Netflix Lets You Binge Watch Shows, But Will it Replace Regular TV?

Courtesy of Netflix
Courtesy of Netflix

By Edson Valenzuela

Netflix currently distributes 14 original shows streamed on its service, with about two-dozen more series scheduled for release by the end of 2016.

The popularity of its flagship series House of Cards is undeniable, but its third season received mixed reviews. Criticism of that season stems from a change in the show’s grittier tone, as inconsistent pacing cluttered the storytelling.

Aside from Arrested Development, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and the comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the site hasn’t been able to create much buzz through its original programming. Lilyhammer, Marco Polo and Bloodline have all fallen flat with audiences.

Marvel’s Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox, premiered April 10, and a production deal with Marvel Studios means a handful of shows based on comic book characters are on their way to the streaming service.

Fatigue has apparently yet to set in for comic book-adaptation junkies.

Netflix proves streaming online is a viable alternative television programming, but it does not signal the end of conventional TV and film production.

At least not yet.

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