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2020-10-21 12:05:06 PM  
Yeah, they did, but they've been saying for the past couple quarters that the timing of new subscriber additions due to Covid lockdowns was going to be hit or miss with its timing. The long-term arc still looks solid.

The big story is that they have actual free cash flow and unused debt lines. They're basically at the level of self-funding now, which is big for investors.

/got in at $8
//but sold a lot along the way
 
2020-10-21 12:54:53 PM  
Maybe they should do another adam sandler movie. That's sure to bring in the crowds.
 
2020-10-21 12:58:24 PM  
Well, folks are supposed to be getting some work done while working from home.
 
2020-10-21 1:01:28 PM  
Killing more shows after two seasons ought to work.
 
2020-10-21 1:16:04 PM  
As soon as "is it on Netflix" became a question that needed to be asked, Netflix became just another content provider. And they keep losing content.
 
2020-10-21 1:19:40 PM  

gyruss: As soon as "is it on Netflix" became a question that needed to be asked, Netflix became just another content provider. And they keep losing content.


Of course. They don't want to pay the licensing fees for the newer shows, so they offer a handful of 'Netflix Exclusives' and TV shows and movies that was on the air 15 years ago
 
2020-10-21 1:34:58 PM  
CSB

Cancelled Netflix after 15 years.  Just have Amazon Prime now

/CSB
 
2020-10-21 1:41:04 PM  
We subscribe to Prime, Disney+/Hulu/ESPN, and Fubo TV year-round. We buy a month of Netflix when there is the one show per year we wish to watch then cancel as soon as we're done with it.
 
2020-10-21 2:07:20 PM  
Eh, my parents leech off my account, and so does my sister when she's in from overseas.  Not the only family that does this.

Would be great if they let me bump a show off my "currently watching" list, it's full of shows I got through the first episode and said screw it.  It's messing with the recommendations.

/Have my grandmother on her own account, call it her Christmas present every year.  She's not allowed on mine, she likes to button mash when she gets frustrated and delete/go into other profiles.
 
2020-10-21 2:28:49 PM  
I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.
 
2020-10-21 2:31:14 PM  

McGrits: I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.


It's weird that the series produced and promoted by Netflix, marketed to teens, prominently romanticizing suicidal ideation and action, didn't get them to cancel.

Then again that seemed to get a lot less bad press than I thought it should have.
 
2020-10-21 2:39:39 PM  
I am on someone's account which is the only reason I have it at all.  Rarely can I find something decent to watch.  Spent 30 minutes looking and usually give up.

Their movie selection is limited to straight to streaming junk, blockbusters from 5+ years ago and Netflix originals that are hit are miss.  It is rare they have a movie I want to watch; even James Bond only has a few titles on Netflix.  They have some foreign films that look interesting if I want to pay that much attention - Train to Busan was good.  I lost track of how many movies I started watching and turned off in the first 15 mintues because they were crap.

Rarely do I watch TV shows - I usually just want a movie to watch and not a committment to a series.  Black Summer, The Rain, Stranger Things were all pretty good.  Haunting of Hull House bored me so much I did not bother and, other than Schitt's Creek, don't care to watch or rewatch old network stuff.

If I got removed from my friend's account I would not bother to subscribe on my own.
 
2020-10-21 3:53:40 PM  
I used to be able to afford digital Netflix. Prime, Audible, Pandora, etc. Now I watch dvds. And not those fancy copyrighted movies either. Mill Creek 50 packs for me now.
 
2020-10-21 4:23:29 PM  
I pay for Netflix.

I leech Hulu.

And the amount of unwatchable garbage is counterbalanced by the 1 out of 5 good anime they have, and Futurama as background noise. Because free.

I leech Amazon.

And the amount of unwatchable garbage is counterbalanced by the fact that I haven't finished watching The Boyz and The Expanse. And the farking EXTRA paywall of "this episode is only available if you give us more money, farking scrub" is horseshiat, and I would only buy that if I had zero online subscriptions. But it's free, so I care about it the least.
 
2020-10-21 4:28:19 PM  
Barely watch it anymore. All the other streaming services I have tried have better shows. Netflix used to be better, but they went with quantity over quality.
 
2020-10-21 4:35:38 PM  

fallingcow: McGrits: I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.

It's weird that the series produced and promoted by Netflix, marketed to teens, prominently romanticizing suicidal ideation and action, didn't get them to cancel.

Then again that seemed to get a lot less bad press than I thought it should have.


Did you actually watch that show? It spent like four seasons explaining exactly why and how suicide effects everyone around you in terribly awful ways that reverberate in a manner you can't predict and can unintentionally ruin the lives of everyone who knew you. I'd hardly call that "romanticizing".
 
2020-10-21 4:52:38 PM  

sophus_tree: CSB

Cancelled Netflix after 15 years.  Just have Amazon Prime now

/CSB


Same here.
I drew the line at Kiddie Porn..
I was an OG subscriber, started in the beginning..
 
2020-10-21 4:55:21 PM  
Amazon Prime would be light-years better if they had 2 sections.
1. Everything included with Amazon Prime
2. Everyone you pay extra for.

That way I don't have to squint and see if that show I want to watch, or season of said show is included with Prime or not..
 
2020-10-21 5:41:44 PM  
Once I'm done with the Good Place, I may reconsider unless they start putting up some good films
 
2020-10-21 6:50:53 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Killing more shows after two seasons ought to work.


Is there going to be a second season of Away?
 
2020-10-22 9:03:02 AM  
The choices of shows worth watching are dwindling. It is getting tough to find anything worth watching. Same with Amazon Prime.
I have also gotten used to NOT watching new shoes until there are 4 or so seasons streaming. It is disappointing to get interested in a show and the dumbass Amazon or Netflix folks cancel leaving the show unfinished.
One show that was really good that it occurred to was Mad Dogs on Amazon. First season was really good and they cancelled.
 
2020-10-22 2:00:40 PM  

TuckFrump: gyruss: As soon as "is it on Netflix" became a question that needed to be asked, Netflix became just another content provider. And they keep losing content.

Of course. They don't want to pay the licensing fees for the newer shows, so they offer a handful of 'Netflix Exclusives' and TV shows and movies that was on the air 15 years ago


You mean extortion fees
 
2020-10-22 2:03:28 PM  

freakdiablo: Eh, my parents leech off my account, and so does my sister when she's in from overseas.  Not the only family that does this.

Would be great if they let me bump a show off my "currently watching" list, it's full of shows I got through the first episode and said screw it.  It's messing with the recommendations.

/Have my grandmother on her own account, call it her Christmas present every year.  She's not allowed on mine, she likes to button mash when she gets frustrated and delete/go into other profiles.


Grandma is plugged into the Netflix Matrix.
 
2020-10-22 2:04:37 PM  

McGrits: I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.


Yea

But sex in commercials is A-OK.
 
2020-10-22 2:08:49 PM  

Resin33: Barely watch it anymore. All the other streaming services I have tried have better shows. Netflix used to be better, but they went with quantity over quality.


Im holding out for NetFuks
 
2020-10-22 2:09:47 PM  

Esroc: fallingcow: McGrits: I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.

It's weird that the series produced and promoted by Netflix, marketed to teens, prominently romanticizing suicidal ideation and action, didn't get them to cancel.

Then again that seemed to get a lot less bad press than I thought it should have.

Did you actually watch that show? It spent like four seasons explaining exactly why and how suicide effects everyone around you in terribly awful ways that reverberate in a manner you can't predict and can unintentionally ruin the lives of everyone who knew you. I'd hardly call that "romanticizing".


Kiddie Fiddlers see sex in everything.
 
2020-10-22 2:14:15 PM  

McGrits: I actually know some people that cancelled due to that frenchie movie about the young girls dealing with sex or whatever. They were disgustified and would not tolerate that kind of stuff.

I have never had Netflix so I don't care. I may get the service one day but Amazon plus HBO is enough for now.


Tell them that sometimes

A cigar is just a cigar.

S. freud
 
2020-10-22 3:16:03 PM  

Linux_Yes: freakdiablo: Eh, my parents leech off my account, and so does my sister when she's in from overseas.  Not the only family that does this.

Would be great if they let me bump a show off my "currently watching" list, it's full of shows I got through the first episode and said screw it.  It's messing with the recommendations.

/Have my grandmother on her own account, call it her Christmas present every year.  She's not allowed on mine, she likes to button mash when she gets frustrated and delete/go into other profiles.

Grandma is plugged into the Netflix Matrix.


I had NF for a few months back in the day. At least with Hulu Live, I can get all the TV/Movies I want, PLUS live streaming TV
 
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