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06:50 PM on 02/09/13 
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http://www.salon.com/2013/02/01/how_netflix_is_turning_viewers_into _puppets/?source=newsletter

great Salon piece on just this very issue, but more on how Netflix figured out EXACTLY what would appeal to its base
07:55 PM on 02/09/13 
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Yeah, to the point of TV being less of an "event," it is hard for me to remember back to over a decade ago where missing a new show that broadcast at 8 could mean not being able to see the show. I remember that TV used to be bonding with my family; shows that I would watch with my father, mother, sister and then something we all watched as a family. I do the binge watching sparingly (House of Cards was done in three days) that was addressed in the Salon article above, and I actually prefer waiting so that there is some break between each complete thought. I suppose there is something to the fact that normally, House of Cards would have been a three month commitment if it were to air on television.
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To add on to the end of your point, I'm excited to see three months down the road as far as how people enjoyed House of Cards that watched it weekly/biweekly vs. people who took it all in over a weekend. Think there will be a lot of disconnect?

I'm not sure how a series' quality is effected by the way people digest it.
Yeah, I look back on shows that I have always watched on tv live when it broadcasts versus shows that I have killed in less than a week. Lie To Me was incredible watching back to back episodes. I was a Lie To Me addict for about four days taking out the entire series. I have watched Breaking Bad every week since the piliot episode and I couldn't imagine not having this creeping suspense constantly in my life. In summation, I don't think Netflix is going to kill the weekly brand versus the here's everything brand. It will strengthen a market of television to release them all verus the classic style. Think maybe a subscription to an online channel producing enough content like 2 original dramas, 2 original comedies and maybe made for the network movie per year. Like a fully functioning studio.



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