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Old 01-22-2019, 01:44 PM   #91
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Netflix statement:
"This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series. Each episode will focus on one mystery and once again will look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases.”

I can't ask for more than that

Source: https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/354...ling-original/

Edit: my bad...bip05 already shared that link
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Thank you. Netflix has over 148 million subscribers worldwide, 60 million of whom are in the United States. Their reach is quite substantial.
You can't buy a TV pretty much these days without Netflix installed on it as an app, same for any kind of disk player or smart tv stick.

If they could solve crimes from niche network Lifetime, where people had to buy postage and mail in tips, Netflix and twitter are going to be a breeze.
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Assuming they use an on-air host.. Whoever it is needs to have a distinguishable voice. And a lack of a regional accent. No Boston/New York.. No THICK southern drawl.. Some off the wall names.. James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman, though they're probably too expensive.. And if it's just off-screen voice work.. Peter Cullen. He certainly has the 80's nostalgia..
Peter Cullen! Haha Optimus Prime hosting UM! I love it!
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As far as the streaming or cable debate, as well as a thought on the 1 case per episode, it really comes down to a few things

-Like it or not, streaming is the future. Even the cable companies are seeing this with allowing Netflix, YouTube, and other similar apps onto their service through a cable box. So while there are a lot of hold outs for the broadcast market, it is going away. That’s just a fact.

-Money. Cable is expensive. Broadcast tv is expensive to produce. This is why more and more the higher quality shows with better production values are being produced for streaming.

As far as the 1 case per episode, it goes back to:

-Money. By limiting each episode to 1 case, Netflix can produce each episode at a higher quality by focusing each episodes budget on a single case. If they divided it up into 4 or 5 segments for an hour long episode, that requires 4 to 5 individual segments that have to be produced. Not sure how many folks on here are familiar with how productions like this really work (I do short film and video production), but even with shorter segments, the cost of travel, actors, crew, etc would be higher per episode.

So 1 case per show is really a responsible budgeting stance. And I think we’ll get a better production value because of it. Netflix knows that with their proven “binge watching” viewers, that the feeling of the original shows will still be there as people will watch multiple cases in 1 sitting. Many smart TVs even have the option of skipping the intro of each episode when binge watching. So fire it up, watch the intro for the 1st episode, then binge watch four 30 minute episodes (skipping the subsequent intros) and you basically get a long Unsolved Mysteries episode. It makes perfect sense.
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Thank you. Netflix has over 148 million subscribers worldwide, 60 million of whom are in the United States. Their reach is quite substantial.
Agreed. Netflix will give Unsolved Mysteries massive exposure and buzz. That is good not only for the show but for the cases that they are presenting. It's the best possible chances for some of those cases to be solved.
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Just look at how many people are watching a show about cleaning your house ...
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Peter Cullen! Haha Optimus Prime hosting UM! I love it!
Thanks for catching it.. But, I'm serious about it. Think about how distinguished and recognizable a voice Peter Cullen has. OP obviously wasn't his own voice, but if you hear him speak, his natural voice is quite good.

Now, he has something of a face for radio... So.. That's why I said if it were VO only.
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So 1 case per show is really a responsible budgeting stance. And I think we’ll get a better production value because of it. Netflix knows that with their proven “binge watching” viewers, that the feeling of the original shows will still be there as people will watch multiple cases in 1 sitting. Many smart TVs even have the option of skipping the intro of each episode when binge watching. So fire it up, watch the intro for the 1st episode, then binge watch four 30 minute episodes (skipping the subsequent intros) and you basically get a long Unsolved Mysteries episode. It makes perfect sense.
I guess this ultimately comes down to the actual cases they pick. Watching 20-30 minutes on a story like Tommy Ziegler would be cool. Watching 20-30 minutes on Resurrection Mary, the Fertility Statues, the Magic Rock, et. al. will turn many viewers off. You could lump most Lost Loves stories in the latter category as well.

If the cases are cool and well done, then I think it will be okay. Yes, many people like binge watching Netflix so it will have more of the feel of the original broadcast. I always liked having 3-4 cases per night but that was in the day when you had to wait a week for each new episode.

I am optimistic that this will be well done and fun. I just really don't want a repeat of the Farina disaster. Hopefully CM has learned their lesson from that.
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I guess this ultimately comes down to the actual cases they pick. Watching 20-30 minutes on a story like Tommy Ziegler would be cool. Watching 20-30 minutes on Resurrection Mary, the Fertility Statues, the Magic Rock, et. al. will turn many viewers off. You could lump most Lost Loves stories in the latter category as well.
I would have to think we won't get the worst of the Lost Loves. Just like how the 3-4 segments, "special alerts", the telecenter, etc were a product of the media culture of their time, I think those were too.
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I would have to think we won't get the worst of the Lost Loves. Just like how the 3-4 segments, "special alerts", the telecenter, etc were a product of the media culture of their time, I think those were too.
I just don't see how a "Lost Loves" segment is really credible or compelling in the age of social media. I never really liked these segments, although I can see why UM had them (appeals to a wider demographic, offered a respite from all the stories of murders and abductions, and more often than not, had a happy ending) - but its very difficult to believe that its completely impossible to track someone down these days - unless they actively don't want to be found.
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As the old saying goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
That is by the way, NOT the definition of insanity. Just some junk that get repeated in the internet. Einstein never said it either.
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That is by the way, NOT the definition of insanity. Just some junk that get repeated in the internet. Einstein never said it either.
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That is by the way, NOT the definition of insanity. Just some junk that get repeated in the internet. Einstein never said it either.
That's funny. I didn't even mention Einstein. Even if he never said it, that doesn't mean variations of the alleged quote were never uttered. In fact, a pamphlet that was published by Narcotics Anonymous in 1981 includes the following words: "Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results."
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One of the earliest stories on the reboot mentioned the types of segments that will be included in the new show and Lost Loves was in there.

I haven't been able to figure out if that list was just copied from the original series by the writer of the article or if it came from Netflix/Cosgrove.
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One of the earliest stories on the reboot mentioned the types of segments that will be included in the new show and Lost Loves was in there.

I haven't been able to figure out if that list was just copied from the original series by the writer of the article or if it came from Netflix/Cosgrove.
Some of the "Lost Loves" were cool, like the kid who met the soldiers during WW II. But I agree with previous posters that most of the standard Lost Loves (looking for adoptive parents, siblings, etc.) is almost moot in the internet age. They certainly are a lot less compelling and I doubt they could fill 20-30 minutes worth of story (absent extraordinary circumstances).
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