For a long time now, Netflix has been regarded as the heir to the crown of network television. Younger, fresher, and more willing to take chances, it represented everything good about the changes facing television.
Over the past few years, the streaming service has shifted its focus from acquiring television properties to creating their own original series, and for the most part it has been met with success. Hit after massive hit made Netflix seem like the creatively innovative leader of the pack.
And then they got cocky.
On a certain level, it's easy to produce two or even five high quality television shows. It gets harder when you're trying to make dozens, and you've got a hand in everything from comedy to drama to documentary.
Sure, there were and are still some absolute top quality shows being produced by Netflix, but there are a few losers here and then as well. But increasingly it would seem that they're not infallible, nor are they immune to the occasional bouts of poor decision-making, lazy rebooting, and overly heightened expectations that plague every other network.
Audrey Fox is an ex-film student, which means that she prefers to spend her days in the dark, watching movies and pondering the director's use of diegetic sound. She currently works as an entertainment writer, joyfully rambling about all things film and television related. Add her on Twitter at @audonamission and check out her film blog at 1001moviesandbeyond.com.