Soundtrack Season 1 will drop on Netflix on 18 December 2019. The romantic musical drama entails the beautiful journey between Nellie and Sam. But will this romantic musical drama be success or a fail?
Soundtrack is Netflix’s first-ever musical drama.
If you are the kind of audience that did not enjoy Smash and La La Land then Netflix’s Soundtrack is definitely not your cup of tea.
Based on upward performance and shows on Netflix that have done well, Soundtrack is a musical drama that will fail to resonate with the audiences with constant off-the-guard singing and dancing.
The ballad-cum-musical drama, Soundtrack, has a very differently evolved audio which will fail to attract the masses and carve its own niche. The show suddenly breaks into random dance will not be well appreciated by the audience. The music and romance are intertwined in such a haphazard manner that will leave the audience in a maze.
Moreover, whenever there is a strong emotion projected on the screen, the scene breaks into dance and music with background dancers, snatching away the intensity of it. This will not be well taken by mature audiences.
Furthermore, Netflix is a platform better-consumed solo that has a plethora of rich and intriguing content. Whereas, when it trickles down to something like a Broadway or a musical drama, such shows better rejoice in the company of someone.
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The matured audiences who have become sick and tired of the mainstream loudness have found solace in Netflix. Such audiences are not accustomed to a rom-com breaking into random singing and dancing, Soundtrack doesn’t quite fit the bill.
The First Of Its Kind
The first-of-its-kind musical drama is a bold attempt by Netflix; however, once you get through the trailer, you will realize it is hard to grasp the storyline.
‘Soundtrack’ as the title suggests, has innumerable songs that get too draggy and a cause for nuisance for the audience. The musicians and the dancers come to join the cast at any moment of the scene that seldom breaks the audiences into laughter.
In addition, the jerks and jumps between two shots are so present that it leads to the lack of continuity in the story put the audiences into an uncomfortable situation.
With the trailer of Soundtrack being so unimpressive we doubt whether or not this series will be added to the list of hits Netflix has given this year.
Soundtrack is a romantic musical drama that highlights love stories intertwining a diverse, contrasting group of people. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, the entire narration is played through the music that runs inside their minds and hearts.
The characters lip-sync to the soundtrack playing in their minds in every episode. People who have watched the 2012 NBC musical dramedy Smash may find Soundtrack to be the same.
However, there is just one difference that unlike Smash, the Soundtrack actors lip-sync to the original artist instead of their own vocals.
So basically, this is just another typical musical drama where instead of a freshly made song; actors will be dancing and singing to a pre-made song.
Joshua Safran will debut his new Musical-Esque series Soundtrack on Netflix
Joshua Safran, the showrunner of Soundtrack is also the creator of Quantico and the aforementioned Smash. He has worked as an executive producer for Gossip Girl.
The star cast of the series includes actress, singer, and songwriter Christina Milian featuring Broadway performers Robbie Fairchild (An American in Paris) and Campbell Scott (A Christmas Carol). The likes of other cast include Jenna Dewan, Megan Ferguson and Kyle Riabko (Hair).
Our Final Word
The kind of audience and the type of content the streaming giant Netflix has favoured on its platform, a Broadway Musical genre may fail to resonate with the people due to the type of content.
Meanwhile, people on Netflix mostly come to consume content on the site that is comedy, thriller, and action. In that case, a musical Broadway may not go down well with the mass audience that comes to Netflix to surf for quality and mature content.
Soundtrack juxtaposed to the other type of good content on Netflix does not fit well for a Netflix kind of audience.
It is a much-selected audience that truly rejoices musical drama and chances for Soundtrack are slim. Therefore, Soundtrack may not hit the cord at par with other great series that Netflix has.