Storywise, I think it does rather well. I know when I was doing Netflicks, I would order a disk or two. My kids enjoyed watching SMDM, Bionic Woman, Kolchak, Emergency, and Wonder Woman from the 70's more than the stuff they put on TV in the late 90's and 00's. As my kids noticed, there was a story being told that was interesting. Yes, they were all cheesy in one way or another, but the characters and relationships were more substantial.
We went through 2 dvd players when they were younger because the things were constantly playing.