I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix for years. I can’t remember why I first signed up but it was likely to rent some obscure film or TV series and have it delivered to my house. Now, I rarely watch an actual Netflix DVD. I utilize their “Watch Instantly” feature and stream movies and TV shows to my laptop.
Their streaming selection leaves a lot to desire, however it is getting better. They recently signed a deal with Relativity Media and they’ll soon have new release movies soon after they leave theaters. Why do I care? Well, I love TV/movies. More specifically I love independent, foreign, weird, off-beat, old and random TV and movies. I love the worthless mainstream crap too, I just happen to favor oddball programming. Luckily, Netflix offers both. And because I am cheap and refuse to pay for satellite/cable, I have no other options!
Take my Netflix recently watched list:
- The Office Complete Series (British Original-Gotta love Ricky Gervais)
- Wallace and Gromit
- Wuthering Heights (BBC production)
- Pushing Daisies Complete Series
- Zach Galafianakis Live (I would marry this man)
- Bright Star
- The Piano Teacher (French-kinda weird, don’t recommend it)
- Grey Gardens (both the original documentary and the new mini-series)
- The Business of Being Born (really interesting documentary, makes me rethink having my future kids in a hospital)
- The Orphanage
- Born Into Brothels
- Monsoon Wedding (Bollywood Baby!)
- Paper Heart (Micheal Cera, I adore you)
I could go on and on. I clearly need to spend less time in front of my computer!
I’m really hoping that with how popular/successful Netflix is becoming, they will beef up their streaming options, especially in the foreign, documentary, and comedy genres.
If you haven’t already signed up, do it!
On that note, I am off to re watch The Royal Tenenbaums. Wes Anderson is a genius!