Well, all I can figure is that they either hate TV or Netflix lets them make shows for peanuts. This is disney, they have a bunch of channels that could just be ordered to carry the shows
Yep. It couldn't be that Netflix will allow Marvel to take on this ambitious project in a creative way that can't be achieved on network or cable television. The only explanations are that those people running a multi billion dollar franchise are either stupid or looking to screw over people without Netflix. You must know better than them.
Netflix certainly isn't ubiquitous yet, but a lot of what they are doing is cutting edge and really cool. Why wouldnt' Marvel want to get into bed with them? And why wouldnt' Netflix want to put up the money to make it worth Marvel's while if they can attract the type of audience Marvel is bringing in these days? What Netflix did with Arrested Development didn't always work, but it was ambitious as hell, and very cool at times. And creatively House of Cards and Orange is the New Black have shown that Netlfix can play with the big boys.