Sometimes, there are shows that have an ending that makes sense, but weirdly comes back with another season, and Netflix’s series The Watcher is one such show. Although the last episode of the show was the perfect way to put an end to the story, the director and producer seem to have another plan for it. The story is a fictional version of a real incident that was first published in 2018 in The Cut.
The first season ended the story in the same way as the real-life story, which may have its fans believe it’s over for lead characters Nora and Dean. But the entertainment platform Netflix is not done yet. Recently, Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s Head of Global TV, announced The Watcher’s continuance in a press statement. So what could possibly happen in Season 2?
One storyline could be to follow the lives of the Brannock family (Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts, Isabel Gravitt, and Luke David Blumm) as they deal with the fallout from the house. The other option is that the makers could get inspiration from co-creator Ryan Murphy’s previous work. After all, he adores anthology TV. Since the majority of The Watcher was already heavily fictionalized, it’s possible that Season 2 would simply adopt a Final Destination-route, and do it all over again with another family in the house. Another approach that can be taken here is to combine options one and two and keep the best of both.
The Release Date
There is no official date announced by Netflix, but if creator Murphy’s old record is to be believed, we can expect a new season on an annual cycle. The Watcher might premiere on Netflix in the fall of 2023 if Season 2 of the show picks up steam. Be ready to binge-watch another season!
The Odd and Incredible History of the First Computer Bug
The first computer bug was a bug – an actual insect that caused the machine to malfunction and freeze until the problem was found and fixed. The story of how this happened, and the impact that it had on computing history, shows just how far we’ve come in just over one hundred years.
The First Bug
It’s an oft-heard story that the first computer bug was a literal bug, a squashed moth to be precise. According to scholar Fred R Shapiro, on September 9, 1945 (some sources say 1947), Harvard engineers were working on the Mark II, also known as the Aiken Relay Calculator, which was being tested for the US Navy. The team observed the malfunctions in the Mark II. Looking over the machine, they noticed the error resulted from a moth caught in relay 70 of panel F. Mathematician, Grace Hopper, who was a part of the team, placed the rescued moth on the daily log sheet with some sticky tape and an annotation of the explanation. In 1988, the log book was rediscovered at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Computer Museum in Virginia, with the moth still taped to the sheet.
The History of the Word ‘Bug’
The term ‘bug’ dates back to at least 1878 when Thomas Edison was corresponding with another inventor, Theodore Puskas. In his letter, Edison reportedly described the terms ‘bugs,’ which basically are little difficulties, are issues that take a while to surface, and an intense level of study needs to be done for commercial success or failure to be known. It’s also impossible to tell if this was the first computer bug to have ever been recorded. Computer technology was still in its infancy in the 1940s, but it’s hard to say whether this glitch was the first error to have been described as a ‘bug.’