I know, I know. Everybody in the whole world has a Netflix subscription. I get it. And I don’t have one. I get that, too.
Part of the reason why I haven’t acquired a Netflix subscription is because, well, I’ve always thought that there were already plenty of shows I could watch that didn’t require me to sign up for a non-cable, a la carte streaming service. I can currently watch all my regular network favorites – comedies like The Big Bang Theory and Son of Zorn and The Good Place; dramas like Empire and Pitch and Timeless; and reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen – all through my cable subscription.
And I can watch my favorite cable shows in the same format. Oh look, there’s a new episode of Bar Rescue, where Jon Taffer is screaming at some bar owner whose tavern is twenty levels below acceptable health department operations… oh wait, it’s a new episode of Gold Rush, where Parker Schnabel finds gold in an area that nobody else will mine, yeah, it’s that episode… oh wait, that’s all the episodes.
A couple of years ago, I added an a la carte HBO service, subscribing to the channel and paying for it directly, without having to pay for it through Time Warner Cable. The decision was a wise choice; I can now watch virtually every HBO television show ever made, present or past, any time I want. Westworld, Game of Thrones, True Detective – good choices.
But now comes the big decision. Should I jump in and get a Netflix account? I can purchase one and watch Netflix shows through my Apple TV account, and I’m more and more inclined to do so.
So I ask you, my trusted blog readers. If I do get a Netflix account, if I was able to talk about the same Netflix shows as everybody else – what Netflix programs would make getting a subscription to the streaming channel worthwhile?
In other words, should I get it for shows like Stranger Things or Orange Is The New Black or the Marvel TV shows? Or are there other Netflix shows that are definitely worth the time? Does the channel have back episodes of other cable dramas like Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead, so that I can go on Facebook and post “don’t tell me what’s happening” spoilers like all the other Walking Dead fans?
In other words, blog readers, give me a reason why you watch Netflix. Give me a show that will make a Netflix subscription worth acquiring.
Right down there in the comments page. Give me a reason. A good one.
In other words, convince me that getting a Netflix account would be a great Christmas present from me to me. 😀