May 10, 2005

How Netflix Ruins Movies

POST #    1697

Netflix kills me. As much as I love it, it kills me. I watch all these DVDs, 371 through today, and I forget most of them. Perhaps it's not as much a function of Netflix, but of my memory, how I watch the movies, and the movies I choose. If I want to remember what I've seen, I often have to get my Netflix rental history sent to me.

There are tons of movies that I've watched where I now have no recollection of the movie at all. A sampling:

Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Don't Say a Word, 13 Conversations About One Thing [I think the thing was love], Insomnia, Possession, Killing Me Softly, The Four Feathers, Spun, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Identity, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Chuck & Buck, Shattered Glass, Twisted

I've also watched my share of craptactular movies:

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Maid in Manhattan, Daredevil, The Guru, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Gigli, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane, Elektra

As I was going through my queue, I came up with a possible reason. When I first signed up with Netflix, I was receiving/returning movies from/to California. Once Netflix opened up a local warehouse, my movie watching increased. If that wasn't enough, I also started watching a lot more new releases, thus my long list of recent movies in the "craptacular" list.

Now, there are good movies that I've watched and remember some details about, but I should remember more. I think this is how Netflix ruined movies for me. The solution would be to cut down or cancel but I can't! Not with 143 movies in my queue. Movies that I've been meaning to watch and movies that I should have seen. Oh how that Netflix has roped me in but good.

Posted by tien mao in Movies at 7:35 AM



Don't put crap on your list. Problem solved.

Posted by: Joe at May 10, 2005 10:32 PM

but joe, all those crap movies are so hard to resist. especially when i feel like i'm not really paying for them. and a lot of them are "rentals" only.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2005 11:41 PM

it's like all the crap that's on my tivo. before i never watched it.. but now that i can watch it whenever i want i do.

Posted by: rachelle at May 11, 2005 8:15 AM

i think ure no longer enjoying the movies but merely consuming them, like eating celery sticks all day, not for the taste but the calorie intake (actually i heard celerie has negative calories but that's beside the point)

Posted by: daniel at May 12, 2005 2:55 AM

Post a comment


Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Powered by Movable Type