Thursday, January 20, 2011

Netflix, How I Love Thee

I have been trying to convince my husband for at least two years to sign up for Netflix. He resisted. He demurred. He ignored my pleas.  Somehow the cumulative effect must have gotten to him though, because while I was at the doctor the other morning, and the children were puking their guts out, he signed us up.

Life in the midst of a stomach bug was the perfect time to discover the joys of instant streaming videos, and our first DVD arrived this morning as well.

I rarely let my kids watch anything at all on the TV, and I rarely watch that much myself. I have no shows that I follow.  However, Netflix is still pretty awesome and I see a lot of potential there, despite our general ban on too much screentime (she says as she sits in front of the computer blogging).  I am sadly disappointed that The Mouse That Roared isn't available for instant play and they don't have Condorman at all. I'm not sure what it says about me that I spent some time yesterday looking up silly Cold War movies.

8 comments:

BettyDuffy said...

I saw the other day that netflix has all the old A&E and BBC literary dramas from MAsterpiece theater. I thought about signing up for the free monthly membership just to watch a few of those--but it would be a pretty big time commitment.

Jordana said...

If I tried to glut myself on all the things I could watch in the free month, I would spend all my time in front of the TV, but if we continue the service and plan on a movie or show every weekend, it isn't such a huge time suck and having something for the kids to veg out to when sick was excellent.

SoccerNerdPunk said...

I heart netflix. Though it definitely can be a time suck. But definitely a good way to monitor what is on your TV I think.

Kim said...

Yay! Good for your hubby! I'm so glad we signed up. I've seen so many things I'd never have seen without it, especially documentaries and old movies and shows. You'll not be so quick to buy dvds anymore. I only rarely feel the need to own anything now.

Robbo said...

You have chosen...wisely.

I'm pretty much the same way: outside of baseball season, I don't really watch much tee vee and stick pretty much to the stream of red envelopes appearing in my mailbox.

Marcia said...

You can consider Netflix part of school....check out "Note by Note the making of a Steinway Piano" We loved it this week! Yeah for your hubby and Netflix!

nicole said...

So sorry for all the vomiting. We have been using Netflix for some time. We are terrible about watching the DVDs, but now that we can stream to our TV via the Wii I think we will get a lot more out of it.

Aubrey said...

We just activated Netflix--instant streaming and 1 DVD--last week and I'm already smitten! We have a BluRay player that is WiFi capable, so we stream to our TV. It's soooooo nice. I've got a ton of Nat Geo specials in the queue, appropriate shows, and things that I know that the kids can watch. This is soooo much better than cable!

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