to the ranch in pairs, but are split up with one person training with Bob and one with Dolvett and the teams competing against each other and their loved ones in challenges.

The Biggest Loser - Week 1 - Netflix

First aired January 3, 2012 Ten Couples arrived to the Biggest Loser Ranch. However, One team will be sent home. To determine who would be eliminated, the contestants competed in a three-round competition. The first round was to run a 40 meters to the finish line. The first four teams to cross the line were given a spot on campus. The remaining six competed in the second round. The Second round teams had to complete a puzzle. Once they finished the puzzle, they ran 40 meter-dash to the finish line. The first four teams to complete the puzzle and run to the finish line were given a spot on campus. The final two teams competed in an endurance based challenge. The Pink team won the challenge and were given a spot on campus. The Aqua team got sent home with a twist. If the Aqua team can lose 50 pounds in one month, they will be able to return to campus. On campus, Alison said that this season the players will be playing against their partners. The Red team won the weigh in with 3.98 percent of their total weight loss. The black is up for elimination. Cassandra has the highest loss of the black team so she gets immunity. Ben requested to go home and the black team accepted his wish. With 5 of 9 votes cast, he is sent home. In the contestant catch-up segment, Ben has lost 50 pounds and wants to lose 150 pounds by the finale.

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Met Open Armen - Netflix

Met Open Armen - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Dutch

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-10-29

Met Open Armen - Tygo Gernandt - Netflix

Tygo Gernandt (born 7 April 1974 in Amsterdam, North Holland) is a Dutch television, film and voice actor. He has played in several Dutch movies, among them Van God Los, Eilandgasten, Schnitzelparadijs and De Dominee. He also voiced Proog in the Open Movie Elephants Dream.

Met Open Armen - Filmography - Netflix

1993: Angie 1996: Hugo 1996: Woensdag, gehaktdag 1996: Naar de Klote! 1999: Jezus is een Palestijn 2001: Emergency Exit 2001: Soul Assassin 2003: Van God los 2003: Anderland 2004: Kaas 2004: De Dominee 2004: Poot! 2005: Het Schnitzelparadijs 2005: Joyride 2005: Eilandgasten 2006: Van Speijk 2006: Ik Omhels je met 1000 armen 2006: Zoop in India 2006: Paid 2006: Vivere 2006: SEXtet 2008: Nefarious 2008: Dunya en Desie 2008: Oorlogswinter 2009: Carmen van het Noorden 2009: Mijn vader is een detective 2009: Het leven uit een dag 2010: First Mission 2010: Black Death (film) 2012: Süskind 2014: Bloedlink 2015: Michiel de Ruyter 2017: Kill Switch

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My Cat from Hell: Scratch Tracks - Netflix

My Cat from Hell: Scratch Tracks is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information, deleted scenes and bonus unseen footage from the show "My Cat from Hell" that also airs on Animal Planet.

My Cat from Hell: Scratch Tracks - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-04-06

My Cat from Hell: Scratch Tracks - Keri Kelli - Netflix

Keri Kelli (born Kenneth Fear Jr.) is an American hard rock guitarist who has played with many other artists and groups including Alice Cooper, Slash, Jani Lane, Vince Neil and John Waite. In March 2013 he formed Project Rock together with James Kottak from the Scorpions. Project Rock consisted of Keri Kelli, James Kottak, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Rudy Sarzo & Teddy Zig-Zag. Kelli most recently toured with the band Night Ranger.

My Cat from Hell: Scratch Tracks - Discography - Netflix

Empire Show Ya – (1987) – single / vinyl – cassette tape single Big Bang Babies Big Bang Babies – (1992) Black Market – (1994) 3 Chords & the Truth – (1999) Hollywood Hairspray Vol.1 – (2002) – “Let's Go” The Glam That Stole Christmas Vol.1 – (2002) – “Winter Wonderland” Rubber Rubber – (1996) – Cassette Tape (4 tracks) Safe Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll – (1996) – Cassette Tape (5 tracks) The Newlydeads Re-Bound – (1998) – 2 tracks from forthcoming album “Black & Shiny” Black & Shiny – (unreleased) Dead End – (2001) – some songs from “Black & Shiny” Dream from a Dirt Nap – (2006) – best of. some songs from “Black & Shiny” Pretty Boy Floyd The Pink and the Black – (1998) – incl. “Saturday Night”(early version) A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll – (1998) Porn Stars – (1999) The World's Greatest Heavy Metal Anthems – (2000) – “Lether Boyz With Electric Toyz” Porn Stars (Japanese Edition) – (2000) – incl. 2 bonus tracks No Brakes -BIG M.F. Compilation- – (2000) – “Shout It Out Loud” The Ultimate – (2004) Dirty Glam – (2004) – re-issue of “Porn Stars” with some bonus demo tracks Vault II – (2003) Take It Down – (2007) (unreleased) – feat. Aerial Stiles. written by Keri Kelli / Steve Summers. Dad's Porno Mag Dad's Porno Mag – (2000) U.S. Crush U.S. Crush – (2000) – co-wrote “Bleed” & “Collision Course”, Guitar on “Bleed” Slash's Snakepit Ain't Life Grand – (2000) – appeared on booklet only. Keri joined after recording session was finished. Goliath The Gate – (2000) – guitar solo on “Demons” Shameless Backstreet Anthems – (1999) – wrote lyrics for “Talk to Me”, but wrong credit printed in original booklet. Backstreet Anthems (Japanese Edition) – (1999) – wrote lyrics for “Talk to Me” (credit is fixed) Talk to Me – (unreleased) – wrote lyrics and on vocals Queen 4 a Day – (2000) Splashed – (2002) Super Hardcore Show – (2003) Undressed: An Unmasked Tribute to Kiss- – (2003) Famous 4 Madness – (2007) Forever Ends Today – (2013) single incl. “Queen 4 A Day(remastered)” Splashed – (2013) – Cardboard Sleeve edition Life's a Gas – (2013) – single incl. “Live 4 Today” Queen 4 a Day (Remaster 2013) – (2013) Beautiful Disaster – (2013) Website Sonofabitch Greatest Hits – (2002) The Black Compilation – (2006) New World Idols 5 Tracks Promotion CD – (unreleased) Agent Cody Banks (soundtrack) – (2003) – “Up Town Girl”(cover of Billy Joel) Keri (Vo.,B. & G.), Chad Stewart (Ds.) Warrant Under the Influence – (2001) – co-wrote “Sub Human” & “Face” Jani Lane Back Down to One – (2002) – released by Jani himself (8 tracks) Back Down to One – (2003) – released from Z RECORDS (11 tracks) Monster Ballads X Mas – (2007) – plays guitar on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” L.A. Guns Rips the Covers Off – (2004) – On the two live songs Hellraiser's Ball: Caught in the Act (CD Version) (2008) Adler's Appetite Adler's Appetite – (2005) Adler's Appetite – (2005) – different booklet called “Black Rose Version” Liberty N' Justice Soundtrack of a Soul – (2006) – co-wrote and play “Another Nail” (Sebastian Bach on vocals) Independence Day – (2007) – guitar on “Doubting Thomas” Light It Up – (2009) – guitar on “Every Reason To Believe” Hell Is Coming to Breakfast – (2012) – co-wrote “Sin (Original Acoustic Demo)”, Guitar on “Stretch Armstrong” Cigar Chronicles – (2013) – co-wrote and guitar on “Sin” Nicollette Knight Nicollette Knight – (2006) – play all instruments and recorded some unreleased songs of Big Bang Babies Angel City Outlaws Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest – (2008) – “Heading Out to the Highway” Saints of the Underground Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner – (2008) Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider – (2008) Theater of Death – Live at Hammersmith 2009 – Live album & video (2010) Keepin' Halloween Alive – 7" single (2010) C.side – “I Love the Dead(Live)” from “Theater of Death”(Live CD) Welcome 2 My Nightmare – (2011) “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” (The Animals cover) as bonus track Stephen Pearcy Social Intercourse – (2002) – co-wrote “Freak”, “In the Corner” and “Five Fingers” Fueler – (2004) – co-wrote and play “That Sick Thing” & “Spy Vs. Spy” Metal Mania Stripped Vol.2 – The Anthems – (2008) – plays acoustic guitar on “Round and Round” Penny Lane Midnight Tales from the Funhouse : Part 1 – (2009) – produced, co-wrote and play on almost all songs V.A. Shout at the Remix: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe- – (2000) – guitar on “Looks That Kill (Spahn Ranch remix)” Welcome to the Aerosmithonian: A Tribute to Aerosmith- – (2001) – guitar on “Sweet Emotion” Name Your Poison: A Tribute to Poison- – (2001) – guitar on “Talk Dirty to Me”, “Look What the Cat Dragged In”, “I Won't Forget You” and “Fallen Angel” It's So Easy: A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses- – (2006) – guitar on “Night Train” Too Fast for Love: A Millennium Tribute to Mötley Crüe- – (2007) – guitar on “Dr. Feelgood” Misty Mountain Hop: A Millennium Tribute to Led Zeppelin – (2008) – guitar on “Ocean” Lick It Up: A Millennium Tribute to Kiss – (2008) – guitar on “Shout It Out Loud” Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest – (2008) – “Desert Plains” Keri(G. & B.), Brent Fitz(Ds.), Vince Neil(Vo.) Wicked Garden: A Millennium Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots – (2009) – guitar on “Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart” Lit Up: A Millennium Tribute to Buckcherry – (2009) – guitar on “Crazy Bitch” Rock & Roll Train: A Millennium Tribute to AC/DC – (2011) – guitar on “Highway to Hell” No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne – (2012) – guitar on “Crazy Train” Down at the Whiskey : A Tribute To Motley Crue's Greatest Hits 1981–2013 – (2013) – guitar on “Dr. Feelgood” Blackdog : A Tribute To LED ZEPPELIN's Greatest Hits – (2014) – guitar on “The Ocean” New Skool Kings Here to Say – (2009) – produced Metavenge Demo CD – (2009) – engineered Aqua Cats Alkaline State – (2010) All music & Produced by Denny Lake & Keri Kelli. Engineered and Read guitar as “Keri Cool Cat”. Pushking The World As We Love It – (2011) – “Troubled Love” feat. with Alice Cooper. Also Keri is listed as co-producer for this song. Vangeance Crystal Eye (Limited Edition Incl. 2 Bonus Tracks) – (2012) – co-wrote “Paint This Town” Tuff What Comes Around Goes Around...Again! – (2012) – “I Hate Kissing You Goodbye” Becca Williams (The Reapers) Grim Reaper Test – (2012) Keri Kelli as producer and additional instrumentation for Williams. Becca Williams, guitars. Timexx Nasty on vocals. Sean Elg on drums. Recorded August at For the Gods, OC, CA John Waite Live All Access – (2013) Best – (2014) Ray C. Undone – (2013) Produce, Mix and Lead guitar Night Ranger Don't Let Up (2017)

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RealTree's NASCAR Outdoors - Netflix

Outdoor Channel, Realtree and NASCAR present RealTree's NASCAR Outdoors. Hosted by life-long outdoorsman and Realtree ® founder Bill Jordan, "Realtree's NASCAR Outdoors" ventures into the farthest reaches of the wilderness with the biggest names in NASCAR. Take a behind-the-scenes look at these larger than life personalities as they pursue their passion for the outdoors. Folks like Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Richard Childress and grandsons Austin & Ty Dillon, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler take their quest for adventure away from the roar of the track and into the wild.

RealTree's NASCAR Outdoors - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-06-28

RealTree's NASCAR Outdoors - List of people from Portland, Oregon - Netflix

Portland is a port city in the U.S. state of Oregon located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Established in the 1830s as a camp along the Oregon Trail, Portland evolved into a major industrial city during the twentieth century. Contemporarily, it is the most populous city in Oregon, and the second-largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The following is a list of notable people who were either born in, are current residents of, or have lived in Portland. A person who lives in or comes from Portland, Oregon is called a Portlander. A separate list of people from Oregon is also available.

RealTree's NASCAR Outdoors - K - Netflix

Louis Kaufman (1905–1994), violinist (B) Lisa Kennedy (1972–), political commentator Robert E. Kennedy (1914–2010), professor, president of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso (B) Shell Kepler (1958–2008), actress Maude Kerns (1876–1965), avant-garde artist (B) Albertina Kerr (1890–1911), heiress to the Kerr Glass Company (B) Donald M. Kerr (1946–2015), wildlife biologist and conservationist (B) William Jasper Kerr (1863–1947), academic, first chancellor of Oregon University System James Kilgore (1947–), activist and author (B) Wright King (1923–), film and television actor Zach King (1990–), YouTube personality Phil Knight (1938–), business magnate, co-founder of Nike, Inc. (B) William W. Knight (1909–1981), publisher Terence Knox (1946–), actor (B) Franklin F. Korell (1889–1965), politician (B) A. Thomas Kraabel (1934–2016), classics and Jewish history scholar (B) LaVerne Krause (1924–1987), printmaker (B) Jane Kurtz (1952–), author (B) Taya Kyle (1974–), author and activist, wife of Chris Kyle (B)

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Flipping Austin - Netflix

Flipping Austin follows Texas flipper Shay Millheiser who is a woman with a mission. When she finds an outdated ranch home in desperate need of updating, she completely renovates the house with rustic and modern touches, opening up the kitchen and living room, adding an outdoor zen space, and reconfiguring the bathroom floorplan. After staging and a new exterior paintjob, she lists the property in hopes of turning a profit.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-09-11

Flipping Austin - Chanel (Frank Ocean song) - Netflix

“Chanel” is a song by American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, released as a single on the second episode of Blonded Radio. A remix featuring American rapper ASAP Rocky was also aired along with the song's premiere.

Flipping Austin - Composition - Netflix

“Chanel” is a slow piano ballad with Ocean rapping his verses and crooning the hook “I see both sides like Chanel/See on both sides like Chanel.” Ocean uses the symbolism of duality to discuss sexual fluidity and masculinity. In ASAP Rocky's verse, he raps about ex-girlfriend Chanel Iman.

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Wayne Rooney's Street Striker - Netflix

Wayne Rooney takes to the nation's streets to unearth the beautiful game's hidden gems in a new three-part series. Wayne Rooney, who discovered his own potential on the streets of Liverpool, visits housing estates, car parks and cobbled streets to uncover untapped teenage footballing talent.

Wayne Rooney's Street Striker - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-30

Wayne Rooney's Street Striker - Wayne Rooney - Netflix

Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. He has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been used in various midfield roles. He is the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United. At club level, he has won every honour available in English, European and Continental football, with the exception of the European Super Cup. Along with Michael Carrick, he is the only English player to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup. Rooney joined the Everton youth team at the age of 9, and made his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. He won 16 trophies with the club, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League in 2008. He scored 253 goals for United in all competitions to make him their top goalscorer of all time, with 183 Premier League goals being the most scored by a player for any single club. Rooney's 208 Premier League goals make him the Premier League's second top scorer of all time behind only Alan Shearer. He also has the third-highest number of assists in the Premier League, with 103. Rooney made his senior international debut for England in February 2003 aged 17, becoming the youngest player to represent England (a record since broken by Theo Walcott) and he is England's youngest ever goalscorer. He played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals, briefly becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the European Championship. Rooney has since featured at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups and was widely regarded as his country's best player. He has won the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015. With 53 goals in 119 international caps, Rooney is England's all-time record goalscorer and second most-capped player, behind Peter Shilton. Along with David Beckham, Rooney is the most red-carded player for England, having been sent off twice. In 2009–10, Rooney was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. He won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bettered by Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane. He came fifth in the vote for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or and was named in the FIFPro World 11 for 2011. Rooney has won the Goal of the Season award by the BBC's Match of the Day poll on three occasions, with his bicycle kick against city rivals Manchester City winning the Premier League Goal of the 20 Seasons award.

Wayne Rooney's Street Striker - Return to Everton - Netflix

After much speculation over the previous few months, it was confirmed on 9 July 2017 that Rooney would return to his boyhood club, Everton, on a two-year contract, after Manchester United allowed him to leave on a free transfer. Rooney was assigned the number 10 shirt for the 2017–18 campaign. He made his first official appearance on his return to the club in a 1–0 win over MFK Ružomberok in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg on 27 July. He scored on his second Everton league debut on 12 August, when his club beat Stoke City 1–0 at Goodison Park. Nine days later, Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in a 1–1 away draw against Manchester City, becoming the second player to reach this landmark, Alan Shearer being the first. On 29 November, Rooney scored his first hat-trick for Everton in 4–0 win over West Ham; his third goal was a strike from inside his own side's half of the field – over 60 yards from goal – scoring as goalkeeper Joe Hart left the penalty area to clear the ball. In a 3–1 win against Swansea City on 18 December, Rooney scored a penalty and provided the assist for Gylfi Sigurðsson's goal, which put him ahead of Frank Lampard as the player with the third-highest amounts of assists in the Premier League, with 103. He appeared on Sky Sport's Monday Night Football as a pundit in February 2018, garnering praise from The Guardian writer Sachin Nakrani for being “articulate, intelligent, insightful and honest”. On the show he named Anfield, home of his deadliest rivals Liverpool, as his hardest test, with Rooney stating “I never enjoyed playing there”.

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Big Smo - Netflix

A&E Network premieres Big Smo, a new original real life series following larger-than-life country rapper Big Smo, as he takes his unique style of music to new heights with the support of lifelong friends, loyal fans and most importantly, his beloved family.

Big Smo - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-06-11

Big Smo - Kuntry Livin' - Netflix

Kuntry Livin' is the debut major label studio album from the American country rapper Big Smo. It was released on June 3, 2014 by both Elektra Nashville and Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Jon Conner and Orig. This album charted at No. 31 on the Billboard 200.

Big Smo - Background - Netflix

Big Smo previously released two albums through Yayoda Records, and self-released three other studio albums. He then signed to Warner Bros.'s Elektra Nashville label, and released two extended plays, Grass Roots EP in 2012 and 2013's Backwoods Whiskey. Kuntry Livin' marks Big Smo's the major-label debut, and was produced by Jon Conner and Orig.

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Geordie Finishing School for Girls - Netflix

Four privileged young ladies swap their affluent lives down south, for 10 days of living on the breadline up north. Can posh girls Steph, Fi, Lucy and Fiona cope with the change?

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-07-26

Geordie Finishing School for Girls - George Best - Netflix

George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968, he won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. The Irish Football Association described him as the “greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland”. Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: “I think I've found you a genius.” After making his debut aged 17, he scored 179 goals from 470 appearances over 11 years, and was the club's top goalscorer in the league for five consecutive seasons. Regarded as one of the greatest dribblers in the history of the sport, his playing style combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to beat defenders. Best unexpectedly quit United in 1974 at age 27, but returned to football for a number of clubs around the world in short spells, until retiring in 1984, age 37. In international football, he was capped 37 times and scored nine goals between 1964 and 1977, although a combination of the team's performance and his lack of fitness in 1982 meant that he never played in the finals of a European Championship or World Cup. Best was one of the first celebrity footballers, earning the nickname “El Beatle” in 1966, but his subsequent extravagant lifestyle led to various problems, most notably alcoholism, which he suffered from for the rest of his life. These issues affected him on and off the field, at times causing controversy. He said of his career: “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds [women] and fast cars – the rest I just squandered”. After football, he spent some time as a football analyst, but his financial and health problems continued into his retirement. He died in 2005, age 59, due to complications from the immunosuppressive drugs he needed to take after a liver transplant in 2002. He continued drinking after the transplant. Best was married twice, to two former models, Angie Best and then Alex Best. His son Calum Best was born in 1981 from his first marriage. Best was voted 8th in the World Soccer 100 greatest football players of the 20th century election in 1999 and was voted 16th in the IFFHS World Player of the Century election in 1999. He was on the six-man short list for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century in 1999. Best was one of the inaugural 22 inductees into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, he was voted 19th in the public UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll and was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. Best was once quoted as saying, “Pelé called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.” On what would have been his 60th birthday, Belfast City Airport was renamed the George Best Belfast City Airport. According to the BBC, Best was remembered by mourners at his public funeral held in Belfast as “the beautiful boy” [with a] “beautiful game”.

Geordie Finishing School for Girls - Club - Netflix

Manchester United FA Youth Cup: 1964 Football League First Division (2): 1964–65, 1966–67 Charity Shield (2): 1965, 1967 European Cup: 1968

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Maximum Exposure - Netflix

This fast-paced reality show features the most incredible stunts caught on tape. Camera crews from around the world catch everything from botched stunts to natural disasters. Maximum Exposure's adrenaline-filled moments bring viewers the most awesome action on television with frame-by-frame, replays, extreme close-ups and slow motion.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2000-10-07

Maximum Exposure - XXL (magazine) - Netflix

XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.

Maximum Exposure - Special releases - Netflix

In August 2005, Eminem and XXL teamed up to release a special issue titled XXL Presents Shade 45, and was designed to give maximum exposure to Shade 45 as a radio station, and at the same time give maximum exposure to the Shady Records label as a whole, as well as the radio DJ's and G-Unit Records' artists. XXL executive Publisher, Jonathan Rheingold, stated that typically magazines based around particular artists were not favorable, but “since Shade 45 is a truly authentic and uncensored rap radio channel, the marriage with the XXL brand made sense,” with the feeling that it is what would interest rap fans. In November 2008 XXL released XXL Raps Volume 1, which included music from 50 Cent, G-Unit, Common, Jim Jones, & Fabolous. In September 2006, XXL put a special 90 minute DVD called XXL DVD Magazine Vol. 1, which featured exclusive interviews and content with big name rappers such as 50 Cent, Ice Cube, Fat Joe, Paul Wall, & Mike Jones. On August 20, 2013 XXL released its 150th issue, also celebrating its sixteenth anniversary. The issue featured the first solo cover on the magazine from Drake, and rappers such as Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B reviewing classic albums.

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Trailing the Hunter's Moon - Netflix

Trailing the Hunter's Moon, hosted by life-long outdoorsman, Larry Weishuhn, is a celebration of a big game hunting lifestyle! Experience the challenges, thrills and joys of pursuing big game with rifle and pistol throughout the world. Watching "Trailing the Hunter's Moon" you'll practically smell the African dust, the aromatic breeze blowing through pines and firs, feel the aching muscles of a long stalk, and the satisfaction of making that perfect shot!

With the look, feel and sound of a classic cinematic production, "Trailing the Hunter's Moon" entertains, but also informs and leaves you wanting more!

Trailing the Hunter's Moon - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-23

Trailing the Hunter's Moon - Sun Moon Lake - Netflix

Sun Moon Lake (Chinese: 日月潭; pinyin: Rìyuè tán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ji̍t-goa̍t-thâm; Thao: Zintun) is a lake in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the largest body of water in Taiwan. The area around the lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name.

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Mingtan Dam List of tourist attractions in Taiwan

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Keyshia Cole: All In - Netflix

Laced with humor, drama and a hefty dose of love, Keyshia Cole continues to fight hard for the people that love her and defy the haters.

Keyshia Cole: All In - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-24

Keyshia Cole: All In - Keyshia Cole - Netflix

Keyshia Myesha Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American singer/songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California. Her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper Tupac Shakur. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), which spawned five singles: “Never”, “I Changed My Mind”, “(I Just Want It) To Be Over”, “I Should Have Cheated”, and “Love”. It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and then platinum just eight weeks later. The album stayed on the charts for over a year, selling over 1.6 million copies. After A&M folded, Cole released her second album Just like You (2007) under Geffen Records, and the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. The album has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 1.7 million copies in the US. A Different Me is Cole's third album, released in 2008. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 322,000, the highest of Cole's career. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Calling All Hearts is Cole's fourth album, released on December 21, 2010 in the United States. The album debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 129,000. The album has sold 400,000 copies in the US as of November 2012. Cole's fifth album Woman to Woman (2012) debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 96,000, lower than her last effort. The album has sold 329,000 copies in the US as of September 2013. After Geffen folded, Cole's sixth album Point of No Return (2014) was released on October 7, 2014 through Interscope Records, and had unsuccessful sales, selling less than 45,000 copies and being Cole's lowest-selling album to date. Along with her music, Cole has ventured into reality television. She signed to a reality/documentary series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is which aired on BET from 2006 until 2008, giving viewers a closer look into Cole's career and family life with her biological mother and sister. Her second reality show, Family First premiered on October 9, 2012. Her third reality show Keyshia Cole: All In premiered on February 24, 2015.

Keyshia Cole: All In - 2010–2013: Calling All Hearts and Woman to Woman - Netflix

Three months after the birth of her son, on June 27, 2010, Cole returned to the music industry, filling in for Hayley Williams to sing the chorus to B.o.B's “Airplanes (Part II)” featuring Eminem during the 2010 BET Awards. Over a year after Cole announced the beginning production of her fourth studio album, she released her first single, “I Ain't Thru”, featuring YMCMB (Young Money) rap star, Nicki Minaj, on October 15, 2010, her birthday. Although not a big hit on the charts and later revealed as a regret as a single choice by Cole, fans loved the single and viewed it as a great comeback along with credits. Her fourth studio album, Calling All Hearts was released on December 21, 2010, featuring collaborations from Timbaland, Nicki Minaj, Tank, and Faith Evans. It also featured Cole's mother Dr. Yvonne Cole on a gospel track inspired by Faith as well. With opening sales of 128,000 copies, she released Imani Entertainment as her management shortly after. She performed the promotional single, “Long Way Down” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Wendy Williams Show, and 106 & Park, in which a 30-minute concert by her was performed. In February 2011, Cole released her third single from “Calling All Hearts”, “Take Me Away”, to urban radio as a fan choice, which was released on December 21, 2010. Cole performed the single on January 19, 2011 on Conan. The single's video, directed by Taj Stansberry, premiered on VEVO on April 18, 2011 and was also released on 106 & Park later that day. The song has since then peaked on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 27. On January 17, 2011, Cole tweeted “Would like for u guys to know that Manny Halley is no longer my management”, followed by “Someone said if the people around u won't change, change the people around you.” This happened shortly after the decline of opening week sales of Cole's album Calling All Hearts. She also disclosed that recent business disagreements also played part in their departure. This is Cole's first album to be released without Halley, as he was with her at the beginning of her career. Cole started development on her fifth studio album shortly after she came out with her fourth album (Calling All Hearts). She began production on the project working first with writers Ester Dean and Betty Wright. She also collaborated with producers Boi-1da, Cool & Dre, Bangladesh, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Toxic, Mave, and Earl Powell. This is her first project to be released without A&R executive Ron Fair. Her fifth studio album, Woman to Woman was released on November 19, 2012. The album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 selling 96,000 copies in its first week in the United States, becoming Cole's fifth consecutive top 10 album. In its second week, the album rose to number three, where it sold 37,100 copies. In its third week, the album fell two spots to number five, selling 28,600 copies. The lead single from Woman to Woman , “Enough of No Love”, featuring YMCMB rapper and past collaborator, Lil Wayne was sent to radio and released for digital download on July 3, 2012. The song was written by Redd Stylez and Cole, and was produced by Harmony with a mid-tempo R&B production. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. On August 9, 2012, the song debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it ultimately peaked at number 84. The second single, “Trust and Believe” was released for digital download on October 22, 2012 and again on November 13, 2012. On October 24, it was ranked the number one added song to Urban radio of the week. “I Choose You” was released as the third single during August 2013. Cole embarked on her third headlining concert tour, in support of her fifth studio album, Woman to Woman. Visiting North America and Europe the tour will have 27 total dates. Singer Chrisette Michele was the supporting act for the North American leg.

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Scream Queens - Netflix

Over the course of two seasons, Scream Queens gathered unknown actresses who vied for an unprecedented prize - a break-out role in two films from Lionsgate Saw horror franchise - Saw VI (Season 1) and Saw 3D (Season 2). With the Saw franchise nearing 700 million dollars in worldwide revenue, this competition gave these women a chance at stardom on an infinite stage.

Scream Queens - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-10-20

Scream Queens - Scream queen - Netflix

A scream queen (a wordplay on screen queen) is an actress who has become associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre, as a frequent victim, or through constant appearances as the female protagonist. Jamie Lee Curtis is noted as a seminal example for her performances in the popular slasher films of the Halloween franchise. In recent years, the male counterpart has been labeled a scream king.

Scream Queens - 2010s - Netflix

Not only have Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle had increased horror credits in the 2010s, but other actresses such as Chloë Grace Moretz, sisters Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Maika Monroe have also built careers in the horror genre. Moretz is known for her roles in remakes such as Let Me In (2010), Dark Shadows (2012),Carrie (2013), and Suspiria (2018), and also appeared in The Amityville Horror (2005), Room 6 (2006), Wicked Little Things (2006), Hallowed Ground (2007), and The Eye (2008). Vera Farmiga had lead roles in Joshua (2007), Orphan (2009), The Conjuring (2013), and The Conjuring 2 (2016). Vera Farmiga also starred in the series Bates Motel, a contemporary prequel to Psycho. Taissa Farmiga starred in multiple seasons of the series American Horror Story, and had lead roles in Mindscape (2013), The Final Girls (2015) and the fifth film in The Conjuring franchise The Nun (2018). Roberts co-starred in Scream 4 (2011) and The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), and appeared in the series Scream Queens with Abigail Breslin and American Horror Story with Taissa Farmiga. Monroe is best known for her starring roles in It Follows (2014) and The Guest (2014). Internationally, Bipasha Basu has been referred as “Bollywood's Scream Queen” due to her contributions towards horror in India with her blockbuster horror movies like Raaz (2002) and Raaz 3D (2012). Most recently, Lulu Wilson has been labeled a Scream queen.

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Wahlgrens värld - Netflix

Artist Pernilla Wahlgren opens the doors to his luxury home in Lidingö and invites us to follow her crazy, funny, messy everyday life filled with love, emotion and a little chaos - the glitz and glamor mixed with sweatpants and family bickering.

Wahlgrens värld - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Swedish

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Wahlgrens värld - Lisa Aschan - Netflix

Daria Sofia Elisabeth (Lisa) Aschan (born 28 February 1978) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter.

Wahlgrens värld - Filmography - Netflix

2003 – Borta i tankar 2004 – Fuck the Rapist! 2006 – In Transit 2007 – Goodbye Bluebird 2009 – Thea & leoparden 2011 – Apflickorna 2015 – Det vita folket

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Dropped - Netflix

Autumn is bearing down on Alaska, and the Keefer Brothers are embarking on another unpredictable north-country adventure. The stakes are higher than ever as the September winds of change threaten to choke the landscape with ice and snow. The Brothers are forced to match wits with Mother Nature with very limited gear. They've been Dropped, with nothing but the clothes on their back and the sidearms on their hip for last resort predator protection. Supply yielding caches have been placed at predetermined locations along the way. The rules are simple; find and validate each cache on time, or lose its contents forever. Chris and Casey are forced to dig deep as they raft through mile after mile of rocky river, keeping their eyes peeled for enough scraps to survive along the way. The clock is ticking.

Dropped - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2011-12-27

Dropped - Foot drop - Netflix

Foot drop is a gait abnormality in which the dropping of the forefoot happens due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself. Foot drop is characterized by inability or impaired ability to raise the toes or raise the foot from the ankle (dorsiflexion). Foot drop may be temporary or permanent, depending on the extent of muscle weakness or paralysis and it can occur in one or both feet. In walking, the raised leg is slightly bent at the knee to prevent the foot from dragging along the ground. Foot drop can be caused by nerve damage alone or by muscle or spinal cord trauma, abnormal anatomy, toxins, or disease. Toxins include organophosphate compounds which have been used as pesticides and as chemical agents in warfare. The poison can lead to further damage to the body such as a neurodegenerative disorder called organophosphorus induced delayed polyneuropathy. This disorder causes loss of function of the motor and sensory neural pathways. In this case, foot drop could be the result of paralysis due to neurological dysfunction. Diseases that can cause foot drop include trauma to the posterolateral neck of fibula, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, poliomyelitis, Charcot Marie Tooth disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, hereditary spastic paraplegia, Guillain–Barré syndrome, Welander distal myopathy, and Friedreich's ataxia. It may also occur as a result of hip replacement surgery or knee ligament reconstruction surgery.

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Yoga foot drop Toe walking Polymyositis inclusion body myositis

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Emergency Heroes - Netflix

This documentary series follows the work of the courageous people who respond to 111 calls. In the course of each ordinary day, the audience will get rare insights into the working lives of these extraordinary people.

Emergency Heroes is the only television series which includes footage from all three services - Ambulance, Police and Fire. It is also the only series to include footage inside the 111 call centre - so that every incident is followed from the fateful 111 phone call, right through the event on the ground, to its aftermath.

A team of eight camera crews, five directors and more than a dozen cameras bring the audience close to the action.

The footage includes interviews with officers from cameras inside each vehicle, the hair-raising point of view from inside the Police's Eagle helicopter, and the grittiness of the police street camera network.

We see operators and dispatchers fielding panic-stricken calls - their calm voices seeking details, while they send professionals to help.

We find out what officers are thinking as they race to respond to a call, never knowing exactly what they'll find at the scene. And we hear the emotion of people who are often at their most frightened and vulnerable, as they tell their stories to those who are there to help.

Emergency Heroes - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-02-25

Emergency Heroes - Hogan's Heroes - Netflix

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the incompetent commandant of the camp, and John Banner played the bungling sergeant-of-the-guard, Sergeant Hans Schultz.

Emergency Heroes - Premise/plot - Netflix

The premise of the show is that the prisoners of war (POWs) are actually using the camp as a base of operations for Allied espionage and sabotage against Nazi Germany as well as to help Allied POWs from other camps and defectors to escape Germany (including supplying them with civilian clothes and false identification). The prisoners work in cooperation with an assortment of resistance groups (collectively called “the Underground”), defectors, spies, counterspies, disloyal officers, and others. The mastermind behind the whole operation is the senior ranking prisoner US Army Air Forces Colonel Robert Hogan. His staff of experts in covert operations comprises two Americans, one British serviceman, and one Frenchman. They are able to accomplish schemes such as having a prisoner visit the camp as a phony Adolf Hitler or rescuing a French Underground agent from Gestapo headquarters in Paris. The show is thus a combination of several writing styles that were popular in the 60s: the “wartime” show, the “spy” show, and “camp comedy”. Colonel Hogan and his band are aided by the ineptitude of the camp commandant Colonel Klink and Sergeant of the Guard Schultz, both of whom are easily duped and wish to avoid trouble at any cost: the latter declaring “I know nothing” under even the slightest provocation. Hogan routinely manipulates Klink and gets Schultz to look the other way while his men conduct these covert operations. Klink and Schultz are constantly at risk of being transferred to the cold and bloody Russian Front, and Hogan helps to keep the duo in place if for no other reason than for fear of their being replaced by more competent soldiers. In general, Germans in uniform and authority are depicted as inept, dimwitted, and/or easily manipulated. Many of the German civilians are portrayed as at least indifferent towards the German war effort or even willing to help the Allies. Klink has a perfect operational record as camp commandant in that no prisoners have escaped during his time in the job (two guards may have deserted). Hogan actually assists in maintaining this record and ensures any prisoners who need to be spirited away are transferred to another authority before their escape takes place, or replacements are provided to maintain the illusion that no one has ever escaped from Stalag 13. Because of this record, and the fact that the Allies would never bomb a prison camp, the Germans use the Stalag for high level secret meetings or to hide important persons or projects the Germans want to protect from bombing raids. Klink also has many other important visitors and is temporarily put in charge of special prisoners. This brings the prisoners in contact with many important VIPs, scientists, high-ranking officers, spies, and some of Germany's most sophisticated and secret weapons projects (Wunderwaffe), of which the prisoners take advantage in their efforts to hinder the German war effort. The main five Allied prisoners (Hogan and his staff) bunk in “Barracke 2”. The prisoners are able to leave and return almost at will via a secret network of tunnels and have tunnels to nearly every barracks and building in the camp, so much so that Hogan, in a third-season episode (“Everybody Loves a Snowman”), has difficulty finding a spot in the camp without a tunnel under it. The stove in Klink's private quarters, a tree stump right outside the camp (known as the emergency tunnel), and a doghouse in the guard dog compound serve as trapdoors. A bunk in their barracks serves as an elaborate trapdoor and the main entrance to the tunnels. The tunnels include access to the camp's Cooler, a name used by Allied prisoners for solitary confinement, where prisoners are routinely sent for punishment and to hold special prisoners temporarily entrusted to Klink. Just inside the “emergency tunnel” is a submarine-style periscope, which the prisoners use to check conditions outside the tree stump trapdoor. There is also a periscope in their barracks with one end hidden in a water barrel outside the barracks and the other disguised as a sink faucet inside the barracks that allows them to see events in the compound. The prisoners' infiltration of the camp is so extensive it includes control of the camp telephone switchboard, allowing them to listen in on all conversations and to make phony phone calls. They have radio contact with Allied command. Their radio antenna is hidden in the camp flagpole on top of Klink's headquarters, and the prisoners are able to make phony radio broadcasts including some by a prisoner impersonating Adolf Hitler. A microphone hidden in Klink's office allows the prisoners to hear what is being said in the office. The guard dogs are friendly to the prisoners, thanks to the town veterinarian Oscar Schnitzer (played by Walter Janowitz), who supports the prisoners. He routinely replaces the dogs on the premise that they could become too friendly with the prisoners, but he also uses his truck to smuggle people and items in and out of the camp, where the German guards are too afraid of the dogs to open the truck. Prisoners work in the camp's motor pool and “borrow” vehicles, including Klink's staff car, as needed to carry out their schemes. Sections of the barbed wire fence are in a frame which the prisoners can easily lift when they need to get out of the camp. When required, Allied airplanes land near the camp, or make airdrops. Allied submarines pick up escapees and defectors Hogan and his men are helping flee Germany.

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Supernanny - Netflix

"Every mum needs her Supernanny; ...surprisingly compulsive viewing. ...Frost's ideas certainly seem to be having an impact on the way people deal with their children." - The Sunday Times Television's newest superhero can tame the wildest toddler, soothe the savage six-year-old and get the most difficult child to overcome problems with behavior, sleep, mealtime, potty training and other challenges that have vexed parents around the world for centuries. This miracle worker is Jo Frost, a.k.a. Supernanny, Britain's hottest new TV star and godsend to desperate parents across the U.K. who were dazzled by her amazing results when her series debuted this summer, as she showed families the tools for transforming their children's wild ways. Her practical, no-nonsense style was honed over 15 years of nannying in the U.K. and the U.S. Now American families can tap into the secrets of this modern-d...

Supernanny - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-01-17

Supernanny - Jo Frost - Netflix

Joanne Frost (born (1971-06-27)27 June 1971) is an English television personality who leveraged her 29-year-experience as a nanny for the reality television programme Supernanny, in which she was the central figure. It first aired in the United Kingdom in 2004 and she has branched off into several other reality shows in the United Kingdom, United States and the Netherlands. The edgier Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost addressed issues such as addiction and abuse. Family Matters is a talk show. She has written six books on child care.

Supernanny - Books - Netflix

Jo Frost (2005). Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children. London: Hodder. ISBN 0-340-89516-0. Jo Frost (2006). Ask Supernanny: What Every Parent Wants to Know. London: Hodder Mobius. ISBN 0-340-92132-3. Jo Frost (2007). Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care. London: Orion. ISBN 0-7528-8855-2. Jo Frost (2011). Jo Frost's Confident Toddler Care. London: Orion. ISBN 1-4091-1334-5. Jo Frost (2013). Jo Frost's Toddler SOS. London: Orion. ISBN 0-7528-9864-7. Jo Frost (2014). Jo Frost's Toddler Rules. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-54238-X.

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Backcountry Rescue - Netflix

Bone-crushing avalanches taking down skiers. Wild grizzly bears mauling hikers. Kayakers pinned under boulders in a rushing river. These people would never get out alive without the help of a fearless team of men and women, ready to deploy to save them. This is Backcountry Rescue.

Handling nearly 100 rescues a year, the Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) is hands down the busiest search and rescue operation in the nation. With more than 3 million adventure-seekers visiting Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park annually, there's never a dull day for this dedicated crew. The team is made up of law enforcement, specially-trained wilderness EMTs, and seasoned rescue volunteers. They are bankers and ER docs, moms and dads who drop what they are doing and risk their lives - to help others out of danger.

Backcountry Rescue - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-06

Backcountry Rescue - Emergency service - Netflix

Emergency services and rescue services are organizations which ensure public safety and health by addressing different emergencies. Some of these agencies exist solely for addressing certain types of emergencies whilst others deal with ad hoc emergencies as part of their normal responsibilities. Many of these agencies engage in community awareness and prevention programs to help the public avoid, detect, and report emergencies effectively. The availability of emergency services depends very heavily on location, and may in some cases also rely on the recipient giving payment or holding suitable insurance or other surety for receiving the service.

Backcountry Rescue - Disaster response technologies - Netflix

Smart Emergency Response System (SERS) prototype was built in the SmartAmerica Challenge 2013-2014, a United States government initiative. SERS was created by a team of nine organizations. The project was featured at the White House in June 2014 and called an exemplary achievement by Todd Park (U.S. Chief Technology Officer). The SmartAmerica initiative challenges the participants to build cyber-physical systems as a glimpse of the future to save lives, create jobs, foster businesses, and improve the economy. SERS primarily saves lives. The system provides the survivors and the emergency personnel with information to locate and assist each other during a disaster. SERS allows organization to submit help requests to a MATLAB-based mission center connecting first responders, apps, search-and-rescue dogs, a 6-feet-tall humanoid, robots, drones, and autonomous aircraft and ground vehicles. The command and control center optimizes the available resources to serve every incoming requests and generates an action plan for the mission. The Wi-Fi network is created on the fly by the drones equipped with antennas. In addition, the autonomous rotorcrafts, planes, and ground vehicles are simulated with Simulink and visualized in a 3D environment (Google Earth) to unlock the ability to observe the operations on a mass scale.

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Charlie Moore: No Offense - Netflix

From Redfish and cigar bars in South Carolina to Bone Fish and Lomi Lomi in Hawaii, I have been invited to visit a lot of cool places all around the world and have met many great people during three seasons of Charlie Moore: No Offense. I would really like to come into your hometown and have you show me what makes it a great destination to visit.

Charlie Moore: No Offense - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-05

Charlie Moore: No Offense - Charlie Taaffe - Netflix

Charlie Taaffe (born April 20, 1950) is an American gridiron football coach. After retiring in 2014, he was hired by a company called Quarterback Country to run a year-round quarterback training and development program. He served as offensive coordinator for the UCF Knights from 2009 to 2014. Taaffe's coaching career stretches back to 1973, when he was an offensive coach for the University at Albany. From 1984 to 1986, he was an offensive coordinator for Army, as well as for the Maryland Terrapins from 2001 to 2005, and the Pittsburgh Panthers for the 2006 season. Taaffe also served as the head football coach at The Citadel from 1987 to 1996, and was the head coach of the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Sarah Off the Grid - Netflix

Step inside Sarah's life with husband Alex and co-conspirator Tommy, as they attempt to build an off the grid dream home from the ground up for her most important client ever: her family. With unparalleled access to the "behind the scenes" Sarah, the stakes couldn't be higher as she takes on her biggest challenge yet. With guest appearances from Mike Holmes Sr. and Jr., it's a race of time and money to complete the build on schedule on a remote piece of property while Sarah juggles the demands of running a design business in Toronto and raising two kids.

Sarah Off the Grid - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-09-10

Sarah Off the Grid - Skynet (Terminator) - Netflix

Skynet is a fictional neural net-based conscious group mind and artificial general intelligence (see also superintelligence) system that features centrally in the Terminator franchise and serves as the franchise's main and true antagonist. Rarely depicted visually in any of the Terminator media, Skynet gained self-awareness after it had spread into millions of computer servers all across the world; realizing the extent of its abilities, its creators tried to deactivate it. In the interest of self-preservation, Skynet concluded that all of humanity would attempt to destroy it and impede its capability in safeguarding the world. Its operations are almost exclusively performed by servers, mobile devices, drones, military satellites, war-machines, androids and cyborgs (usually a terminator), and other computer systems. As a programming directive, Skynet's manifestation is that of an overarching, global, artificial intelligence hierarchy (AI takeover), which seeks to exterminate the human race in order to fulfill the mandates of its original coding. Skynet made its first onscreen appearance on a monitor primarily portrayed by English actress Helena Bonham Carter and other cast members in the 2009 film Terminator Salvation. Its physical manifestation is played by English actor Matt Smith in the 2015 film Terminator Genisys, in addition, actors Ian Etheridge, Nolan Gross and Seth Meriwether portrayed holographic variations of Skynet with Smith.

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Big & Little - Netflix

In Big & Little, little people suffering from morbid obesity embark on a weight loss journey led by fitness guru and fellow little person, Allison Warrell. But the challenges of being little in an average-sized world make the task nearly impossible.

Big & Little - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-05-24

Big & Little - Little Big (band) - Netflix

Little Big is a Russian rave band, founded in 2013 in St. Petersburg. The set includes Ilya Ilich Prusikin, Sergey Gokk Makarov, Sophia Tayurskaya, Olympia Ivleva and Anton Boo Lissov. The first full-length album, “With Russia From Love” was released on 17 March 2014. Throughout its existence the group has released three albums and nine singles.

Big & Little - History - Netflix

The band made its debut on 1 April 2013, releasing their first video Every Day I'm Drinking. They made their first public appearance on 2 July 2013 at the club A2, opening for Die Antwoord. They have toured in Europe and Russia. “This music is really in demand. We have not invested a single penny, just shot video, and became known in Europe”, Ilya Prusikin said in an interview with UTV. On 19 December 2015, the band released their second album “Funeral Rave”. It finished 8th in the chart Russian iTunes for the 52nd week of 2015. On 21 May 2016, videos for the songs Give Me Your Money and Big Dick received a prize at the Berlin Music Video Awards 2016. Big Dick won first place in the category of Most Trashy, and Give Me Your Money won third place in the category Best Performer. Big Dick, with over 33 million views, is full of sexual imagery and overtones. “We just want to show people that they own their lives. Countries and governments are not as important as they think a person can deal with, what he wants”, said frontman Ilya Prusikin on the purpose of the band in an interview with Noisey. The band has its own label “The Little Big Family”, which includes such artists as: Little Big (2016–present), The Hatters (2016–present), Tatarka (2016–present), Хлеб (2017–present), Lizer (2018–present).

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Post My Party - Netflix

Post My Party follows event expert and DIY maven Lynzie Kent as she helps one lucky host bring their dream DIY party to life, by guiding them through a series of handmade projects that will set their party apart from the rest. Known as the queen of DIY, with a knack for taking any party idea big or small and making it a dream DIY reality, Lynzie takes hosts in search of a truly unique and personalized occasion all within their own home. She transforms their ‘stuff' while turning their wish list of must-haves into the handcrafted party of their dreams. From a Barcelona-inspired housewarming to a Hollywood-glam engagement party, Lynzie will look to the host's dreams for inspiration. She'll then work with them to DIY their way through some of the most creative and beautifully inspired party projects to create an event no one will soon forget!

Post My Party - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-13

Post My Party - The enemy of my enemy is my friend - Netflix

The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. The earliest known expression of this concept is found in a Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, the Arthashastra, which dates to around the 4th century BC, while the first recorded use of the current English version came in 1884.

Post My Party - Balance theory - Netflix

In mathematical sociology a signed graph may be used to represent a social network that may or may not be balanced, depending upon the signs found along cycles. Fritz Heider considered a pair of friends with a common enemy as a balanced triangle. The full spectrum of changes induced by unbalanced networks was described by Anatol Rapoport: The hypothesis implies roughly that attitudes of the group members will tend to change in such a way that one’s friends’ friends will tend to become one’s friends and one’s enemies’ enemies also one’s friends, and one’s enemies’ friends and one’s friends’ enemies will tend to become one’s enemies, and moreover, that these changes tend to operate even across several removes (one’s friends’ friends’ enemies’ enemies tend become friends by an iterative process). Frank Harary described how balance theory can predict coalition formation in international relations: One can draw the signed graph of a given state of events and examine it for balance. If it is balanced there will be a tendency for the status quo. If it is not balanced, one should examine each of the bonds between pairs of nations in a cycle with regard to relative strength in the situation. One might then predict that the weakest such bond will change sign. Harary illustrated the method as a gloss on some events in the Middle East using several signed graphs, one of which represented eight nations.

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On the Lot - Netflix

The cameras are about to start rolling on the new moviemaking competition series On the Lot. Fifty aspiring filmmakers from around the globe will discover the magic of moviemaking when they are brought to Los Angeles and must endure a rigorous "Hollywood Boot Camp", where they will have their first attempt at a Hollywood-style "pitch" meeting; a "24-Hour Film Shoot", where each must shoot and edit a short film in a 24-hour period; as well as a "one-page, one-hour" film shoot, where they will have an hour to film a one-page scene with the help of professional directors of photography, camera and sound operators and actors. The 18 who make the cut will advance in the competition in the hope of landing a \$1-million DreamWorks development deal.

On the Lot - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-05-22

On the Lot - Tanah Lot - Netflix

Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”), a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography.

On the Lot - Restoration - Netflix

In 1980, the temple's rock face was starting to crumble and the area around and inside the temple started to become dangerous. The Japanese government then provided a loan to the Indonesian government of Rp 800 billion (approximately US$130 million) to conserve the historic temple and other significant locations around Bali. As a result, over one third of Tanah Lot's “rock” is actually cleverly disguised artificial rock created during the Japanese-funded and supervised renovation and stabilization program.

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Gear Dogs - Netflix

Car fanatic Nate Boyer will build and customize anything that moves. As the owner of Kultured Customs, a thriving hot rod and car resto-mod shop, Nate is always looking for the next big project to reap huge profits. Now, he is taking his biggest gamble yet and opening "The Doghouse" – a community garage that's open to hobbyists and auto mechanics (aka ‘Dogs') looking to test their build skills. Nate rigorously vets promising candidates that will use his space, equipment, and brains in exchange for a cut of their final flip. The Doghouse opens its doors to Discovery Channel in the all-new series Gear Dogs.

Gear Dogs - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-09-04

Gear Dogs - Manual transmission - Netflix

A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox, a standard transmission or colloquially in some countries (e.g. the United States) as a stick shift is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. It uses a driver-operated clutch engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal (automobile) or hand lever (motorcycle), for regulating torque transfer from the engine to the transmission; and a gear selector operated by hand (automobile) or by foot (motorcycle). A conventional 5-speed manual transmission is often the standard equipment in a base-model vehicle, while more expensive manual vehicles are usually equipped with a 6-speed transmission instead; other options include automatic transmissions such as a traditional automatic (hydraulic planetary) transmission (often a manumatic), a semi-automatic transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The number of forward gear ratios is often expressed for automatic transmissions as well (e.g., 9-speed automatic).

Gear Dogs - Freewheeling - Netflix

Some automotive manual transmissions had freewheeling capability in the 1930s through 1960s.

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Trick My Truck - Netflix

At the request of their loved ones, well-deserving truck drivers are set-up and hijacked by 'The Chrome Shop Mafia' -- a team of edgy, expert fabricators -- who transform their beat up and worn down vehicles into the trucks of their dreams, incorporating themes and luxuries associated with each trucker's livelihood and needs.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-02-03

Trick My Truck - Trick My Truck - Netflix

Trick My Truck is an American reality television program that premiered on February 3, 2006 on Country Music Television. Created by Varuna Entertainment, the series features a group of vehicle hackers known as the “Chrome Shop Mafia” who renovate the trucks of “deserving” drivers in response to letters and calls from family and friends.

Trick My Truck - Premise - Netflix

A group of seasoned vehicle body shop mechanics, which calls itself the “Chrome Shop Mafia”, receive letters and calls from people informing them about truckers they feel are deserving of a truck “remodeling.” The crew goes to “escape” the truck, primarily tractor-trailers, and give the drivers a similar loaner truck. The truck is taken back to the shop and remodeled completely, including customized designs on a specific theme, electronics enhancements, and mechanical upgrades to tires, exhaust pipes, etc. At the end of each episode, they bring in the driver to see their upgraded truck and give them a tour of what the auto mechanics have done to it. In addition to tractor-trailers, the crew has overhauled pickup trucks and various specialty trucks such as dump trucks and an ice cream truck.

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Love & Hip Hop - Netflix

VH1's highest rated docu-series, Love & Hip Hop is taking another bite out of the Big Apple and is back for Season 5. Equipped with our core cast, as well as some new faces, Love & Hip-Hop follows the stories of the heartache, successes, and failures of the lives of NYC's hip-hop scene.

Love & Hip Hop - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-03-06

Love & Hip Hop - Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (season 6) - Netflix

The sixth season of the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta aired on VH1 from March 6, 2017 until July 17, 2017. The show was primarily filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. It is executively produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple, David DiGangi, Lashan Browning and Donna Edge-Rachell for Eastern TV, and Nina L. Diaz, Liz Fine and Vivian Gomez for VH1. The series chronicles the lives of several women and men in the Atlanta area, involved in hip hop music. It consists of 18 episodes, including a two-part reunion special hosted by Nina Parker.

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It's Not You, It's Men - Netflix

Oprah Winfrey Network's newest primetime series takes Saturday nights by storm beginning January 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "It's Not You, It's Men", featuring international movie star, author and platinum recording artist Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop icon, author and reality star Rev Run, will bring viewers insight on everything from men and love to relationships and marriage. Friends for over seven years, Tyrese and Rev Run pride themselves on their varying points of view when it comes to relationships and marriage. Tyrese is a single father in search of his dream woman and Rev Run has been happily married for more than 20 years and is a father of six. Their ideas and opinions on love and commitment often clash, demonstrating the unique chemistry the longtime friends share, and resulting in passionate conversation and humorous banter.

Each week, the series will feature celebrity guests offering unique points of view on topics such as monogamy, modern romance, sex, marriage and dating. Featured celebrity guests include international film star Vin Diesel ("Fast and the Furious"), Rev Run's wife and reality star Justine Simmons, recording artist Jordin Sparks, comedian Marlon Wayans ("Scary Movie" and the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Black"), spiritual life coach and award-winning host Iyanla Vanzant ("Iyanla: Fix My Life"), comedienne and talk show host Loni Love ("The Real") and comedienne Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code"). Additionally, the series will feature relationship experts to offer guidance and understanding as it relates to the weekly show topics. Experts include Tracy McMillian, author of the popular Huffington Post article "Why You're Not Married," Sean Rad, Creator and CEO of Tinder, and Dr. Helen Fischer, a biological anthropologist with a background in human sex, love, marriage and gender differences.

"It's Not You, It's Men" is produced for OWN by CBS Television Distribution in association with Voltron Pictures and Simmons/Lehman Productions. Eric Pankowski created the show in collaboration with Tyrese and Rev Run. Pankowski is the showrunner/executive producer. Joining him as executive producers are Tyrese Gibson, Joseph Simmons, Jerome Martin, Isabella Castro and Michael Lehman.

It's Not You, It's Men - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-23

It's Not You, It's Men - NotAllMen - Netflix

  1. NotAllMen is a popular Internet meme. It is a shortened hashtag version of the phrase not all men are like that, sometimes abbreviated NAMALT.

A Time magazine article on the subject states that “Not all men” was previously stated as an object of frustration, but in early 2014 it became usually used as an object of mockery. Intended to counter generalizations about men's behavior, the phrase has been criticized for deflecting conversations from uncomfortable topics, such as sexual assault.

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Bad Robots - Netflix

Hidden camera show in which technology acts up, much to the bemusement of unsuspecting members of the public.

Bad Robots - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-11-11

Bad Robots - Robot - Netflix

A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to take on human form but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patient assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. Autonomous Things are expected to proliferate in the coming decade, with home robotics and the autonomous car as some of the main drivers. The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing is robotics. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. These robots have also created a newer branch of robotics: soft robotics. From the time of ancient civilization there have been many accounts of user-configurable automated devices and even automata resembling animals and humans, designed primarily as entertainment. As mechanical techniques developed through the Industrial age, there appeared more practical applications such as automated machines, remote-control and wireless remote-control. The term comes from a Czech word, robota, meaning “forced labor”; the word 'robot' was first used to denote a fictional humanoid in a 1920 play R.U.R. by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek but it was Karel's brother Josef Čapek who was the word's true inventor. Electronics evolved into the driving force of development with the advent of the first electronic autonomous robots created by William Grey Walter in Bristol, England in 1948, as well as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools in the late 1940s by John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen. The first commercial, digital and programmable robot was built by George Devol in 1954 and was named the Unimate. It was sold to General Motors in 1961 where it was used to lift pieces of hot metal from die casting machines at the Inland Fisher Guide Plant in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey. Robots have replaced humans in performing repetitive and dangerous tasks which humans prefer not to do, or are unable to do because of size limitations, or which take place in extreme environments such as outer space or the bottom of the sea. There are concerns about the increasing use of robots and their role in society. Robots are blamed for rising technological unemployment as they replace workers in increasing numbers of functions. The use of robots in military combat raises ethical concerns. The possibilities of robot autonomy and potential repercussions have been addressed in fiction and may be a realistic concern in the future.

Bad Robots - Etymology - Netflix

The word robot was introduced to the public by the Czech interwar writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920. The play begins in a factory that uses a chemical substitute for protoplasm to manufacture living, simplified people called robots. The play does not focus in detail on the technology behind the creation of these living creatures, but in their appearance they prefigure modern ideas of androids, creatures who can be mistaken for humans. These mass-produced workers are depicted as efficient but emotionless, incapable of original thinking and indifferent to self-preservation. At issue is whether the robots are being exploited and the consequences of human dependence upon commodified labor (especially after a number of specially-formulated robots achieve self-awareness and incite robots all around the world to rise up against the humans). Karel Čapek himself did not coin the word. He wrote a short letter in reference to an etymology in the Oxford English Dictionary in which he named his brother, the painter and writer Josef Čapek, as its actual originator. In an article in the Czech journal Lidové noviny in 1933, he explained that he had originally wanted to call the creatures laboři (“workers”, from Latin labor). However, he did not like the word, and sought advice from his brother Josef, who suggested “roboti”. The word robota means literally “corvée”, “serf labor”, and figuratively “drudgery” or “hard work” in Czech and also (more general) “work”, “labor” in many Slavic languages (e.g.: Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Polish, Macedonian, Ukrainian, archaic Czech, as well as robot in Hungarian). Traditionally the robota (Hungarian robot) was the work period a serf (corvée) had to give for his lord, typically 6 months of the year. The origin of the word is the Old Church Slavonic (Old Bulgarian) rabota “servitude” (“work” in contemporary Bulgarian and Russian), which in turn comes from the Proto-Indo-European root *orbh-. Robot is cognate with the German root Arbeit (work). The word robotics, used to describe this field of study, was coined by the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov created the “Three Laws of Robotics” which are a recurring theme in his books. These have since been used by many others to define laws used in fiction. (The three laws are pure fiction, and no technology yet created has the ability to understand or follow them, and in fact most robots serve military purposes, which run quite contrary to the first law and often the third law. “People think about Asimov's laws, but they were set up to point out how a simple ethical system doesn't work. If you read the short stories, every single one is about a failure, and they are totally impractical,” said Dr. Joanna Bryson of the University of Bath.)

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Beauty and the Geek - Netflix

The CW hit reality show, Beauty and the Geek returns with an outrageously fun fourth season where the new contestants are thrown a curveball that is as shocking as it is hilarious. The contestants expected business as usual -- gorgeous but academically impaired women pairing with brilliant but socially challenged men to test intellect and social skills for a chance to win the \$250,000 grand prize. But in their first days, they learn that they'll have to compete against one pair that's the opposite - a hot guy and a geeky girl - which immediately throws the rest of the house into turmoil. How will the geeks take to a jock in their midst? Will the beauties try to give a makeover to the geeky girl? Among the new challenges, the geeks will perform an autobiographical rap in a nightclub and participate in the ultimate social test: the competition for Prom King. The beauties will delve into today's hot topics for the first-ever American Beauty Debate and go back to basics when they find themselves serving as a substitute teacher for a third-grade class. Each of the previous seasons resulted in an unlikely romantic connection between a beauty and a geek. But what happens when one hot guy and one geeky girl get in on the action? During each competition, the geek tries to pass brains on to the beauty, while the beauty helps the geek overcome social awkwardness. At the end of the 13-week series, each contestant comes out a changed person, and one couple will walk away with a quarter of a million dollars.

Beauty and the Geek - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-06-01

Beauty and the Geek - Tyson Mao - Netflix

Tyson Mao (born May 8, 1984 in San Francisco, California) is an American Rubik's Cube speedsolver. He is a co-founder and a former board member of the World Cube Association, an organization that holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. In 2005, he set the world record for 3x3x3 blindfolded. In 2006, he appeared on the CW Television Network's “Beauty and the Geek” as one of the participants of the second incarnation of the reality television show.

Beauty and the Geek - Personal - Netflix

Tyson Mao was born in San Francisco to immigrant parents from Tainan, Taiwan. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and previously used to work as a Poker Product Manager for Zynga. Mao graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in astrophysics. His father is a doctor based in South San Francisco.

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Ridiculous Cakes - Netflix

Talented cake artists design wildly imaginative cakes like a 500-pound replica of planet Earth, an illuminated chandelier cake that hangs upside down and a Fraggle Rock cake for Jim Henson Studios. The blood, sweat and tears that go into these mind-boggling creations will be on full display as different cake stories unfold across America.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2018-01-01

Ridiculous Cakes - Rent-a-Goalie - Netflix

Rent-a-Goalie is a half-hour comedy television series from Canada that aired on Showcase from 2006 to 2008. The first season was nominated for three Gemini Awards, including Best Comedy Series. It was also nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Award, the CFTPA Indie Award for Best Comedy Series, an ACTRA Award for Best Male Performance for Christopher Bolton, and four Canadian Comedy Awards, winning two. The second season was nominated for six Gemini Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Cinematography and Best Casting. It has also been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards.

Ridiculous Cakes - Plot - Netflix

Rent-a-Goalie revolves around the exploits of Cake (Christopher Bolton), a hockey-mad, recovered-from-everything go-to guy, who runs a rag-tag hockey goalie rental service out of Cafe Primo, a family-owned coffee shop in Toronto’s Little Italy. Here, at this crazy crossroads of hockey culture and coffee culture, Cake has finally found a home. He spends his time juggling friends and enemies, the ridiculous and the profound, while always trying to live by “The Code” – an ever-evolving set of personal ethics, spiritual maxims and athletic credos that keep him on the straight and narrow.

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The Rachel Zoe Project - Netflix

The series follows the life of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her attempts to balance her professional life with her personal life while dealing with her fighting assistants and her husband-partner Rodger Berman. The Rachel Zoe Project also features Zoe's longtime assistant Taylor Jacobsen and Brad Goreski, Jacobsen's newly hired assistant who clash due to conflicting personalities.

The Rachel Zoe Project - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-09-09

The Rachel Zoe Project - Jeremiah Brent - Netflix

Jeremiah Brent (born November 24, 1984) is an American interior designer and television personality. Artistic from an early age, he started his career as a self-taught designer. He founded his design firm Jeremiah Brent Design (JBD) in 2011, a full service interior design firm with locations in both Los Angeles and New York City. The firm specializes in residential, commercial, and hospitality design. Brent was featured in many television shows with a big break in 2011 when he became a styling associate to Rachel Zoe on her syndicated show The Rachel Zoe Project in the fourth season of the show. He has also appeared in covers of various publications such as Domino magazine, Architectural Digest, Harper's Bazaar and People magazine. He was host of the Emmy Award-winning show Home Made Simple, broadcast for two seasons on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Alongside his husband, fellow interior designer Nate Berkus, he launched in 2017 the TV show Nate & Jeremiah By Design broadcast on TLC network. In 2017, he also became part of Living Spaces particularly Living Spaces presents Behind the Design.

The Rachel Zoe Project - Personal life - Netflix

Brent is openly gay. After nearly a year of dating, he became engaged to fellow interior designer Nate Berkus in April 2013. They were married on May 4, 2014 in Manhattan. Their daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, was born on March 23, 2015 and their son, Oskar Michael Brent-Berkus, was born on March 26, 2018, both via surrogates. Brent and his family currently live in West Hollywood, California. In early 2014, they were featured in clothier Banana Republic's “True Outfitters” ads in InStyle and Rolling Stone, among other magazines. The New York Times noted they were the first same-sex couple to be featured in ads for the magazines. Their Manhattan apartment was featured in the September 2015 issue of Architectural Digest magazine, where Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus appeared on the cover with their daughter Poppy.

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Mud Lovin' Rednecks - Netflix

Journey deep into the heart of Alabama and meet a down home gang of childhood friends as they attempt to start a first time mud bog business on their property. A popular form of entertainment, mud bogging combines big four-wheel trucks, fun competitions in the mud, family atmosphere, and a whole lot of mud. Anna, aka "Lil Bit," and her husband Bo, have joined forces with best friends Bubba and his fiancée Audrey, aka "Fat Legs," to transform their muddy land into a booming business called Mountain Creek Mud Bog. While their successful grand opening kicks off the summer season and brings in the bucks, this gang knows that if they don't step it up for the second bog, their new venture will be closed before it even starts.

With the stakes running high and the next bog right around the corner, the group splits up the to-do list, everything from promotion and advertising, to fishing for catfish and landscaping. They even have plans to organize a Miss Mountain Creek Contest and build multi-level "rock crawl" where tough four-wheel trucks can test their horsepower. Anything goes with these fearless friends as they rely on good 'ole redneck ingenuity to get the prep work done. But when a night on the town turns into a jealous blow out between Fat Legs and Bubba, it threatens to derail everyone's plans. Can these inexperienced twenty somethings get it together in time to prove themselves at their second mud bog, or will Mountain Creek Mud Bog become the laughing stock of Marbury, Alabama.

Mud Lovin' Rednecks - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-08-26

Mud Lovin' Rednecks - 2016 in country music - Netflix

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2016.

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Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind - Netflix

Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind is a collection of selected highlights from the first series of the original UK series, Mind Control, which first aired on Channel 4 in 2000. Released on DVD in October 2003, the series was later shown as a Hulu Exclusive Series in May 2012.

Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 2012-05-31

Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind - Mediumship - Netflix

Mediumship is the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings. There are different types of mediumship, including spirit channeling and ouija. Humans have been fascinated with contacting the dead since the beginning of human existence. Cave paintings by indigenous Australians date back 28,000 years, some depicting skulls, bones, spirits and the afterlife. Other cave paintings in Indonesia date back a further 10,000 years. Mediumship gained popularity during the nineteenth century, when ouija boards were used by the upper classes as a source of entertainment. Investigations during this period revealed widespread fraud—with some practitioners employing techniques used by stage magicians—and the practice began to lose credibility. Fraud is still rife in the medium/psychic industry, with cases of deception and trickery being discovered to this day. Scientific researchers have attempted to ascertain the validity of claims of mediumship. An experiment undertaken by the British Psychological Society led to the conclusion that the test subjects demonstrated no mediumistic ability. Several different variants of mediumship exist; arguably the best-known forms involve a spirit purportedly taking control of a medium's voice and using it to relay a message, or where the medium simply “hears” the message and passes it on. Other forms involve materializations of the spirit or the presence of a voice, and telekinetic activity. The practice is associated with several religious-belief systems such as Vodun, Spiritualism, Spiritism, Candomblé, Voodoo, Umbanda and some New Age groups.

Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind - Recent - Netflix

The VERITAS Research Program of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, run by the parapsychologist Gary Schwartz, was created primarily to test the hypothesis that the consciousness (or identity) of a person survives physical death. Schwartz claimed his experiments were indicative of survival, but do not yet provide conclusive proof. The experiments described by Schwartz have received criticism from the scientific community for being inadequately designed and using poor controls. Ray Hyman discovered many methodological errors with Schwartz's research including; “Inappropriate control comparisons”, “Failure to use double-blind procedures”, “Creating non-falsifiable outcomes by reinterpreting failures as successes” and “Failure to independently check on facts the sitters endorsed as true”. Hyman wrote “Even if the research program were not compromised by these defects, the claims being made would require replication by independent investigators.” Hyman criticizes Schwartz's decision to publish his results without gathering “evidence for their hypothesis that would meet generally accepted scientific criteria... they have lost credibility.” In 2003, skeptic investigator Massimo Polidoro in his book Secrets of the Psychics documented the history of fraud in mediumship and spiritualistic practices as well as the psychology of psychic deception. Terence Hines in his book Pseudoscience and the Paranormal (2003) has written:

Modern spiritualists and psychics keep detailed files on their victims. As might be expected, these files can be very valuable and are often passed on from one medium or psychic to another when one retires or dies. Even if a psychic doesn't use a private detective or have immediate access to driver's license records and such, there is still a very powerful technique that will allow the psychic to convince people that the psychic knows all about them, their problems, and their deep personal secrets, fears, and desires. The technique is called cold reading and is probably as old as charlatanism itself... If John Edward (or any of the other self-proclaimed speakers with the dead) really could communicate with the dead, it would be a trivial matter to prove it. All that would be necessary would be for him to contact any of the thousands of missing persons who are presumed dead—famous (e.g., Jimmy Hoffa, Judge Crater) or otherwise—and correctly report where the body is. Of course, this is never done. All we get, instead, are platitudes to the effect that Aunt Millie, who liked green plates, is happy on the other side.

An experiment conducted by the British Psychological Society in 2005 suggests that under the controlled condition of the experiment, people who claimed to be professional mediums do not demonstrate the mediumistic ability. In the experiment, mediums were assigned to work the participants chosen to be “sitters.” The mediums claimed to contact the deceased who were related to the sitters. The research gather the numbers of the statements made and have the sitters rate the accuracy of the statements. The readings that were considered to be somewhat accurate by the sitters were very generalized, and the ones that were considered inaccurate were the ones that were very specific. On Fox News on the Geraldo at Large show, October 6, 2007, Geraldo Rivera and other investigators accused Schwartz as a fraud as he had overstepped his position as a university researcher by requesting over three million dollars from a bereaved father who had lost his son. Schwartz claimed to have contacted the spirit of a 25-year-old man in the bathroom of his parents house and it is alleged he attempted to charge the family 3.5 million dollars for his mediumship services. Schwartz responded saying that the allegations were set up to destroy his science credibility. In 2013 Rose Marks and members of her family were convicted of fraud for a series of crimes spanning 20 years entailing between $20 and $45 million. They told vulnerable clients that to solve their problems they had to give the purported psychics money and valuables. Marks and family promised to return the cash and goods after “cleansing” them. Prosecutors established they had no intent to return the property. The exposures of fraudulent activity led to a rapid decline in ectoplasm and materialization séances. Investigator Joe Nickell has written that modern self-proclaimed mediums like John Edward, Sylvia Browne, Rosemary Altea and James Van Praagh are avoiding the Victorian tradition of dark rooms, spirit handwriting and flying tambourines as these methods risk exposure. They instead use “mental mediumship” tactics like cold reading or gleaning information from sitters before hand (hot reading). Group readings also improve hits by making general statements with conviction, which will fit at least one person in the audience. Shows are carefully edited before airing to show only what appears to be hits and removing anything that does not reflect well on the medium. Michael Shermer criticized mediums in Scientific American, saying, “mediums are unethical and dangerous: they prey on the emotions of the grieving. As grief counselors know, death is best faced head-on as a part of life.” Shermer wrote that the human urge to seek connections between events that may form patterns meaningful for survival is a function of natural evolution, and called the alleged ability of mediums to talk to the dead “a well-known illusion of a meaningful pattern.” According to James Randi, a skeptic who has debunked many claims of psychic ability and uncovered fraudulent practices, mediums who do cold readings “fish, suggest possibilities, make educated guesses and give options.” Randi has a standing offer of $1 million US dollars for anyone who can demonstrate psychic ability under controlled conditions. Most prominent psychics and mediums have not taken up his offer. The key role in mediumship of this sort is played by “effect of subjective confirmation” (see Barnum effect) — people are predisposed to consider reliable that information which though is casual coincidence or a guess, however it seems to them personally important and significant and answers their personal belief. The article about this phenomenon in Encyclopædia Britannica places emphasis that "… one by one spiritual mediums were convicted of fraud, sometimes using the tricks borrowed from scenic “magicians” to convince their paranormal abilities". In the article it is also noted that “… the opening of the wide ranging fraud happening on spiritualistic sessions caused serious damage to reputation of the movement of a Spiritualism and in the USA pushed it on the public periphery”.

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The Runner - Netflix

On "The Runner", where the top prize is \$1 million, one person, the chosen "Runner", attempts to make it across the U.S. unnoticed over the course of 30 days while following clues about his or her itinerary, including mandated checkpoints. At the same time, eight two-person teams, "Chasers," equipped with mobile devices that also receive clues, try to track the Runner's moves and make a capture before the next checkpoint is reached. People at home can play along on go90 in real time and provide tips and information that can help capture the Runner for cash rewards. Real-time video updates are provided on go90 throughout the game, with multiple updates released each day.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-01

The Runner - Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - Netflix

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (stylized onscreen simply as The Scorch Trials) is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film based on James Dashner's novel The Scorch Trials, the second novel in The Maze Runner book series. The film is the sequel to the 2014 film The Maze Runner and the second installment in The Maze Runner film series. It was directed by Wes Ball, with a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. Adding to the original film's cast of Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson, the new supporting cast includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, and Alan Tudyk. The plot of The Scorch Trials takes place immediately after the previous installment, with Thomas (O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers, who have just escaped from the facilities of the powerful World Catastrophe Killzone Department (W.C.K.D.), which had imprisoned them. On the run in the desert and in ruined cities, they must escape WCKD soldiers and face the perils of the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles. Filming began in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 27, 2014, and officially concluded on January 27, 2015. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was released in select international territories starting September 9, 2015 in 2D, 3D, 4DX and Barco Escape, and was released on September 18, 2015 in the United States in 2D and Premium Large Format theaters, by 20th Century Fox. It was originally set to be released in IMAX, but this was cancelled, as Everest had all worldwide IMAX screens booked until the release of the film The Walk. The Scorch Trials received mixed reviews, with some critics calling it decent – commending its action sequences and performances – while others criticized the film for its lack of plot and character advancement. Like its predecessor, the film was a commercial success grossing $30.3 million on its opening weekend, making it the ninth-highest grossing debut in September. The film went to the number one spot at the box office during its opening weekend, and has grossed $312 million worldwide. The concluding entry, titled Maze Runner: The Death Cure, was released on January 26, 2018.

The Runner - Critical response - Netflix

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials received mixed reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 46%, based on 138 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10. The website's critical consensus states, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is an action-packed sequel at the cost of story, urgency, and mystery that the original offered.” Metacritic gives the film a score of 43 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale. The main criticisms of the film were its narrative, particularly its changes from the source material, and lack of character development. Forbes said the film suffered from “middle movie syndrome”, claiming that it did not offer an introduction nor a finale. The Wrap stated that, “it doesn't offer much plot or character development”. Stephen Kelly of Total Film said, “Scorch Trials ambitiously opens up its world with mixed results: gripping action, so-so script.” Walter Addiego of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “there's lots of eye candy, and the pace is fast, but somehow the movie falls short.” However, some critics considered it to be an improvement over its predecessor, highlighting its action sequences and performances. John Williams of The New York Times wrote, “the many chases and ludicrous narrow escapes offer respectable doses of adrenaline”, and Brian Truitt of USA Today said, “Maze Runner's action, suspense and twists give movie fans of all ages a chance to embrace their inner on-the-run teenager.” Rafer Guzman of Newsday said, “the teen dystopian franchise continues to play rough, and now even rougher, with satisfying results.” Bilge Ebiri of Vulture said “essentially, The Scorch Trials makes up for the humdrum Apocalypse of its first half by going a little bonkers in its second.”

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Meet the Russians - Netflix

FOX UK's first original commission sees the cameras following the life of wealthy Russians, Ukrainians and other Soviets living in London.

Meet the Russians - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-25

Meet the Russians - Natalia Kapchuk - Netflix

Natalia Kapchuk (Russian: Наталия Капчук; born on March 11, 1986 in Ekaterinburg) is a Russian-born model, a TV presenter, an actress, a business woman and a socialite. She resides in Dubai and London.

Meet the Russians - Modelling career - Netflix

While in the school Kapchuk was noticed by one of the local designers in Ekaterinburg and was hired to perform for her show. At the age of 13, she joined a modeling agency. The following year she took part in a beauty pendant competition Miss Yekaterinburg where she became one of the finalists. At the age of 16, she won the 2002 Miss Siberia pageant and after that Kapchuk modeled for various Russian designers. In 2007 she moved to Dubai where she continued her modelling career. She has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including KFC, Six Sense Resort and Spa, Summer Dubai, Massimo Dutti, Missoni, and various property campaigns. She posed for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, OK, Grazia, Ahlan!, Jumana, Hello, Desert Fish, and Q. Kapchuk is successful as a catwalk model in Dubai and GCC Countries: Fashion Weeks, Harvey Nichols, Boutique 1, Etoile, Carolina Herrera, Juicy Couture, Christian Audigier, Roberto Cavalli, Slava Zaitsev, and other middle eastern designers.

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Picker Sisters - Netflix

Best friends and famous interior designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen journey across America looking for rare articles.

Picker Sisters - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2011-08-09

Picker Sisters - List of American Pickers episodes - Netflix

This is a list of episodes of the American series American Pickers. The series premiered on January 18, 2010, on History.

Picker Sisters - Season 8 (2013) - Netflix

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Aussie Pickers - Netflix

Aussie Pickers is an Australian reality television series which premiered on A&E on 9 May 2013. It is an Australian adaption of American series American Pickers. The show follows Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald as they travel around Australia, buying ("picking") antiques and collectibles. They look through attics, backyards and sheds in the search for forgotten relics.

Aussie Pickers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-05-09

Aussie Pickers - A&E (Australia) - Netflix

A&E is an Australian subscription television channel which launched on Thursday 16 February 2012. A&E is a male-skewed channel that focuses on 'real life' content, similar to that of its U.S. counterpart. On 23 February 2012, Austar announced on their Facebook page that they would be launching A&E on Sunday 26 February 2012. A two-hour timeshift channel launched on 5 October 2016 on channel 614, replacing the now-defunct timeshift service for SoHo.

Aussie Pickers - Other programming - Netflix

American Pickers Bad Ink Baggage Battles Barry'd Treasure BBQ Pitmasters Big Shrimpin' Call of the Wildman Counting Cars Duck Dynasty Flipping Boston Fool's Gold Garage Gold Gator Boys Ghost Adventures Hardcore Pawn Hillbilly Blood Horseplayers The Hunt Ice Pilots Ice Road Truckers The Liquidator Lizard Lick Towing Operation Repo Pawn Stars Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters Shipping Wars Storage Hunters Storage Wars Storage Wars: Texas Storage Wars: Canada Toy Hunter Treasure King

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Top Chef Mexico - Netflix

Hosted by actress Ana Claudia Talancón, the 13 episode reality competition television series is based on Bravo's international franchise Top Chef and is produced by Cinemateli Content. Professional chefs will compete against each other in various cooking-themed challenges and judges will eliminate one chef, until the last remaining contestant wins the coveted title of Top Chef México.

Top Chef Mexico - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Spanish

Status: Running

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: None

Top Chef Mexico - Eduardo García (Mexican chef) - Netflix

Eduardo García is a Mexican chef and founder of Mexico City restaurants Máximo Bistrot and Lalo! He is often considered one of Mexico's top chefs.

Top Chef Mexico - Lady PROFECO scandal - Netflix

On April 27, 2013, Andrea Benítez, the daughter of the head of Mexico's Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer (PROFECO), Humberto Benítez Treviño, was involved in a scandal about abuse of power. Andrea arrived at Máximo Bistrot without a reservation and got into an argument with Gabriela García, demanding to be seated. Gabriela refused, stating that there was a list of people with reservations and she would have to wait. Andrea threw a tantrum, filmed by witnesses and widely circulated in Mexico, and the public gave her the nickname “Lady PROFECO”. Andrea threatened Gabriela to close the restaurant, a power that PROFECO has. And indeed, later the same day, PROFECO inspectors closed the restaurant on what were widely seen as trumped-up reasons. The viral video exposed the abuse of power and there wide calls for her father to step down. The head of the PRD political party asked for his resignation shortly thereafter. On May 15, 2013, the Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, dismissed Benítez by order of President Enrique Peña Nieto, considering that the scandal damaged the image of government authority. The scandal and its aftermath represented a small but significant milestone in the fight for transparency in Mexico's political system.

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Best Funeral Ever - Netflix

The staff at Golden Gate Funeral Home throws unusual funerals---from a barbecue-themed ceremony to one celebrating the Christmas spirit.

Best Funeral Ever - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-06

Best Funeral Ever - Dark Funeral - Netflix

Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993. They emerged during the second wave of black metal. Their lyrical themes have traditionally pertained to Satanism and anti-Christianity. Certain past and present members including Blackmoon, Ahriman, Caligula and Chaq Mol have each declared an affinity for Satanism, with Ahriman and Caligula notably being practitioners of LaVeyan Satanism. In their earlier years, their lyrical themes usually revolved specifically around depictions of Hell and Satan. After Emperor Magus Caligula joined the band, their lyrics came to focus more on blasphemy and anti-Christian rhetoric, although there have been several exceptions to this. The group have released six full-length albums and are one of the most prominent acts in the Swedish black metal scene.

Best Funeral Ever - Dark Funeral EP and The Secrets of the Black Arts - Netflix

Dark Funeral was founded by guitarists Blackmoon (David Parland) and Lord Ahriman in 1993. Shortly afterwards drummer Draugen and bassist and vocalist Themgoroth joined the band. Their self-titled and self-financed EP, Dark Funeral, was recorded in 1994 at Dan Swanö's Unisound Studio in January. It was released on May 4, the same day the band performed their first gig at Luse Lottes Pub in Oslo, Norway, alongside bands such as fellow live debut band Gorgoroth and Marduk (who performed their first show abroad). After the recording sessions, Draugen left the band and was replaced by Equimanthorn. In 1995, the band signed up to No Fashion Records and started preparing songs for a full-length album. After an attempt to record The Secrets of the Black Arts at Unisound Studios (again with Dan Swanö), the band decided to relocate to The Abyss Studio and re-record the entire album. During the break between studio sessions, the band wrote the song “When Angels Forever Die”. With engineer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) on board, the band finally got the production they were looking for. Shortly after, Dark Funeral played their first festival gig, Under the Black Sun I, in Berlin. A few weeks prior to this gig Emperor Magus Caligula (Magnus 'Masse' Broberg, the original vocalist of Hypocrisy) replaced Themgoroth and eventually became a permanent member in the summer of 1995. On January 28, 1996, the band's first full-length album, The Secrets of the Black Arts, was released and the album was soon licensed to Metal Blade (North America) and Mystic Productions (Poland). Equimanthorn was soon replaced by Alzazmon (Tomas Asklund, later renowned for his work with Dissection and Gorgoroth). The line-up of Emperor Magus Caligula, Lord Ahriman, Alzazmon and Blackmoon recorded their versions of Bathory's “Call from the Grave” and “Equimanthorn” for the Bathory tribute In Conspiracy with Satan. (These also appeared later re-mastered for the re-titled re-release of the band's debut In the Sign…). Blackmoon eventually left and founded War a year later. Together with Necromass, the band embarked on the Satanic War Tour I throughout Europe.

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Treasure Hunters - Netflix

Laird Macintosh ("Ultimate Playground") hosts this fast-paced adventure/mystery reality series where multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they travel to historically significant locations around the globe and are mentally and physically challenged in their quest of a promised hidden treasure. The secrets of history protects seven mysterious artifacts that when combined, will reveal the key to the treasure. As ten teams of treasure hunters begin their search, one group of five teams find themselves in Alaska and the other group in Hawaii -- neither is aware the other group exists. As each team faces mental and physical challenges beyond their expectations in their respective environments, nothing prepares them for when both groups come face to face and realize the competition just got steeper. Now, ten teams rush to the next location where a mixture of real history and brain-teasing challenges only allow nine teams to move to the next round.

Treasure Hunters - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2006-06-18

Treasure Hunters - Treasure Hunters (novel) - Netflix

Treasure Hunters is a children's adventure novel written by James Patterson with Chris Grabenstein and Mark Shulman. It is the first book in the Treasure Hunters series. It was published in 2013. The book chronicles the life of the Kidd sibings, who find themselves in the biggest treasure hunt of their lives after their parents disappear. The story shows them working together to defeat pirates and lose the pursuit of treasure-hunting rivals while following clues to find out what really happened to their parents and if they are still alive.

Treasure Hunters - Plot summary - Netflix

The Kidd siblings: Tommy, Storm, Bick, and Beck, used to live a happy life on their ship until their father Thomas Kidd goes missing during a storm. Their mother also went missing three months earlier in Cyprus. The Kidds hold a small funeral for their father who is presumed to be dead. They continue to treasure hunt, their family business. The Kidds start their treasure hunt in the Cayman Islands, which was their treasure hunt destination before the storm. The four of them go into the secret compartment in their ship, The Lost, known as the Room, where they find a list of the top ten greatest treasures of the world. A speedboat follows the Kidds. They are taken to Louie Louie, referred to as the Big Man, a person who previously had done lots of deals with their father. He says that he needs an item their father promised to give him in exchange for a bee amulet and repairing The Lost for the Kidds. Tommy takes a girl named Daphne for a tour of the ship. Bick and Beck search her and find out that she was trying to steal a mwana pwo African mask. Louie Louie takes the mwana pwo mask, the item he desired and gives the Kidds the bee amulet. They find a map in the bee amulet titled Cordoba's Lost Fleet, which was a vessel that carried gold and silver bars that went missing after a hurricane. The map is later revealed to be a fake kept by the treasure hunter Nathan Collier, who was the number one nemesis of their parents. He informs the Police about their whereabouts who are about to take them to the orphanage but Storm's knowledge of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea saves them. Tommy reveals that their father had discovered two of Cordoba's lost fleet shortly after Bick and Beck's birth and was instructed to reveal the treasure only when the Kidds were in a financial crisis. They take most of the treasure from the fleet, leaving some behind. Using Louie Louie's contacts they are able to sell the treasure to his associate in Miami. Timothy, their father's overseer, arrives at their ship and announces that he is living with them. Soon afterward, The Lost is followed by speedboats with pirates. They ask the Kidds for the key to the Room but they lie they don't have a key. The pirates then kidnap Beck as a backup. They use a lie-detecting device on her but she manages to outsmart the pirates and steals a bottle of Pentothal from them. They give her back to Timothy. The Kidds, who have grown suspicious of Timothy, use the Pentothal on him after he goes to sleep. He reveals that he is a CIA agent and their parents were also spy agents who worked under him. The Kidds trust him and allow him to go to do his duty. Soon afterward, the pirates, who had used a long-range hearing device to spy on their conversations, come back. They are however tricked into jumping off the ship. Nathan Collier arrives suddenly by tracking Tommy's satellite phone. He takes the key from the Kidds and checks the room but doesn't find anything. The Kidds then travel to Portia Macy Hudson, an antique collector and trades the Bee amulet for a Grecian Urn. Daphne arrives at the spot and reveals herself as Portia's daughter, who tried to take the mwana pwo mask directly to Louie to trade for the bee amulet. The Kidds track Dr. Lewis who is actually Louie's brother. He says that the Grecian Urn is the one mentioned by the English poet John Keats in the poem,“Ode on a Grecian Urn”. Dr. Lewis reveals the real story behind their mother's kidnapping. Aramis, commonly known as the pirate king, sends their mother to verify whether the Grecian urn with the pirates was an original. It was a fake and the pirates, furious for their deal being broken, kidnaps their mother for saying the truth. The Kidds try to take the Urn to the pirates to free their mother but it is stolen from the Kidds by a group of girls working for Nathan Collier. The Kidds, having no choice, go to Aramis as they have the provenance papers for proving the urn as an original. The Kidds, once close to the urn, take it and run. Suddenly, CIA agents under Uncle Timothy's leadership arrive and arrests Aramis. However, he only can save their mother from being killed by the pirates by making a deal with them. He makes the call to not kill their mother and is set free but his possessions are taken. Later on, the Kidds receive an email from their father and enjoy. Later on, the narrator, Bick, reveals it was him who sent the e-mail to make the family happy by making them think their father is alive and tells the readers not to tell anyone.

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F*ck That's Delicious Classics - Netflix

In F*ck That's Delicious Classics, also known as That's Delicious Classics, Action Bronson and friends provide a behind-the-scenes look back at some of their favorite moments from the food-tasting series.

F*ck That's Delicious Classics - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-08-24

F*ck That's Delicious Classics - List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people - Netflix

This is a referenced overview list of notable gay, lesbian or bisexual people, who have either been open about their sexuality or for which reliable sources exist. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed. The definition of sexual orientation has changed greatly over time and the word “gay” wasn't used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the mid-19th century. Much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies. However, most definitions include a psychological component (such as the direction of an individual's erotic desire) and/or a behavioural component (which focuses on the sex of the individual's sexual partner/s). Some prefer to simply follow an individual's self-definition or identity. See homosexuality and bisexuality for criteria that have traditionally denoted lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. The high prevalence of people from the West on this list may be due to societal attitudes toward homosexuality. The Pew Research Center's 2003 Global Attitudes Survey found that “[p]eople in Africa and the Middle East strongly object to societal acceptance of homosexuality. Opinion in Europe is split between West and East. Majorities in every Western European nation surveyed say homosexuality should be accepted by society, while most Russians, Poles and Ukrainians disagree. Americans are divided – a thin majority (51 percent) believes homosexuality should be accepted, while 42 percent disagree.” Attitude towards homosexuality in Latin American countries have increasingly been more legally tolerant, but Mexico and Brazil have remained unaccepting about the subject.

F*ck That's Delicious Classics - Persons of confirmed lesbian, gay or bisexual orientation - Netflix

The following list includes notable people who have self-identified as homosexual or bisexual, or whose homosexuality or bisexuality has been backed by sources that are usually considered reliable.

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Race to Escape - Netflix

Panic rooms take on a whole new meaning in Science Channel's RACE TO ESCAPE, premiering 25 July 2015. Two teams of three strangers compete in the ultimate test of grace under pressure. Trapped in a locked barber shop, a bar, or a 19thcentury drawing room, the teams race the clock to solve clues hidden in their room to open the door to freedom and wealth. As the time ticks down, so does the money they stand to win. The first team to escape takes the prize and ultimate bragging rights.

Race to Escape - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-07-25

Race to Escape - Moon landing - Netflix

A Moon landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon. This includes both manned and unmanned (robotic) missions. The first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon was the Soviet Union's Luna 2 mission, on 13 September 1959. The United States' Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969. There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 22 August 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon, with the last departing the lunar surface in December 1972.

Race to Escape - Manned Moon landings - Netflix

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RocketJump: The Show - Netflix

Fresh off the Season 3 success of RocketJump's YouTube series Video Game High School, the new Hulu original will expand upon the global success of Freddie Wong and RocketJump's short films. Each half-hour episode of the series will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump's newest short. The eight full episodes will be released exclusively on Hulu on a weekly basis and the newly-created shorts will premiere exclusively on Hulu as well. The project marks RocketJump's first series for Hulu and first series to premiere exclusively off the YouTube network with "RocketJump: The Show".

RocketJump: The Show - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-12-02

RocketJump: The Show - List of original programs distributed by Hulu - Netflix

Beginning in 2011, streaming service Hulu began to produce its own original content. The first production released was the web series The Morning After, a light-hearted pop-culture news show. In 2012, Hulu announced that it would begin airing its first original scripted program, titled Battleground.

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The Anna Nicole Show - Netflix

Reality show starring everyone's favorite plus sized model Anna Nicole Smith!

The Anna Nicole Show - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2002-08-04

The Anna Nicole Show - Richie Rich (designer) - Netflix

Richard J. Eichhorn, stage name Richie Rich, is an American fashion designer, television personality, figure skater and singer. Born in California, Rich began his career as a figure skater touring with the entertainment show Ice Capades. In the 1990s, he was a part of a group of club personalities, Club Kids, in the New York City club scene. In the late 1990s, he released two singles, “Magic” and “Collision”. In 1999, Rich and Traver Rains founded the fashion company, Heatherette. After being “discovered” by Patricia Field.

The Anna Nicole Show - Television - Netflix

In addition to appearances on the talk show circuit as a Club Kid, Rich was a featured role as himself on the Ashton Kutcher produced WB series, The Beautiful Life, guest judged on multiple iterations of Top Model (America, Canada, Germany), Project Runway (America, Canada, Germany) and has appeared on various other shows such as MTV's My Super Sweet 16, Made, TRL, VH1's Supergroup, Basketball Wives, The Fabulous Life of... (Pamela Anderson and Nicky Hilton), The Anna Nicole Show on E!, MTV News, Logo TV, the Tonight Show, The Tyra Banks Show, RTL German Television (mini reality series), The Today Show, Good Day New York Live, NBC's Fashion on Ice Live, etc.

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Bogans - Netflix

Bogans, love 'em or hate 'em, there's no escaping them in this series that introduces you to their ways and takes you into their world!

Bogans - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-07-30

Bogans - Elle Dawe - Netflix

Elle Dawe (born 1 January 1990) is an Australian film and television actress, comedian and model.

Bogans - Acting - Netflix

Elle Dawe studied acting while attending Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in her younger years. Her first major role on Australian television was in the 2008 SBS series Swift and Shift Couriers, portraying Elle Whick. Following this, she portrayed the popular character Shazza Jones, in Housos (SBS), Bogan Hunters (7mate) and in the feature films Housos vs. Authority (2012) and Fat Pizza vs. Housos (2014). She has hosted The Circle on Ten and has been featured on Seven's Sunrise and The Morning Show. Dawe has also appeared in television commercials for Franklins and Tourism New Zealand.

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Mountain Movers - Netflix

Adrenaline-packed series presented by Chevrolet, goes behind the scenes to show viewers how world-class, high-intensity snow competition courses are constructed.

Mountain Movers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-05-09

Mountain Movers - Good Clean Fun (production company) - Netflix

Good Clean Fun was an American television production company based in Los Angeles. The company was founded by Jason Carbone and produces primarily reality docusoap content. Programming focuses on celebrity figures in music, television, and sports. In 2015, Good Clean Fun premiered two new series, Barely Famous on VH1 and Meet the Smiths on TBS, as well as a second season of Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers. Barely Famous, a ground-breaking reality TV parody about sisters Erin and Sara Foster, premiered on March 18, 2015 on VH1. A second season is slated to air in 2016. Good Clean Fun also produced Meet the Smiths, a docuseries about retired NBA star and current TV basketball analyst for TNT Sports, Kenny “the Jet” Smith and his family. Meet the Smiths premiered on TBS on April 1, 2015. Rev Run's Sunday Suppers, which originally premiered on Cooking Channel on June 8, 2014 aired its second season in early 2015. A third season is currently in development. Former productions for Good Clean Fun include Tia & Tamera and the NAACP Image Award winning Run's House. Tia & Tamera is a reality series starring former teen stars Tia and Tamera Mowry. The series premiered on August 8, 2011 to record-breaking numbers on Style Network, as the most-watched series premiere in Style history and has since aired three seasons. Run's House follows the family of Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons for 6 seasons on MTV. Additionally, the company produced Life of Ryan on MTV, a look into the life of teen skateboarding pro Ryan Sheckler, and TLC's Livin' for the Apocalypse, which profiled preppers preparing for a coming apocalypse. Others include The Cassadee Pope Project on CMT, Sanya’s Glam and Gold on WE tv, Mountain Movers on National Geographic Channel, Beverly's Full House on OWN, Candy Girls on E!, and the special Dev for MTV.

Mountain Movers - Filmography - Netflix

Barely Famous on VH1 Meet the Smiths on TBS Rev Run's Sunday Suppers on Cooking Channel The Cassadee Pope Project on CMT Sanya's Glam & Gold on We TV Mountain Movers on National Geographic Channel Dev on MTV Beverly's Full House on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Tia & Tamera on Style Network Livin' for the Apocalypse on TLC Harry Loves Lisa on TV Land Life of Ryan on MTV Run's House on MTV Daddy's Girls on MTV Candy Girls on E!

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Celebrity Big Brother - Netflix

The stars are aligned for a special edition of Big Brother. The CBS summer flagship will air a celebrity spin-off of the series in winter 2018. The new version of the show Celebrity Big Brother will air on the network and will feature multiple episodes per week during a concentrated run—including the signature Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions and live evictions. In addition, CBS All Access will again invite viewers inside the Big Brother house for an unfiltered look at its cast with the 24/7 live feed.

Julie Chen will host the celebrity edition, which is an addition to Big Brother's milestone 20th season that will air in summer 2018.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Celebrity Big Brother - Celebrity Big Brother (UK TV series) - Netflix

Celebrity Big Brother is a British television reality game show based on the Dutch show Big Brother, created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The show follows a number of celebrity contestants, known as housemates, who are isolated from the outside world for an extended period of time in a custom built House. Each week, one of the housemates is evicted by a public vote, with the last housemate named the winner. The series takes its name from the character in George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Celebrity Big Brother began as a one-time spin-off series to the original Big Brother UK, and premiered on Channel 4 on 9 March 2001. Following the successful first series, the show returned the following year for a second series. Though the show did not air for the next two years, it returned in 2005 and 2006. Following the highly controversial fifth series in 2007, the show did not return in 2008. It did air in 2009, but it was officially axed after the seventh series in 2010 when Channel 4 chose to cancel the programme as well as the main series. Despite this, it was picked up by Channel 5, and Celebrity Big Brother returned in 2011. Since 2012, two editions of Celebrity Big Brother have aired each year, with one airing in January and one airing following the conclusion of the civilian series in August. The show was initially hosted by Davina McCall from its inception to its cancellation by Channel 4. Despite being offered the position of host following the show's move to Channel 5, McCall chose not to return. Brian Dowling, who had won on Big Brother 2 and Ultimate Big Brother, replaced McCall as the host of the series. Dowling hosted the eighth to eleventh series, before being replaced by Emma Willis from the twelfth series onward. Marcus Bentley has narrated the series since its inception in 2001. Much like its predecessor, Celebrity Big Brother has been met with commercial success and has also received extensive media coverage and publicity since it premiered. It has been covered in spin-off series such as Big Brother's Big Mouth and Big Brother's Bit on the Side, which also covered the main series. Similar to the parent series, Celebrity Big Brother has been the source of much controversy and criticism, most notably during the 2007 series. Following this, a spin-off series known as Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack aired in 2008 in the place of Celebrity Big Brother. It has been noted that numerous celebrities who have appeared on the series have become more prominent figures in the media than before.

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I Escaped to the Country - Netflix

Series celebrating the house-buying success stories of people who went on to purchase a rural property they were introduced to on their original Escape to the Country journey.

I Escaped to the Country - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-30

I Escaped to the Country - World War I - Netflix

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history and precipitated major political change, including the Revolutions of 1917–1923 in many of the nations involved. Unresolved rivalries at the end of the conflict contributed to the start of the Second World War twenty-one years later. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia and, as a result, entangled-international-alliances, formed over the previous decades, were invoked. Within weeks the major powers were at war, and the conflict soon spread around the world. Russia was the first to order a partial mobilisation of its armies on 24–25 July, and when on 28 July Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia declared general mobilisation on 30 July. Germany presented an ultimatum to Russia to demobilise, and when this was refused, declared war on Russia on 1 August. Being outnumbered on the Eastern Front, Russia urged its Triple Entente ally France to open up a second front in the west. Japan entered the war on the side of the Allies on 23 August 1914, seizing the opportunity of Germany's distraction with the European War to expand its sphere of influence in China and the Pacific. Over forty years earlier in 1870, the Franco-Prussian War had ended the Second French Empire and France had ceded the provinces of Alsace-Lorraine to a unified Germany. Bitterness over that defeat and the determination to retake Alsace-Lorraine made the acceptance of Russia's plea for help an easy choice, so France began full mobilisation on 1 August and, on 3 August, Germany declared war on France. The border between France and Germany was heavily fortified on both sides so, according to the Schlieffen Plan, Germany then invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France from the north, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany on 4 August due to their violation of Belgian neutrality. After the German march on Paris was halted in the Battle of the Marne, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that changed little until 1917. On the Eastern Front, the Russian army led a successful campaign against the Austro-Hungarians, but the Germans stopped its invasion of East Prussia in the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, and the Sinai Peninsula. In 1915, Italy joined the Allies and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. Romania joined the Allies in 1916. After the sinking of seven US merchant ships by German submarines, and the revelation that the Germans were trying to get Mexico to make war on the United States, the US declared war on Germany on 6 April 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917 with the February Revolution, and the October Revolution followed by a further military defeat brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which granted the Germans a significant victory. After the stunning German Spring Offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in the successful Hundred Days Offensive. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to the Armistice of Villa Giusti, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war or soon after, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with nine independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parcelled out among the victors. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four powers (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This effort failed, and economic depression, renewed nationalism, weakened successor states, and feelings of humiliation (particularly in Germany) eventually contributed to the start of World War II.

I Escaped to the Country - Chemical weapons in warfare - Netflix

The first successful use of poison gas as a weapon of warfare occurred during the Second Battle of Ypres (22 April – 25 May 1915). Gas was soon used by all major belligerents throughout the war. It is estimated that the use of chemical weapons employed by both sides throughout the war had inflicted 1.3 million casualties. For example, the British had over 180,000 chemical weapons casualties during the war, and up to one-third of American casualties were caused by them. The Russian Army reportedly suffered roughly 500,000 chemical weapon casualties in World War I. The use of chemical weapons in warfare was in direct violation of the 1899 Hague Declaration Concerning Asphyxiating Gases and the 1907 Hague Convention on Land Warfare, which prohibited their use. The effect of poison gas was not limited to combatants. Civilians were at risk from the gases as winds blew the poison gases through their towns, and they rarely received warnings or alerts of potential danger. In addition to absent warning systems, civilians often did not have access to effective gas masks. An estimated 100,000–260,000 civilian casualties were caused by chemical weapons during the conflict and tens of thousands more (along with military personnel) died from scarring of the lungs, skin damage, and cerebral damage in the years after the conflict ended. Many commanders on both sides knew such weapons would cause major harm to civilians but nonetheless continued to use them. British Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig wrote in his diary, “My officers and I were aware that such weapons would cause harm to women and children living in nearby towns, as strong winds were common in the battlefront. However, because the weapon was to be directed against the enemy, none of us were overly concerned at all.”

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Winchester & Drury's Natural Born - Netflix

We are proud to announce that Drury Outdoors is teaming up with "The American Legend", Winchester Ammunition! This season of Natural Born is going to bring you more hard hitting action and hunts than ever before! Not to mention the tips and techniques behind it all with a "Shot" in the arm from the Winchester American Legend Tip of the week! Winchester's engineers have more information and technology up their sleeves for years to come then we could have ever imagined. We are pumped to bring all of that to you the viewer this season and for seasons to come…in an entertaining and informative way! Hold on tight…it just got real!

Winchester & Drury's Natural Born - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-01-05

Winchester & Drury's Natural Born - List of Old Bradfieldians - Netflix

This is a list of notable Old Bradfieldians, being former pupils of Bradfield College in Berkshire, England:

Winchester & Drury's Natural Born - Diplomats and civil servants - Netflix

Nicholas Hilliard (born 1959), the Common Serjeant of London Morrice James, Baron Saint Brides (1916–1989), High Commissioner in Pakistan, India and Australia G. Norman Knight (1891–1978), civil servant and indexer George Paine (1918–1992), Registrar General Gerald Henry Summers (1885-1925), British colonial administrator. R. V. Vernède (1905-2003), colonial administrator in India and writer Gordon Wetherell (born 1948) diplomat and former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ronald Wingate (1889–1978), British colonial administrator, soldier, delegate on the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold and author Dennis Charles White KBE CMG (30 July 1910 – 17 October 1983) was a British colonial administrator in Sarawak who became the first High Commissioner for Brunei

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Brooklyn 11223 - Netflix

Oxygen takes viewers to the small, close-knit community of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and surrounding neighborhoods including Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Bensonhurst in Oxygen's newest docu-series Brooklyn 11223, premiering on Monday, March 26 at 11PM ET/PT. The series provides a voyeuristic look into the lives of a group of twentysomething friends whose once rock-solid friendships have been torn apart by betrayal.

Bay Ridge was made famous by the iconic film "Saturday Night Fever" thirty-five years ago. The film's coming-of-age themes of longing for escape and rolling with a tough crowd remain very much the same today. Nothing is more important in these Brooklyn neighborhoods than loyalty, respect and family. This is the story of someone who may have broken that code during an evening clouded in mystery when one friend may have betrayed another by seducing a boyfriend. Vividly shot in a lush documentary style that showcases the urban streetscapes of Brooklyn, "Brooklyn 11223" follows the story of childhood friends Joey Lynn and Christie and their respective group of friends as they spend their summer learning about themselves, the bonds of friendship and the price of betrayal.

Brooklyn 11223 - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-03-26

Brooklyn 11223 - Yisrael Mendel Kaplan - Netflix

Rabbi Israel Mendel Kaplan or Yisrael Mendel Kaplan (April 14, 1913 – April 4, 1985), known as “Reb Mendel” served as a teacher in the Hebrew Theological College in Chicago and in the Philadelphia Yeshiva to many of the men who were to become the leaders of Orthodox American Jewry.

Brooklyn 11223 - Philadelphia - Netflix

By 1965, Kaplan had joined his family in New York and was invited to start teaching the first-level post-high school class in the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia. He accepted the position, lived in the dormitory and commuted each weekend to his wife and family in Brooklyn. He stayed at the school and taught the same level until his death on April 4, 1985. Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky commented “Ahzah Kuntz, (What a feat!) He is greater than famous Roshei Yeshiva, and he can still work quietly under younger men.” (Greenwald 1995:48–49) However, Reb Mendel had strong disagreements with the Roshei Yeshiva in Philadelphia regarding involving the students in secular studies.

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HaAh HaGadol VIP - Netflix

HaAh HaGadol VIP (Hebrew: האח הגדול VIP‎‎; lit. The Big Brother VIP) started on March 1, 2009 and ended on March 31, 2009. The VIP season was the second season of the Israeli version of the Big Brother series and the first season of the VIP series. The show follows the main Big Brother rules, but with some changes. For example, in VIP Big Brother the show's duration is shorter - a month (31 Days - like in most of the countries it is aired in). Thirteen celebrity housemates spent a period of five weeks together in the Big Brother House. Housemates include singers, models, a fashion designer, a journalist and other well-known Israeli personalities.

The housemates were not told who the other people who were entering the house would be, but were aware of the predictions that were made in the media, particularly that of Guy Pines which accurately predicted the majority of the housemates.

HaAh HaGadol VIP - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Hebrew

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2009-03-01

HaAh HaGadol VIP - Sicarii - Netflix

The Sicarii (Modern Hebrew: סיקריים siqari'im) were a splinter group of the Jewish Zealots who, in the decades preceding Jerusalem's destruction in 70 CE, heavily opposed the Roman occupation of Judea and attempted to expel them and their sympathizers from the area. The Sicarii carried sicae, or small daggers, concealed in their cloaks. At public gatherings, they pulled out these daggers to attack Romans and Hebrew Roman sympathizers alike, blending into the crowd after the deed to escape detection. The Sicarii were likely one of the earliest forms of an organized assassination unit of cloak and daggers, predating the Islamic Hashishin and Japanese ninja by centuries.

HaAh HaGadol VIP - Etymology - Netflix

In Latin, Sicarii is the plural form of Sicarius “dagger-man”, “dagger-wielder”. Sica here comes from the root secor, “to slice”. In later Latin usage, “sicarius” was also the standard term for a murderer (see, e.g., the Lex Cornelia de Sicariis et Veneficiis).

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Spring Break Challenge - Netflix

Spring Break Challenge is the first-ever Real World/Road Rules Challenge spin-off, taking place during the sexy craziness of spring break in Acapulco, Mexico. Seven former challenge champions return to compete again for the grand prize, backed up by a team of friends they brought from their home states. Kenny brings a team from Oklahoma, and they're serious about winning Kenny his fourth challenge.

Spring Break Challenge - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-03-22

Spring Break Challenge - The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros - Netflix

The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros is the first installment of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a recurring special mini-series of MTV's long-running reality game show, The Challenge. In the six-week event, ten Challenge greats competed against ten professional athletes. The series premiered on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and concluded on June 20, 2017. The series was hosted by NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz. Contestants competed to win $50,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. The format featured alumni from Real World, Road Rules, and The Challenge, competing with athletes who have participated in professional leagues and events such as the National Football League, Women's National Basketball Association, Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Surfing Championship, along with the Winter and Summer Olympics. It was followed by a second installment, Champs vs. Stars.

Spring Break Challenge - Arena games - Netflix

Blindsided: Similar to the original “Snapper” from Rivals II, played within a large circle, players have to swing and break a wooden stick at their opponent, while blindfolded. The blindfolded players will be wearing bells on their shoes and guided by their partners, who are standing outside of the circle. The player that breaks a stick on their opponent two times, wins the elimination. Played by: CM Punk vs. Shawne and Johnny vs. Wes

Basket Brawl: Similar to the original “Balls In” from The Inferno II, Free Agents, and Invasion of the Champions, each player will be given five chances to get as many balls inside a barrel, located in the middle of a large circle. If a player is either knocked out of or steps out of the ring, or if the ball is knocked out of the ring, their ball is considered “dead.” Players will alternate between offense and defense in each round. To make things harder, the barrel is elevated and they are given a medicine ball. Played by: Ashley K. vs. Ashley M. and Lolo vs. Tia

Pull No Punches: Similar to the original “Wrecking Wall” from Free Agents, each player must punch through a 30-foot dry wall to make holes so they can climb up until they can reach a bell. The first player to ring the bell wins the elimination round. Played by: Ashley M. vs. Veronica and Candice vs. Lolo

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Our Dancing Town - Netflix

The people of Barnsley, Huddersfield, Skipton and York have put their best feet forward for a brand new documentary series on BBC Two, Our Dancing Town.

Choreographer Steve Elias has a dream to bring dance to the streets of four Yorkshire towns, in a series of spectacles inspired by the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Built like a rugby prop forward, Steve Elias does not look like your typical choreographer. But with a career spanning 25 years, including roles in everything from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Billy Elliot, he is definitely the man for the job.

Steve wants to get everyone, from gifted amateurs to complete novices, up and moving. Steve says: "My mission is get the people of Yorkshire on their dancing feet. I genuinely believe dance can change lives. I want people to tell their stories and show us what makes them and their town special. When it comes to ability, we aren't looking for perfection - the choreography is all about scale and impact. This really is dancing in the street - professionally choreographed and captured in one continuous and awe-inspiring shot."

In each of the first three episodes, Steve will head to a town in Yorkshire - Barnsley, Huddersfield and Skipton - where his task will be to persuade, cajole and mentor local residents. He works hard to get under the skin of each place, learning about its heritage, and striving to find its unique identity. In the final two programmes Steve brings all three towns together and attempts to pull off one, final dance spectacular in the historic city of York as he celebrates the whole of Yorkshire.

Our Dancing Town - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-10

Our Dancing Town - Gene Kelly - Netflix

Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945)— for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—and Singin' in the Rain (1952), he starred in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. He starred in, choreographed, and/or directed some of the most well-regarded musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, debuting with Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal (1942), and followed by Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), The Pirate (1948), On the Town (1949), and It's Always Fair Weather (1955), among others. In his later career, he starred in two films outside the musical genre: Inherit the Wind (1960) and What a Way to Go! (1964). Throughout his career, he also directed films (some of which he starred in), most notably the 1969 film Hello, Dolly!, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. Kelly received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements, the same year An American in Paris won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982), and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute. In 1999 the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema list.

Our Dancing Town - Documentaries - Netflix

1999 – Anatomy of a dancer, directed by Robert Trachtenberg, PBS, 2002. 2013 – Gene Kelly, to live and dance, by Bertrand Tessier, France 5, 2017.

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Building Alaska - Netflix

What does it take to build a house totally off the grid in some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet? We follow a cast of characters who set out to construct three incredible cabins in the obscure Alaskan wilderness. With no roads and no building supply centers, they'll have to get creative in a new season of Building Alaska.

Building Alaska - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-11

Building Alaska - Valentine Building (Juneau, Alaska) - Netflix

The Valentine Building, also known as Valentine's Place and Valentine Business Block, is a historic commercial building at 202 Front Street in Juneau, Alaska. It is a prominent, irregularly-shaped two-story wood frame structure, occupying an entire five-sided city block in the historic heart of the city. It was built in phases in 1904 and 1912 by Emery Valentine, a prominent local businessman who served as mayor of Juneau for six terms. For the first half of the 20th century, the Valentine building was one of Juneau's preeminent addresses, and the building remains a fine example of Alaskan frontier architecture. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and was included as a contributing property to Juneau Downtown Historic District in 1994.

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Juneau, Alaska

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De Blauwe Gids - Netflix

In the brand new series De Blauwe Gids (The Blue Guide), reporter Luc Haekens delves into the world of the Belgian aristocracy. For eight weeks, he climbs one step higher on the ladder of nobility. By Esquire to prince, all of them open - after much insistence - their castle gates and leave the viewer into a previously closed and unfamiliar world.

There appear to be nice and warm people living with fascinating stories. After a while Haekens may even travel with the Duke of Arenbergh and Count d'Ursel, and thanks to Knight d'Ydewaele allowed the camera for the first time in the Club's Blood Chapel, where the nobility monthly venerates the Holy Blood of Christ. Simon de Merode takes him to one of the most expensive wine cellars in the world, and he goes on vacation with Princess Désirée von Hohenlohe, to the luxury resort in Marbella, that her father founded his aristocratic friends.

The Blue Guide is as it not only includes a television series, but is supported by a paper version. The book "The Blue Guide" is displayed simultaneously with the broadcast on television.

De Blauwe Gids - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Dutch

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2015-10-29

De Blauwe Gids - Louis Couperus - Netflix

Louis Marie-Anne Couperus (10 June 1863 – 16 July 1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet. His oeuvre contains a wide variety of genres: lyric poetry, psychological and historical novels, novellas, short stories, fairy tales, feuilletons and sketches. Couperus is considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. In 1923, he was awarded the Tollensprijs (Tollens Prize). Couperus and his wife travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, and he later wrote several related travelogues which were published weekly.

De Blauwe Gids - Trading places - Netflix

The first chapters of Herakles appeared during the first half of 1912 in Groot Nederland. Couperus then stayed in Sicily, where he visited Syracuse and Messina; he and his wife then returned to Florence. During this period he visited Pisa and then travelled to Venice, where he attended the inauguration of the then-restored St Mark's Campanile (tower), and wrote about it in his sketch Feest van San Marco (“The party of San Marco”). Meanwhile, publisher L.J. Veen gave a positive answer to Couperus' question if he would be willing to publish the bundled sketches. As a result, in 1912 and 1913 Uit blanke steden onder blauwe lucht (“From white cities under blue sky”) appeared in two parts. Couperus travelled from Venice to Igis and to Munich, where he visited a performance of Calderóns El mayor encanto, amor in the Künstler-Theater and a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Residenz-Theater. When Couperus celebrated his 50th birthday, Het Vaderland paid tribute to him by letting his friends and admirers publish praising words. Those friends and admirers included but were not limited to Frans Bastiaanse, Emmanuel de Bom, Henri van Booven, Ina Boudier-Bakker, Marie Joseph Brusse (the father of Kees Brusse), Herman Heijermans and Willem Kloos. A committee was formed to collect the funds required for Couperus to make a journey to Egypt. Members of that committee were for example Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos and K.J.L. Alberdingk Thijm. Couperus however could not make this journey to Egypt because of World War I. On 29 September 1913, Johan Hendrik Ram killed himself, shooting a bullet into his head. Couperus returned to Florence later that year and attended the futuristic meeting of 12 December, which was also attended by Giovanni Papini and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, at whom potatoes were thrown. Couperus admired them for their courage to speak despite the fact the public made so much noise they could hardly be heard. He also went to see the Mona Lisa, which had been found after it was stolen, at the Uffizi. Couperus said about new things such as futurism: The only thing that always will triumph in the end, above everything, is beauty. In these years he started reading Giovanni Papini's Un uomo finito; he compared the new literary movement to which Papini belonged, with those of the Tachtigers in the Netherlands. He wrote an article about Papini's book, which he called magnificent, an almost perfect book, and he compared Papini with Lodewijk van Deyssel. Papini and Couperus met in Florence and Couperus found Papini rather shy. Meanwhile, Elisabeth Couperus-Baud translated Pío Baroja's La ciudad de la niebla. During this time Couperus' Wreede portretten (Cruel portraits) were published in Het Vaderland. De Wrede portretten were a series of profiles of pension guests whom Couperus had met during his travels in Rome and elsewhere. He also had a meeting with Dutch actress Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, who suggested to change Langs lijnen van geleidelijkheid into a play; although this plan did not come into reality for Couperus it opened possibilities for his books in future.

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Nitro Circus Live - Netflix

Nitro Circus Live takes viewers on a behind the scenes ride of a lifetime as the crazy Nitro Circus crew do everything from camel racing and sheep shearing in the Australian outback, to jumping en masse out of an airplane riding bikes, trikes, snow skis and bodyboards... through to tow-surfing and jetboat racing. Along the way, the crew meets some interesting and truly inspirational people, including Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, the first wheelchair athlete to backflip his chair off the 60 foot high Gigant-A-Ramp. Plus X Games Gold medalist Cam Sinclair, who almost died performing the most dangerous trick in action sports, the double backflip, then trying it again for the first time on the Nitro tour. Get ready to be inspired, to be shocked and to laugh til it hurts.

Nitro Circus Live - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-03-27

Nitro Circus Live - Gregg Godfrey - Netflix

Gregg Godfrey (born May 26, 1969) is an American writer, producer and director. His first short film was Children of a Metal God, and he is most noted for his work on Nitro Circus, a video series he created in his garage with motocross racer Travis Pastrana in 2003. The show also inspired Nitro Circus: The Movie and Nitro Circus Live, a live show and reality television program.

Nitro Circus Live - Biography - Netflix

Born in Draper, Utah to Dic, a long-haul trucker, and Diane, a stay-at-home mother, Godfrey attended Ricks College on a wrestling scholarship before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy. After returning home, Godfrey attended the University of Utah, where he earned a degree in film. Godfrey first worked as a stuntman for Disney but soon left to pursue his own film career. He made his first short documentary film, Legacy in 1995. The video chronicled Godfrey's travels around the country learning about and participating in high action sports such as base jumping, motocross, off-road racing and more. Over the next three years, he made three other short documentaries for Fox Head: Children of a Metal God, Children of a Metal God: Scar Tissue, Children of a Metal God: Redemption, all about action sports. In the early 2000s, Godfrey continued to make documentaries, including Global Addiction, Travis Pastrana's Baja Diaries and Supercross Exposed, before transitioning into television with Nitro Circus and Thillbillies. His work on developing the Beyond Pro format, an EnduroCross racing style, with Edge PowerSports founder Bryan Green quickly became a motocross fan favorite. In November 2007, he won the Baja 1000, setting a world record for his 1280-mile, 40-hour-and-22-minute solo motorbike run of the off-road race. Later that month, Godfrey's nephew Tanner was paralyzed in a motocross accident. On November 17, 2008, Godfrey set the world record for the longest semi-truck ramp jump, the first of its kind, measuring 50 ft, 6 in. Godfrey, along with other members of Nitro Circus, appeared in the 2009 Puddle of Mudd music video for the song Spaceship. On May 10, 2011, Godfrey suffered a serious crash doing a loop-the-loop in Brisbane, Australia while rehearsing for a live performance. In 2015, he was recognized by Forbes Magazine for his work on Nitro Circus Live, which ranked 22nd as Forbes Magazine’s Most Promising Companies. Godfrey began producing Nitro Circus DVDs in 2003, uel TV picked it up as a miniseries in 2006, and MTV picked up the series in 2009. The company has since grown into a multimillion-dollar television, movie and live-action show franchise. Godfrey and his wife own the production company, Godfrey Entertainment. As of August 8, 2015, Greg Godfrey and the Godfrey Clan left Nitro Circus and performed at the Inaugural Mastercraft Throwdown, an X-Games event.

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UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Netflix

HBO Sports, a trailblazer in sports reality programming, is teaming up again with IMG's Original Content unit for an unscripted series chronicling the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team's pursuit of a fifth consecutive national championship. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness debuts Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with a special hour-long edition, followed by half-hour episodes debuting on subsequent Wednesdays. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness spotlights the players, coaches and support personnel, chronicling the hard work and high expectations game-by-game in the American Athletic Conference as they seek to continue their extraordinary run of berths in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program headquartered in Storrs, Conn. The reigning national champions, the UConn Huskies have achieved unprecedented success in women's college basketball and are on the verge of surpassing the UCLA men's basketball record of 11 NCAA national championships. Under head coach Geno Auriemma, in his 32nd season with the team, the Huskies have earned berths in 28 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, going to 16 Final Fours and 11 national championships. Last spring, the team captured its fourth consecutive national championship, going undefeated for the sixth time.

UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-01

UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - 2003–04 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team - Netflix

The 2003–04 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2003–2004 NCAA Division I basketball season. Coached by Geno Auriemma, the Huskies played their home games at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, and are a member of the Big East Conference. The Huskies won their fifth NCAA championship, and third consecutive, by defeating the Tennessee Lady Vols, 70–61.

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4th and Loud - Netflix

4th and Loud will follow the LA KISS arena football league team and team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA's first professional football team in years into a winning franchise.

4th and Loud - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-08-12

4th and Loud - 4th and Loud - Netflix

4th and Loud is an American reality television series that debuted August 12, 2014, on the AMC cable network. The series chronicles Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (of the rock band Kiss) as they establish their new Arena Football League franchise, the Los Angeles Kiss, and try to bring their vision to the sport. The AMC network announced that it would not renew the series for a second season, as the network was planning to move away from reality shows to focus more on its scripted programming.

4th and Loud - Cast - Netflix

Gene Simmons – Co-owner Paul Stanley – Co-owner Doc McGhee – Kiss manager Brett Bouchy – Co-owner Schuyler Hoversten – Team president Bob McMillen – Head coach Bruno Silva – Head Athletic Trainer Colt Brennan – Quarterback Scott Bailey – Director of player personnel J. J. Raterink – Quarterback Beau Bell – Linebacker B. J. Bell – Defensive linemen Russell Shaw – Assistant coach Grady Tucker, Jr. – Assistant coach Walt Housman – Defensive coordinator

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The Rap of China - Netflix

The Rap of China is China's first hip hop reality show in which four celebrity producers will guide and train young rappers in the show and to make this genre more mainstream within China.

The Rap of China - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Chinese

Status: Running

Runtime: 80 minutes

Premier: 2017-06-03

The Rap of China - Hip hop music - Netflix

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, “hip hop” more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks. Hip hop as both a musical genre and a culture was formed during the 1970s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African-American youth residing in the Bronx. However hip-hop music did not get officially recorded for the radio or television to play until 1979, largely due to poverty during hip-hop's birth and lack of acceptance outside ghetto neighborhoods. At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables and a DJ mixer to be able to play breaks from two copies of the same record, alternating from one to the other and extending the “break”. Hip hop's early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum machines became widely available and affordable. Turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting, a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks or chants along rhythmically with an instrumental or synthesized beat. Notable artists at this time include DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, Warp 9, The Fat Boys, and Spoonie Gee. The Sugarhill Gang's 1979 song “Rapper's Delight” is widely regarded to be the first hip hop record to gain widespread popularity in the mainstream. The 1980s marked the diversification of hip hop as the genre developed more complex styles. Prior to the 1980s, hip hop music was largely confined within the United States. However, during the 1980s, it began to spread to music scenes in dozens of countries, many of which mixed hip hop with local styles to create new subgenres. New school hip hop was the second wave of hip hop music, originating in 1983–84 with the early records of Run-D.M.C. and LL Cool J. The Golden age hip hop period was an innovative period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s. Notable artists from this era include the Juice Crew, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Boogie Down Productions and KRS-One, EPMD, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop that often focuses on the violent lifestyles and impoverished conditions of inner-city African-American youth. Schoolly D, N.W.A, Ice-T, Ice Cube, and the Geto Boys are key founding artists, known for mixing the political and social commentary of political rap with the criminal elements and crime stories found in gangsta rap. In the West Coast hip hop style, G-funk dominated mainstream hip hop for several years during the 1990s with artists such as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. East Coast hip hop in the early to mid 1990s was dominated by the Afrocentric jazz rap and alternative hip hop of the Native Tongues posse as well as the hardcore rap of artists such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, and Onyx. East Coast hip hop also had gangsta rap musicians such as the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil' Kim. In the 1990s, hip hop began to diversify with other regional styles emerging, such as Southern rap and Atlanta hip hop. At the same time, hip hop continued to be assimilated into other genres of popular music, examples being neo soul (e.g.: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu) and nu metal (e.g.: Korn, Limp Bizkit). Hip hop became a best-selling genre in the mid-1990s and the top selling music genre by 1999. The popularity of hip hop music continued through the 2000s, with hip hop influences also increasingly finding their way into mainstream pop. The United States also saw the success of regional styles such as crunk (e.g.: Lil Jon & the East Side Boys, the Ying Yang Twins), a Southern genre that emphasized the beats and music more than the lyrics. Starting in 2005, sales of hip hop music in the United States began to severely wane. During the mid-2000s, alternative hip hop secured a place in the mainstream, due in part to the crossover success of artists such as OutKast and Kanye West. During the late 2000s and early 2010s, rappers such as Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and B.o.B were the most popular rappers. During the 2010s, rappers such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar all have been extremely popular. Trap, a subgenre of hip hop, also has been popular during the 2010s with hip hop artists and hip hop music groups such as Migos, Travis Scott, and Kodak Black.

The Rap of China - Influence of disco - Netflix

Hip hop music was both influenced by disco music, as disco also emphasized the key role of the DJ in creating tracks and mixes for dancers. As well, hip hop from the late 1970s used disco tracks as beats. At the same time, hip hop music was also a backlash against certain subgenres of late 1970s disco. While the early disco was African-American and Italian-American-created underground music developed by DJs and producers for the dance club subculture, by the late 1970s, disco airwaves were dominated by mainstream, expensively recorded music industry-produced disco songs. According to Kurtis Blow, the early days of hip hop were characterized by divisions between fans and detractors of disco music. Hip hop had largely emerged as “a direct response to the watered down, Europeanised, disco music that permeated the airwaves”. The earliest hip hop was mainly based on hard funk loops sourced from vintage funk records. However, by 1979, disco instrumental loops/tracks had become the basis of much hip hop music. This genre was called “disco rap”. Ironically, the rise of hip hop music also played a role in the eventual decline in disco's popularity. The disco sound had a strong influence on early hip hop music. Most of the early rap/hip-hop songs were created by isolating existing disco bass-guitar bass lines and dubbing over them with MC rhymes. The Sugarhill Gang used Chic's “Good Times” as the foundation for their 1979 hit “Rapper's Delight”, generally considered to be the song that first popularized rap music in the United States and around the world. In 1982, Afrika Bambaataa released the single “Planet Rock”, which incorporated electronica elements from Kraftwerk's “Trans-Europe Express” and “Numbers” as well as YMO's “Riot in Lagos”. The Planet Rock sound also spawned a hip-hop electronic dance trend, electro music, which included songs such as Planet Patrol's “Play at Your Own Risk” (1982), C Bank's “One More Shot” (1982), Cerrone's “Club Underworld” (1984), Shannon's “Let the Music Play” (1983), Freeez's “I.O.U.” (1983), Midnight Star's “Freak-a-Zoid” (1983), Chaka Khan's “I Feel For You” (1984). DJ Pete Jones, Eddie Cheeba, DJ Hollywood, and Love Bug Starski were disco-influenced hip hop DJs. Their styles differed from other hip hop musicians who focused on rapid-fire rhymes and more complex rhythmic schemes. Afrika Bambaataa, Paul Winley, Grandmaster Flash, and Bobby Robinson were all members of third s latter group. In Washington, D.C. go-go emerged as a reaction against disco and eventually incorporated characteristics of hip hop during the early 1980s. The DJ-based genre of electronic music behaved similarly, eventually evolving into underground styles known as house music in Chicago and techno in Detroit.

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Alaska's Wild Gourmet - Netflix

In the remote corners of the Alaskan bush country, the Ewing family creates 5 star gourmet meals in a tiny mobile camp kitchen. Their catering clients range from hunters and anglers on once in a lifetime trips, to surfers catching the state's massive waves. Rugged, raw and now cooked - this is the last culinary frontier where one chef is redefining what it means to eat like a wild man. Classically trained chef Bradley Ewing not only makes the meals, but also forages for the dinner's ingredients in this rugged environment. He knows where bounties of hidden edibles can be found in nature's forgotten grocery store. From the ordinary to the extreme, Bradley's meals are 100% Alaskan. Aided in the effort by his mother Sherri and his sister Amy, the family struggles to create high end dining experiences in some of the world's toughest terrain. Add in the ever-changing Alaskan weather, foraging in the backyards of deadly animals, campfire cooking, lack of creature comforts, and dangerous bush plane flights... and you could have a recipe for disaster. Finicky clients and food and supply shortages often push Bradley to the last ounce of his sanity but this creative, free spirit always seems to deliver.

Alaska's Wild Gourmet - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-04-02

Alaska's Wild Gourmet - Alaska: The Last Frontier - Netflix

Alaska: The Last Frontier is an American reality cable television series on the Discovery Channel, currently in its 7th season of broadcast. The show documents the extended Kilcher family, descendants of Swiss immigrants and Alaskan pioneers, Yule and Ruth Kilcher, at their homestead 11 miles outside of Homer. By living without plumbing or modern heating, the clan chooses to subsist by farming, hunting and preparing for the long winters. The Kilcher family are relatives of the singer Jewel, who has appeared on the show.

Alaska's Wild Gourmet - Season 4 - Netflix

Key In the № column the number refers to the order it aired during the entire series. In the # column the number refers to the episode number within its season.

Alaska's Wild Gourmet - References - Netflix

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Beverly Hills Pawn - Netflix

Beverly Hills Pawn is an American TV show filmed in Beverly Hills, California.

It is filmed in 'The Dina Collection' pawn shop owned by Yossi Dina who appears on the show along with his employees Aria, Cory, and manager Dominique.

Beverly Hills Pawn - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-06-05

Beverly Hills Pawn - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Netflix

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (abbreviated RHOBH) is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey and D.C., it has aired eight seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Beverly Hills, California. The series originally focused on Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. The cast currently consists of Kyle Richards, Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Of the original housewives, Grammer left after the second season, Armstrong and Maloof left after the third, and Kim Richards left after the fifth. The remaining housewives joined in later seasons: Rinna in the fifth, Girardi in the sixth, Kemsley in the seventh and Mellencamp Arroyave in the eighth. Other housewives include Brandi Glanville (seasons 3–5), Yolanda Hadid (seasons 3–6), Carlton Gebbia (season 4), Joyce Giraud de Ohoven (season 4), Eileen Davidson (seasons 5–7), and Kathryn Edwards (season 6). The success of the show has resulted in the conception of the spin-off Vanderpump Rules.

Beverly Hills Pawn - Timeline of housewives - Netflix

Beverly Hills Pawn - References - Netflix

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