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BINNS NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY HOUSE STYLE fusion journal | www.fusion-journal.com | Issue 14 (2018) 60 ISSN 2201-7208 | Published under Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) The Netflix documentary house style: Streaming TV and slow media Daniel Binns1 Abstract Streaming services have significantly changed the way that films and TV series are produced and received. The full effects of these changes have yet to be seen, but this article offers an inquiry and critical analysis of some of these changes as they pertain to stand-alone and serial documentaries produced by Netflix. This article contends that there is an emergent “house style” for Netflix original content, particularly documentary, that is in part dictated by platform constraints, but also by an adherence to the principles of Slow Media. To demonstrate, I observe a couple of key moments episodes of Chef’s Table (2015-) and Shot in the Dark (2017-), as well as the feature-length documentary The Ivory Game (2016). The findings ...