Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Creator on Grueling 178-Day Production, What to Expect in Season 2, and Why Show’s Viral Song Is ‘Horrific’

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for Netflix’s “The Witcher.” Netflix’s “The Witcher,” based on the novels by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski about a monster-hunter for hire, is an indisputable hit. It’s the most in-demand series in the world, according to data from Parrot Analytics provided to Business Insider. And Netflix said last week that it was its second-most-popular series of 2019, behind only “Stranger Things.” A mega-popular fantasy series based on a beloved book series? The comparisons to ...

The decision: LeBron James’ move to Miami

Outside of Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick kneeling for their respective beliefs, nothing in the world of sports over the last decade was more polarizing than LeBron James’ decision—THE Decision. On July 8, 2010, 10 million people tuned in to ESPN to find out whether LeBron James, then an unrestricted free agent, would re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he had been drafted and spent seven seasons, or sign elsewhere. To put it in perspective, that is roughly the same ...

Politics on Film, Ranked from Optimistic to Deeply Cynical

From the widespread national trust in FDR’s leadership (check out the electoral map of his landslide victory in 1936) to the modern sense of disillusionment with career politicians, American trust in The System ebbs and flows. A lot. With it, the depiction of American politics in film and television has also varied, serving as a semi-accurate barometer of the country’s political climate. Ranging from saccharine optimism to blistering mistrust, the spectrum of politics on film is a fun peek into ...

Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 2010s

The 2010s saw some of the best sci-fi movies ever produced. Hollywood brought us engaging new franchises, exciting and experimental one-offs, and sequels in series that were long dormant. Picking just ten films to represent the last decade’s best in genre was tough. Still, our spread has something that should please even the most discerning sci-fi aficionado. Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is one of the few sci-fi films with an ensemble cast of women. Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh shine ...