This year has seen significant developments in the media industry that will have long lasting effects going well beyond 2016. Every major media trend from this past year centred around video, which now accounts for over two-thirds of all internet traffic. There's been three key trends that standout in my mind:
The Crown, Netflix's most ambitious series to date started last Friday about the life of our Queen starting in 1947. The first episode featured her wedding, where the actress Claire Foy wore an exact replica of the Norman Hartnell dress which is reported to have cost £30,000 to make and 7 weeks to make.
The Netflix original Stranger Things provides even us 90's and noughties babies who weren't around in the 80's a massive nostalgia trip. This captivating, 8 episode '80s-influenced sci-fi work of art is so binge-worthy most of us watched it within a day. What makes it so nostalgic for 80's kids and even the younger generation is the references of timeless films we most likely grew up watching as children. Here's the Duffer brother's best 5 references.