Probably, but it’s hard to quantify, given how few there have actually been over the past 3 or 4 years.
The shows are complimentary for me. Disney+ is more for the films, and it’s had a good number of good films over the last year. Not all of them locked behind premier access either, though the wait isn’t too long. That’s been a nice breath of fresh air.
They haven’t had many shows, but I’ve enjoyed the few originals I’ve tried, mostly marvel, and I don’t even like Marvel. Also enjoyed some of the Star stuff, though not all of that is new.
It was small. I wouldn’t describe it like that anymore. There’s enough now that I’ve always got something to watch, which is probably the most influential aspect in deciding to cancel Netflix. To put it into perspective, I’ve currently enjoying more Apple Originals right now alone, than I have Netflix originals released over the last 5 years.
Absolutely, and for me Netflix is not that platform anymore. It’s a shame really, because I used to be really love Netflix, and they’ve had their fair share of cult hits that we all binged, but weren’t quite on the same scale as a phenomenon like Game of Thrones. And I used to love that. It was a platform that had good content that the whole world could connect over.
But then just about every studio decided they wanted to go it alone and do their own service. I don’t think the issue was Netflix’s reliance on those companies, because their standouts were often originals. But I think it made them panic and go in the wrong direction of pursuing quantity over quality. Likely to make up for the amount of titles they’d lose, and the fact these services would spring up with vast back catalogs of content people already love.
I’ll also never forgive them for how they treated Designated Survivor. They saved the show from cancellation from the US network that owned it, only to ruin it to make a political statement (though granted they were well made episodes, just lost any real narrative) and then promptly cancelled it. It had such a promising premise.