Who doesn’t want fame through marketing strategies? So, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But still they are being mocked for drama. Strange isn’t it?
It concerns the first teaser released by Netflix for “Harry & Meghan” on Thursday — their much-awaited project. It promises intimate details directly from the source across six documentary-style episodes.
However, the critics say teaser shows just three line of dialogue – an argument that would be should be rejected by every sane marketing strategist. Who would spoil their product by sharing the details of a to-be-launched product?
To add to the drama, Netflix, which signed a massive deal with the couple in 2020, did not announce a release date for the show, simply describing it as “a Netflix global event” that is “coming soon.”
Anyway, Journalist Afua Hagan told Talk TV, “They’ve definitely heightened up the drama” and that “[There were] very emotional scenes at the end with Harry throwing his head back and Meghan crying.”
She claims, “It’s a greatly edited trailer. It definitely brought out the excitement. As soon as I watched it I had to watch it another five times.”
Again a counter question: Why Netflix or the couple won’t want to create suspense so that more and more watch this series on the streaming service.
“We’re definitely going to have some commentary on the press and the Royal Family,” she says. “That shot with all those photographers’ lenses, the newspapers coming out. Then, maybe some stuff about them growing up. You had Harry and Meghan through the years and then morphed into their grown up selves.”
With Meghan under radar for her colour by tabloid right-wing media, especially the UK, and her claims about being rejected by the Royal Family, there are more and more quotations from unnamed analysts.
“Why did you want to make this documentary?” a person asks off-camera as happy, black-and-white images of the young couple flash on screen.
Shown are private moments, including selfies and photo booth shots, never-before-seen photos from their 2018 royal wedding, the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancies and moments showing the off-duty royals relaxed at home in Montecito, California.
According to Los Angeles Times, “But the answer to the loaded question doesn’t come right away. Instead, tension and weariness grow in the visuals on screen as the embattled couple navigates the fraught reception of their marriage and viewers see Harry’s growing ambivalence toward the crown, which ultimately led to them stepping back as working royals in January 2020.”
“When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?” the newspaper quoted Markle as saying.