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Matthew Weiner's 'The Romanoffs' a not so golden Amazon echo of TV's first golden age

Matthew Weiner's 'The Romanoffs' a not so golden Amazon echo of TV's first golden age

It looks like Amazon, in funding Matthew Weiner’s “The Romanoffs,” tried to imitate the formula that Netflix struck gold with in 2012 when it gave $100 million without seeing a pilot to director David Fincher and producer/writer Beau Willimon and told then to go make something great.

Fincher and Willimon delivered “House of Cards,” which vaulted Netflix to the top of the premium streaming services in quality, buzz, subscriptions and stock prices.

While Weiner, a Baltimore native who became one of TV’s bigger auteur names with “Mad Men,” certainly appears to have had the same kind of free artistic rein as Fincher and Willimon, I am pretty sure...

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