The first show they pushed out was Brave New World which was a HBO style show, critics hated, some people who watched loved it, show got cancelled because no one watched.I watched the free episode. It didn't appeal to me. Even if it is a great show made for Gen Z, did they watch it? Aside from it's original release, I never saw anything anyone talking about it on social media and I feel like you're sort of missing the point. A Saved By The Bell can be a nice supplementary show. Netflix has about 20 Saved By The Bell-esque shows. But they are their supplementary shows, not their marquee shows. They need something big to pull people in and even if SBTB and Punky Brewster were great (only Punky Brewster seems to have connected with audiences based on Audience RT scores of 56% vs. 80%), you need the hook.
Do a F&F spin-off show or something. Literally ANYTHING. People will come back to a service or pay the premium price for one if they feel they are getting value out of that price. Many people never think twice about paying every month for Netflix because they know there will always be something new to watch. With Peacock, they need that something bad imo.
Synopsis:Based on Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd, Game of Thrones, The...
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Also audience score on Rotten Tomatoes isn't a good way to tell popularity. especially for television shows because there is no verification for review unlike films. Just to point out.
Another thing to point out is everyone creates their own social bubble on social media. On your platforms, you may not see people show interests in certain shows but if you venture outside it, some people have that as all they talk about. Remember many people live in their own bubble in which certain things don't enter their realm.
Also, lets not forget the biggest issue was COVID screwing up production schedules. Netflix had a huge backlog of international productions to pull from; Disney and other studios didn't necessarily have that.