I decided to try a free trial of Netflix the summer of 2006. I was back home after freshman year of college; the days were long and I couldn’t get a job to save my life, so I got Netflix. The original plan was to use it just for the summer, watch all of the Top 100 movies by AFI, and then quit when I got back to college and studying….I’ve had the three-DVD-at-a-time plan + streaming, uninterrupted, since that summer. I’m still not yet done with the Top 100 AFI movies (follow along here), but that’s because movies like Surf Ninjas got in the way. I witnessed them add streaming, back when you were limited to 18 hours streaming a month. I witnessed them piss everyone off by trying to separate the DVD service from the streaming (didn’t even cross my mind to cancel). I witnessed them create their own shows. It’s been a roller coaster of a relationship, me and Netflix.
Anyway “Netflix is my boyfriend” is a phrase I’ve used for many years and I was delighted to see that the domain was available, so I’m going to use this space to talk about all the movies I watch. Enjoy!