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Old 12-13-23, 09:50 AM
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I know it’s tough to keep up with all these shows, but No. 1 on that list The Night Agent is great. Especially if you like serialized action shows like 24. There is a thread for it in TV Talk and it was pretty active the first few weeks it came out. I recall it did get a lot of publicity for being the most viewed show when it came out.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I know it’s tough to keep up with all these shows, but No. 1 on that list The Night Agent is great. Especially if you like serialized action shows like 24. There is a thread for it in TV Talk and it was pretty active the first few weeks it came out. I recall it did get a lot of publicity for being the most viewed show when it came out.
It came out in March, so being that far above the second place show is pretty impressive.
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T-Mobile just updated their Netflix on Us TOS

It will continue to be free, but will be on the standard with ads plan. You'll have to pay a small upgrade fee for the no commercials standard plan.

https://www.tmonews.com/2024/01/t-mo...ix-on-us-perk/

$8.50 upgrade to standard no commercials

$16 for the premium with 4K content

Old 01-04-24, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
T-Mobile just updated their Netflix on Us TOS

It will continue to be free, but will be on the standard with ads plan. You'll have to pay a small upgrade fee for the no commercials standard plan.

https://www.tmonews.com/2024/01/t-mo...ix-on-us-perk/

$8.50 upgrade to standard no commercials

$16 for the premium with 4K content
Reading up on it just now, it won't affect me since I have the Magenta Plus account which will retain the Netflix Standard for free.
Old 01-04-24, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by PerryD
Reading up on it just now, it won't affect me since I have the Magenta Plus account which will retain the Netflix Standard for free.
Are you sure? I'm on Magenta Max and I got the text from T-Mobile today saying it will be changed. Currently I get standard with no commercials. I interpreted that they don't want to pay for the commercial free plan anymore.
Old 01-05-24, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Are you sure? I'm on Magenta Max and I got the text from T-Mobile today saying it will be changed. Currently I get standard with no commercials. I interpreted that they don't want to pay for the commercial free plan anymore.
Hmm, you may be right, I was pretty sure when I read your link, or the link in your link, that it was only those with the basic plan getting moved, but the original article reads differently now. I guess we'll see. I already downgraded to the 2 stream HD plan once Netflix removed the ability for me to share my account with my kids. My younger daughter at Georgia Tech is the home account now, and for now I'm able to stream on my tablet to use while I bike at the gym.
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Looks like the former NBC show This is Us is coming to Netflix. Got a notification that it's coming Monday. Not sure if that means it's leaving Hulu.
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I'm not going to start a thread because there are too many shows and not enough eyes in the TV Talk forum, But, if you're looking for a fun and twisty murder mystery thriller, check out Fool Me Once on Netflix. It's 8 episodes and just came out on January 1st.

I finished the entire season in 2 days and really liked it. Also, the lead actress Michelle Keegan is gorgeous. It's based on a book by Harlan Coben.

Here is the trailer

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Originally Posted by DJariya
Looks like the former NBC show This is Us is coming to Netflix. Got a notification that it's coming Monday. Not sure if that means it's leaving Hulu.
It's part of the deal that Disney made with Netflix. Won't be exclusive to Netflix.

https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/gre...ix-1235833802/

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Posted in the 2024 Pro Wrestling thread as well but WWE Raw is coming to Netflix exclusively in January 2025. Kind of a big get for Netflix and a big move for WWE.

https://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/articl...p-january-2025
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If Netflix would only bring back G.L.O.W. now.
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Looks like Netflix is eliminating their cheapest ad tier plan, the Basic. Cheapest way to get Netflix now will be over $15 a month. Insane.
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Halle Berry’s science fiction movie that she completed filming is being cancelled and won’t stream on Netflix

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Originally Posted by Deftones
Looks like Netflix is eliminating their cheapest ad tier plan, the Basic. Cheapest way to get Netflix now will be over $15 a month. Insane.
That's not correct. The cheapest way to get Netflix is still Standard with Ads for $6.99/mo.

Basic was an ad-free plan, not "with ads". And it was already eliminated for new sign-ups last year. It's only been grandfathered in to existing customers with the plan. Now, that plan is being eliminated, but only in Canada and the UK, so far, in Q2. They plan to eliminate it everywhere eventually, but no schedule yet.

But yes, the $15+ cost is part of the reason why Netflix is profitable and the other streamers are not.
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Halle Berry’s science fiction movie that she completed filming is being cancelled and won’t stream on Netflix
Story is paywalled at your link, but the summary from another site says that it's not because of tax write-offs like other recent cancellations:

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/ne...he-mothership/
"According to Sneider, The Mothership was slated to have major needed "significant reshoots" which would have been both expenive but also somewhat impractical. One big factor in making those reshoots difficult is the fact that the film has young actors among its principal roles, who have grown up quite a bit in the 2+ years since filming wrapped. Sneider also noted that the cost of the reshoots wasn't the biggest factor but that its extensive delays in completing post-production were partially to blame as well."
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So as I said earlier, my Netflix account changed to Standard with ads because it's being paid for by T-Mobile and the TOS changed. I haven't watched it since the change. Does anyone here have that plan? And about how many commercial breaks are there for a TV show? I have Peacock with ads and it's not that bad for movies and TV. Just wondering if I should pay the $8.50 upgrade fee to go back to no ads or not.
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My Xfinity plan covers my Netflix. I pay $4 a month on my bill for the 4K, no-ads plan. I'm sure that may go up soon, but it's a pretty good deal.
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There was an article about the current changes at Netflix from The Verge which states in the first paragraph "The company released a mountain of original content as its subscriber count only continued to soar, bringing its market cap to a peak of more than $300 billion in 2021. "

300 billion? Since there are only 8 billion people on the planet, does that essentially mean every man, woman and child spend an average of $3.13 USD per month on a Netflix subscription in 2021? Or is this figure just the irrational stock market evaluation?

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https://www.theverge.com/24051687/ne...ng-wwe-changes

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Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Originally Posted by orangerunner
There was an article about the current changes at Netflix from The Verge which states in the first paragraph "The company released a mountain of original content as its subscriber count only continued to soar, bringing its market cap to a peak of more than $300 billion in 2021. "

300 billion? Since there are only 8 billion people on the plant, does that essentially mean every man, woman and child on the planet spent an average of $3.13 USD per month on a Netflix subscription in 2021? Or is this figure just the irrational stock market evaluation?

Article:

https://www.theverge.com/24051687/ne...ng-wwe-changes
$300 billion market cap equals share price x number of shares. Currently, Netflix has 441,537,000 shares at approx $565/share = $254bil market cap.
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As I mentioned earlier, I have Netflix through T-Mobile and they updated their TOS. T-Mobile is only paying for the Standard plan with ads now.

I got an email today from Netflix that my plan was officially updated. I checked Netflix and saw that some content is locked out of Standard with ads. That's a no from me. I don't want to be locked out of anything. I said screw it, so I upgraded to standard ad free. It's only an $8.50 upgrade fee.

It was nice having Netflix for free for the last few years. Oh well, $8.50/month isn't going to kill me.
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I always suggest going ad-free. Time is way more valuable than money. Time is something you can never get back.
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I always suggest going ad-free. Time is way more valuable than money. Time is something you can never get back.
If that's the case one can ask why even subscribe to streaming? Spend the time with your family. Life is short. Time marches on, with or without ads.
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If that's the case one can ask why even subscribe to streaming? Spend the time with your family. Life is short. Time marches on, with or without ads.
I would humbly suggest that's not really the same argument. Some of the best times spent with my family have been watching shows or movies with them and then talking about them and discussing with other people outside our family who have also seen them. Art can be a valuable broker of human connection. Ads not so much.
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Unless you’re in love… with a TV commercial actor!
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
If that's the case one can ask why even subscribe to streaming? Spend the time with your family. Life is short. Time marches on, with or without ads.
The decision is between "ads" or "no ads", not Netflix or family time.

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