Are Netflix originals good?

Are Netflix originals good?

The Netflix streaming platform has surpassed 137 million subscribers worldwide. The goal of this platform was to offer different content suitable for everyone so that each show has an acceptable audience without the need for great success.
Netflix beat HBO for the most Emmy nominations, marking the first time that a streaming service was at the top of the list. This will effectively help the streaming site to get additional subscribers and improve its quality.


The content on Netflix can be original or licensed, of the top 250 programs ranked by IMDb 28% can be seen on Netflix of which 18 series are original such as Black Mirror, Stranger Things or The Haunting of Hill House.
Not to mention that Netflix has only been producing original series for 5 years so it's a pretty impressive climb.

Among these biggest hits are also House of Cards which is the first original Netflix series, Ozark, Daredevil etc. Today you can find about 700 original series.
However in the last few months the company has suffered a lot of cancellations due to the fact that other platforms are coming to compete with it like Amazon video or Disney +.

There are still a number of Marvel series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones but for how long? These cancellations however allow Netflix to focus on better quality series such as Buster Scruggs, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen but also The Irishman by Martin Scorsese.


Because of the other streaming companies opening up some users take the other side, the reason being that some companies are withdrawing the rights they had previously licensed to Netflix because they were the only ones on the market.
This does not prevent Netflix from creating even more original series as a counterbalance, but it may also affect the quality of the original content.

The overabundance of content will also create a mix with mediocre and less interesting series than before. In terms of movies and shows the search for originals is a necessity, the ranges are expanding and Netflix must also prioritise high budget content to keep up. Netflix originals now includes comedy specials, animated shows and various documentaries such as nature documentaries, and this is working, judging by recent figures.

Even if the company doesn't often release its figures and selects them we may not know everything.
We do know, however, that due to the opening up of other competing services the company is concentrating on profitable content and big-budget projects have to guarantee a large number of viewers. Unlike before where projects were intended to strengthen the credibility of the industry.


Netflix's hold on the streaming market is still evident, according to the letter to shareholders competition is causing struggles as Netflix has lost subscribers which would have affected the opening of Wall Street. However, Netflix will have a larger budget for original content because it will not spend money on licenses. Many users stay for the original Netflix content and hope that this will continue with quality content.


In the Netflix top 10 these days are new seasons and new series, enough to satisfy everyone as always.

Altered Carbon new season

Abstract: More than 300 years later, society has been transformed by new technologies, which has led to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of an elite group of interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His spirit was imprisoned for centuries until the incredibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offered him the chance to live again. Kovacs will have to do something for Bancroft, however, if he is to be resurrected. Bancroft's request to Kovacs is to solve a murder-- Bancroft's murder. Based on Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk noir novel Altered Carbon.

Las chicas del cable New Season

Summary: We are in the 20's and Spain has just obtained its first national telephone company, located in Madrid. For four young women who find a job there, it is more than just a job. It is a progress that is being made at a time when women are becoming more and more equal to men. However, Alba Romero has other motivations in this company, pretending to be Lydia Aguilar, she enters the company for personal reasons. Then a series of events follow that will affect the life of this main character and her new friends. This dramatic series follows the women, called "cable girls", who feel attached in different ways: to their family, to their partner and to their memory. A feminist series that testifies to the struggle of women and the difficulties of their conditions at that time.

Lock & Key

Summary: After their father's murder, three brothers and sisters move into a house full of magic keys that will provide them with exciting adventures but will also bring them a lot of problems because they are the guardians of these keys and evil people covet them as well. From the comic books by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

Riverdale new episode every week

Summary: Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica tackle the problem of adolescence in a city of grim events and bloodthirsty criminals. They will solve crimes and puzzles like experienced detectives but will also fall victim to many pitfalls. Having to combine their personal and family life with these events they often find themselves facing very complicated dilemmas, sometimes putting their lives in danger to save the inhabitants of the city.

I am not okay with this

Abstract:A teenage girl navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while coping with new superpowers; based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman. Fantasy series are currently pouring in from Netflix and we don't mind.

All Our Perfect Days - Movie

Summary: When Violet and Finch meet, they are on the edge of the void, at the top of the high school tower, determined to end their lives. Finch is the "curious beast" of the school. He fluctuates between periods of depression, dominated by morbid ideas, and periods of "awakening" when he is overflowing with energy. Violet, on the other hand, had it all to herself. But nine months earlier, her beloved sister died in a car accident.

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Written by: Lisa Lambert, Staff Writer

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