I have started watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and really like what I have seen so far. Liz Shannon Miller at paidContent likes it as well and uses it to solidify a commentary I had about the difference between a service like Netflix and the TV networks of old. The difference is priorities and Netflix prioritizes good content versus good numbers because they know what it is people like. I used Arrested Development’s newest season as the basis for my thoughts, but I think Orange is the New Black is an even better basis for this type of argument, as the show is compelling, perhaps even more so than Arrested Development or any of Netflix’s other original series have been.
Posted: July 16, 2013