While Netflix boast a wide selection of movies, documentaries and series, it seems the most recent crop of them are, well, obviously destined for rather weak minded.
And it’s a shame that Netflix should fall so low.
Netflix used to have a much more solid lineup but without naming the title’s names, per se, it can be said that dubious shows are spread in almost all “popular” categories.
From the “B movies” which never seem to amount to much to the cop flicks which stand on cursing, smoking and booze, finding quality titles on Netflix is getting harder, especially in the newer releases.
And guess what? Netflix is spewing out a large chunk of the junk.
While comedy specials on Netflix can occasionnally be good, most are just… not really funny. In fact, it’s more about settling score with Donald Trump than inventing real knee-slapping jokes.
Time to switch
Engaging brain stimulation seems to be very low of Netflix’s proverbial totem pole.
It’s all about getting drunk, shitfaced, in trouble or going the uselessly violent and devious way. All packaged in what Netflix would probably love to see as a new normalcy.
The trouble is, not everybody is that braindead.
And consequently, long time members are ditching Netflix for better options where minds are truly engaged.
For about the same price as the montly Netflix subscription, you can get access to YouTube Premium which means you won’t get a single ad in any video clip you watch, in the biggest video repository on Earth, which is pretty cool.
The content on YouTube is often offered in HD and the variety is unmached.
After a while of watching YouTube, it’s hard to come back to Netflix because the shows are so much better, on YouTube. Let’s face it, whatever your niche is, you’ll find it on YouTube. Which is not necessarily the case in Netflix.
Offering one of the largest conscious video collection around, Gaia costs about the same as Netflix and you can rest assured you and your kids will actually learn meaningful stuff, watching it (which is rarely the case, in Netflix).
While highly educational, Gaia delivers the info in a rather entertaining way.
It’s like having the Netflix documentary section on steroids. But only that particular section.
With a Netflix-like selection of shows, Amazon offers a package deal including videos, music and 2 day free shipping on most of its inventory for way less than Netflix.
It’s so affodable that many people get it alongside Netflix.
Apart from the really good exclusive series Amazon has recently made available, the inventory of titles is much older and sometimes B and C movie territory.
However, if entertainment is what you need, Amazon Prime video provides lots of movie action for your buck.
Perhaps this should be a serious wake-up call for Netflix.
Either Netflix gets back to producing quality, wholesome and engaging shows or it risks losing some market share.