By Haylee Holt
Classic TV series are back on Netflix, alongside exclusive Netflix originals. All the way from childhood favorites to the drama series you watched in high school, A Magazine compiled a list of go-tos that are on Netflix now:
Full House aired from 1987 to 1995 on American Broadcasting Company, ABC. The revival, Fuller House, is one of the awe-inspiring shows one can binge-watch on Netflix. The show has some returning cast members including Candace Cameron-Bure as D.J Tanner, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, and Lori Loughlin as Rebecca Katsopolis. The premise of the revival is centered around the lives of grown-up D.J Tanner raising her kids; Tommy, Max, and Tommy Jr. Fuller.
Millennials have proven to be intrigued by programs that really dig deep into the issues current in today’s society. For example, To the Bone and 13 Reasons Why exemplify the streaming network’s attempt at drawing those viewers in. To the Bone is a movie starring Lily Collins that focuses on the rehabilitation of an overly anorexic teenager who experiences a second chance in an atypical rehab facility. 13 Reasons Why is a TV series produced by Selena Gomez that highlights the experiences told on various cassette tapes from a girl that eventually commits suicide.
Although there are many hits that are streaming on Netflix, there are a few hits that are unfortunately leaving the site. The beloved TV series, One Tree Hill, leaves this October. This show starring Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty has stolen the hearts of many viewers from over the years. The Gavin Degraw theme song and video montages of beaches, drama, and a brother rivalry kept audiences intrigued, but now Netflix has decided to let the show go. This entertaining series may be leaving us, but maybe the show will reappear on Netflix in the future.
Why does Netflix continually get rid of shows that people enjoy? Is it their inability to house a certain number of shows? Or is it that they plan to attempt to focus the viewer’s attention solely on new releases.
In 2016, it was said that Netflix would be the exclusive site that offers viewers the opportunity to watch Disney movies, including programs from other Disney-owned companies like Pixar and Marvel. The deal that was between Netflix and Disney is coming to a very sad end. “According to Netflix, its relationship with Marvel will continue” (Lang 2016).
Netflix has stolen the attention of many loyal viewers. However, HBO has some shows that Netflix does not. For example, HBO pushes the limits with what is considered appropriate enough to show on a streaming service. Game of Thrones is a scandalous, violent, and sexually charged program that leaves very little to the imagination. Similarly, Amazon Prime has the popular show, Sex and the City.
Netflix is taking advantage of viewer’s loyalty by resembling a cable company. Netflix is distinctively known for allowing their viewers to binge watch their favorite shows for hours on end at any time. However, now Netflix is taking one of their most crowd-pleasing programs, Riverdale, and releasing each episode weekly. While this may be Netflix’s marketing department’s effort to attract viewers and create eagerness, it will likely do the opposite. The first episode of Riverdale Season 2 is released on Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00pm.
Overall, there are various changes being made to Netflix that leave us a little unsettled. Netflix will get rid of some of the shows that we enjoy, change the way we watch those shows, and sometimes not carry the same amount of shows we favor as other streaming services. However, Netflix provides its viewers with a product they like and depend on. Netflix customers are loyal despite these changes. So try not to stress about the changes and just Netflix and chill!