This week’s question: What is the best and worst thing about Netflix?
Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Rolling Stone
The best thing about Netflix is how many types of voices and shows they’ve created room for in this crowded TV landscape. Who else would have greenlit “Orange Is the New Black,” let alone even more esoteric stuff like “Master of None,” “Lady Dynamite,” or “American Vandal”? The worst thing about Netflix is the way that nearly all of their dramas are just much too long without interesting episodes, stringing the same handful of story arcs across seasons that are never built to sustain them for that long. And their insistence on the “our season is really a 13-hour movie” model is starting to infect the rest of TV.
Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV