- Oct 25, 2017
I think Netflix has some great projects on their slate, but there's a reason I'm more worried about all of them versus if they were setup at HBO or Amazon. Could The Witcher be great? Yes. Does that trailer they put out have me worried it's going to suffer from Netflix's smaller coffers? Also yes. And I have the same skeptic optimism about the rest of those things you mentioned (and some you didn't, like Cowboy Bebop). Even Netflix's more expensive shows (like, say, Altered Carbon or Lost in Space) suffer big time in the quality department imo (they're sort of like Syfy shows that look like premium cable shows).I generally agree with the points you made, i'd just add that the deuce, big little lies to me are in the same ball park of the netflix series i mentioned, very good shows, just less in quantity than the originals that netflix offers.
I see you painting a super optimistic picture of amazons and hbo's new productions, which is fair but i think you're underestimating future netflix projects...like the witcher series, the sandman adaptation, the mark millar projects, one hundred years of solitude series, the many videogame adaptations, dragons dogma, dmc and diablo animated series, resident evil live action stuff, the narnia show, the del toro's horror anthology, etc...
Im sure that some or even many can suck but if one or two hit the sweet spot, its a success for them, i think.
Right, that has been Netflix's MO from the beginning with their shotgun approach. But as HBO ramps up quantity as well (with Max), while assumedly maintaining quality, it is going to be less of a compelling plus for Netflix.I truly don't see how the current HBO lineup is better than Netflix. Euphoria and Chernobyl are probably my top 2 shows of the year but I think we really have to wait and see how the rest of that lineup turns out.
Netflix has so much more diversity that even if the very top of HBO is better than the top of Netflix, they have a ton of great shows to compensate.
I'm excited to see what that extra money HBO is pumping out leads to though
Yes, but the question is will Netflix's highest highs actually equal their competitors' in both quantity and quality? My vote would be: unlikely.
Disney+ has like five new series to come in the next year, only.
Netflix has more shows coming than the others mentioned combined, they'll have more misses and probably more strikes, that's the strategy.
Either way, just looking at the pure numbers is a bit of an unfair comparison since HBO and Amazon (and Disney) are all really focusing on English-language (or predominantly English-language) programming, while Netflix grabs and co-produces shows from all sorts of countries in all sorts of languages.