Netflix celebrates 10 years of original series - UPI.com

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  6 months ago  •  10 comments

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Netflix celebrates 10 years of original series - UPI.com
The nascent streaming service debuted the Norwegian crime dramedy, Lilyhammer, starring Stevie Van Zandt, a decade ago Sunday.

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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Netflix is celebrating 10 years of original series.

The nascent streaming service debuted the Norwegian crime dramedy, Lilyhammer , starring Stevie Van Zandt, a decade ago Sunday.

Ted Sarandos -- Netflix's co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer -- recalled in a   weekend blog post   how Van Zandt had filmed the series for a Norwegian TV station, then offered it to Netflix when he heard the company was seeking new shows.

"We watched it and we loved it," Sarandos wrote.

"I thought it was a classic fish-out-of-water story, with Stevie playing a role loved by audiences, and the interplay between his no-nonsense hitman Frank Tagliano and the gentle community around him made for some great comedy. It was a character that was so familiar in a culture that few audiences had seen. I wasn't sure what would come from that first phone call with Stevie. I was (am) a huge fan of his music and I loved him in The Sopranos, so I was happy just to get to talk to him for a few minutes."

Netflix not only bought the show, but ordered a second season of it.

"Thank you   Lilyhammer   and Stevie Van Zandt for starting this incredible 10-year journey. It's always hard to predict what's to come in the next 10, but one thing is certain: we'll have many more great stories from anywhere that can be loved everywhere," Sarandos said.



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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    6 months ago

Its only been 10 years?

To me the best Netflix series,easily, was The Queens Gambit

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  JohnRussell @1    6 months ago

Agreed.

I really enjoyed The Crown, too.

The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass were fun Halloween watches.

And I've liked The Witcher so far, but that's probably mostly because of Henry Cavill.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  JohnRussell @1    6 months ago

The Queens Gambit was great.

OTOH, Lilyhammer sucked ass.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     6 months ago

I rarely watch TV but Red loved The Crown and told me blow by blow every minute of it. 

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    6 months ago

I think the only Netflix series I watched was 13 Reasons Why.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @3    6 months ago

my daughter gave me a roku one xmas and told me netflix was free the first month. I asked my sister what she thought I would like to watch. I cancelled netflix after binge watching all 96 episodes of dexter in 1 week.

 
 
 
Ender
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3.1.1  Ender  replied to  devangelical @3.1    6 months ago

Now that is dedication.  Haha

I get Showtime with U-verse. I watched a couple from the first go round.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Ender @3.1.1    6 months ago

it was winter, I had groceries, and a big bag of weed...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3.1.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @3.1    6 months ago
episodes of dexter

That's some killer shit. 

I hope the weed was too.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.4  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  devangelical @3.1    6 months ago

Dexter New Blood was also good.  Hopefully the series keeps getting extended.

 
 

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