Alyssa Thorne
Updated Sep 20, 2016 @ 4:25 pm
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Netflix is one of the most benevolent entities in the world today, let’s be honest. They constantly bring joy to our homes and computer screens for a price even college students can afford (although, in the spirit of being honest, most of us just hop on our parents’ or roommate’s account) and now, apparently, we can expect even more good things from the Netflix Gods.

They’re like the gift that keeps on giving, and they’re planning to start giving us a lot more.

Netflix CFO David Wells announced at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia, and relayed to us through Variety, that Netflix is working toward having *50%* original programming in the near future.

50%!! That’s HALF of everything on Netflix! Get ready for so many more instantly ~iconic~ shows like Stranger Things and probably classics like Gilmore Girls, too.

While this doesn’t bode well for our productivity in the future, we’re definitely stoked at the prospect that Netflix will be providing us with more original content, since they already produce so many of our faves.

What’s maybe even more exciting about this mandate is the fact that streaming companies aren’t as beholden to ratings as traditional broadcast networks are. This means that niche shows like Stranger Things or Arrested Development can thrive in a way that they struggle to do otherwise.


CFO Wells, aka our new crush, also calmed everybody’s biggest fear when it comes to online streaming services.

Swoon. We think we’re about to enter into a whole new relationship…with Netflix. Not with Netflix CFO David Wells. Obviously

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