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Blowing It Scenario #5-Netflix

Netflix Created A Market, Now That Market Is Over Saturated.

There was a time I absolutely loved my Netflix membership. Movies and shows on demand. We should be so lucky. We are spoiled in every since of the word with technology. As the years wore on and new players came into the market. Netflix managed to create a much worse market, where cable is now a mini mortgage payment and every competitor has it’s own on demand service.

Now if you want to watch Game of Thrones or Westworld you need to pay for HBO. If you want to watch The Man In The High Castle you need to buy Amazon Prime. If you want sports there’s an app for that, not to mention each sport is broken down in to it’s own network. So on and so forth in to the endless sea of on demand monthly payments. Netflix was once the all encompassing service, or as close to it as any one service got to it. And it still is some what.

However, Netflix is slowly turning away from the outsider shows and movies from other networks, and building the platform in their own vision of what they feel their viewers want. I can’t tell you how many countless hours I have wasted in search of something somewhat decent to watch. Only to find myself wasting even more countless hours on some crappy B-movie that Netflix presented, that was apparently 5 stars. In the past I could at least waste my time happily, with hilarious sitcoms that I don’t have to put my full attention into. But those are dropping like flies too. I’ve already lost It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy is slipping away as well. And what do we get as replacements? Bo Jack Horsemen, or Orange Is The New Black? A show that already jumped the shark 3 seasons ago.

Don’t get me wrong, I still use the service and they still put out some great movies and shows. I know they’re trying to please the masses and make a dollar at the same time. However we’re about 2 show cancellations away from only using Hulu. Not that they are a perfect service either. I may just have to embrace an endless revolving door of cancelling one service each month, and subscribing to another. Or just quit T.V. altogether. That would probably be the best move for all of us.

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