Netflix Mako Mermaids Analysis

Crazy like a fox — Netflix now bets on teen mermaids

By on July 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM.

Crazy like a fox — Netflix now bets on teen mermaids

After Orange is the New Black surprisingly beat Arrested Development on first week audience count, Netflix is going even further out on a limb with its original programming. “Mako Mermaids” is a series about teen mermaids who change into human form and have adventures on land. It seems like a quirky concept that is likely to appeal to only a limited slice of the United States audience. But Netflix seems dedicated to sewing together a quilt out of wildly disparate patches of fabric. House of Cards was an insider look at the seamy underbelly of Washington politics. Arrested Development was a dense, complex Fox cult comedy that tapered off with fewer than 3 million viewers in its last season. Orange is the New Black was a downer dramedy about a seemingly normal woman who ends up in prison. More →

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