Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Not You, It's Me

After rating 952 movies/TV shows, I suddenly hit a wall and started scraping the bottom of the barrel. Netflix was great when I caught up on classic shows from the very beginning: The Wire, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lost, 24, The Shield, and Grey's Anatomy. I watched a number of great foreign films that I had never even heard of: City of God, Amelie, Amorres Perros, etc. I was a member since 2004 and have never had an issue with Netflix: I've only received 1-2 scratched DVDs in a 5 year period, DVDs always arrived within a day, new movies were available right away, and they were tweaking their business model by making streaming movies available for free. My only complaint was that I ran out of good movies/TV shows to watch. I found myself watching some very questionable movies: Hannibal Rising, The Love Guru, The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor, and Tropic Thunder. With services like www.hulu.com and free DVD burning software available (www.dvdflick.net), Netflix became obsolete. I'm sorry Netflix, you did nothing wrong - it's not you, it's me....

Bookmark and Share


levar FM said...

this sums up my feelings about netflix - at best, the service allows me to catch up or find older movies that i'm looking for, but now with movies either being released to cable weeks after major release, or being leaked to the internet for download, netflix is becoming a dinosaur to me. the novelty wore off.

hector342 said...

On top of canceling Netflix a few months ago, I just canceled Showtime and Starz this week. Dexter and Weeds are reaching on story lines and I watch the same 5 channels:

- Food Network
- Travel Channel