How dumb is Anders Buyland? He's writing about the Netflix TV shows I wrote about earlier. But he insists:
If Huger Games and The Walking Dead don't motivate a significant influx of new Netflix subscribers in the second half of 2012, I'll buy a hat just so I can eat it.
Get to eating, dunce.
"Hunger Games" isn't even out (it debuts tomorrow). It will probably be November before it hits DVD and streaming (anywhere).
I'm really not seeing it be a huge streaming hit. Provided it's a blockbuster film, I don't know that it matters.
"Twilight" fans buy the movies on DVD. They're really not streaming them, you know?
As for TV shows, I don't really think that's the issue.
I think the issue is the CRAP that Netflix is offering right now.
And for most of us, movie fans, Netflix isn't cutting it.
I'm hearing about it at work, I'm hearing about it in e-mails.
I don't think Netflix has 'months' to start doing something. And TV shows (aired or unaired) aren't going to make a damn bit of difference.
They better get some good films to stream immediately, or they're going to be bleeding subscribers. I heard from one woman who dropped it this week. She'd written me a month ago to say she was about to because of the crap offered for streaming.
We want movies.
And the Dunce needs to understand that if all HBO had were the TV shows, people wouldn't pay for it -- they don't pay for AMC.
What they're paying for are the specials and mainly the movies.
Right now, HBO airs "Bridesmaids," "Green Lantern," "Sucker Punch," "The A-Team," "Due Date," "The Day The Earth Stood Still," "Jonah Hex" and hundreds more.
You know what Netflix's "New Arrivals" are currently? "Happily Ever After" (Fran's TV show), "Ancient Aliens," etc. Where's a film. "The Lincoln Laywers"? Like most Americans, I've made it my life's goal to avoid Matthew McConnahey movies.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"