The People v. O. J. Simpson is now on Netflix!

I was eight years old during the O.J. Simpson trial. So I remember it, but I didn’t really know the  specifics or really cared at the time. When it popped up on my Netflix recommendations recently, I immediately dove in: “alright it’s been 22 years dammit, it’s time to learn the details of this thing.” I watched it with my IRL boyfriend and we were immediately hooked. We had our laptops open the entire series marathon: looking up details on the people involved, verifying quotes and going “are you KIDDING me” during the twists. I think the timing is right for a show like this: 90s nostalgia hasn’t gotten old yet, some people might need a reminder as to why the Kardashians are famous, Black Lives Matter is bringing up police brutality issues to the forefront again, and O.J. is ELLIGIBLE FOR PAROLE THIS YEAR. (Sidebar: Only a man who got away with murder could think he could get away with robbing a Las Vegas hotel). The casting and writing were both near perfect. Anyway I won’t ruin the ending for you! #watchit

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Netflix is my Boyfriend

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 and then quit when I got back to college and studying….I’ve had the three-DVD-at-a-time plan, uninterrupted, since that summer. 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 even though I thought it was a dumb business move). I witnessed them create their own shows. It’s been a roller coaster of a relationship, me and Netflix.

People wonder how many movies you’ve seen with a Netflix account for eight years. I’ve rated 1360 movies.

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