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Is Netflix just trying to make room for original content?
- Thread starter LKC
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I know that a lot of contracts were up to be renegotiated this year, but Netflix seems like they're not trying all that hard to keep some cult favorites around. Some big shows that they've let drop this year: 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Malcolm in the Middle and soon-to-be-gone How I Met Your Mother and Always Sunny. I think I'll miss Always Sunny most of all (followed closed by Malcolm). I know that re-negotiations can be tough and it's not always in Netflix's control, but...I don't know, it seems to me like a play to get people to watch more of their original content. Which is totally fair, I just hate that now I'm going to have to watch these shows with commercials now.
Some series are being dragged on unnecessarily to give the team more income. I guess that's just how the entertainment world works. I also see more news about Netflix taking in the Asian content, such as Korean movies and series, so maybe that's another reason. Commercials are the necessary evil; I just wish they focus more on producing quality content too.
Which series are you thinking of? I hadn't noticed the influx of Asian content, but that could be another reason. Or maybe it just means that they are working on some original series that will be akin to them. I wish commercials weren't a necessary evil. Netflix has spoiled me so much. Even the short ones on Hulu can feel like too much for me. Netflix used to be all about quality content with their movies and shows, but I think they've put too much on their plates to have winners every time now.
You are probably right about them making room for more original content. And you are also right about getting spoiled by Netflix without commercials. I have gotten where I just can't stand them anymore. I record tv shows on my dvr and skip the commercials. Sometimes there are more commercials than time on the flick.
I totally agree with these posts. Netflix is getting rid of some real staples of my viewing. I sure hope that the original content is good enough to compete. Commercials, even though without them there wouldn't be shows, are too long anymore. As WDFreak said, there are usually more commercials in between viewing than is needed in my opinion.
Oh yeah, way too many commercials. If they limited it, it'd be better. Like I can usually deal with Hulu, but standard TV? I just can't. Hopefully they will be able to consistently keep producing high-quality content, but I haven't been too impressed with a lot of their movies personally. I haven't checked out many of the newer shows either.