‘Your MOM’: People give Netflix a MASSIVE thumbs down for changing rating system

Word of advice, Netflix … if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Case in point:

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If You Love Netflix, You’re Going To Need To Check These Codes Out

Netflix is one of the best little luxuries on the planet. You can stream and watch thousands of movies, TV shows, and excellent documentaries (for hours on end, if you like to binge). The site is pretty much ubiquitous throughout the world.

If you really want to take watching Netflix to the next level, you need to check out these search codes. You see, Netflix is designed to show you certain categories that the service thinks you might like, but the process is always based off of what you have previously viewed. If you know how to use these search codes, you’ll be able to see way more options!

All you need to do is add the code to the end of this URL (where CODE is): http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/CODE

That’s right — binging on Netflix just got even better.

Just try out a few of these codes:

  • 36103 will take you directly to Quirky Romances
  • 4576 will get you to Critically Acclaimed Gory Crime Movies
  • 2443 will show you every John Ritter comedy under the Netflix sun (which, unfortunately, they appear to only have one, currently)

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For a full list of the codes, click here (and finally learn how to adequately hack your Netflix account). They’re oddly specific — gone are the days of being in the mood for a certain genre but being unable to find any good movies to watch!

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Jason Biggs Won’t Appear In #OrangeIsTheNewBlack Next Season

No Larry and Polly (Maria Dizzia) scenes in Season 3? Thank goodness.

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Jason Biggs, who played Larry Bloom in the first two seasons of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black, will not appear in the upcoming third season, his rep confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

“Larry will not be in Season 3. But there’s always a possibility he can come back,” Biggs told the New York Daily News, who first reported the story.

Larry is a journalist who attempted to use his fiancée, Piper’s (Taylor Schilling), incarceration for good use, trying to expose financial fraud in Litchfield with Piper’s help on the inside. But his article, and their relationship, fell apart. At the end of Season 2, Larry and Piper had broken up and he started dating (correction, having an affair with) her married best friend, Polly.

Biggs was a series regular in the first two seasons of Orange Is the New Black, but he was not exactly a fan favorite.

BuzzFeed News’ request for comment from Netflix was not immediately returned.

Still, who will update Piper’s website?

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Orange Is the New Black Season 3 is expected to be released on Netflix in June.

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A New #PeeWeeHerman Movie Is Coming To Netflix, With Judd Apatow Producing

The streaming site will launch Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens, who is producing along with Apatow.

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Pee-wee Herman, the quirky character that Paul Reubens has been playing since the early ’80s, is being revived for a Netflix original film, the streaming site announced on Tuesday. The movie, officially titled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, has been rumored for many months now, with Reubens teasing a new Pee-wee movie in October.

John Lee will direct Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which was written by Reubens and Paul Rust, who currently writes for IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. Reubens is also producing the film along with comedy hit-maker Judd Apatow.

Reubens said that he and Apatow have been thinking about this project for four years. “The world was much different back then — Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive,” he said in a statement. “The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black.”

“As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film. It is a dream come true,” Apatow said in a statement.

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will follow the eponymous character as he takes his first vacation ever, thanks to a stranger he meets at the beginning of the movie. Production is set to begin in early 2015.

“We didn’t hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We are thrilled to bring our viewers around the world the wonder of Pee-wee Herman.”

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32 Times “Arrested Development” Was The Cleverest Program On Television

Nothing will ever effectively hide Arrested Development’s thunder.

1. “Arrested Development” was sued by the rap group “Arrested Development” for copyright infringement. They then made several pointed references to this throughout the show.

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Such as here, when Buster and Lucille competed in the Motherboy Competition and the narrator quipped about copyright infringement. (You’ll also notice that “Motherboy” is comprised of several cast members from the show.)

Also, in season 1, episode 11, a newspaper that flashes up on screen includes an article titled “Musician sues restaurant over use of name”.

2. When they included the most meta product placement ever.

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Carl and Tobias meet to discuss Tobias’ upcoming role in Scandalmakers in a Burger King, they then have this conversation:

Carl Weathers: Thanks for meeting me down here at Burger King. I’m trying to get them to underwrite a new TV project I’m working on. Get some money in exchange for setting a scene here at Burger King.

Tobias: Well, as long as you don’t draw attention to it.

The producers of the show actually received money for this product placement from Burger King, although the show undermined the restaurant chain by partially concealing the G in Angus Burger every time a poster for it was in shot.

3. References are made throughout to previous roles actors in the show have had.

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This depicts Henry Winkler jumping over a shark. The phrase “jumping the shark” comes from when Winkler, as Fonzie in Happy Days, literally waterskis over a shark and refers to when a show is about to decline substantially in quality, as signposted by one ridiculous scene.

To add further insult to injury, this happens as Barry Zuckerkorn is on his way to Burger King.

4. It also gave birth to this glorious moment.

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5. Similarly, when George Bluth mistook Saddam Hussein for the “Soup Nazi” he wasn’t entirely wrong.

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The Saddam Hussein impersonator in the blue shirt is actually Larry Thomas, the man who played the “Soup Nazi” in Seinfeld.

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6. When George Michael Bluth’s shirt exactly matched the candies he was eating.

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7. When Maeby is maybe George Michael’s cousin.

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8. Whenever Gob approaches someone on his Segway, he always segues the conversation to what he wants to talk about.

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9. In season 1, Buster pulls out folders of all the studies he’s participated in.

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One says “HEMISPHERECTOMY SURGERY” which is surgery that removes half of your brain. Common side effects of this include “arrested development” and loss of extremities such as feet and hands.

10. Lindsay is unable to finish Michael’s sentences..

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…but Nellie can.

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This is a reference to the fact that Lindsay might not be Michael’s biological sister. Nellie is able to finish Michael’s sentence because she is acted by Jason Bateman’s real life sister, Justine Bateman.

(Bonus: The scene between Lindsay and Michael even makes it into a song from Frozen.)

11. The vehicles with which the authorities spy on the Bluths all have the inconspicuous brand of “Blendin”.

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12. When they foreshadow Buster getting his hand bitten off by a seal to an almost ridiculous extent.

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In season one, Gob marries a seal trainer (acted by Amy Poehler).

Buster skips out on Army to play a claw game where he wins a stuffed seal.

In the episode Buster loses his hand, George Bluth says about him, “What if I never get a chance to reach out and touch that hand of his again?”

Buster refers to his hand-shaped chair which had been given to Lupe and says, “I never thought I’d miss a hand so much.”

Later, as Gob releases the infamous seal into the sea, he says “You’re not going to be hand-fed anymore.”

Shortly before his hand is bitten off, a pedestrian warns Buster of a “loose seal” – creating a parallel between the seal that bites off his hand, and Lucille, his overbearing mother.

13. When they foreshadow Buster getting his hand bitten off to an almost ridiculous extent.

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Buster skips out on Army to play a claw game where he wins a stuffed seal.

Buster refers to his hand-shaped chair which had been given to Lupe:

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In the episode Buster loses his hand, George Bluth says about him, “What if I never get a chance to reach out and touch that hand of his again?”

Even the seal has a backstory: Gob married a seal trainer, when she leaves for army, he begins to use a seal in one of his acts. However, the seal gets a taste for mammal blood when a cat is trapped in one of the boxes with it. Afraid, Gob then releases the seal into the sea, saying: “You’re not going to be hand-fed anymore.””

He also sits on this bench creating the message “Arm Off”.

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14. The episode after Buster loses his hand, there’s a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man who is also missing a hand.

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15. When the banana stand is pulled from the water in S02 E11, you can see it says “Get u Bluth – Hello.”

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This foreshadows the revelation at the end of season 3 when Annyong reveals his real name is “Hel-loh” and that he has been trying to bring down the Bluth company after they stole the idea for the banana stand from his grandfather.

“Hel-loh” also translates to “One Day” so the words on the banana stand can be read as saying, “I’ll get you Bluth – One day.”

16. Dan Castellanata acts Dr. Stein.

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He is most famous for being the voice of Homer Simpson, and he repeats his famous line here. His first name is also Frank, making him Dr. Frank Stein – which is a nod towards his fondness of reattaching body parts in different places, as he does with Gob’s middle and index finger.

17. In “The Ocean Walker” Buster dances inside his car to “Mr. Roboto” – a reference to a commercial the actor did in 1999.

18. Tobias calls Hollywood shows incredibly detailed, while opening a cupboard in their own set which only has a Starbucks cup inside.

19. When Bob Loblaw warns against listening devices, and the boom mic creeps into shot.

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20. When Gob apparently starts calling George Michael Sr. “Bear” in reference to his Bee business, it turns out he’s been called Bear before.

21. There’s a running joke where Lupe wears jumpers that are two holidays behind.

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She wears a Halloween jumper during a Christmas party, and a Thanksgiving jumper on Valentines day. This joke is continued when Tobias becomes Mrs. Featherbottom, and he wears an old Bush/Cheney jumper.

22. When Tobias dresses as The Thing (sorry, “Rock Monster”), it too is a Never Nude.

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23. When Tobias pulled a George-Michael.

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24. When two different actresses played Bland because she’s just that forgettable.

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25. When the episode “Immaculate Election” was created to mirror the 2004 Presidential race.

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George Michael represented John Kerry, Steve Holt was George W. Bush, and Rav Nadir was Ralph Nader.

26. When it turns out Michael really took his father’s lessons to heart.

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27. When the Bluth’s boat is called the Seaward, but Lucille mishears.

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28. Every grammatically incorrect banner throughout the series.

No one really knows why, but you have to admire the consistency.

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29. When both Gob and George Michael lose the “P” from their possessions.

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Gob’s “President” becomes “Resident”, George Michael’s top becomes “U.S.S. Enter rise”.

30. When they themed an entire episode “Good Grief” around Charlie Brown.

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31. When they refused to go down without a fight.

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Arrested Development was constantly under threat of being cancelled and numerous references are made to this throughout the show.

In the premiere for season 2, Michael mentions that the Bluth’s model home contract had been reduced from 22 to 18 homes – a direct reference to how the season’s length had been reduced similarly.

The most obvious come during the episode S.O.B.s, s3e09: Michael says “The HBO’s (Home Builder’s Organisation) not going to want us” referencing that the network HBO doesn’t pick up shows that have been cancelled by another network.

George Bluth then quips, “Well I think it’s Showtime” – a reference to another network that was rumoured to be willing to take Arrested Development on.

32. And when Tobias was an albino black man.

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This was a joke that had to be cut due to ever-shortening seasons. However, hints towards it are seen when he draws parallels between himself and private detective-cum-party-caterer Ice.

It’s overtly linked to in this scene from “Afternoon Delight”.

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And Tobias’ book cover works on even more levels once you recognise that.

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Arrested Development FOREVER!

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For more amazing easter eggs like this, check out the Arrested Development wiki and the Reddit page.

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24 Romantic TV Episodes You Should Binge-Watch This Valentine’s Day

Just be sure to stock up on some V-Day snacks beforehand. Warning: here be spoilers, folks.

1. Friends, “The One With The Prom Video” (S2, E14)

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Ultimate Valentine’s moment: “He’s her lobster!”

Where you can stream it: Netflix.

2. Louie, “Subway/Pamela” (S2, E6)

The most swoon-worthy scene: “Cause I was brought into existence to know you. And that’s enough. The idea that you would want me back… it’s like greedy.”

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus.

3. Lost, “The Constant” (S4, E5)

Why it’s so romantic: Desmond + Pennay 4ever. Who even cares about Jack and Kate?

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

4. Parks and Recreation, “Halloween Surprise” (S5, E5)

Most awww-inducing moment: “What are you doing?”

Where you van stream it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

5. Doctor Who, “The Lodger” (S5, E11)

Why you should watch it: Let this episode serve as a reminder that you should tell people you love them, or the solar system could explode.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

6. Glee, “Rumours” (S2, E19)

Most romantic moment: When Santana sings “Songbird” to Brittany. Sigh.

Where you can watch it: Hulu Plus, Netflix.

7. Gilmore Girls, “Love, Daisies, and Troubadours” (S1, E21)

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Why it’s so romantic: Max and his 1,000 yellow daisies. No one cares about you, Dean.

Where you can stream it: Netflix.

8. The OC, “The Countdown” (S1, E14)

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Most <3-worthy moment: “I love you.” “Thank you.”

Where you can stream it: Amazon Prime.

9. The Office, “Niagra” (S6, E4,5)

When to reach for the chocolates: “Plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.”

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

10. Frasier, “Something Borrowed, Someone Blue” (S7, E23)

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When you may lose it: When Daphne finally calls Niles by his first name.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

11. The Good Wife, “Closing Arguments” (S2, E23)

When it gets steamy: Two words: Elevator. Makeout.

Where you can watch it: Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

12. Downton Abbey, “Christmas At Downton Abbey” (S2, E9)

 

The most aww-dorable scene: When Mary makes Matthew get down on one knee and Matthew gives her ~that look~.

Where you can stream it: Amazon Prime.

13. Orange Is the New Black, “You Also Have a Pizza” (S2, E6)

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The most <3-worthy moment: When Poussey perfectly defines love.

Where you can stream it: Netflix.

14. New Girl, “Cooler” (S2, E15)

When you will swoon: That. Kiss. Though.

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

15. The X-Files, “Millenium” (S7, E4)

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Peak <3 moment: Mulder and Scully’s first ~real~ kiss.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

16. Grey’s Anatomy, “What A Difference A Day Makes” (S5, E22)

When the tears might flow: When Izzie reveals her freshly-shaven head and hubby Alex says, “My wife is so hot.”

Where you can stream it: Netflix.

17. Scrubs, “My Musical” (S6, E6)

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Most heartwarming moment: The ultimate song in bromance, “Guy Love.”

Where you can stream it: Netflix, Hulu Plus.

18. How I Met Your Mother, “Ten Sessions” (S3, E13)

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Why it’s a good choice: Though it doesn’t work out in the end, Ted’s two-minute date is pretty darn adorable.

Where you can stream it: Netflix, Amazon Prime.

19. Gossip Girl, “The Goodbye Gossip Girl” (S2, E25)

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When to break out the ice cream: Three words, eight letters, finally spoken by Chuck.

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

20. Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Colonel” (S2, E22)

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The scene with the most <3s: Chuck and Sarah almost do it. Seriously. So close.

Where you can stream it: Netflix.

21. Mindy Project, “The Desert” (S2, E14)

Hottest moment: PLANE KISS.

Where you can watch it: Hulu Plus.

22. Parenthood, “Remember Me, I’m The One Who Loves You” (S3, E17)

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Best Valentiney moment: Jasmine and Crosby in the rain.

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

23. Veronica Mars, “Look Who’s Stalking” (S2, E20)

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When to break out the hankies: Logan’s anti-prom speech. Epic LoVe.

Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime.

24. Arrested Development, “Marta Complex” (S1, E12)

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Most romantic moment: N/A, if we’re being honest, unless you count Buster and Lucille II’s relationship.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime.

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