Ginuwine ‘okay’ after passing out while filming ‘Criss Angel’s Magic With the Stars’ last year. (Photo: Getty Images)
The real question is, What do we get for our money?
As the “Money” documentary “I’m Here to Stay” debuts on Netflix, it’s hard not to think of George Clooney’s Oscar-nominated film for the same reason. It’s such a polarizing figure that we simply have no idea what to expect, which to be clear isn’t at all a bad thing. That said, what is surprising is that there have been so few “Money”-like dramas. While there have been a number of critical and box office flops in recent memory, there have been so many so-so dramas that people wondered why there weren’t more.
There have been a lot of films like “Money,” with a similar premise, only without the Oscar drama. If you’re looking for an “Money”-like film, you’ll have to look elsewhere. There’s also been a huge shift from the way “Marmaduke” worked, which involved a very similar concept, and that was on HBO. A lot of things have happened in television lately that have made Netflix’s platform more accessible. But as far as “money” goes, we are still waiting for the next big TV drama on Netflix.
The next “Money”-type film will be a film like “Criss Angel’s Magic With the Stars” that was actually a TV show. According to the New York Times, it was meant to “make money” in the way that “Money” did. It was a hit for Showtime, starring former “American Idol” host/host of “The O.C.” Justin Guarini and “Nashville” finalist/current “Parks and Recreation” alum Bradley Cooper.
The problem is that if “Magic” was a success, we’d have “Money” sequels. Since “Magic” was a pilot for a potential series, it wasn’t really a pilot for “Money.” It wasn’t a pilot for “Money” either.