Because apparently one bandwagon at a time is not enough, I went beyond the Facebook thing and just joined Netflix. I’d been considering it for a while, but between nasty inertia-inducing depression and too many other things to not properly deal with, I never got around to it.
Really, it makes sense. I won’t go to movies in the theater, because of my hearing loss, but I really enjoy watching (halfway decent) films with Willem, particularly documentaries and true-to-life sorts of things. It’s a whole lot cheaper than the extended cable, which we can’t continue to afford and don’t adequately use, anyway. And all of my friends are doing it, so it must be cool.
So, tell me: what should I queue? Bear in mind, I signed up at 8:00 last night, spent an hour getting the kids all settled and then watching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas with my beloved – an amazing, fantastic, absorbing movie, truly, go watch it, I’m so glad we didn’t wait until Netflix started appearing – and my computer is running slowly due to two simultaneous virus/adware scans… but I have spent the past two hours adding movies and rating them and wandering, and already have over 100 items waiting to go. If you were to use my past, oh, ten years as a gauge, then that would be well beyond a lifetime’s worth of movies, but I’m hoping that once they start to magically arrive in my mailbox, I’ll watch them and return them and then watch some more.
What are your favorites? What have you seen that you wished you hadn’t? Guide my queue…
(And, God does it feel better not to be depressed.)