Monday, January 23, 2017
Response to Tara McPherson's "Looking Back at the Launch of Netflix Streaming"
The website wouldn't let me post a photo in my comment, so I just started a new post. I'm curious to know what's everyone else's first Netflix memory? What's the most interesting thing you've watched and what's the most embarrassing? I'll give you a hint, I probably watched my most embarrassing within the first few days of having Netflix!
In honour of the 10 year anniversary of Netflix streaming, I thought I would also share my very first streaming experiences. Unfortunately I have never been and probably never will be an early adapter, so I didn't actually get Netflix until college. When I finally convinced my mother I needed Netflix to do my homework and it would save me from driving all over LA to get films from different libraries. (I mean, what's scarier for a mother than having her daughter drive in LA?!?!) So, Fall Semester 2011 Netflix came into my life, and I have never been truly productive again. Looking back at my history is like re-reading old journal entries. I remember fondly the first time I watched Walter White cross that unspoken line into true villain territory (we actually tried to make methylamin in chem lab once), or the month I was completely obsessed with The Buried Life (and I have the signed copy of their book from when they came to my campus to prove it!), or even the hundreds of episodes of How I Met Your Mother I watched in Australia with my ex (I hate that he was right about that show, btw)! So, thanks Netflix, for both ruining my life and making it what it is today. I know you'll always be there for me with another viewing of Love Actually (even when it's not Christmas time) to cheer me up when I need you.
So, without further ado...here is my very first streaming history. (You'll notice I was actually a good girl and watched Hud for my PROD 200 class like I told my mother. And then pretty quickly spent an entire weekend binge watching the terrible US version of Skins when I should have been doing my finals. But, I suppose that pretty much sums up my life now thanks to Netflix.)