Ask Alan: Would ‘Stranger Things’ be as popular if it was on Amazon, not Netflix?

Senior Television Writer
09.08.16 22 Comments

Happy Friday, everybody! Summer is essentially over, so Ask Alan is back on a weekly Friday schedule for a while.

Three questions this time, which I did my best to answer from my increasingly cluttered office: When and why do I choose to review or ignore foreign TV shows? What are some pre-existing songs that, once used as a TV theme, became inseparable from the show in question? (I look forward to many alternate suggestions in the comments.) And would Stranger Things be less popular and Red Oaks more if the former was on Amazon and the latter on Netflix, rather than vice versa?

The video is embedded at the bottom of this post. As always, you can send questions to, or tweet at me with the hashtag #askalanday.

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