We’ve had Netflix for just about a year and it’s been great. Only after we got Netflix did I consider cutting the cord on normal cable TV. That hasn’t happened (and probably won’t) but that says something about Netflix…and that’s my problem with Netflix. There’s too much to watch!
On-demand requires discipline…which I don’t have
One reason I didn’t get a DVR when we upgraded to digital cable was because I feared on-demand viewing would lead me down a path that resulted in the watching of more television. I avoided that for a while…until we got Netflix. Now I’m not having trouble with current television shows, I’m having trouble managing my movie watching (and old TV show watching).
Watching a movie a couple nights a week doesn’t bother me, but thanks to Netflix’s extensive television archive it’s harder than ever to stop watching Netflix. Between the incoming DVDs and second class instant movies, the television series are overload. I got Machete on DVD, then watched Salt on instant and then started into season one of 24 and Wings…all within a two day period. That’s a lot of TV watching.
The real problem is that I suck at not watching television and movies. There are lots of things I want to do…I like to do…I need to do…and Netflix is making them all extremely hard to finish. Knowing all these movies and shows are available when I want is not a good thing because of that exact reason…I can watch them whenever, and that usually translates into “right now.”
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t cursed with enjoying a lot of the “old and outlandish” movies Netflix has so many of.