Monday, May 9, 2011

Netflix Purgatory

I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me: I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel with my Netflix queue, I've almost completely run out of ideas, and I finally decide on a movie that I'm not too excited about. The disc comes in the mail. The initial excitement at seeing that red envelope in my mailbox quickly fades once I remember what movie it is. And then it happens....The movie just sits on my shelf for days, weeks...I watch as the $9.99 monthly fee drains furiously from my bank account without any movies being watched. Should I watch it? I've already wasted so many days. And then to send it back without ever having seen it? OY! But if I wait until I actually want to watch it, months could pass by. Just send it back, Sam. Give up! Admit you made a mistake. You'll pick better next time! Nobody's perfect. I bet a bunch of amazing movies are just about to be released on DVD and then all your problems will be solved!

(By the way, the movie that's sitting on my shelf now is "Transamerica". Let me know if you think it's worth a watch!)

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