Netflix has been known to put out new movies and TV shows faster than they can make a new Marvel movie. This past year has been no exception: "To All The Boys I've Loved", "Sierra Burgess is a Loser", "The Perfect Date" and many more romcoms that don't feature Noah Centineo. These movies have been getting a lot of buzz on social media. Here is why I don't watch any of those movies just because someone on my feed tells me to.
Netflix doesn't have to spend any money on advertisement!
Every single time that you rave about the new movies Netflix puts out, all you are doing is putting money in their pockets. Netflix relies on this social phenomenon to boost their ratings and views all while they do absolutely nothing!
Remember when they spent that huge amount to keep "Friends" streaming online? All the media coverage on that basically gave them back every penny they spent on that deal. This generation is so obsessed with what everyone else is doing that they scroll through endless feeds looking at what everybody else is watching and doing.
And what about the famous "13 Reasons Why" explosion that happened a couple years ago?
We ALL know about "13 Reasons Why". Any kid in our generation has to have heard about it and all the publicity that went with it. A school in my district had to SEND LETTERS home to parents warning them about the explicit details and graphic events that occurred in the life of Hannah Baker. This TV show illustrated just how social media is messing this generation up. The worst part, I believed nothing has changed. Kids are still coming home lonely and isolated. They are still missing out of social connections that stem from face to face interaction. The uglest part is that they are still killing themselves because of these issues. This generation definitely needs to have a serious makeover that involves less screen time and more memories.
This is all a part of Netflix's marketing tactic. They strive on the iGen users to do their work for them. I may sound like a hypocrite, but I only watch rom-coms that I feel I will enjoy (and that aren't copycat films). Thank you for coming to my TED TALK.