What I think is interesting about the story is this: Apparently AMC are looking to figure out whether its cable TV network is the right place to grow the franchise, or whether they’d be better partnering with a global streaming player like Netflix or Amazon to make its dreams a reality. Is that the future for US cable networks? Essentially working like comic book companies do now: make a small profit while serving as IP farms to spin off into the global market?
There was some disturbing commentary about Toad from Super Mario Brothers yesterday. I don’t feel comfortable discussing it in this newsletter, but I’m more than willing to discuss it in deep detail with anyone interested. Please raise it as a topic of conversation with me. Please.
Anyway, the US late night hosts went crazy over this yesterday. Here’s Seth Meyer’s take: