Most of you are aware of my love / hate relationship with Netflix. I was an early adopter of this service and excluding the 6 month period where we were broken up and were 'seeing other people', my experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Lately I've been really amazed at the trend to release old TV shows on DVD.
My wife and I, in a moment of reflection, will have a conversaion something like this: "hey remember that old series 'x'? Yeah I loved that as a kid, I wonder if netflix has it?" And sure enough they do. I'm currently enjoying introducing (tormenting?) my kids with old favorites like Giligan's Island, The Greatest American Hero, Mork and Mindy and Wonderwoman.
Here is a short list of old fav's that netflix just happens to have at least some of:
The Incredible Hulk
Land of the lost
Lost in space
Laverne and Shirley
The Brady bunch
Like many internet businesses, Netflix had created a new market where there at least 'some' demand for almost anything. This is in stark contrast to the traditional market of popular 'hits'. The truth is a physical store just doesn't have the room to stock anything but the most popular titles.