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Brodie Fogg 21 October 2017 NEWS

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Stan gets Supernatural right in time for Halloween.

Here's some pleasant news for your Friday. Supernatural, the insanely popular fantasy/horror/drool-fest for Jensen Ackles fans, is now available on Stan. The Winchester brothers have been kicking it with angels, shapeshifters and skinwalkers for yonks now (since 2005, in fact). The show is now in its thirteenth season, and the bros and their Shōjō's are coming to Stan.

Seasons 1 to 12 are available on Stan right now, which is right in time for Halloween.

The thirteenth season, which is running now, hasn't been confirmed for Stan yet, but I've contacted Stan's PR for more information.

Unhinged binge

Netflix loves to share data about its subscribers' streaming habits. In its latest user analysis, Netflix has unearthed some not-so-healthy habits of its most rabid binge watchers. A relatively small pocket of subscribers, dubbed "Binge Racers" by the streaming giant, binge an entire season of a new TV show within 24 hours of release.

According to Netflix's latest analysis, the two most binge-raced series on Netflix are two of the service's most popular series arrivals: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House. Coming in third place is Marvel's The Defenders.

The Defenders was a surprisingly weak amalgamation of Netflix's typically powerful superhero TV shows, so we're guessing the race to the finish line was less about engagement and more a desperate search for enjoyment.

Netflix claims 8.1 million Netflix subscribers have saddled up for a binge race at some stage, which is thankfully less than 8% of its entire user base (109 million). Research shows that sitting stationary, mouth agape for long stretches of time unsurprisingly increases your chances of scoring a hot inflammatory-related disease like Alzheimer's or diabetes.

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"This could be the hyperglycaemia talking, but I actually love Iron Fist"

Strike it Twitch

Anyone entrenched in the gaming community can attest to Twitch's immense popularity. In the six years since its launch, Twitch has amassed 185 million viewers worldwide. It's second only to YouTube, which has a gaming-specific audience of 517 million viewers.

These stats come from a recent report by the games data and market research mob, SuperData, which also reveals that gaming videos (across various services) are more popular than Netflix, HBO, Hulu and ESPN combined.

Notable trailers

These are the best trailers from the wild world of streaming this week.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

The kickboxing universal soldier, Jean Claude Van Damme, is getting his own Amazon Prime series. Jean Claude Van Johnson looks to be a satire of Van Damme's back catalogue. It's a comedy where the star himself is called upon to investigate a seedy international underbelly.

Godless

This grim Western from the folks who brought you Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven follows outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) on a revenge-fuelled mission to knock off his no-good, double-crossing partner Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell).

We're always down for more Jeff Daniels, but Jeff Daniels channelling Rooster Cogburn? Put a bounty on it.

Godless premieres 22 November on Netflix.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond with a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

This upcoming Netflix documentary reveals candid behind-the-scenes footage of Jim Carrey's The Man on the Moon that was previously withheld by Universal to protect Jim Carrey's image.

When Carrey scored the opportunity of a lifetime to portray his idol, he became totally absorbed by the role, trying to capture Andy Kaufman's notorious on-screen and off-screen antics. Carrey's obnoxious escapades and drive to capture the persona he held with utmost regard made the set a living hell for some cast and crew.


Looking something to stream this weekend? Check out what's new on Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime this month.

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