How Streaming Platforms Are Ushering in the Future of Comedy—and Television
Yahoo News - over 2 years
When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously told GQ in 2013 that his goal for Netflix's original programming was to "become HBO faster than HBO can become us," it was easy to assume that he was referring to expensive, star-studded tentpole dramas. After all, Hastings and Netflix had just dropped over $100 million for Kevin Spacey, David Fincher, and House of Cards in an attempt to follow the HBO blueprint that Showtime, FX, AMC, and others have mimicked over the last 15 years. Yet, while House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black have garnered dozens of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and Netflix's deal with Marvel has produced two compelling superhero adaptations ( Daredevil and Jessica Jones —which will be released Friday and is very good) , Netflix's comedies have generally been more interesting, experimental, and frankly, better. BoJack Horseman is a sharp, emotionally wrenching look at Hollywood stardom and depression. The NBC import Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt keeps the joke-per-se...
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