Iron Fist is Netflix’s newest show, and it’s gone down horribly. It’s the worst Marvel show they’ve made to date, currently sitting with a grimy 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. But does it count as a failure, and what’s the actual cost to Netflix if so? It’s easy to recognise a box office flop. The cost of a film is usually public knowledge, and there’s a clear metric of success on release. If it takes significantly more than it cost to make, great. If not: flop. A movie might recoup some of its money when it gets a home release, but it’ll always be brandished as a failure.Hemlock Grove First aired: April 2013 Cost to make: $4 million per episode Rotten Tomatoes rating: 38%Whichever way you slice it - whether you hazily recall a terrible Netflix show about angry dogs, or you’re a Hemlock Grove apologist - that isn’t a good ratio. Hemlock Grove feels like one of Netflix’s first bites of the bloodied cherry, and while … [Read more...] about Netflix spent £90 million on a show people hated – but does it even matter?
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If you're reading about high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K television sets, chances are you've been following the news surrounding Microsoft's newest console, the Xbox One S, which will support full HDR color. While the S marks the first time a console will support the new format, streaming services like Amazon and Netflix have been working on it for quite some time, with certain series and movies now being offered with full HDR, 4K support.But whereas all someone needs to access fully supported 4K, HDR content on Amazon is an Amazon Prime account, on Netflix, a basic service plan won't do. If you're looking into purchasing a new and expensive television set to gear up for the incoming generation of 4K, HDR supported games on consoles, here are some things you should know about your streaming options.Amazon first announced that it was looking into HDR-supported streaming for a few of its series back in 2015. In July, Amazon released its award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle … [Read more...] about Here’s what you need to know about HDR-supported streaming