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Well, like my cinematic choices, my taste in porn is, shall we say, rarefied.
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Think Zasu Pitts in a Regency gown, tea tree oil, a cricket bat, and a firehose.
Then I don't think you would like my recommendations.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:27 AM
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Besides the autoplaying, another thing that frustrates me about browsing Netflix is its extreme personalization: it only shows you things they think you'd like. Browsing Netflix at the home of a friend or relative is quite an eye-opener; you'll see things that you had no idea were available on NF. I don't want to be the prisoner of my own viewing history.
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It was a revelation to me to discover that you don't have to browse TV shows or movies by "Suggestions for You," but you can instead select browsing by lists A-Z (or Z-A) or by year released. I went through the entire catalog that way and added lots of things to My List that had never been suggested to me. I found a lot of good stuff, particularly documentaries.
Y'all need to learn about browsing Netflix by category codes...
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:36 AM
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Y'all need to learn about browsing Netflix by category codes...
I'm aware they exist and have used them on occasion. I just have never found them particularly useful compared to simply searching by genre. For the genres I'm interested in, it's easy enough to browse the whole category rather than looking up some long string of numbers to find some small subcategory.

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Old 04-18-2019, 12:41 AM
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reminds me my favorite "type" i have seen on a friends phone was "steamy lesbian movies" except she was a Pentecostal minister's wife...... I found her phone outside where she dropped it .....


I said"dont worry it paused the movie" she just turned pink and said thanks......
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To the OP, the switch to original content is a very deliberate and well thought out strategy, with a couple of key advantages.
1. The media rights market remains a ‘territory’ driven system, so for a global player like Netflix to acquire the global rights to a property can be a lot of work and expensive. Presuming they haven’t been gazumped in a particular territory.
2. Original content gives them greater editorial control, even down to episode length, number of episodes, etc. The style of Netflix delivery gives them very deep analytical data on what and how people watch, what’s popular, what drives new subscribers, etc.

The current situation, with a burgeoning number of streaming businesses, is par for the course in a new sector. I wouldn’t be surprised to actually see another one or two other players enter the market. Followed by an inevitable contraction as companies are either bought out or outright fail and have their libraries snapped up by someone else. I suspect over the next day 5-7 years we’ll wind up with 2 to 3 major players left standing.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:56 AM
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1. The media rights market remains a ‘territory’ driven system, so for a global player like Netflix to acquire the global rights to a property can be a lot of work and expensive. Presuming they haven’t been gazumped in a particular territory.
Right. One of the annoying things about Netflix here in Panama is that I can't get the same content as in the US, presumably due to licensing agreements. For example, The Walking Dead Season 8 was available on Netflix in the US long before it was available here. (It seems finally to be available here now.) Although I use exactly the same account, there are movies and shows I can access when I am in the US that I can't access here. As far as I can tell, Netflix original content is available anywhere.

(It's also somewhat frustrating that I can't access Amazon Prime or Hulu in Panama, although there isn't so much on them that I would be likely to subscribe long-term on that basis.)
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:02 PM
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Great. Thirteen bucks a month and now I have to make my own fuckin' movies. Or is it just a live webcam feed of me watching myself watching Netflix?

Still, pretty good value.
I'd watch.









Oh hell, who am I kidding. I DVR that shit.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:25 PM
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They heyday of Netflix streaming value was brief and will not be repeated. It was based on Netflix being able to lock up streaming rights for really cheap movies before everyone else realized what they were worth. Now everyone realizes what they're worth, and particularly what it's worth to be the portal that everyone streams video through, so they're never going to license everything to Netflix for a song again.

So, yeah, the quality is going down, but it was unsustainably high for a while due to missteps by other rights holders and cleverness on Netflix's part. Even with the smaller library, Netflix is still really good value.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:45 PM
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So, yeah, the quality is going down, but it was unsustainably high for a while due to missteps by other rights holders and cleverness on Netflix's part. Even with the smaller library, Netflix is still really good value.
I agree. Even at 13 bucks Netflix is good value. I may watch up to 20 movies or TV episodes a week. I have over 200 items on "My List." Even if they might not be the top things I would watch if I could select anything at all, they are watchable. This is way better value than my cable subscription, which costs me a lot more per month and offers many fewer things I want to watch, especially at times I want to watch them.
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Edit: Was meant as a reply to Tamerlane's comment: I believe we're moving towards a more a la carte business model in streaming services. And contrary to some predictions from those clamoring for greater choice( "down with cable packages!" ), I strongly suspect it is going to end up biting the average consumer in the ass.

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Y'all need to learn about browsing Netflix by category codes...
It would be far more helpful if they had a "movies that don't suck" category.
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It would be far more helpful if they had a "movies that don't suck" category.
Oh, then you want
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