Do you recall the last time you went to a cinema to watch a movie was? I guess it would take a while for you to pull out that record. What about the last film or TV show that you binge-watch on Netflix. The fact that the two-thirds of American households have a Netflix account, I know that you could list all of it in seconds. Most of us are fond of just opening our device and being riveted and engrossed with tons of shows.
Whenever you lay your eyes and stick your ears out, you get to hear the phrase “Netflix and Chill.” In this way, Netflix is influencing the way we talk, thus, creating its cultural relevance.
Before all these successes and becoming a global phenomenon, what really is Netflix? Did you know that it was called Kibble before it got its iconic name? Did you know that the first film published on Netflix is called the ‘Example Show.’ Do you think that is all? There is more from where those facts come from. So, grab your popcorn and pop some soda because the facts exhibited below will dazzle and frazzle your brains.
This first among tons of Netflix facts that will send you gagging. The great thing about Netflix is they practice what they preach. When the slang, “Netflix and Chill”—not the sexual euphemism—was popularized, they are not joking about it. Netflix employees are given the confidence to exercise independent decision-making, and the amazing thing about it is there is no catch, employees are not bombarded with restrictions and constraints.
But what makes Netflix an impressive company is that its core value is prioritizing people first over policies. Their employees get to take time off as much as they want, providing that the urgent tasks are accomplished. And that is how you treat employees and run an outstanding company.
In case you do not know or do not have any idea what a spoiler expert is, they are cultural anthropologists that analyze and sifts within the realm of binge-watching. With this information, Netflix probes their viewers and subscribers on how they categorize spoilers.
In this way, they could measure how spoilers will have an effect on most people. Though, studies show that a large population of people are still okay watching the show even though its central plot and its twists are already uncovered. Furthermore, several people prefer being spoiled.
With that company that is earning billions annually, you would think that its income would be too great to imagine, but the thing is it is the other way around. Netflix’s revenue is somewhat small since its negative cash flow. To attract new subscribers, Netflix makes original content.
Budgets for their original content take a toll on their income. A great example of it is their Netflix Original Series, “The Crown” each episode of that TV series costs 10 million dollars, and that would amount to 100 million dollars for its whole season. This negative cash flow adversely impacts the income of the company.
The British TV Series Sex Education, which starred Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Ncuti Gatwa, is made to portray British and American schools’ culture. Regardless of the show being set in the United Kingdom, the show still gives some context clues and affirmation to American school’s culture with the lack of school uniforms and the presence of American Football.
The intention of the producers in developing the series is to charm and allure worldwide viewers. In order to capture teenagers, attention is through the essence of relatability; that is why most of the scenes in the series generally reflect teens’ most memorable experiences.
A study that was conducted in 2015 yielded a result that binge-watching Netflix shows and films on Netflix show a relationship with depression. The study sampled an entirety of 316 respondents, and respondents from the survey who said that they binge-watched are more likely to be depressed, go through loneliness, and have no or lack self-control.
It is in great significance to note that the University of Texas has characterized binge-watching with a minimum of watching two episodes consecutively.
It is essential to remember that before the rise of the streaming platforms, we rented DVDs and watched films and shows that are available on live TV. But now, it seems to be an archaic thing to do. In just a couple of years, the way we watch TV is completely turned upside down.
There is no denying the impact of Netflix in our everyday lives and the totality of how we access entertainment—with Netflix, leading as the fourth most relevant brand in the United States just behind Pinterest, Amazon, and Apple. With Netflix’s steadfast and growing selection of films and TV shows, it is not going anywhere, not now or ever.