It’s time for more undead shenanigans with What We Do in the Shadows S3

Human “familiar” Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) wants nothing more than to be a vampire someday. [credit:
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It’s no secret that several Ars staffers are big fans of What We Do in the Shadows, FX’s Emmy-nominated supernatural comedy series; S2 even made our year’s best TV list last year. FX just dropped the official trailer for the eagerly awaited third season. Even better, the network has given the show an early S4 renewal, so we’ll be getting plenty more undead shenanigans from our favorite band of bumbling bloodsuckers.
(Some spoilers for first two seasons below.)
As I’ve written previously, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement wrote, directed, and starred in the original 2014 horror-comedy, playing vampire roommates Vladislav (Clement) and Viago (Waititi) in Wellington, New Zealand. Given their nocturnal nature, they and their vampire friends haven’t adapted to modern life particularly well, and their mishaps as


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What’s Coming to Hulu in January 2021

This January, Hulu picks up more sci-fi, action-adventure, and extraterrestrial encounters to stream in the new year (since an alien invasion is the only thing that hasn’t happened yet). First on my watchlist is the awkward sci-fi comedy Save Yourselves, where a quirky couple Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani)…Read more…


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Yahoo launches a TV-watching site, Yahoo View, in partnership with Hulu

 Yahoo this morning is making a play for cord cutters with the launch of a new TV-watching site called Yahoo View, featuring Hulu’s free content. The site will now become one of the only ways to watch Hulu’s TV shows and movies for free, as the company is planning to wind down its free version in favor of its subscription services – a plan that was already in the works ahead… Read More


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Rabb.it shared browser lets you chat over movies—or e-books

2001-rabbitHave you ever wanted to read an e-book with someone at a distance? Thanks to the Rabb.it web site and app, now you can.

Rabb.it has been around for a while, but I only discovered it recently as I was looking for methods of holding a video viewing party at a distance. I had started using the Chrome extension Netflix Party, which allows two people to watch movies on Netflix together and chat while viewing, but I had hoped to find something that would work for other video sites, too. There are a lot more videos I’d like to share with friends on places like Hulu and YouTube, after all. But then, in Rabb.it, I found more than I had expected.

rabb.it screenRabb.it is one of those sites with a clever name that’s also the URL of the site itself: http://rabb.it. Effectively, it virtualizes a web browser, and then adds chatroom features (including optional voice and video chat) around it.

It works just like a browser session on your computer. You can invite friends to join the chat session, then load any web site you want—Netflix, YouTube, Hoopla, et cetera,—and log in with your username and password. Then any video you play will play at the same rate of speed on the screens of everyone watching it. I’ve tried it, and it really works. It also has an iOS app made for the iPhone, which is somewhat less useful on an iPad but otherwise seems to work the same way.

rabb.it-rp1But the interesting thing is, it could be used for many more things than just watching movies together, because it effectively lets you view the same web page of any kind together. The utility of reading e-books together is probably going to be limited, given that people read at different rates of speed and only one person has control of the browser session at any given time, but I could see several potential uses for it.

For example, using an e-book in conjunction with voice and video chat could allow parents to help their kids learn to read by listening to them read a aloud from the screen, even if they can’t be physically present with their kids (for example, if they’re away on military service). It could also be useful for study buddies to view and discuss a given page of an online textbook if they can’t get together over the real textbook in person.

In any event, it’s a really clever idea, and an intriguing method of screen-sharing between people who can’t be in the same physical place. Maybe you can find a good use for it yourself.

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