I need to tell you, like you don’t already know, Dear Reader, how awesome Netflix is. My entire The Less Desirables Movie of the Week experience that I lay out for you every week would be absolutely nothing without it. Yes, I have other services and sometimes discs that I can use for the MotW but I choose Netflix because it has the widest breadth of entertainment for my watching/viewing needs.
I use the films that I watch to report to you via the MotW “report” that I not only tell you on The Less Desirables, I also write about them as my Saturday post. That gives you time to listen to the show before it comes out in “print.” Out of the last fifty films I’ve reviewed, I believe around forty of them have been Netflix watches. About seven were on another service and then the last three I had on disc of some sort.
It goes beyond The Less Desirables, though. I use it for my own viewing pleasure. I watch shows like Orange is the New Black, older shows like Friends or when I was catching up on shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or The Office before their final run was over. The BCPF and I like food, wine, beer, heck… all alcohol! So we can watch films, documentaries, shows, what have you, like Somm, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Bottle Shock, etc. In fact, the film for this week’s The Less Desirables MotW is going to be about wine. It will be good stuff.
The selection that Netflix has is incredible. There are things that leave but they at least give us a little warning so we have time to watch up our stockpile before it’s removed. The quality is just as good as on DVD, when the cable company is doing its job, and that helps the picture quality, a lot. The pricing is reasonable and we can watch anywhere we go, whether by PS3, smartphone, laptop, or any way you can stream video, almost anywhere in the world at the touch of a button and immediately get what you’re looking for.
Say someone tells you about a film you need to see. Not home to check on it or add it to your queue? No problem, tap the app and you’re in (with credentials, of course). Login allows you to watch the film on your device, check your list, add to that list and it will be ready when you are. This service is fantastic and whomever thought it up was genius. I love Netflix. There, I said it. I love Netflix. If you’re not on board the Netflix Train already, shame on you. Get on board and let’s get to watching some streaming (and if you’re into that kind of thing, disc watching)! Yay Netflix!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“There is a revolution happening, and within two years I think that Wi-Fi and Netflix will be built into all the televisions.” – Reed Hastings