We pay $19.98 a month for Netflix. Worth every penny.
Tim and I mainly use the streaming feature, and we use it a lot. We more than get our money’s worth every month.
There are certainly limitations. You won’t find many TV show episodes past 2010. And the newest releases won’t be on there. (That’s why you get the option with DVDs.)
But I think the benefits are worth it. The movies are great, but I find the best selection is in TV shows.
I’ve watched so many shows I always meant to see, but never did. To name a few: Lie to Me, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Doctor Who.
Or catch up on episodes you missed. For me, that includes Bones, Crossing Jordan and Arrested Development.
There are some stand-up specials — Louis C.K. is evil but hilarious — and even workout videos. (And $20 a month is much cheaper than the average gym.)
Yes, I watch far too much TV. I’m a depressive with chronic fatigue. I’m home a lot.
There are plenty of you out there who get out and do constructive things. You do outdoorsy stuff or go to wine tastings and art openings or… Well, clearly I have no idea what people with normal amounts of energy do. But I know they watch far less TV than I do.
So maybe for hikers/bikers/wine tasters Netflix isn’t worth it. For the rest of us, Netflix is a godsend.
Do you guys have Netflix? What do you watch?