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Bezos Bomb

by M.G. Siegler


Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up Won Netflix. Next?

Lisa Du, Isabel Reynolds, and Carmen Reinicke:

“You’d get laughed out of your career at a Hollywood studio if you proposed a KonMari show in Japanese and English 10 years ago,” says Larry Mahl, the former head of acquisitions for Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. “Netflix is changing the face of what’s possible.”

I feel like this is a more subtle point being lost in all the Marie Kondo hype. Netflix hasn't just made something work that would not have worked on U.S. television a decade ago, they've made something that wouldn't have even been considered a decade ago, a phenomenom. It's a cliche to say something has "changed the game" but Netflix truly has.


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