I’m skeptical of Netflix Originals, not because they’re necessarily good or bad, but because they’re new. New TV and film is necessarily unproven, and so it’s a crapshoot whether or not it’s going to waste your time.
When Netflix carries a movie from 1972 it’s not because they’re trying to make a quick buck. It’s because that movie is good. I’m a big fan of “old”–old books, old movies, old washing machines–because old things that are still around have stood the test of time. They have proven themselves to be good.
It takes a little discipline to get through Citizen Kane, but once you do it might change your life. Squid Game was great and all, but I doubt it’s still around in a hundred years.