Dear Netflix: A Price Increase Should Mean A Quality Increase
Netflix revealed it will be increasing prices again in mid-October. Are we getting our money's worth now?
Starting October 19th, Netflix will be raising prices for U.S. subscribers. Their most common subscription, the "Standard" Plan, will go up from $9.99 to $10.99, with the high tier plan increasing from $11.99 to $13.99. It seems this new subscription increase will result in more original content, since Netflix recently released that they will be spending close to $7 billion on original content next year.
This would be all well and good if they've spent all that $7 billion on Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black, and Narcos. But Netflix's recent run of things has us thinking otherwise. What happened to the days where Netflix had GOOD movies to stream? I want to be able to open up my Netflix app on my television and see this summer's blockbusters. Unfortunately, what we're getting is 4 original Adam Sandler movies and this movie where we have to pretend that Kevin James is the world's greatest assassin.
I get it, we're all talk now. We say we'll cancel our subscriptions or stop using our cousin's log-in in protest but let's be real... we're going to continue watching. We would name our firstborn Frank Underwood if it meant keeping House of Cards on for four more seasons. But that doesn't mean Netflix has the right to keep making bad content.
Fill our queues with La La Land, Mad Max Fury Road, Creed, and the complete series of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Leave the Voltron remake, Cedric the Entertainer stand up special, and the Skylanders series on Hulu, I'm sure no one will notice.