No Weekly Release for Stranger Things

No Weekly Release for Stranger Things

During the rise of streaming services, fans had gotten used to the whole season getting dropped on the premiere date, and while Disney+ and Amazon have been sticking to their weekly release (with great results too), it seems that Netflix wants to keep their binge-able model for Stranger Things.

Talking during a panel at the HRTS Presidents Luncheon (via Variety), Netflix’s head of scripted series for US and Canada said:

“For the fans of ‘Stranger Things,’ this is how they’ve been watching that show, and I think to change that on them would be disappointing… To not give them exactly what they’ve been expecting — which is ‘Stranger Things’ is a seasonal experience, they go through that with them — I think that it would be an abrupt change for the member.”

While fans were happy with the binge-able model before, fans have realized that hype for a specific show can only last for a week or two. With the weekly release, hype and excitement for a series can last for several months.

If anything, it kind of depends greatly on the source material. A series like Stranger Things can probably work when you watch it piece by piece since each episode is lengthy and packed with content, but when you look at Disney+ with their inconsistent runtimes and episode counts, it gets frustrating to wait for the next episode of Moon Knight or Obi-Wan Kenobi since you don’t know if it will be enough to keep you excited for a week.

If you ask me, Amazon kind of changed things up when they decided to release a handful of episodes a week rather than just one; so you can manage your watching, while at the same time not feel shorted.

That’s just my take, at least.

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