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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by StacieH, Mar 20, 2017.
How 'bout I just buy some things on Amazon instead?
While a cute response, I am assuming it doesn’t help the actors as they then don’t get their royalties.
And they get it from an individual's Prime subscription (and as opposed to from a general Amazon purchase)? And will you likewise be sending a donation to the NBC News division if you watch the stellar "NBC Nightly News"?
If the team of actors on the show had a GoFundMe page, and/or if the Sherman-Palladinos did, or likewise Sam Phillips and Eric Gorfain (series music), I indeed might. In the meanwhile, the series distributor/producer/network Amazon determined to make the series available now for its own business reasons and considerations, and I am thankful and am not one to question that decision.
I highly doubt the actors contracts included a clause that they only get paid based upon viewership.
Agreed, and I didn’t say that.
what would a person obtaining a prime membership have to do with an actor getting paid?
Royalties on paid viewership of the show.
you have a reference on paid viewership pays more than unpaid? I can't see why it would matter, the residual system isn't really segregated by paid vs. public television so far as I can see.
No, I do not have direct access or knowledge of these contracts, but it is fairly common in most industries for the publisher/retailer to not pay royalties on versions/copies/viewings that they do not receive revenue for (considered a shared marketing expense).
Now, that is not to say that the show runners for TMMM didn't negotiate as part of their contract that Amazon must pay the full freight for all viewings (paid and promotional), but that would be unusual.
I will preface this by saying that I have a Prime sub. With that said, Amazon was nice enough to offer this series for free in hopes that more people will sign up for Prime as this is an example of the good shows they have. And I'm sure they will get some subs out of this. But, for some folks, it's just too expensive or whatever their reason is for not signing up. We get free previews of the Premium channels on DirecTV all the time. While I might watch or record a few movies, I've never been tempted to sign up for the channel, as I still have plenty to watch. Should I not be allowed to watch something they are giving me for free? (as an aside, I've always been surprised they let you record their content and have it available to watch way past the free weekend. I have movies saved from Showtime that I end up watching months later. But if this is allowed, why not take advantage of it?)
Why do you ask?
Late to the party but I just binged S1.
Remarkable! Mrs. Maisel is truly amazing.
Can't wait for S2
Welcome to the fandom. Isn't quality refreshing? Bless the various artists.
Finally getting around to this. It’s wonderful.
A quick scene involving Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses? Somebody really knows their 1950s New York City history.
I just finished the Season 1 finale... What a great show...
I really wish there was a better way for us (the TCF community) to discuss the individual episodes like we do with traditional shows...
I waited until I finished all of the episodes (admittedly, we are only talking about 8 episodes in the case of this particular show), because I was "scared" of running into spoilers... Now that I am in the thread, I find that most of the posts are like mine... Declaring that I just finished binge watching, and what a wonderful season it was...
I don't know what the answer is... I guess we could create episode specific threads, but I am not sure that's going to happen easily... To convenient just to create a series thread, but it does come at the cost of limited detailed discussions...
If I used this rule, I would have missed out on a lot of good shows... Maybe it just takes a little longer for me to "get into" a show... I would have given up on Mad Men, The Wire, Peaky Blinders, Veronica Mars, Buffy, STNG, Downton Abbey, and a number of others that are at the tip of my tongue...
The two episode rule would have worked for me on 24, Lost, GoT, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad...
Is there a way for threads to have subthreads within them? Imagine that when you opened this thread, at the top were links to threads for each episode. If you wanted to discuss the show in general, you'd post in the main thread. If you wanted to discuss an episode, you'd go into that subthread. I don't always like having a thread for each episode since it can clutter up the TV Show thread listing.
One thing that I feel made the show great was how real everything felt. The characters, setting, and story all made it easy to get hooked. The speech pattern seemed like a throwback to the quick staccato style of old movies. It was a little odd at first, but I quickly got used to it.
But accomplish it through:
In post #1, introduce the thread and its structure, and then add a link to a specific, separate episode thread to that post, as the episode and then separate episode thread gets created.