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Netflix you outright FAILED!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

UPDATE: Post from Max Reimelt (Wolfgang). “Do you want Sense8 to be renewed? READ THIS!”

        We are in mourning in our household tonight after finding out Sense8 has been cancelled. We sit here at home in shock wondering what really brought this abrupt cancellation after two wild ride, passionate seasons. It feels like a close family member has been abruptly ripped from our arms. Sense8 was the only show that we sat on the edge of our seats for in YEARS. We waited anxiously for the new season, something we have not done for ANY show in over a decade! We talked about it with others, introducing them to the Sense8 world and saw the spark ignite for them. The fire and passion of the characters, actors, writers & directors inspired us! Sense8 gave me serious hope for honestly portrayed LGBT characters, that weren’t the butt of a joke in some way, in a major show for the first time in my life. They were real, imperfect, passionate, fun, loving and oddly, fascinatingly deep.

        The best we got from Netflix is a statement from Cindy Holland, vice president of Netflix original content that rings hollow like the useless platitudes people use to try and bolster you when you are grieving but really have no idea what to say to you. In the statement Cindy Holland said “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world. We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
        I also found a recent statement that makes me shake my head, from Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings. Who in an interview with CNBC said Netflix should be cancelling more shows.“Our hit ratio is way too high right now,” Hastings said. “So, we’ve canceled very few shows […] I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk; you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.”

        I am beyond disenchanted with you right now Netflix. The television remote and access to you is going in a drawer for a long time. Also, for the record, Sense8 encouraged us to try other Netflix original shows. Something we do not feel inclined toward currently.

#Sense8 #NetflixFAIL
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