- Oct 27, 2017
I'd been meaning to watch this, but never quite found the time. Sorry, folks. :(
That's not what they're saying at all though. The show didn't get enough viewership.
Do you know how many Latinos watch friends? Maybe they deserve a show that reflects their struggles and values? Not everything needs to be a fucking business decision.
What a dumb, narrow-minded reason to not watch a show.
I think for a solid 2 months, every time I opened netflix it was the highlight show staring me in the face with the auto play trailer. Idk how netflix advertises outside of the app, but I wouldn't say they didn't try.
Then, you clearly don't watch enough.
I get promos and it recommended to me all the time. I’m just not particularly interested in it but I have heard about it
Uh shows are getting cancelled left and right now that there is so much original content available. This is a tired take.
Well, it IS based off of the CBS comedy from the 80s...
It is. The trailers make it seem like a typical sitcom. It's much more dramatic than that. Also, the pilot sucks so don't base your judgment on that one episode. It would be like giving up on Spartacus after the pilot (which would be understandable).
If losing Friends is enough to make people cancel their Netflix accounts then they're gonna lose those people whether they paid for this extra year or not.
That's kind of part of it: no one knows! I'm not at all conspiracy theorizing or saying that the move is deliberate or whatever other hot takes there might be, but the fact that Netflix doesn't release viewership metrics means that literally no one knows! Like, what exactly is their metric for low viewership on a show that should be very, very cheap to make? Is viewership actually low, or do they have unrealistic expectations, or a combination of the two? And how much of that is due to Netflix spending basically nothing on promotion or advertising (for this and many other programs) and just letting the Algorithm take care of things for them? Who knows? I sure don't! Nor do I trust Netflix to properly analyze the metrics that they hide and that no one else knows!
Until Netflix begins releasing actual numbers we can’t just blindly accept “bad numbers”. We have 0 baseline for what let’s a show live or die
Get over it. People laugh at things that you don't. Don't let it distract you from watching the people on the screen. They put in hard work (and so did the crew behind the scenes) and have had to fight for their show getting renewed for three years now.
Live studio laughter/laugh tracks (I understand this show doesn't use a laugh track) is an instant turnoff for me and has historically been a good indicator of whether or not I'll like a show. Even as a kid I didn't like it. Saying "get over it" is not useful in trying to get people to watch the show.
Why are you so defensive? I think it's time to go outside for a bit.