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  • Anonymous
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    The Americans is probably the best drama on television currently. Sorry Game of Thrones you’re fantastic, but The Americans is on a whole new level. However, not a lot of people are watching it. Not a lot of people are talking about it except Goldderby and TV critics. In 2012 Breaking Bad was beginning to peak at its most exceptional level and people began to watch it more and more. Netflix was also beginning to peak with everyone binge watching shows and Breaking Bad was one of those. The show experienced a ratings spike and the popularity rose and it won two drama series awards at the Emmys and plenty of acting as well. 
    Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy (viewers), Scandal, The Walking Dead, and Mad Men are all some great examples of success and popularity from Netflix. If more people have the opportunity to watch The Americans and more people have on their radar that this is such a great show, wouldn’t that success transfer to Emmy voters?
    I mean it’s not like the show is on a network that the Emmys ignore. Also, the show has some sort of recognition from the Emmys with a writing nod. Someone at the academy is watching. They need the extra boost and popularity. Matthew Rhys, Keri Russel, the rest of the ensemble, and guests worthy of a nomination and win could get the recognition they deserve. Netlfix and FX get this idea going. Your best show and the best drama on television deserve their time in the spotlight. Give them it. 

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    Reis
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    I didn’t know that The Americans isn’t in the USA’S Netflix. Here in Brazil we have the first two seasons, but isn’t so popular too.

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    Riley
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    Putting it on Netflix will surely get it more viewers, but it will not singlehandedly get it into the zeitgeist.  Breaking Bad demonstrated that it had that potential before it got on Netflix by adding viewers every season.  The Americans has done the opposite by losing ratings with each year.  It will never be a mass-appeal show.

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    Noé
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    #360767

    And it shouldn’t need to be a mass-appeal show to be recognized as the great series it is.
     

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    ETPhoneHome
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    FX is probably used to not having the best ratings for its shows, despite their critical success. None of their current shows are on Netflix (not sure if that’s true in the US, would like to know) and if they wanted to, they could put as many as they want on there, and probably get more viewers. They are currently going with the HBO strategy, which is effective when there’s a brand that the public trusts and will subscribe to, no matter what. FX will likely get there eventually, but they’re more on the AMC level at the moment.

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    KyleBailey
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    I’ve been saying this since the first season was over! I just now got caught up with seasons 1-2 because of the FX re runnings at 3 am on Wednesdays in a random time of the year because it was never a reasonable price on DVD nor on Netflix. I think more people would catch on if it was. I thought it was a mater of time that it would be put on with many FX shows on their like Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy 

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    John Landgraf does not like Netflix.  See his comments from the Variety article titled “FX’s Landgraf Tilts at HBO, Netflix”.  The Americans is on Amazon, FX has a deal with Hulu for newer series.

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    John Landgraf does not like Netflix.  See his comments from the Variety article titled “FX’s Landgraf Tilts at HBO, Netflix”.  The Americans is on Amazon, FX has a deal with Hulu for newer series.

    He likes them enough to put Archer, AHS, sons of anarchy, it’s always sunny in philadelpia, and the League on there. Why not this one show? Its best reviewed show.

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    Denis
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    This show is too good for the emmys, so was “Hannibal”, “Southland” , so is “Rectify”, and on and on.

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    helv606
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    [quote=”johnhelvete”]

    John Landgraf does not like Netflix.  See his comments from the Variety article titled “FX’s Landgraf Tilts at HBO, Netflix”.  The Americans is on Amazon, FX has a deal with Hulu for newer series.

    He likes them enough to put Archer, AHS, sons of anarchy, it’s always sunny in philadelpia, and the League on there. Why not this one show? Its best reviewed show.
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    http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fxs-landgraf-tilts-at-hbo-netflix-1201155005/

    It’s all about branding.  According to Landgraf, Netflix takes the FX logo off of FX shows they have on their site.  All of the shows you listed above are older FX shows, the newer shows are either going to Amazon or Hulu.

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    Cobalt Blue
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    It wouldn’t make much of a difference.  Breaking Bad had a ‘Netflix bump’ for sure but that was a special case.  The show itself had built up major buzz on its own, and on top of that, the popularity of Netflix was surging, and also the use of social media as a medium to discuss television was surging.    The Americans is as you see it now; it’s not a potential breakout waiting for someone to discover it.  Frankly, I’m pretty sure it’s gotten more press and been campaigned harder than Breaking Bad ever got in its first three seasons.  Breaking Bad was nonetheless winning Emmys and picking up momentum before it got any help from Netflix.

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