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Old 05-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #1661
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Netflix is absolutely killing it on original/exclusive content. They're all over the map in terms of genres and almost everything they're pumping out is good.

The revenue in 2016 was $8.83 billion to earn a profit of $186.7 million. They're spending a lot of money on talent, content and infrastructure.

The last quarter of 2016 they added 7 million new users and expecting another 5+ the first quarter this year.

Remember in 2011 when everyone thought they were going to die because they separated their physical media subscriptions from the streaming? Should have bought stock at that point (~ $15-16).

Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix for $50 million in 2010. They might be the stupidest company to exist.
Was in 2000 actually.

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I don't think it was a terrible turn down by Blockbuster at that time. If it was in 2010 they certainly would be the dumbest company ever.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #1662
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I certainly didn't guess Netflix's strategy to become a content creator would be so successful.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:44 AM   #1663
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In fairness, even if they'd bought Netflix I have ultimate faith that Blockbuster would have found a way to screw it up.
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I certainly didn't guess Netflix's strategy to become a content creator would be so successful.
Didn't the studios and TV networks force their hand on that? They wouldn't license content, so Netflix said, "screw you guys, we will make our own."
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:49 PM   #1665
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Net Neutrality being dismantled may be a harbinger of bad things for Netflix. If internet providers can charge you for access to it, business will hurt big time
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:51 PM   #1666
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For sure, I think it's one of the reason's the added 130 countries last year. They need to diversify markets so they're not as dependant on the US. Though that's a big chunk of change for them.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:47 PM   #1667
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In fairness, even if they'd bought Netflix I have ultimate faith that Blockbuster would have found a way to screw it up.
For sure. Like having your DVDs delivered to a central retail location where you could buy overpriced snacks as you picked up/dropped off your envelopes. And selling off any streaming tech to Cineplex.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:38 PM   #1668
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Season 3 of Bloodline releases Friday May 26th. One of my favourite Netflix shows.
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hmm there seems to be a glitch where everything is rated 3 red stars, which means as an indecisive Libra, I can't make a decision on what to watch. Maybe the new thumb rating system is coming in.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:34 AM   #1670
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"Age of Resistance" is pulled right off the top of the 'generic, vague, bad' sub-titles pile.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:43 AM   #1671
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Season 3 of Bloodline releases Friday May 26th. One of my favourite Netflix shows.
I'm two episodes into Season 1 because of this recommendation. I'll blame you for ruining my long weekend if I binge all two seasons with this gorgeous weather.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:48 AM   #1672
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Woop Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 is out today.

Nooooice.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:17 PM   #1673
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Woop Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 is out today.

Nooooice.
I never made it past season 1, did season 2 pick up?
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:27 AM   #1674
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Season 1 was better than 2 in my books. Titus is wearing thin, but I stay for Kimmy.
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I watched Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States on Netflix which was good
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Sarah Silverman special comes out at the end of the month. Hopefully it is good. I like Silverman sometimes.
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:04 PM   #1677
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Watched the Norm MacDonald standup show. Gotta say it was pretty disappointing. I laughed more watching a random 90 minutes of his podcast on Youtube.
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I watched Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States on Netflix which was good
It was pretty interesting very Oliver stone style in the way it was presented got half way through.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:18 PM   #1679
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The Girl With All the Gifts is out on Netflix. I haven't seen it yet, but the book was great and it's 84% on RT, so might be worth a watch.
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I watched Hasan Minhaj's Netflix special tonight and it was exceptional. I loved it. The story, the jokes, the delivery. Everything was awesome. It is easily one of my favorite shows.
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