Link Tank: Netflix Reached Over 200 Million Paid Subscribers in 2020

Netflix in 2020, the bolwoningen, Matt Damon in Thor: Love and Thunder, and more in today's Link Tank!


Netflix reached over 200 million paid subscribers in 2020 thanks to the pandemic, with most of the growth coming from outside the US.

“Despite COVID-19, Netflix had a good 2020. At the end of last year, the company passed a milestone by reaching over 200 million paid subscribers. The pandemic and the ensuing stay-at-home orders helped Netflix add a record 37 million new subscribers during the year, a 31% annual increase from 2019.”

Read more at PCMag.

The bolwoningen, fifty golf ball-shaped homes in Den Bosch, Netherlands, may just be the coolest alternative living homes on this planet.

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“About an hour’s drive southeast from Amsterdam is a 12th-century city called Den Bosch, which boasts the Netherlands’s largest Catholic church and an art center devoted to painter Hieronymus Bosch (who was born there). As Unusual Places reports, Den Bosch also plays host to a neighborhood comprising 50 golf ball-shaped homes.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Matt Damon is reportedly back for Thor: Love and Thunder, prompting the internet to ask, “Why?”

Deadline has a report about Matt Damon and his family’s relocation to Australia for the upcoming Taika Waititi-directed Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder. The actor’s appearance in the film seems to have been confirmed by none other than Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison…”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Search Party Season 4 on TBS may be the best Stephen King adaptation in years, despite being barely a King story.

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“After a promising start, the It movie adaptation took a sharp dive in quality in Chapter 2, while a big-budget adaptation of Pet Semetary was equally unimpressive. Television hasn’t been a much better home for the horror master’s stories either (with some debatable exceptions), but it still may come as a huge surprise that the best Stephen King adaptation in years is barely a King story at all.”

Read more at Inverse.

CBS All Access is being rebranded and relaunched as Paramount+, with content from all of ViacomCBS’s cable channels.

“Discovery+ may have just launched earlier in January, but—in the cord-cutting age of TV that we’re in—it was only a matter of time before yet another streaming service would come along. Paramount+, a streaming service from ViacomCBS, is the latest of the bunch, set to launch in the US on March 4.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Wonka, Warner Bros’ prequel movie to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is reportedly still in the work.

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“Deadline reports that Wonka—a prequel to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that we first heard about all the way back in 2016—is still very much in play, so much so that Warner Bros. has even scheduled a release date of March 17, 2023. Which is kind of wild when you consider the current state of film releases.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

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