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  •  OT... (4+ / 0-)
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    There was a post at Deadline Hollywood today about a panel discussion in which an agent at CAA discussed the high cost per episode ($3.8M-$4.5M) of Netflix's original series vs. broadcast network series.

    •  I Have To Say..... (4+ / 0-)
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      "House of Cards" looks like an expensive show. The appearance of Washington & all of the location shooting looks magnificent.

      Although, the per episode cost is not too far out of line from other cable original series.

      • "Breaking Bad" - $3 million per episode
      • "Boardwalk Empire" - $5 million per epiosde
      • "Game of Thrones" - $6 million per episode
    •  I Forgot To Ask Earlier In The Week..... (4+ / 0-)
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      But what did you think of the latest "Justified" episode?

      • I thought it was a good episode, but I could see that Shelby was Drew Thompson 3 episodes ago since the writers had dropped so many damn hints to him being the guy, so it wasn't any big reveal.
      • Same goes for the Ava-Boyd storyline. Things were just going too damn good for them not for the other shoe to drop. And there's a big hint that Boyd might have to cut her loose if it comes to it (e.g. his words to Ava that the murder is "on her" is a big hint of that)
      •  I didn't see the Shelby as Drew thing coming... (4+ / 0-)
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        but I've found this whole season to be pretty convoluted, and haven't been paying such close attention to details.

        That line from Boyd to Ava stuck out to me, too.

      •  Speaking of latest episodes... (3+ / 0-)
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        Have you seen Friday's episode of "Shark Tank"?

        The deal that Lori made with the final presenter left me with a really bad taste in my mouth.

        I don't think I've ever felt that one of the sharks has so badly taken advantage of someone.

        That's not to say that many of the deals don't seem bad (from the entrepreneur's perspective)... this particular one just struck me as especially/unnecessarily greedy on Lori's part.

        •  Lori Or Daymond? (3+ / 0-)
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          I just skimmed the episode, and are we talking about the young woman with the interchangeable shoes?

          •  That was last week's episode... (2+ / 0-)
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            with Damon and the lady with the interchangeable shoes.

            The Lori deal involved a guy with a profitable brick & mortar retail business (and twice successfully-defended patent) selling bean bag couches (with shredded feathers inside, I think he said) that turn into beds (single-king size).

            •  Okay (2+ / 0-)
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              I just watched the right segment, and you're right that it seemed like robbery, especially since O'Leary had already told him that his company was legitimately worth around $500,000 (about five times its annual sales).

              So even going by that sort of estimate, he severely undersold it.

              I still wonder whether accountants at ABC go over the books of these companies before bringing these people onto the show? Because a lot of times the claims about profits, patents, licenses, and potential orders in the pipeline don't seem credible.

    •  Well that explains 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo nt (3+ / 0-)
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      I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

      by JML9999 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 09:57:14 PM PDT

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