I’ve done a post or two about how I love my Netflix. But I just feel the need to state it again.
It rawks. (That’s like “rocks” but with an extra level of cool.)
This weekend was cloudy and wet. So I spent it inside watching movies and shows.
Truth be told, I’d have spent it inside anyway. The rain just gave me an excuse/set the mood. In Arizona you don’t often get to curl up on a chilly day.
I spent the weekend with Netflix and was reminded just how much we get from the service.
We pay $21 a month for 2 DVDs at a time and unlimited streaming. Compare that to $18 a month for HBO or $13 for Cinemax, Showtime or Stars. And in my experience, most movie channels have about 5 films playing over and over on their 3 different channels.
Netflix, on the other hand, has a pretty varied selection. Sometimes varied in a bad way. There are some awful, awful movies on there.
There are also great TV shows that I’d never have found without Netflix: Drop Dead Diva, Being Human (UK version), Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Revenge, etc.
On Saturday, I was able to finally sit down and watch 3 offbeat movies I’d never gotten around to. Mainly because, while wanting to see them, I was still too cheap to pay Redbox’s prices.
So I watched Butter, Jeff Who Lives at Home, and Young Adult. Back to back, which I don’t recommend. It puts you in a weird mood.
Still, I’m glad I caught all of them. I probably never would have gotten around to watching them without Netflix.
Sunday was spent with Season 4 of Damages.
Not only is it a great show, I’m always curiously efficient while I watch. When I first found it on Netflix, we’d just moved into the house. So I watched it on the iPad while painting the kitchen cupboards.
Another time I watched Season 3 (again on the iPad) while I painted the bathroom cupboard.
Sunday I put on Season 4 on — on the actual TV this time — while I finally got around to a bunch of chores: sweeping/swiffering, dusting, dishes (I had to turn it way up), and generally clearing out some clutter.
Clearly, Netflix has magical properties.
And all of that is only the online selection. There’s also the actual DVD selection.
Currently, we’re working our way through Castle. We’ve watched a lot of movies and more TV shows. I never quite realized how cheesy Thundercats was until I saw it as an adult.
And I have to give Netflix kudos for its turnaround time. We mail off DVDs on Monday and have new ones by Wednesday. It’s amazing.
So I’d say we get our money’s worth from the service and then some.