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(The Verge)   Netflix wants at least five new shows a year: 'The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us'   ( theverge.com) divider line
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2670 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 Jan 2013 at 1:20 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-30 01:30:29 AM  
3 votes:
coeyagi, movies you might enjoy:

1) Some dogshiat direct-to-DVD action flick starring Dolph Lundgren
2) Some dogshiat direct-to-DVD action flick starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
3) Phantoms starring Ben Affleck
4) Some dogshiat direct-to-DVD action flick starring Ray Liotta.
5) Gigli.

Nice algorithm you got going there, Lou.
2013-01-29 11:37:54 PM  
3 votes:
I'd be happy if they just added 5 NEW movies a month.
2013-01-31 03:56:32 PM  
1 vote:

meanmutton: Disposable Rob: BalugaJoe: House of Cards is not new. It is based on a UK tv show.

So are most of the top-rated shows in America. What else is new?

Neilson TV ratings for the week of January 13th -

1 AFC Championship Game; 2 AFC Champ Post Game; 3 NCIS; 4 NCIS Los Angeles; 5 American Idol - Wednesday; 6 American Idol - Thursday; 7 Criminal Minds; 8 Hawaii 5-0; 9 2 Broke Girls; 10 CSI

Man, your post combined with your point is comedy gold.

1 AFC Championship Game - Not new. NFL was formed in 1920.
2 AFC Champ Post Game - Not new. NFL was formed in 1920.
3 NCIS - Not new. Based on JAG.
4 NCIS Los Angeles - Not new. Based on NCIS.
5 American Idol - Wednesday - Not new. 10 years old.
6 American Idol - Thursday - Not new. 10 years old.
7 Criminal Minds - Not new. 7 years old.
8 Hawaii 5-0 - LOL. Not new. Based on a show that premiered in the 60s.
9 2 Broke Girls - Finally! Something new!
10 CSI - Not new. 12 years old.
2013-01-30 06:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Their whole production strategy is idiotic. People subscribe to Netflix so that they can wait for other people to do the dirty work of watching, criticizing, and rating television shows. "I'll catch it on Netflix" isn't some affirmative, marketing bullshiat. If something is decent, it'll show up on Netflix sooner or later, and I'll just burn through the whole series then. Nobody's going to sit around on a Tuesday night waiting for the next streaming episode of House of Cards to be released. If anything, they'll just wait until they entire series has been released, then watch it based on whether or not the algorithm thinks they'll like it... like they do with every other farking show on your service, Netflix, you dumb farks.

They are releasing all episodes all at once. Which is precisely why they can fill a niche that even HBO can't occupy, because HBO needs a vehicle that will draw people to schedule their entire Sunday Nights around every week for 4 or 5 months. Netflix just needs to draw or keep a subscriber. Netflix can just walk up to some heavy hitter marketable creative name like David Lynch or David Mamet or Steven Soderbergh and say "You ever had an idea about a show, but couldn't find anyone to green light it because it was just 4 characters sitting around talking at the breakfast table for 10 hours? We'll make it for you. You'll have no censorship restrictions or sponsors/advertisers afraid of boycotts or front office execs telling you what to do. Just make it dirt cheap and let us market it as 'David Lynch Presents......' so that we can use your name draw/keep subscribers."
2013-01-30 03:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
"Take my love, take my land, air us on the Netflix chan...nel..."
2013-01-30 10:42:13 AM  
1 vote:

flaminio: Pick: Dropped 'Flix. Got tired of watching movies from 10 years ago.

OMG, you're right! There is absolutely nothing watchable that was produced before 2003.

Brah, why would you want to settle for some boring old movie from the 80s when you can just go down to your local Red Box and pick up some AMAZING pieces cinema that the studios are currently releasing?

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Sorry Netflix, until you start adding some QUALITY new releases like this, you won't get my money bro.
2013-01-30 09:34:11 AM  
1 vote:

BalugaJoe: House of Cards is not new. It is based on a UK tv show.

Little known fact is that part of the deal after we won the Revolutionary War was the UK had to be the test bed for our television shows.
2013-01-30 08:45:21 AM  
1 vote:

CarnySaur: They should probably wait to see how Arrested Development and House of Cards play out before making grandiose statements like that.

No, they should invest a ton of money in a new show based on the firefly universe.
2013-01-30 02:58:03 AM  
1 vote:
I just signed up for Netflix's DVD service, and I'm still catching up with slightly older movies I haven't seen. Because I'm bored, here's my queue:

[MIB 3 was first and already returned.]
1. The Aviator
2. The Grey
3. Cowboys and Aliens
4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
5. Star Trek
6. The Fighter
7. Milk
8. The Cabin in the Woods
9. Dredd
10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Five of those are 2012 releases. I don't know what qualifies as "new", per se, but Netflix is doing pretty well by me thus far. Heck, Dredd was released not even a month ago on DVD.
2013-01-30 01:46:44 AM  
1 vote:
Bring back Better off Ted
2013-01-30 01:45:22 AM  
1 vote:

lelio: Same here. But they won't. They are a distribution company that doesn't really know about creating content. It isn't something that you can just buy off the street, no matter how they think they can do it.

Well, they are bringing us new episodes of Arrested Development. You have to admit, that's pretty impressive.
2013-01-29 09:45:37 PM  
1 vote:
Well, that is about the rate they add new movies, at least for the Canadian version. Luckily I have a VPN.
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