Netflix original show’s are affecting the way Americans watch television, CON

Chris Miller, Reporter

Many people consider Netflix to be the superior entertainment option over TV because Netflix provides a wide variety of its own original series only viewable through Netflix on top of already aired TV shows. But what those people seem to forget is, most of the shows that people enjoy watching on Netflix originated from TV, not Netflix.

Sure, Netflix has some awesome original series like “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and Marvel’s “Daredevil.” But the sheer amount of shows people love originating from TV far exceeds the amount of the entire Netflix Originals database all together.

Some of the highest-rated shows of all time, which originated from TV, are shows like “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Supernatural,” “Burn Notice,” “Game of Thrones,” “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock,” the original “Twilight Zone,” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

There are a wider variety of enjoyable shows originally from TV than there are from shows originating from Netflix. That variety is not limited to live-action shows either. TV is the progenitor of one of the most watched and beloved genres of all time, anime.

Almost every anime ever created originally aired on TV in Japan, and in some cases America, before they were available online. “Dragon Ball Z,” “Dragon Ball Super,” “Gintama,” “Mirai Nikki,” “Psycho Pass,” “Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple,” “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood,” “One Piece,” “Code Geass,” “Parasyte,” “Toradora,” and “Tasogare Otome x Amnesia” are just a few of the best animes ever created. As great as Marvel’s “Daredevil” is, it’ll never be as hyped up and beloved worldwide as “Dragon Ball Z” or “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.”

TV shows tend to have higher budgets than Netflix Originals. These bigger budgets mean higher production values and a higher chance cast members will stick with a show throughout its entirety when the show continues to air for multiple seasons. On top of that, bigger budgets means a show has a higher chance of coming back for more seasons as long as the show continues to retain positive feedback.

“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” the final two seasons of “Friends,” and “Lost” are just some of the shows that were given major budgets to work with for each episode.

Netflix does provide some very top-notch originals of its own, but when compared to the ridiculous amount of amazing shows originating from TV, it’s clear that TV shows are still the best.