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  • platytale platytale Feb 1, 2013 11:27 AM Flag

    House of Cards is not that exciting - low grade series and very costly to produce

    there is too much competition and this means low profits

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    • Just watched Episode 1. It's a good show. Well written. Unfortunately, it deals with Washington corruption - a well tread subject.

      Probably not a 'must watch' gamebreaker such as HBO's early triumpths - The Sopranos, Sex in the City, Arlis, etc.

      Creating compelling content is extremely difficult.

    • I cant believe that one series could be a game change and this is all analysts have to talk about..really is this going to earn them hundreds of millions of $$$$ really there is so much content out there all ready ..its laughable

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      • 1. House of Cards
        2. Hemlock Grove
        3. Arrested Development
        4. Orange is the New Black
        5. Derek
        6. Lilyhammer, Season 2

        All in 2013.

        Netflix plans to add 5 more series in 2014. With time-slot TV, a new show added means an existing show exiting, Netflix can add, and add, and add without cancelling existing shows. As long as a show brings in enough subscribers, the show continues. Lilyhammer might not be able to hold down a primetime slot on CBS or Showtime, but it's successfully enough to earn a second season on Netflix.

        Take a show like "Jericho" which was cancelled once, brought back, and cancelled again after the second season. That show has a strong cult following who were very disappointed to see it go. Even if the writers/directors/actors agreed to pay cuts to keep the show going, it would still have to be cancelled because a primetime spot is too valuable. Netflix is different, though, in that it isn't straightjacketed by primetime timeslots, and Sarandos could negotiate budgets to keep a moderate success producing new seasons.

      • too much streaming competition ahead - not very profitable

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