Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Netflix. The best invention ever?


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!




5 thoughts on “Netflix. The best invention ever?

  1. Ames, you definitely should! Nothing is better then free!

  2. I actually got a free subscription for like 3 months in the mail today. I’m gonna try it out!!

  3. I liked Galafianakis back when he just had a comedy central special. He is just soo random its hilarious.

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