Yes, Kit unicorns really do exist. At least the unicorns that keep you going. This statement might seem crazy, and well not something one sees on the Streaming Advisor. But it exemplifies what Netflix is accomplishing.
The Unicorn Store, One of Netflix’s latest original movies starring real life best friends Brie Larson and the legendary Samuel L Jackson, is just the perfect movie for those who need a reason to keep on dreaming.
The story follows a young woman, Kit, who has been kicked out of art school, and is wondering who should she be. She goes on a series of adventures where she tries to fit a perfect mold of a successful businesswoman. Is she happy? No. But after having failed at her dream, she doesn’t know what else to do and well life seems pretty hopeless. That is until she meets a man promising to give her a Unicorn if she just accomplishes a few simple tasks. Our character embarks on a heartwarming journey that reminds the viewers there is hope. See this is how I felt after watching the movie following once again getting passed over for a promotion.
So why am I writing this? Telling you of my pain and how this simple movie put a smile on my face. Because of the message it sends. And what message is that? A message of dominance. See Netflix is creating a movie universe that is going to rival cable as it caters to every demand the viewing public has.
For $11.99 a month a menu of genres is presented to the audience.
There are movies that harken to the good old days of old men saving the day. They’ve got the Highwayman starting Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson playing a bunch of rough lawmen tracking down Bonnie and Clyde.
They offer trash talking women on reality shows, Netflix has a show following a bunch of Barbie dolls catfighting at their real estate office in Selling Sunset.
And the list goes on with nature documentaries, cooking contests, and sweet loves stories straight out of a romance novel. And all of this is Netflix original programing, exclusive to Netflix.
I have spent many hours, watching these programs, satisfying my many different viewing taste and not once wishing I still had cable. As the millennials continue to switch to the online viewing world, raising their children off of what a Roku can deliver vs. a Satellite dish or cable box, cable will become less important. It’s programing less valuable.
Because companies like Netflix know what they are doing they will continue to offer viewers what they had become accustomed to until they no longer see the need to pay $100 for Hallmark, and other stations. And that is how the take over will happen. How cable will finally meet its death. Not with a loud bang but a fading away until cable boxes join cassette and VHS tapes on the bottom shelves of thrift stores.
You will know the end has come when Monday Night Football becomes the next Monday night stream.