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Netflix adds new content

by Camille Fowler

Web Editor

In 2007, Netflix revolutionized online movies and television by launching their online streaming service. However, other video production companies have caught on to this tactic. In late September, Paramount introduced the Paramount Vault, a YouTube channel where viewers can watch hundreds of Paramount-produced films for no cost at all.

Some of the featured films in the Vault include “World War Z”, “Forrest Gump”, “Hot Pursuit”, and more. Popular horror and action films as well as Paramount classics dated all the way back to 1912 are available through the channel, many of which attract viewers of all different ages and movie preferences. Though widely unrecognized within the first three weeks of its release, the Paramount Vault is now all the rage in the United States.

However, before you clear your afternoon schedule to fit in 5-10 hours on the Vault, don’t forget about your other favorite streaming site. Netflix is possibly the most popular video streaming site on the planet. Thousands of people spend hours on Netflix, endlessly binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and the multitude of series that Netflix provides for their subscription. To keep the eyes of its ample audience glued to the screen, Netflix releases new movies and television seasons throughout the year.

If you have too much time to spare, you’re in luck, because in the last month Netflix has released many new titles. During October, Netflix updated their online streaming program to include many different series and flicks that were a huge hits in the United States. Here are some of the new highlights that Netflix has released to streaming in the past month:


Horror

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courtesy wikimedia commons

For all of you American Horror Story fans who thought you had to leave your couch and purchase a DVD to watch season four, your prayers have been addressed. On Oct. 6, Netflix released Freak Show to online streaming.


Fantasy

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courtesy wikimedia commons

In regards to fantasy series, there have been multiple additions to online streaming, including season two of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals and season six of The Vampire Diaries. These popular vampire fantasy series have attracted the attention of thousands of teenagers, and now the latest seasons are available through Netflix streaming.


Drama

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The latest additions in the drama genre include season five of Pretty Little Liars, season two of the historical drama series Reign, and a foreign film A Borrowed Identity. These thrilling releases will satisfy all of your instant-stream drama cravings.


Comedy

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courtesy ABC via Flickr

These new hilarious features will have you gasping for air in between laughing fits: The Wipers Times, a comedy about starting a newspaper during wartime, and season four of the Tim Allen series Last Man Standing.

The world of instant-streaming continues to expand, creating more and more opportunities to avoid homework and responsibilities. If you need a break from your WebAssign, check out some of these new films on either Netflix or the new Paramount Vault channel on YouTube.

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