Apr 7

Sun '13

Netflix

I finally caved in last night and ordered Netflix. I know it is not that expensive ($8 per month) but I had been resisting ordering it. I had heard that the selection for Netflix Canada is not really that great, especially compared to the US selection. Another reason I hesitated was that I am more of a real life DVD person. I like to physically hold the movie and actually own it. I love seeing it on my DVD shelves and I love seeing my collection grow. Some people collect stamps, I collect DVDs. However, I gave in last night and signed up for my 1 month free trial. One good fallback is that if I really don’t like it after my trial, I will just cancel. No big deal.

So I watched my first movie today. I searched for a couple movies that I was in the mood for, which unfortunately (but not unexpected) they didn’t have. So I chose a random one and it turned out to be great. I watched The Next 3 Days, starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. I had never heard of the movie before and I was pleasantly surprised. I think that it should have received some more recognition. It honestly kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the film. My heart was racing as the events unfolded on the screen. I LOVE movies that evoke emotion in the viewer! It is a story of a married couple and their son and how their lives are turned upside down when the wife is accused of murder and ends up in jail. As I said, I LOVED it. I definitely recommend it!!

Something I noticed with the movie I watched was that it was “Only available until April 15.” So I suppose that means that movies periodically move on and off Netflix. To me, that doesn’t really make any sense. Wouldn’t a company want to continuously increase the selection of movies it provides to reach a greater audience? That would seem the logical money maker to me. I don’t really know how the site works quite yet, but I am sure I will slowly learn.

Any suggestions on movies/tv shows to watch during my one month trial?

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5 Responses to “Netflix”

  • Charity
    April 7, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    I occasionally see that “only available until XX/XX/XXXX” on a movie as well. Most movies/tv shows stay on Netflix for eternity it seems, but some don’t. Probably a licensing issue with the streaming side of Netflix.

    Honestly, not knowing exactly what you like to watch and not knowing what’s available via Netflix Canada, I really can’t suggest anything.

  • Karin
    April 8, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    I love Netflix! When my free month was over I actually bought a subscription. As someone who never watches regular tv this service is the best way for me to catch up on all my shows whenever I want to 🙂

    Can’t really give you any suggestions for movies as I mostly watch tv shows…
    There’s a Netflix exclusive show called Hemlock Grove coming out on April 19th. From the trailer it looks like a pretty standard supernatural horror drama, but I love the promo image so much I have to watch it just for that.

  • Cathrine
    April 9, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    I tried Netflix for a month as well. The technical solution worked great, but the selection was horrible, that’s the only reason I cancelled my subscription after the free trial :/ My guess it that Netflix probably wants to increase their selection, but that the distributors or production companies won’t allow it for some reason. It’s illogical :S

  • Lissy
    April 9, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    I got into mad men, doctor who and Battlestar and breaking bad. thanks to Netflix. Basically anything on AMC is good. If they don’t have those shows, I wouldn’t bother paying $8 a month. I also recently rematches felicity which was better than I remember it being

  • Kim
    April 16, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I have a subscription to Netflix but I rarely use it, I find the selection appalling! I can get much better shows with my Sky+ subscription. My boyfriend on the other hand loves it and things the selection is great – personal taste I guess.

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